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    new forest
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    Skoda Kodiak Sportline 1.4 petrol
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    Luna Quasar 462

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  1. Good point Silversurf. One that I will check before doing anything else or buying any materials. I would like to know where to order paint from and how do I get them to supply a close match,
  2. Hi Mick Thanks for your detailed repair method. For the last 10 mins I've been studying the close up photo of the damage and it occurs to me the rippled edges and the section between the parallel gouges would need to be hammered in slightly before applying any filler but its the depth and the splits in the gouges that have me worried, is there any way this area can be stabilized before filling.
  3. Hi Gary Can you be a little more specific as to the reason/s why you would steer clear. The two things that concern me most is will the filler crack due to stress or movement when the van is in motion. and how do I go about obtaining a close paint match. I think if I had the answer to these questions might have a go at it and apply decals as suggested
  4. Unfortunately the outlay will be all mine as the van was third party only at the time of the incident. I admit I've had no training for this kind of work but I'm a dab hand at most things and always up for a challenge. Having said that I had a go at repairing a dent in a car many years ago and I thought I achieved a pretty good finish until my old buddy (a professional) took a look at my handy work and laughed his head off. Its amazing how just the smallest imperfections show up when paint is applied That was a long time ago and if my old mate was still with us he would no doubt help
  5. Any advice for a DIY repair ?, have been quoted £1550 for a professional job . Your thoughts appreciated
  6. Lomax

    Saving Gas

    It sounds like I have offended you in some way. I thought this subject was about tips and I believe saving gas qualifies as such. I too enjoy spending a few quid when I'm on holiday. Last year I cruised the Caribbean followed by a £12000 trip to Zanzibar so it would be no hardship for me to boil water on gas but now that I'm in my eighties it is a pain having to lift gas bottles. Oh! and I often as not don't use charcoal, the wood I use is free.
  7. Lomax

    Saving Gas

    We always camp on Cls. We always take large flasks. We always have BBQs. We always fill the flasks with water heated on the BBQ. We always have hot water when we want it.
  8. When I bought my Kodiaq Sportline 1.4 TSI Automatic last year I had no intensions of towing in fact I was somewhat concerned it could pull itself. However this year I sold my motorhome mainly because of the restrictions it imposed not being free to leave the site etc and it didn't take long before I spotted a nice little Lunar Quasar 462 MPTLM 1200kg so I thought seeing as the Kodiaq's solo performance was so amazing I decided to have a tow bar fitted costing £325 including 13 pin electrics which really upset my neighbour who paid more than £900 for his. The Kodiaq with its little old 1.4
  9. Lomax

    Gas Level

    I normally use the pectoralis major and latissimus dorsi method plus a little detoid action but your boiling water idea John works a treat and far less strenuous. many thanks Dave
  10. Lomax

    Gas Level

    Truma do a nice little gadget at £72 but what about the magnetic strip indicators for £1.50 or the gauge that fits directly onto the bottle for around £16 any thought appreciated
  11. Every caravan I've owned has suffered to some degree from white mould appearing on interior surfaces (cupboard doors mainly) The van I have just purchased is mould free and I'd like to keep it that way. Cleaning the surface with something like "Dettox" before winterizing has been suggested, any ideas welcome
  12. Mines not quite as nasty but not something I would like to tackle myself
  13. Had a slight mishap stopping off at a farm shop on the way to Honiton. I was pulling in as a motorhome was pulling out and my 2010 Luna Quasar 462 bounced off a 4ft x 6inch steel gate post. The van sustained a couple of tramline gouges about 2ft in length between the front nearside window and the door. The wheel arch and front skirt rail also suffered damage and will need replacing. I guess I was lucky as it could have been a lot worse , Just wondered if any one knows of a good bodywork shop within 100 miles of Southampton?
  14. Its a 2010 Luna Quasar 462 and Luna apparently have gone into administration. No longer registered with CRiS and no paperwork supporting the uprated MTPLM so I think I'll stick within the1200kg as stated in the service book.
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