peedee replied on 03/04/2021 18:12
Posted on 03/04/2021 18:12
What have you done in preparation for when you can take your first trip this year?
I have washed and cleaned off the black streeks of my motorhome and in the process given the body work a thorough inspection. Some paint touching up is necessary and I have procured what is hopefully matching paint and I am waiting for warmer weather to commence this task.
While washing the roof I found one of the 4 solar panel’s feet which should be glued to the roof had come adrift. Managed to lift it just enough to wipe the join clean as best I could and squirt some Sikaflex 512 under the foot and this has thankfully secured it again but regular inspection is probably now necessary until I am confident there will be no more problems.
Chassis cab service and MOT were carried out in December. Batteries checked ok and it started first time but tyres need pumping up all round before the next outing. Windscreen washer topped up with screen wash, oil and lights all checked ok.
I decided to add an external TV aerial connection point for both satellite and terrestrial TV. It was with in trepidation I drilled two holes three centimetres apart in an appropriate place in the side of the van to feed the two coaxial cables into the interior and trunking. The exterior unit was then glued to the side wall with Sikaflex 512. It seems a sturdy enough fix not to bother with any fixing screws. I still have the internal terminations to complete to make it easy to swap TV aerial feeds.
No habitation problems noticed but the interior needs a tidy up before use and when it warms up the water system needs priming and the fridge vent coves will require removing. Hopefully everything will then be fine after a long layup.