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Old 01-06-2019, 02:08 AM   #1
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Default Hymer AKTIV/Travato 59G knock-off

After complaining about the lack of real second row seats in the AKTIV and Travato 59G I finally created a knock-off with real second row seats. I'll let you know that is not cheap going this route and I had to make the wife work harder but it done so we can start enjoying campervan life again.


On this one I had the shop install a marine (Isotemp) water heater so as soon as I hook up the engine water lines I'll have automatic hot water. For now I'm using the electric heating element through the inverter.
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Nice build. Always good when you can get what you want.

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Nice build. Always good when you can get what you want.



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Old 01-06-2019, 03:34 AM   #4
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Very nice!
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:42 AM   #5
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Very nice, congratulation.
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Nice. I didn't realize the Transit driver's seat could rotate. Does the table expand? Can it collapse along the wall? What size is your rear bed?
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Nice. I didn't realize the Transit driver's seat could rotate. Does the table expand? Can it collapse along the wall? What size is your rear bed?
In 2019 Transit offered a "push down parking brake." It allows you to push down the brake without releasing it. That was the only thing that prevented the driver seat from rotating.

The small table shown is the daughter's traveling table. The shop is sending us a larger dinning table to use with the seats swiveled. We tried using the small table rotated (it's mounted on one pole in middle of seat) but it was tooooo small.

The rear bed is 46" wide. The trick was to get the sofa narrow enough to fit in the door opening. I think we gained 6". Then we have little padded shelves above the wheel wells. It's just long enough for me to sleep. I'm 5' 9".

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Kick ass, Jon! Looks great....that is almost exactly what I would want. The only change would be an elevated permanent rear bed so I'd have a small garage underneath. What type of toilet does it have?
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It has a regular foot flush RV toilet with a 10 gallon tank. My water tank is under my sofa/bed so there is no storage. I thought about a bed but this way I have 7 seat belts with 6 shoulder straps. The daughter and the dog like traveling on the sofa while the wife likes to snooze on the two person seat.....For me I splurged and got XM so no more searching for channels.
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That is the same I would want with a bathroom. Which length Transit is it? Midroof?
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