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Old 01-23-2014, 04:49 PM   #46
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:20 AM   #47
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I'm interested in more info and photos of the van. The new Ford Transit is a few months away and I like the idea of being indoors high and dry, locked and secured. The sleeping arrangements and storage are of great interest.

I'm getting too old to sleep on the ground crawling in on my hands and knees.

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Hey RedDogAlberta, this is one for you.

So the van is what we would class as luxury camping, although others may disagree with this!

Bit hard to photo the inside but here it is....



There is a bed built at the back, high enough to created storage underneath, low enough to sleep on...just! Often enjoy smashing my head on the roof whilst crawling into bed :-).



Under the bed (accessed through the back doors of the van) we have 2 large boxes containing all our riding gear. Spare parts, oil, tools etc, are stored down the sides, under the bed.
Under the bed at the front we have 2 more boxes, one with food, and another with all cooking stuff. In the space in front of the bed we have 2 more boxes containing clothes etc, gas bottle and cooler box. All in all, a lot of shit in a small space!

To top it all we also have 3 solar panels and a deep cycle battery that provide us with enough battery to charge phones, laptops etc. These were kind of a rushed purchase from 3 French guys in a store car park :-). Great to have, pain to store. We would ideally place them on the roof, but Zach left his roof rack in New Mexico.....



Cooking facilities are stored in box, but look like this...



Shower facilities look like this.....



And as for toilet facilities......:-)!



Think that is about it..but if you have any other questions fire away.

Sorry if English terms are used here instead of American, still trying to grasp your strange language :-D!

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Old 01-30-2014, 11:36 AM   #48
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I think that's a great setup. You really maximized your space in the van.

Also sounds like you've got a handle on the "strange" American language... Rear & roof, not boot and hood... :

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Old 01-30-2014, 09:17 PM   #49
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Your photos all look the same.
Is your photobucket account filled up?
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:00 AM   #50
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Your photos all look the same.
Is your photobucket account filled up?
Oh yeah, looks like we have exceeded our bandwidth, will take a look for other options.
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:15 AM   #51
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:24 AM   #52
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Cheers, looking into Flicr now.....hopefully have photos soon!!!
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:13 AM   #53
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Cheers, looking into Flicr now.....hopefully have photos soon!!!
Nice thing about flickr is the ability to post various sizes of picture w/o modifying the actual puicture.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:37 PM   #54
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Nice thing about flickr is the ability to post various sizes of picture w/o modifying the actual puicture.

Humm, I only seem to be able to post small pictures! I seem to be no good with this sort of stuff! Oh well, I guess small pictures are better than no pictures!
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:07 PM   #55
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Nonono IIRC if you rightclick on you mouse youll se the various size options...
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:36 PM   #56
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Nonono IIRC if you rightclick on you mouse youll se the various size options...
Thanks, found it now. As it has just taken me most of the day to find all the photos, post them the Flickr, then to this site I think only photos going forward on this report will be the larger size
Appreciate the help
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Oh yeah, looks like we have exceeded our bandwidth, will take a look for other options.
https://imageshack.com is free & has no limits

i like your van setup!
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:10 PM   #58
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https://imageshack.com is free & has no limits

i like your van setup!
Thanks. I am using Flickr now, but appreciate the info.
Yeah the van is luxury compared to what we are used to!
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Just a test....
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Just a test....
Hmm, no worky..
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