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Here's another coupla.
If you have a fitting to plug a hose into your caravan, make up a sealed fitting to go over the inlet. This will stop dust and crud from getting in and wrecking the valves in there. I attach mine to the van with some whipper snipper cord, use heat shrink to prevent the cord from becoming untied.
We all freeze drinking water in a bottle, add water, use a stubbie cooler to keep it cold. Now, try adding some squeeze lime juice (the stuff you buy in the supermarket, green bottle for lime, yellow bottle for lemon) to the water before freezing and add some more to the water you add to the frozen bottle. Adjust the amount to suit your taste.
My water outlet is a normal female hose connection.

I got a male connection that screws on to a tap fitting and I filled it with silicone and I plug that into the female outlet when not in use to keep the dust and mud and water out.

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I saw this on another forum and it's not my photo. I have ordered 2 new anodes and purchased a 27mm socket. I suggest you check your anode, cheap and easy to replace. Recommend to be checked every 12 months.
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I saw this on another forum and it's not my photo. I have ordered 2 new anodes and purchased a 27mm socket. I suggest you check your anode, cheap and easy to replace. Recommend to be checked every 12 months.
Whats the anode for (ie, what on a camper is it protecting)?
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Hot water system in the caravan. Note to oneself, release water pressure before undoing anode. It does come out rather quickly and covers you with water if you don't.
Another note to oneself, take your phone out of your wet pocket.
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Sick of losing your tailgate clips? Whipper snipper cord, heat shrink tube, bingo, problem solved.
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Sick of losing your tailgate clips? Whipper snipper cord, heat shrink tube, bingo, problem solved.
You can make curly cords to keep them neater. Get a piece of 12mm wooden dowel & drill 2 holes through it, about 100mm apart, that the cord will fit through. Poke one end of the whipper snipper cord through one hole, leaving enough for the loop poking through. Wrap the cord tightly around the dowel, until you get to the second hole & poke the cord through that hole. Put it into boiling water for a few minutes then put into cold water. When it's cool, take the cord off the dowel & it will stay curly. I make leashes for my rods etc for when I go kayak fishing this way.
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Warning for people with 9kg gas bottles on campers!!!


This won't be relevant for most people fortunately. In my case, the BOTTOM of the 9kg gas bottle is located by an 'X' shape bracket on the INSIDE of the ring that is welded to the bottom of the bottle as a base.

I got a full bottle (swap'n'go) the other day, only to find the diametre of the ring on the bottom is 20mm LESS than normal, so it would not fit in its spot.

I've never come across this before, so in future I will have to measure them while at Bunnings or wherever I change it.



Probably can't really tell from pic, but one on right is 20mm diameter smaller.

Keep it in mind if your 9kg bottle locates the base from the inside instead of the outside.
Same with the 4.5kg bottles Leethal, I recently made up a gas enclosure for my camper, and luckily had 2 bottles at home . . . different sizes!

I made the ring in my gas cabinet a bit bigger and then made a ring spacer to drop in the hole when I'm using a small one
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When pulling tent pegs out of hard ground, instead of busting your ass trying to pull them straight out, out another tent peg through the bent over bit and use it to twist/turn the peg as you pull it up... Easy
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When pulling tent pegs out of hard ground, instead of busting your ass trying to pull them straight out, out another tent peg through the bent over bit and use it to twist/turn the peg as you pull it up... Easy
I used to keep one larger tent peg just for that purpose but then at one particularly windy camp site, someone decided to bang my extra long peg all the way down to bury it in really hard clay ground, where it remains to this day.
So at a caravan and camping show I bought a rubber mallet that has a tent peg extractor hook on the handle. You hook it on and use like a slide hammer. So now I have both, a new large tent peg and the rubber hammer tent peg extractor, just as a backup plan.
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When pulling tent pegs out of hard ground, instead of busting your ass trying to pull them straight out, out another tent peg through the bent over bit and use it to twist/turn the peg as you pull it up... Easy
Yep. That works well most of the time.
For the REALLY difficult ones I use a crow bar.....yes, I do carry one...
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Yep. That works well most of the time.
For the REALLY difficult ones I use a crow bar.....yes, I do carry one...
I'm considering putting another set of shovel clamps on the side of my roof rack for a crow bar. One of the guys I frequently camp with brings one and there is nothing better for digging the deep narrow holes we make for latrines near our camps. Digging a hole that is 300mm x 400mm x 700mm deep with just a shovel is more than twice the effort of doing the same hole with the help of a crow bar. There is just the right amount of space on the side of the roof rack just above the shovel handle for a crow bar to fit nicely.
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When heading up the PDR in 2014 an 80 series in our group dropped the lower bolt out of the rear panhard. The crow bar came in real handy for getting another bolt back into it. They can be a very useful item....
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I'm considering putting another set of shovel clamps on the side of my roof rack for a crow bar. One of the guys I frequently camp with brings one and there is nothing better for digging the deep narrow holes we make for latrines near our camps. Digging a hole that is 300mm x 400mm x 700mm deep with just a shovel is more than twice the effort of doing the same hole with the help of a crow bar. There is just the right amount of space on the side of the roof rack just above the shovel handle for a crow bar to fit nicely.
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Or you could just put some clothes on !! = same result 😆
if i get up and have to put on trackies and a jumper. it means i got up to early and the fire isnt big enough. mostly applies at night as well.
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