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PostSubject: New wheels...bought in Glasgow...lives in Liverpool   Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:33 pm

Just picked this up from Glasgow. 67500 miles 1991 Japanese factory conversion, got a neat solar system on there.....drives lovely 7000




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PostSubject: Re: New wheels...bought in Glasgow...lives in Liverpool   Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:53 pm

Looks really nice!

Do you have any pictures from inside? Would be curious to the layout
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PostSubject: Re: New wheels...bought in Glasgow...lives in Liverpool   Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:50 pm

These are not such hi-res but you get the idea. I love the design on the inside. Really good use of space for a tiny van - I am used to having a big bugger of a van (previously had a VW LT35 and a Merc Tabbert 307D - both had a lot of space including shower and WC room)
The bed in the pop up is pretty uncomfortable to be fair, so I'll be putting a memory foam topper up there. The finish on the conversion is top quality - so much so Wellhouse, a well known motorhome conversion company in Sheffield, imported the van and used it a model for their own conversions on Hiaces and Bongos!





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PostSubject: Re: New wheels...bought in Glasgow...lives in Liverpool   Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:41 pm

Lovely van. My favourite camper layout in fact.

I know you can't see out the door as the cooker has that view, but unlike the SC the rear windows are clear, and the table in the back and the ability to walk around and sit at the table is ace.
Also I think the middle seat rotates so you do get a side-door view if you want.

That door in the sill I think must go underneath, the van has quite a bit of space under the floor so I guess the factory used it for gas storage etc?
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PostSubject: Re: New wheels...bought in Glasgow...lives in Liverpool   Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:55 pm

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Lovely van. My favourite camper layout in fact.

I know you can't see out the door as the cooker has that view, but unlike the SC the rear windows are clear, and the table in the back and the ability to walk around and sit at the table is ace.
Also I think the middle seat rotates so you do get a side-door view if you want.

That door in the sill I think must go underneath, the van has quite a bit of space under the floor so I guess the factory used it for gas storage etc?

Which door do you mean? Do you mean sink? If so I have a water bottle and large gas bottle under there.

The middle seat does rotate, which is handy.

I really love the layout and also the overall minimalist design and the van is a dram to drive, just like a car...except not quite as economical affraid
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PostSubject: Re: New wheels...bought in Glasgow...lives in Liverpool   Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:11 pm

This door:



They are thirstier than a modern Trafic yes, I've added 75-90 synth diff oil to mine, I'm also switching to Synth DIIIH in the autobox and the next service will put Synth in the engine (5W30 for the 3.0L 1KZ-TE) which I'm hoping will help slightly.

Campers are never super economical though, even modern ones. Oh yes - I'm fitting cruise control too - an Ap60 unit, the ability to drift along at 60mph will I think be the biggest saving Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New wheels...bought in Glasgow...lives in Liverpool   Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:21 am

ahh sorry I was being a bit thick there! The waste water system is behind that door!
This van is more economical than my VW LT and the Merc/Hymer - I used just over half a tank from Glasgow to Liverpool - 225 miles - pretty decent that - think the tank is 70l on this one, so that is a return of just over 30mpg....happy with that like
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