Funster No : 19048
Join Date: Nov 2011
About Me: Retired electrical engineer. Married to Bren & have 3 lovely dogs
Interests: Motorhoming, Computers, My dogs
MH Type: Coachbuilt
MH Model: Currently a Lunar
Years Motorhoming: many many years! since I was a kid
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Originally Posted by autoswan
Thanks guys .
kogan was the one i wanted nice one chaser
The little solar dash panel has kept both batteries at around 12.5v since its been standing still since early may but obviously no good for normal use. If i cant find a reputable firm around here i will defo ask Eddie van bits to fit proper panels if able to find time before we go.
I have one 110ah leisure battery and will be using aries mostly so will be moving a lot so as you say maybe enough to run lights, tv, laptops etc for upto 4-5hours a day ?
I had the oil changed last July around 3,000 miles ago does it need changing again so soon ?
Yes changing the oil at minimum 12 monthly will extend the life of the engine. Engine oil becomes acidic over time whilst in contact with metal and loses viscosity. 3000 miles does not seem much on the scale of the life expectancy of the engine but think how many times the engine turned in that time. say 2000rpm or 120,000 rotations per hour. 3000 miles at 50mph is 60hours, so 120,000 rotations for 50 hours is 7, 200,000 rotations in total.
Also standing time does the oil no good as it drains toward the sump and into any sludge left there. a normal oil change doesnt include a flush after all, so it tends to build up. the bottom line is though, changing the oil regularly is the best way to maintain your vans engine.
Do they do rissoles in france ?
Bet your pleased you asked now