However what we have done, and will be doing over the next couple of months, is doing things to the RetroLiner. At present the RetroLiner is tarped up, and still in the open, as we are doing some major work. When all then heavy stuff is done, we will de tarp it, and it will go undercover.
So this what has happened to date.
(a) Old awning removed and a new Dometic 8500 installed
(b) One old gas bottle carrier removed, new 4.5 kg one fitted
(c) New wind up back legs
(d) 20 lt. water carrier fitted to rear.
(e) Internal mains pressure tap replaced
(f) Internal dining table shortened (still waiting for that one)
This is what will happen
(a) Pop top roof repainted with Therma Shield and water proofed
(b) Blue stripe painted down both sides
(c) Storage bin fitted where old air con compressor was.
(d) Improved external shower fittings.
(e) Scrub and polish
(f) Various waterproofing
(g) Annex walls to be extended (work now in progress)
(h) Front legs replaced
Now as expected, the old awning was suppose to be a new one, when we bought the RetroLiner from the Dodgy Brothers, and the annex was "sort of" the right fit. Yep since we have had the van the annex never did fit all that well anyway.
So you guessed it.............the new awning is a way bigger than the original.......and guess what........the annex walls are to 100mm short, and the front annex, where you side it along the slot in the awning roller, the rope track on the old awning was 6mm which catered to the original awning, but now the new awning has a 5mm track. So the the original front annex won't slide.....ho he, ho hum.
So now, the man that fitted the awning is now putting a new rope 5mm rope on the front annex, extending the side annexes, realigning the annex front door. Still waiting for the up grades to arrive. Once they arrive, we will put it all up, and make sure it all lines up. Then we will take some more pikkies. However in the meantime, a couple of photies of the taking down of the old awning and the putting up the new one.
The old awning about to go
The old awning gone
The new awning fitted and being extended
I did take another photo of the awning fully extended, but didn't turn out......next time.