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Fitting a 1500W Inverter

Please note:  This article describes a fairly major modification involving potentially lethal voltages and very high DC currents which could cause a fire risk. I am publishing it so Murvi owners can see what is possible but I would recommend having the work done professionally unless you are confident enough (or…

Paintwork Problems

Some of you may have seen the letter in the April 2017 MMM magazine about paintwork problems with a couple of Fiat Ducato based campers. The campers in the article were a 2004 and  a 2005 Sea Sloop. The photos and the descriptions of the problem rang a very loud…

A DIY WiFi Booster

A DIY WiFi Booster

Introduction A WiFi booster is a device which typically can be used on a campsite to pick up from your pitch the wifi signal which might otherwise only be available at the reception.  Range is not infinite of course but depending on signal strength you should be able to log…

Low Emissions Zones in Europe

Low Emissions Zones in Europe

‘Urban Access Regulations in Europe’ is a publicly funded website (in English), run on behalf of the European Commission.  The site is regularly updated to provide all the information drivers and operators will need on Low Emission Zones, Congestion Charging and other schemes where access to a city is regulated/restricted. An…

Fiat Radio – adjusting auto power off

Fiat Radio – adjusting auto power off

The bog standard Fiat radio has its own nuances the most annoying of which is it turns itself off after 20 minutes. A possible fix for this was published last year but it didn’t work on my radio. I have subsequently come across another “fix” which did work on a 2013 Fiat radio. The procedure, which is not unlike the original version but has extra button pushings, is as follows:

Book & Map Store

Book & Map Store

I have found these long thin plastic boxes are great for holding books/maps. Easy access between the front seats but can still get through to the back. The black stripe is a piece of Velcro (the hook part) which runs inside the box then out through two holes to stick…

Autosocks

Autosocks

I thought that our experience when we arrived home from the AGM may be useful ‘On arrival home from the AGM we found 6-8inches of snow had fallen over the weekend. The snow plough had also made a passing place in the lane at the entrance to our drive. Having…

Nitrogen Inflation

Nitrogen Inflation

Bob Eley has has his tyres inflated with nitrogen “I think the enclosed leaflet says the lot about using nitrogen in the tyres, – and the spare tyre of the Murvi in particular since it is such a pig to get at, just to check the pressure.  It’s a comfort…

Curried Nut Roast

Recipes By popular request, this is the recipe for the Curried Nut Roast Marilyn provided for the AGM supper at Ledbury.   CURRIED NUT ROAST(Serves 4 people)   225g (½ lb) Hazelnuts, finely chopped (or Brazil Nuts or Walnuts) 225g (½ lb) fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1 medium-sized green…

Beautiful French Villages

Beautiful French Villages

Les Plus Beaux Villages de France Bob Northwood writes: Our favourite country is France, and we like nothing better than to wander round fairly aimlessly usually stopping at municipal sites in villages/small towns. For those who have similar tastes, you may not be aweare of the excellent organisation “Les Plus…