Friday, 17 July 2015

17/7/2015 - READY for joiner! Zipper pouch curtains, Engel WR40F fridge/freezer, 120 Am/h battery, port-o-loo, etc...

After some minor delays, I am getting excited here because my van is all ready for the cabinet makers (joiners) to create my custom internal frame to have an internal kitchen/fridge on a slide drawer, RV-sized sink on a slide drawer, port-o-loo on a slide drawer, 120 Am/h deep cel maintenance-free battery and 2 water tanks all in one frame.   

Engel MR40F (40L), White/grey port-o-loo, 120 Am/h deep cel battery with custom zipper 3-pouch insulated curtain and
in the box is the RV sink with misc flexible piping. No pictured 2-20L water jugs (1 for grey water, 1 for fresh)

$999 NZD ($652 USD)- so well worth the cost!  :)

I also already have ready my 12-volt strip LED lights, but that will get done after the cabinet is done and installed.  They were cut to be 1.5m long each. I plan in sticking each one up along the length of the interior rear above the side, but below the roof.  It should looks good with lots of light!

However looking back at all the items from this stage of the project, the most important was the CURTAINS!  I wanted insulated light proof curtains, but I also need to maximise all the space I could for storage of everything from light weigh clothes to emergency supplies, etc. So I hired a professional seamstress and he created these curtains for me:

1-basic light proof insulated curtain to separate the front and back of the van

1-basic light proof insulated curtain to cover the sliding door window

2-basic light proof curtains to cover the rear window (rolled up for non-sleep/daytime mode).

3-custom 2 toned top green/bottom orange double insulated with 2 upper smaller zip pockets & 1 longer lower pocket.

Right rear side with 2 custom 3-zip pocket insulated curtains (also viewable the AUX fuel tank pipe)

This Monday, 20/7, begins the custom cabinet work.  This is what the joiner told me.  The joiner will have my van for the entire week. Below are rough CAD sketches give you an idea of what will be getting done!

I am very very very exited to see the end result! More soon... stay tuned!