blinds

Rear blind

This is the rear blind (I have a tailgate van).And from the other side.Offering the blind up to the opened tailgate.  One thing that I found tricky was getting it central, since there’s no easy reference point.Hole I drilled in the bottom, I had to make it a bit larger Read more…

By Heathy, ago
blinds

Fitting the blinds

Quite a long break, but back on the van.  Time to fit the blinds at last. Following the supplied instructions I used the included fixings (and drill bit tool) and drilled them straight through the plastic frame of the blind and then on-into the metalwork of around the window.  I Read more…

By Heathy, ago
electrical

Tow bar electrics

Finally got around to connecting up the remaining wiring for the tow bar electrics. These are there connections behind the headlight switch on the dashboard.And the connections to the vehicle battery.  I also placed the fuse block in a strong plastic bag to protect it from any moisture.

By Heathy, ago
furniture

Table(s) time

Time to fit some tables. These are the rivnut fixings or the swivel table near the sliding side door.Bracket fitted.Fixings under the table. All done! And now to the other table. Table in place on the rail I fitted.

By Heathy, ago
blinds

What colour?

Well the good news is the blinds arrived, but…. They are the wrong colour!Easier to see in this photo.So a quick call to the guys at Vanshades and a subsequent quick trip over to them to work out what happened.  They have a set of swatches so you can choose Read more…

By Heathy, ago
electrical

Still wiring and the fridge too

Time to fit the fridge into place.  I did some checking and there are a couple of different mounting frames you can buy for the fridge but after checking with the Evo furniture guys it was apparent that I didn’t need either.There are two fixing holes on each side of Read more…

By Heathy, ago
blinds

Looking at blinds

Just got back from meeting Pete at VanShades to look at their blinds. They’re in their impressive new premises now and I must say their product looks very good indeed too.  Frankly I don’t think there’s any competition/alternative if you want a neat/tidy completely blackout solution. Pete was very helpful, explaining Read more…

By Heathy, ago
electrical

More wiring, including lights

Connections done for the light switches, USB socket and mains socket.  I used the rubber feet to offset the three individual units so they were flush with the frame.Bottom panel done. Top switch panel, pump indicator/switch and LPG level gauge. Top panel done. Whole panel view.   Fusebox and negative Read more…

By Heathy, ago
seating

Fitting the seat/bed

This photo shows the two bolts which pass upwards through the RIB fitting kit under the floor.  The bolts have to be inserted this way so they don’t clash with the spare wheel. The other five bolts are supposed to point downwards and each have a spreader-plate (I rust-proofed them Read more…

By Heathy, ago