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RE: Hints, Tips and Great Ideas


i have a tip for you all.. dont sit up a few days during the week to watch the tennis till 2 am..ashamed but last nites was quite amazing

 

oh those solar panels how well do they charge with our wet week that we had?



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Cruising Granny wrote:

Those rails are a good idea Boroma. I'm not one for too many trinkets and clutter, but I have a couple of spcial things I display on the shelves. Where did you get the rails?


 Sorry Granny that it has taken me a while to reply.  We got them from Camec http://www.camec.com.au/



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For anyone free camping and in need of a shower, consider the local swimming pools.

Ours charges but $2.00 if you enter as a spectator which entitles you to have a shower. wink



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Thanks Boroma. I'll check out the local caravan places.
Has anyone had a good experience with roll out awnings? Supply and installation, best quote so far $1200. Biggest quote $1600.
Still costing, but I think the $1200 is a good deal as they install on site. I don't want to pack up and take the van to the workshop for installation.

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G'day folks,

We use a Handi Wash bucket for our washing. Woolwash is the go, works a treat, no need to rinse clothes.



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G'day folks,

We use a Handi Wash bucket for our washing. Woolwash is the go, works a treat, no need to rinse clothes.


 I do the same Coxy, and also have a paint mixer (Bunnings Etc) with the round flat bit on the bottom to use as a plunger on the clothes. 

It is similar to this one, Bunnings have them in a couple of sizes and lengths also one with a removable plastic head on the steel shaft, can be turned flat for storage etc, see;

http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/online-store/products/Medalist-Paint-Mixer-600mm-x-100mm.aspx?pid=9860#Description 

 



-- Edited by Vic on Saturday 11th of February 2012 06:57:37 PM

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Don't know if this is allowed, but I'm sure Cindy will let me know if it's not.

I already check out DealBoard periodically, but this one looks interesting too.  The Magnetic Screendoors are half the price I paid from DealBoard.

http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/index.php

 

Cheers,

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I've been trying to find one to fit my sliding door Sheba, but nothing is wide enough. I see those ones are 900 wide. I need at least 1400 wide. Even the material at bunnings is not wide enough being 1220 wide, thats the same stuff you buy by the metre.

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This is for the Campervan Screens.
 
 
Cindy deleted the other post as it was too long.  Will have to remember that in future.
 
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-- Edited by Sheba on Sunday 19th of February 2012 07:53:38 PM

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www.dealboard.com.au

I've ordered the 2 burner Butane Gas BBQ/Stove from this lot.

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www.yds.com.au is another disicount internet site .the magnetic mesh door is $12.95 on there

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Thanks for that Sheba, wow, what a long post.
Will link in and put in my favourites so I can look into that. They do them to fit which is great.

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You must have clicked on the colour choice before you started.

Did you see the price of those sliding door screens, over 300 dollars. Would be easier to buy at Bunnings by the metre and join two strips together.



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They come with tracks to be fitted to the 'van.  That's why I haven't done mine yet.  Seriously thinking of using Double-sided Velcro to attatch the Magnetic ones instead.

Will have to sell the others.

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Thats an idea Sheba. I just need to get two drops of the stuff by the metre from Bunnings, so I have an opening in the middle with velcro to close them together. Some magnets to attach to the outside walls. Will look into that.

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How much is it Marj.?

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Not sure Sheba. I did look at it on Friday but forgotten the price, will pop in tomorrow.

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I have one of those to but the washing in the boot while traveling and its done when we stop just got to hang it outbiggrin



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Another Washing Machine.  $195.00  This one's electric, and very light.

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-- Edited by Sheba on Monday 20th of February 2012 09:11:06 AM



-- Edited by Sheba on Monday 20th of February 2012 09:48:04 AM

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There is a washing machine thingy on Deals Direct today - have posted in the "general" section - called the pod.

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Thanks for that Jules.  I've ordered one.  It's NOT electric.

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Sheba wrote:

How much is it Marj.?

Cheers,

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 Just bought 2 drops of 1&1/2 metres of mozzie netting, 810 wide. Was 6.76 a metre.

Also bought some velcro dots for down the centre join. The Bunnings lady suggested I may want to sew in some weights to the hem to make it sit down right.

Thinking of getting velcro strip, sticky one side to attach it along the top.

Would velcro stick to metal?



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With something like that, could you perhaps imitate the door screens that are on the telly now and use magnets up the middle so they close automatically?

 

http://www.globalshop.com.au/Product/203/BugMesh-Magnetic-Screen?utm_campaign=bugmesh%20-%20brand&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_content=bugmesh%20-%20exact&utm_term=magnetic%20screen%20door&gclid=CJWZnOvWq64CFWNKpgod_VlJSA



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I've tried everywhere to get some magnets firefly. so far only found small dot magnets. Not enough strenght in them.

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I'm not sure of one magnet to the next mate, but how is this site.

 

http://www.magnet.com.au/



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Or maybe this one:
http://aussiemagnets.com.au/magnets/Magnetic-Devices

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Happywanderer wrote:

Thinking of getting velcro strip, sticky one side to attach it along the top.

Would velcro stick to metal?


 That's how I was thinking of attatching mine Marj.  Don't see why it won't stick to metal.

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We had the front blanket of the Jurgen's held on by "sticky" velcro.

It didn't work all that well as with heat and cold and expansion and contraction the "sticky" bit soon buckled and fell off. Replaced the velcro about five times in all.

We ended up with sail track and a small rope though the top of the blanket which then slides into the track.



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I wonder if Duct Tape would hold ?

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In my case it would have to be something that would be able to be taken down, don't think you could do that with duct tape. Its too wet out there at the moment. Tomorrow when its dry will try the velcro dots, as I have them here.

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