Your best bodge

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  1. Dan The motorhome man

    Dan The motorhome man

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    I had a cheap tap in the kitchen from ebay and from the moment I got it nothing but leaky troubles ensued. So today after the plastic finally gave up with a pop I bodged it. I wanna see your best bodges!
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    Also avoid these cheap taps like the plague! 20151201_164621.jpg
     
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    I don't have a picture any more but the rod in my thetford toilet broke meaning I couldn't use it.

    I used a 5" section of chrome pipe slotted over the rod, I drilled through and used a split pin to hold it in place.
    I then pushed a length of wood dowel down it and cut it off at the top. I then used a pair of mole grips on it as a handle.

    this lasted over 2 years before I got round to fixing it.

    The duct tape in the shower tray is now on year 3 without having to be replaced.

    Blue tac is used to stop the bolt on the bathroom door coming undone when travelling..

    These are the three that stand out....
     
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  4. Dan The motorhome man

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    If my toilet ever breaks im definitely doing this!
     
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    The rod in my thetford Brooke superglued it lasted two years
     
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  6. Badknee

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    I use Armaflex tape to stop doors rattling, it's black foam about 3mm thick with self adhesive backing. Brilliant stuff. (y)
     
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  7. Dan The motorhome man

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    I have stuff like this from poundland :D
     
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    I have rolls and rolls of it and not from pound land ;):LOL:
     
  9. Lenny HB

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    On previous van ripped the bottom off the gas locker in Slovenia, held it together with a cam lock strap and loads of gaffer tape.
    A pic of what happened when I took the strap & tape off & the repair, took advantage of the misshap and raised the bottom of the locker 2" for more ground clearance.

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    Raising the (metal shed) garage door to accommodate my Elddis, involved some permanent scaffolding, a core drill and two bottle jacks ;)
     
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    Our shower mixer started leaking whilst in Shetland a few years ago, the frost had got to it over the winter. Hung an empty plastic milk bottle, suitably carved out, under the assembly, emptied it every few days. Lasted weeks until I could get it dry then araldited the whole thing together, still okay after all these years.
     
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    Our old van's exhaust started to blow when we were coming to the end of our holiday in Med France, I prepped myself with the following "kit"

    Bean tin
    Jubilee clips
    Copper wire

    The exhaust actually survived right up to Rouen, when it finally decided to part from the silencer box.

    10 mins later with the "repair kit" and a pair of Leroy Merlin pliers we were on our way!!

    The "Bodge" lasted all the way home with hardly any noticeable extra noise - replacement part (front pipe) cost about £20 including delivery from Poland (bargain)

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    High class bodge (y)
     
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    The bonus being Grommet, you always know where to find your molegrips(y)
     
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    My telly stands on a piece of locker panelling that has another piece attached to it across the centre with a hinge. When viewed from the ends the two pieces form a hinged 'T' shape. The vertical bit is then wedged between the back of the upright dinette seat cushion and its wooden back support. The telly stands on the flat bit, held secure with two short lengths of webbing. When we're not watching the telly I fold the stand up and stow it away flat.

    My other invention is a length of planed wood the width of our cab. At either end I've attached metal angle brackets that drop into the holes in the door arm rests. In the middle of the length of wood is a webbing strap that attaches to the driver's seat base with a quick release clip. The result is added door security when parked, with quick release if a rapid exit is needed.
     
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    I don't do bodges.

    I just do function over aesthetics
     
  17. jockaneezer

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    My best bodge was thirty years ago when we got married, still seems to need some patching and fettling most days though :LOL:
     
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    Definitions:
    Bodge - a modification an owner does to their van.
    Modification - a bodge the manufacturer does to a van before it leaves the factory.
     
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