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Tvan Tvan / Tvan Roof.
« Last post by GregL on January 20, 2021, 07:00:43 PM »
I am want to get up on the roof of my MK5 TVan Scout to give it a good clean, wax and polish before my (fingers crossed) 6 month trip.  I have done a number of searches but found nothing.

Any information would be grateful
Tvan Tvan / Re: Thinking of getting a portable diesel heater?
« Last post by robstevens on January 20, 2021, 06:52:40 PM »
Just check exactly how loud these heaters are... Friend's one can only be used to heat the camper before bed time. Too noisy when trying to sleep!
Tvan Tvan / Re: changing bushes at rear of tvan trailing arms
« Last post by peter_mcc on January 20, 2021, 06:01:39 PM »
I changed the arms in the field a number of years ago (I hire Tvans, it was abuse from the hirer not Track's fault).

I'd recommend:
- jacking up & putting the chassis on stands to hold the weight
- put a jack under the axle (at the back) and removing the wheel
- remove the shock absorber
- slowly lower the jack and the spring will come out
- change bushes

From memory no one part was super heavy but it's kinda awkward getting it all back together.

You'll need to do a wheel alignment afterwards as well.
Tvan Tvan / Re: Adding T-Piece on front water tank on MK3 for hot water service.
« Last post by peter_mcc on January 20, 2021, 05:52:26 PM »
We did something like that with our Mk4. We tee'd into the waterpipe in the drivers side wheel well and bought a pipe up to the front box where we put a kitchen stop-cock valve with a click hose fitting. We then hang the Joolca on the front box door and connect the gas using the kitchen gas hose (we added the same quick release coupling to the Joolca).

I would suggest protecting the pipe somehow - I ran mine inside an aluminium extrusion I had lying around. If it goes from the wheel well along the outside of the chassis then along under the front box it will get pelted with stones (my extrusion is a bit battered...).

The whole thing fits into a Front Runner box which is a perfect fit into our front box.

Another tip is to get some cheap click hose fittings and fill the ends with glue (we used hot-melt glue because it was easy). When we are finished we cap off the Joolca inlet/outlet which stops the water dripping out later on. We also join the two ends of the inlet hose together using a coupler and use a coupler/another blocked fitting for the hot water spray. The aim is to reduce the amount of water the system leaks when it's not being used.
Tvan Tvan / Re: changing bushes at rear of tvan trailing arms
« Last post by Ray on January 20, 2021, 05:18:13 PM »
Not much advice forthcoming so I will answer myself :)

Bought a spring compressor from the big green shed which gave me some peace of mind in releasing the spring.

Original bushes were just blue crumbles, mostly gone. New rubber bushes fitted easily enough, bolts looked good as new after 100,000km's and 10 years.

Now to tackle the other side.

Tvan Tvan / Re: Electric water pump pressure
« Last post by Mfewster on January 20, 2021, 03:42:24 PM »
Here's the watertank 2 shot. It wouldn't fit in the previous posr.
Tvan Tvan / Re: Electric water pump pressure.
« Last post by Mfewster on January 20, 2021, 03:40:28 PM »
Some progress. I found my way into the tank. It had moved a bit to the left and may have been squeezing a pipe. Gavir it some more room and measured flow rate. Still not good but much improved. I can live with it, just, at this rate. 1 litre in 46 seconds.
Here are some shots. I take it that the small dark cylinder shaped thing beneath the wire in Watyertank2 is an inline pump. It is hard to get into that space and I dont want to start fiddling with and undoing things that might be hard to get back. I'd like to check any filters but can't identify them. Suggestions?
Tvan Tvan / Re: Over Centre Latch's
« Last post by Pete930 on January 20, 2021, 03:09:13 PM »
Yes Ray the bump stop rubbers can and will end up rubbing through the gel coat. You can get a large panel washer, make a rubber “bush” to go between the washer and the gel coat, drill a hole through the lid and bolt the washer on.
Ensure it’s sealed etc then the bump stop rubber will wear on the washer.

Easy peasey to do just have to back yourself drilling a hole thought the lid is all

Tvan Tvan / Re: Over Centre Latch's
« Last post by Ray on January 20, 2021, 11:47:03 AM »
The latches look good, well done.

The rubber bumpers however are starting to look perished, ours became hard and wore the fiberglass, might be worth replacing those.

Tvan Tvan / Re: Over Centre Latch's
« Last post by luke on January 20, 2021, 09:28:00 AM »
and better pictures of the OJOP catch itself.

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