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Keep it simple and score. 7 months 2 days ago #450335

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I very often find simple things work best. What have you guys achived by a little lateral thinking.

For me, drilling out the press studs on the wheel arch draught cover and fitting suckers has cured a persistant problem, and the curling water inlet hose simplified by cable tying the last 14 inches to a length of food grade plastic pipe. Cutting a 6 inch section of old awning profile and attaching a bit of rope has really made cleaning the awning rail easy, and also for lubricating said rail on site before wrestling with the divorce in a bag.
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Keep it simple and score. 7 months 2 days ago #450342

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I wanted to cure the curling inlet pipe issue and thought about either fixing a heavy weight to the strainer or inserting a pipe... I have made the filling pipe to replce the aquaroll hose, so that will be my next project.

I've not done anything else to the van as a "hack", but we have simplified thngs by repurposing domestic items that were either spare or obsolete to store permanetly inside, such as some old pans and a set of Ikea plates (19p each!) Rather than buying new or caravan specific.
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Keep it simple and score. 7 months 2 days ago #450351

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Where do I start.As on serviced pitches most of time I put some 2" clips on gas locker bulkhead,then clipped 2 pieces of waste pipe from one side up and across down other side-as I got fed up untangling coiled pipe,as for ehu cable and aqua roll fill pipe I coil em into big coils and leave on end washroom floor in storage/travel- no tight coils.
There's a little 2shelf cabinet between lounge and dinette really deep and hard to get to back of,remove shelves,fit in ikea larder rack unhinged door and fixed to front.
Our elddis has a poor whip aerial,as most of places now have a connection at bollard,I fitted a proper matching aerial socket on bulkhead (in van lounge) ran coax cable through gas locker and floor to a house hold surface mounted aerial socket screwed upside down on offside front floor,saves routing cable through a window or drilling a hole in roof to fit a decent aerial.
I assume that's what you were after,cheers.
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Keep it simple and score. 7 months 1 day ago #450389

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On using the Cadac for the first time this year, It wasn't performing well. Took out the control gas unit to clean the jets using a little interdental tooth pick brush. Amazed at how grubby the jets were. All good again.
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Keep it simple and score. 7 months 1 day ago #450397

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What a disappointment ...

I clicked on this thread thinking I was going to be educated on how to introduce myself to the ladies on a Friday night down at the local :P
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Keep it simple and score. 7 months 1 day ago #450403

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What a disappointment ...

I clicked on this thread thinking I was going to be educated on how to introduce myself to the ladies on a Friday night down at the local

So stop reading this thread and get yourself down there.
Mind you, if you need educating, there was a day.........................once.
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Keep it simple and score. 7 months 1 day ago #450421

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Icaru5 wrote:
What a disappointment ...

I clicked on this thread thinking I was going to be educated on how to introduce myself to the ladies on a Friday night down at the local :P

Just take a cute little dog, like mine a real babe magnet.
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Keep it simple and score. 7 months 1 day ago #450423

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EH52ARH wrote:

Just take a cute little dog, like mine a real babe magnet.

(Psst) How much do you want for the mutt?
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Keep it simple and score. 7 months 1 day ago #450427

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To fill my Aquaroll from taps I have given up on using a hose or even an old bit of waste water pipe and now use an ultra light device. It started life as an Innocent family size orange juice bottle, with the bottom removed it makes a good funnel, and if you make a second and push that into the first it makes a long one for those silly high taps.

A cut short version also makes quite a good waste container funnel for outlets like mine that are under the van.

It all came about as a need after I left the tube at home, now it is my preferred option. I found the hose got algae developing inside, really put me off that method.
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Keep it simple and score. 7 months 23 hours ago #450429

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Anseo wrote:
EH52ARH wrote:

Just take a cute little dog, like mine a real babe magnet.

(Psst) How much do you want for the mutt?
Hutch
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