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Old 08-10-2017, 09:02 AM   #51
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If your after a dedicated sat nav I would recommend garmin, been using there stuff for as long as I can remember and never had one fail. You will need a decent memory card for it store all of Europe or you can just select areas your planning on traveling too.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:21 AM   #52
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I'm currently looking into sat navs, want one that covers all of Europe, if anyone had recommendations let me know. Don't want to be dependent on my phone signal and data next year when I'm over there.
I'd personally recommend just using the Google Maps app on your phone. When we were in Europe last year this is all we used and it was great. Can be used offline also, so maps can be downloaded before you go. If you use it online, it uses naff all data & will give you traffic info / diverts etc..
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Yes, Google maps is now probably the best sat nav out there, when its in drivng mode.

Remember to enable a shortcut on your home screen for quick access to the driving / traffic mode. Go "settings" > "navigation settings" > "add a driving shortcut".

As said above, the offline maps feature is great too.



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Old 10-10-2017, 10:33 AM   #54
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Thanks for the heads up guys. May look into a different SIM for travelling with depending on my data tariff, I imagine I'm ok in most of europe but not sure how I stand when I get down to Slovenia and Croatia.

When we got the van it came with a Khyam driveaway awning, unfortunately it was all twisted up and missing various ropes etc, so I sent it off for a service. Finally got a chance to figure out how it goes up and test it out this weekend.



Yep, that should give us plenty of space!
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Following the discovery of the water ingress above, I decided I'd try to make sure all the window seals were doing their jobs properly. I had a bottle of sealant in the shed that is ideal for this kind of job:



Basically it gets dripped into the crack between rubber and glass, and dries to a clear seal. Think it sealed up a couple of little cracks, so we will see how if that fixes the ingress.
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Spent the afternoon replacing the catches on the cupboard doors today, a lot were worn and rattling/coming open when driving, I've also been adding mirrors to sun visors, stashing gas canisters and checking various bits. Off to the Brecon Beacons next weekend for a couple of nights
I'm currently looking into sat navs, want one that covers all of Europe, if anyone had recommendations let me know. Don't want to be dependent on my phone signal and data next year when I'm over there.
Look into TOMTOM they do a special version for campers / motorhomes.
Otherwise get one for HGV's this give you a chance to put height etc in, reduces the chances that you got stuck somewhere on little single track road, in front of a low bridge, while traffic is building up.
most TOMTOM have now free map updates for life.
and they work quick, easy to program, and are not relying on phone signal.
I have one for Europe, incl eastern Europe and Russia.
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Regarding leaks, if you know somebody with a automotive smoke generator, they are brilliant to find even the smallest leaks.
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I've got the van booked in with my friends bodyshop early December, the bumper has a bit of a warp to it from previous owner battle scars and a damaged end cap(I've already bought a replacement), and my other half had an unfortunate meeting with some barb wire the other week :/ It's not too bad but I'm having it sorted properly and the bumpers straightened and new end cap fitted to tidy it all up.
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Couple of ebay wins:



Door lock pins and connectors...I'm missing one for my drivers door, so I have to use key to lock/unlock. So I'll be using one of these to sort that issue this weekend hopefully.

Full manual and service regs etc. for the T25. Handy to have for a few bits
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On Saturday I got round to swapping out the bulbs in the headlamps, they were very dull, so I thought I'd swap them out for some Osram Nightbreaker Laser H4's.

I forgot to take a pic but they look like this:



The van made the job fairly easy for me to get access, just wish modern vehicles were so straight forward to change bulbs on!



Upon removing the old bulbs, it looked like they were in fact very old, they even had what looked to be Bakelite parts still!



Whilst I had access I used some contact cleaner and light emery cloth to clean up all the connectors, the sidelight ones were particularly corroded.

I haven't a pic yet, but the bulbs made quite a difference as expected!

I was over at a bonfire with family Saturday, was going to be good and not drink, then decided I'd just camp on the driveway!

I even got plugged into the mains!





I'm going to look into fitting some decent black out curtains. The covers do the job, but are a bit fiddly with the suckers, I imagine spending some time in europe next year curtains will make life much easier. I'll keep the covers though, as they also act as reflectors for keeping the van cool on hot days.

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