Monty the Red Campervan

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matty74

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Looking good Mike 👍

part of me wishes I’d fitted black ones instead of white ones 🙈 as they’re constantly filthy.
 

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Had a small repair done to the drivers side step recently which resulted in a big bill!
Then I discovered that the windscreen washer pump had failed so I replaced that. It had lasted nearly 10 years I think so I can’t complain. After that, testing the new pump the washer jets were blocked with crud from the reservoir. I removed the reservoir and flushed it all out.
Then I found there was a leak in the line above the ignition on the steering column and a pool of water had collected beneath- nice 😩
Tried to remove the drivers side washer jet and snapped it off, so now have to hope I can get this delivered in the post before the MOT on Tuesday!
One step forward two steps back as always.
 
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Replaced the leaky washer hose with some new. I assume the hose should be routed through this retaining loop.

Before, the hose just passed over the wiper linkage which is not ideal as it gets moved every cycle of the wipers when they are switched on.
 

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Hi Mike,
That's a great looking bus, thanks for posting those pics and all the info, it's inspired me to go out and do some work on mine.
All the best mate.
 

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Had a great trip to the Cairngorms last weekend for another visit, bagging a few more hills. Monty was great all the way no problems. The fan belt pulley hasn't loosened and the carb linkage is good!
Over 600 miles altogether. Averaged 26 mpg so very happy with that. The solar panel kept the fridge cool without me having to do anything.

Got a list of some little jobs I want to do following the trip. The table lamp wasn't working, I have probably dislodged a wire when I was fixing the wash wiper hose last week. I also want a wide angle mirror on the near side as well as the one on the off side I did a while ago.


I saw one or two bays on the road, so if you're reading this- Hi!

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tea break on the way up to the Highlands.
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bit gloomy on Friday
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But it was sunny on Saturday!
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Munro number 100! Beinn Bhreac.
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looking down into Glen Derry.
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Glen Doll car park (Friday)
 
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Looks great, like the electric setup, did you find it coped with the fridge even when it wasn't sunny? (Which solar panel lot did you go for?)
Thanks. Yes, the panel, battery and fridge combo seems to work well together. Even when it's not sunny the solar panel is still producing a current to top up the LB.

solar panel is this one:


charge controller is:


I always keep the fridge on the lowest setting as well which is fine. Fridge is a Waeco / Dometic CRX50.
 

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Thanks. Yes, the panel, battery and fridge combo seems to work well together. Even when it's not sunny the solar panel is still producing a current to top up the LB.

solar panel is this one:


charge controller is:


I always keep the fridge on the lowest setting as well which is fine. Fridge is a Waeco / Dometic CRX50.
Hi Mike.
It's amazing what the difference is , when using a MPPT controller as apposed to a PWM controller, the cheap stuff is really not worth it in the long run.
Hoping mine will look after me over this weekend at the campout.

J & P
:D:D:D
 

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