2021 Citroen Relay Camper Build

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by Louey, Jun 13, 2023.

  1. Louey

    Louey Moderator

    Picked up the new van on Saturday. It's flippin' huge!!

    Lots of work to do to make it as good as the last camper.
    Electrics......just for starters.
  2. Louey

    Louey Moderator

    First job was to remove the bulkhead.
    10 minute job.
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  3. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Are you keeping the front seats as they are? I like my work van being a 3 seater.
  4. Louey

    Louey Moderator

    Gonna try and see if I can put a different double front seat in from a Toyota Estima - they have a built in swivel plate. I'm not keen on the swivel set up for the standard seats as you can't turn them without having to get out of the cab.
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  5. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Administrator

    Looking forward to this mate :thumbsup:
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  6. Looking forward to following this along mate
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  7. Chrisd

    Chrisd Supporter

    I love the seat type where the back support hinges from back to front, meaning there no swivel just a bench seat that can be used both ways :)

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  8. MorkC68

    MorkC68 Administrator

    Nice one, hope it goes to plan mate :D
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  9. I looked at those sometime ago.

    They are as expensive as you would expect, but a great piece of engineering.
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  10. Good luck with the build Mr DJ :thumbsup:

    You can usually sell the bulkheads.. ;)
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  11. Louey

    Louey Moderator

    Not got far with anything yet. Life, work , hay fever (Heather), crappy couriers have got in the way.

    Received a broken £500 window, waiting for the replacement.

    Just got a swivel base delivered and deciding on which roof lights to buy - Maxxair fan looking likely.
  12. vinnyboy

    vinnyboy Supporter

    Bit of a dream of mine to build my own camper
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  14. vinnyboy

    vinnyboy Supporter

    At work we have about 40 of these vans on the fleet. Some are 4 years old now. Seem very reliable even with the extreme abuse they get.
  15. Amazing how companies ruin stuff on deliveries.. :(
  16. The max air fans are good because you can still run the fan with the roof light closed
  17. Louey

    Louey Moderator

    Nerve-wracking day yesterday:
    • Built a frame for the window
    • Removed the support brace
    • Measured about 4 times
    • Drilled some corner holes
    • Cut a hole
    • Fitted a snazzy window

    Now it is starting to look like a camper.
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  19. Louey

    Louey Moderator

    He does some good videos, but I didn't agree with his fitting method.

    I went with Louise's tutorial - she seems to really think about how she installs things and then how to video and explain them. I have a feeling she used to do Exhibition installation, especially woodwork, so multi talented but modest.

    Swivel base for drivers seat and then roof/Sky Lights next - fitting two, one front and one back. Haven't decided on other windows yet.
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  20. Louey

    Louey Moderator

    And yes, Heather and I are wearing almost matching tops :D I used to work for an company that designed and built exhibitions and kept my tops for DIY work.
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