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Forum: Tech / Mech Chat   Today, 09:05
Replies: 15
Views: 143
Posted By tugboat
The weight is in the motor. Best way for you...

The weight is in the motor.

Best way for you would be to stand behind the scoot and shuffle forward so you are astride the back of it.

With one hand pull up on the ribbed grip behind the seat...
Forum: Tech / Mech Chat   Yesterday, 19:06
Replies: 15
Views: 143
Posted By tugboat
Milly, you say you can push the back down with...

Milly, you say you can push the back down with the crash bar, so I assume you mean the back end containing the motor is hingeing in relation to the main part of the scooter.

If you are, that...
Forum: Off Topic   29-08-2019, 17:19
Replies: 14
Views: 156
Posted By tugboat
They're still available over here, Ray. ...

They're still available over here, Ray.

They're called Monobloc twin lever taps.

They're my tap of choice too. I hate those single lever things, I never remember which way is which!
Forum: Wheels & Tyres   21-08-2019, 22:41
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By tugboat
ISTR you have a tag axle, Kay. Good job you don't...

ISTR you have a tag axle, Kay. Good job you don't need 6! You'd have to learn to play the harmonica and do some busking.

You could rope Bazza in as accompaniment.:grin2:
Forum: Wheels & Tyres   21-08-2019, 13:12
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By tugboat
Ah, never thought of that. Thanks for confirming...

Ah, never thought of that. Thanks for confirming I'm a complete idiot!:rolleyes:

Feel better now. You chaps heap good medicine.
Forum: Wheels & Tyres   21-08-2019, 12:41
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By tugboat
Date marks on tyres

I've just had 2 new tyres fitted on my van, Michelins.

They are dated 1219. That can't be right, surely?

I thought they were supposed to be marked with date of manufacture.

The markings...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   20-08-2019, 17:54
Replies: 40
Views: 702
Posted By tugboat
It's the old story, Geoff, the people who design...

It's the old story, Geoff, the people who design and build these things never actually try using them.

The trend is for 'form over function', style before useability, fancy materials at the...
Forum: Site Announcements   20-08-2019, 07:01
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By tugboat
Surely the fridge that Bailey use will just be...

Surely the fridge that Bailey use will just be one of the usual brands, Dometic, or whatever.

I don't understand why this light can't be replaced. Is it an LED built in to a PCB or something?...
Forum: Health & Fitness   20-08-2019, 06:46
Replies: 422
Views: 10,678
Posted By tugboat
I was devastated to read your post elsewhere last...

I was devastated to read your post elsewhere last night and I shed tears for you in your sadness.

I wish you weren't so isolated over there.

I so hoped that one day I might meet Hans and greet...
Forum: Water / Sanitation / Heating   15-08-2019, 14:08
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By tugboat
If the hunting stops when you turn off the valve...

If the hunting stops when you turn off the valve from the tank, it means that the pressurised part of the system is leaking back through the pump.

It may be that you can dismantle the pump and...
Forum: Nature Watch   12-08-2019, 17:06
Replies: 10
Views: 162
Posted By tugboat
Plenty of wildlife where you live, Milly, but I...

Plenty of wildlife where you live, Milly, but I wouldn't trade the hills and the moors and the coast of Devon.
Forum: Suspension and Chassis   12-08-2019, 14:24
Replies: 18
Views: 21,736
Posted By tugboat
Some years ago I fitted an air assist system to...

Some years ago I fitted an air assist system to my ALKO 4 wheeler. The original torsion suspension stays in place but the air bags stiffen things up really well. There isn't much change in ride...
Forum: Communications and Internet Access   07-08-2019, 11:52
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By tugboat
You will be if you encourage him. Guffaw.

You will be if you encourage him. Guffaw.
Forum: Communications and Internet Access   07-08-2019, 11:45
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By tugboat
:knob:>:)

:knob:>:)
Forum: Nature Watch   05-08-2019, 10:05
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By tugboat
What an uplifting video. Thank you, that made my...

What an uplifting video. Thank you, that made my day.
Forum: Electrical   05-08-2019, 09:02
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By tugboat
I quite agree. I would replace the battery too,...

I quite agree. I would replace the battery too, and I'm sure Dave intends to.

That still leaves the fault indicator. I've checked my Fiat manual, and all it shows is the battery symbol, not BATT...
Forum: Electrical   05-08-2019, 07:28
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By tugboat
Can you access a fault reader and plug it into...

Can you access a fault reader and plug it into the OBD socket? It may be possible to reset the alarm indicator with that.
Forum: Electrical   05-08-2019, 07:16
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By tugboat
My Bessacarr 725 is essentially the same vehicle...

My Bessacarr 725 is essentially the same vehicle as yours.

Last Autumn my battery failed due to a bad cell and had to be replaced. Vehicle had been sitting outside the house on solar for some...
Forum: Health & Fitness   04-08-2019, 11:08
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By tugboat
You'd better be a good girl until next week, then!

You'd better be a good girl until next week, then!
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   04-08-2019, 11:03
Replies: 14
Views: 264
Posted By tugboat
In that case, Pat, I'd go with my original...

In that case, Pat, I'd go with my original suggestion, just use any automotive battery that is handy. Borrow a leisure battery out of the van if it is not being used.
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   04-08-2019, 06:46
Replies: 14
Views: 264
Posted By tugboat
Am I correct in assuming the reason for this is...

Am I correct in assuming the reason for this is that the cherry picker is only rarely used and you don't want to put in a battery that will then be unused for ages?

If so, just use a normal...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   03-08-2019, 12:31
Replies: 28
Views: 14,260
Posted By tugboat
Probably the carb needs cleaning, but worth...

Probably the carb needs cleaning, but worth checking the breather hole in the fuel cap is clear first. Try running the engine with the cap off and see if you still get the problem.

Next stage...
Forum: Newcomers   02-08-2019, 16:56
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By tugboat
If the OP just wants to enclose a space outside...

If the OP just wants to enclose a space outside the van, and already has a wind-out awning, a set of Windblockers might be worth considering.

They can be seen through from inside, but are opaque...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   02-08-2019, 10:59
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By tugboat
I haven't read all the bumf, but I think drivers...

I haven't read all the bumf, but I think drivers should be banned from using any handheld device of any description for whatever purpose.

Anything can be fixed into a mount these days and, as...
Forum: Off Topic   31-07-2019, 06:04
Replies: 43
Views: 1,476
Posted By tugboat
Some of us (I mean me) needed a home makeover...

Some of us (I mean me) needed a home makeover after meeting you. The fumes from the crime scene cleanup team lingered for ages.
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