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by Jim San
22 Oct 2020, 19:40
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Anyone actually been getting their syncro dusty/muddy?
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: Anyone actually been getting their syncro dusty/muddy?

Used mine to ferry 70 odd paving slabs a few days ago.  Excitement never stops round here  :run
by Jim San
27 Sep 2020, 20:22
Forum: Campers
Topic: Awning Fitting
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Awning Fitting

Have you looked at the pole and clamp method.
There are awning rails you can buy like a J or C channel, i have seen sections of this mounted on the roof under the pop roof.
by Jim San
19 Sep 2020, 10:50
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Cab door seals...
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Cab door seals...

Mine are stubborn - we have found it easier to open window slightly to help - else its SLAM  -  and I always have to tell new passengers this. had the van 6 years now and although its a bit easier, its still the same. I also need to push the door slightly before pulling the release trigger as I feel...
by Jim San
10 Sep 2020, 07:36
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Help! How much to repair?
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: Help! How much to repair?

As Moki says, its hard to say - but there is a lot of work on show and you usually find 3 x as much when you start digging. The pic with the 'Artex' is a worry - its not even a good bodge.  Its above the jacking point.  The rust looks very well established and therefore has likely gone deep.   Attem...
by Jim San
09 Sep 2020, 22:00
Forum: Campers
Topic: A Corona Pop..........top
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: A Corona Pop..........top

:ok :ok
by Jim San
06 Sep 2020, 20:23
Forum: Campers
Topic: A Corona Pop..........top
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: A Corona Pop..........top

Following this as I want the same roof.  good work , good luck
by Jim San
01 Sep 2020, 10:26
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Drivers door stuck
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Drivers door stuck

Dont know, but is it excess pressure on latch?   Carefully apply heavy pressure against outside of door (around handle) to see if it allows lock to operate.   I have to push against my door in order to alow the trigger to work easily - otherwise it feels overly stressed
by Jim San
30 Aug 2020, 21:34
Forum: Campers
Topic: Awning
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Awning

We bonded a reimo rail to a T5 without the self tapping screws.
Can't recall the sikaflex type (they are not all the same), but the black stuff which comes with the rail is mega strong.
by Jim San
27 Aug 2020, 15:38
Forum: Campers
Topic: Flooring
Replies: 8
Views: 815

Re: Flooring

we have a ply floor topped with vinyl (with raised circle pattern and matt finish).  Its nice and grippy and very hard wearing.

winchweight used the jigsaw foam flooring tiles in his - I like the idea, warm to the touch and soft when kneeling in - may go with this next time
 
by Jim San
20 Aug 2020, 19:06
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: tyre preasure
Replies: 33
Views: 25006

Re: tyre preasure

Yup, sell on those horrors and get some proper wheels and tyres. Mefro 15” steeliness with 215/75r15 ATs from your favourite maker (BFG, General Grabber, Coopers, Michelin). I run ours on 38psi all around, although some run the rears a little higher than the fronts. I air down off road and air up w...
by Jim San
19 Aug 2020, 21:48
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Is this normal?!
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Is this normal?!

As above, exhaust mount missing - or ripped itself to bits. Mine did that - and when I replaced it the force required to align it and get it bolted up was ridiculous - bolting the other side up causes that end to really kick out and mis-align. I'm hoping when I get a new exhaust it will be a much im...
by Jim San
19 Aug 2020, 13:40
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Tailgate not sitting right after fitting new seal
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Tailgate not sitting right after fitting new seal

I twisted my tailgate once  -  after fitting new gas struts, I closed the gate to one side - I later noticed the other side sitting proud at the bottom.  I simply opened it again and gently reverse twisted it.  Bizare, but it worked, ever since I have been careful to close by pushing down at the lat...
by Jim San
14 Aug 2020, 13:30
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Shower equipment
Replies: 46
Views: 2864

Re: Shower equipment

Here's a thought: could double as a slow cooker heat source. Do it :ok  I like the slow cooker thing - your own 'hangi' on the move.  New potats sliced in the middle with a slither of garlic slippd inside, then wrapped tight in tin foil and slow cooked.   (we do this in the trough of the Cobb, some...
by Jim San
14 Aug 2020, 09:52
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Shower equipment
Replies: 46
Views: 2864

Re: Shower equipment

Its an obvious source of energy Ian, but realistically you don't shower at the end of a drive - you tend to set up, sit down and relax for a hour - that said, there would still be warmth in the water which reduces the energy needed to bring temp up - and it could be used for other things (coffee, wa...
by Jim San
14 Aug 2020, 09:41
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Shower equipment
Replies: 46
Views: 2864

Re: Shower equipment

I've been not getting around to devizing a shower for ages :roll:  having tried the shower bag and it working to some level I figure gravity is less likely to fail than a sub pump.  I think i'll stick with black tank at height,  but try and introduce air pressure to help the flow - having an efficie...