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« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2015, 04:23:51 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2015, 11:33:31 PM »

Thanks donkers that really helpful...will have a double check at my set up in the morning but pretty sure i have no winding points.
ill have to come up with some other ingenious solution.
interesting to see where the wood is..looks straight forward.
its the first time my dad hasn't said "scrap it" when i mentioned a new van.
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« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2015, 08:09:16 AM »

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« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2015, 01:00:41 AM »

Saw these Demountable Romahome Jacking Legs on ebay and they are rare as hens teeth to get hold off !

Although they are listed as "collect in person" they would only cost around a £10 to have them collected and delivered by a courier.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Romahome-D...YAAOSw37tWEp-x
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« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2015, 09:12:33 AM »

Good Spot Donks - ill enquire whether he'll accept a courier...
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« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2015, 06:03:40 PM »

They are the sort of thing that if you don't swap the pod over very often will gather dust, but when you need they they are really useful and do the job superb. 

I have 3 sets !   I need two sets for my works pod to sit on. I  also made a trestle to brace it when its of for an extended period and sitting on 4 Legs it's a bit wobbly and as my ground slopes i have a strop on each corners connected to a  spiral ground anchors. 

I also need 1 pair that I had made with a higher lift for the Romahome, but with the wind up steadies at the back this is a lot stabler.
If yours dos'nt have these they are always on ebay from caravans that are being broken.

I change the Pod and Box back and forwards about 1 a month in the summer.
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« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2015, 12:00:37 PM »

Well they're mine - dear oh dear - another £50 spent....I jacked it up quite successful with jacks so i hope they prove useful.  Presently i dont think there is any bracket for them to slot in.

Ive also been looking at your posts on springs - my van really does feel like it wants to do a forward roll every time you go over a speed hump. 

http://www.amazon.com/Superior-12-0750-Design-Helper-Capacity/dp/B000CPINNO/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_sims?ie=UTF8

Ive had a look at these - im not sure where id get the cups made...the brackets arent as good but should suffice...not sure about the springs - probably too tall....

nb new carb this week  going on from dell see how it makes the van go.
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« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2015, 03:36:33 PM »

Thanks donks - a pair of stabilisers have been sourced - my campervan may turn into a pickup for the winter Smiley.
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« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2015, 12:10:19 AM »

Also where did you fit the leisure battery to your to suzuki carry?
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« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2015, 09:08:09 AM »

I fitted Two and joined them to give twice the time (AH) but still only 12v

I put one right up the front into the recess on eacj side direc tly befing the cab.

Thought the weight here would be better suported.
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« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2015, 09:27:29 PM »

You mean in the Romahome pod section?
That's where i think ill put mine...need to think of a way of securing it in and wiring it all up with a split charger...
my van only has one battery at the moment...fortunately ive got LED Lights now.
Might try those springs from the USA.
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« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2015, 09:45:45 PM »

Mine are a tight fit and with their weight stay put.

I have a "Smart" charger about a £10 from halfords, that works well and has a seperate supply for a fridge that is only live as you drive.
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« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2016, 12:59:57 PM »

Hi donk's

Can i ask how tall your springs are.  Mine look too big.  They are 8" high.
Also what did you do with the bump stop.
This might be more difficult than i thought.

update on another post they say 7".
so just the bump stops
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« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2016, 01:16:07 PM »

What are your thoughts on height?
currently there is abut 3-4 inches gap.
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« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2016, 10:45:24 PM »

if you look in the other posting i think i uploaded photos of my spring set up.

I had cups made to fit around the bump-stops, that were secured with brackets that went under the leaf springs.

with another cup at the top bolted through the chassis

Not sure how much height you have but my springs are about 10" so i jacked up between the leaf sprins and the chassis untill the springs popped it, then when i lowered the jack they compressed

i found that when going over bumps and the springs compreses they rubbed inside the bottom cup making a boing - boing- boing noise, so i cut the spring seats off of the vitara i had pinched the spring from and these being tapered stoped the bping boing noise.
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