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Auberg-ine

Auberg-ine

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I made me a summary of all the extra tunings, DIY's, extra equipment,... that grew onto the Auberg-ine, after experiencing all kinds of settings (as mobile office, as camper,...) and weathers,... Might be useful for the so many new newbies around here, even if of course very personal and specific. What I still carry around now might be crazy for most people, but to me it's my favorite omni-toy. Fridge, water, gas, all permanently topped, ready to fly out at whatever spur of the moment!

(Edit: lists get updated after each new intervention along the thread)

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Auberg-ine Front Part mods
  1. Jump leads + 20m Hook-up cable + air compressor + oil storage on top of main battery (post 89)
  2. DIY Ceiling storage made out of our famous safety net (for scarfs, hats, caps...)
  3. Storage of Reimo door top ventilation (double grille) in small net above roof shutter. Edit: + sunscreen organizers (CD's, cards, glasses,...); see post 170.
  4. Hooks to fix Kelty Bestie Blanket (hung at shutter) at B-pillars in case of stealth camping. Edit: DIY stealth mesh hung at Ikea Sunnersta side rails (see post 149).
  5. Mobile ventilator hung in front of towel (no vibrations)
  6. Ikea colander/ herbs garden (can also be hung at glass cover above the sink) (post 23).
  7. DIY slide-in phone dock in cubby hole (no more cable fuzz to connect with CarNet)(post 48)
  8. VW coat hanger/ drying rack (passes Brandrup pockets); DIY neck-rest/duvet bags see post 156
  9. Warning triangle strapped in front of driver chair. Edit: see post 172
  10. Fire extinguisher strapped in front of passenger chair; see post 172
  11. Brandrup pockets for small stuff needed while driving, or items reachable from upper bed
  12. DIY cup&can holder, incl. small mod. to also hang it at sliding door (post 69)
  13. Fishing gear; fishing net/fruit basket in pocket of driver seat, fitting in seat/lid of Luggable Loo (see post 139)
  14. VW Campershop Multi-box /dustbin
  15. DIY storage for magnetic blinds
  16. Umbrella storage
  17. Sunware multibox/paper towel dispenser/tray (when lid reversed)
  18. DIY library (Sunware); under seat: NOCO Genius GB40 Jump booster, window defrost spray, first-aid kit, fluo jackets, magnetic defrost/sun protecting window cover, and the VW Bible; edit: + pressure sprayer for shower (besides library), see post 113
  19. Brandrup mosquito screen
  20. Rotan container/Luggable-Loo. Serves as stool (I prefer not to rotate driver seat), footrest, container for roaming stuff (can be fixed at bench drawer, can also contain 2p sleeping bag), waste bin, ice bucket, fishing stool, loo. Bucket independently also for (dish-)washing, carrying water (see post 90)

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Auberg-ine Middle Part mods
  1. Sliding Ikea stainless steel hooks (to hang wet coats off the bench/pockets) edit: now Ikea Sunnersta rail, (see post 138) edit: now also Reimo ventilation grid stored at ceiling (see post 100)
  2. DIY Ceiling storage made out of unused safety net (shirts&socks&slips pockets, …).
  3. 3 Plastic jars (medicine, cables, junk) fixed at ceiling. Ikea led light (post 64)
  4. DIY bronze color filter in front of existing white led lights (except for main central light); for lounging mode; edit: now Ikea Sunnersta rail with tablets, containers, hooks (see post 110)
  5. Sliding mosquito screen
  6. Wardrobe for costume, jogging outfit, raincoat, swimsuit, two stacked flat clothes bags, hammocks at the bottom.
  7. DIY vanity basket (made from Woolite box)
  8. DIY newspaper rack/ fly swatter/wine rack (see post 140)
  9. Exploration Pillar (magnifying glass, binoculars, harmonica)
  10. Brandrup mosquito screen
  11. DIY cow skin protection
  12. DIY table print (high definition European roadmap, for whiteboard markers; post 48)
  13. Coffee&tea, hot&cold drink glasses, compact cooking set, Ridge Monkey pans, (led-)candles, cookies& chocolates (permanently accessible, even when in bed position)
  14. Apero-snacks, cutlery,… , Ikea tray cutting board on top of cutlery drawer (permanently accessible)(post 48).
  15. Food&drinks provisions (not accessible when bed installed) Ikea Skubb zipper boxes
  16. Deep dishes (omni-functional), cans, pasta, … Ikea Kuggis boxes
  17. Maintenance&Hygiene, petanque sets, frisbees; Ikea Skubb
  18. Flexible ‘empty hole’; Outwell 20l double function container/collapsible bowl see post 207
  19. Elastic (bike) fastener, holding loose items or container (reversed rotan stool) while driving
  20. Dille&Kamille candle lampion for awning pegs/ slippers storage/permanently plugged i-phone/Ipad charger cables

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Auberg-ine Rear Part mods
  1. Outwell Baffin stools/footrests/tables, installed in between the chairs, can together with the towel become Cali chair comfort headrests. (see post 48)
  2. DIY i-Pad holder against ceiling roof cabinet, to watch movie in bed. Cabinet=drawing/painting equipment (integrated DIY led reading light holder in grip. (See post 118)
  3. Foldable water container, funnel,… Ikea Skubb zipper box
  4. Board games box
  5. Reimo Airvent (sliding window) (edit: now hung on ceiling; see post 100)
  6. CO alarm
  7. Straps, velcro, rope, towing,… Ikea Skubb zipper box
  8. Collapsible shopping baskets, Ikea Skâdis magazines bag (can stay in place after turning bench to bed)
  9. Folding boxes (clothes, blankets…), fits kitchen counter when positioning bed
  10. Day-backpacks, flexible storage,...
  11. Cushions
  12. CareBags for Luggable-Loo, toolbox, camping accessories,...
  13. Awning floor/pick-nick mat,
  14. Outwell 2-persons sleeping bag/ blanket, accessible from inside. Rain coat&trousers
  15. Coconut-charcoal, large plastic foil
  16. Fiamma leveling ramps + tire grip mats.
  17. 10l spare diesel, BBQ, VW shower&toilet tailgate tent. Edit: post 97: sliding outdoors kitchen tablet under mattress.
  18. Large storage box with lid + inside second box with boots, jogging- and river shoes, mud scraper floormat…+ also for (dish-)washing, reversed serving as step. Large box serves also for indoors shower (see post 113). Outwell Baffin table tops / bbq ashtrays (reverse side covered with thick aluminum sheet)
  19. Brandrup pocket with shower hose
  20. 2 Outwell folding relax chairs
 
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GillianC

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After 6 months of daily use, in all kinds of settings (as mobile office, as camper,...) and weathers, I made me a summary of all the extra tunings, DIY's, extra equipment,... that grew onto the Auberg-ine. Might be useful for the so many new newbies around here, even if of course very personal and specific. What I still carry around now might be crazy for most people, but to me it's my favourite omni-toy. Fridge, water, gaz, all permanently topped, ready to fly out at whatever spur of the moment. The way I dreamed it for years. (H)Yippie !:cool:

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Auberg-ine Front Part mods
  1. Jump leads storage besides main battery
  2. DIY Ceiling storage made out of non-used safety net (scarfs, hats, caps...)
  3. Reimo door top ventilations storage in small net above roof shutter
  4. Hooks to fix Kelty Bestie Blanket (hung at tube above shutter) with B-pillar
  5. Mobile ventilator hung in front of towel (no vibrations)
  6. Ikea colander/ herbs garden (can also be hung at glass cover above the sink). Threw out AmbiPur wicks!
  7. DIY phone dock in cubby hole (no more cable manipulations)
  8. VW coat hanger/ drying rack (passes Brandrup pockets)
  9. Warning triangle fixed with strips in front of driver chair
  10. Fire extinguisher fixed with strips in front of passenger chair
  11. Brandrup pockets for small stuff needed while driving
  12. DIY cup&can holder, incl. small mod. to also hang it on sliding door
  13. Fishing gear
  14. VW Campershop Multi-box
  15. DIY storage for magnetic blinds
  16. Umbrella storage
  17. Sunware multibox/paper towel dispenser/and candy tray
  18. DIY library (Sunware)
  19. Brandrup mosquito screen
  20. Stool (prefer not to rotate driver seat)/container for roaming stuff (can be fixed at the sofa drawer)

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Auberg-ine Middle Part mods
  1. Sliding Ikea stainless steel hooks (to hang wet coats off the bench/pockets)
  2. DIY Ceiling storage made out of non-used safety net (shirt&socks pockets, …)
  3. Ikea led light for cabinets
  4. DIY bronze colour filter in front of existing led lights (except for main central light) for lounging mode
  5. Sliding mosquito screen
  6. Wardrobe for costume, jogging, raincoat, swimsuit, two stacked clothes bags, hammocks at the bottom.
  7. DIY vanity basket
  8. DIY newspaper rack
  9. Exploration Pillar (magnifying glass, binoculars, harmonica)
  10. Brandrup mosquito screen
  11. DIY cow skin protection
  12. DIY table print (high definition European road map, white board quality print)
  13. Coffee-tea, hot&cold drink glasses, compact cooking set, (led-)candles, cookies& chocolates (permanently accessible)
  14. Apero-snacks, cutlery,… (permanently accessible), Ikea tray cutting board above on top of cutlery drawer
  15. Food&drinks provisions (not accessible when bed installed) Ikea Skubb zipper boxes
  16. Deep dishes (omni-functional), cans, … Ikea Kuggis boxes
  17. Maintenance&Hygiene, petanque sets; Ikea Skubb
  18. Flexible ‘empty hole’
  19. Elastic (bike) fastener, holding loose items, container,… While driving
  20. Dille&Kamille candle lampion/ slippers storage

View attachment 34191
Auberg-ine Back Part mods
  1. Outwell Baffin stools/footrests/tables, installed in between the Cali chairs, can become Cali chair comfort headrests.
  2. DIY i-Pad holder against ceiling roof cabinet
  3. Foldable water container, tape,… Ikea Skubb zipper box
  4. Strips, velcro, rope, towing,… Ikea Skubb zipper box
  5. Toolbox, Ikea Skubb zipper box
  6. Board games box
  7. Reimo Airvent storage
  8. Ikea magazines bag (can stay in place after turning bench to bed)
  9. Folding boxes (cloths, frisbees,…), fits kitchen counter when positioning bed
  10. Awning floor-picknick mat
  11. Fiamma leveling ramps
  12. Outwell 2-persons sleeping bag/blanket inside Luggable Loo bucket (+ Care-bags), accessible from inside
  13. BBQ and coconut coal
  14. Hook-up cable
  15. 2 Outwell folding relax chairs
  16. Brandrup bag with shower hose
  17. Collapsible shopping baskets
  18. Curver with boots, jogging shoes, mudscraper floormat…+ clean curver for dishwashing, reversed serving as step
  19. VW shower&toilet tailgate tent
  20. Outwell Baffin table tops, ash trays for bbq (inside covered with thick aluminium sheet)
Wow, impressive stuff!!! Thanks for sharing. I bet that you are the only Cali on this forum with a library.
 
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Thank you for sharing! Great post and again it shows how help-/useful this board/forum is. I am sure it took some time to do/transform and personalize your California! Great work!
 
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Cracking job mate. I am continually being amazed at some of the clever things you do :thumb
 
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Nice review , but some stuff would not work for me : rear seat storage , seat coat hanger , herbs garden ,...all wonderfull ideas but not mu cup of tea .
Not breaking down your wonderfull and very bright ideas but just for some people might be a bit to much .
It does looks very cosy !
What i do like very much is the cow-skin seat cover , but the other half does not agree.
And the table wrapping , very nice!
 
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It never fails to amaze me how we all pack and use our campers in similar but different ways. Over the years I would say we take less, use all and rarely find we have forgotten something we need. It is about getting it right for one's individual needs. Ikea works well for many Cali owner. Enjoyed your post but would need a Cali map if we took that much with us.
 
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I bet that you are the only Cali on this forum with a library.
We have a book library of nature reference books but in a tub behind the passenger seat.
 
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I'm speechless! :eek::D

Each to their own but certainly proves how versatile these vehicles are - like WG though I'm definitely more of the KISS and everything carried must be *really* necessary and justify the space it takes up. The less the better IMHO! ;)
 
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I admire your effort @Auberg-ine but I'm afraid I adhere to the KISS principle.
Well, I might not do the Aquarium ;), but the rest is all quit basic to me. I just need to water the plants and talk to them. Once I removed my shirts. Two days later I spilled sauce at lunchtime, and found myself stupid at the following meeting. Even worse, invited a friend and was without Ricard for the petanque game!
So you see, kisses differ...;)
 
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I'm speechless! :eek::D

Each to their own but certainly proves how versatile these vehicles are - like WG though I'm definitely more of the KISS and everything carried must be *really* necessary and justify the space it takes up. The less the better IMHO! ;)
I totally agree about 'justify the space it takes up'. Therefore my selection criteria is that each item should at least have two functions. Blanket=fleece=curtain=pick-nick, stool=footrest=table=container, folding stools and towels serve as headrest for calichair, herbs basket=colander, glasses serve for beer, wine ànd tea, coat hanger= dry rack, curvers serve for muddy stuff, washing and as step, toilet bucket serves also to get water out of the river, etc...
I admit I have the Swiss knife syndrome. You should know that I suffer from loosing the integrated toothpick in them :embarrased
Tell me, besides the books, plants and fishing gear, what you would take out?
 
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I totally agree about 'justify the space it takes up'. ... :embarrased
Tell me, besides the books, plants and fishing gear, what you would take out?
If I was you I would not take a thing out! The great thing about the Cali is that after a few trips each soon decides what really works, is needed and where best it goes. And it's different for us all. :)
 
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Impressive stuff! I look forward to when our kids are older and we can do this ... right now if i tried to do that all those numbers would be swapping around on a daily basis!
 
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Good afternoon,

Like the house or the garden, everybody organizes it in the way that suits best. We are still at the beginning to organize our camper and have a loooong way to go.

I think it is fantastic how the van was organized. I might have another closer look (might even print out the picture and explanation) to see if there are some ideas that I can borrow.

Saying that congratulation for the effort you put in this post. :thumb amazing.

Regards,
Eberhard
 
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