What have you fixed on your motorhome this week?

May 31, 2015
1,253
706
south oxfordshire
Funster No
36,639
MH
Hymer B584 classic
Exp
2017
Made some sun shades for the windows from a piece of waterproof awning fabric and some plastic suckers - all off Ebay

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And don't it make a difference Rob , I did the same on my van last year , not had time to make up a proper cover , yet . I used a bath towel and a couple of pegs and didn't it cool the van down , mind you i've only got one window on that side , but it's a big un . I also close the fly screens on the skylights , i found that for some reason that helps keep the van cool too , dunno why .
 
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Nov 18, 2011
10,303
20,505
Funster No
18,938
In the heat of Spain the fridge has packed in so I removed it turned it upside down
And its now working sounds simple it wasent that easy to do
Bill
 
Aug 2, 2017
110
1,790
Lincolnshire
Funster No
49,774
MH
Lo Profile Elddis
Exp
Since 2017
Sick of waiting an eternity for waste to drain and having to take apart when it blocks I have finally changed the pathetic waste tap for something better
No wonder it drains slowly, flow through a 23.5mm pipe them gets strangled by a 8mm tap!

After a careful Stanley knife mod to a large bore tap it fits the hanger and now allows drainage at a rate that won’t embarrass when at the service point holding up the others waiting in line.

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Feb 9, 2008
2,942
2,681
SW Scotland
Funster No
1,453
MH
LP Coachbuilt
Exp
Since 2008 after caravanning for 20 years
Hab door lock packed up. Removed it completely to find a broken spring. Very fortunate to have a spare on an old door so swapped it out. Not straightforward, in fact a really fiddly job, took two hours.
 

Minxy Girl

LIFE MEMBER
Aug 22, 2007
19,180
19,337
E Yorks
Funster No
149
MH
Globecar Campscout
Exp
Since 1996
In the heat of Spain the fridge has packed in so I removed it turned it upside down
And its now working sounds simple it wasent that easy to do
Bill
Couldn't you just have done a 'loop the loop' instead by doing an 'Evil Kenevil in your MH? It would have saved taking it out. :LOL:
 
Nov 22, 2018
136
51
Kent
Funster No
57,328
MH
Coachbuilt
Exp
3 years
Under-sink cupboard catch - just made it more proud using a couple of small bits of cardboard.

Put up a small shelf above the door for the stuff you always need and can never find.
 
Aug 16, 2019
65
41
Carnoustie
Funster No
63,310
MH
Bailey Advance 640
Exp
About 5years
Replacement. Put VanX cab air vent covers(Chrome) in the cab, replacing the black on Bailey Advance 640. Some peops say they cause a glare on windscreen, cant say I have found that.
Prima leisure ones were extortianate, Van X £55.
Not a perfect fit, but a bit of time and jiggleing they look ok.
And a cab floor mat taking out the fitted carpet for this time of year, ground starts to get mucky.
 
Sep 12, 2016
1,405
2,043
Chesterfield England Tellus 3
Funster No
45,091
MH
Lunar Roadstar 800
Exp
6500 miles and 188 nights
Nothing


YET!

I have a few jobs to sort after our 108 days away from home

a few screws need tightening
Roof lining of the over cab hump need putting back in
Cab Aircon is booked
Hand Brake -- need a good engineer not a W********r (need a new garage for service)
need to clean waste tank
Wash ,Wax and valet boked
obviously going to find something else as all this is getting done

Wish me luck
 

Minxy Girl

LIFE MEMBER
Aug 22, 2007
19,180
19,337
E Yorks
Funster No
149
MH
Globecar Campscout
Exp
Since 1996
Fitted a home made fold down toilet step for my petite partner so her legs don't dangle in free air ,😄.

Fixed hinge on cat ladder...... What? I hear you say..... See below.
I thought for a minute that the photos was the toilet step! ::bigsmile:

Give us a photo of the step then you tease!
 

Minxy Girl

LIFE MEMBER
Aug 22, 2007
19,180
19,337
E Yorks
Funster No
149
MH
Globecar Campscout
Exp
Since 1996
Well today I was just supposed to be repacking the camper with all of the stuff we took out when we went to collect the scooters but before doing so I thought I'd do some jobs whilst the bedding was out of the way so I fitted the new water pump to replace the temporary one we had had put in for our hab check after the faulty control panel fried the original pump.

Whilst in the area I also put some guides along the sides and rear of the laundry slot lid (that I made previously) so that when it is slid backwards it can't escape sideways or go too far back out of reach.

Also I relocated one of the over-bed light tracks from the centre of the underside of the upper lockers to the edge near the wall, that way I'm less likely to clobber the ruddy light and knock it off! I also cut down the hook on shelf thing that I use for my standing my morning cuppa on when it bed so that it's easier to get the cup in/out.

Not a lot but getting there!
 
Jun 1, 2019
63
56
Thatcham
Funster No
61,329
MH
Compass C-Class
Exp
I'm a Newbie
A simple fix - at the weekend we realised the fridge couldn’t be locked for travel.
We’ve no idea if it ever worked since our still recent handover.
The part of the locking mechanism on the door looked misplaced.
So the fix was just to reset & reseat,
Simple but rewarding 😎
 
Jun 24, 2019
145
187
Funster No
61,896
MH
Dethleffs Globebus
Exp
2000
Fitted an 8KW Chinese Diesel Heater in My Motorhome. I do have a fitted older type Truma Gas Combi Boiler as well but the fan is heavy on 12V , without EHU it drains the battery of a lot of 12V power. Gas heating is a 'wet' heat but the diesel heater is a dry heat so less condensation in the van.
8KW - Blasts the heat out.
I will have a separate 7L diesel plastic tank in the back of the van which can be topped up as and when required. I fit these BTW so if anyone needs any advice just ask.

 
Jul 11, 2009
167
237
Basingstoke
Funster No
7,443
MH
Coachbuilt
Exp
Since I was 18.... 20 years !
too late for you now but the radiator can be taken out downwards
Thanks , I did try downwards but I found it easier to remove lights to reach the hose clips on the radiator and my van has Abs and the pump which is below the raditor getting in the way as well . ...and I've got Aircon so the grill has to come off to reach the retaining bolts for the condenser for that as well ...

Daniel
 
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Feb 9, 2008
2,942
2,681
SW Scotland
Funster No
1,453
MH
LP Coachbuilt
Exp
Since 2008 after caravanning for 20 years
Fitted two replacement top rear marker lights, cured the fault light on the dash. Both lights worked but one had water ingress after an argument with a tree, long story but fixed now.
 
Apr 11, 2015
2,456
5,380
hull
Funster No
35,812
MH
CI Mizar garage
Exp
since 1988 with breaks until 2009
A simple fix - at the weekend we realised the fridge couldn’t be locked for travel.
We’ve no idea if it ever worked since our still recent handover.
The part of the locking mechanism on the door looked misplaced.
So the fix was just to reset & reseat,
Simple but rewarding 😎
Ours is broken, gaffer tape work a treat 🤣
 
Nov 19, 2010
94
143
Walking the dog
Funster No
14,483
MH
Hymer 680 Starline
Exp
since 2012
My Van's at Travelworld, on going problems with the habitation door. It locked us in whilst at Spa last week!

Had a call from them today "the lock is broken and we've ordered the parts from Hymer. They are not in stock and it will take 4weeks". Hymer don't stock lock parts for a current model!!!!!!!

Why can you order parts from China off Fleabay and get them in 1 week but it takes Hymer a month. Shite service.

Terry
 

Minxy Girl

LIFE MEMBER
Aug 22, 2007
19,180
19,337
E Yorks
Funster No
149
MH
Globecar Campscout
Exp
Since 1996
I got round to fitting the new control panel today, easy peasy and now have one that doesn't stay lit up like a Christmas tree all the time!
 
Jun 30, 2013
4,794
7,038
Cotes d'armor, France
Funster No
26,730
MH
Burstner Harmony TI 736 G
Exp
Since 1987
Couldn’t think of anything that needed to be done to the van after our recent trip away, so I took off the lower fridge vent and hoovered out the dust. Then thought I’d clean the gas burner for the fridge. So I did.
Might wash it over the weekend.
 
Sep 22, 2013
140
113
Staffordshire
Funster No
28,218
MH
L3H2 Relay self-build
Exp
Trainee MH owner
Having had our Truma 4e circuit board replaced at a Truma HQ recently, our 5-year old boiler became iNet compatible.

For under £300 we were able to acquire both an iNet control panel and iNet box off eBay and these are now fitted and working in place of the old analogue dials - big improvement!

Note that both the iNet items came “bare” at that price, so being able to synthesise suitable power and signal cables was essential if anyone else wants to do the same. :unsure:
 
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