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Tvan Tvan / Re: New TVan owner - finally
« Last post by William_Foster on June 21, 2018, 11:22:49 PM »
You'll have so much fun just seeing how everything works and mods you may want to do

I was looking for a new project, I have done pretty much all I can to our Hilux; it's always good to have a new project on the horizon :)
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Tvan Tvan / Re: New TVan owner - finally
« Last post by hulbyw on June 21, 2018, 10:26:35 PM »
We have gotten this to work by doing it the other way around.
Put the tent up as usual.
And then put the screen up around it.
As soon as I finished typing the words unfortunately no, I had a feeling that someone somewhere will have tried it and maybe succeeded. Well done
Cheers
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Hello,

That's a great write up! You have done well with trip prep and planning. So you gus had 60lt left?

The 100 is good on fuel. We just completed a east west of the Simpson in our 200 towing the tvan. We were 29lt per 100 Birdsville to Mt dare. In low range for the whole trip and tyres down to 10 psi. We idled up the dunes at 1200-1400 rpm with no troubles and no wheel spin.

Interesting to not a friend on the trip in a manual dual cab was 21 lt per 100. You guys have managed to be lower and towing. I would need 380lt to do the same trip in the 200 Hahaha

We had seen plenty of people not towing havering a few goes at dunes and struglingwith tyres at 35psi and some prompt on CH 10 they made it in 2WD.

Good work!

Hi Mick. The manual Patrol was also towing their TVan, which was our trip over the whole Madigan.
750kms in total from Mt Dare to Birdsville. it was a great trip too!
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For Sale or Wanted / Re: For Sale - New TVAN Scout, delivery in July
« Last post by Ranger on June 21, 2018, 09:54:13 PM »
For anyone interested, this Scout is still available.

If not sold ex-Melbourne before EOFY it will be loaded onto transport for stock ex-Townsville (with a corresponding increase in price).

It's great buying if you're in the market for a new Scout without the usual delivery time frame.
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Tvan Tvan / Re: New TVan owner - finally
« Last post by Young Nomads on June 21, 2018, 09:52:46 PM »
Nomads, your feedback raises a question for me; can you close the hatch and reopen it from the inside? I had always thought that you wouldn't be able to but I was hoping you could for when it was very wet and rainy or for quick stop overs (I have never actually seen inside a Tvan for more than a brief look so no doubt there is much more I have to learn when mine arrives).
Short answer yes..just push it open..just lock the outside, hatch overcentre catches back and padlock them. So they won't accidently flick back into the catch hook!..with a wiggle and lying on your back, you can get dressed ok. Just hooking the strap (side) to the edge of the hatch opening, to hold it part way up, helps to let your legs hang out a little. But still give you some privacy.

You'll have so much fun just seeing how everything works and mods you may want to do

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Tvan Tvan / Re: New TVan owner - finally
« Last post by Ajax1 on June 21, 2018, 04:33:16 PM »
Nice to know, great work

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For Sale or Wanted / Tvan family Room
« Last post by 2rakjak on June 21, 2018, 02:03:02 PM »
Hi Just wondering if anyone has a Family Room for Mark 3 which they are thinking of selling?
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Tvan Tvan / Re: New TVan owner - finally
« Last post by Howezit on June 21, 2018, 01:25:45 PM »
Unfortunately no. They both have a bungy that stretches around the "mouth" of the Tvan and it would be extremely difficult to stretch the tent bungy around the mouth if the hatch canvas was already in place.
We have gotten this to work by doing it the other way around.
Put the tent up as usual.
And then put the screen up around it.
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Tvan Tvan / Re: good flexible solar panel suppliers
« Last post by Young Nomads on June 21, 2018, 01:03:19 PM »
Keep in mind, ok.
The figure quoted is only possible if the sun is directly overhead, and the panel is laying flat on the ground.
Cloud conditions, alignment to the sun, whether it's after dark or not, all challenges how much power you can get out of that panel.

Agree with Cruiser ..if you are mounting it to your TVan, you may also find that you won't get efficient exposure to the sun. Portables are better, if you have room for them. You can then hide in the shade with your TVan.
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Tvan Tvan / Re: good flexible solar panel suppliers
« Last post by Phil G on June 21, 2018, 09:33:06 AM »
Make sure you keep the receipt and check how long the warranty is on the flexible panels.  I bought a 100W one and it failed the first time I used it in the Kimberley - hot very hot and no output.  And a friend with an Exodus has 3 on his roof and has had them replaced twice now.  They were glued onto the roof - maybe that's the issue.  I wouldn't attach anything to them and keep an airgap underneath or keep them freestanding.
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