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Tvan Tvan / Re: BBQ brands, where to use/store, gas bottle/bayonet for Tvan
« Last post by Young Nomads on March 22, 2019, 09:27:37 PM »
You can also get a solid half-plate for the weber so you can grill and fry. We use one a lot as you can't easily cook eggs on a grill and it seems pointless to use a frypan on a bbq. There is also threads on this forum of people putting the same gas quick connect on the weber as used on the tvan stove - rectus 21 I think they call them.

The weber pans are great..use them on the stove, fire or weber (of course)..easier to use and lighter than a hotplate.
We keep ours in a plastic tub, in the back of the tojo. Remove the grill plates for travel, so they don't chatter as you drive.
We use our gas bottle on the TVan. bayonette
Other Track Trailer Models / Re: Track Trailer Tandem - Army Version?
« Last post by Sarco Harris on March 22, 2019, 08:49:04 PM »
I did 31 years in the Army and a further 13 years in the public service working for Defence, and I NEVER saw one of their suspension setups on an Australian military trailer in regular use.
I am not saying that they don't exist only that they were/are not in general use!
Towing / Re: Tyre pressure calculator
« Last post by weonatvan on March 22, 2019, 03:05:42 PM »
Interesting article...I’m a bit surprised that they suggested 6psi increase cold to hot. I have always used the 3psi rule.

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Haven’t got around to reading the article yet but I routinely see around a 5-6psi jump on my TPMS from start up in the morning to an hour or two into a trip.

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Tvan Tvan / Re: Tvan MK5 Deck Catch Replacement Plan
« Last post by William_Foster on March 21, 2019, 11:33:20 PM »
Thanks for the information LAnMarc, I'll be interested to see if we receive some in the mail as well.
Tvan Tvan / Re: Tvan MK5 Deck Catch Replacement Plan
« Last post by LAnMarc on March 21, 2019, 11:13:33 PM »
This is an image of the new catch taken from the "how-to" document (technical bulletin T19-1-1).

Tvan Tvan / Tvan MK5 Deck Catch Replacement Plan
« Last post by LAnMarc on March 21, 2019, 11:11:49 PM »
Received a package from TrackTrailer yesterday regarding their "catch replacement plan".
The package contained a letter, 2 replacement catches for the rear deck, a "how-to" guide, and a Service Booklet.
Wasn't even aware that there was an issue with the rear deck catches!.
I replaced the existing stainless steel catches today and found that one of them was broken (missing hinge rivet), so that was fortunate.
I have attached a picture of the broken stainless steel catch.
Introduction / Hi everyone
« Last post by LAnMarc on March 21, 2019, 09:32:08 PM »
Picked up our new Mk5 Scout in mid-November 2018, a few months after retiring from full-time work
Wife and I have travelled to most parts of the country over the last 35 years, living out of a variety of tents, the last few years in an OzTent RV3.
So far have only managed a few short trips in the Scout outside of Adelaide, for 4 or 5 days at a a time.
Looking forward to longer trips in comfort and also gaining some knowledge on this forum
Tvan Tvan / Re: Merrit plugs failing
« Last post by Harry Lissimore on March 21, 2019, 08:53:22 AM »
While on Merit plugs, this is probably unrelated to your problem but I had a faulty merit socket on our Topaz.  I noticed that the ARB fridge plug became distorted and had to replace it.  A year or two later while chasing a battery failing issue, I noticed that the ARB fridge merit plug got extremely hot (that's why the previous plug became distorted) and voltage was dropping to the fridge, and after much investigation I discovered the merit socket to be faulty.  The earth pin was loosely connected to the earth of the socket causing a bad connection and heat generation.

Tvan Tvan / Re: Merrit plugs failing
« Last post by Young Nomads on March 20, 2019, 09:35:57 PM »
There is a panel that runs down at an angle under the window on the drivers side (inside the van) held on with 2 screws. Try removing that as there may be a plug come loose under that panel. Happened to us. As far as I know the merrit sockets are fused by re setting circuit breakers which are in the power console.

Removed the "resetting circuit breakers" and replaced them with new plastic ones. The metal ones arced out!
« Last post by LesK1200s on March 19, 2019, 09:34:47 PM »
I am doing the Canning at the end of July this year from Willuna to Halls Creek. I have a Mk4 Murranji pulled by a 2012 BT50 3.2 diesel. I had intended taking the van but am very nervous about it having recently been stuck on a beach out of Robe bogged to the diffs for a day and a half. Van was sitting up but rear end of BT down with weight in back of tray and ball weight. I have read a few posts of people who have pulled their vans through with no problems but have not heard of any who have experienced difficulty. Most who have done it have been pulling it with a V8 diesel Cruiser. Would be great to have on way from Adelaide to Willuna and Halls Creek to Adelaide. My concern is not the Canning per se but the 966 dunes with the load of water and fuel and a Tvan and whether the BT has enough grunt to cross the dunes. I did the Canning 20 years ago in an 80 series no problems but pulling a Tvan with a BT concerns me. Would love to read stories of success and any issues as at this stage I am thinking swag only. All help appreciated.
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