billthedrill's dethleffs

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  1. Wildbill

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    so i have a dethleffs now don't know wat modal or make it's just a detheffs just a van its on a fiat ducato 2.5 diesel 24ft long and LHD any experts going to Lincoln i will put up my fun flag to p..........off MHF will make sure i am parked right in the centre of them :Eeek:
    all this info so you can find and identify our re-manes at the end off the show:thumb:
     
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  2. DethleffsOwnersClubUK

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    Older LHD Dethleffs Help offered

    Hi there,
    If you have a Dethleffs Globetrotter you have bought real solid quality.
    They have the odd characteristic' or two, but SO SOLID!
    If you ever need a UK manual or parts or just help (your manual is in german!) please get in touch as I have had three now. 1983, 92 and 96.
    Important if it is your first motorhome, TYRE PRESSURES!! should be around 72PSI for safety. Don't run them with lower as the tyres can overheat and shred the tread (Hard-won experience!).
    Fantastic vans , but don't the germans pick strange colours for the long-lasting upholstery? Ours was PURPLE!!
     
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  3. Wildbill

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    thank i got nothing with it just a v5 and MOT it is a 1990 imported 2005 there is a pick on my pf will up load more thank bill
     
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    Is that 72 psi all round!??
     
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    Dethleffs Tyre Pressures

    Hi St Cyr,
    The Dethleffs manuals list tyre pressures from 62-80PSI. The only exception is on the twin-wheel Transits (One axle, 4 tyres ) where they are 55PSI as four tyres per rear axle spread the load much more.
    If you aim for 72 all round you won't go far wrong.
    I once followed a new member to the Dethleffs factory and I became aware of something hitting the front of my van. It was the tread from one of his rear tyres as he had assumed that , like his car, they should run at 32PSI !

    Also, be careful when using supermarket inflators as some of them cut out at 40PSI. You could inadvertently let your tyres down .
     
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  6. Wildbill

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    well wat a pig

    Well wat a pig this thing turned out to be try getting an engine for a 1990 :Rofl1:
    had to rebuilt the thing just getting it striped down it was minging it had every engine additive you could think of put in it i think it had been run on very bad bio fuel
    the hab unit is grate but the batterers are past there best and the wiring is in poor condition under the bonnet
    the first ting is earthing there is not any so will be cutting up sum welding cabal and making sum good coper earthing eyes copper pipe soldered on to cabal the flattened and drilled there is no earthing between engine and chases
    next to no earthing between lights and chases bogged wiring every ware that's just under bonnet good days work there at least
    hab unit seems like every thing just works when it wants to bad earth's more earth bonding on chases front to back
    good news is not a bit of damp that i know of been using my new damp meter
    well for the money i paid watt the hell i knew i was buying a project
     
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    I think that birds mest under the bonnet needs ripping out and the wiring starting again Bill.
    Ive had vehicles like that in the past its a nightmare!
     
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  8. Wildbill

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    don't think i have the electrical skills John but think i can tidy it up a bit
    cheers bill
     
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