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Old 04-04-2017, 03:27 PM   #911
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Kinda makes me think I should just stick to the back roads of Kentucky!
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:36 AM   #912
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Well its been a long journey, and it does seem that the 'rebuild' thread will stop short of 1000 posts, because I am just back from picking up Bella and for the first time in a year she is parked outside our house.....just a different house and 4000miles apart.

LAS had her already sitting in the workshop drive ready to collect.From the outside the only difference was the amber lens, the new headlamps, an additional 'fog' light and an new reversing light, even the customers 325/345 was still there awaiting collection



Only uncompleted job was the fuel tank sender as the could not find a replacement part - guess I will spend the summer with a fuel gauge that reads backwards!

However on the road the front end engine rebuild makes a huge difference, the new timing setup with the previously rebuilt Quadrajet from Dick Paterson now sings. In the emission tests, across the rev range she outperforms a TBI.

LAS is 150miles of motorway (equiv to Interstate) driving from us and she is flying - 2.5 hours with a stop for gas, passing 80% of traffic including several modern European MH.

So the rebuild story comes to an end; we set out to build our 'retirement home' and bring it back to Europe when we retired, and we have done just that. At the moment she is parked up on a drive at the front of the house whilst we get planning approval for a new entrance at the rear of our property, and then I can start the battle to be allowed to build a timber pole barn and workshop (here we call them carriage houses, although I know a carriage hose is something different in the US). So to sign off this thread, a couple of last photos of Bella parked up outside our place, which happens to be my 'work from home office' so there could be worse views to spend the day looking it!



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Old 04-20-2017, 10:45 AM   #913
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Martin, it's been quite a journey for you and Denise!

You've done an outstanding job on Bella, one to be proud of. I especially like the picture of it sitting in it's parking spot in front of your house. Hopefully your stress level will drop and you can now begin enjoy your retirement.

The only thing I wish is we could have had at some point managed to park Bella next to my Argosy, that would have been a nice picture

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Old 04-20-2017, 03:17 PM   #914
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Your Trip to the DVLA

Martin,
Denise,

I found this clip of your visit to the DVLA!

https://youtu.be/eIkgSJcRlF4

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Old 04-20-2017, 03:34 PM   #915
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Martin,
Denise,

I found this clip of your visit to the DVLA!

https://youtu.be/eIkgSJcRlF4

(Ignore the ad that might play, first... )

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Now that's funny!
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:29 PM   #916
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Martin,
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I found this clip of your visit to the DVLA!

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That times 5, because it took 5 goes for them to issue the registration!
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Great job Martin, looking forward to a camping trip sometime soon


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For about 3 months before Bella shipped, she was packed up with all our camping stuff and spares. The challenge for the next few days is to empty her out, catalogue what we have and also write a list of what has gone missing and needs to be replaced.

I knew my new Viair 450P-RV and all my tools had gone missing but the list is getting bigger....they even pinched the Furrion F30P50-SS cordset, so I can't plug in the shore power!
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Was this at Zeebrugge? I lost some stuff too.


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No Newark - Liverpool Nick, could have been either places but in Liverpool they had Bella parked next to the 24hr security guards so I tend to think stuff went missing in Newark
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For about 3 months before Bella shipped, she was packed up with all our camping stuff and spares. The challenge for the next few days is to empty her out, catalogue what we have and also write a list of what has gone missing and needs to be replaced.

I knew my new Viair 450P-RV and all my tools had gone missing but the list is getting bigger....they even pinched the Furrion F30P50-SS cordset, so I can't plug in the shore power!
Wow Martin. How discusting is that. Is this type of theft "common" when shipping across? Maybe common isn't the right word, surprising maybe. I guess I may be naive but for some reason I thought there would be tighter security when shipping. Just discusting.
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I believe it is commonplace, unfortunately, as we were warned about this a number of years ago when looking into taking the Interstate to Europe for a few months.


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For about 3 months before Bella shipped, she was packed up with all our camping stuff and spares. The challenge for the next few days is to empty her out, catalogue what we have and also write a list of what has gone missing and needs to be replaced.



I knew my new Viair 450P-RV and all my tools had gone missing but the list is getting bigger....they even pinched the Furrion F30P50-SS cordset, so I can't plug in the shore power!


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Very sorry, my friend.
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I have the 12v side on the electrics all working by hooking up my battery tender to directly charge the batteries (had to get a special 'international version which cost about double the standard 110v one) but the Magnum doesn't want to spring into life, so all the 110v stuff is down (even the inverter side). So basically Bella is an alumin(i)um tent at the moment

Really frustrating as I have the 110v 30A RV supply but no way to plug in!

Only supplier I have come across willing to ship the replacement Furrion cable wants $120 for the cable and $300 to ship!

Anyone know if a 'generic' 30 amp connector will fit the Furrion socket? I know it wont have the fancy SmartLED circuit protection, but they are much easier to get hold of!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-30...d/222330237297
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