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Post by JanGlover on Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:48 pm

So far we have taken out:-
A melamine picnic set which is of very little use because it is not microwave safe.
A plate rack. We initially moved it from one cupboard to another to get greater head room above it but took it out completely when we realised that the plates jumped out and rattled on rough roads.
A very stylish soap holder and beaker which were in the end washroom. We kept knocking our heads against them when we were washing and the beaker kept falling out anyway!
The metal catches that are supposed to hold up the seats so that you can access the lockers. They catch on whatever is stored in the lockers!
The draining rack may well be for the chop as well!

Perhaps we are just peculiar but I would be really interested to hear what other people have found very little use for!
The above articles are stored in the garage, just in case we change our minds!
We love the van by the way! hairdryer broomstick hulahoop-girl
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Post by Andy R on Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:14 pm

Our van has a "wine cabinet" over the fridge which had bottle holders. We removed these as any liquid stored in there soon gets to 20 degrees C when the fridge is on gas (or in hot weather). It is now a narrow cupboard. Batteries do well in there - keeps em nice and warm!! Andy hugegrins
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Post by JanGlover on Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:23 pm

Only one of our two wine bottle holders has enough headroom for a full size bottle. They are used to store our thermos beakers instead! broomstick
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Post by roli on Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:24 pm

A-S Crockery, Plate Rack, Angle Blocks from Seat Back,Halogen Bulbs, Light tubes

Have put a lot more stuff in than has come out

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Post by andygump on Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:49 pm

Hi


Removed the extra cushions which go to make up the double bed(only use beds as singles) Large table,A/S tableware, large yellow ramps.



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Post by JanGlover on Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:31 pm

Intersting. The large table has come under consideration. We only use it outside but it is over large. Two arm rest cushions were left at home last time but are going to be taken on our next long trip. Roll on the end of the Summer Holidays! hairdryer We all seem to be ditching table ware and the plate rack does seem to be another target! broomstick
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Post by modelman on Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:37 pm




Since fitting the tow-bar, the bottom ladder is left at home as I step on that instead to get to the main ladder, also, the 2 rear steadies were

removed to fit the tow-bar & never refitted, never used them anyway, a fair weight saving.

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Post by JanGlover on Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:52 pm

We don't use the steadies either. It seems stable enough without them. We inadvertently left a support for under the driver' side step behind. It caught on a hump on a beautiful terraced site in the Picos mountains and has not been replaced. Fortunately it was right at the front where you don't really tread! broomstick
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Post by CC on Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:59 pm

Only thing I've considered removing and leaving at home is the large table, but when I took it out recently I was surprised at just how light in weight it actually is considering how large it is! we've never used it as it's just too big, and also quite clumsy to remove from the wardrobe... instead we purchased a smaller collapsible table from one of the shows and we use that all the time both indoors and out, not really sure the larger table is worth removing though for the weight saving gained. Happy with everything else and no intention to remove anything (as we just like to keep everything original) and don't feel the need for any additional storage.

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Post by JanGlover on Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:12 pm

We will make sure we keep all the things we have taken out. We have plenty of storage space. The things we have removed have had the chop because they have annoyed because they haven't always worked as well as they should or perhaps we haven't made the best use of them. So far very little seems to have been removed by forum members contributing to this thread which says something pretty positive about the vans.
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Post by Dutto on Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:28 pm

Hi there,

For those with large and small tables; before you remove one or the other be aware that it is possible to use them outside as shown in the photograph.

Great for entertaining - but protect the small table from being scratched.
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Post by murph on Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:34 am

I think the only things we have removed are the mattress from the luton with the ladder, and the headrests from the rear seats as the van is normally (but not always,) used as a 2 berth, and the luton is used for storage these are all wrapped in bin bags and stored in the loft. Oh I forgot those stupid cream coloured carpets,wiich came out the day we bought it, How do you manage to keep that colour clean.


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Post by JanGlover on Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:57 am

I think Auto Sleepers must have learnt! Ours are a really sensible mud brown and removable so you can clean them easily! broomstick
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Post by murph on Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:21 am

Sounds a much more sensible colour.

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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:35 am

Most things I've removed have been non-autosleeper fitments, put there by previous owners. The most challenging was a clock in a wooden suround fixed to the side of the drinks cabinet. I thought long and hard about this one uncertain as I didn't want to damage the wood the clock was fixed to. Took me about 3/4hr but I got it off and without any damage to the side of the drinks cabinet. What a relief ! celebrate1
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Post by breakaleg on Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:23 am

First thing that we removed was, the toilet roll holder, when sat on the toilet, it was in the small of your back, thought it may have been an automatic bum wiper, because you couldn't reach the paper sat down unless double jointed, it now hangs on a piece of string.
Next thing removed was the rubbish bin, fitted into the food cupboard, it stank, and fell apart and took up to much valuable cupboard space, back to the carrier bags.
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Post by murph on Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:37 am

Hi Breakaleg,
I totally agree with you about the space wasted by the bin in the cupboard, hence my mods with a different bin mounted on the inside of the door. Your toilet roll holder must be in a different place to the one on our series 1 Lancashire, ours is mounted to the left when using the toilet and causes no problem.

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Post by greetys on Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:39 am

Glad to know we are not the only ones that store items that we never use hugegrins . We have just changed our van so we are only putting a few bits back for now.
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Post by grasscutter on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:15 pm

We found that the back cushion to the main bench seat, which doubles as the centre of the double bed whereas we use singles, was too long and too rigid to stow conveniently at night. Only standing in the loo was suitable but it got in the way. We realized that the full size ply board bracing the back of the cushion, probably 10mm thick and quite heavy, could be removed simply by unzipping. This made no difference to the cushion's function as seating but now at bedtime we have the option of bending it into either the cab area or the overhead. We have obviously kept the board but have rounded the corners slightly to facilitate replacement. G
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Post by murph on Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:43 pm

Just removed another item, the origional wheelbrace and replaced it with a standard speedbrace, an addition to my own wheel changing kit which is rather different to what Peugeot supply.

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Post by gj1023 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:21 pm

Took out the AS crockery and the crockery holder in the locker as it wasted space and if things fell under it you could not get them out.
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Post by PennyandDerek on Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:56 pm

First out were the cream carpets.
£35 with the local carpet remnant shop saw a piece of felt backed carpet. Turned everything upside down on the lounge floor and marked and cut two of each of the three pieces.
Next was that crockery rack taking up a whole cupboard, replaced it with an Omni-Stop - brilliant bit of kit.

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Post by happyhelen on Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:39 pm

Just reading through all the responses to this thread as I have been away for some weeks. The last response referred to one of my queries which was the crockery holder - I dont like mine but dont know what to replace it with. I actually find the bin quite useful but it does seem to fall around a bit. Having just returned from a few weeks in Europe we took the big table in the van. It is useful but big. We did lift it out but moved it back in at night as I dont think it is meant to be out if the weather is damp overnight etc. I am looking for a smaller one we can both use outside and also to place between the two front seats when turned round in situ as a coffe type table - havent found the right size and weight yet.

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Post by PennyandDerek on Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:42 pm

HHelen,
this is the Omni-Stop;

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We put the dinner plates down first, progressively smaller plates on next, then the bowls and it is all held down by that little S-shaped lever.
Just release and slide out whatever you want.
Mugs are carried in these;

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Just weave a little bit of cloth around the wires to stop rattling

Hope this helps

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Post by skyrakes on Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:03 pm

Trying to convince the other half to move. Then I will be in heaven.
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