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About David Burley

David lives & breathes motorhomes, an ex Fulltimer who has years of experience living in a motorhome and now drawing on his Royal Navy Technical engineering background for installation work.
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Carrying out a Habitation service on a customers van this morning and we pulled off the front of the Truma Trumatic Heater to change the igniter box battery and clean behind and thought I would show you a photo of how much build up of combustible materials can take place and the reason why hab … Continue reading Fire, Fire, Fire, well almost !

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A growing trend amongst motorhome and caravan owners for fitting work for us is de-installation / migration work, i.e. a customer owns a motorhome, they have invested £1000s having satellite equipment installed, gaslow, solar panels etc. They then sell on this motorhome to a dealer, but motorhome dealers do not appear to take into account … Continue reading Take it or Leave it ?

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We have a van in today carrying out a solar panel installation wired to both the leisure and engine batteries. Whilst carrying out our pre install survey with the customer we obviously checked the location etc for the leisure battery(ies) The picture below shows the current setup in the van, anyone care to comment on … Continue reading Another one for the wall of shame DIY installations

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Motorhome satellite systems are expensive, roof mounted automatic systems even more so. Dish based systems act like huge sails on the roof of a van or caravan and so common sense dictates you should never leave / raise your dish in high winds or where gusting winds might be prevalent and if they are raised … Continue reading Wind Problems !

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Well up until today we have conducted rcd testing using simple plug in testers. We have now taken delivery of our full test pack which includes a full on RCD Tester which tests response times of RCDs’ allowing us to see how safe the RCD is and that it is responded in the required timescales. … Continue reading RCD Testing in a motorhome

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At the Westpoint show last week we spotted a very unusual reversing camera implementation on quite an expensive A Class Van. Instead of drilling through the back wall and mounting the camera as most professionals might have, the original installer (unknown) had decided to fashion a metal bracket that fitted across the rear wall of … Continue reading Interesting Reversing Camera installation !