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    Quote Originally Posted by Anth120playdo View Post
    I use a projector one for the camper. 1600ma
    Charge & maintain. Bunnings $60.
    I had a look at this one online today (model AC250B) but it's only rated up to a 650CCA battery which my starter battery exceeds. Using the MCA rating for my aux battery since it's a marine battery it would appear to be under-spec there too.

    Going off their specs it seems I need a model AC1000 since it covers the range for both batteries. There's also the PC800 in the Pro Charge range which would suit but Bunnings don't stock either of those models.

    Would I get away with one of the lower spec models which Bunnings stock? Going to Bunnings tomorrow, only reason I'm asking. Happy to look at other suppliers if I need to.
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    Hi Troy hope that the holiday is still goin fine.If you would like a hand with the brakes when you get back,give me a call and I will help you with renewing them.
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    Make sure to grease all drive line points,with all that water crossings the grease will be in a poor shape.I have also read that it is advisable to do a brake fluid flush,due to the break down of the fluid with the cooling affect each time you enter the water.This is in the latest 4x4 Australia magazine.Page 156.they say that Brake fluid is Hygroscopic,meaning that it absorbs moisture,and as moisture seeps into the brake fluid,the boiling point of the fluid is reduced.The result is a loss in braking effectiveness.Ans as such brake fluid should always come from a new sealed container.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big-trev View Post
    Hi Troy hope that the holiday is still goin fine.If you would like a hand with the brakes when you get back,give me a call and I will help you with renewing them.
    G'day Big Trev
    We arrived back home at about 17:00 yesterday from Coburg 725 km for the day, 3795 km since leaving home on the 6/4/2014.
    Nice to have carpet under-foot again Lol.
    Today the cleaning begins.
    Thanks for the offer to assist with the brakes much appreciated.
    We had camper trailer cover Zipper issues after our first nights camp at Swan Hill that frustrated me the whole trip.
    Called into Southern Cross Canvas in Bayswater Vic. and they replaced the zip runner on the spot for $10. Great friendly service fixed instantly-Love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by braddo View Post
    Don't forget to check the wheel nuts!
    Wheel nuts is something that you should check and double check, after you or your service agent has re-fitted them.
    You should check before a the trip not after.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex Niss View Post
    Wheel nuts is something that you should check and double check, after you or your service agent has re-fitted them.
    You should check before a the trip not after.


    Mark
    Yeah Mark, just ask Shan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by braddo View Post
    Yeah Mark, just ask Shan!
    Shan had some bad Luck . Airbag, his bash plate just kept coming loose, wheel nuts .
    That Aldi jack of mine got pulled out a few times lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkd4d View Post
    Shan had some bad Luck . Airbag, his bash plate just kept coming loose, wheel nuts .
    That Aldi jack of mine got pulled out a few times lol.
    Aldi to the rescue!
    Cheers, Brad
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    Hi All,

    Some issues for me:

    1) Tvan Locker (Fitted by Previous Owner) had water inside up to bottom of access door
    2) External Power Inlet on Tvan - Arcing
    3)Front Lower Arm Bush Replacement and Upgrade - This was know just before I departed

    No other damage found, but will get ARB to do a check.

    State of Repairs
    1) Locker on Tvan - Trying to resolve how best to fix this issue once and for all. (This has now happened 4 times, each time we do a fix, it fills with rain water again. This Locker houses my 15 amp Electrical Leads. May need to remove door and install extra rubber seals. The other locker will have a vent installed to carry my 5L Jerry of Petrol for the Generator. Currently carried under bed in Tvan in storage box, but this causes other issues - Fuel Vapours inside tvan.

    2) External Power on Tvan - Dad and my Brother pull dis-assembled the plug and found 2 x loose terminals. Once re-tightened issue fixed.

    3) Lower Arm Bush - Will Replace when Funds available - $900.00 Fitted and Re-aligned using Pedder Components.

    Finally, considering Dick Cepek Mud Country Tyres for 2nd Set.

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    Hello fido666, I would highly recommend a CTEK charger, smartest chargers on the market! All depends on the coin you have available of course, but as you know, you get what you pay for... For home charging, I'd go with the CTEK MXS 10. I have fitted to my rig, a D250S DUAL charger. Best money I ever spent.
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    Thanks for the suggestion Duncan, the Ctek unit looks good. Unfortunately I have already purchased a Projecta Pro Charge PC800 unit today. It's a 6 stage, 8 amp smart charger that covers the range for both of my batteries. It may not be as good as the Ctek but should still do the job for a lot less coin. The place I got it from does sell the Ctek units too but didn't suggest them to me.

    Topping up some fluids today and think I may have a problem with my windscreen washer bottle, there seems to be too much water dripping out from underneath it to account for my spillages while filling it. Have left a bucket under the drip point to see how much it collects, the bottle was bone dry when I started filling it. It also appears my power steering fluid bottle has come adrift from it's bracket, will have to look at that in the morning.

    Another job for tomorrow is to take the front bashplate off and try and straighten it out a bit, it seems to have taken quite a hit. What do my fellow PPers use to respray these things after a bit of amateur panel beating? Also need to check the rear fuel tank guard which is still the factory job, looks to have some dings in it too.
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    Took the front wing plate off the bullbar to get to the washer bottle and found this :-



    It's a bit hard to tell with all the water there but it looks like there's a hole in the bottom of the washer bottle pump. Will have to wait till the water has drained to get a better look.
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