Camper / Defender Upgrades

29/12/2013: Have fitted a second pair of heavy duty shocks to the rear of the old Defender. That seems to have finally settled the camper down so that it is just like driving a car now. Looking forward to our next trip!

Update: There is now a new instant gas water heater for campers which weighs only about 10kg, so fitting it will save 24 kgs of weight high up and back (in water) and as it is more efficient will save 60% of gas usage too – and we won’t run out of hot water for showering. It is the Girard Tankless RV Water Heater:

29/12/2013: Have Polyairs and HD springs all around – also stabilisers front & back. Trouble is the vehicle is a 110 (which means tighter turning circle but more overhang for the 8′ camper). I can/will also move the hot water system from front to rear and have a wrinkle which will allow me to lower the whole unit approx 1 1/4″ which will also help, as will under tray boxes which I have purchased. Have also added a supplementary under tray water tank up front. Adding the winch up front has helped too. There is also room for a box over the cab and beneath the camper’s beak/bed. It is all coming together and I won’t need the 130 – so it will be for sale. We imported this unit from the US and it is going to be great!


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