Hi I'm a newbie and just bought a cheap Mitsubishi L300 motorhome :)

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  1. Rick Paine

    Rick Paine

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    Evening all,
    Recently bought a 1983 Mitsubishi L300 Pioneer Motorhome to use when I work at Glastonbury Festival next week.
    It's my first motorhome as my trusty 1964 VW Splitscreen currently needs some restoration work to it's mechanicals.
    So far I've serviced the 1.6 petrol L300 engine, flushed the cooling & heater, changed the thermostat, changed the 12v bulbs for LED & checked the gas appliances.
    Been searching all over the internet in vain to find out what the tyre pressures should be as the steering seems very heavy ..... any ideas please what pressures I should be using for it?????
    Many thanks in advance and this seems a friendly helpful forum from what I've read so far :)
     
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  2. wigster

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    :welcome4:, first thing i would do would be to check how old the tyres are using the DOT code on them . Then if they are all the same make or if some of them are , email the tyre manufacture along with the weight of your motor home , each axle . There should be a plate stating various weights . Im sure more experienced folks will be along to offer more advice (y)
     
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    Hi and welcome. .
    Bit obvious so sorry but I assume it's not your power steering that's just defective.
     
  6. olley

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    It doesn't have power steering, bought one new in about 85, lovely motorhome.
    Very smooth engine, column change gear lever, nice to drive unlike the BMC Sherpa I traded for it.

    Ian
     
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    Hi Rick and welcome, sounds like your arms are going to get a good workout. If it gets you where you want to go then heavy steering is a small price to pay.
    Have a good week at Glastonbury even if you are working.......(y)
     
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    Ah! The old "pilton pop festival". Bane of my life, when trying to access farms nearby to do my job for a couple of weeks a year. Gave up in the end and moved all the work away from the area for the duration.. Loads of Hippies in wellies most years. Good for a laugh though. Farm next door used to get really pissed off of them using HIS land as a toilet.

    Never the less, welcome to the house of fun.
     
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    Hello and welcome from West Midlands.



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    Welcome to the madhouse! :welcome3:
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN. (y)
     
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    Hello and welcome to the Fun upload_2016-6-16_8-35-30.png
    Can't help with the tyres, sorry, but if you see my mate Christian who's also working at Glastonbury, please say 'hi' for me!
     
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    My memory of the steering was that it was light, no need for power.:)
     
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    Hi Rick and :pink: sounds like you are ready to rock and roll!,
     
  15. Terry

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    Hi Rick and welcome (y) try 50 psi and work up 55 jumps into my mind but it's a lot of yrs since I owned a builders van like it
    good luck and enjoy Glasto :)
     
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    Welcome aboard;)
     
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    Hello :hi:
    Have a great time at Glastonbury...Did loads of festivals in the 70's & 80's but never Glastonbury :cry:..... still there's time yet. :D
     
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    Welcome to the house of fun da da da da da !
    From sunny Suffolk, home of the "Latitudes" festival.
    Phil
     
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    As already mentioned 50/55psi if the tyres are good for it ,have a great time.
     
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