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listerdiesel

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We designed and built our trailer home in 2011, after many years of going to shows with the engines on trailer and camping out.

While not a motorhome, almost all of the habitation stuff is applicable to motorhomes, plus we had an easier job in many ways as the trailer body was square and flat inside so no 'funny' curves etc.

The job involved designing the chassis, actually making it at our metalbashers in Eastbourne, then getting the trailer built on the chassis and finally fitting it out.

It took us 2 months to build from scratch, but we started the drawings the previous autumn. We did everything apart from the main chassis welding as we didn't have the facilities, but we did get involved putting the smaller brackets etc on. Gas, electric and water were fitted, we put a refillable cylinder inside at the rear, separate from the habitation section and fitted three filler points so we could access them wherever the pumps were located in most garages.

The whole build blog is on our websites, link in my signature below.

It has been to Europe three times and to many shows in the UK. We have added lots of bits and pieces like solar panels etc etc and still find the odd thing to spend money on.

A proper motorhome would be nice when we give up carrying the engines, but for now this does the job very well. The trailer weighs almost exactly 3.5 tonnes with the engine loaded.







Peter




 


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There is always something to do!

Still chasing a niggling water leak around the waterworks of the shower and water inlet, not huge but a PITA when you know is shouldn't leak at all.

Changed the rear top marker LED lamps for brighter types this afternoon, the old ones had to be prised off their Sikaflex bed, but all came away with no problems and the new ones are in place. Just going outside again to re-connect them.

Rear-view cameras are also on the work list, have laid in the wiring and feeds up to the front and the transmitter is wired and running.

Other than that, all is well and everything is working fine after our trip to County Durham last weekend.

Peter



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