What did you do to your van today?

Wully

Full Member
Fitted Bluetooth gas sensors to my gas bottles got them from gas it but you can buy them elsewhere. I got the two bottle monitor that fits inside the van but can’t download the app as they are having problems with it but a nice neat piece of kit. https://mopeka.com/
 

2cv

Moderator
I suspected that the 240v heating elements in my Truma 4e combi had failed. This has proved to be the case so the van is now away awaiting the spares and fitting, not cheap!
It’s surprising because most of the time it’s on gas. I suppose it is 8 years old though.
 

Markd

Full Member
I've got one of the old barrel type of Truma water heater with the external belt mains heater - it still works but at £250 it won't be replaced if it does pack up.
You can buy a lot of gas for that sort of money!
 

wildebus

Full Member
Looking for a new home for around 250 Arachnids that have been made homeless after washing my Camperbus ready for my roadtrip tomorrow. (no point in washing it much before I go as the spiders just move back in and cover the exterior with webs),
 

SquirrellCook

Full Member
Last Friday’s mot never happened :( Thursday evening whilst removing the wheels to check and clean the brakes I thought it would be a good idea to bleed them to remove any collected water. So much easier with a good vacuum, so best start the engine. No key, and so the hunt begins! Not in the tumble dryer or washing machine. Not at home. But I had it a few days earlier to bleed the power steering. Friday an early start at work to rip the place apart. Still no key and mot cancelled at 9.00hrs. Enquiring with our local Mercedes parts department for a new lock barrel and key Anita was informed that a replacement key should be possible from our vin number. Saturday morning a new key was delivered and it worked. Thank you North side Mercedes. 29 years old and they still had the key records. Monday a new key will be ordered along with booking the mot again.
 

Markd

Full Member
Friday actually.
Had air assist put on my Alko axle by AS Suspension in Warrington.
A really good service.
Unfortunately both wheel bearings were seized solid onto the axle - quite common on English built chassis - the guy tasked with greasing the shaft before putting the bearings on obviously couldn't be bothered.
Apparently the German builds all come apart easily!
Phil had warned me that this was a possibility and was really disappointed that he couldn't shift even with his recently purchased mega slide hammer.
Anyway only extra was for bearings themselves - not cheap though!
Thoroughly recommend - very professional and friendly.
 

tonybvi

Full Member
Yesterday as it was such a nice day I decided to clean the roof. Unusually for me I remembered to raise the satellite dish and open the roof lights so I could clean underneath the dish and the surrounds of the roof lights. I also remembered to close the roof lights before hosing clean after I had given the roof a good sponging (or rather micro-fiibreing!j
 

Flostravels

Full Member
Last Friday’s mot never happened :( Thursday evening whilst removing the wheels to check and clean the brakes I thought it would be a good idea to bleed them to remove any collected water. So much easier with a good vacuum, so best start the engine. No key, and so the hunt begins! Not in the tumble dryer or washing machine. Not at home. But I had it a few days earlier to bleed the power steering. Friday an early start at work to rip the place apart. Still no key and mot cancelled at 9.00hrs. Enquiring with our local Mercedes parts department for a new lock barrel and key Anita was informed that a replacement key should be possible from our vin number. Saturday morning a new key was delivered and it worked. Thank you North side Mercedes. 29 years old and they still had the key records. Monday a new key will be ordered along with booking the mot again.
The little people at work. After an unrepeatable embarrassment somewhere in the Italian mountains, I now have a small piece of black pipe with gas warnings on it behind the fridge vents which keeps a spare set. All we have to do is remember it’s there....
 

Wildman

Full Member
after losing all of the water overnight last spring I realised I had a problem, first thought was a burst water heater jacket so I isolated that, no change which only left mouse damage to water pipes that run behind the water heater. After putting it off all sunmmer I finally bit the bullet and bypassed that section of pipes, success, and whilst I was at it I removed the carver cascade heater that was always a problem to ignite and replaced it with a non electric ignition carver, well not quite yet but all tested and ready to put in, new baseplate made, just pop it in the hole, three screws to hold it in and connect the gas, no further alterations needed. should be good to go, original blown air still in place so not lost any function. Just made life easier with no electrical problems to worry about.
 
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