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by DOUGAL
Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Charging Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1352

Re: Charging Problem

Sorry not related to your question but I love your colour combination.
What colour is the bottom half? Is it an original VW split colour?

Gertjan
by DOUGAL
Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: charging leisure battery
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: charging leisure battery

I have just measured the voltage at the battery terminals: 10.5V before running the engine. I haven't used the van for about 3-4 weeks. 13.35V with the motor running. I suppose this looks healthy enough. I am not sure what power my headset takes but I pressume that when I am driving there is enough ...
by DOUGAL
Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: charging leisure battery
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: charging leisure battery

I'll try to measure it tonight or tomorrow and let you know.

Another question I was just thinking about. What is the best (trickle) charger to keep the battery topped up while not using the van during the winter?

Gertjan
by DOUGAL
Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: charging leisure battery
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: charging leisure battery

Thanks. It's an alternator than, which I suspected. There is a sticker on it but the rating has half come off. Probably during an engine swap. It's a bosch (VW 043 908 023A) and it's Amperage ends in a 0 (zero). That is all I can read on the sticker. What is best to do to get the leisure battery cha...
by DOUGAL
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: charging leisure battery
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

charging leisure battery

I am having problems with my leisure battery being charged. It doesn't seem to get fully charged after using the van for a while (and playing a CD at the same time). There is a 85Ah leisure battery and a split charging system fitted. I would like the battery to be charged quicker. I am not sure what...
by DOUGAL
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bike rack fitting
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: Bike rack fitting

I'll be going on holiday in 10 days and will hopefully use the bike rack. I'm going to Holland without bikes but can borrow my brother and his wife's bike overthere. I can try and take some photo's if you like. Let me know.
by DOUGAL
Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Lap Belt Mounting Points
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: Rear Lap Belt Mounting Points

As far as I know you can just have the spreader plates in place without welding them. I have done this myself. Can anybody let us know if it should be done differently? I am looking to fit a 3 point belt in the rear of my '67 kombi. Not easy to find the right seat belt. I have looked on the securon ...
by DOUGAL
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater tube fitting question
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Heater tube fitting question

Probably this question has been asked several times before but going through the forum didn't get me very far. How do I fit the main (straight) heater tube on my '67 kombi? Do I just slide it in, is there any welding involved? And what is the best way to insulate it? I was thinking of ordering the 7...
by DOUGAL
Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bike rack fitting
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: Bike rack fitting

by DOUGAL
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bike rack fitting
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: Bike rack fitting

I have a Fiamma bike rack with 4 brackets. The 4 brackets are bolted to the rear hatch though so you have to drill some holes in it. You can just take the bike rack off the brackets when you don't need it. Can't remember which of the Fiamma bike racks it is but it holds 2 bikes and is one of the sma...
by DOUGAL
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: car stereo connection problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Have you tried the radio in another car which has iso connectors? Does the radio work then?
by DOUGAL
Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: TV 12V SUPPLY, ELECTRICAL HERO ADVICE NEEDED.
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Has anyone done this? I am looking into fitting a (LCD) TV as well to keep my little girl happy while travelling but can't find much information on the internet. Where do you buy a good suppressor and how do you fit it? Can you cut the supply lead off and put on a different plug as Bobbybus said to ...
by DOUGAL
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: thermo mats for 15 windows??
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Have you tried phoning Just Kampers and ask if they can provide you with 4 extra side window ones at extra cost. You must be able to buy them seperate, what if one gets knackered?
by DOUGAL
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Where do peoples babys sleep in their vans?
Replies: 8
Views: 1469

Depending on your interior you could make the whole inside of the van one big bed. We have a 16 month old daughter and we the self made cupboard and seat I create one big sleeping space. I cut a bit of wood the same shape as the seat opposite the RnR bed which you can flip over. With a couple of fol...
by DOUGAL
Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: 240v HOOK UP
Replies: 11
Views: 1841

I have small pop out catches. Another option I have is to put the lead through my sliding roof. At least I don't have to drill any holes.

If you put it underneath your van doesn't it get filled with dirt (and maybe water)?

Gertjan