Pre-planning to upgrade the Caravan

28 Oct

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snip k and c mod

To make the experience more comfortable we are considering the following additional modifications. (The caravan has already been kitted out with a small wet room/shower)

  • Replace the roof lining. This is a very common fault on older Freedoms
  • Remove the fridge. The Campervan fridge freezer is superb.
  • Extend the offside sofa into the fridge space for extra leg room when lounging
  • Investigate if removing the wardrobe is feasible and extend the second sofa?
  • Modify the table for extra legroom when accessing the sofas
  • If required replace the use of the table with lathes on webbing for the bed support.
  • Make good exposed walls with appropriate trim

This should give two long sofas for “feet up” lounging and make moving around the little caravan more user friendly.

If it all works we may go further and fit hot water/heating and maybe a motor mover. This would make it much easier to shuffle the caravan around on our frontage.

LE layoutThis is the layout now. The fridge is shown here as Chest.

If you imagine the table shortened by between one third and one half ,you can see that a lot more floor area is exposed and more wall will be seen where the fridge and the wardrobe once were. It should give a much more open feel to the Microlite. We shall have to watch weights if we fit hot water and heating as well as a motor mover. Local weighbridge is friendly (ish).

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