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Project Bike Hauler

Discussion in 'Other Projects - Other Bikes (non 250's)' started by GreyImport, May 22, 2022.

  1. GreyImport

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    I walked into the store here that was known as "Clarks Rubber" back in the day and picked out the most expensive foam mattress .... even had a chunk cut off to fit the floorplan in the trailer
    Hopefully its comfortable to sleep on ... its very thick and has a good feel to it.

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    Nice fit behind the bed .... walk up easy access :D

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    I thought it was the shitter, but its the fridge. :D
     
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    Can anyone tell what kind of battery this is without me having to pull it out .... I cant see down the sides and it weighs a ton

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    Based on the size, I would guess it is going to be a 12v sla battery of about 150 - 165 Ah. They typically weigh about 40 - 45kg which fits your description. Some dimensions would provide a closer match.
     
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    Just read this in the original 4 sale ad ..... just looking into adding a solar panel to the roof

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    Jaycar should be able to assist with the bits needed... or ARB etc.
     
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    Yea thats half the trouble ... theres a zillion panels and a billion sellers

    I visited a caravan joint last week and its going there to have the 2 windows put in and the stabilser legs done
    They do solar as well but Im having lights and other stuff setup inside eventually by an auto electrician (who Ive used before ) so I may just see what he says/recommends
     
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    I was watching this Video to get some ideas about kitting out the back of the van to make it a bit more livable, but I'm pretty sure I don't a quarter of the tools this guy has, nor do I have a 3D printer, but it's good to see what's possible with a bit of talent and imagination. I thought you might enjoy watching it too. Might give you some options for the hauler.

     
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    I was going to put 2 windows in myself but cutting the opening ... it has to be spot on so the pros can do it .... Im waiting for them to get back to me ... they had 1 window on the shelf and were ordering another

    Im going to put rubber backed carpet on the floor and use the leftovers on the lower sides etc for a bit of insulation

    When a bike is in situ Ill figure out some sort of cupboard/storage up front and somewhere for the sockets for USB and the fridge .... and some sort of headboard between the fridge and bed

    I drove a LWB Series 3 Landrover around Australia 35+ years ago (first marriage honeymoon) and built in a roof vent ,bed, storage, cupboards ,sink/tap, mini TV setup , in the back and that was in the days when there wasnt much "off the shelf" stuff around

    The carpentry in that vid is too good for my skills and Ill have to grow a man bun to use a sewing machine :confused: :D

    If I had your van I would put in a swing down bed like this on 1 side ..... so it can be locked up and out of the way when not needed

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    Yep, the swing down bed has been on the 'to do' list since I bought it. It's such a good idea. I just have to get around to doing it.
     
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    Well built piece of kit ... but way too heavy ..... Ill have to figure out how to setup,setdown and store it on the trailer in 2 pieces using some push in /pull out pins at the hinge points
    Also a metal bar that sits in the tow hitch for it to rest on

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    It had a rough journey

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    Could you make a hinge at the back of trailer floor and using two cables attached to the centre pivot bolts up to a winch at top to fold in the middle and fit inside when the door closed?
     
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    Hmmm what is underneath the trailer floor? Could you colt on slides to slide it underneath and have pins to lock it in position so it cant slide out... Some alloy channel with a strip of plastic for it to slide on perhaps.
    It may sit too low with that rear tow hitch though....
     

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