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    Great forum to get ideas for modifications!

    The camping season has started again here in Europe, good time to do some mods:

    1. Reich Powermover - It's now a breeze to drive the caravan on our driveway and to couple to the Jeep
    2. USB/Voltage panel installed - like Mitsu Fan, we don't need to bring the chargers anymore
    3. Dimmable Led string installed - Two 3 m strings that fit perfectly when the standard black rubber string is removed.

    Next is to mount a tentpole holder at the back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerhardvr26 View Post
    Replace the sealant? Can you be a bit more descriptive please. I feel as if I'm missing a very important piece of information here.
    Remove the rotten panel, replace us with composite sandwich panel which consists of fibreglass outer surfaces and a styrofoam core.

    Similar to what cold store / cool rooms are made off.
    Itís very popular for modern vans here in Australia.

    Cut to fit the original frame.

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    Hi all.

    My van's water tank is leaking at the vent outlet. Not on the fitting itself but on the disk into which the screw in fitting goes.

    Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxPrins View Post
    Great forum to get ideas for modifications!

    The camping season has started again here in Europe, good time to do some mods:

    1. Reich Powermover - It's now a breeze to drive the caravan on our driveway and to couple to the Jeep
    2. USB/Voltage panel installed - like Mitsu Fan, we don't need to bring the chargers anymore
    3. Dimmable Led string installed - Two 3 m strings that fit perfectly when the standard black rubber string is removed.

    Next is to mount a tentpole holder at the back!
    Nice job that Max.

    Did not know Xplorers made their way to the UK?

    And what is the dial for? Air con?

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu Fan View Post
    Nice job that Max.

    Did not know Xplorers made their way to the UK?

    And what is the dial for? Air con?

    Cheers
    Ah! Dimmable LED. Nice. Got me thinking now.....
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    Any advise from anyone who has taken their xplorer to Dehoop in Richtersveld. Iíve heard that its a tight fit at some places.
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    I have a friend who went to Richtersveld last year. I don't have all the details but they said that both the vehicles and the Explorer took an absolute hammering on the corrugated roads. Overall it performed well but they had to fix a couple of things after returning.

    I do suggest adding more hinges on the cupboard doors if it is not one of the latest models and to make sure that there is absolutely no gap between the door and the cupboard that will allow vibrations. From what I've read, the cupboard doors are often problematic in the extreme conditions.

    There's also currently an ongoing thread on how to avoid reflected stone damage to the caravan and the rear of the tow vehicle. It's a worthwhile read.

    I'm really envious of your trip. Still working on SWAMBO but for some reason, Richtersveld has her running scared.

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    Iíve got a 2019 model so will see how she performs. Due you know if they deflated tires on the corrugated sections and to what pressure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IR_eddie View Post
    Iíve got a 2019 model so will see how she performs. Due you know if they deflated tires on the corrugated sections and to what pressure?
    I was in Richtersveld a few years ago with my Xplorer. De Hoop was no problem. Tightish on one or two places but not extremely so.

    I let down tyres to about 1.3 if I recall correctly but it will depend on tyre make etc as well.

    The photos attached is about the tightest place. But looks worse on the photo than what it really was.

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    The world is so small, a guy that works with me bought Mark Trollopeí caravan

    He is extremely chuffed, so may Jaco have many safe kilometers just like Mark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeonvG View Post
    The world is so small, a guy that works with me bought Mark Trollopeí caravan

    He is extremely chuffed, so may Jaco have many safe kilometers just like Mark.
    That certainly is one finely modded van. I am sure he is a proud man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerhardvr26 View Post
    I have a friend who went to Richtersveld last year. I don't have all the details but they said that both the vehicles and the Explorer took an absolute hammering on the corrugated roads. Overall it performed well but they had to fix a couple of things after returning.

    I do suggest adding more hinges on the cupboard doors if it is not one of the latest models and to make sure that there is absolutely no gap between the door and the cupboard that will allow vibrations. From what I've read, the cupboard doors are often problematic in the extreme conditions.

    There's also currently an ongoing thread on how to avoid reflected stone damage to the caravan and the rear of the tow vehicle. It's a worthwhile read.

    I'm really envious of your trip. Still working on SWAMBO but for some reason, Richtersveld has her running scared.
    The OP is referring to CATS' post later on the thread. However I hope this assists.

    We did Richters with an Off Road Trailer in 2015. To the OP in the park itself yes about 2 km before the river there are those two tight areas referred to in the pictures. But that is why the Xplorer is so designed. It will take those in its stride.

    With reference to this post I am quoting , the road from Alexander Bay is bad with corrugations. I can relate to our recent trip with the Xplorer to Nam.

    Preparing for that trip I picked up on some ideas on this thread and decided to do 2 things:
    1) fit additional hinges on the 3 large interior cupboard doors.
    2) make sure all the latches on the interior cupboard doors were adjusted so the doors did not rattle.

    Other than that nothing further was done. Nothing broke nothing fell off. We did however lose some wine from a box because of all the friction created by all the moving around.

    As regards actually travelling make sure your tyres are no harder than 1.8 bar. And do travel at a speed the the corrugations create the minimal disturbance. That for me is 80 kph.

    Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu Fan View Post
    Ah! Dimmable LED. Nice. Got me thinking now.....
    Hi Mitsu Fan,

    Yep, the knob is for the dimmable LED indeed. ;-) I used 2 x 3 m LED strips (I chose warm-white) and fitted these with a few drops of glue (leave the 3M plastic backing on the strips, else the screws may interfere with the strips). Attached these to the dimmer that is connected to the 12 DC system with a small stabiliser.

    We live in The Netherlands and as far as I could find out, 7 Xplorers have been imported here. Ours was the last one in 2010 and attracts much attention at the campsites in Europe!

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    good morning all
    please can some one give me some advice, to my jurgens xcape i have connected 2 x 100W solar panels connected in parallel thru a WRND controller directly to the battery, my problem is that every morning the 5A fuse for the fridge on the panel is blown, after the fuse is replaced everything runs smoothly until the next morning. what could be causing this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RANGERFAN View Post
    good morning all
    please can some one give me some advice, to my jurgens xcape i have connected 2 x 100W solar panels connected in parallel thru a WRND controller directly to the battery, my problem is that every morning the 5A fuse for the fridge on the panel is blown, after the fuse is replaced everything runs smoothly until the next morning. what could be causing this?
    Do you have a fuse between the controller and the battery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crips View Post
    Do you have a fuse between the controller and the battery?
    no i dont Crips, shuid i have one?

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    5a is very low for a fridge fuse.
    Iíd suggest that voltage drop is increasing current draw overnight when the fridge kicks in, enough to kill the fuse.

    During the day, the solar lifts the voltage up, reducing load at start up and the fuse survives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RANGERFAN View Post
    no i dont Crips, shuid i have one?
    As far as I know (according to the little manual that came with my charge controller)
    You should have a fuse between the controller and your battery that is 1,25 to 2 times the size of the amperage of your controller, so if it's 20A controller you need a 25A fuse.

    And as Tobie mentioned, the fuse to the fridge sounds a bit small, maybe check what the fridge specs are and replace the fuse accordingly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke1098 View Post
    Has anybody found wood rot inside their stove/fridge hatch doors? My hatch has the hinges on the bottom ( 2014 ) and I found that the inside of the hatch door where the hinge is screwed in has gone soft I suppose I will have to try and source a new hatch door. For now I have pop riveted the hinge to the frame as there's no solid wood to screw into. I would suggest that you guys go and inspect all of the silicone sealant between all the frames and allu cladding. Mine has quite a few areas where the sealant is cracked
    Hi Duke.

    You have any joy with solving this?
    I am afraid mine is much worse and an area about 300 x 300 is affected.

    I dont have a solution yet. I am trying to figure out if that area is a structural section of the floor or not.

    I am hoping not. If so I have thought of cutting a square section of the affected area out and fitting a new piece in, with strips of aluminum to screw into the old and new sections from both top and bottom.

    If it is a structural section then a bigger piece starting from the section in the nose cone will have to come out, up to the step.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crips View Post
    As far as I know (according to the little manual that came with my charge controller)
    You should have a fuse between the controller and your battery that is 1,25 to 2 times the size of the amperage of your controller, so if it's 20A controller you need a 25A fuse.

    And as Tobie mentioned, the fuse to the fridge sounds a bit small, maybe check what the fridge specs are and replace the fuse accordingly
    The Victron MPPT solar charger I have is fitted with a fuse. I will need to check the rating and that means lifting the mattress up to get to the compartment.....

    CATS will be along shortly to brag about his gas lift bed mechanism.

    I need to go look at that one day.....
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