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coppo

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Yesterday I was up on the roof, it doesn't look high or windy until you get up there.

Anyway, 2 new sealing tape strips front and rear fitted.
I used white flashing seal which seemed to stick well after preparation but time will tell.

Cleaned around the outer edge roof lights, you don't think they are dirty until you open and lift them fully. Also Perspex tops cleaned and polished on a couple of them.

Attached cloths to rod and cleaned under 1 solar panel, 1 to do yet, I'm sure you can get a proper long brush for that.

Half of the roof polished too, used an old pillow taped to the top of the ladder to get up there and not damage the van where it rests on the top , then attached a rope around the top rung, threw over the top of the van and secured off to a tree. A lot more stable. Anybody seen a film called Vertigo lol.

I'm having a rest today but a job well done.
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Sounds like ya been busy paul.
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Sounds like ya been busy paul.


Lol you made me feel guilty Alan, doing a full conversion on your own.
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I have one of these Paul

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Long-Handle-Easy-Reach-Radiator-Cleaning-Bristle-Brush-Dust-Duster-Cleaner-72cm/164151595323?hash=item263832913b:g:~E8AAOSw8gBeZ1qq

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Don't force it, use a bigger hammer. Semper ubi, Sub ubi. 

Link to self build pictures

Link to sort of blog on facts


http://tinyurl.com/nzyry9n

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coppo

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They look handy Kev, I will order one of those or similar
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Building it was the easy bit paul starring out the window and not being able to use it has been the hard thing. Proper peed of especially with the weather being as brilliant as it has been . 
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Yes I know Alan, it will no doubt chuck it down when we can use it again.

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We had to wash our van over two days! (And it hasn’t even been polished!). I will admit that it didn’t actually take two days, but after spending what seemed ages doing the roof, OH decided he had had enough for one day, so the rest of the van got left until the following one. We then ended up doing the back and one side before lunch...then the front and other side in the afternoon! - It is called ‘pacing oneself!’ 😂.

I must say it looks amazing now, - even without being polished! I don’t think it has been this clean since we bought it new 8 years ago! All I want to do now is use it......before the damn birds poo all over it! ☹️

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All of a sudden the roads are just going to be one long gridlock queue of escaping Moho owners 🤣 
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All of a sudden the roads are just going to be one long gridlock queue of escaping Moho owners 🤣 


I read today that the aires in France have opened up. It is just a shame the border is still closed to us. 🙄. Hopefully things will change before too long.

To be honest, I think I would rather wait a little longer before leaving the safety of home anyway. Mind you, we will have another ‘wave’ of the virus in the U.K. in a few weeks with the way people are behaving! I think it is all happening too soon here. We don’t have the daily infection and death numbers low enough yet. On top of that, people who have been ‘shielding’ are now going to be allowed out. - An interesting fact from the scientists....
There are more people dying and getting infected daily now than before we went in to lockdown! 

As desperate as people are to see people and travel, I can’t believe a few more weeks will hurt to keep more stringent measures in place.

On that note, I also today that small campsites will be open from the beginning of July. That will be good news to many. 


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Apparently according to today’s news I am allowed out, yippee, whether I will go out is another matter. 

Carrying on from cleaning cars and vans, a few months ago I bought a cleaning kit from http://www.pure-definition.co.uk having seen the outstanding results on the TV program The Customer Is Always Right, I sent for some for my Son as he has to park his car under a tree and you can imagine the results. Anyway, he has used it this weekend and the results are amazing. When you run your hand across the bonnet you can feel the coating, only bought the £15 one to see how it went, now all I have to do is persuade him to do mine 🤣🤣🤣😉


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on the face of it i can go out with caution now but i am still not allowed as i have an opp booked on the 11 june 

i am not sure if i feel safe just yet as 1 in a 1000 chance still seems high to me maybe in a couple of weeks time things hopefully will be better

but i am worried listening to the news that people are filling the beaches and parks making it hard to social distance properly

alan hopefully in a couple of weeks things will be better and you can come over to look at what i have done to that van

still, everyone keep safe

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Ya would be good to see how it’s changed Barry.
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hi all


yesterday and today i installed the gassit bottles into my motorhome that i took out of the older hobby m/home that i had been doing up

went quite easily really with all the piping looking neat

the only thing i need now are some 6kg bottle support straps as the calor type will not work as they go over the top of the bottles 


i really must  pack in working on the vans for a while now as the smell from the oily gas in the pipework played me up yesterday evening and i could taste the gas all evening and it makes me feel a little unwell

all jobs done now thankfully


keep safe

barry




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