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by Mash
18 Oct 2015, 09:58
Forum: Campers
Topic: New Floor Covering
Replies: 23
Views: 7062

Re: New Floor Covering

Does the laminate not get very slippy with wet feet? Or do you add a rug? I bought another mat to replace the original westy one (which some kind person plonked a battery on when the van when for a service) it's like the weather carpet mat you get in shop doorways etc. rubber on the bottom carpet on...
by Mash
18 Oct 2015, 09:52
Forum: Campers
Topic: So you replaced your fridge....
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

So you replaced your fridge....

Well I have been reading all day and oggling your handiwork, and while my beloved Gromit sits on the other side of the world I am debating on buying him a fridge. I have been looking at the waeco CR50's. Did anyone replace with the drawer opening one yet? How do you find it? I'm also thinking about ...
by Mash
20 Jul 2013, 07:44
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Air con..
Replies: 15
Views: 1464

Re: Air con..

We had our air con serviced last year. When we bought the van the drive belt had been removed and it was described as no air con. Kev is right for the new gas we had to have all seals and o-rings replaced, plus most of the pipes had perished and had to be replaced. On top of that the compressor had ...
by Mash
27 Feb 2012, 20:38
Forum: Camping & Travelling
Topic: Vital spares for breakdown in France
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: Vital spares for breakdown in France

Age of van can be a problem. We forgot to upgrade to Breakdown when we renewed with Adrian Flux. Ended up using Britannia Rescue, £175 for 12 months UK and European cover. Considering it must have cost almost 3 grand to repatriate us and the van last summer it was small change.
by Mash
19 Jan 2012, 08:29
Forum: Camping & Travelling
Topic: ROAD TRIP TO ANDORRA - possible help needed on way ;-)
Replies: 15
Views: 1521

Re: ROAD TRIP TO ANDORRA - possible help needed on way ;-)

Unfortuntely due to recent experience I can recommend Brittania Rescue, they quoted us £175 for annual cover to cover UK and Europe. After the thousands it musthave cost to repatriate us then the van 6 weeks later after the gearbox seized, I thin kwe've had our monies worth. Andorra is a great count...
by Mash
14 Nov 2011, 12:21
Forum: Campers
Topic: Westy Curtain
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

Re: Westy Curtain

We (well mostly Ash) replaced all our interior curtains with colour matched blackout fabric as the Westy ones let in too much light. For the front curtain over the cab it is still elasticated at the sides, but Ash stitched a cord into the front in addition to the studs. This pulls the curtain tight ...
by Mash
25 Oct 2011, 10:49
Forum: Camping & Travelling
Topic: Euro Tunnel & LPG
Replies: 21
Views: 1662

Re: Euro Tunnel & LPG

Haven't had experience personally, but I know it is in the exclusions for Eurotunnel. We got converted knowing we'd always have to use the ferries.

Matt
by Mash
15 Aug 2011, 15:41
Forum: Camping & Travelling
Topic: All back from France
Replies: 4
Views: 730

All back from France

For those of you who seen our pleas for help when our gearbox broke last month in France, the van is finally back home this afternoon. Being worried about the breakdown cover repatriating the van I thought I'd refrain from posting until the van was home. In the last week of July our van got stuck in...
by Mash
11 Jul 2011, 12:57
Forum: Camping & Travelling
Topic: Fiamma bike rack reflector board in France?
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: Fiamma bike rack reflector board in France?

We're heading off the end of the week and will be putting one on the van. If it helps stop someone running into the back the van then its £7 well spent.

Matt
by Mash
27 Jun 2011, 10:49
Forum: Campers
Topic: What is up with my feet, they are too big?
Replies: 5
Views: 901

Re: What is up with my feet, they are too big?

I don't think the Mrs was too clear in the original post. The awning has been working fine for a few months, we recently added the small white brackets that bolt onto the side of the van so the legs are held off the ground and don't need to be pegged in. As we'll be touring Europe we thought some ar...
by Mash
26 Jun 2011, 21:57
Forum: Campers
Topic: What is up with my feet, they are too big?
Replies: 5
Views: 901

What is up with my feet, they are too big?

Hello all we finally got round to fitting the mounting brackets for the Fiamma F35 Pro we have on the Van we thought they would be useful for France in 3 weeks. Anyhow how does one get the feet from the awning into them? they are too big, do I remove the rubber on the feet on the legs for them to go...
by Mash
07 May 2011, 12:33
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Starter Earth Strap
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: Starter Earth Strap

Do you mean the earth strap at the front of the gearbox?

Its a copper braided wire about 1/2" wide, bolted on at each end. Some sandpaper on all the contacts can sometimes work wonders. Mine was too far gone so had to buy a new one.
by Mash
27 Apr 2011, 13:00
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Dunblane/Stirling area, advice needed
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: Dunblane/Stirling area, advice needed

His best idea is to pop over to Syncronutz (01501 829400) at Shotts, only about 30 miles away. They'll sort him out if there is no one else closer.
by Mash
20 Apr 2011, 08:02
Forum: Camping & Travelling
Topic: Wild camping Wales.-Back with pics!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1411

Re: Wild camping Wales.

We found no shortage of wild camping spots 2 years ago. Were told by the locals that you could overnight in CADW car parks (sort of Welsh national trust). Used a few of them and also some Forestry commisions spots.
by Mash
01 Apr 2011, 09:49
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: LHD-RHD LAMPS
Replies: 12
Views: 1635

Re: LHD-RHD LAMPS

If one does much night driving, in both Great Britain and Europe, it might be beneficial to have both RHD and LHD headlamps, which can be swopped over before crossing the English Channel; It's a good idea, we've got both sets of lights and just swap them over when waiting for the ferry, 5 minute jo...