Comfort and convenience
• Gert made steel frames for all the beds and cupboards to ensure that they would be sturdy enough to withstand travelling over rough terrain. • Electricity is Gert’s speciality, so the bus boasts many outlets for USB-, two- and threepoint plugs. The ceiling lights presented a challenge due to the limited space between the ceiling and steel roof, but Gert searched long and hard for beautiful individual LED lights and installed them very neatly. • The miniature geyser works with gas, 12V and 220V. We camp in style with hot water in my kitchen and bathroom wherever we go. When we shower, we put up a screen. We can pull the bathroom basin tap outside the bus, hook it on a window and shower in complete privacy. • The bus has a set of deep-cycle batteries and an AC inverter. The batteries can be charged with the engine’s alternator, or using a solar panel that we simply stand against the nearest tree. The batteries can easily supply a day’s power for the fridge, lights and water pressure pump without having to be recharged. All the electrical equipment was chosen with solar power in mind.
All the plans for the interior were carefully considered over several glasses of Gert’s homemade Merlot. Martie recalls: