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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Tue May 08, 2018 3:26 pm

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Just ordered solar panels! cheers

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Now that's gonna make the sun go!!!!! Razz Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Thu May 10, 2018 3:01 pm

Took the van for service and MOT to Volksenter Blyth. Passed MOT so happy happy happy !!!

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Thu May 10, 2018 3:20 pm

Well done - another year of adventures ahead Cool

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Thu May 10, 2018 4:59 pm

@Bumble wrote:
Just ordered solar panels! cheers

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Everything apart from the panels themselves has arrived today cheers

Just need the solar panels now Smile

And not too hot over the weekend to start the fixing process; I'll take lots of pictures.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Thu May 10, 2018 5:24 pm

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@Bumble wrote:
Just ordered solar panels! cheers

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Everything apart from the panels themselves has arrived today cheers

Just need the solar panels now Smile

And not too hot over the weekend to start the fixing process; I'll take lots of pictures.

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Doo take lots of pics - Scooby doo like pics!

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat May 26, 2018 5:20 pm

Wire brushed and painted rear bumper irons and tow hitch.  Wax oyled inside of rear bumper. Found more mud than Glastonbury under the wheel arches, cleaned out, made big mess, cleaned up..... Beer.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sun May 27, 2018 6:17 pm

Treated Scooby to a Meguiar's Wash and brushed mats etc.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Mon May 28, 2018 9:59 am

Instructions for returning the R&R bed to seat position say
'First slightly raise the seat back, then raise the front of the seat base and push back into position'
Quite a stretch to do both of these at the same time and difficult to get fingers in and make the first lift of the seat back.
Screwed a length of leather belt to the back of the seat to make this much easier.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Mon May 28, 2018 10:46 am

That’s a really good idea osg. I’ve always found the R and R return a pain in more ways than one!
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Mon May 28, 2018 11:49 am

Remember to pull the strap out when putting bed down occasionally forget mine. Tim
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Tue May 29, 2018 9:31 am

@osg wrote:
Instructions for returning the R&R bed to seat position say
'First slightly raise the seat back, then raise the front of the seat base and push back into position'
Quite a stretch to do both of these at the same time and difficult to get fingers in and make the first lift of the seat back.
Screwed a length of leather belt to the back of the seat to make this much easier.
osg

Our instructions were slightly different, and makes it a little easier.

1. lift the front of the seat up (important as gives you a few more inches to reach the back)
2. then lift the rear of the seat up
3. push back into position.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Tue May 29, 2018 8:03 pm

Unable to do the same as T2D2 as we have an extra fold down shelf at the end of the Diamond kitchen unit. This prevents any raise of the front of the seat until the back is more upright.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Wed May 30, 2018 3:30 pm

@osg wrote:
Unable to do the same as T2D2 as we have an extra fold down shelf at the end of the Diamond kitchen unit. This prevents any raise of the front of the seat until the back is more upright.
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ahh sorry osg didnt realise that, the strap sounds like a great idea!

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Thu May 31, 2018 11:12 am

Partly in the interest of science, and partly as a legal necessity took dizzy in for an MOT. (Could have gone in earlier before the new rules kicked in, but wanted to see if it made any difference)

Had a chat with the tester, (having checked the lights earlier, and found the reversing light was playing up to see if that mattered, (he normally fixes minor problems for free)) and he said as far as lighting goes the new regs apply to fog lights, amongst other things.

To cut a long story short, it failed on a split steering gaiter on the Danbury direct drive, and rear brake hoses chafing on the underside. (I think he has a rubber fetish Rolling Eyes )

I thought 'great' he's going to have to get the parts from Danbury or Creative Engineering, but no, he has managed to get them elsewhere Smile so in tomorrow to be fixed.

As an aside, as I drove away, I noticed he had switched the daytime running lights I had fitted, on,
so whether that is part of the test now I don't know, I will ask tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:37 pm

Drove it back from Alpine Grove. Thank you to @Tallulah for your excellent hospitality. Looking forward to returning to this fabulous site in 3 weeks time for the Summer Soltice meet.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:21 pm

Been using Kombi1 lots over the last week doing errands, trips to the dump, dropping off at the charity shop etc and also getting this one ready for her new owners tomorrow:

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:35 pm

Such a classy looking Kombi. I hope the new owners will bring it along to a meet.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:55 pm

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I hope the new owners will bring it along to a meet.

I will be steering them in the direction of the Summer Solstice and/or Camperjam.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:01 pm

Tallulah introduced herself to Hercules today, a recently acquired black 2016 Brazibay, on only his third camping trip with his new family!

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:23 pm

Drove back from Guildford towing my Erde 193 (big) trailer affraid

First time I had towed with Bumble and, although the trailer was empty, it didn't make that much of a difference to driving or manoeuverability.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:49 am

@Bumble wrote:
Drove back from Guildford towing my Erde 193 (big) trailer affraid

First time I had towed with Bumble and, although the trailer was empty, it didn't make that much of a difference to driving or manoeuverability.

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No reversing though Wink Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:31 am

@Scooby wrote:
@Bumble wrote:
Drove back from Guildford towing my Erde 193 (big) trailer affraid

First time I had towed with Bumble and, although the trailer was empty, it didn't make that much of a difference to driving or manoeuverability.

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No reversing though Wink Laughing

I reversed as well cheers

(not far though and having to remember which way to turn the wheel lol! )

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:10 pm

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@Scooby wrote:
@Bumble wrote:
Drove back from Guildford towing my Erde 193 (big) trailer affraid

First time I had towed with Bumble and, although the trailer was empty, it didn't make that much of a difference to driving or manoeuverability.

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No reversing though Wink Laughing

I reversed as well cheers

(not far though and having to remember which way to turn the wheel lol! )

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Well . . . Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:10 pm

Hired out Braz2 to a lovely young couple heading west to celebrate a birthday. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your VW today?   Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:30 pm

@TimV wrote:
Hired out Braz2 to a lovely young couple heading west to celebrate a birthday. Very Happy

West you say....

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