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    Promaster RV Build

    Just a thread on my van build, this will be a learning experience before I start house build in Roi-et.

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    Good morning. When does it start? The RV build?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    Just a thread on my van build
    Do continue, please.

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    A few mates that have made their own,saved themselves thousands of 's and done pretty decent alternative jobs.

    Considering a camper van build myself, but with my DIY skills it might prove problematic.

    Buy a mini bus, preferably a long wheel base with a high top for space.

    You've got a decent area and factory windows already built in.

    Next stage is the get the interior lined and insulated...

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    Where is this being done? Roi Et or Farang land?

    https://www.truck2hand.com/ is a good place to pick up a vehicle to work upon. Seems to be slow as fuck though but it lists vans, trucks, coaches, busses etc all throughout Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    Good morning. When does it start? The RV build?


    I've started on the build, I just need to get pictures together and will start posting them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Where is this being done? Roi Et or Farang land?

    https://www.truck2hand.com/ is a good place to pick up a vehicle to work upon. Seems to be slow as fuck though but it lists vans, trucks, coaches, busses etc all throughout Thailand.
    Farang land, I figured I needed some practice posting pics etc. before our house build in Roi-et next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    A few mates that have made their own,saved themselves thousands of 's and done pretty decent alternative jobs.

    Considering a camper van build myself, but with my DIY skills it might prove problematic.

    Buy a mini bus, preferably a long wheel base with a high top for space.

    You've got a decent area and factory windows already built in.

    Next stage is the get the interior lined and insulated...
    I watched a lot of you tube vid's on this but everyone does it a little different so it's planning as I go and use tips I've seen before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Do continue, please.
    Hope to get started soon, when holiday activities slow down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    I've started on the build, I just need to get pictures together and will start posting them.
    Looking forward to this 'build', Dennis....bring it on!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Where is this being done? Roi Et or Farang land?

    https://www.truck2hand.com/ is a good place to pick up a vehicle to work upon. Seems to be slow as fuck though but it lists vans, trucks, coaches, busses etc all throughout Thailand.
    Can a foreigner even get a licence to drive a truck/bus/coach ?

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    Thanks for stopping by TD,
    question for someone, what size of picture does TD accept?
    It's not letting me upload images, I'm guessing it's because of size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    what size of picture does TD accept?
    Not sure myself on the size limit, but there's this:

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    On this page, below the message box, you will find a button labelled 'Manage Attachments'. Clicking this button will open a new window for uploading attachments. You can upload an attachment either from your computer or from another URL by using the appropriate box on this page. Alternatively you can click the Attachment Icon to open this page.

    To upload a file from your computer, click the 'Browse' button and locate the file. To upload a file from another URL, enter the full URL for the file in the second box on this page. Once you have completed one of the boxes, click 'Upload'.

    Once the upload is completed the file name will appear below the input boxes in this window. You can then close the window to return to the new post screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Can a foreigner even get a licence to drive a truck/bus/coach ?
    I was wondering that. There's some good buys on that site. Thai Winnebago quite possible.

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    I've posted up to 4.5Mb but have had issues with some 'disappearing' later. Dropped the size down to 150Kb and can put several into a single post without issue. Once you do get beyond whatever the hurdle is your experiencing always check once you've posted a pic to check that the photo file name/s are listed at the bottom of the post. If not there, edit/delete photo/import again and save. regards, -BiP
    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    Thanks for stopping by TD,
    question for someone, what size of picture does TD accept?
    It's not letting me upload images, I'm guessing it's because of size.

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    Edit...test pic removed

    I've had a long time interest in RVs. Hope you get it figured out. I'd like to see your pics.
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    This is when we picked up van in Ft. Worth, Texas
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    I guess it works from file out of my computer but still haven't figured it out thru Imgur.

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    The drive from Texas to North Dakota just about drove me nuts. It was like driving in a tin can. I had to stop and pick up some ear plugs. That solved two problems, then I didn't have to listen to the other half either.

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    Van at the home place and a look at the empty shell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    what size of picture does TD accept?
    I resize all the pics I want to post to 1024 x 768 pixels and save as a suitable name and have no problem uploading a few at a time

    and the 1024 x 768 does not hinder people viewing on smaller screen resoluitions

    as a note , that is the size I use when emailing pics - small file size , but well viewable

    and as a second note - learning to use your image program to strip exif and metadata from your photos is always a good idea if you intend to put them anywhere on 'tinternets

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    The van looks pretty clean. Did you go for a Cummins diesel or a gas V8?

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    Fair bit of space to work with, can you stand up in it?

    The vans I've been looking at have all been high top low long wheel base, mind I am a lanky git.

    Your van looks similar to an LDV i converted in the UK, 15 years ago.

    Looking forward to your updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Can a foreigner even get a licence to drive a truck/bus/coach ?
    No reason why not. It is all covered by a Class 2 license which has no restrictions on who can get it above the normal for a Type B. I would assume that restrictions come in if there was a commercial use for driving the vehicle etc but if you own a coach you turn into a camper I can't see any legal reason why not. That's never stopped plod from extortion though.
    Originally Posted by bsnub "No wonder I drive a tesla"

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    I know a couple of expats in Bangkok that specialise in relocations they both drive removal vans.

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