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blackwolf



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

That is a beautiful vehicle and a very impressive conversion! Very, very nice! Thumbs Up

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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Ditto above, perfect overlander. Very nice! Thumbs Up Bow down James

MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red

Post #709019 24th May 2018 10:32pm
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wyvern



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Firenze Red

blackwolf wrote:
That is a beautiful vehicle and a very impressive conversion! Very, very nice! Thumbs Up


Its going to look even better with the raised air intake ... (which is due delivery on Saturday - many thanks !!)

Thumbs Up Poppy - TDCI (Puma) 110XS 2.2 - Camper conversion
Elgar -TDCI(Puma) 110XS Dormobile - now sold
Devon & Cornwall 4x4 Response - DC126

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X4SKP



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 SW Stornoway Grey

Hello wyvern

I've been following this with interest...
Elgar severed you well but Poppy raises the bar...good job Thumbs Up

Good luck... SKIP.

Post #709084 25th May 2018 9:57am
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Rosco



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Montalcino Red

Looks like a well thought out and extremely well executed conversion. Thumbs Up

I'll keep following with interest to see how the fine tuning with this set up goes. Very different to Elgar. 2007 - Stornoway Grey 90 XS SW - Gone
2002 - Black Discovery II - Gone
2014 - Montalcino Red 110 XS SW

Post #709114 25th May 2018 1:18pm
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wyvern



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Firenze Red

Time for an update ! (pictures to follow!)

Since the last post I have been busy and fitted a 23ltr water tank in the passenger door unit with a small demand pump and a curly garden shower hose and head at the back door.
We discussed having a sink and taps but after much deliberation decided to forgo fitting one as we rarely used the one fitted to the previous 110, and my partner wanted some flexibility with where to cook.
The system works very well, with a small pump and simple on off switch.
Tank - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B074CYM...;psc=1Pump - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01MTNB...&psc=1
Hose - http://www.diy.com/departments/verve-plast...081_BQ.prd

I mounted the gas bottle under the outside of the Left rear wing in the same fashion as with the Dormobile set up.
its out side so no worries about gas collecting in any lockers. I have fitted an on/off switch inside the vehicle by the rear door, and a bayonet connect for the hose so as we can cook inside or outside the vehicle as needed. The cooker is stored in the long box in the back and can be placed where ever needed.
Cooker - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00U90V...&psc=1
Connectors - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B075765...&psc=1

I added a strip of small LEDS around the lower bed frame to illuminate the rear which work very well - cheap as chips and perfect for the job!
Lights - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00HSF6...&psc=1

Rear door and window grills added to the back to help with security and to hang things too, courtesy of another forum member here - (cheers!!, and after the Peterborough landrover show, have added a rear door stay (that is amazing !!) along with a remote control for the cab heater (- which means we can turn it on without getting out of the bed !) And some thin rubber matting to protect the tops of the units was another bargain!
Door stay - http://www.4x4overlander.com/product/nakat...or-stay-2/
Heater remote kit - http://www.nakatanenga.de/en/lighting/acce...nar-heater

From various stands at the show I bought a set of Jate rings for the front recovery points, padded magnetic window blackouts that work very well, some upgraded security measures, and a set of sand tracks, which will be mounted over the drivers side rear window some time in the future.

An upgrade to the bed mattress in the form of a double thick self inflating Kip Matress meant that my partner can have the 2 singles for her D5 to use when needed.
Mattress - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kampa-Kip-Double-S...lating+mat

We have used the vehicle numbers times over the summer and all in all its been VERY good! The 270 TufTrek awning and sides work really well - but are still a little tight to fit one pole at times - but have discussed that with them and know how to fix that.

Off camping in the Peaks soon so more picture and reports soon.

(There is a red 110 somewhere in there ! )

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 Poppy - TDCI (Puma) 110XS 2.2 - Camper conversion
Elgar -TDCI(Puma) 110XS Dormobile - now sold
Devon & Cornwall 4x4 Response - DC126

Post #733953 9th Oct 2018 10:31pm
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Badger110



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Buckingham Blue

Some lovely work Wyvern.

I'm considering a pop top for our conversion, how do you find the x vision x set up compared to a doormobile?

Is the restriction with the x vision x over the doormobile in space availble when they are opened a negative for you or something you have gotten used to?

Cheers

Post #733955 9th Oct 2018 10:50pm
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wyvern



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Firenze Red

Hi Badger

We looked at a number of options and various pop tops, and X-vision-x ticked all the boxes for us, being the lightest, having the lowest profile and cost, as well as retaining a standard roof rack.

Alucab icarus was a real contender but is much heavier and higher than the X-Vision-X, and had a solid bed board.

The Dormobile roof is a sideways opening pop top with a lot of canvas involved, and only recently gone for a full base bed area. Benefits of the dormobile is that its a full length pop top so you can stand up in all areas of the cab, its very bright inside due to the canvas, and they have a version for a 90 that works very well.
We never had a dormobile roof fitted to our previous 110 as we needed a roof-rack for carrying our canoes, and the dormobile set up prevents fitting a rack due to its mode of operation and being made of GRP.

We don't notice any restrictions with the x-vision-x roof, as we can stand up in the back and not touch the roof with the bed up, there is a place to stand when getting changed and into bed, and we can still use the area under the bed when its down. When in bed its not cramped and has plenty of fresh air, and the slatted bed allows heat from the cab hater to warm the bottom of the mattress keeping us very toasty at night.

there is a version of the X-Vision-X that has a front opening to the pop top too that makes a very high ‘W’ shape so as you can sleep with your heads over the driver seat as well ... its very popular but again reduces the use of a roof rack.

Each type of roof has pros and cons and we choose ours to suit our style of camping and traveling.
Hope that helps
Thumbs Up Poppy - TDCI (Puma) 110XS 2.2 - Camper conversion
Elgar -TDCI(Puma) 110XS Dormobile - now sold
Devon & Cornwall 4x4 Response - DC126

Post #733967 10th Oct 2018 6:41am
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Badger110



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Buckingham Blue

Lovely reply, it's cleared up some thoughts i had.

I think i will go with a pop top from Dormobile, the x vision x and icarus are nice, but costs are too much for what i'll gain ( the sleeping area and use of a roofrack ), whereas the extra head room from the dormobile is what i primarily want.

I'll work on a double bunk set up to intergrate into what i've already built after the pop top has been fitted.


Thanks for the time replying Thumbs Up

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