Category Archives: T3 Westy Atlantic

The Baxter bong.

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Seeing as it’s fashionable to give wacky contraptions stupid names here’s our shameless copy of Andrews “LibbyBong”. Idea being that water finfs it’s own level and the funnel on top is higher than the top of the radiator.
It kinda works. It does speed the process up a little up we do still run the system up to temp and check the cooling fan operation.
The blue pipe goes down into the header tank, the white pipe takes air and bleeds it to atmosphere from the top of the header tank.

These flippin’ LED things.

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I’ve always stayed away from these LED replacement bulbs things, they always looked a bit, well, cheap.
When we found that Osram were introducing a limited range we thought we would get a set and give them a try.
Got to say they seem a world apart from the far eastern offerings we’ve seen so far. There isn’t a massive range and to be fair they are properly expensive but I’m quite pleased with them at the moment.
The clincher for me was that these looked like they had half a chance of being waterproof with their opaque dome which also helps to diffuse the light and scatter it about a bit. As you can tell I’m no lighting expert.
Anyway, we’ll see how they go.

Camper back from the bodyshop.

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I only tax the camper for 6 months a year. When I bought it it was, meh, okay and for a while I ran It as a daily driver and it suffered a little, I ran It for a couple of winters but now rather than the salt eat it I lock it away before the grit goes down. During its down time I like to catch up on a few jobs and this year’s was to put a fresh left rear lower corner in as it was a little rusty, that’s the thing about the big GRP bumpers, they hide everything! So, Neil has welded me a new rear corner and repaired the bottom of the pillar too. Plenty of vactan, zinc primer and sprayable seam sealer and then to the bodyshop for paint. Very pleased with the results 🙂 Camper now taxed but it’s cowering in the corner till we get a good dose of rain to wash all this salt away!