I have now completed the additions to the caravan page. They are a series of pdf files that should open in a new page. The last on the list allows you to do a walk around and through the van. I need to work out how to make the icon bigger. It may be hard to see on a mobile phone. This is as close to the final design I can get without paying my money and going through the final process. I am happy with it so far and anything extra will be only minor changes. I just think to myself in those quiet moments where on earth I will be this time next year.
I spent a morning with Clay from Zone RV. We systematically went over the plans and added some final upgrades. I had be thinking of a Satellite dish for the internet but having looked at the plan prices all I can say is they are outrageous. I have gone with a signal booster for the 4g network. the only downside is you have to use Telstra. I went for two spare wheels so i can do a systematic rotation of all 6 wheels giving me better overall wear. I decided on the colours of the interior. Settled on the diesel heating and hot water. When combined with the diesel cooktop I need to vent to prevent gas build up. I increased the number of solar panel to 600 watts. I believe this to be plenty to generate the power required for “off grid” work. I will have a ladder at the back so I can access the back.
As much of my time will be taken up with photography and video I decided to go with an iMac which will be mountable on a bracket in the lounge near the fridge. I have planned for extra 240 volt sockets for this and will put a shelf for hard drives etc below it. This can all be safely stowed when travelling.
I am on track to becoming debt free prior to retirement. I will have my tax done this next month and then have that discussion with my financial planner. I know I am going to spend more than I would want to but after all it will be my home whether I am parked at my children homes or El Quester Station.
I will try and update the caravan page with details of the van its layout and equipment.