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    Hi, I have a Nautic Quick BX25 calorifier which...

    Hi, I have a Nautic Quick BX25 calorifier which is pretty similar to the isotherm ones. It's pretty quick on the 240v electric element, but how quick yours is will depend on which element is fitted....
  2. I sealed all of my roof apparatus with Sikaflex...

    I sealed all of my roof apparatus with Sikaflex 221, plus the necessary primer and activator for the aluminium roof. I have had no leaks at all and would recommend using it, but you'd have to remove...
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    Jay at Couch Offroad in Denver has done some...

    Jay at Couch Offroad in Denver has done some unusual conversions. He would be a good person to talk to about the options.
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    yes, I can't find it anywhere on the EPC, and I...

    yes, I can't find it anywhere on the EPC, and I spent a while looking under many sections.
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    Hi all, Something which has been puzzeling me...

    Hi all,

    Something which has been puzzeling me since I last tilted the cab, is the identification of an object I noticed for the first time on the back of the engine. Stupidly I forgot to geta ...
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    We made it up to Animas Forks in our wide, heavy...

    We made it up to Animas Forks in our wide, heavy 2wd Mercedes truck. People told us that it get's steeper and narrower beyond there so we spent the night in the town and headed back to Silverton in...
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    http://jimthetruck.blogspot.com/2014/08/denver.htm...

    http://jimthetruck.blogspot.com/2014/08/denver.html#more

    I saw this sprinter parked in Denver a few weeks ago. It seemed to be fairly standard except for the replacement front bumper. I think that...
  8. Wow, looking at your blog we've been visiting all...

    Wow, looking at your blog we've been visiting all of the same places over the last few weeks.

    I'm now at 4,500 feet, and heading down into Nebraska, so I'll be able to see whether the coking was...
  9. I used our yanmar single cylinder diesel...

    I used our yanmar single cylinder diesel generator to power the electric water heater element when the webasto coked up again at 11,000 feet and it ran ok. It started rough, smoked a little, and was...
  10. Hi Leipo, Thanks for your advice. We spent the...

    Hi Leipo,

    Thanks for your advice. We spent the last 6 weeks in the mountains and the webasto coked up again. There maybe another issue like fuel contamination but I can soon test this as we are...
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    Hi Charlie, Can you give me any more details...

    Hi Charlie,

    Can you give me any more details on your setup? We spent the last 6 weeks between 5,000 feet and 11,000 feet and the webasto coked up again. Again it smoked lots and shut down early. ...
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    Utah is like a giant playground, it's awesome. ...

    Utah is like a giant playground, it's awesome.

    22.5 inch rims are fairly common for trucks here but it seems that 11r22.5 are most common. In the metric sizes the 295s are more widely used than...
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    We're making our way through Colorado now, and...

    We're making our way through Colorado now, and have recent spent a lot of time in the dirt, particularly in Utah where it seems that almost everywhere is pubic land.

    We made a costly error not...
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    why can't you just go straight to Mercedes? They...

    why can't you just go straight to Mercedes? They stock most parts in Germany and can have them at your local dealer in 24 hours. With your VIN they always get the part right, and if updated...
  15. I would just do the Class C test in the UK and be...

    I would just do the Class C test in the UK and be done with it. The experience of driving a large truck with splitter gearbox will be useful, and it's not a lot of cash when compared with the cost...
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    Hi there, Thanks for the interest, I'm...

    Hi there,

    Thanks for the interest, I'm honoured.

    All of the plywood that I've used is WISA Multiwall, distributed in the UK by Advanced Technical Panels. ATP are a subdivision of Lathams and so...
  17. I'm not sure if it was altitude related, but our...

    I'm not sure if it was altitude related, but our Webasto Thermo 50 coked up a lot quicker than I expected.

    We use it for one hour every morning to fill the calorifier with hot water, and have...
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    Thanks John, We like to get out into the...

    Thanks John,

    We like to get out into the boonies too, but perhaps in a different way, we have never been short of traction with the huge tyres, heavy weight and diff-lock. About half of our miles...
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    We've travelled a long way and done a lot since...

    We've travelled a long way and done a lot since my last post.

    After our stay at Teotihuacan, we climbed La Malinche Volcano and parked the truck at 3,400m....
  20. Please tell me if my updates are getting boring...

    Please tell me if my updates are getting boring and I'll stop.

    Last week we spent a night at 12,200 feet on the Nevada de Toluca volcano. We drove to 13,650 feet but slept a little lower as the...
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    I'm having the opposite issue at the moment, with...

    I'm having the opposite issue at the moment, with my UK truck in America and Mexico, but the solution would be equally applicable the other way around. I have a universal Input Victron battery...
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    Hi John, Great blog! I'm going to save it...

    Hi John,

    Great blog! I'm going to save it offline and try to read through it when I get a chance.

    unfortunately we do not have the budget to ship from panama to Columbia and then back from...
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    Thanks Paul, the tail-lift probably weighs more...

    Thanks Paul, the tail-lift probably weighs more than a tonne but I couldn't bring myself to get rid of it. The modification to carry the spare wheel has been great and it's useful every time that I...
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    Chunks missing sounds unusual. I'm not sure if...

    Chunks missing sounds unusual. I'm not sure if the vario is the same but the atego/axor have a bevelled edge on the discs that indicate wear, when the bevel section is worn to nothing, the disc needs...
  25. I have mine mounted on a galvanised steel rack...

    I have mine mounted on a galvanised steel rack built by Brownchurch. I have 8 100w panels and they sit in recessed frames in the rack and are bolted down. The whole rack is about 3 inches off of the...
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