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Advice on Onsite Caravan Renos

Postby PiscesLady » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:41 am

Hi all,

I have just bought an onsite van and annexe and am hoping to take out the built in seating in the van and replace it with some kitchen cupboards/drawers/bench as this will give me more storage and a more user friendly food preparation area. Can any one advise if this would be an easy enough job for a "challenged" woman in the DYI stakes :oops:

I then want to knock out the bed frame and replace it with a bed that would be easier to get in an out of - at the moment it's like climbing into a box , and I'm not quite ready for that stage of my life !

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Re: Advice on Onsite Caravan Renos

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:50 am

Where are you or the van located Di??
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Re: Advice on Onsite Caravan Renos

Postby PiscesLady » Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:01 pm

Hi GypsyLady,

My van is at South Durrass, on the NSW South Coast.

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Re: Advice on Onsite Caravan Renos

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:50 pm

Thanks Di, unfortunately I have no contacts down that way at all so can not offer any advice on who to see re your reno.

We will have to rely on other forum members to help with advice in that area.

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Re: Advice on Onsite Caravan Renos

Postby PiscesLady » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:31 pm

Thanks Gypsy. Hopefully i will be able to most of the renos myself. I just need to know how easy it would be to remove the couch thingy, and what I need to be careful of not doing! I don't want to make too much work for myself !

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Re: Advice on Onsite Caravan Renos

Postby Pauly » Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:07 am

Your basic van set up is a timber or aluminium frame that is lined then all your other bits get stabled/screwed in. You should be able to remove anything from the inside of the van you just might have patch any holes that are left.
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Re: Advice on Onsite Caravan Renos

Postby PiscesLady » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:30 am

Thanks Pauly. I think I could manage that ! I'll go down in 2 weeks time armed with the cordless screwdriver !

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Re: Advice on Onsite Caravan Renos

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:22 am

Just be careful there is no electrical wiring....

Also ask at the CP where the van is onsite, there may be a little old handyman there who is more than happy to assist you Di.
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Re: Advice on Onsite Caravan Renos

Postby PiscesLady » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:10 pm

Good idea Gypsy ! Thanks

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Re: Advice on Onsite Caravan Renos

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:15 pm

If you have net access there, take some pics and post them up if you get stuck. But I always find that pulling things apart is relatively easy... putting them back together, well, that's another story :oops:
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Re: Advice on Onsite Caravan Renos

Postby PiscesLady » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:57 pm

Another great suggestion OzzyCamperBoy! I can take the pics and then upload them when I get home, as I will only be there for a day at a time until I get it "liveable". I'll take a few tools down there in a week or two and see what I can manage to pull out. I'll start with the bed frame first, that should be simple enough !!

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Re: Advice on Onsite Caravan Renos

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:01 pm

Good idea Di, if you get stuck you can always still sleep on a mattress on the floor.
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