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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 25-05-2019, 21:29 Thread Starter
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Hi all, Those of you that remember me from the past will probably remember that I like to upgrade to my own spec.

Well I have started doing small jobs first to get my hand back in to it.

Fitted a 2 meter LED awning light as there wasn't one originally, Had trouble finding wiring for it and couldn't find the terminals on switch panel even though it was connected and lighting up when switched on, Then I discovered that it was wired up for awning light but wires tucked away in a cupboard.
There are some very nice looking LED aluminium profiles on ebay and very nice finish when fitted.

Fitted a battery master, Self explanatory that

Measured up for CiGS panel and ordered.

Made my own Fridge vent meshes as my fridge has 2 large vents and I couldn't find any meshes that size and they are a "Must Have" where we travel.

Reversing camera selected and ordering next week.

Hard wired Garmin Camper 770 Sat Nav

Fitted Gaslow System.

Done quite a bit of maintenance on unit and to be honest that is one of reason I purchased this one, It was basic and not tampered with in any way and very low mileage, In very good condition but needed a bit of TLC

Got a Carpet Fitter mate to supply and fit carpets.

Oops, Almost forgot, It goes in for Hydraulic levellers on 14th June and also removing the Gas Grille and a Microwave fitted.

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Nice to see you back.
The boss is from Spital and we have had a few occasions under the spire some years ago.
I changed my MH last December and had a few changes, particularly security, due to the Transit base!
New smaller table, Solar panel, reinstalled my dashcam....In the Transit the cigarette feeds are live all the time, and in prominent positions, so found a hard wire adapter that plugs into the OBD socket but that too is live all the time. Yesterday I finally fitted a hard wire feed, ignition controlled, via a piggyback fuse in the passenger fuse box!
New door locks, steering wheel lock, bike rack in the garage, Inverter, fitted carpets.

All 5 minute jobs that take weeks of planning and at least one or two days to complete.

When we bought our last MH years ago I am convinced we just got in it and drove away into the sunset without all this faffing about and expense

You're braver than me as some of your jobs would have frightened me to death
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I forgot about the Dash cam, I have one in every vehicle now and would never dream of travelling anywhere without one.
7th September 2012 1230 pm is a date and time I will never forget, we were travelling back from our travels and were heading to Zeebrugge for the ferry back to hull, I had a Rapido 990MV then and also my car on the back, We were travelling at just under 60k and was just about to overtake a lady on a cycle when a moped came across the road in front and failed to stop, I couldn't swerve because of the cycle and hit the moped rider full on, The Police came and arrested me and stated I would be remaining in Belguim until after the court appearance, I had forgotten that I had a Dash Cam but the wife told the Police, I was taken to the MH and told to show them the video which I did, They saw that the woman never stopped and didn't even look I was immediately released and caught my ferry home.
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What a dreadful experience! So glad you had the dashcam.

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BTW, what are fridge vent meshes and why are they a must-have?

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BTW, what are fridge vent meshes and why are they a must-have?
They came fitted to my Arapaho they catch dust and bugs that would get caught on the fridge pipe work as the air circulates over them and keep it running more efficiently.

I dust the mesh of every month here, it’s surprising what they catch, especially if running a fan to help with air circulation.

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Interesting. Do you also use winter covers Terry?

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Interesting. Do you also use winter covers Terry?
Only when we park up at the side of the house over winter. When we head out April to October no need.
Don’t do cold climate touring :- )

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Is that to keep out snow? I thought they were just to help with the running of the fridge in cold winds but you presumably don't run your fridge when it's parked?

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Yep, just to keep out inclement weather. Fridge is switched off too.

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