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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



I am new to all this stuff and learn as I go on.

You know the old saying 'buy cheap, buy twice' is probably true with this stuff as well.

Fingers crossed yours is okay, although your 200watts panel should be more than enough!

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the squarer number plate fits better at the back compared to a straight one if that's what you mean?
Why dose it fit better? There is no space top and bottom left and lots of unused space to the sides. Not saying you have to change it lol 😂 just wondering why people did it as the space for the number plate is oblong. To be honest you never saw square number plates on the rear 20 years ago. It must be a new thing if nothing it’s a good discussion lol.
 

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the squarer number plate fits better at the back compared to a straight one if that's what you mean?
It was more 'normal' back in the 50's 60's to have a square number plate on the back of vehicles. Particularly with the old black and white 'historic' plates. I have a square plate on the back of my bus, I think it looks more in proportion with the engine lid shape than a long plate. It also probably plays havoc with the ANPR system when I'm doing 150mph on the M25! ;).......or was that 50mph!? :)
 

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It was more 'normal' back in the 50's 60's to have a square number plate on the back of vehicles. Particularly with the old black and white 'historic' plates. I have a square plate on the back of my bus, I think it looks more in proportion with the engine lid shape than a long plate. It also probably plays havoc with the ANPR system when I'm doing 150mph on the M25! ;).......or was that 50mph!? :)
I took my square one off because I get better mpg lol joking aside I’ve actually got a square one on mine but if I ever get around to it will try a oblong one 👍
 

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'Fixed' the table lamp - I remembered that there is a dash knob that has to be pulled out to get it to work! 😆
Great-looking campervan.:) Was the replaced mirror just flat?
 

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Great-looking campervan.:) Was the replaced mirror just flat?
Thanks.

Yes, just a plain mirror. I have used it like this for 11 years but have now decided that a convex one would be better.
Just makes it easier to see behind.
I had replaced the passenger door mirror (right hand side) with a convex glass a long time ago though.
 

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Thanks.

Yes, just a plain mirror. I have used it like this for 11 years but have now decided that a convex one would be better.
Just makes it easier to see behind.
I had replaced the passenger door mirror (right hand side) with a convex glass a long time ago though.
I replaced both mine with the convex mirrors recently.
Well worth as a simple, decent upgrade I think.
 

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Here you go!
Out of stock at the moment.
Check the following. Both sides are there.


J & P
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Thanks.

Yes, just a plain mirror. I have used it like this for 11 years but have now decided that a convex one would be better.
Just makes it easier to see behind.
I had replaced the passenger door mirror (right hand side) with a convex glass a long time ago though.
I see, isn't it a challenge to replace the lens only?:)

Thanks, Mike for the reply.
 

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I see, isn't it a challenge to replace the lens only?:)

Thanks, Mike for the reply.

Was actually quite simple. With this mirror I just broke the plain lens to remove it, refitted the plastic beading around the new convex lens and used polyurethane sealant to stick it back into the mirror body. It seemed to click into place, but to make sure I used the waterproof sealant.
 

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Was actually quite simple. With this mirror I just broke the plain lens to remove it, refitted the plastic beading around the new convex lens and used polyurethane sealant to stick it back into the mirror body. It seemed to click into place, but to make sure I used the waterproof sealant.
Excellent, that seems quite simple indeed. Haha, not breaking the plain lens is what makes it difficult?😄
Thanks for sharing.
 

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