Technical Articles on fixes, modifications and general tinkering……….
Here is a collection of articles from tinkering in my very own little ’empire of dirt’ – feel free to get in touch if you want to discuss any of these topics, suggest new topics, or indeed discuss anything else! Leave a comment on any of the articles or drop me a message here:-
Tips on choosing a Motorhome for winter use
Preparing your motorhome for winter storage
Hymer B544 Motorhome (Based on 1800kg payload Fiat Ducato 230):-
Fiat Ducato 230
Fixing judder/vibration when pulling away
Front suspension strut replacement
Replacing wishbones, ball joints, drop links etc.
Truma Tumatic Boiler Inspection and Troubleshooting
Removal/Replacement of the hob and fridge
Solar panel install and wiring
Mobile internet broadband + external aerial without breaking the bank
Step warning buzzer
Fixing a broken step open warning buzzer
Fixing a worn out step gear
Fixing a rusted through rear cross member
Hymer Steady Leg Overhaul
Television Mount and Power
Converting a household TV to 12V
Ducato Wheel Bearings
Replacing Ducato 230 Front Wheel Bearings
DIY Ski Boot Drier
Powered from MotorHome central heating!
…on Hymer B544
Ducato Engine Undertray
DIY Ski Service Rack
..that you probably already own!
Ducato Cab Heater Fan Fix
fans only working on high speed?
Trav-L-Cool Air Conditioning
Strip Down & Service
Oil Pressure Warning Light
Ducato DIY fix
Ducato Fuel Gauge Issues
Investigation and Fix
Ducato Engine Oil Sump
Replacing a rusty sump
Ducato exhaust falls of on a french motorway!
Roadside bodge and permanent replacement
Ducato Fuel Filter Replacement
Hymer Thermal Windsceen Cover
aka “Silver Sceens”
Leisure Battery Care
Keeping your batteries in top condition
Motorhome Mains Inlet
Replacing the electic hook-up inlet
Hymer Headlight Leveller
DIY reversing camera install
For less than £25!
Is gas a “Wet Heat”?
Propane / Butane heating explained
Refillable gas system or standard bottles?
A guide to the pros & cons
Ducato Cold Starting Explained
Demystifying the ‘Flame Starter’
DIY Elektroblock Replacement
New motorhome 12V distribution system
Grey Water Drain Valve Fix
Fixing vibration under load
80 series Land Cruiser:- Click on the links…
Center diff-lock actuator troubleshooting and repair
L322 Range Rover:- Click on the links…
Heated Steering Wheel Troubleshooting
How to convert the fuel burning heater to remote control from your phone, for less than £10!
Parking Sensor Troubleshooting
Gearbox Electrical Connector Oil Leak Fix
Randoms:- Links coming soon!
Filing cabinet based BBQ smoker oven (Coming soon….)
Waeco fridge controller replacement (using a cheap aquarium controller!) (Coming soon….)
Want to poke me to get on with writing up any of the ‘Coming soon’ topics above? – leave a comment below!