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by nicq
22 Nov 2020, 11:43
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: How heavy are our vans?
Replies: 14
Views: 767

Re: How heavy are our vans?

Yes as long as its all level. If the scale is higher or lower it does not work.
by nicq
21 Nov 2020, 18:47
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: How heavy are our vans?
Replies: 14
Views: 767

Re: How heavy are our vans?

I don't think that the data means didly squat, you want to know what your van weight is with the gear in as you don't want to unload it every time you work on it.
by nicq
21 Nov 2020, 16:34
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: How heavy are our vans?
Replies: 14
Views: 767

Re: How heavy are our vans?

Isn't there a scrap yard near you.
by nicq
12 Oct 2020, 08:35
Forum: Campers
Topic: Drive away kador and figure of 8
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Drive away kador and figure of 8

You haven't got to neatly fit it in the gutter it has to fit between the gutter and roof, the clamps hold it in place.
by nicq
10 Oct 2020, 17:18
Forum: Campers
Topic: Drive away kador and figure of 8
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Drive away kador and figure of 8

Surely if you roll it all up on the pole there's nothing to hang down, just start from the bottom and roll it to the desired length?
by nicq
10 Oct 2020, 11:49
Forum: Campers
Topic: Drive away kador and figure of 8
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Drive away kador and figure of 8

I always roll the awning around the pole so it is tight to the van then fit the clamps inside the awning
by nicq
10 Oct 2020, 10:29
Forum: Campers
Topic: Drive away kador and figure of 8
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Drive away kador and figure of 8

I gave up on figure of 8, it never fitted tight so I changed to pole and clamp. It's always tight so you don't spend 20 mins reversing up to get it right. Spend a few mins looking for good clamps that don't scratch your paint.
by nicq
05 Aug 2020, 16:26
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Battery discharging whilst driving
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Battery discharging whilst driving

With the engine running check the voltage first out of the large wire on the alternator. It should read above 14 volts. If it does check the voltage across the battery with the engine running it should be similar. If it reads about 12-5 volts Then with the ignition on but not started check the volta...
by nicq
22 Jul 2020, 18:25
Forum: Campers
Topic: Curtains or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 2377

Re: Curtains or not?

They look much better with curtains. But not around the cab.
by nicq
22 Jul 2020, 18:24
Forum: Campers
Topic: Curtains or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 2377

Re: Curtains or not?

They look much better with curtains.
by nicq
19 Jul 2020, 09:12
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Battery or Alternator trouble?
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Battery or Alternator trouble?

So that's interesting, so old chargers that are fixed voltage you reckon never really fully charge batterys.
by nicq
19 Jul 2020, 08:38
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Battery or Alternator trouble?
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Battery or Alternator trouble?

Mocki wrote: 15 Jul 2020, 21:19 You need to charger that battery fully with a mains charger ,a  alternator Will only ever charge a lead acid battery to about 80% .
Why is this.
by nicq
18 Apr 2020, 12:28
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Spark plug gap for 2.1 DJ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1764

Re: Spark plug gap for 2.1 DJ?

Old fuel
by nicq
27 Mar 2020, 16:48
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Mechanical lift and drop moving mech (Dolly)
Replies: 23
Views: 4295

Re: Mechanical lift and drop moving mech (Dolly)

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by nicq
03 Dec 2019, 09:05
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Going electric
Replies: 8
Views: 2091

Re: Going electric

Yes-it's possible, yes- it's been done... but I've yet to be convinced that these vans are realistically worth converting. The weight and shape of the van plus added weight of batteries means you won't get far on one charge and it would be very inefficient. If you could drive for 2 hours without th...