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This is what I like about this van, just look at the waste and fresh release taps, I say taps, they are more like industrial levers, looks like the manufacturer had some old Panzer tanks left over from world war 2 and thought they would Nick a few parts. Thick solid metal body and levers, the last van we had there was 2 exterior plastic beer barrel taps one red and one blue.
Not only that they decided to put both in heated lockers, build quality at its absolute best, hewn from granite.
 

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If they were all built the same they would all cost the same Paul so then there wouldn't be "hewn from granite expensive vans" for you and run of the mill affordable vans for us.

Ours has a big valve for grey but the valve body is being a panel, the drains for fresh tank, cold and hot are all JG speed-fit plastic ball valves but yes in a heated locker(y)

Martin
 
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The thing is Martin it wouldn't cost much more to use quality fitting like these, another 100 quid ish, but not wanting to be big headed as where this van is parked up over winter even a Panzer tank will fall to bits after a few years.:LOL:

Run of the mill affordable vans for us, you're having larf sir, noting that you own a sneezeman and p1ssoff, or something like that.
 

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View attachment 293733 View attachment 293734 This is what I like about this van, just look at the waste and fresh release taps, I say taps, they are more like industrial levers, looks like the manufacturer had some old Panzer tanks left over from world war 2 and thought they would Nick a few parts. Thick solid metal body and levers, the last van we had there was 2 exterior plastic beer barrel taps one red and one blue.
Not only that they decided to put both in heated lockers, build quality at its absolute best, hewn from granite.
They should not be manual but remote electric controlled, so that you can dump grey waste at your leisure.........
 

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We had the same on our Eura Mobil (y) , but our little panel van has a pull push underneath but still a descent size, ;) apparently if I push it in the waste tank fills up. :LOL: Bob.

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Interesting that they fit imperial valves on the continent :)

We only have plastic valves on ours but mounted inside, except the grey waste which a stupidly designed gate valve activated by a long cable that was very reluctant to close and impossible to change cable without major dismantling underneath

I do wish more thought was given to how things would be changed as and when needed
 
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That valve is identical to the valve fitted to my eleven year old British van.
 

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Everything should be manual on all vans, including the step, the release valves, door locks, all remote controlled and electric items should be banned:D2
Bug**r of*!!! I want an automatic gearbox!:swear2::boxing::moon2:

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Interesting that they fit imperial valves on the continent :)

We only have plastic valves on ours but mounted inside, except the grey waste which a stupidly designed gate valve activated by a long cable that was very reluctant to close and impossible to change cable without major dismantling underneath

I do wish more thought was given to how things would be changed as and when needed


Yes so do I, manufacturers need to think about how something is dismantled when it breaks, we has a pheasant fly directly into the wing mirror yesterday on the way home, it twisted the entire wing mirror around, sh1t I thought this is going to be expensive.
Back home I undid a screw to take the cover off and undid a large nut and twisted the mirror the correct way, tightened the nut and put the cover back on, perfick.
Simplicity is everything.
 

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Yes so do I, manufacturers need to think about how something is dismantled when it breaks, we has a pheasant fly directly into the wing mirror yesterday on the way home, it twisted the entire wing mirror around, sh1t I thought this is going to be expensive.
Back home I undid a screw to take the cover off and undid a large nut and twisted the mirror the correct way, tightened the nut and put the cover back on, perfick.
Simplicity is everything.
It should actually have gone straight back without any tools, quite possible it was just stiff from not being moved very often, same mirror as on ours and I never moved it back as it seemed fixed but when it went into SAP for some work he moved them both back to get on the lifts so since then I just move them round if I need to;)

Martin
 
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It should actually have gone straight back without any tools, quite possible it was just stiff from not being moved very often, same mirror as on ours and I never moved it back as it seemed fixed but when it went into SAP for some work he moved them both back to get on the lifts so since then I just move them round if I need to;)

Martin


I move ours all the time Martin, I twist them in when not in use, the pheasant flew in at full speed, what a noise. It had twisted the mirror and wouldn't budge until I undid the nut after taking the front cover off, then it just moves freely and you can set it in any position. But it then still twists in out of the way when parked up. There are 2 settings, twist in and then out when using, but I still had to manually adjust.
The kerb mirror was stuck until I gave a squirt and now that moves.

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Totally agree I line up over the grating using my service camera and press the switch on the dash, job done.:)
I wish..... mine is just behind the drivers side rear wheel so can judge it right most times
 
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It should actually have gone straight back without any tools, quite possible it was just stiff from not being moved very often, same mirror as on ours and I never moved it back as it seemed fixed but when it went into SAP for some work he moved them both back to get on the lifts so since then I just move them round if I need to;)

Martin


This is the closed position @funflair it snaps back into that potion when parked up. It then snaps out to the driving position, it must be different to yours?
It was in the driving position that the pheasant hit and twisted so had to dismantle to undue the nut.
 
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Interesting that they fit imperial valves on the continent :)

We only have plastic valves on ours but mounted inside, except the grey waste which a stupidly designed gate valve activated by a long cable that was very reluctant to close and impossible to change cable without major dismantling underneath

I do wish more thought was given to how things would be changed as and when needed
All threaded pipework is still imperial
British standard pipe threads this is why ballvalves and taps are still half inch rather than mm
 
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If they were all built the same they would all cost the same Paul so then there wouldn't be "hewn from granite expensive vans" for you and run of the mill affordable vans for us.

Ours has a big valve for grey but the valve body is being a panel, the drains for fresh tank, cold and hot are all JG speed-fit plastic ball valves but yes in a heated locker(y)

Martin
I fitted one of those valves on mine because it was cheaper and much better than the plastic rubbish fitted when new. Got it from local plumbers merchant.BUSBY.

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