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  1. Theres a very good but very expensive kit available from TigerExped, other than that the same flawed kits as before.
  2. If a diesel is overheating in winter, isnt something wrong....?
  3. I did something similar a couple of years ago. Was unloading a trailer and a friend was waiting for me. I ran inside the workshop to fetch some gloves (to avoid injuring myself) jumped up onto the metal bench to reach them on a high shelf. One foot slipped, and a i had a life flashing before me moment, where i remember wondering how a cat manages to get its feet under itself on the way down, then some moments of 'oh f..k this is going to hurt. My head whacked a plasterboard wall and left a nice hole, but surprisingly little damage to my head. But below me was a pile of junk with a bracket in double 1mm steel sticking out. The result was a draw between my ribs and the bracket. Ribs 2 cracked vs bracket bent in half. Bracket (was perfectly straight before)
  4. You make a tip last 2 years!!! I end up regrinding mine every 10mins. Need better glasses / more practice, grumble grumble
  5. I can attest, cracked ribs is no laughing (or sneezing, or coughing) matter. Didnt sleep or find any comfortable sitting or lying position for at least 4 weeks.
  6. https://gabrielhemery.com/2011/05/15/how-to-calculate-tree-height-using-a-smartphone/
  7. Its a while since i've played with this... CLT should be just below warm temp e.g. 85 I think the TPS 5% could be a bit high, i would make it 1% 0.5s for delay And i would put a 1s delay for EGO on fuel return But first as Bowie says, turn it off and see what it does to eliminate that as the cause.
  8. If you are going autobox, why not use the 722.6? Its vastly superior to the LR boxes, and it mates to the OM606 as standard.
  9. Which is the superior range? The black 'industrial' or the red 'professional' ? I need a top cabinet to go on top of a Facom Jet 3, but annoyingly theres no measurements on the Halfords site.
  10. I lived with LPG for a while, so here's my 2p. Channel tunnel yes its banned, but all road tunnels in EU are ok. Ferries not a big issue vs channel tunnel imho. Some underground parking also bans it. Being stuck for supply - If you dont have one near, there still the fuel tank as backup. In fact this is a major advantage for me, gives to huge range and backup option. I converted mine myself with a kit from Tinley. I know that way the work is done well. They were also very helpful/ supportive. The future of it is another matter - availablity, tax etc. I cant comment on that. I would do it again, if the future-proof research looked good.
  11. Actually it is less on the rating plate, 3450kg. It was just in my head at approx 3500.
  12. I'm 2.1 tonnes unladen, 3.5 GVW so the 70 mph is fine for me. No real disadvantage not having it registered as camper as far as can see. Thanks for the comments.
  13. Thats the essence of my question, is there a modular classification... And yes not a LR, i'm already up at 3500kg GVW. I dont have a big issue with the speed exemption of the motor caravan, anything over 80kmh is deafening anyway.
  14. Is there a vehicle category to cover this, i.e. If its a camper it would be a M1 special purpose, but if a pickup it would be an N1, is there a modular code? I guess both would fall under class IV MOT. Looking on DVLA now i dont see a 'motor caravan' class, i seem to recall some minimum requirements to register as that, bed, stove etc, did that change? And anyway if is tested in the same category and VED is based on CO2, who care what its labelled as. Since on mine the side windows will be hidden when the pop top is down, someone suggested it may not qualify as a motor-caravan...
  15. Question to those knowledgeable on UK regs, MOT testers etc... I've been toying with the idea of making my camper conversion modular. i.e. Camper body on the chassis that can be jacked/lifted off and an alternate flat bed that could be fitted. Is this possible with DVLA \ MOT \ C&U?