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by Poohbear
Wed May 11, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Going Abroad
Topic: European Road Trip - Gas
Replies: 13
Views: 4242

Re: European Road Trip - Gas

A 907 will easily last 3 months just for the hob. If you are going over by Eurotunnel you are not allowed to carry loose gas bottles that don't fit into the gas locker.
by Poohbear
Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Non-plastic Fresh Water Tank
Replies: 21
Views: 3696

Re: Non-plastic Fresh Water Tank

The reason on-board water containers are black is to block out light as most nasties in stagnant water need light to live and thrive. I and most other Bongo / Motorhome owners drink the water from the other on-board tanks as this is a frequent discussion on various forums, and when a poll is carried...
by Poohbear
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Non-plastic Fresh Water Tank
Replies: 21
Views: 3696

Re: Non-plastic Fresh Water Tank

Why would you not be comfortable drinking from a food grade plastic tank which is used by all other camper van and motorhome owners? I have never heard of a stainless steel tank, you could have one made but it would be expensive.
by Poohbear
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Newby - Need 3 x 3point belted seats in rear...
Replies: 15
Views: 3200

Re: Newby - Need 3 x 3point belted seats in rear...

You might try Imperial Car Company in Poole. Very nice conversions which usually leave the standard rear seat in place. This normally has two 3 point and one lap strap but I would guess you're not the first to ask them for a third 3 point. They also flatten the upholstery in the seat so that it's mo...
by Poohbear
Wed May 06, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Leisure battery or starter battery?
Replies: 11
Views: 2055

Re: Leisure battery or starter battery?

As stated above the advice you were given was wrong. A second starter battery is absolutely pointless in this country because one battery is perfectly up to the job. The second battery was an addition in Japan for Bongo's from the North to help with starting where it is much colder than the UK. For ...
by Poohbear
Fri May 01, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: best layout to make room for a portapotty????
Replies: 19
Views: 3880

Re: best layout to make room for a portapotty????

I honestly can't imagine why anyone would want to do that inside the small confines of a Bongo. At least in a motorhome you have a door and ventilation and an extractor fan. Wouldn't it be just as easy to have a toilet tent outside the van?
by Poohbear
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Switching to Leisure Battery
Replies: 12
Views: 2827

Re: Switching to Leisure Battery

Or leave the key in the ignition overnight with it switched to the first position. As long as it's only for a few days the blinds alone won't drain your battery. To raise and lower the roof you need to have the engine running anyway so do it before you switch the engine off when you arrive on a camp...
by Poohbear
Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: How to Diagnose Aircon issues
Replies: 11
Views: 1672

Re: How to Diagnose Aircon issues

First of all, as nobody appears to have mentioned it, you need to use your aircon at least once every couple of weeks all year round otherwise the seals in the compressor dry out and you then start to allow moisture into the system which causes corrosion and eventually leaks. It sounds like you have...
by Poohbear
Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Main 100amp fuse bolt on type [blue}
Replies: 8
Views: 2241

Re: Main 100amp fuse bolt on type [blue}

Well perhaps you could actually have been helpful by repeating the search and choosing one that wasn't out of stock by the time you got to it like; http://www.amazon.co.uk/100A-Blue-Pacific-Male-Slow/dp/B00A0IC3N4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1427451260&sr=1-1&keywords=100A+Blue+PAL+2+Blade...
by Poohbear
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Main 100amp fuse bolt on type [blue}
Replies: 8
Views: 2241

Re: Main 100amp fuse bolt on type [blue}

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE :D
by Poohbear
Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Bongo Camping Equipment
Topic: Leisure Battery and Solar Panel
Replies: 12
Views: 2122

Re: Leisure Battery and Solar Panel

I have decided against a mains hook up for now as I will normally only be away for a couple of nights and hope that the leisure battery and solar panel suffices. For a couple of nights you don't even need the solar panel. With a 110Ah leisure battery we can go for a weekend (two nights) and we also...
by Poohbear
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Bongo Fuel & Performance Issues
Topic: petrol tickover
Replies: 7
Views: 2372

Re: petrol tickover

Yes they do creep forward from a standstill I've now got used to knocking it into neutral And I now drop it down manually as slowing down ( with the hold button and then going into 2 and 1 gear manually with stick ) Think it's better for the torque converta or something to go into neutral at stands...
by Poohbear
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: What battery for Bongo?
Replies: 15
Views: 2688

Re: What battery for Bongo?

I think you'll find it will be cheaper in Eurocarparts, even allowing for your Halfrauds trade card :)
by Poohbear
Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Bongo Camping Equipment
Topic: microwave and inverter for my bongo
Replies: 34
Views: 5781

Re: microwave and inverter for my bongo

winchman wrote:You need a Carbon monoxide alarm.
why not look for a cheap camp site near by? or look for a storage place with a hook up?
What led you to believe that he needed a CO alarm?
by Poohbear
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: K & N Filter
Replies: 17
Views: 2101

Re: K & N Filter

As you suggest, it's tried & tested solution. I've worked on lots of small engines as fitted to mowers, strimmers, generators, etc & they all use oiled foam filters which can easily be cleaned with petrol. They do a good job of keeping dust, grit, pollen etc out of the engine. It is a tried and tes...