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Discussion in 'The Beginner' started by Crwydryn, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Crwydryn

    Crwydryn

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    Sorry if i'm asking too many questions.
    Picking the camper up tomorrow from North Wales and driving to my mechanic friends garage in Machynlleth.
    Van hasn't started for 5 months due to sticky starter and not moved in over a year.
    It's a 2.0 hdi peugeot boxer.
    Anything i need to check before i drive it away,other than obvious water oil and tyres and brakes?

    Going to need Mot,i think i can get one of these at Aberdovey.
    What kind of points do these campers fail on?
    I allready need a R/H wing mirror as this is hanging off,so looking to replace this.
    Have been quoted £ 400 for one of these.:Sad:

    Can anyone recommend where to buy a tow bar for the boxer?
    I'm hoping to take my bike with me abroad with a trailer?
    Will the 2.0 hdi be strong enough to tow? bike is around 190 kg.

    That's all for now thanks again in advance for any guidance.
     
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    wizzer59 Funster

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    Never too many questions
    Are you saying you bought her without a test drive:whatthe: mind you, for the right price:winky::winky: I guess thats ok.
    Might want to take a battery with you:thumb: as they both may be shagged, although the hab one can wait for a bit:Smile: also hand brake may be stuck so big hammer:winky:

    Tim
     
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    Hello and welcome.

    I'm a newbie and can really recommend this site, it's a good place to be.

    Try these http://www.pfjones.co.uk/ for a towbar (Witter). Quality people selling quality towbars at good prices, personally would not advise on cheap for towbars.

    Your van wont know you have a trailer behind it at those weights, that's the joy of a commercial base.

    Good luck
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    That one reply justifies paying the subs here :thumb:
     
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    check the front cross member for rust, under the rad as this is a known problem:thumb:
     
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  7. Loujess

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    This place is great for spares and bits and bobs for the hab area, although there maybe something similar nearer to you.

    http://www.olearymotorhomes.co.uk/

    Fingers crossed. Let us know how it runs. ::bigsmile:

    Ivy
     
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    You never told me about that did you:winky: and mines ROTTEN:cry:
     
  9. Crwydryn

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    Many thanks spannerman
    Managed to get one off ebay today for a £100,hope its the right one.:Smile:
    Got my info off these people.
    http://public.servicebox.peugeot.com/
    Register for free and then enter your Vin No and it will then list all the parts specified for your vehicle.

    No test drive and good price i think:Smile:
    Farmer been keeping the battery on charge,taking some jumper leads with me in case.Thx Wizzer.:thumb:

    Just the job,:thumb:
    Been looking at one of these trailers so i can keep my bike nice and dry.
    http://www.rose-trailers.co.uk/freighter_600.html

    This info is worth it's weight in gold,many thanks.

    Will check it out thx,should run ok it's downhill all the way.::bigsmile:

    Thanks once again all for the replies.
     
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    MOT Matters

    Hi,you may well have to carefully check the front shock absorber upper swivelhousings/bearings, a known problem on standing Boxers.:Smile:
     
  11. Crwydryn

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    Do you mind showing me which one if its possible?
    :thanks2:
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    Bearing 4 and seal 7 in bottom left diagram.

    if the vans been unmoved for a year you may need a new set of tyres.

    flat spots, where the wheels contact the ground, can occur and the sidewalls can crack if exposed to the sun for too long.

    the brake disc's and rear drums will have a build-up of rust and the brakes will be vicious when first applied.....a few applications of brakes should clear them eventually.

    unless the engine has been started regularly, the cam belt may have deformed over time and could break.
    last thing you need is a £1300/£1400 bill for a top end rebuild so worth changing regardless.
     
  13. Crwydryn

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    Great stuff thanks,allready ordered a cam belt,not taking any risks.
    I'll take a good look at the tyres once i get it out of the cow shed.::bigsmile:
    It's going to get a full service when i get it to my friends garage and will give the brakes a good going over before taking it for an MOT.:thumb:
     
  14. ShiftZZ

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    Hello and welcome fellow Druid to the mad house...

    I saw your name and had to smile, not many on here will know what it means... well done...
    :RollEyes:

    ShiftZZ
     
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    I had to translate it........is your first name Amy?.......Griff :roflmto:
     
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    Welcome you nomadic vagabond - well at least I think that is what shiftZZ means. Hope your new mh is the start of a great adventure for you.

    Norman
     
  17. Carol

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    Now been just plain inquisitive (nosey) had to find out didn't I :Smile:
    now with the motorhome the perfect vehicle to do it.
     
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    Not really, he'd have named himself "crwban" unless he has a boat?
     
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    Now on my bit of investigation :Smile: it came up as wanderer now which one is it I wonder.
     
  20. Crwydryn

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    Crwydro can mean rambling or going places,wandering as you said.
    Crwydryn is someone who does this.
    My mother used to call me tramp when i was a young boy,never home and always crwydro here and there.::bigsmile:
    Yes i have the perfect toy now to continue my childhood joy.

    Picked the van up this morning and all is well.
    Took 2 sets of jumper to start,battery is shot.
    50 miles later and everything is working ok,no rust on the cross member and suspension is good.
    Tyres are ok so Mot end of next week i hope.

    Thanks all for the replies,will be back with more questions regarding maintaining and testing the interior very soon.:thumb:

    Oh yes forgot to take pics as i was too excited whoo hoo.

    Diolch am y croeso Shiftzz
     
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