The TARDIS - Stockman POD Camper / Trailer

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The TARDIS - Stockman POD Camper / Trailer

Postby Mandrake » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:01 pm

Bought a POD and a tent - found it too uncomfortable on the ground so bought the Camper Tent to fit in the trailer from Stockmans...
It has now been severely worked on with a pullout kitchen bench/drawer - Solar Power on removable aluminium gantry ( see pic )
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This picture is pre - 140 watt panel going in and 100ah AGM battery going in - Table and Chairs slip under the panel and lock away when travelleing there's room up top for a 20 L water Jerry and 20 L Diesel Jerry - The trailer has a 65 L Water tank underneath ..
There's an awning and 1 solid wall - I made a PVC see-through wall for the Kitchen side - keeps out the weather but lets in the light !!
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I now have LED lights inside for reading at night and a 91 LED floodlight for the awning - not as bright as I had hoped but better than some..
We will be carrying Redhead firelogs and starters for small campfires when necessary ..
Waeco 50 litre lives in the Jeep which now sports an 80 watt Solar Panel on the roof to
maintain the cranking battery and an 85ah AGM in the back of Jeep -
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Thats about it ..

Its called TARDIS coz it looks tiny on the outside but opens up quite a bit ..

See you all around .

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Re: The TARDIS - Stockman POD Camper / Trailer

Postby Derek Bullock » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:30 pm

That's a neat looking camper


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Re: The TARDIS - Stockman POD Camper / Trailer

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:16 am

I agree....very neat little camper.....loooking good Mandrake.

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Re: The TARDIS - Stockman POD Camper / Trailer

Postby amanda » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:20 am

I'm wanting to create some type of PVC wall for my trailer - may I ask how you attached yours to the annexe roof? Is it detachable?
It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt - then it's bloody hilarious!
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Re: The TARDIS - Stockman POD Camper / Trailer

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:28 am

Looks like velcro Amanda. I have a friend who has done this and he used velcro also.

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Re: The TARDIS - Stockman POD Camper / Trailer

Postby Mandrake » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:04 am

Self-adhesive Velcro is the best stuff ever ... The awning has fluffy side velcro so all I did was stick the other side spikey bits onto the PVC sheet made tabs for the poles and more Velcro at the back of the kitchen drawer to stop it flapping into the cooker !! and it worked !! LOL ... I don't think it will stand up to a gale but for the sake of $10 I don't think it matters ...

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Re: The TARDIS - Stockman POD Camper / Trailer

Postby amanda » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:16 pm

Excellent! I wasn't aware you could get self adhesive velcro, and that was the part that was worrying me - stitching it on. My trailer also has existing velcro on the awning, so I'll give this a go.
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Re: The TARDIS - Stockman POD Camper / Trailer

Postby Mandrake » Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:59 pm

I get my Velcro from the local $2 chinese shop - its $2.50 a pack of 1 metre ..

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Re: The TARDIS - Stockman POD Camper / Trailer

Postby Mandrake » Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:05 pm

Time for a Tardis update camping buddies ...

The aluminium gantry shown at the beginning of this thread worked BUT was not built or designed to handle the Oodnadatta track and similar ... So it fell apart - rivets popped - support stays snapped - anyway it now resides at Werribee tip minus the solar panel of course ..LOL
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So now we have a permanently mounted 50 watt panel on the POD lid... As I am in the Solar panel business I also have available to me FOC a 100 watt foldup kit - should I need the extra Amps - However with the 140 watt on the Jeeps roof there should be enough power for all my needs ..

The Jeep has also had a bit of modification done in the rear compartment - If you're a Jeep owner you'll know this is quite inadequate a space barely able to take a couple of medium sized suitcases !! - BUT where there is a will and some woodworking ability you get the all new Fridge storage , battery container , tool drawer unit -
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The rear seat can now remain in the upright position and the Waeco sits the right way round for easy access ...
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100 aH battery and a 20 amp solar regulator reside behind the rear passenger seat ...

Looking good for the Kimberley trip ...

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Re: The TARDIS - Stockman POD Camper / Trailer

Postby slug » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:56 am

A few nice addittions Mandrake! Its amazing the difference a little bit of fridge management can do for the back area. I can see why the trailer is almost a necessity though, theres not much room in the Jeep!
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