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Jon W

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    Ruthin, North Wales

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  1. age of lpg tanks

    LPG tanks for house use or vehicle use? House use cal or type gas tanks they check dates and will refuse to fill if not checked I think. Vehicle, mine has just been in for the lpg system to be checked over as was having changing over. So got them to check over the system. Comments that came back. LPG tanks very rusty. But no guide of whether they are dangerous or need changing
  2. Forum relay or 1 way trip?

    Ah yes, a friend had mentioned Shipley, I had forgotten the name of it though! Yer would be towing with V8 disco so would be a bit thirsty too Thanks
  3. Campsite recommendations, mid Wales

    You should enjoy it there, have never been but pass it a lot and it looks a nice spot. Some lanes right on your doorstep pretty much too. Can give you a few tame lanes if interested. Llyn Alwen is a 7mile walk or cycle around if looking for non Land Rover related activities or llyn Brenig. Awesome go kart track on the A5 at Glan y gors. or bounce below further afield probably better for the kids Jon
  4. Hi all I need to move a defender from near Exeter up to near Warrington. No MOT tax or insurance so it’s a trailer job. It drives so can be put onto a trailer easily. A long shot I know but Has anyone got any empty load coming up that way that I could pay to bring it up. or if I hire a trailer does anyone want anything taking down that way as will be empty on the way down so can split costs. Alternatively can anyone recommend car transport companies to save me the hassle. I don’t have a trailer licence so will either rope a friend or my wife into driving or being passenger with me on L plates, silly licence laws. Or anyone else up for s road trip Thanks Jon
  5. Upgrade to Disco 3 TDV 6

    A friend of mine has just brought a bargain D4 with a knocking engine. Land Rover wanted 17k to fit a new engine without evening lifting the bonnet. Or 30k for a newer replacement vehicle. Chap brought the new vehicle and my mate went and collected this D4 for an unbelievably low price. He is very good mechanically and will happily take anything apart and have a go. He also has the benefit of a workshop and a 2post lift, so took the body off . Stripped engine and it had bent a con rod some how. However new crank, rods and bearing he has it all back together and working nicely! So so they are ok if you have the workshop to lift the body off, but a bit of a faff otherwise
  6. Campsite recommendations, mid Wales

    Depending which way you want to go it may be a bit far over but my local in Graigfechan, Bala is 35-40 mins Llangollen 20mins. http://threepigeonsinn.co.uk/ is nice good pub, beer food etc. Campsite situated just below the pub so far enough away that it’s quiet. Never stayed there as have always managed to stagger Home so not sure what it’s like. Or I know of a campsite near Harlech which is a great spot but not close to a pub
  7. Show me your Camping setups

    Borris I really like that setup and would do exactly that in a 110 if I had one, or a Fox wing awning so that when getting in and out the back you can stay dry. Also Tuko that is a nice setup you have there. Definitely so ideas for me. It look like I maybe ending up with a 90 hard top in place of my series, so I may look at something more permanent for that.... watch this space
  8. Show me your Camping setups

    Thank you for all the replies so far. Few ideas there. Blimey fridgefreezer and I thought the 130 was a barge, now that is something else! Has anyone tried the air beam tents at all? A friend has a swag which he got in Australia which I like the idea of for the odd night camped out by a vehicle but haven’t seen them available anywhere in the UK. So the carp bed or fishing gear maybe worth a look. Peaklander, that looks a good setup, and I am definitely going to get some stack and stow type strong boxes so I can keep all my gear in and then just chuck them in whichever vehicle I am away in. Also means things are stored tidier in the garage. Your platform looks great but would probably be a bit difficult for me to make something that suits different vehicles Thanks all so far and keep the ideas coming Jon
  9. Hi all This is probably mean to go in the out and about forum but thought I would try here, so feel free to move if you like. I am in the market for some new camping gear, as I previously got rid of a lot of my stuff or it was old and knackered. I have previously had a converted camper van and enjoyed the luxury of sleeping in the vehicle and not having to faff around setting up tents and folding them away etc. Plus a comfy bed However with land rovers this is not so possible. I could setup a bed system for in my discovery. However this isn’t going to be the vehicle I always use as will take my series on Laning weekends and my work car for other trips further away due to fuel efficiency. I like the idea of a roof tent, however the range of vehicles and faff or removing and storing is likely to rule this out along with the price. so most my camping will be out the back of a vehicle rather than hiking etc, so am looking for recommendations on: camping matt/camp bed tent etc. Needs to be comfy and easy and quick to setup and take down. so would be interested to see what other people’s setups Thanks Jon
  10. Interesting lifting roof on a Series

    Would love to see more, as the big wedge most pop tops have just look wrong, whereas the standard look is so much better
  11. Recommend me a tyre size?

    235/85/16 on mine on 7 inch modular give it perfect fill of the wheel arches without sticking out. I think 265 would stick out on these rims
  12. Finally some snow! Whoop Whoop :)

    Haha you will change your mind when you slide into something. Took my V8 auto disco out and that was nice if a little hairy at a few moments, as steering wasn’t that precise then took the V8 series out on insa Sahara’s and it was great. Then left it in 2wd for some bits to get nice power slides going
  13. UK Road tax for D2 how much

    My 51 plate V8 is £26ish a month so works out £315 a year
  14. Pinion seal

    If you are struggling to get the seal out, screw a self tapping screw into it and lever out with a claw hammer. Just make sure you have the right replacement seal 1st before making a mess
  15. Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    When you talk of 24spline shafts. All apart from custom shafts are 10spline diff end but options of 10 or 24spline at drive flange end? Am I right? And is there any real benefit of 24spline flanges over 10? Thanks Jom