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  1. oh as for the chain idea i wouldnt use this my self because of some of the clips on utube showing how quick they can cut through gold secure chain for motorbikes with bolt cutters, they were big bolt cutters mind, and i have steel wheels so couldnt get the chain through anyway, but its only a personal desition. mike
  2. i have two wheel clamps, a hitch lock and 2 corner steday locks, its also enclosed in a shed with hitch post and padlock, and takes 10 mins to get the dam thing out through the doors to, i think with our steady locks would be able to be undone by molegrips on the screw shaft, its just the amount of time it take to do it that makes me feel better. mike
  3. you have road works just after jn 8 on the m5 and there were some at around jn26 m5 to, other problems would be just the normal traffic hot spots. mike
  4. an led on would las alot longer so why not get that one, you could also just buy a bulb or led from somewhere like maplins and change just the bulb. mike
  5. you could try either warren farm or northam farm, in brean but have good wash fac for young kids, loads of room for them to play and warren farm has a soft play bit both have small play parks too. there not far from unity which someone else has said about, mike
  6. if you want an awning that wont give you a devorce id just not get one, youll always find some bit of it to argue about. mike
  7. http://www. waudbys. co. uk/products/details/17935. html this is £30 for 100 metres of rail insert, they used to do 25m for about £8 might be worth phoneing them see if they still do. mike
  8. my partner and i are young ish me at 28 OH just over 30, you find what ever site you go to there are alwys people who look down on you just because you look young, just ignore them, most of the people are great. our caravan isnt the best looking in the world either and a twin axle and you should see some of the looks we get when we get out the car with a dog and 2 kids just ignore the people there normally the ones with there head right up there backsides. mike
  9. it would seem to me that way, but im not sure of the wiring inside your van, might pay to look in your handbook at the electrical wiring diagram to see if that helps, mike
  10. opps sorry ment to say thankyou about the hole, so simple i cant beleave i didnt think of it, anyway, thank you mike
  11. MOG do you know what, i never though of that, i will do that when i check mine again towards the end of the season. beejay, ive also got a 1973 marauder but that has holes, i have no idea why my compass aint but it will do by the end of the year, they might of just done a trial in 1989 to not fit the holes, or maybe even, they might of been replaced with aftermarket hubs. anyway matt the dj, if you have no holes or nuts externally to adjust them you will have to do it the old fashioned way,which involves taking the drum off, takes longer but you get to inspect other bits as you go. and dont forget if you do remember drill a hole so next time you dont have to thake it all apart to adjust it again, but check whats behind the bit your drilling first just encase you drill through something you dont want to. mike
  12. Is there a hexagon head (like a bolt head) on the back plate? Some brakes are adjusted with this method. If not, and there is no plug, is there a hole without a plug? Ignore the advice to remove the drum to adjust the brakes, it just isn't possible to achieve the correct clearance other than via the correct adjuster on the backplate. this advice is sound, as you adjust older style cars this way, if you know what your doing,and if you dont have the hole on the drum its the best way,as my alko 1989 brake all 4 dont have adjustment holes. as for the person who said about the one shot nut that is for the later type chassis, the type used in 1989, has a castle nut which does not need to be replaced unless its damaged. when you remove the hub you have access to the same star wheel you get via the hole, plus you also can insept you brake shoes and clean them at the same time, if you are planiing to carry out brake adjustments you should know what your doing or your caravan will brake in may strange ways, mike
  13. i dont know much about the hole on the back bit, but to adjust them without access you will need to take the wheel and drum off, by removing the centre hub nuts, then you will remove the hole lot slowly in one, make sure you collect the bearing race as you remove the hub, keep this off the floor and free from rubbish. you will then see the brakes and adjsting screw, you then adjust it up a few clicks at a time, place the hub back on just nip the hub nut back up and try the brakes by hand, once you happy with youe adjustment, you can refit every thing, i would whislt the bearings are out change the greese on them, you will need a new split pin once youve tightened the hub nut, now to tighten this nut you will need to just nip this up so that you feel slight tension, then back the nut off about 30 degs, up to a quarter off a turn then fit the new split pin, refit the greese cover and your all done, mike
  14. the omega 2. 5tdi is always the bmw engine from the start of there production, this engine is the best engine to come in a vauxhall, apart from the v6 petrol which saab took and made relible but vauxhall didnt, anyway, as said before the 2. 5 does need regular oil and filter changes, but even if a few are missed it wont make a difference, as for gear box problems for the 4 years i worked for vauxhall i never replaced a auto gear box or a 2. 5 tdi engine, were as every other engine i have the 2l ecotec for a past time. i9 wouldnt be scared of buying one id love one to tow with just have no money to buy one, mike
  15. should be an easy job, just go on ebay and buy a delam kit, the basic's are you need to pull up carpit or vinal around area drill hole in top sheet of ply then through the foam until you just touch them bottem sheet, repeat quite a few times, poor or squese delam fliud in, tap dowels into the holes once dry about 24hrs, cut tops off dowels so the floor is level, then refit carpit/vinal, thats pretty much what you need to do, mike
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