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What to do with some spare time

Wat te doen met wat vrije tijd

 


During last trips we noticed that a larger table attached to Olli would be handy.
Although the initial use was only to provide support for the water tap and to hold a bowl, we started to use the table for more and more other things.
The size was also measured to stow it away at a specific space in Olli.

 

Heading to the DIY shop for some material and shortly after returning home a new table was born with a new storageplace.

During that same free time we also changed the front fixing of the toptent when closed.

Until now we had to close it from the inside with 2 large screws and butterfly nuts. This wasn't very handy when we were packed and we risked making holes in the canvas.
I didn't wanted an outside solution at first, as when looking at others with similar tent, it meant to drill extra holes in the body of Olli. these being totally useless when removing the current toptent.

When putting aside an issue and getting back to it months later, can result in a perfect, yet simple solution, making you wonder why you didn't think of it in the first place.
And so we now have a good way to lock the tent.
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Tijdens onze laatste trips merkten we dat een grotere tafel aan Olli handig zou zijn.
Origineel was de tafel enkel voorzien om de waterkraan buiten te kunnen gebruiken en een kom op te kunnen plaatsen.
Maar na verloop van tijd begonnen we de tafel voor meer en meer zaken te gebruiken. De grootte was ook afgesteld op de opbergplaats die we in Olli ervoor voorzien hadden.

Even naar de doe-het-zelf-zaak en wat later was de nieuwe tafel geboren. Met nieuwe opbergplaats.

Tijdens die zelfde vrije tijd was het ook nodig om een andere oplossing te vinden voor het vasthechten van de tent aan de voorkant.

Tot nu toe moesten we deze langs binnen, met 2 lange vijzen en vleugelmoeren vast spannen. Dit was vrij onhandig wanneer we redelijk geladen waren en we riskeerden ook om gaten in het tentzeil te maken tijdens het sluiten.
In het begin wilde ik geen oplossing zoals we bij anderen zagen met gelijkaardige tent. Dit wilde zeggen dat er extra gaten in Olli gemaakt moesten worden, die bij vervangen van de tent totaal geen nut meer zouden hebben.

Wanneer je een probleem even een tijd opzij legt en later er terug naar kijkt, kom je soms met een hele simpele maar perfecte oplossing, waarvan je denkt "Hoe heb ik daar niet eerder aan gedacht"

Zonder gaten in Olli te maken hebben we nu een ideale manier op de tent vooraan vast te maken.

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