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If I said to you that from the beginning we have planned everything to the last detail and that nothing has gone wrong, I would be lying. Of course things have gone wrong, in big style too in some instances. So in order to help you to avoid our mistakes and motivate you to ‘keep on truckin’ we have put together a whole bunch of information to download which we hope will be useful just when you need it most. Let’s face it, learning from your own mistakes is inspirational but learning from others’ mistakes is priceless.

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When a screw just keeps on spinning…..

Well I have to say, over the last 8 weeks poor old Scoobie has been rattled to his core thanks to the state of the Italian roads and as the weather has turned 'Biblical' I thought I'd do a bit of DIY..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km9jEBPS53Q  ...

Heki roof light fix

Just as you settle down to watch the 'Ryder cup', you get a shout from the boss... 'I keep winding this roof light up and down and nothings happening... So a quick lift up from the tall frenchman next door and your on the roof trying to find out what the problem...

Six month summary

Well, our first six months is up... Tempus 'bloody' fugit... there's no doubt about that! Where's it gone? It's gone, that's where but it's been a blast. 7 countries in just over 7000 miles. We've visited mountain ranges, castles, cities, tourist attractions, rivers...

Don’t get stuck on grass…..

Grass pitches..... They're great aren't they. Nice feel under foot, you can lie on it, play on it, park your motorhome on it but when it rains and rains and it does't stop raining it's a bugger to get off. Well, using the right technique you don't have to get stuck...

Thetford oven fix-part 2

If you've seen the first video on fixing a Thetford oven knob you will have noticed ( and kindly pointed out to me ) that I didn't actually show you what I did with the matches. I was so impressed and as my great grandaddy quite rightly taught me 'don't try and fix...

Fixing the oven knob

So, for some strange reason the knob on the oven that turns the gas on is just spinning round and doing nothing. It's not even six months old and it's broken. With no chance of getting to an oven shop to buy a new knob the challenge was on to fix it... It took me a...

DIY Day

Seriously not impressed with Pilote's idea of a make up bed in the lounge. After a couple of uses the brackets bent, twisted and came off so a 'fix' was required.... Oh and I don't know why Cadac don't put self levelling legs on their carry chef.........

Skid wheels

A friend of mine who had a Hymer said to me 'Are you going to get some skid wheels when you buy your new motorhome". 'What are they', I replied. We walked around the back of his van and he showed me. 'These little wheels have saved me a lot of money', he continued,...

Toilet cassette repair-Part 1

Imagine our surprise when we found that 'toilet stuffs' was running everywhere. After only two weeks into our year ( or longer) it didn;t seem like a good start.. I took the cassette out of it's casing to find......... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8aLshp7TEc

Toilet cassette repair-part 2

After careful consideration I decided that it wasn't going to work so need a plan 'B'. This worked for 6 weeks when I decided that fibreglass was the solution..... It's now good as new.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfE70DU7bro