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Our Inos 70 Caravan Build in pictures....


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This may be of limited interest, but will show a relatively detailed account of how a (our) caravan is built.

There will be far too many pictures to comfortably sit on here so I will provide this link to a webpage dedicated to our Inos.

The webpage will be updated as we get more images and in the future when we get the caravan and start to add/modify it further.

Feel free to drop in and check from time to time :)

 

Here is the link: Our Inos caravan

 

N.B. "If you are revisiting this link, please remember to click "refresh/reload" in your browser or you may not see the latest version. Thanks"

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I will be following this with great interest.

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Fascinating! Thank you!

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Really interested in this build, thanx for sharing and watching with great interest.

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Interesting. I'm surprised that they build the caravan from the outside in. In other words, that the furnishing, electrics, wiring and plumbing is added after the exterior body structure is complete. That's not very production efficient as the operator has to enter and leave the caravan through the door every time anything is installed. Access for assembly is therefore compromised. Other major manufacturers assemble from the inside out and add the outer panels last, thus providing ready access to wiring and plumbing behind the cupboards and lockers.

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39 minutes ago, Lutz said:

Interesting. I'm surprised that they build the caravan from the outside in. In other words, that the furnishing, electrics, wiring and plumbing is added after the exterior body structure is complete. That's not very production efficient as the operator has to enter and leave the caravan through the door every time anything is installed. Access for assembly is therefore compromised. Other major manufacturers assemble from the inside out and add the outer panels last, thus providing ready access to wiring and plumbing behind the cupboards and lockers.

Fair point, but I'm guessing the giant slideout aperture (which takes up most of one side) provides access not available in most other builds? 

3 minutes ago, Alan Stanley said:

Very interesting,  What are you intending to tow with ?

We have just bought a Nissan Navara N Guard. 

Maybe a bit left field, but we love it 🙂

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Must be a pleasure to fit E&P and movers to a bare chassis.

 

I had an Eterniti with the slide out and loved it, had actually ordered another new one when they went under.

 

Keep us posted when you update your site.

 

Ian

2018 Range Rover Sport AB,  2015 Buccaneer Cruiser.

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A few more pictures now posted.

If you have visited the page before rember to hit refresh to see the new content :)

The link is at the start of this thread and here: Our Inos Caravan

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It is fascinating to watch this caravan coming to life and I am v envious, thank you for continuing to update the thread.

You mentioned protecting that front and being flat it would take protection film really well but also a cover would fit really well and look great but I think you said you were against a cover?

Could you not look to have stone guards fitted like those on an Airtstream to the vulnerable areas either side of the front locker?

I like the rear panel, this has been updated since i last looked at an Inos and now looks much neater imho.

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32 minutes ago, VOLVOVANNER said:

It is fascinating to watch this caravan coming to life and I am v envious, thank you for continuing to update the thread.

You mentioned protecting that front and being flat it would take protection film really well but also a cover would fit really well and look great but I think you said you were against a cover?

Could you not look to have stone guards fitted like those on an Airtstream to the vulnerable areas either side of the front locker?

I like the rear panel, this has been updated since i last looked at an Inos and now looks much neater imho.

There is a Specialised Covers towing cover available for the Inos.

Firstly having seen one fitted I don't like the fact that is slightly loose across the middle of the front (the edges of the Inos stick forward) and secondly we chose not to have the rather clumsy looking awning rails on offer ruling out a traditional towing cover (as mentioned elsewhere we will buy a Panorama Room for the electric Thule roof awning).

I have already designed and made some extra mudflap protectors to fit to the rear of the tow vehicle when towing, but am also exploring other ideas, so thanks for the ideas.

 

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Just a quick link to another thread showing our Navara with the extra towing mudflaps....

https://www.caravantalk.co.uk/community/topic/155443-towing-cover-alternative/#comment-1979566

 

 

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And here are some ideas about ways to "modernise" the front end of our Inos.

The side graphics will be identical except that we have chosen the "monochrome" version (burgundy section will be in grey). 

Front end ideas

Just sharing for anyone who may be vaguely interested.

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Got to agree the front end looks awful.

 

Hope you are getting a roller cover fitted over the slide out.

 

Ian

2018 Range Rover Sport AB,  2015 Buccaneer Cruiser.

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Agree the front does not look pretty from the outside but  you will mostly be looking at it from the inside. 
To me it’s similar to flashy wheels on the car. I can’t see them when driving, so the look is irrelevant.

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The original would be far nicer had they used a black pinstripe under the gas locker following the same shape and up the verticals each side parallel with gas locker sides - smart as a button stick!

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5 hours ago, IanV8 said:

Hope you are getting a roller cover fitted over the slide out.

 

I have asked about this but they insist that the multiple seals make it unnecessary and that after fitting such slideouts without secondary covers since roughly 2003 they also claim that they have not had any issues reported.

Will have to see how it goes.

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I think it looks ok.

 

They do always look a little bit like those fancy horse trailers but I'm not sure I'd be wanting to add the black vinyl as it might look a bit like you are pretending to be a Bailey or Swift. I think I'd be celebrating that it was something different.

 

So it's Option 00 for me, failing that, Option 04

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The various ideas I threw together make it much easier to finalise a scheme we want.

It's so much easier to refine/modify an idea than to create it from scratch.

Please feel free to volunteer preferences :) 

However, any preferences volunteered will not influence our final design (unless of course someone comes up with a new alternative design we really like!). The ideas are shared purely for the interest of other forum members  :)

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Looks fantastic ; my only worries-the size of the company and their stability -ie if the go under-and those slide outs- what guarantee they give re leaks? Absolute luxury to be able to basically design your own build-our friends have a fifth wheeler I think from the same company and that is beautiful inside!

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17 hours ago, Ukzero said:

 

I have asked about this but they insist that the multiple seals make it unnecessary and that after fitting such slideouts without secondary covers since roughly 2003 they also claim that they have not had any issues reported.

Will have to see how it goes.

The problem with the slide out is the amount of debris that collects on the flat roof, before I had a cover I had to stand on the tailgate of the car and brush off all the leaves, twigs and other debris.

 

Eterniti owners used a cover which fitted into the awning rail, I know you are not having an awning rail, and was held down at the outside of the slide out with straps and clips, worked well but extra work.

 

Some owners started to fit the roller covers and that soon caught on.

 

Ian

2018 Range Rover Sport AB,  2015 Buccaneer Cruiser.

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