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Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   21-04-2015, 13:58
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya We bought a 2005 Bilbo's VW for...

Hiya


We bought a 2005 Bilbo's VW for approaching your budget last year and there was nothing about its performance that suggested it wasn't really quite new. We decided it was a bit small so...
Forum: Base Chassis (Fiat/Mercedes/Iveco etc)   04-09-2014, 11:40
Replies: 25
Views: 12,441
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya Presumably you can't convert yours to...

Hiya

Presumably you can't convert yours to LHD?

You could maybe build one yourself for your hoped for budget on something like a Merc 1017A as Neil and Pat have recently done, the box made...
Forum: Self Build   04-09-2014, 11:37
Replies: 89
Views: 20,325
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya Looks like a nice basis :) 4 or 6cyl? ...

Hiya

Looks like a nice basis :) 4 or 6cyl?

Good luck!

I went to look at Force Vans a few months ago, as far as I remember all those ex-Police vans rear seats were directly mounted to your...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   29-07-2014, 10:38
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya Having just changed to a small camper...

Hiya

Having just changed to a small camper with small compressor fridge I would say the noise is negligable.

We were told that some people turn it off at night, and I suppose without opening...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   29-07-2014, 10:16
Replies: 38
Views: 5,878
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya I agree with what you say, but I don't...

Hiya

I agree with what you say, but I don't think water that is fabulous straight out of the tap at home, connected to the mains, is guaranteed to be the same as what comes out of a motorhome tap....
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   28-07-2014, 15:39
Replies: 38
Views: 5,878
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya "Water filter" covers a wide range of...

Hiya

"Water filter" covers a wide range of products.

Some are aimed at improving taste, or removing hardness, like Brita.

Others will remove bacteria mostly by having a physical barrier with...
Forum: Parts & Accessories   25-07-2014, 11:32
Replies: 16
Views: 3,049
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya Nalgene bottles are fab :) Outdoor...

Hiya

Nalgene bottles are fab :) Outdoor suppliers, fleabay etc.
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   25-07-2014, 11:13
Replies: 25
Views: 3,227
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya I rather like Rohan too, although a few...

Hiya

I rather like Rohan too, although a few purchases have had some stiching quality issues. Almost daily use may be the cause though :)

Recently I have mostly been looking at Fjallraven which...
Forum: France Touring   14-06-2014, 19:07
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya I think you might need one of the two...

Hiya

I think you might need one of the two types of IDP in some far off countries but not the EU. :)
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   14-06-2014, 18:59
Replies: 4
Views: 1,029
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya You know those portable 20 weather...

Hiya

You know those portable 20 weather stations can have a remote outside thermometer? I think they would work inside your freezer so you could monitor how cold its trying to get? You only need...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   14-06-2014, 18:48
Replies: 13
Views: 2,059
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya I think the instructions say not...

Hiya

I think the instructions say not suitable for horizontal surfaces?

We've used one for a while on a tiled floor, and as long as you only let about 10mm of water in the reservoir before...
Forum: France Touring   14-06-2014, 18:40
Replies: 30
Views: 5,288
Posted By grizzlyj
A3 Michelin for me too. Its the same printed map...

A3 Michelin for me too. Its the same printed map as the A4 Michelin but the larger page gives a better idea of where you (or the non-helpful signage;)) want.

Pretty routes edged in green too...
Forum: Food And Drink   13-05-2014, 13:24
Replies: 42
Views: 8,587
Posted By grizzlyj
How long until they make a folding silicone...

How long until they make a folding silicone camper? :lol:

The likes of Trangia camping pans can have a neat little kettle that stacks inside the pan set. Ally or steel pans.

I find it very...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   15-04-2014, 15:54
Replies: 10
Views: 3,402
Posted By grizzlyj
Murvi Mountaineer review, smaller wardrobe on a...

Murvi Mountaineer review, smaller wardrobe on a Sprinter it says :)

http://www.murvi.co.uk/linkservid/4B16D5FB-D293-49B0-84A80F1ED8960EC1/showMeta/0/
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   15-04-2014, 14:07
Replies: 10
Views: 3,402
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya We were very impressed when we went to...

Hiya

We were very impressed when we went to Murvi but havn't bought anything yet :)

The cab design on a Sprinter/Crafter means you lose about 0.5m of room in the camper, so since the bed/couch...
Forum: Top Tips   13-04-2014, 14:08
Replies: 49
Views: 37,751
Posted By grizzlyj
I got the last one from my local Lidl yesterday...

I got the last one from my local Lidl yesterday :)

Its certainly not as solidly put together as my Karcher, and as posted the blade is not as flexible on the cheapy so it doesn't suck up quite as...
Forum: Elddis Motorhomes   11-04-2014, 08:48
Replies: 8
Views: 4,959
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya It is odd that these windows are often...

Hiya

It is odd that these windows are often described as insulated and double glazed, which made me think they would be sealed too until I noticed the little plastic bung.

Perhaps this is to...
Forum: Pets   10-04-2014, 14:17
Replies: 9
Views: 2,038
Posted By grizzlyj
Thank you all for your experiences, reassurance...

Thank you all for your experiences, reassurance and advice. I'm sure it will end up OK and a great deal of fun, maybe just oooop north rather than France this summer :)



Hiya

I was only...
Forum: Pets   10-04-2014, 11:57
Replies: 9
Views: 2,038
Posted By grizzlyj
Boxer puppy & new camper & France?

Hi all

First off, would anyone know how long from the earliest date a puppy can be collected could the datatag, jabs and passport etc be completed to allow a few weeks holiday over the Channel?...
Forum: Top Tips   09-04-2014, 16:00
Replies: 49
Views: 37,751
Posted By grizzlyj
That was speedy thank you :)

That was speedy thank you :)
Forum: Top Tips   09-04-2014, 15:38
Replies: 49
Views: 37,751
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya I will be buying one! I've had 3...

Hiya

I will be buying one!

I've had 3 Karchers in 2 years so far but it works so well I keep with them, so maybe I should buy a couple of these cheaper ones just in case!

Does anyone know...
Forum: Newcomers   08-04-2014, 12:01
Replies: 2
Views: 1,042
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya If you bought a camper in Europe, used...

Hiya

If you bought a camper in Europe, used it for a year then sold it the depreciation may end up about the same as the shipping cost but without the major import hassles.

What about this? ...
Forum: Electrical   04-04-2014, 09:37
Replies: 15
Views: 2,147
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya Would anyone here know of a clamp with...

Hiya

Would anyone here know of a clamp with a fuse built in, or a suitable fuse that would connect in line?

I had a clamp rattle itself loose and then melted the terminal entirely. If there had...
Forum: Wheels & Tyres   01-04-2014, 12:02
Replies: 16
Views: 3,732
Posted By grizzlyj
Hiya I would agree that you shouldn't go...

Hiya

I would agree that you shouldn't go past the maximum indicated on the tyre.

I am no expert but I believe that its the air molecules in the tyre that carries the load, the tyre just...
Forum: Bailey Motorhomes   01-04-2014, 11:49
Replies: 38
Views: 8,792
Posted By grizzlyj
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: At least...

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

At least you could still sleep in it :o
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