That looks a very sturdy construction! (a lot more so than mine)
What is the plan for the bit between the back doors and the partition?
I mainly ask because it looks from the photos that by the time you are all in there and all the bits and pieces (beer and food for instance) that you are going to be getting very close to being over 3500 Kg !!
Or is the plan to get it up rated ?
If it's a maxi I think you can go up to 4000 Kg
It's very sturdy, but with two children it needs to be.
The back of the bulkhead will have peg board on so we can hang things like folding chairs/tables from it. It's only a few inches deep.
We're not adding much else, so we don't expect to be over the 3500kg limit, but time will tell.
My wife and two girls went down to Devon in Mabel for a week visiting her parents. We hadn't finished the awning but they didn't need it as they would spend most of the time at her parents.
It went very well, but the girls didn't like how high the beds were.
We then used this for a week at a camp site last week, and it was awesome.
First time setting up, and we were done in under 2 hours. That included half an hour strapping up one corner of the awning as the plastic bracket holding the leg snapped. Not great.
With a bit of use I reckon we can get that down to under an hour.
The week did highlight that the bed layout needs improving. The top bunks are too high meaning that it's going to be difficult for them to get in as they get older.
We also need a roof vent, as it gets a bit stuffy at night with the door closed. This wasn't an issue this week as we were on a known camp site, so just slept with the awning closed but the side door open. We won't be able to do that when wild camping, which is something we'd like to be able to do.
We used our old camping fridge and Cadac BBQ. This meant the only thing we couldn't do in the van was go to the loo. That's now our next priority after lowering the beds and fitting the roof vent. The beds will done this weekend, and hopefully we can squeeze in the roof vent as well.