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New girlfriend: that cow needs to lose weight

Anyone who has a camper knows that 'weight' is the crucial factor. Especially when, like me, you convert a bus into a campervan yourself, everything revolves around weight. Of course I kept accurate records of the costs incurred in Excel, but much more attention was paid to keeping track of the weight. After all, with all the trimmings, including a full water tank, myself and my girlfriend should not weigh more than 3,500 kg.

That 3,500 kg may seem like a lot, but the bus itself already weighs 2,578 kg. Just over 900 kg for the installation, luggage and occupants. Below is a list of the heaviest parts I installed:

Built-in

Weight

Built-in

Weight

Water tank including contents

78

Solar panels

18

Kitchen cabinets

45

Electra

11.5

Wooden construction

32

MultiPlus

10

Lithium battery

30

Cables

10

Mattress

28.8

Table

9.8

Slatted base

23.5

Gas bottle

6,6

Refrigerator

19

Hob

4.8

These things alone account for 1/3 of the weight that I can install. I therefore used light poplar plywood to finish the ceiling and walls.

"At my weight I should actually be 2 meters 10, but I can eat and eat whatever I want, I just can't get any taller"

RDW

At a certain point you have to have the bus converted into a camper. At least if you want to qualify for the affordable camper rate. During the inspection, Globus2, empty, weighed 3,200 kg. Well below the maximum. However, after approval I installed a lot of extra things such as the upper cabinets and various other small things. The cupboards also had to be filled with kitchen utensils, clothing, etc.


Girlfriend

The maximum weight of 3,500 kg includes the people inside. With a girlfriend that means an extra person, extra toothbrush, curling iron, brush, books, clothes, drinks, food, etc. etc.

Now it is of course highly unkind to suggest that my girlfriend can be compared to a cow. That is by no means the case. In fact, my girlfriend weighs barely 65 kg, is nice and compact in size and therefore fits perfectly in Globus2. If anyone should lose weight, it's me. Let's hope she doesn't see this blog herself :-)


Energy

It can be quite a challenge with the two of us in such a small space. You could quickly get in each other's way and get in each other's way. Especially in winter when you spend a lot more time indoors. So far we have not had any problems with this. Okay, we haven't been together that long, but we can enjoy each other's energy very well. I also have enormous admiration for Kelly, as that cow... er, sorry friend is called, that she feels so at home in my Globus and does not feel confined at all.


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