What did you do to your van today?

Four Oaks Man

Free Member
I at last have a readable instrument panel on my Ducato 250 having added an LED strip. Easy to do once the cowl is removed and stuck the strip which is self adhesive aided by a bit of hot glue. Now in daylight the instruments a re brightly lit so I do not have to squint at it to read how fast I am going. Powered by one of the 12 volt sockets, wiring looks a bit messy but can be lived with!
 

Clunegapyears

Full Member
If you need a quick solution, have a look at this - https://amzn.to/2WOG99r
No need for any holes, etc, so could be a good temporary option? (I use these on my cupboards as standard and pretty good I find)
Thanks David. Our problem is that being on the move is lack of a postal address. Heading to a dealer this morning. But if that no good, will look for something similar in a diy store.
 

Obanboy666

Full Member
No pre reg or cancelled orders on the go steve ,have you thought about Germany?
Trawling the internet at present looking at what’s about.
Was looking to buy new but have visited a local dealer twice to look at a Hymer TCL 554 15 reg, only done 15,000 miles. Very tempted apart from it’s a double bed and this limits the garage size. Have to agree about the build quality on Hymer versus most other makes.
I’m in no rush as won’t be driving for the at least a couple of months once knee op done in a couple of weeks.
 

The laird

Rally Organiser
Steve it’s worse on enough have had a hymer because you look at other vans which appear to be and are well finished but there’s just that edge on the heemers as I once got a row from a German lady in Oban when I had said I love my hymer ,she was round our old one like a rash and knew her stuff but it is a hard decision I would have to agree
 

wildebus

Full Member
Thanks David. Our problem is that being on the move is lack of a postal address. Heading to a dealer this morning. But if that no good, will look for something similar in a diy store.
I would think someone like B&Q would stock them.
on eBay you can get stuff sent to an Argos store which might work? or use Amazon and get sent to a "poste restante" address at a suitable post office?
 

Clunegapyears

Full Member
I would think someone like B&Q would stock them.
on eBay you can get stuff sent to an Argos store which might work? or use Amazon and get sent to a "poste restante" address at a suitable post office?
The dealer was shut yesterday – Wednesday closing! Trying another one today. We are not in the UK, David, not sure they have Argos in south of France! Been moving south as crossing to Corsica on Friday.
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EJB

Free Member
Installed a Milenco door lock (inside/outside) on my MH garage door because it was 3/16" too wide to go on the habitation door...….why are adverts and spec sheets so misleading?
PS. The garage only has one door so the 'inside' operation is already obsolete! :rolleyes:
 

Biggarmac

Rally Organiser
Had a warning light coming on in my van so spent 3 hours in a Renault garage near Lake Garda. They changed the clutch oil. Cost €70. 2 miles after I left the garage the light was back on. Stayed on for 150 miles. Then started going off when I braked. Had a comfort stop at 180 miles. Set off. No problem light. Still off after 327 miles from garage.
 

chas17

Full Member
Had solar panel wiring checked and fault rectified. Now working as advertised. Topped up gas bottles and diesel. Load up some provisions for me and the hound tomorrow, frig on hook up. Ready for trip to Dover and France on Monday. Looking forward to a break in foreign parts and continuing the search for undiscovered red wine mines.
 
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Val54

Full Member
Cleared out the van garage and removed the old internal Fiamma bike rack. Cut to size and set out the rails for the new Thule slide out rack but decided against drilling by the time I’d finished. As they say measure twice cut or drill once 😂😂. Parts for the damaged awning arrived from Rose Awnings, very helpful and knowledgeable staff, recommended. If the Sikaflex arrives tomorrow I might get the bike rack finished, the awning will have to wait until next week ..............
 

Ericwalford

Full Member
I have been putting it off since I bought the van in November but today decided that the towbar just HAD to come off. I will never tow with the van and have no intention of adding a bike rack, so... Off it came!
Was not a bad job and the bolts and nuts all unscrewed easily. I have left the 7 pin connector still wired up and tucked away behind the bumper for now. I might keep the towbar as it might be of interest to a prospective buyer at some point in the future? But I might offer it for sale on the bay...
The whole lot came to around 32kg which is a useful addition to my available payload.

So, what did YOU do to your van today?

K ;)
Fitted reversing sensory
 

Biggarmac

Rally Organiser
Bl*****y light came on again today. I am stewarding a CCC rally in France for the next three weeks. Just across the road from the site is a Renault garage. Looks like my task for Monday is to speak to them.
 

snapster

Full Member
So I was talked into buying a German built van after having owned 3 British built vans. Our new van is a Burstner Harmony Line Ti736.
Only had it 7 months and this is the first thing that has gone wrong, but in a big way.....disaster.
German build quality? Pah!.............




The rubber bit that hold the metal ring on the kitchen sink plug broke last week so I’ve had to buy a new one.

What next?...............
 

MJVW

Full Member
Van collection after oil transmission gearbox cooler replaced and new full exhaust system fitted, ouch, but worth every penny!
 

nimmo777

Full Member
We've had an annoying squeak & finally tracked it down to the kitchen unit housing. Derek spent all afternoon doing something to it so hope that's done the trick. Will find out tomorrow when we tootle off to one of our favourite picnic sites.
Oh & he also hoovered & generally cleaned it in the morning while I had the better job of gardening. :)
 

Fergie1061

Full Member
Busy time over past few days, put in the solar unit and connected it all up. Repaired the drop door at rear of my 1990 bedouin, sorted lights on number plate, fitted new direct to screen washers, sorted the window tray on drivers door, put in new bluetooth radio, fitted new carpet, fitted new lino in bathroom (after fitting wood panel in on top of tray as not ever used the shower) fitted inside fan, and gave her a good clean ready for end of month meet!! ..................and all before lunch time HONESTLY!!!:LOL::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::cool:
 
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