Building of Plodd

PloddPlodd is our truck/Motorhome/Van she got her name from her first and only job before we bought her in March this year (2013), it was a category “A” prisoner transporter complete with 10 prison cells.  Manufactured in 1996 she has only done 32Km (20,000m) in total and has been serviced every 6 months by Mercedes.   We then purchased a German built 2008 accident damaged caravan and have transplanted the caravan interior into the truck (the interior is about 85% completed), Plodd is at this moment away in Leyland having extra fuel tanks fitted (total 360 Lt) water tank (about 300 Lt) waist water tank and a domestic gas supply, hopefully this will be completed before we get back to Blackpool.

I have stripped all the prison cells out of Plodd and it is looking very big inside now it is empty.  I think I have found a company to fit Plodd with all the equipment to do the trip.  We have bought a 2008 German build caravan that has been in a accident and is  complete with a undamaged interior.  The company has said they can use most of the interior equipment to furnish Plodd’s interior.  Plodd’s  insulation already in the truck is 200mm thick on the floor and 125mm on the roof & sides so I think that should be fine for our trip so that is a big job that we will not have to do.  There is also two 24v air-con units and two diesel heater units with two 24v roof fans.  Plodd had all this equipment fitted by the UK prison service department in line with the human rights of the prisoners.  I must say that I was a little disappointed that there was not a TV in each cell (only joking).

Left to do: is the charging system electrics and Air-con to be fitted which one of the guys that works for us will help me with, and there is lots of other bits and bobs. We have decided to leave the outside just as it is so no one will know what is inside, the security on Plodd is second to none the walls are 100mm thick and insulated and the the floor is about 200mm thick the windows do not open (that is why we will need aircon)
I said in the advert that she will do 125 Km that was only so any cars thinking of joining us did not think that we would slow them down.


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