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wilburthewombat

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I shall add one more essential to the essential kit for all people getting new vans and the old ones as well - a bottle of Gummi Pflege.

Many issues reported on here with leaking roof seals etc, I think a bottle of Gummi Pflege will help keep the rubber fresh and pliable thereby reducing the chances of leaks. Has worked well for me.

The treatment areas (once every season) includes
- roof seals all around
- front rubber lip seal
- sliding window seals
- all door seals

Enjoy !


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Interesting. I've never heard of it. Thx
 
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chris151151

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Oh I’m definitely reading!! Thanks for your valuable info :thumb
And thanks for starting it, so much great advice on here for upcoming owner. Thinking first trip with basics and see what I miss/need. Looking at accessories, some seem very overpriced for what they are eg Brandrup. Are they genuinely better made/designed?
 
Ian on the road

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And thanks for starting it, so much great advice on here for upcoming owner. Thinking first trip with basics and see what I miss/need. Looking at accessories, some seem very overpriced for what they are eg Brandrup. Are they genuinely better made/designed?
Have 2 Brandrup bits.
Fitted carpets, unbelievably expensive, quality superb, fits to the millimetre.
Fitted sheets, unbelievably expensive, 1st time fitting was like having a tooth extracted with no pain relief. Again quality fantastic and fits like a glove.
 
WelshGas

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And thanks for starting it, so much great advice on here for upcoming owner. Thinking first trip with basics and see what I miss/need. Looking at accessories, some seem very overpriced for what they are eg Brandrup. Are they genuinely better made/designed?
Brandrup were the first and think they are the best. They need competition.
 
Corradobrit

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Anyone know a retailer for 'Project Camper' insulated, light blocking magnetic window shades seen here at @10:30
 
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Anyone know a retailer for 'Project Camper' insulated, light blocking magnetic window shades seen here at @10:30
Seems you just order directly

 
This Eva

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Seems you just order directly

They look nice. Would be interesting to hear from any member who uses them to see if they work as good as they look !
 
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Brandrup has had those internal insulated ones since long time but with velcro attachments .
These magnet types are a very good copy/upgrade it seems .

But still we use outside thermal screen from the club shop , one piece covers the whole front windows , way more effective .
When stealth camping we use the original fabric blinds.
 
Corradobrit

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Brandrup has had those internal insulated ones since long time but with velcro attachments .
These magnet types are a very good copy/upgrade it seems .

But still we use outside thermal screen from the club shop , one piece covers the whole front windows , way more effective .
When stealth camping we use the original fabric blinds.
The fitment of the Brandrup ones seems a little subpar to me. The thing I like about the internal solution is that gives me the insulation feature, avoids unnecessary use of the builtin blinds (which don't appear all that resilient) and there is no risk of paint and plastic abrasion caused by excessive winds with an external cover.
 
SusiBus

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Really like the look of the Project Camper blinds, but can't read German. Don't like the current fidderly T6 ones.
 
Billylou

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Really like the look of the Project Camper blinds, but can't read German. Don't like the current fidderly T6 ones.
I spent the afternoon with google translate and watching the videos. I’m still not 100% sure if magnets are required for the windscreen cover, if they are this will involve sticking metal strips somewhere so the magnets have something to adhere to. They do look good and well made but the downside is 229 euros with shipping. Having said that I’m tempted.
 
This Eva

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I spent the afternoon with google translate and watching the videos. I’m still not 100% sure if magnets are required for the windscreen cover, if they are this will involve sticking metal strips somewhere so the magnets have something to adhere to. They do look good and well made but the downside is 229 euros with shipping. Having said that I’m tempted.
Why don’t we stand up for British manufacturers and support them in buying their version of this product And at a reasonable price come on GB get into Califacturing !
 
This Eva

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Why don’t we stand up for British manufacturers and support them in buying their version of this product And at a reasonable price come on GB get into Califacturing !
Califacturing is a GB product made to only fit Right hand drive Oceans etc
 
Corradobrit

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Here's another site. If you open in Firefox there is a page page translate feature
 
Corradobrit

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I spent the afternoon with google translate and watching the videos. I’m still not 100% sure if magnets are required for the windscreen cover, if they are this will involve sticking metal strips somewhere so the magnets have something to adhere to. They do look good and well made but the downside is 229 euros with shipping. Having said that I’m tempted.
The magnets are sewn into the borders of the shades. And there are a couple of options for the driver and passenger windows hinged seam to allow for ventilation and if there is a wind deflector installed. No pics so I have hard time visualizing how they work.
 
66tim99

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Essential -
Hook up cable.
Wine.

Non essential -
Sparesafe.
Rear slide out shelf and Eurocrates.
Bellows Bungee.
Extra kitchen drawers.
Dunelm Ottoman (to cover the portapotti. Doubles as a seat)
Have you found the 6.1 needs a bellows bungee GG?
 
GrumpyGranddad

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Have you found the 6.1 needs a bellows bungee GG?
I don’t think it does need the bungee TBH. The bellows seem to fold in really nicely. Mind you, I haven’t tried it on anything other than a still sunny day.
 
Californication69

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Used the roof around 10x now, in wind and rain. They have large strips inside that are like sprung inwards and folds in really well. It negates the need for a bellows cord
 

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