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Ducato Cold Start / Flame Start system explained

The 8140.43 2.8L Diesel engine used in various Fiat Ducato, Peugeot Boxer, Citroen Relay and other vans and MotorHomes uses a fairly unusual cold start system, here we’ll look at how it works so if you need to do any troubleshooting, you know where to start!

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Refillable gas system or standard replaceable bottles? – a guide

A lot of information on the internet would suggest that swapping out your replaceable gas bottles for a refillable system is an upgrade that would benefit everyone, but as with many things the reality is a little more complicated…..

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La Clusaz

Just outside the resort of La Clusaz is a large free car park at the bottom of the Frenuy and La Balme gondolas, there are no facilities for servicing a motorhome here (apart from a toilet located at the gondola station, which is locked at night) but if you are carrying enough supplies for a couple of days it is a good stop off to explore the ski area.

For more details, including weather, webcams, piste maps etc visit ‘On the Snow’ here

Preparing your motorhome for winter storage

Even if you use your motorhome regularly over the winter it is still vital you prepare it properly for any period of storage where the temperature is likely to drop below freezing. Failure to do this can cause expensive damage to your motorhome!

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Leisure Battery Care

12V batteries are often regarded as one of those ‘fit and forget’ items, but leisure batteries in motorhomes take a fair amount of abuse, and if you don’t look after them they may fail on you just when you need them most! Continue reading

‘Silver Screens’ – Thermal Windscreen Covers

Whatever type of van you have it is worth investing in a set of thermal windscreen covers.

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No hot water? – blocked Truma Trumatic C3400

A website visitor (Nils Söderberg) was recently reading our article on Truma Trumatic C3402 troubleshooting and posted about an issue he was having with his Trumatic C3400 in a 1996 Hymer B544

He had no flow of water from the system, but the water pump etc. was working OK. After a bit of troubleshooting he found the problem to be a blocked water vessel in the boiler itself – presumably from limescale/sediment build up over the years. Continue reading

Alpe d’Huez

Alpe d’Huez is a high resort across the valley from Les Duex Alpes, it is a lively modern resort offering a good variety of skiing for all abilities, and is also linked to Auris-en-Oisans, La Garde, Le Freney d’Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany and Villard-Reculas. Continue reading

Clarke IG950 800w Generator Review

‘Wild camping?’- This is what you need (in our humble opinion)

Generator Review – If you are going to spend considerable amounts of time ‘Wild camping’ your are going to need some way of re-charging your 12v batteries – while solar can be a good solution in the summer we needed something to support winter use in the mountains, where the sun is often too low to reach down into the valleys even on cloudless days!

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New Bukkits!

The ‘2 bucket method’

When winter camping lots of Motorhome travellers prefer to not use the on-board grey water tank, instead going with the ‘2 bucket method’

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