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lozza



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camper build

change of plans...going to have ago at this




advice very much appreciated

loz

Post #764536 20th Mar 2019 8:57pm
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BigRuss



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Santorini Black

There’s no side windows for the rest passengers when driving along Russell
2011MY 110 XS USW Black

Post #764580 21st Mar 2019 1:03am
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Mash



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Guernsey 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Nato Green

Great conversion, I’d think of improvements to the structure strength in a roll over. 90 wolf - Jasmin http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic39408.html
90 V8 - Maggie http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic42564.html
110 TD5 - Buggsy http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic59029.html
D3 Hse - Fiona
Capri 2l S - Anna

Think I might have a problem............

Post #764581 21st Mar 2019 1:55am
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lozza



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hi,not carrying passengers just me and the wife

what sort of strengthening are you thinking of without going for an internal roll cage,i am thinking about an external cab cage

i am thinking of a box about 300mm higher than the cab with a pop top taking it to 2.1 internal height when raised,side door behind drivers seat,possibly front swivel seats,

hot and cold running water...what system

heating ...e-bay night heater

electrics .....


what else?


loz

Post #764588 21st Mar 2019 6:43am
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BigRuss



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Santorini Black

Then don’t worry about those windows....

A lot of roof tents use Bunje cords on the fabric to pull the sides in when closing them so you don’t need to spend as much time poking the sides in.

If you had a side door you can mount an awning above it on the side making a nice outside area.

Storage inside is great but what about storage to access from the outside for items you don’t want to have to drag into your bedroom to put away (dirty stuff, oils, camping chairs, rubbish etc).

As for strengthening what’s the protection case? Roll over, it a tree branch etc.... is it to protect the vehicle or you? Russell
2011MY 110 XS USW Black

Post #764598 21st Mar 2019 7:57am
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BigRuss



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United Kingdom 2010 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Santorini Black

And don’t forget to insulate Russell
2011MY 110 XS USW Black

Post #764599 21st Mar 2019 7:58am
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wyvern



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Firenze Red

I have been converting my 110 to a camper over the last few months and have listed all the additional equipment and location in the thread .

I would start simple and see (work on the KISS principal - you may have to fit it in the wild!) - and be very careful of your overall weight as its very easy to overload the vehicle when you have that much space available ...

Visit one of the land rover shows and talk to various owners and look at how they have done things - there are many ways of achieving the same result and one way may be perfect for you.

hope that helps
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http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic56530.html Poppy - TDCI (Puma) 110XS 2.2 - Camper conversion
Elgar -TDCI(Puma) 110XS Dormobile - now sold
Devon & Cornwall 4x4 Response - DC126

Post #764604 21st Mar 2019 8:18am
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gtmotorsport



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England 2006 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Zermatt Silver

Worth considering the weight distribution in respect of making sure you equal it out as best you can from one side to the other to avoid handling issues. Equally if you look at the Land rover 101 builds (still a dream) you may pick up some ideas and inspiration and I would say as has been said already work in an awning.

Post #764611 21st Mar 2019 8:48am
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lozza



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thanks for all the advice/ideas keep em coming...poppy looks great out of interest did you ever have her weighed fully loaded

loz

Post #764614 21st Mar 2019 8:56am
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leeds



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United Kingdom 

If you get half a chance get across to the Bad Kissingen show in Germany. This year it is mid June. Probably the biggest and best overland show in Europe. The main car parks and camping areas are a treasure trove of ideas and the equipment/vehicles on offer at the show are often from firms not known in the U.K.



Brendan

Post #764617 21st Mar 2019 9:05am
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wyvern



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Firenze Red

Hi Loz,
not been on a weigh bridge, but am confident that the weight is well with in limits as the removal of the 2nd and 3rd row seats equal the weight of the units and the roof is quite low due to the way its been constructed.
I will pop it onto the scales one day when its fully loaded before our summer trip to Slovenia... Poppy - TDCI (Puma) 110XS 2.2 - Camper conversion
Elgar -TDCI(Puma) 110XS Dormobile - now sold
Devon & Cornwall 4x4 Response - DC126

Post #764646 21st Mar 2019 12:53pm
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lozza



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progress today

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can i clean the ecu out ?

loz

Post #764701 21st Mar 2019 6:35pm
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Whirly90



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England 1996 Defender 110 300 Tdi HT Zambezi Silver

Instead of building your own it would save a whole lot of time if you fitted one of these. It would bolt straight on, it's insulated and fitted with a heater.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ex-MOD-Marshall...SwM6VcbCSx

Post #764915 22nd Mar 2019 10:51pm
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lozza



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they do need a subframe built,25 yr old 5 ft high ......no thanks

Post #764971 23rd Mar 2019 1:00pm
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lozza



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building begins

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