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by Jabbawocky
Fri May 31, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Technical & Workshop
Topic: Which Solar panel?
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Which Solar panel?

HI Paul I have just fitted a 50W panel to the Roof box on the Dormobile and just done 6 days in France and it worked great at temperatures up to 20C. Battery still up at 12.6V before i fired the engine up to come home. I know this is too small for summer, so plan to buy a folding 60/80w to boost the...
by Jabbawocky
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted (LR/Camping only)
Topic: Dormobile wardrobe bolt wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Dormobile wardrobe bolt wanted

I have looked high and low to find suitable replacement sliding bolts. The originals have a spring inside to stop them rattling. The ones I use at present are alloy and seam to last ok. Only bust one in 10 years and that was my fault.
by Jabbawocky
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Technical & Workshop
Topic: Dormobile roof won’t open fully. Help please
Replies: 28
Views: 1927

Re: Dormobile roof won’t open fully. Help please

Hi all

My 1971 Dormobile has a different arrangement at the top of the stays. There are three slots for the top mount, to allow for the stiffing of the canopy in winter. All later roofs should have this arrangement.

Cheers Mick
by Jabbawocky
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Dormobile on the bay
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: Dormobile on the bay

Hi all

26mpg!!! I had better buy her.

As for how many Dormobiles? Martin Walters built about 900 Land Rover Dormobiles. How many Carawagons were built> I know Philip said Searle only did 2 in 1966.
by Jabbawocky
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical & Workshop
Topic: Dormobile roof strengthening bar?
Replies: 28
Views: 2351

Re: Dormobile roof strengthening bar?

Hi Robin Cannot help with the canvas, but I sprayed my cap inside and outside with gel coat, using a standard cheap spraygun. Had to wet flat the outside, but left the inside as it was after I sprayed it. Certainly brightened up the whole vehicle. I had to replace all the bars in my roof when I rest...
by Jabbawocky
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted (LR/Camping only)
Topic: 1961 Series IIA Dormobile - Bea for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 680

Re: 1961 Series IIA Dormobile - Bea for Sale

Hi Phil

Have you sold Bea? Had a chap on the phone saying he cannot get hold of you. Phone number on car and classics does not work?

Hope you are well

Mick
by Jabbawocky
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Member's motors
Topic: 1975 LHD 109 SW
Replies: 36
Views: 3398

Re: 1975 LHD 109 SW

hi Erisapple Re gearing. I ran my 300tdi through a Series gearbox and 3.5 diffs and she was great on motorways and offroad. I now run a Mazda SL35 up front, with LT77 and Series transfer box (1.15:1) and 3.5 diffs. She cruises at 65mph on the motorways and I wouldn't change the gearing. As for the r...
by Jabbawocky
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Trips
Topic: Leafers at Lyons La Foret
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Leafers at Lyons La Foret

Hi Loic I would be great to have it on one of your long weekends, but because we still have a 10 year old, we have to arrange this when William is on school holiday. This weekend is also a public holiday in the UK. Next year I will double check the Holidays in the UK and France before announcing the...
by Jabbawocky
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Technical & Workshop
Topic: Another 300 TDi conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: Another 300 TDi conversion

HI Michiel I used the Disco mounts as the 6 pots mounts are completely in the wrong place. The Disco mounts also have strengtheners that brace the engine to the gearbox and these have to be altered as they hit the front prop. As the gearbox is further back in the 6 pot, you will have access problems...
by Jabbawocky
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Trips
Topic: Leafers at Lyons La Foret
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Leafers at Lyons La Foret

Hi all Louise, William and I are going to Lyons la Foret again 26th - 30th May 2018 and invite you to join us. I have listed this on the Leafers Overland page on Facebook and have quite a bit of interest this year. Here is what I wrote on there. French Fix, Booze Run and introduction to Euro-leafing...