What did you do to your van today?

maingate

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I have just done similar with my diaries Davy. 19 nights away but we have had other considerations apart from Covid which prevented us getting away. I checked my diesel and gas usage. I only needed one fill up of diesel (I keep the tank full all winter). As for gas, I only had one refill of LPG but I did run a couple of standard bottles empty so I could get full ones in their place for Winter touring (that was a bit optimistic with hindsight :rolleyes:).
 
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TeamRienza

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@maingate, As you might expect I have records of diesel fills and mpg and lpg (keen to see when gasit breaks even). The bulk of the diaries chronicles our stops, visits and routine for the year.
However, the importance of the diary is in its recording of mundane things like wheel torque, last weighbridge figures, medications, emergency numbers for RAC, insurance, bank contacts and the hundreds of other little pieces of information which I feel are useful to have at hand.
I am thinking though that the largely unchanging information might be better in a mini ‘reference’ booklet rather than being hand copied from year to year, although to be fair, I quite enjoy the exercise.

Davy
 

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Mine is much more basic Davy but it is a tradition now and passes one long Winter evening. :)
 

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Just torqued up wheels and put caps on
went for a run to Bathgate back to Livingston and it's covered in bl -- dy salt but I ain't washing it the day
heater back on and thermals fitted so that will be it till whenever 😩😩😩😩😩😩
 

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Just torqued up wheels and put caps on
went for a run to Bathgate back to Livingston and it's covered in bl -- dy salt but I ain't washing it the day
heater back on and thermals fitted so that will be it till whenever 😩😩😩😩😩😩
Gordon, Why do you leave the thermals on? is it for the sun and do you do it all year round
 

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Well I was a good boy. Today I washed the salt and grime off our van after yesterday’s run out. Just a water wash with the long handle brush and hose attached. 😇
Fancy stuff like detergents etc can wait till spring or 10c whichever comes sooner! :oops:

Davy
 
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Moved van from temporary parking place as it was in partial shade so not getting any solar. Its now on drive in front of garage and connected to ehu. Im waiting for the builder to return to dig out new parking place next to garage as deeds say I cannot park on (shared) drive. Not sure what Tier 4 will allow him to do? Hopefully he will be able to do the job so I can move the van again. It still has the fuel I put in in November 2019 but that doesnt seem to have deteriorated as she fires up first turn, just as well when battery was low when it was parked in the partial shade.
My miles for 2020 = 3 ( to MOT and back)
2020 diary = MT
Lets hope 2021 is better although Im not due the vaccine for quite a while ( on account of being young and virile - ahem)
K ;)
 
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I wonder how many " hours run" they are though? The roads we travel mean our average mph must be around 35 and at 41000 overall thats around 1200 hrs (plus some standing time, but not much for us)
K 🤔
 

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Early start taking van to Dinnet for it‘s first MoT. Just got back home at 1030 when the garage phoned to say job done, passed with flying colours. Back to Dinnet to collect van and it’s now tucked in warm and snug at home again!
 

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Linda is busy emptying all the food out of the van, just to stop it going passed it's use by dates.
I've just cleaned the fridge, we have decided it'll be a couple of months before we can go out, so we may aswell mothball it.
 

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Checked the batteries, charged up the Karcher window vac, Dyson vacuum, torch and power pack then started the genie to ensure it was ok, ran the engine for 10 minutes until warmed up. Before anyone mentions it, didn't allow it to idle and kept revs above 2k.
 

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Just been up to the yard for the first time in three weeks and there was still ice on the van where it’s shaded but the solar panels are clear. Started and run at 2200 revs for half an hour so the cooling fans cut in and out a few times. Leisure battery at 12.9v and starter battery 12.4v so not too bad considering the temperature lately. Think I’ll make it a weekly trip for the duration but not driving it out and about. Bloody roof is going green again thought.


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Put back the water containers we had to use when no cold water in the barn! Filled some large containers once pipes had defrosted but of course, once prepared, it is unlikely to happen again!
Washed the floors and replaced the bed panels, we collected lots of logs from a neighbours land after he had taken the largest, let us have the leftovers. Carrying them in the van left a fair mess but easily cleaned up. Another tick for being able to completely remove the centre of the fixed bed, able to carry 4m lengths of eucalyptus ;)
 

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As I am switching from Clarence, my Daktari Campervan to Little My the Motorhome, I am going to miss the Zebra theme :(

So decided to experiment and made myself a mug as a little reminder :)
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(ps. the 'white shadowy' bits between the stripes are some kind of camera artifact - the actual mug is still black there)
 
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