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    Luton vans.

    If I ever build another van, it’s going to be a Luton....
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    Luton vans.

    If I ever build another van, it’s going to be a Luton....
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    Newbie van choice

    Hi Jim, what have you used to line your bathroom? Thanks, Stevie
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    This beats a Luton...

    Spotted this Motorcraft 8x8 MAN camper in Bettyhill on the north coast last week. I guess, if you had that sort of money, you just couldn’t not have one.....
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    Luton vans.

    Good question. I guess the height must put some folk off, or perhaps the look? I suppose that had a Luton come my way, I might have considered one. Tbh, never considered one, why? I don’t know. There you go, my contribution is of no use in finding an answer!
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    Updated Conversion Regs From 21 October 19. Graphics And Awning Now Required.

    As I mentioned earlier in this thread, it appears that not all the external features are required, a grey area perhaps? I intend using a free standing awning as the full height side door means a body mounted awning sticks up above the roofline of the van. I guess only time will tell... I’ll try...
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    Hello to all,from another Newbie

    I’d make a note of the time and day of the call and have the free tax. I mean, you’ve tried to be totally honest...... if you’re really concerned, ask a local traffic cop, explain what dvla said. I know his answer will be something like ‘bl**dy dvla’ and a shrug.
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    Hello to all,from another Newbie

    As regards extra seating. Assuming you mean for extra passengers? I’d be tempted to keep a single or double seat from your strip out. They’ll be legal with belts, proper mounts etc. Watch how much weight goes behind the back axle. Having said this, if you’re removing a load of heavy stuff from...
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    Test thread

    No problems here Jim
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    Hello to all,from another Newbie

    That’s a lot of work you don’t have to do! Looking forward to see how you go with your plans. Good luck with your project. Stevie
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    Hello to all,from another Newbie

    My non negotiable in my build was a fixed king size bed! Look at your floor space and see what fits where. I’ve got my bed on a platform in the rear half of the van, water tank and boot space underneath. Perhaps an old caravan bathroom might do the trick for you?
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    Hello to all,from another Newbie

    Hi Alan and welcome. As you’ll find be reading through old threads, first thing you need is a plan! Sounds sort of obvious, but working out the needs and wants can be a fair old task in itself. The other biggie is budget. It’s related to the above, like if you want an up to date compressor...
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    Best features of a motorhome

    It’s all about what is important for you. As I’ve stated many times, for me it was a big permanent bed, no compromise. You need to have a real good think of what your needs and wants are, work out what you won’t compromise on and you will hopefully have a half decent guide as to what to buy...
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    Updated Conversion Regs From 21 October 19. Graphics And Awning Now Required.

    Looking at the new regs I don’t see a problem for a vast majority of conversions. Perhaps the roof height issue may turn out to the stickler for some. It does appear that windows and graphics are the biggies ( with all the internal requirements of course), the bit on the check list for external...
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    Helper springs

    The bloody annoying thing is that I was offered some heavy duty springs a couple of years ago and thought I wouldn’t need them...... There’s a lesson here somewhere.
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