What did you do to your van today?

tonybvi

Full Member
Washed the van after our recent trip round the Black Isle. It was dusty rather than dirty but somewhere had gathered a whole load of bird s**t on the roof which had to come off soonest. I also remembered to put the sat dish up before I got onto the roof so I could clean underneath it - I normally forget and just can’t be bothered to clamber all the way down the ladder and back up just to raise the dish!
 

Rec

Full Member
Cleaned the squashed wildlife off the windscreen, mirrors and front of the van! Amazing diversity of insect life..shame it was all dead! :oops:
 

Rob H

Free Member
EGR valve, removal, examinatipn, flush out, refit, and VCDS test, wouldn't want to do these daily ...
 
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Vanterrier

Full Member
Replaced pollen filter and in doing so found another switch! This one switches the power to the radio on when ignition is off. I always thought it was daft to only have radio on when ignition is on for a campervan...
It was mounted inside the centre cubby and out of sight unless you are replacing a pollen filter! I wonder what I will find when I change the oil filter :rolleyes:
K ;)
 

lincolnshire

Full Member
I cleaned the interior of our van today after being away at whitby in it, Also i broke the useless hab door catch so now i've got to look for a replacement.:(
 

Rec

Full Member
Searched the garage for the BBQ to use as "someone" checked the gas cylinders and assured me we had one full one half full. Turns out the full one wasn't, in Spain who dont seem to sell 3.9kg gas and regulators to fit would cost an arm and both legs, this is our backup! Oh well we definitely are finding things out on this maiden run!!!
 

Chebeag

Full Member
Spent the past couple of weekends building the interior in the new van. Raised bed with storage for folding bikes, toilet compartment, seating with storage underneath, unit for new cooker, fridge and sink. Today I'm planning to finish off the wiring for the Leisure Battery and get the fridge going. Its amazing how many wee jobs come along and mess up your day ;-) Might just get away next weekend.
 

MJVW

Full Member
Going to fit the secret shelf, made from old laminate flooring fits to the hab bulkhead drops down to create a shelf between two cupboard either side of the habitation door, it will be great for resting a pot of tea on and looking out of the barn style hab door.
 

Vanterrier

Full Member
Tried but failed to fix the led LPG level indicator :( removed sensor from tank and rotated needle by magnet. Tank is about half full and that's what the sensor was indicating. The LEDs stayed full (four lit). Tried rotating sensor needle back and forth a few times but LEDs didn't change. Traced wires to LED but only connections found were crimped and tight to the LEDs themselves with very little slack and nowhere to disconnect and try an Ohms test. Traced live back from LEDs into a nest of wires at the back of the kitchen unit with light, step, taps and oven wires all mixed in, so left well alone and gave up :( I suppose I am stuck with LEDs indicating full. I could just disconnect them but maybe they will start behaving by themselves so I will leave as is for now.
I could, but won't, spend £50+ and replace the sensor and LEDs...
Pity, I hate stuff that doesn't work.
K :(
 

Vanterrier

Full Member
Decided to turn the rear blinds the right way up...
The nearside blind in the rear lounge was ok with the blind being pulled up and the flyscreen pulled down... the offside and rear blinds were the other (wrong) way up. Simple job to change them and they are now right (in our world ) way up.
I need to get away again obviously
K ;)
 

The laird

Rally Organiser
Fitted a security lock to drivers door ,sifted through some stuff I don’t need .just finished washing her
 

snapster

Full Member
Looks like people are washing their vans, so did mine today, from the roof down, then cleaned underneath.
The vent button on the toilet cassette was dripping water when I tipped it up, so took it all apart ( after a thorough wash of course) cleaned the valve and stuck it back together. No leaks!
Changed the bathroom tap because it was weeping slightly, I know it’s still under warranty but it means waiting for them to do it, when I could swap it easily and use the van next week.
A while ago, I fitted Mopeka lpg sensors on the tanks. They were the earlier versions with the black synch buttons. Just received the newest versions from the supplier ( foc!) so fitted them.
Then, because there was still some daylight left, I washed the car.....
 

MJVW

Full Member
Today is under the van trying to locate a rattle on first setting off or at low mph, 100% sure it's the heat shield i hope so fingers crossed.
 
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