couple are both professionals who both work hard & often
one of them is away on work for long periods of time so there
dream is to use there camper for long exploration's particularly
on the continent when they are both together on leave. With
this in mind they chose the Dreamaker for its storage advantage & Royal
Cassette toilet hidden away. We added quite a few extras to
facilitate these expeditions which I will describe below.
It didn't take long for George & Liz to pick the Finishes.
They went with Vohringer's American cherry for the upstands & Vohringers
Puntinella for the work surfaces complimented with Gun metal
edging. Altro's Walkway Tundra was chosen for the floor finish,
very much of a shade of the body colour Natural Grey.
Although this conversion will have Reimo's Superflat elevating roof www.reimo.com
for vw t5 swb/ this conversion is only required to sleep two. They can of course
add a roof bed later if they find the need to turn it into a 4 berth...
The Dealmaker's Kitchen includes Waeco's CR-50 Coolmatic premium 12V compressor
fridge which uses up to half the energy of 3 way fridges www.waeco.com
fact Waeco make 3 similar looking fridges including this one but one has only
40 litres & has a separate compressor taking up space & the other has
poor internal features.
This conversion also has Smev's 8005 series extra deep sink with electric tap & Smev's
8022 2 burner piezo electric ignition hob. As usual the gas hob installation
with one turn safety valve will be signed off by our Gas Safe registered engineer.
Underneath the hob will be our large cutlery draw which is very useful & can
still be opened when the table is up on its sliding rail. In this conversion
as it is a LWB the couple have elected to have 2 rails end to end to increase
the front to rear coverage of the table with an enhanced leg.
What makes this conversion a bit different is that the couple have gone for 48
Litre of under floor fresh water tanks with hidden fill up. this means no holes
in the side. The Tanks were fitted with CAK's 3/4's empty float switch & an
LED to display when at that state .Grey waste is sent to the outside of the vehicle & accessed
by a pipe that pulls out when required. When on site they can add on the extension
hose & collect in a waste canister.
The Zig CF8 control panel is responsible for 240V hook up battery charging & splitting.
As with any 240V installation there is a compliant consumer unit in the rear
cupboard. The couple as most do chose to uprate the 110 Amp Lead Acid battery
to an Absorbed Glass Matt Battery (AGM) which charges higher, quicker & lasts
much longer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VRLA_battery
As this is a "stealth camper" 240V hook up is done via the rear of
the vehicle underneath.
Lighting is all warm white LED as standard. George & Liz loved the LED Day
shelf above the worktop & reinforced the standard lighting with a Silver
LED Gooseneck above the passenger front seat. Useful for both illumination upstairs & down.
At the rear of the Dreamaker cabinet a Recreational shower has been fitted which
draws off the under floor tanks. This can also be requested even if the under
floor tanks have not been chosen. This shower point is useful for washing off
sand, mud etc...
be making our usual M1 crash tested Seatbed tuned by us
for maximum width & headroom. These Seat beds are designed,
tested & manufactured with 3 point seat belts.
The seat bed will be clothed in Classic grey/Place cloth to match the new T5
Extra storage is available in the dead area above the work top next to the rear
wardrobe. In a LWB we can fit two Tambour door top lockers, in this instance
one was requested with a shelf.
In the rear wardrobe George & Liz couldn't decide if they wanted shelves
or a hanging rail so decided we should fit both & make the shelves removable.
Externally the couple wanted to take advantage of the benefits of a drive away
awning so we fitted Reimo's LWB T5 Multi rail on the Left-hand side so the awning
could be attached www.reimo.com