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Post by yammy on Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:43 am

I have recently gone berserk and added the following:

1. DAB radio
2. Automatic Oyster Satellite system
3. White wing mirror covers
4. 24" Full HD TV
5. Car-a-tow A-Frame

all the items have made my touring more luxurious but the best has definitely got to be the Satellite system as I have spent hours and hours wasting valuable relaxing time trying to locate on a tripod !!  ... now just a push of a button...... brilliant.. love it:allthumbz:

looking for something else to add now !!! snigger
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Post by yammy on Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:45 am

ooops, just thought of something else i forgot i added last month, 2 x 6kg Gaslow system. smile!
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Post by Paulmold on Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:50 am

What, no solar panel !!!!   That's all I've added to my Nuevo.
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Post by yammy on Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:04 am

Paulmold wrote:What, no solar panel !!!!   That's all I've added to my Nuevo.
you reminded yes , forgot, i have 100w on the roof !!   hugegrins
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Post by shuttle on Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:40 am

What about the proverbial kitchen sink ! ! ! hugegrins
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Post by Paulmold on Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:25 am

shuttle wrote:What about the proverbial kitchen sink ! ! ! hugegrins


Standard fitment on AS's   snigger
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Post by groundhog on Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:04 am

I ordered heated seats so I guess you could call that an extra, have added 110w solar panel, chrome trim on grill, overmats throughout, put throws on seats and seat covers in cab, front mudflaps created from truck ones as standard sprinter do not fit Worcester.... lots of other improvements though .....

The rattling oven.... fitted a heatproof magnetic catch ( ebay) and a clip on front with rubber pad so no more rattles and no risk of door coming open. Silence is golden!

Little rubber pads on everything that opens, stops the creaking doors!

All bed slats and frames have been drilled and screwed, the stapled jobbies are not up to it, now they slide in and out much better.

Alpine radio cd, usb, ipod thingy though the mercedes one sounds just as good! 

Leather steering wheel by Royal Steering Wheels ( brilliant people), I have a thing about steering wheels, it is the bit that connects me to the van so it has to be good!

Spare wheel cover so if I do need it maybe it will be clean at least and the alloy should last better.

If it is an extra several coats of meguiars premium flagship wax, no black streaks, dirt just hoses off, OK it takes time putting it on but well worth it. 

Not an extra but any Worcester owner will know there is a waste drain tap on the rear offside corner asking to get knocked off. I cut the pipe to this, put in a flexible section and reattached the tap on a spring clip with the bracket reversed. Now hand underneath, unclip the tap and it just drops down to the floor so everything drains out even if you are at an angle and no danger of knocking it off!

Sure there are other things but scratch head .....!

Another super thing ( Marquis Plymouth thank you), water pump in the fresh water tank failed ( not uncommon!) they cut a hole in the side of the tank and fitted a hatch so now if the pump goes wrong again or the prongs on the gauge need attention I just have to undo the hatch and it is done in a jiffy!
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Post by modelman on Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:49 am

Alloy wheels, Roadpro auto satellite system, 80w solar panel, dual 90ah leisure batteries & Morningstar charging system, electric windows, Dunlop air suspension with built-in air compressor, 25l under slung lpg tank, self-made tow bar & electrics, reversing camera, built-in 24" HD led/dvd tv, 7" built-in sat-nav, built-in microwave oven , better quality radio & 4 higher quality speakers in hab-area, clock/thermometer/barometer assy in hab area, remote gas level gauge, full led lights conversion, full width storage-shelf above cab, removeable side-tables, additional table-leg socket in floor, extra worktop in kitchen area, Fiamma bike-rack with back-box,  handbrake-extender, front seat swivels.
EVERYTHING done/made by myself.
Apart from that, virtually nothing hugegrins hugegrins

Oh yeh, a couple of drinks holders either side of the dash hugegrins

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Post by DuxDeluxe on Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:35 am

Road pro satellite dome, 160w solar, extra leisure battery with battery master, pioneer App radio, microwave, Towbar for Towbar to Towcars toad when we get around to getting one. 

Plus a wine rack.............

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Post by kenjones on Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:23 am

Pure DAB/CD/MP3 with hands free phone connection.
Front seats re upholstered in leather colour matched to original interior.
Steel step fitted on tow bar mount.
Just Kampers wind deflectors on both front windows.
Wall mounted fan in the back.
Pipercross air filter.
Silver screens.
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Post by daisy mae on Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:09 am

Climair wind deflectors,
 Twin reversing cameras rear view mirror monitor,
 Captain seats,
 Vinyl wood effect flooring,
 All round shower curtain, toilet doesn`t get wet now,
 Power point near to sink for kettle,
 Stainless exhaust
 Winter tyres,
 Three cigar sockets in dash ,
 LED Spot lights
 New Heki2 blinds and  Frame
Silver Screens


several things on list for next year.


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Post by Dutto on Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:22 am

Hi there,

A bit different from everyone else I guess:

o  Cruise Control (an absolute must for long journeys with arthritis).

o  Automatic Caro satellite dish complete with receiver and TV.

o  External TV aerial connection for those sites that have cable laid on.

o  Changed fluorescent lights for LEDs (compliments of Lidl) to extend battery time.

o  In cab camera that is switched on whenever we leave home.

o  The gas supply still uses cylinders but it is now a mixture of butane ("Calor" and "Camping Gaz") and propane ("Calor" only) to give maximum flexibility for climate and also when travelling around Europe.

o  Both internal and external "silver screens" to minimise temperature variations.

o  This small adaptation to add a bit more security to the sliding door.

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Not "fitted" but available for use are:

o  100W portable solar panel.

o  150W 12v to 240v inverter.

o  Multi-use portable BBQ/Grill/Stove based on Le Cube system.

o  Locks and chain to secure the two front doors.

Out of that lot I think the Cruise Control is the one that I could least do without.  It really is a Godsend on long runs, especially on motorways.

Best regards,
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Post by artheytrate on Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:40 am

Heosafe cab locks,
Air suspension,
Front seat covers,
Dab radio,
Mirror covers,
Front mudflaps,
Extra leisure battery,
150 watt inverter,
1000 watt inverter
Sink trap, (stink)
Tow bar,
Trailer,
Awning,
Bigger solar panel,
Silver screens,
20" tv dvd,
Thermostatic fridge fan,

Waxoil underneath to be done.

John.
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Post by inspiredron on Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:55 am


Dab radio
John.
Is that a portable or have you changed the Peugeot radio? If the latter what was the cost? Does it have input by usb or audio jack? Bluetooth? And does it still work with steering wheel controls?
What year is your Broadway?
Thanks

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Post by artheytrate on Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:15 pm

inspiredron wrote:

Dab radio
John.
Is that a portable or have you changed the Peugeot radio? If the latter what was the cost? Does it have input by usb or audio jack? Bluetooth? And does it still work with steering wheel controls?
What year is your Broadway?
Thanks

Hi Ron, I fitted a Pure Dab unit that fits to the Screen and plays DAB through existing Radio.

My Broadway is 2014.

John.
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Post by Swansea Jac on Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:19 am

We were vaguely considering adding a satellite dish, similar to that which we had on our previous van...But a tugging friend of ours who spends 3 or 4 months in southern Spain every year, visited us last week and told us he has just heard (from other friends who are there almost permanently) that the footprints have been moved substantially.

The result is that almost no satellite reception is possible in southern Spain and Portugal.  Even last year, he used to carry a one and a half metre dish... and had diminishing reception. He has now ditched that, and he has spent a month downloading films and collecting boxed sets of series which they enjoy.

I think I'd settle for a kindle or an Ipad with a kindle app, and an Amazon account! studying

However, we have added...

Big back box
Roof extractor fan,
Reversing camera (used as a rear driving mirror, due to box)
Thermostatic shower
Roof mounted digital TV aerial (old one was analogue)
A Lillypad mesh awning with membranes (3 kg total weight)
Silver Screens
New main and leisure batteries
Extra cigar sockets on dashboard
GPS


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Post by deka on Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:20 am

In the last 12months I've added,

80w Solar panel
Firestone Air bags & gauges
Cat 1 alarm
Full set of tyres
Replaced the fluorescent lights with LED strips
Tow bar & A Frame
16" Avtex tv/dvd
Security safe
Shelving in toilet compartment
110v Banner Battery
Fitted hands free phone parrot
Taylormade long screen covers

Oh, And filled it up with liquid gold whilst having a habitation and service,
So I've told the wife to pick which one of these she wants for Christmas.  gettinwrong   beachball
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Post by mikethebike on Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:36 pm

Hi My van came almost complete.
Added.
Air suspension.
16 inch dvd/tv.
second gas bottle.
outside window blind.
Removed the rear step and useless roof Aerial.

Micky
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Post by Dutto on Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:57 pm

mikethebike wrote:........... and useless roof Aerial.

Micky  
Mike,

Did you fit a replacement or just stop using the radio? think_smiley_46

The reason I ask is that my own roof aerial is also useless but I quite like listening to the radio and wondered how easy it is to replace the current one with one that works! think_smiley_46 think_smiley_46

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Post by mikethebike on Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:14 am

HI Ian, The roof had a round tv aerial.
My radio has a wing mounted aerial.

Micky
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Post by artheytrate on Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:29 am

I've added a deep scratch to bumper as the wind as blown our dustbin into  the corner of the bumper during the night.

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Post by yammy on Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:46 am

artheytrate wrote:I've added a deep scratch to bumper as the wind as blown our dustbin into  the corner of the bumper during the night.

John.
ooops !!! .... not the sort of addition you were wanting i guess  scratch head
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Post by mikethebike on Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:35 am

Hi. hugegrins Our bins are all plastic John.

Micky

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Post by Swansea Jac on Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:18 am

Ours are right behind the van, but thankfully, locked behind a stout door! Commiserations! What a bummer!
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Post by Dutto on Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:37 am

mikethebike wrote:HI Ian, The roof had a round tv aerial.
My radio has a wing mounted aerial.

Micky
Many thanks.  allthumbz

On my "List of things to do." when "Petal" comes out of storage. allthumbz

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