Old Fashioned But I Find It Brilliant...

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  1. JJ

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    Morning all... A sunny start but clouds in the sky and some rain forecast...

    ...as the van warmed up I could take advantage of the "stable door" feature on the old girl and open the top half to let more sunshine and fresh air in...

    There is a social advantage too because it means passers by can see you haven't closed yourself off to the world but you are not "saying" walk right in either...


    What old fashioned features do you people with Fancy Dan vans miss?

    JJ
     
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    And another plus for a stable door JJ...

    You can walk around "Naked" from the waste down without offending anybody... :Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Mo, it is not the bottom half of JJ that offends mate.. its the top bit that tends to scare !!!!!!!!! :Rofl1:
     
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    Depends; if you've got carpet or not.............carpet burns thou knows....:Laughing:
     
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    It will come in handy if you get a horse:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  6. JJ

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    Only on the Fun Forum could this thread have gone in this direction...:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Have you met Old Mo? That should explain it...
     
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    what you need on a chilly evening is gas lights .wouldnt be with out mine .heat ,light and mozzies dont like them. another old fashioned idea thats almost disapeared .
     
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    I haven't got a stable door on this van, nor on my previous two, but both vans before that had them and I liked them.

    Note to self.......Find Jig saw and modify current hab door in case Old Mo ever [STRIKE]invades[/STRIKE] visits.
    :Laughing:
     
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    I agree... gas lights rool... got one fitted in the Wagon and another one to fit in due course... (thanks to Cheyne)...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Also like the stable door, our caravan has one.. wish it had a gas light .. love them, also catalytic heaters ..

    Foot operated water pumps also juice free, but not so handy when having a shower and swmbo has to pump :Laughing:

    use no leccy with these.. ideal for off site camping :thumb:
     
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    A pole.

    In case we give a lift to a pole dancer who needs to keep in practise.
     
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    any one having trouble getting mantles john heeney on 01904 655596 is your man . tell him alan in cornwall gave you this number . great chap. i try and fit them in all the trucks for mates . look on ebay they do come up . also caravan breakers. wouldnt be with out mine.
    i also like catalytic heaters . use a thermex myself .
    another one is instantaneous water heaters great bits of kit. i know a man with a few, hee hee .
     
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    [FONT=&quot]Did you point at this fine piece of equipment during a walk around the stock room.:Wink:








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    Ours isn't a stable door , but the large oval window in the door opens . See avatar pic .
    Its handy when people knock , we can just open the window instead of all the door.
    Keeps the heat in better in winter too.
     
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    Similar arrangement on our van.

    I'm surprised, though, that nobody has yet asked whether it is legal to tow a coal wagon on an A frame for their solid fuel heating :Laughing:
     
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    Ah... Gas mantles... over 12 years ago in the UK, they cost £2 each and people used to spray them with hair spray when moving the van to stop them "breaking" when on the road...

    In Portugal... some areas are delightfully "behind the times" and most small towns have many little hardware stores where the owner serves you and you can buy nails by weight...

    ...In one such shop I found some gas mantles for those portable gas lanterns... I reckoned I could modify them for my Wagon gaslight and, after testing this theory, I returned and bought a box full at 30p each... not only were they much more affordable but they turned out to be much stronger too and twelve years later I still haven't used them all up...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Stable doors should be kept bolted:Rofl1: or have I got it wrong again:Doh:
     
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    horse courses .or is it pony and trap. :Blush:
     
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    would it be legal for me to tow a coal wagon on an A frame for my solid fuel heating and steam powered tv ?
     
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