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Post by Campievanner on Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:03 am

Rather than hijack the m.p.g. For the Frisky thread thought I'd post in here.

We too have acquired a Frisky and apart from driving it home can't help with the mpg.
We do have the original Autosleeps hand book (not very detailed) I could scan it to the gentleman asking and email to you if that helps.
Ours is  1988 F reg and lived a lot in East Anglia.
It has 2 tables (brown) and the curtains seem to be original - Pink - washed them yesterday so all fresh now. 
Probably too early for crockery to be fitted - but if others of a similar age did I would love to know the details.

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Re: Another Frisky

Post by slowandy on Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:09 pm

Hello there, a scan of your hand book would be lovely thanks. I think you can rarely have too much info. Your interior sounds the same as ours a little faded and in need of the odd stitch but ok. I think we will stick with plastic plates etc. ( a rough and bumpy track to the house). Thanks Andy.
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Re: Another Frisky

Post by Campievanner on Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:27 am

Hi Andy
if you drop me a PM with your email on i will send it to you.

Likewise have a scan of our Flair broachure - late 90's if anyone would like it.
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Re: Another Frisky

Post by slowandy on Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:53 pm

Sorry campievanner I seem unable to pm you.
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Re: Another Frisky

Post by Campievanner on Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:45 pm

Hi Andy
Not sure if you have to have a minimum number of posts to be able to PM.  Perhaps an admin can help ?
Had an hour with the Frisky tonight - I was working on the wood trim inside as it has been a little neglected before we got it.
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Re: Another Frisky

Post by slowandy on Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:56 pm

That could be it. Our wood trim is a little knocked on the edges and faded where the sun has come through the back doors. Sand paper and varnish I reckon. Ho hum.
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Re: Another Frisky

Post by -mojo- on Fri May 01, 2015 11:33 am

I think the consensus is to avoid varnish, as it tends to make the wood look too dark. There have been a few other threads here on this, and IIRC the recommendation is to use wire wool to remove the worst of the nicks and staining/fading and then one of the oils, such as teak oil, to finish - that gives a matt finish which IMO looks better than a gloss or semi-gloss varnish.
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Re: Another Frisky

Post by slowandy on Fri May 01, 2015 6:12 pm

Thanks for the advice. I was going to start on sunday I'll have a look for teak oil while out tomorrow.
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Re: Another Frisky

Post by Campievanner on Fri May 01, 2015 10:23 pm

I have used steel wool with non acetone nail varnish remover then polished with wood silk polish from Asda about £1.50 - really impressed with this.  The polish was recommended by someone on here so many thanks.

Someone has used that Topps type formula at sometime so may take a few attempts as there are darker bits running down.  But looking much better.
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Re: Another Frisky

Post by slowandy on Mon May 11, 2015 9:27 pm

Well I'm sorry to say I didn't work on the van after all but went for a weekend in oxford in it, great. Does anyone know the correct tyre pressures for a '92 model 2litre petrol frisky?
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Re: Another Frisky

Post by Campievanner on Thu May 14, 2015 5:34 pm

According to the book it is 38 front and 50 rear Andy.
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Re: Another Frisky

Post by slowandy on Thu May 14, 2015 8:05 pm

Ah thanks again campievanner you are indeed a star. a bit more puff required in the rear. Which will probably mean slightly less wallow. Hopefully find out tomorrow. Cheerio.
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Re: Another Frisky

Post by slowandy on Mon May 25, 2015 6:18 pm

Well what a difference a few pounds of pressure can make. Much better. I decided to take a look behind the trim in the cupboard at the propex gas heater, bloomin' glad I did. No real build up of carbon around combustion area so just sucked out a little dust, but the burner exhaust pipe had rotted through on the bend inside the van, nasty. New pipe to be ordered. Not cheap though.
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Re: Another Frisky

Post by Campievanner on Wed May 27, 2015 7:04 pm

We need to sort the gas out next - I flatly refuse to sleep in the van until we have changed the regulated.  Bought a new section of hose as we doubt it has been changed recently but got the wrong type of regulator so need to get another one.
Frisky is going into the garage next week to have the exhaust manifold sorted as it has started to make a right racket.  Going to storage the other day we had to make a quick detour to avoid a Police car at the traffic lights.  Whilst it is MOT'd and insured it doesn't sound like it.
We gained an extra 2 gas cylinders with this van so now have 4 to bang our ankles on in the garage.
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Re: Another Frisky

Post by slowandy on Wed May 27, 2015 8:59 pm

Good luck with that. Sharon my wife has a Honda HRV which is 15 years old and still running the original exhaust which each time it blows has another weld or two. It now resembles moon base alpha in places. I'm a bit reluctant to use anything gas, never lived within a mile of a gas main, so have a carbon monoxide alarm just in case.
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Scan of book

Post by Hammie on Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:21 pm

Hi we have a frisky and would love a scan of the handbook if you still have it available
Thanks Hammie
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