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Improvements and changes to a camper trailer


The first thing I changed on the camper was the water pump. The original pump was very noisy which I replaced with a shurflo pump (I think that was the name), much quieter. I also made a stainless steel box to house the pump in. The other change I recently made was to replace the original shockers with Pedder shockers. The original shockers on the drivers side had completely collapsed. Whilst the mechanic was doing that I mentioned to him that the drivers side wheels seemed closer to the chassis than the passenger side. After he was happy with the realignment of the wheels, he said that was the best he could do. He told me that the chassis was out of square. Oh well at least the tyre arent scrubbing out anymore. The other thing I made was a bike rack.

I'm new to this forum, so I hope I haven't doubled up on someone else's post, or broken any rules.

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Welcome Brendan.

Don't worry about breaking any rules, there are many on here that have done that overtime including me, and no doubt that will continue to be the case.

There are a lot of knowledgeable folks on here that are only too happy to assist others with any problems so enjoy your stay on the GN forum.



-- Edited by Magnarc on Sunday 3rd of December 2023 08:27:38 AM

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It's good to see you attacking the issues with positive thoughts. One needs this to be a successful caravan/camper owner. Self help is critical to resolving the seemingly never ending problems that arise. A most memorable experience was spending 3-4 hours in a caravan park in Midland WA cutting, drilling and fitting an Anderson Hitch to the 'van and the tug. The tug spare wheel meant reducing the length of the solid steel hitch insert and redrilling the locking hole. The nicest comment I have received came from the 'van owner across the path who complimented me for not yelling or swearing throughout the process.

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Thanks,Magnarc, for your encouragement and also thankyou, Ric, I agree that good neighbours are worth their weight in gold.
Cussing's a funny thing, when you're on your own it can help you focus. But in company it's not much more than bad manners. While I'm here ,I might mention that I'd love to here what other folk have done to their home/van in regards to improvements, adaptions or repairs. Or maybe there's another post already covering this subject.
Cheers



-- Edited by Aging into the night on Wednesday 6th of December 2023 10:27:47 PM

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I don't know if there is another area somewhere to share this enhancement/improvement stuff. I'm no different to many owners, having modified a camper trailer, a pop top and now a Euro van we bought new. New Solar and improvements, new dining table and stand, extra folding kitchen bench, WiFi router, grey water tank and plumbing, extra sliding baskets. Extra external awning.... The list goes on. Add in the repairs and the down time with a van for me has been quite active.

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