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gt_63

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Damn you're good. That is some serious effort and creativity you've gone through to get the map as you want it. What line of work are you/were you in? Im intrigued ......

Here you are:

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I removed the non-relevant info, blew-up Belgium, and added Europa, our beloved goddess ;)
Then ordered a self-adhesive photo print (with protective lamination) from the file since I wanted to keep the high resolution of the map (not possible via the vinyl printing services). I need a magnifying glass to discover the villages (post 48). The map on the picknick table (post 69) is a laminated roadmap of Belgium (with scenic roads legend), bought in a specialized travel bookshop.
The numbers of the post you find on top of each post.
 
Auberg-ine

Auberg-ine

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Damn you're good. That is some serious effort and creativity you've gone through to get the map as you want it. What line of work are you/were you in? I'm intrigued ......
Thx! I'm an architect, but the work on the map just needs a minimum of knowledge of Photoshop. It just takes indeed some time to camouflage all these watermarks.
In the meantime the map-tables became more and more board games instead of informative tools. Once an ant determined the direction to follow... :).
 
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Gloucestershire
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T6 Beach 4Motion
Firstly thank you for your wonderful post - I have got lots of ideas for our new van - as a newbie it is always helpful to learn from others. On the strength of your post I bought two Outwell Baffin stools but I cannot fit them in with the chairs in the tailgate. Have you managed to get two stools and their table tops into the tailgate with the two chairs? If so, can you possibly explain how please (with photos maybe?)
 
Auberg-ine

Auberg-ine

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Firstly thank you for your wonderful post - I have got lots of ideas for our new van - as a newbie it is always helpful to learn from others. On the strength of your post I bought two Outwell Baffin stools but I cannot fit them in with the chairs in the tailgate. Have you managed to get two stools and their table tops into the tailgate with the two chairs? If so, can you possibly explain how please (with photos maybe?)
Hi there! There’s indeed a trick to it.
You have to open them a tiny bit before sliding them in.
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Thank you - I’m off outside to have another go - hopefully the neighbours won’t mind another bout of bad language!!!
 
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jodiezbdn

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Switzerland
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T6 Cali On Order
Hi there Auberg-ine!

Your DIY's, Ikea hacks and organisation are really inspiring!

I just ordered my Cali Ocean 6.1, which should arrive in June or July. I'm so excited and I'm currently browsing all forums and videos about all little cali-hacks, organisation, "packing a Cali" blog articles, ..., ..., to make the perfect list of accessories for my van. :embarrased

As you seem to be an expert in those points, may I ask you something? I'm really interested in the Ikea Rimforsa kitchen flat rail, to hang the nice Rimforsa wooden basket, some hooks and maybe the wooden cutting board. Do you think is it possible to drill direct through the plastic part above the kitchen to screw the Rimforsa rail ?
 
Auberg-ine

Auberg-ine

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Hi there Auberg-ine!

Your DIY's, Ikea hacks and organisation are really inspiring!

I just ordered my Cali Ocean 6.1, which should arrive in June or July. I'm so excited and I'm currently browsing all forums and videos about all little cali-hacks, organisation, "packing a Cali" blog articles, ..., ..., to make the perfect list of accessories for my van. :embarrased

As you seem to be an expert in those points, may I ask you something? I'm really interested in the Ikea Rimforsa kitchen flat rail, to hang the nice Rimforsa wooden basket, some hooks and maybe the wooden cutting board. Do you think is it possible to drill direct through the plastic part above the kitchen to screw the Rimforsa rail ?
Hello there! First thing about drilling holes: do it very slowly, you don't want to punch through and touch the electric wiring!
Having this kind of rails (on both sides) is super handy and useful. And the Rimforsa accessories are very nice indeed. I just have some concerns about the stainless steel hooks just hung over the square profile of the rail, afraid they will rattle/fall while driving. While the ones I used (Sunnersta) have an oval profile, on which the plastic hooks clips and don't move. And you could still hang your Rimforsa accessories on it if really wanted, even if I would suggest you to use the Sunnersta baskets (post 110), which also don't slide.

Edit: Using right now the Auberg-ine as a mobile Corona exile office. I found an exception in our Corvir19 legislation here that gives me as an independent the right to move.


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I'm a new owner looking for ideas; well you have certainly given me food for thought.
Thanks for the post, it's one of the most informative I've seen, even though I think most owners would leave behind a lot of what you take!
 
Elly Swanson

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T6 Ocean 150
Hi there Auberg-ine!

Your DIY's, Ikea hacks and organisation are really inspiring!

I just ordered my Cali Ocean 6.1, which should arrive in June or July. I'm so excited and I'm currently browsing all forums and videos about all little cali-hacks, organisation, "packing a Cali" blog articles, ..., ..., to make the perfect list of accessories for my van. :embarrased

As you seem to be an expert in those points, may I ask you something? I'm really interested in the Ikea Rimforsa kitchen flat rail, to hang the nice Rimforsa wooden basket, some hooks and maybe the wooden cutting board. Do you think is it possible to drill direct through the plastic part above the kitchen to screw the Rimforsa rail ?
Here’s another Ikea idea. Works for us as we leave the passenger seat facing forward (it’s the space for the dog to sleep and his go to space to chill out).
Uses various Ikea products: skadis peg boards and accessories, sunnersta pots, variera box. The boards are held in place by skadis bungies at the head and arm rests.
Thermos brand ss vacuum flasks keep liquids red hot for 24 hrs (or cold). We put left over boiled water in them for washing (us or the pots).
The kitchen roll holder is made from 2 “innocent” fruit juice bottle tops and a shoe lace. The toilet roll hangs by a shoelace too. The loose bits fit into the swing top bin when travelling..
only takes a minute to set up.

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Auberg-ine

Auberg-ine

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My latest Corona Care Center:
1: wet tissues dispenser, made from Sunnersta pots
2: Medicinal herbs for tea and aroma treatments
3: Alcohol gel dispenser, in adapted glass holder
4: refined Alcohol
;-)

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Edit: I have the Auberg-ine now Corona-stranded in the garden. I have an office in the house, but I'm writing this from the Cali. Nothing beats this wonderful birdwatch hut, warm reading club chair, writing desk-with-a-view, with one hand on the fridge, and the other controlling my own music. :cool:
 
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Elly Swanson

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We’ll too have some new uses for the van, that is currently sitting on our drive.

The first, a buffer/decontamination zone between work and home.

The second, a hub for the neighbourhood support scheme that we’ve organised. We’ll have shared resources and kit (like first aid stuff) in it so we can unlock/lock the van from the house.

Thirdly, standby sleeping quarters or potential “ambulance”.
 
Auberg-ine

Auberg-ine

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Till somebody finally comes up with a simple solution to feed the car music system to the leisure batteries, I installed my stereo TDK bluetooth speakers in the useless C-pillar handle, and the second behind the pots. A little pocket I had laying around serves as a temporary iphone charger (was in fact looking for an old iphone case, so that the screen is accessible). Easily in reach when using the downstairs bed. Both speaker and phone get 12V feeding from the nearly impossible to reach cigaret lighter plug besides the bench. The cables are hidden between the Brandrup mosquito net.

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