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Re: Storing Levellers/Chocks

Post by Gromit on Thu 20 Apr - 19:02

Libraryman2 wrote:http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t18164-broadway-floor?highlight=Broadway+storage

This was my solution on the Broadway, I've now done 5000 miles with this and it works superbly! Easy and out out of the way !

Ray
Thanks Ray

That's the sort of arrangement I was thinking of. It has to be the most logical way to store them, assuming I have room and can come up with an easy removal and replacement system. The ancient knees have to be treated with great respect these days!

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Re: Storing Levellers/Chocks

Post by Libraryman2 on Thu 20 Apr - 19:09

Hi Dave, if you can fit it, believe me it works...on the ramps I fitted a single bolt onto which fits a black bakerlite type of knob to secure the chain....the ramps then just come out of the chain!
Literally 45sec to remove each one
Maybe a tad longer to replace...if you need more photos just ask!

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Re: Storing Levellers/Chocks

Post by Gromit on Thu 20 Apr - 19:15

Libraryman2 wrote:Hi Dave, if you can fit it, believe me it works...on the ramps I fitted a single bolt onto which fits a black bakerlite type of knob to secure the chain....the ramps then just come out of the chain!
Literally 45sec to remove each one
Maybe a tad longer to replace...if you need more photos just ask!

Ray
Yes please.

I'm obviously one among many who would like to release the internal space they take up, so any and all advice is much appreciated. I would guess that others with different configurations under their vans will still be interested, as they may well be able to modify the system to fit their available space.

Thanks again.

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Re: Storing Levellers/Chocks

Post by Heanorboy on Thu 20 Apr - 19:21

Sneaking back to the Symbol I have the Dorset (same van really) and have had the levellers in two place upto date.
First I put some non slip mat behind the single seat near the door bagged the levellers and slid them in there, but now put them tight upto the battery area under the long bench again bagged. I have also put a second battery in there  but then we always like to travel light having moved up from a T5 we do have small fold up chairs etc.
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Re: Storing Levellers/Chocks

Post by Gram on Thu 20 Apr - 21:15

Mine go in the gas locker along with a single Gaslow cylinder.
But I suspect Sleepy's Symbol does not have a gas locker.

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Re: Storing Levellers/Chocks

Post by mpbarrett on Thu 20 Apr - 21:27

Gram wrote:Mine go in the gas locker along with a single Gaslow cylinder.
But I suspect Sleepy's Symbol does not have a gas locker.

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our 2011 has a gas locker even with 2 cylinders (one Gaslow) we have quite a  lot of space for useful stuff in there.
Did the later Symbols get rid of the gas locker (underslung gas cylinder...?), if so that's a lot of useful space lost.

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Re: Storing Levellers/Chocks

Post by Gromit on Thu 20 Apr - 21:49

mpbarrett wrote:our 2011 has a gas locker even with 2 cylinders (one Gaslow) we have quite a  lot of space for useful stuff in there.
Did the later Symbols get rid of the gas locker (underslung gas cylinder...?), if so that's a lot of useful space lost.
How's that Mike?

Useful space gained surely, if the gas bottles have (in effect) gone underneath. All the space they occupied has been gained, even though the locker has gone.

Do you mean "wet" storage space lost? I have to agree, we also stored a lot of little bits and pieces above and around the bottles.

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Re: Storing Levellers/Chocks

Post by busby65 on Fri 21 Apr - 10:28

I mounted two chequer plate aluminium boxes to my rear doors and my levelling ramps sit on the rear step and under the boxes..This provides somewhere for the ramps (2 SETS) but they also take the weight of the boxes so as not to strain the doors. My cycle carrier is above the boxes which provide lots of storage,,BUSBY65,,
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Re: Storing Levellers/Chocks

Post by Libraryman2 on Mon 1 May - 17:19

Sorry for the late upload of pictures, I'm now removing the storage solution due to pending delivery of a Corinium fb...

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Re: Storing Levellers/Chocks

Post by Gromit on Mon 1 May - 17:33

Thank you Ray up!

That looks a lovely job, and not difficult - apart from being a bit fiddly. It's now on the list of jobs as it will make quite a difference in our small van.

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Re: Storing Levellers/Chocks

Post by Libraryman2 on Mon 1 May - 19:30

Thanks Dave, I made it out of aluminium bar, it's fairly easy to bend and light!
Very secure and as said earlier really easy to remove and replace the ramps, I'll miss it if it can't be fitted to the Corinium!

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Re: Storing Levellers/Chocks

Post by Sleepy on Tue 2 May - 10:24

Nice job Ray, but as Symbol owners we can but dream of the vast space that you have under the Broadway.   Motorhome solutions don't always work on a van conversion...
We have our Milenco Triples now, as suggested in an early response (thanks Gromit!), and for the moment they are floating around in the back of the van, mostly just behind the passenger seat.  I was impressed how nice the storage bag was, so as big a problem as we feared.
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Re: Storing Levellers/Chocks

Post by jennyandpeter on Wed 3 May - 7:57

We removed the rear panels and store them so we do not have to get in the van to get them out. 
http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t20500-auto-sleeper-warwick-duo-modifications-2017
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Re: Storing Levellers/Chocks

Post by mpbarrett on Wed 3 May - 21:25

we have a symbol (2011) and I have managed to fit the ramps on a hinged shelf on the left side of the spare wheel (looking from the rear), between the spare wheel and the rear spring. The shelf is hinged so it can drop down to remove the ramps. When up it is at the same level as the spare wheel.
On the cross member above the rear axle is a useful captive nut (14mm) that I have used to hold the front of the hinge, the shelf is made from angle dexion (sp?) and the rear end located onto the tow bar bracket, with a backup chain to stop it falling off. 
Its taken a lot of fiddling but seems to work. Will put some pictures up tomorrow. Need to take it for a drive to make everything works!

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Re: Storing Levellers/Chocks

Post by Gromit on Wed 3 May - 22:38

Hi Mike

What a coincidence!! I've spent most of the day fiddling with a virtually identical design. Half way through and should finish it tomorrow.

Assuming it works I'll also post some pictures.

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