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Plastic sheet tent for camper van

Retrofitting while being protected from wind, rain and cold
Author: S. W., Dresden, Germany
Online since: 06/04/2020, Number of visits: 21776
To continue retrofitting my two vans during the winter without having to rent a workspace, I built myself a heated tent under my lean-to roof. It protects from wind, rain and the cold. An infrared heater keeps the upper body warm. In a pinch, I can also use a three-phase AC fan heater. At minus 5 degrees I could keep the inside temperature at + 7 °C. That is enough to work comfortably without freezing hands.
I used different magnets to attach the strong and correctly fitting plastic sheets from GeKaHo.de to the steel structure. Especially the rubber-coated magnets are perfect for use on all sheet metal surfaces on the inside and outside of the van as well as in the workshop. Thanks to the magnets, if necessary, the plastic sheet tent can be dismantled with ease and also just as easily be put up again.
You are welcome to follow the retrofitting progress of both vans on Instagram under @bigblackbambus and @yellowoftheegg_van.
Attachment on the car and sheet edges:
Ceiling fixture for the relatively heavy infrared heater: 4 of the
Ceiling fixture for the relatively heavy infrared heater: 4 of the OTN-40 - pot magnets with eyelet
Sufficient for attaching the sheets to the ceiling surfaces:
Sufficient for attaching the sheets to the ceiling surfaces: CSF-48 - ferrite pot magnets with counterbore
Used, in part, for the corners as storm protection:
Used, in part, for the corners as storm protection: GTNG-88 - rubber-coated pot magnets with threaded stud
On the floor and in the entryway I used two galvanised 3 mm thick washers (hole: Ø 11${dec}5 mm) each as counterpart for the magnet. Unfortunately, supermagnete.${shop} does not yet carry these large stainless steel discs ;)
On the floor and in the entryway I used two galvanised 3 mm thick washers (hole: Ø 11.5 mm) each as counterpart for the magnet. Unfortunately, supermagnete.ch does not yet carry these large stainless steel discs ;)