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    The campsite owner seemed to think that they...

    The campsite owner seemed to think that they might be returning soon but perhaps not. It's a shame because the vehicle would be useful to someone. I reckon if they drove it back up to the US they...
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    During a relaxing stop at Teotihuacan we met...

    During a relaxing stop at Teotihuacan we met several European travellers and some interesting vehicle. The owners of the old MAN truck were back in Europe so we could not speak and I could not see...
  3. We just spent a couple of days at 10,000 feet at...

    We just spent a couple of days at 10,000 feet at the campsite on the side of La Malinche volcano and neither the altitude equipped Eberspacher D2 or the unmodified Webasto Thermo Top 50 had any...
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    We've been racking up the miles since our slow...

    We've been racking up the miles since our slow meander through the US deep south. We've been to Zacatecas and Guanajuato, and drove a few hundred miles through the beautiful Sierra Gorda mountains on...
  5. The generator is really too loud for general use....

    The generator is really too loud for general use. It is useful to have to charge the batteries in an emergency or for running power tools, but we haven't been anywhere hot enough to make me want to...
  6. I'm doing the reverse of you at the moment and am...

    I'm doing the reverse of you at the moment and am travelling the US and Mexico in a UK built motorhome. I tried to run the AC off the inverter while topping the batteries up with a universal input...
  7. We might get a little higher than 9,000 feet when...

    We might get a little higher than 9,000 feet when we get east of Puebla but it'll be a long time until we get anywhere near NH.
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    I was relieved to see that the Sika rapid...

    I was relieved to see that the Sika rapid response unit are at hand in case any of the multitude of panels that I have glued with Sikaflex 221 come loose.

    http://i.imgur.com/wq5q4uB.jpg
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    Now in Zacatecas after a couple of days in the...

    Now in Zacatecas after a couple of days in the beautiful surroundings to Real de Catorce

    http://jimthetruck.blogspot.mx/2014/03/real-de-catorce.html
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    We're back on the Road again and have crossed...

    We're back on the Road again and have crossed into Mexico. The brakes seem to be repaired as the problem has not reoccurred.
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  11. We've just spent a couple of days at about 9,000...

    We've just spent a couple of days at about 9,000 feet in Mexico in our motorhome and had no problems with either of our heating systems.

    I have a Webasto Thermo Top 50 which heats water through a...
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    Hi Teflon, thanks for taking the time to...

    Hi Teflon,

    thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive post. We've had the brake chamber replaced now by a heavy truck garage in Austin so I hope that the problem is sorted. The info...
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    Hi Iain, Awesome work as always. I had an...

    Hi Iain,

    Awesome work as always.

    I had an almost identical problem with the brass connectors that I used on the central heating system in my truck. I use a Webasto Thermotop C/E system and have...
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    I used a stainless steel towel rail manufactured...

    I used a stainless steel towel rail manufactured in the UK by The Sussex Range. They do them with an electric element too so that they can be used off of a webasto/Eberspacher/mikuni heater, or from...
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    Hi Ian, thanks for the suggestion. I'll...

    Hi Ian,

    thanks for the suggestion. I'll probably take your advice on this issue as I have no experience of crossing into Mexico and first hand experience is always the best.

    We planned to be in...
  16. Hi, great to meet you in McKinney, sorry we...

    Hi, great to meet you in McKinney, sorry we didn't get to say goodbye, we were out for a walk when you guys left. The rig is awesome, amazing what you've fitted onto a disco chassis.

    Safe travels....
  17. For comparison, I'm getting about 9 mpg (US) in a...

    For comparison, I'm getting about 9 mpg (US) in a 2003 Mercedes 1823 weighing about 14 tonnes. It also has the OM906LA engine, although it has no adblue as it is Euro III
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    Hi Charlie, Thanks for your help, I have a...

    Hi Charlie,


    Thanks for your help, I have a WIS/EPC/STAR computer with me but thanks for the offer.

    The problem reoccurred in Kerrville on another cold day and I had a chance to investigate...
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    Hi Ian, I have no experience of Ridgon themselves...

    Hi Ian, I have no experience of Ridgon themselves but the tread pattern is extremely similar to the bandag retreads that I use on the drive axle on my truck. They've served me well so far and give...
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    Sorry for not updating as regularly as I should,...

    Sorry for not updating as regularly as I should, but you can catch up on recent progress on the blog, here is the most recent post:

    http://jimthetruck.blogspot.com/2014/01/farewell-florida.html
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    Truck Brake Service in Texas?

    Hi all,

    I'm still driving around the south east of the US and I was hoping someone could recommend a place to get the brakes on my Mercedes 1823 looked at in Texas, preferably near Austin or San...
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    will sureterm cover you? I have used them in the...

    will sureterm cover you? I have used them in the past but can't remember if they cover selfbuild stuff
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    Sorry Tony, just noticed it. I was actually in...

    Sorry Tony, just noticed it. I was actually in Savannah yesterday with a rental car. I think we'll stay around the golden isles today but I'll call tomorrow, I don't want to disturb your families...
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    Thanks Iain, most of the outstanding items...

    Thanks Iain, most of the outstanding items weren't essential anyway. For example I didn't get to fit a television (we just watch films on the laptop instead), and I didn't get to add any comforts to...
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    After a busy few weeks we're now in Brunswick,...

    After a busy few weeks we're now in Brunswick, GA, waiting for the truck to arrive by boat

    http://jimthetruck.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/yeehaw.html

    I'll try to do a few retrospective blog posts...
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