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Post by jennyandpeter on Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:17 pm

Sorted out number-plate and practiced loading and unloading bikes. 
Went with the maxxraxx solution as I did not like the idea of just clamping to the rear door.
https://maxxraxx.co.uk/products/2-4-5-bike-racks/voyager/2-bike-voyager-flange-black. From ebay £55 second hand, also 2 inexpensive second hand mountain bikes so we would not worry too much about them.

 
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Post by IanH on Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:41 pm



This one is the Fiama Omni Stop Holder
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Post by jennyandpeter on Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:05 am

First trip after screw tightening around the microwave,  smile! the van is so much quieter not perfect but getting there. I would suggest everyone does this as it is a simple job and took me about 20 mins. Also the eek eek noise from the rear door has gone. A liberal coating of gummi pflege and putting foam behind the bottom rubber seal has worked .
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Post by Gromit on Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:14 pm

Just a very picky and pedantic thought about the cutlery drawer. (Which looks excellent b.t.w.)

Why are they so often installed with the short section for teaspoons right at the rear? It would seem to me to be far more sensible to fit them with the teaspoons at the front. The knives and forks can still be reached quite easily, but you don't have to pull the drawer right out to get at a teaspoon.

(Told you it was picky!  hugegrins)

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Post by rgermain on Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:17 pm

Gromit wrote:Just a very picky and pedantic thought about the cutlery drawer. (Which looks excellent b.t.w.)

Why are they so often installed with the short section for teaspoons right at the rear? It would seem to me to be far more sensible to fit them with the teaspoons at the front. The knives and forks can still be reached quite easily, but you don't have to pull the drawer right out to get at a teaspoon.

(Told you it was picky!  hugegrins)

Quite agree with you, I made a lift out one for our Warwick, with the teaspoon section at the front. This makes a great difference to the empty drawer as supplied and I made it due to not being able to find one off the shelf which would fit. Really pleased with the result and room under for large items. I also copied the plate/glass/mug holder we had in our Topaz and added it to one of the overhead cupboards.

I found the van rather lacking in this department as supplied.

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Post by jennyandpeter on Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:44 pm

I would have liked the teaspoons at the front but I had to cut the draw to length and it was neater this way round
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Post by rgermain on Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:37 pm

jennyandpeter wrote:I would have liked the teaspoons at the front but I had to cut the draw to length and it was neater this way round

I am pleased to see your Duo has decent door catch plate fitted, our 2015 had a cheap plastic one which very soon broke. I contacted A/S and they sent me one like yours which is up to the job. Just waiting for the ones on the other doors/cupboards to fail now.
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Post by inspiredron on Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:07 pm

Gromit wrote:Just a very picky and pedantic thought about the cutlery drawer. (Which looks excellent b.t.w.)

Why are they so often installed with the short section for teaspoons right at the rear? It would seem to me to be far more sensible to fit them with the teaspoons at the front. The knives and forks can still be reached quite easily, but you don't have to pull the drawer right out to get at a teaspoon.

(Told you it was picky!  hugegrins)
Our reaspoon section IS at the front. up! .  No mod needed.

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Post by jennyandpeter on Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:48 pm

Thinking of upgrading the speakers? helpful  video not in english but with english subtitles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3AtBoINFCg
I have ordered some trim removal tools https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01AVUW8KS/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item 
£2.49 delivered.
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Post by jennyandpeter on Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:53 pm

jennyandpeter wrote:Thinking of upgrading the speakers? helpful  video not in english but with english subtitles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3AtBoINFCg
I have ordered some trim removal tools https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01AVUW8KS/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item 
£2.49 delivered.
also ordered 3 part european fill point adapter kit from gas it http://www.gasit.co.uk/gas-it-3-part-european-fill-point-adapter-kit.html
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Post by jennyandpeter on Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:12 am

Speaker upgrades on the way 
Focal access these get fantastic reviews 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IFAC8O8/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item
Boxer speaker adapter rings 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LW6J427/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item
Sound deadening matting, there is no insulation in the doors at all
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NVF9OIA/ref=pe_3187911_185740111_TE_item

Existing speakers https://goo.gl/photos/7wgYgJ6vRgKRJvQe8

Amount of insulation or sound deadening behind existing speakers! https://goo.gl/photos/BhHha2KAnn7P6KDR7
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Post by jennyandpeter on Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:26 pm

After losing the links to images on photobucket ,and I cannot edit old posts here are the images if useful


Panel removed under seat fitted with velcro


Velcro stops microwave rattle


Velcro door stops



new table on push to release runners





Temporary fix magnets hold rear curtain



New focal door speakers



Velcro door stops hold the door at 1/2 way position 



New and old speakers 


No insulation in the front doors 



Bitumen sound matting fitted behind speakers 



10 mm closed cell foam over that



Maxx raxx cycle rack pivots down to open both rear doors with bikes still attached.



Side panels spayed, gray too dark so will redo that part later



New leather steering wheel from royal wheels, orange to match the fabric, feels so much better than the plastic.



Close up of wheel



New cutlery draw , plastic one was awful. 



Push fit runners on draw



Mobile phone to hdmi adapter reproduces phone screen on avtex tv ( I have unlimited data )



Draw runners from the side.



And from the end somewhere to put tea or beer while on the near side of the van.



Insulated rear door



Removed end panels and re fixed with velcro means we can get ramps and chairs while outside the van.



Or the BBQ on the other side.



Close up of cycle rack



Offside under seat area after removing draw and runners, a much larger usable space.



Showing how much space is wasted in this area
 


Powered  speakers playing from the TV



No insulation near the fridge we get a draft from here to around the cooker 
 


More screws fitted to metal sheet over the heater as it rattles 



Gas struts fitted, only £5 delivered from china for 4, makes getting stuff out much easier.



Hidden space under seat panel



And at the front 



Wheel arches insulated with a double layer of 10 mm foam insulation 



Stainless steel cooker guard replaces glass one so the seat can go back further.
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Post by jennyandpeter on Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:11 am

Gave the new speakers a good test, much better power handling and clearer than the stock ones. 
Fitted these the speaker adapters I purchased did not allow the covers to be replaced so I drilled the doors and used self tapping screws. 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00IFAC8O8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 
Doors insulated with these 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NVF9OIA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
With 10mm foam insulation over the top 
Just a small thing but Jenny missed the mirror on the passenger sun visor so fitted one of these.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01H5HVTIM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Post by jennyandpeter on Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:11 am

jennyandpeter wrote:Gave the new speakers a good test, much better power handling and clearer than the stock ones. 
Fitted these, the speakers the adapters I purchased did not allow the covers to be replaced so I drilled the doors and used self tapping screws. 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00IFAC8O8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 
Doors insulated with these 
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NVF9OIA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
With 10mm foam insulation over the top 
Just a small thing but Jenny missed the mirror on the passenger sun visor so fitted one of these.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01H5HVTIM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Post by jennyandpeter on Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:44 am

New gadget arrived for the van, mobile phone holder that sticks to the rough surface of the dash . 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01MR4LFV7/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



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Post by jennyandpeter on Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:47 pm

An idea for the weekend replicate the rear fly screen such as on this page http://www.vancomfort.co.uk/MosquitoCurtains.htm 
I have some black fly screen material and will fix with velcro or magnetic strip , pictures due after it is done.
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Post by jennyandpeter on Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:17 pm

The fact that out Warwick has no 12v sockets that are live while the ignition is off has annoyed me for a while . 
Wire made up to go from the leisure battery via a fuse and a removable plug and socket to a inverter behind the drivers seat. Will be able to charge up laptop while on the move and phones over 
night as it also has a couple of USB ports.

  
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Post by jennyandpeter on Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:20 am

A bit of a break as we have been away in france in hetty for the last five weeks. allthumbz
Things that went wrong 

1. We lost a rear mud flap 

end of list 

Things that need doing 

The fridge was not cold enough when turned to the coldest setting, it made ice well enough but the rest was not very cold on gas or mains. 
Bed sliding structure needs strengthening legs can lean and the frame can twist allowing the bed slats to disengage.
Having the humps in the middle of a double bed is a pain , I did swap the cushions left to right but not enough room to do it every day.
Airflow needs improving in hot weather ( flyscreen on the window door is being designed ) 
Do not leave the hot water on overnight as it makes the bed warm ( ok in the the uk ) 

Impressed with  

Driving ease and 37 mpg 
Gas lasting the 5 weeks and still showing 2 lights on our return 
4 euro watering can with a wide spout made filling with fresh water a doddle 
Maxx raxx bike rack having the bikes made a huge difference to what we did on a lot of days 
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That looks to be a nice site ,do you recall the location
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Post by jennyandpeter on Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:12 am

Investigating the fridge not getting cold enough, in the UK it was ok but with higher ambient temperatures things need improving. 
 The cooling fins on the back of the fridge in the warwick are above the upper fridge vent, not a sensible design. And to make matters worse the gas flue goes right passed them, even though it is lagged it does restrict airflow.
 I intend to fit a variable speed fan on the upper vent and a duct to the cooling fins. I have purchased a infrared thermometer to see how successful this would be.
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Post by jennyandpeter on Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:33 pm

Had some time yesterday so fixed some of the bed slats in with screws at each end and in the middle. When pulling the bed out sometimes it pulls apart, not any more, also it has made the frame much more rigid. The handles on the bed frame were lose so replaced all the screws with longer ones 
Why they did not use screws 10mm longer ?
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Post by jennyandpeter on Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:32 am

The feet on the bed rattled and did not stay in the same position. Locked them up with M8 stainless nuts . 

Something that should have been in the original build . Plan on putting a shelf in the wardrobe next as it will make the space more usable.
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Post by jennyandpeter on Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:22 am

Adjusting the feet so that the bed is supported horizontally to runners makes them slide in and out so much easier. Without the lock nuts the feet tend to not support the frame pitching on the ball bearing runners. These are rather flimsy and we are looking to replace them with something more substantial.
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