Anyone kitted out a car with diy wfp

Discussion in 'Tutorials & DIY' started by daveyboy, Jul 29, 2014.

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  1. daveyboy

    daveyboy Legend
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    Hi peeps
    Got 750 quid to spend..was goimg to get more ladders etc but thinking I could kit out my astra with a wfp setup to go with my trad gear I already have
    I really fancy a bit of stick waggling and getting off the ladders
    Any advice/instructions etc
    Haven't got ro or anything yet
     
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  2. Smurf

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    I've seen a few astra vans about with diy wfp set up in the back and ladders on the roof but not yet a car.
     
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    Most who go down the wfp backpack or trolley route will eventually end up with a decent size van. If like me they soon find out they need to carry more water about so to overcome payload issues and a diy van set up makes the job so much easier too.
     
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    It will be eventually going in a van but I will need it in my car for a few months..while the council is giving me a £750 grant to start up I may as well get it going then move to a van when I can afford one
    I don't know where to start with wfp but want to get working with it asap
    Was getting ankalad etc but decided wfp is the way to go
     
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    Would it be the same set up as a van bit with smaller containers for water?
     
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    I started off with a pure freedom trolley and 20 litre containers of pure I use to cart about in my car.
     
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    I need to give council a list of stuff with prices for everything I need then they will approve it and reimburse me for that stuff as I buy it..only have one month to spend it once approved
    So I need to find out everything I need asap
     
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    No worries..father in law said he will lend me dosh to buy a trolley system so ankalad etc still coming..
     
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    The reason why I bought a pure freedom trolley as it has the same decent components you would find on any decent van system. Not only that can either be used static in a van aswell just by dropping in the inlet hose into a tank instead. I got feedup with humping the trolley and water about very quickly so when I got a cheap van all I bought extra was a van tank & hose reel. My ro/di system is setup static in the garden so all I do is transfer water to the tanks in the van.

    What every you do don't be tempted to buy a trolley with chepo components also with a fixed tank if you intend to use it later static in a van.
     
  10. daveyboy

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    Was looking at their systems and their diy setup

    just finished my list of stuff
    Ladder wise it is a lyte 3 section 8+ metre
    Ankalad
    And ankalad standoff
    Not seen them before but 50 quid I will give it a go
    That adds up to about 300 without materials tools etc
    Can you think of anything else that would be handy equipment wise?
     
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