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Re: campervanning in a snowy winter

Posted: January 19th, 2017, 9:02 pm
by BigDutchy
Mum and dad bought me as a youngster a great sleeping bag. After many many years it really had to go. But my wife (that's how long the bag lasted) decided to keep the zip as it was really good. It came in handy when she made me a in between seasons sleeping bag. Down side was that it was a steel zipper and that sometimes I would turn over and ended up on top of the very cold steel zipper....

Re: campervanning in a snowy winter

Posted: January 20th, 2017, 7:15 am
by the-viking
Wow! Home made sleeping bag. Go your wife. Must have been one hell of a zipper to go to those lengths. Do you still have it?

What brand are the -20's?

Re: campervanning in a snowy winter

Posted: January 21st, 2017, 2:16 pm
by BigDutchy
Yes, I actually still have it. Mum told me that she bought the sleeping bags in 1973.
I had a red one my sister a blue one. She bought them for us when we went to Spain for holidays. 4 kids, mum and dad plus all camping gear in the MK1 Cortina....

Re: campervanning in a snowy winter

Posted: January 21st, 2017, 2:26 pm
by BigDutchy
Just bought new tyres for the bus. 4 new Mickey Thompson MTZ tyres.
Next is the suspension. I know it is a top heavy bus but I am sure that the suspension is way to soft for what I need. It really wobbles like a camel.
I will be looking at a 2" lift as well. According to the seller it has a 2" lift. I think it has some sort of a lift but I think that the coils are made of licorice....Cheap licorice that is!

Re: campervanning in a snowy winter

Posted: January 21st, 2017, 3:00 pm
by mydmax
Big Dutchy
If the coils hold the vehicle at the correct height then it seems the shockers are stuffed if it wobbles and rolls around. It is the shocks which control the moving mass of the vehicle motion.

Re: campervanning in a snowy winter

Posted: January 21st, 2017, 4:36 pm
by BigDutchy
Yes, but the shocks were tested and found to be OK. I think they are OK but not for my car. They might be just to light. Or the coils are to light for my car or maybe even both.
Since buying this car I had to rectify so many half done jobs, wrong done jobs and not done jobs. It would really not surprise me if the coils would be of a Mirage or a Jimny and the shocks of a Hyundai excel.....
I am going to Pedders or similar next week and get a proper look at it.

Cheers