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Tvan Tvan / Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Last post by Gumb on Today at 05:03:14 PM »
I'd also be interested in some pics. Just resize the photos to under 200kb and they'll upload fine.
Tvan Tvan / Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Last post by Ian.S.Norton on Today at 04:06:12 PM »
I have tried to send a photo; however it exceeds the size limit for this forum. If you contact me via email on I'll send you a pic.
For Sale or Wanted / Re: Tvan Family Room for Sale
« Last post by leachy_9 on Today at 03:50:33 PM »

***Massive 5,000 price reduction. :)

New Asking price of 84,999

This needs to go to a new happy owner.
Tvan Tvan / Small round hatch on Kitchen side to access pole locker.
« Last post by Cruiser 105Tvan on September 22, 2018, 05:05:12 PM »
Thanks to Ardent for the original Post about this.

I have now completed my version of the same thing.
I wasn't as adventurous as Ardent, I used a 130mm. Hatch, not the 150mm. one.
My concern was the amount of wall that would be removed, so close to the corner seams of the Tvan.
Tvan Tvan / Re: WikiCamps fuel map
« Last post by Cuppa on September 22, 2018, 12:09:33 PM »
It's not just Wikicamps responsible for overuse/degradation of many camp spots, but really the entire gamut of online free camp/bush camp resources as well as the books. These, I believe have been the single biggest encouragement to get folk out of the caravan parks & into the free camps. Too many folk in too few spots, including those who fail to leave those places nice for those who come after them.

Re accuracy - sometimes Wikicamps entries can be inaccurate or confusing (yes we do use it sometimes) but on other occasions are spot on. One unlikely spot was 'Jarra' Pool in the Karlamilyi (Rudall River) NP. Hema maps missed the spot by close to a kilometre, we almost gave up on finding it, but the marker in Wikicamps was dead on.
Tvan Tvan / Re: Tvan service
« Last post by Wetjala on September 22, 2018, 08:45:48 AM »
Have a read of this thread as it may help:
Tvan Tvan / Re: Tvan service
« Last post by Cuppa on September 22, 2018, 12:27:31 AM »

We are heading into the outback for a couple of years and servicing will not be as accessible so any hints would be appreciated.

I suggest that you remove the shocks from your Tvan yourself to check the bushes. It is *very* easy to do, & just as easy to replace the bushes using the Kelpro split bushes. (#23020) (ebay or most auto stores - they are used in many vehicles). (Fit new ones & carry a set of spares)  Not only is it easy ( all you need is a spanner to undo the nuts) but when you are a long way from anywhere it is reassuring to have already done it yourself in case you need to change them out again. I also suggest carrying spare shocks in case you end up needing them, but if you insist on changing the current ones at 20,000km I'm certain there would be many owners who would willingly take them off your hands! In the past 12 months we have covered at least 20,000kms with our Tvan, much off road ... it's seen a lot of corrugations, bulldust holes, rocks , washouts etc in that time. The Konis we have fitted are I believe the original ones they left the factory with in 2010. They had been well used when we got them, were pretty rock blasted & one with a good ding in it, but are still going strong, doing their job & leak free. I reckon yours are only babies at 20,000km.

Electrical and Wiring / Re: Removing Mk4 kitchen/awning light
« Last post by luke on September 21, 2018, 07:44:19 PM »
I've done this to ours for the same reason.  The white cowling is held on by two small clips on the top, and lots of silicone underneath.  From memory, once the cowling is off there are a couple of screws holding on the rest.

Originally I was going to put a switch in the tvan body and pull the wires though, but the aluminum inside change my mind, and I put a small toggle though the side of the light itself.

Photos in this thread somewhere, and the switch is protected by the lights stone guard.

I also put two switches for  the lights on either side of the hatch. They are a bit easier as they are accessible from inside (once the tent is down) and are protected by the tvan body.
Electrical and Wiring / Re: Removing Mk4 kitchen/awning light
« Last post by Howezit on September 21, 2018, 05:04:13 PM »
Let me know if you want the details? (FYI: Mines a MkIV Murranji so the internals "should" be the same!)
PM sent :)
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