Something a little different 'bloggy' & not quite classic!

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Re: Something a little different 'bloggy' & not quite classic!

#31 Post by Luxobarge » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:42 am

Interesting itinerary - Forest Row eh? If that's the Forest Row in East Surrey, I live quite near there, in Horne, so if you want to pop in for a cuppa, or use my workshop/tools etc. in the event of another problem, do feel free! PM me for details if you want them.

Cheers! :D
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Re: Something a little different 'bloggy' & not quite classic!

#32 Post by GHT » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:24 pm

Happy travels,the nearest that you come to GHT Towers is Pompey, I live near the other end, (New Forest,) of the M27. Have to admit, I don't have a workshop, I don't even own a spanner or screwdriver, but you might find these two links useful, that is, whilst you are in the Solent area. http://www.pitter.co.uk/ Silverlake.

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Re: Something a little different 'bloggy' & not quite classic!

#33 Post by Paul240480 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:08 pm

Hi. I'm writing this little 'tale' historically' - sorry if I hadn't made that clear :oops:

@Luxo, yes it was East Sussex, thanks for the offer - it would be good to put a face to your name. Seems like I've known you for years with this forum & the 'other' we frequent.

@GHT. My apologies for not replying to your advice earlier. For the loo I use Thetfords own 'liquid' in the tank & in the bowl. & yes sitting is the way forward - its a very low bowl anyhow so 'missing' is easy :lol:
Tyres the previous owner put 6 Michelin Agilas on it in 2012 so they're not too old and do look to be okay. It has now, 2 new Jinyu's on the front, more on the reason for those to follow.....
I used to live in Pompey & know Silverlakes well. Got some bits for my Volvo's over the years from them. The Iveco place is a new one to me, so ta :thumbs:

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#34 Post by Paul240480 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:45 pm

Another last minute 'repair'..... I found the gas flexi' pipe to the generator 'expired' in 2011 :roll:
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So I replaced that a bit sharpish!
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That' little' trip went with only an issue of getting the loo blocked up with too much loo roll :roll: . Due to the 'niffs' (as previously mentioned) I put a plug of loo roll soaked in Thetford fluid in the bowl to prevent the niffs, which only appeared when on the move.
Stupidly I let these 'plugs' into the tank after each journey which, no doubt caused the blockage :oops:
Fortunately we were able to get to the in-laws in Silloth, where I was able to take some time to sort it on their front drive area.
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No photos of that 'fix' as I'm sure you can understand......rubber gloves were defo' required :roll: .
But, overall, The Jalopy ran extremely well.
We had 2 more very similar trips planned as well (that time of life when you need to sort out care homes and the like :roll: ) So The Jalopy had it's work 'cut out' :lol:

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Re: Something a little different 'bloggy' & not quite classic!

#35 Post by rich. » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:10 pm

thanks mate, due to you, instead of looking at sports cars im now looking at campers... found a pretty renault estafette but wifey said no :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Something a little different 'bloggy' & not quite classic!

#36 Post by GHT » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:07 am

rich. wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:10 pm
thanks mate, due to you, instead of looking at sports cars im now looking at campers..
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#38 Post by Paul240480 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:22 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Excellent. :thumbs:
Pug J9 eh :?: That'd be slower than The Jalopy :lol:

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Re: Something a little different 'bloggy' & not quite classic!

#39 Post by rich. » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:11 pm

i was keen on this until i read the ad, he is looking for parts
https://www.leboncoin.fr/caravaning/1521672593.htm/
:drool:

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Re: Something a little different 'bloggy' & not quite classic!

#40 Post by JPB » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:11 pm

Rich, I think I know of a camper that would suit your needs well:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAZDA-SCRUM- ... rk:12:pf:0

OK, so chances are it's too new for you & probably for the world in general, but it's small enough to hide from Mrs Rich - maybe in a spare kitchen cupboard in your luxurious French château home - and let's face it, if she found out that you'd spent that much on a vehicle you don't strictly need, at least you could live in the thing.
:scared:

(Sorry, Paul, for the diversion. I'm simply trying to get Rich into something that won't fall apart in spite of his best efforts to seek out trouble in the shape of a French van)!
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John, Operating knackered old sheds as daily transport since 1981. :|

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