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by jkhackney
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Technical & Workshop
Topic: Dormobile 'headlining'
Replies: 8
Views: 1293

Re: Dormobile 'headlining'

Hi, I'm late to this discussion but I had no headlining at all in front on mine and made my own by guessing. My only clues were the original wooden battens that you see in GMF's photos, with remnants of the vinyl-covered original trim sandwiched between the Silent Gliss and the battens. I used 3mm M...
by jkhackney
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Doormobile wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3431

Re: Doormobile wanted

Bob that's great! Bea and my dormobile swapped some pieces a while back when Phil was helping me get mine back on the road. I provided an extended indoor rear door lever and he a couple of Dormatic seat knobs and a set of rear door table mounting hardware for me to copy. It's a small but supportive ...
by jkhackney
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Doormobile wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3431

Re: Doormobile wanted

Hi, Bea would be a first-class vehicle, the oldest known, new chassis! However I've had the opportunity to compare a 2.25L petrol Dormobile and my 2.6L sixpot and the extra torque of the six is really desirable for the extra weight hauled in a Dormobile and for hilly terrain typically encountered on...
by jkhackney
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical & Workshop
Topic: Dormobile roof strengthening bar?
Replies: 28
Views: 4465

Re: Dormobile roof strengthening bar?

I saw this late but I have to join the club! That was 2007, rusty rod/plates in the hing-side and the front: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1755/42096658074_10cf3a8da3_b.jpg https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1726/41913293985_8479a24464_b.jpg I had few skills and little equipment at the time so I used a...
by jkhackney
Wed May 23, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1963 Dormobile
Replies: 46
Views: 13325

Re: 1963 Dormobile

Hi- I just saw this thread, what a bunch of projects! I've got just the kids and an 86" in addition to the Dormobile and I can barely keep up! I noticed that your rear rain gutter has a crack in exactly the same spot that mine does! I don't know if it's from someone lifting themselves in by hanging ...
by jkhackney
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 1965 5-door Carawagon spotted on ebay -
Replies: 1
Views: 615

1965 5-door Carawagon spotted on ebay -

This one seems a nice project if you're in the UK:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-s ... SwjXVaviFn


Jeremy
by jkhackney
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool box / refrigerator suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 3355

Re: Cool box / refrigerator suggestions?

Ack, I couldn't fit a mouse in mine much less a dog!

We pack too much stuff!

-Jeremy
by jkhackney
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool box / refrigerator suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 3355

Re: Cool box / refrigerator suggestions?

Hmm, as much as I love the idea of travelling in an original vehicle, those wardrobes aren't the most useful things. We use it for storing things that could be stored in any old box anywhere. I could store it in the garage at home and replace with somethign more useful. I like the additional shelvin...
by jkhackney
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool box / refrigerator suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 3355

Re: Cool box / refrigerator suggestions?

Woops, of course I meant Watts and not Amps, thanks! Our main need is storing leftover food so we don't just throw it away, plus a few staples like butter, milk, cheese, yogurt (the rest of the family is Swiss, after all). Luckily I like warm (ish) beer. The 36L I currently have is rarely filled up,...
by jkhackney
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cool box / refrigerator suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 3355

Cool box / refrigerator suggestions?

Hi everyone, I have a 3-way absorption fridge that I use in the Dormobile. It draws 75A and cools to about 20C below ambient temperature, maybe more on gas. I like it because it was cheap (it's 35 years old) and because it can run on gas for so long, in case we're in a place without electricity. Bec...