John & Marcia Holbrook's
Complete With Washing Machine, GPS,
and a Built In Webasto
This would have to be one of the best
examples of a Mazda 3500 conversion we have come across. It belongs to John and
Marcia Holbrook from East Risdon in Tasmania. We met John and Marcia at the CMCA
Quercus Park rally in 2004 and again at the CMCA Casino Village where they proudly
showed us over their new pride and joy. John had fitted a turbo but the extra
power was lost once he started towing his vehicle via an A-Frame.
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|This conversion was done in Tasmania using a professional
cabinet maker with John doing all supervising and the electrics etc. This is a
very computer literate family and this motorhome has been built around computer
requirements. The computer used is a Li'l Traveller. The screen is mounted above
the drivers seat. The main box is mounted behind the drivers head. It is used
to watch DVDs, to play and record CDs, watch TV via the inbuilt tuner and of course
use as a normal computer. It has a remote keyboard. |
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This is a very social motorhome with two very comfy
lounges right up the front. This area has a good swivel table and is a brilliant
"happy hour" area! You can easily squeeze pass the table without removing
anything. Notice the excellent thigh support on the lounges and the curved edges.
Window coverings contain a mixture of 25 mm venetians and curtains. The kitchen
has more bench space than all but the biggest Winnebagos! The oven fitted in perfectly
and was text book in that it was right next to the door for easy access in case
cabinets are all melamine 16 mm MDF with a dark grey "T" trim. Interestingly
this motorhome used bulkheads between the cabinets. These were extended and therefore
gave better support to the overhead cabinets. Anyone who has tried to "glue"
overhead cabinets into Coaster style motorhomes knows that there isn't much there
to screw onto! The photo below shows the bedroom area and if you look closely
you will notice the Webasto heater outlet. The Webasto would have to be one of
the best things we have ever fitted to our motorhome! Our advice to all Tasmanians
is you just can't go wrong with one!