Camper (Van) layout possibilities

Re: Camper (Van) layout possibilities

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:02 pm

LVG1 wrote:
CaTTwoman281 wrote:I am quite sure that the van can carry the load of a water bed, ...


As far as I know, waterbeds can take in more than 1, some even 2 tons of water (more or less). This should be close to the limit of the payload of a van...


The van has an internal cargo limit of 3500 pounds, and is rated at towing an additional 6500 pounds, so I doubt that the payload limit is an issue here.

The entire question is...why, when that would limit using the van for trips and carrying stuff.
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Re: Camper (Van) layout possibilities

Postby TinGoat » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:23 pm

I'm only kidding around...
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Re: Camper (Van) layout possibilities

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:08 pm

Here is the interior, with some thoughts as to what to do:

This is a shot from the back doors of the van open, with the rear bench folded down into a bed:
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Here is a shot from the van's amidships, looking aft. One of the possibilities I am thinking of is to build a small layout that fits between the rear bench/bed and the driver's side rear door.
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Here is the round table that came with the van. I can run a circle of 310mm track on the outside of it, if I wanted to. There are two post holes in the floor to accommodate the post that the table uses, one ahead of the bench, and the other between the 4 captain's chairs. (The one ahead of the bed does not work with the bed laid out, without an offset post.)
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Here is the table, assembled and mounted in the forward post. Trying to set a layout here would necessitate a custom built table, or usage of narrower curvature track, the latter of which would limit the layout to my four (and possibly six) wheeled locomotives (possibly a well designed 8 wheel trolley as well).
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And for good measure, the command/control section, with snowdrifts visible off of the bow:
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Re: Camper (Van) layout possibilities

Postby WillYart » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:48 am

Interesting truck. I obtained the link to the article:

http://cabinetplanner.com/images/October_1955-P58.jpg
http://cabinetplanner.com/images/October_1955-P59.jpg

A wife and husband travelled with their trailer, two children, and a TT layout. What a life! Apparently he was with the USGS, maybe a geologist.


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Re: Camper (Van) layout possibilities

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:56 am

WillYart wrote:Interesting truck. I obtained the link to the article:

http://cabinetplanner.com/images/October_1955-P58.jpg
http://cabinetplanner.com/images/October_1955-P59.jpg

A wife and husband travelled with their trailer, two children, and a TT layout. What a life! Apparently he was with the USGS, maybe a geologist.


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That is along the idea that we have for the layout and for the van, except the USGS part.
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Re: Camper (Van) layout possibilities

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:54 pm

Well, this turned into an exercise in nothingness...

Some moron ran through the parking lot, t-boned the van, and took off :evil: , so the van is a loss, and hence the project to build a small layout for a vehicle is cancelled for the time being.
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Re: Camper (Van) layout possibilities

Postby LVG1 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:08 am

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Re: Camper (Van) layout possibilities

Postby LVG1 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:01 am

By the way:

The German word "fort" is identically pronounced like "Ford".
And it means:

AWAY!
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Re: Camper (Van) layout possibilities

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:42 pm

And we now have a new van, with the intention of using it to transport modules around.
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Re: Camper (Van) layout possibilities

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:37 pm

Perfect for your new modules!
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