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03/10/13
Picked up a sink on Gumtree very cheap , its cleaned up like new , even though it is an older style, when I mount it under the bench and make a nice pine board to insert when not in use , it will look more up to date.

Also a Thetford service door, these are not cheap , however picked it up off Gumtree for less than half price new in box.

Grabbed a few pieces of timber, will need much more than this , will just get it a little at a time as I need it.

I have a few things for sale on Gumtree that will hopefully fund immediate future purchases.

Why did I buy this? Because it's 2400X1200 X 19mm insulation for only $7.


05/10/2013

Felt like it was Xmass today, after finding a screen security door just the right width to modify for the camper I then found the genuine article for only $8 at the recycle shop with only slight damage at the base and no hinges, had to pinch myself.

I will combine the two to make the completed door and this is an absolutely  massive.


19/10/2013

Camec hinges have arrived and the timber pile is getting bigger. Will be going to the Hobart Car Boot Trash & Treasure markets tomorrow you just never know what you may pick up.


23/10/2013

Dibond knockoff off-cut picked up for $8 at the Hobart Tip shop, this is it after I already cut out the section for the Gas bottle enclosure.


01/11/2013

Purchased most of the plywood chose a nice wood grain finish for the interior walls, glue (Bondcrete) and a few other odds and ends today.


21/11/2013

Guess what they use to package and protect polystyrene sheets , more polystyrene sheets !!, had to laugh got twice what I ordered.

This is the highest grade (H grade) this supplier sells and when cut with a sharp Stanley blade (box cutter) it makes very little mess and it is very strong too.


26/12/2013

Have purchased the water filler, fendervelt and ceiling plywood.


06/02/2014

Picked up 2 way  fridge off Gumtree, this is it after a paint job and  new front slid in, cost me 1/4 the price of new , works very well


22/05/2014

Over the last few months have ordered lights and components for the switch & Fuse panel from Dx.com and Amazon will be making up the panel soon .


12/06/2014

My new range-hood & roof vent arrived today, really have been putting the pennies away for these items for some time.


15/06/2014

Finally came across some suitable jacks for the camper online for a great price, they will need some modifying  which is a small price to pay as they can be very expensive new.


05/07/2014

Outlaid  some more of the budget on 3 new Camec windows of which 2 have blinds , after inspecting them I have found a few issues that I will not go into now until I have spoken with the suppliers which is Camec themselves.


12/07/2014

Yesterday I received in the mail a few items from Dx.com, a new cable stripper and cutter as my 25 year old one gave up the ghost a few months ago and a very important component for my 12v system a 150W DC 10~32V to DC 12~35V Adjustable Step-Up Mobile Power Supply Module. The details are in the latest construction update and why I need this.


22/07/2014

Last week I purchased another 4 sheets of the insulation as there are now large areas of the camper that it can be installed.


10/08/2014

This week I received my Camec order which was $1000 worth of gear I won in their competition it included the stove, a sink , a hatch with 12v fan for the bathroom, a mains water inlet, an led spotlight for reading in bed and many other bits and pieces. 

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