biv box

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Re: biv box

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June 12th, 2021, 10:17 am

Well, the exoskeleton is here at home now for paint and prepping before the flashing set up. Yesterday it was another afternoon of "final touches" at the welder yard ....with threatening weather and pretty cool winter air the whole time. Not having cab windows as yet (parts lost in transit?) i had visions of getting soaked or frozen by sleet. I drove home at last light, after helping pack up gear and lock up, wearing gloves and a parka.
I have lived here 14yrs and seen snow on the hilltops most winters but never in the streets. Could happen if we get Antartic systems work themselves any further north. I don't think painting in these cold temps is practical :) so it will just sit there a while. But I will trial fit the Reico legs tomorrow. Also i will hit the weighbridge next week to get a figure on the exoskeleton.

More news, yesterday the aluminium extrusions for the pop top were ordered...
https://www.aussietraveller.com.au/bran ... sion-kit-1
The freight charge will vary after the source is selected... the question is whether the item dispatches from the Brisbane factory (1200km to north) or the company's Melbourne depot (660km south)(most of Australia's caravan manufacturers are in the Melbourne zone).
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Re: biv box

Post: # 31364Post 404
August 30th, 2021, 12:19 am

Well, the bad news is that it has taken a few weeks for this Samsung tablet to be repaired. In a lockdown aka lockup...

...but the good news is that the password cookie is surprisingly alive and well and i can post.

I have collected more hardware for the build.
A carton of adhesive sealant, Tereson. Expensive. Via $ interstate freight.
The poptop frames top and bottom, from Aussie traveller. The longest section of the extrusions was 4m. Via $ interstate freight.
A shipping container rented as stash space.
A deal on new milwaukee 18v cordless noisemakers.
All parts to make a portable water filtering and pumping pack using a milwaukee cordless transfer pump. This lets me access creeks, dams, billabongs etc for cooking and drinking without getting infections. Giardia.

Main expense is still in transit via $ interstate freight. The gst aka VAT was over $600... not available locally...
...and that would be a pallet of fibreglass sheeting, all usa origin, imperial measurements 4 x 8, 2.4m x 1.2m half inch thick. So, yes, due to virus economy compromise, i swung to complete fibreglass panels, the ones that weigh 5.5kg per sq m.

In about a month i should be able to take a few weeks long service. The weather will be much warmer as well.

Anyway, jigsaw, table saw, routing bits and wearing dust masks as intended are things looming in my future late next month.

ps The wife has moved desks from long casual hours at a governmentvaccination clinic, the sheep dip, to fulltime 9to5 in the Department that administers the lockdowns. We will wait for the monoclonal regeneron vax to be approved here. The leaky mRNA vax is not ethical medical science. IMHO. This plandemic is ruining my favorite small businesses all over. My son trying to learn welding is being delayed because of it too. My grandkids interstate have been in lockdown over 200days this year (melbourne).
:evil: .

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Re: biv box

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August 30th, 2021, 12:23 am

Also, here is a link to a top looking camper, inspiring and probably v pricey, but not demountable...

https://www.howerbuilt.com/base-camp-electric-camper

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Re: biv box

Post: # 31373Post zildjian
August 30th, 2021, 6:50 pm

Look so much more at home in your country
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Interesting to hear how Covid is affecting life in another part of the world, the BBC (or Pravda) if you prefer
tend to focus only on the optimistic aspects and seldom mention other countries approach unless of course they are doing
significantly worse than UK....

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Re: biv box

Post: # 31388Post 404
September 2nd, 2021, 2:13 pm

It definitely has something going on. The rear barn doors... hmmm.

The panel supplier sent a pic of the shipment.
There are double or more than what one bivbox would need.. but at the current way things are going with inflation i'd rather have them up here. I may end up making a box out of a trailer as well.
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Re: biv box

Post: # 31394Post 404
September 3rd, 2021, 4:30 am

I tested the legs out to their max lift. What i discovered is that the shelter ceiling is too low. I will use the spot to cut, rout, glue, screw and paint the build. After its built I will have to roll the bivbox out from under the ceiling to lift it up and fit it in the Landy.
To be able to roll it at all i will have to come up with castor wheels under the legs or somesuch.
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