• From kevin aldridge on Neat & Cheap Digital TV for travellers

    Well just started to plan some wild camping this year and i found you guys my 1st mission was a tv for the van and here we are. Can i just ask what aerial you went for in the end, Did you use the one supplied or get another and i am guessing in needs to plug into usb ??

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    2015/03/27 at 9:08 am
  • From Hennie on Ford Transit TDCi, low power, low boost (p0235) - Fixed!

    Hello, I also have a camper build on Ford Transit 2005, it`s a 135T350 with a 2.4 TDCI engine. I`m looking for a scantool so I can look at the DTC codes myself. I have some trouble with the engine running unstable. Do I understand you wright when I say that the F-super cable works find in my transit?

    Hope to hear from you,
    Hennie

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    2015/03/15 at 7:32 pm
  • From Ryan and Mel on 2015 & 2016 Adventure Plans

    Hi Julie
    Its penned in for 2016, though of course plans do change…. but that’s the plan

    Since writing this, we may postpone NZ till another time, do Portugal over xmas 2015/16 and then back to Thailand 2016/17. We miss Asia lol!

    Yeah, had to adapt the site as doing lots of other trips – though its a bit of a mess and mishmash, but as its our diary only its good enough lol!

    Missing long van trips, but love living where we do. Lots of little trips don’t get a mention here but rest assured van is getting used.

    Stay in touch re Scandinavia – more than happy to share drink and food on the trip 🙂

    Happy travels!

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    2015/02/15 at 3:29 pm
  • From Julie Buckley on 2015 & 2016 Adventure Plans

    Loving how you have adapted your site to include your various forms of travel.

    We’re back in the UK getting ourselves financially secure before we start to travel again in 2016. Scandinavia and the Arctic Circle are still on our bucket list, so we might finally get to meet up! 🙂

    Ju x

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    2015/02/15 at 2:04 pm
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    2015/01/19 at 4:56 pm
  • From Linda on Installing a Drimaster Heat PIV system

    We have a 4500 sq ft 3 story house with 26 windows which would have approx 1 inch of condensation on a cold frosty night. We fitted 3 drimasters units 6 weeks ago, 2 of them on the top floor set at 4 and 1 on the 2 nd floor set at 3. The house was originally 2 houses put into 1 big house. I bought a humidity meter and the readings on it can be as high as 83percent, should this not be lower. We would still get condensation approx. 1 inch on very cold nights. The air in the house is fresher and cooler. The 2 drimasters fitted in the top storey use the same roof space which is about 30 ft long and 12 ft wide. Should these drimasters not work better at these settings and why is the humidity still so high. Does it depend on the outside weather conditions, if it is a wet day the humidity inside is higher, is damp air being pulled into the house or does it depend on temperature of the house? Please if someone can help me, should we still get condensation with the drimasters running at the settings stated and the approx. size of the house. If you have any thoughts on these I would really appreciate your comments. Thank you

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    2015/01/05 at 9:50 pm
    • From Steve C on Installing a Drimaster Heat PIV system

      Two fans mounted in the same place can cancel each other out. Its the same if you use two extractor fans in a kitchen at the same time. The drag from the two fans can create a negative pull as they pull against each other. One fan running at higher speed would be much better. I am not a scientist at all but in my years in the building trade I have seen this happen. The first time was a kitchen that had a fan in the window and a ducted cooker hood over the hob. The lady naturally though to put both the fans on at the same time and get double benefit but no, the kitchen was full of condensation. I told her only to use one fan at any time an no condensation. I suppose you could say that was a scientific experiment.

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      2016/01/12 at 12:24 am
    • From Ryan and Mel on Installing a Drimaster Heat PIV system

      Hi Linda.

      See http://www.drimaster-piv-condensation-system.co.uk/ for more info as I’ve moved this topic to a dedicated site. I’ve duplicated your comment there.

      Please see the “about us” page, as I am most definitely not an expert on this topic, I’m just some bloke on the internet who has one!
      I would say, 1″ of condensation isn’t bad – we still get maybe 1″ at the bottom of the bedroom windows on some nights. Previously, prior to install, we used to get the entire window “wet” – not just condensation but water running down, so getting to 1″ for us was a success.
      83% humidity does sound high though, and remember the PIV does not dehumidify and should only be part of the solution. So I would say you need to look at HOW the moisture is getting there in the first place and address that. See http://www.drimaster-piv-condensation-system.co.uk/condensation-removal-control-solution/ – as if you are drying clothes over the radiators, and do not extract from the bathroom, then you need to address this first.
      If your loft is damp/leaking or has high humidity, then yes that will be pulled into the house. No one else has mentioned this…. Maybe monitor the loft humidity? We had the house reroofed with a breathable membrane (post PIV install due to roof leaking, not related).
      Sorry I can’t help more

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      2015/01/06 at 8:44 am
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    2015/01/05 at 5:12 pm
  • From Paul Johnson on Installing a Drimaster Heat PIV system

    After extensive research, due to being cynical that it would work I purchased this unit. We have a 90yr old bungalow with solid walls and suffered with mould in the three bedrooms. Humidity levels were 74 – 77% every morning, Envirovent suggested readings should be 45 – 55% along with their quote of £2000 which is why we went for Nuaire.It has now been installed for a week, I helped the electrician install it so his charge was £100 and took us 5hrs.
    24 hrs after install (on setting 4 which is probably too high for the size of property) the readings had dropped 10% , after five days they have dropped to 53%. The walls affected by mould now have a “powdery” feel to them as they are drying out. Their is a 2cm band of condensation on one of the bedroom windows and that’s it. We’re staggered by the results and has by far exceeded expectations so thanks to this blog and all the comments for advice. We never believed that we would cure it for £400 – as I look out now all the neighbours have their windows open except for us.

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    2014/12/28 at 8:41 am
    • From Ryan and Mel on Installing a Drimaster Heat PIV system

      Hi Paul
      Thank you for taking the time to reply, I never checked humidity levels to good to her the difference that makes. After 2 years, we are still surprised it works lol – but even today, -2’c outside, windows closed, we just have a 2cm band of condensation which clears quickly. One day this year we had a light dusting of mist over the window (maybe we generated too much moisture overnight lol) – but still never wiped the window.
      Hope this page helped in your research. Best wishes

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      2014/12/28 at 9:00 am
      • From Paul Johnson on Installing a Drimaster Heat PIV system

        I bought the digital humidity meter for £3 for our sons room but do move it around as slightly obsessive with checking the readings! As one aspect of the diffuser is within 400mm of the wall I refitted the foam insert. The next day there was damp on one wall (humidity 82%) so removed the insert. Within 30 mins it had dropped by 5% and it was back to dry wall by the next morning, just proves how effective it is. Certainly your blog was a great source of info especially independent wiring of the heater which we haven’t felt the need to use yet despite the below zero temperatures this week. Will it automatically shut off in the summer or do I need to adjust the settings? Are your camping tips as good ??!

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        2015/01/01 at 8:44 am
        • From Ryan and Mel on Installing a Drimaster Heat PIV system

          lol – yes, camping tips are what this site is about 🙂 So over xmas I duplicated this page and added more info to http://www.drimaster-piv-condensation-system.co.uk/#comment-10432 (copied your comment if that’s okay)

          To answer your question, if the wall is getting damp WITH a drimaster in the room (but with foam insert in) – then wow – that is a problem wall. We need just one drimaster in the landing and it deals with all of the house. Of course, blowing air down the wall will help – but there may be other causes of damp there as that sounds extreme – the outlet in the room should be enough as it should work by pressure, not “blow flow”.

          The heater is thermostat controlled, and will come on and off as necessary – so set correctly the heater will be off during the summer anyway (though mine I can switch off manually). If you don’t have it on, then your wall must be freezing! The PIV is on 24x7x365 even over summer, but its very low power and is happy being left on – and also speeds up if the loft gets hot so to get “free heat” under certain conditions.

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          2015/01/01 at 9:13 am
  • From Gary on Installing a Drimaster Heat PIV system

    I bought my Drimaster-heat on Amazon for £307, cut the hole, installed the vent, then the unit in the loft as per the instructions, the only difficult bit was getting the flexible tube on to the unit but all in all one afternoon, wired it, tried it, works perfectly (have to have it checked by a qualified sparky now). So, not too difficult to install, there is also a very good video on Youtube which helped me.

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    2014/12/20 at 5:09 pm
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  • From simon on Ford Transit TDCi, low power, low boost (p0235) - Fixed!

    Thank you for such an excellent article. You have given me the confidence to deal with my transit problems head on. Now I understand what does what and how. Well done my friend

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    2014/11/01 at 10:43 pm
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  • From Andy on Installing a Drimaster Heat PIV system

    Ive the Drimaster Heat but cant work out the heater settings can someone give me some advice on this please. My landing is certainly drier but a lot cooler.I only seem to manage to turn the fan up or down and cant get my head around the settings.
    I fitted the unit about 6 months ago.

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    2014/10/09 at 12:57 pm
    • From Ryan and Mel on Installing a Drimaster Heat PIV system

      There are 2x different settings. One on the behaviour of the unit (see section 12) – for loft heat recovery. Think I went for option 2 or 4 – can’t remember. Read the manual as getting to this program mode is awkward. Also, you can adjust the dial on the board of the heater to the set temperature on the heater. Make sure the heater is working and “on” too – as if “on” the air should be as warm as you want it. (though balance between heat & cost….)

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      2014/10/09 at 1:14 pm
  • From Liz Harding on Installing a Drimaster Heat PIV system

    i had a Drimaster installed about two years ago in my very old stone cottage. We had dreadful mould problems as the walls are three feet thick and very cold. The Drimaster has completely cured the mould and I haven’t had to bleach the walls since installing it. My only query is whether, now that I’ve had central heating installed, we are paying to heat the outside air, since presumably the warm indoor air is being drawn out and cold, dry air being drawn back in. Any comments would be welcome. Thanks.

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    2014/10/06 at 8:07 am
    • From Ryan and Mel on Installing a Drimaster Heat PIV system

      The system pulls in air from loft/outside and blows it in. Yes, in winter its cool/cold, that’s why I bought the drimaster heat. The warm air inside only escapes via normal holes, its not blown out. If you want to minimise that you need a fully blown heat recovery system. But the Drimaster Heat should be fine, but of course cost to heat the cold air in winter, but cheaper than fixing mould!

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      2014/10/06 at 4:58 pm
  • From lee fenwick on Ford Transit TDCi, low power, low boost (p0235) - Fixed!

    This was a very helpfully. Thank you for taking the time to post such good useful information.

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    2014/10/04 at 4:50 pm
  • From Ken Pumphrey on Useful Modificaitons

    Hi, really enjoyed your blog. We have just purchased a Cavarno 4 on a 2010 plate. We are setting off to Spain on the 15th October, driving down through France which we have done many times over the years. We liked the Cavarnos build quality & layout & it suits our needs at the moment as we have an old caravan in Spain which we stay in for the winter. The Cararno gives us the option to tour on route to & from Spain & also use as an everyday method of transport.

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    2014/10/03 at 2:20 pm
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    2014/09/22 at 5:39 pm
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    2014/09/21 at 5:10 pm
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    2014/09/21 at 4:38 pm
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  • From Ken on Installing a Drimaster Heat PIV system

    Exactly the same problems and same results, would I recommend…..100% yes, 1930 solid wall bungalow

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    2014/09/07 at 9:25 am
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  • From A. B. on How to change water pump on 2L FWD Transit

    Well here’s another Transit water pump victim! At least I think….
    The belt snapped on the motorway, and the engine over heated straight away. Bought a new belt, put it on and it went again in like 5 seconds. So my best guess is one of the pumps have gone. I now have bought a brand new water pump and a second belt (4PK735) just to find out the power steering pump can be the problem instead of the water pump. What a sh.tty construction to fix two pumps together! I know for fact I could drive the van without power steering, but as they work together one couldn’t just disconnect the steering pump. So I hope it is in fact the water pump that is blocked, but with my luck I probably bought the wrong part, and need a new power steering pump instead. But we’ll see, thanks to this site I now know how it’s all bolted together, so I’ll give it a go. I just wonder if there would be a way to fix the power steering pump so that the belt will operate the water pump without the power steering. I mean, if the bearings of the PS pump have gone there is still a way to drive the water pump. Otherwise I will have to buy another PS pump too….

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    2014/07/10 at 1:53 pm
    • From A. B. on How to change water pump on 2L FWD Transit

      Well it turned out to be the PAS pump, and not the water pump in my case. It ran dry, and it blocked causing the water pump to block too. So now Im stuck with a brand new water pump I don’t need, and a Transit that is still not running.
      And indeed what a horrible job it is to get to it!
      Trying to find a cheap pump now a get the thing back on the road!

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      2014/07/23 at 3:21 pm
  • From cal on La Rochelle to Salles 396-563 miles

    I am hoping that there is going to be a happy ending to this chapter of your trip….love cx

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    2014/06/22 at 8:20 pm
  • From G & T on Nantes to La Rochelle 187-396 miles

    We keep checking your blog to make sure you’re both still ok -sounds like fun so far – keep at it! 🙂

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    2014/06/17 at 3:16 pm
  • From Owen&Liz on Nantes to La Rochelle 187-396 miles

    Hmm, not ‘an English couple’; at least, not both of us. 🙂
    Was great meeting you both, and we’ll be following your travels on the blog. Hope the knees hold out.

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    2014/06/13 at 8:39 pm
  • From Chris on Home to Nantes 0-187 miles

    Wow tough start but sure it’ll get better. Keep pedalling:-)

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    2014/06/07 at 9:22 pm
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    2014/06/01 at 4:33 pm
  • From wilbert on How to change water pump on 2L FWD Transit

    Hey, I’m about to do the same job, but my first idea was to take out the radiator and go via the front, instead of the top (and having to removing the airintake etc).
    Wouldn’t that be easier?

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    2014/05/08 at 8:57 am
    • From Ryan and Mel on How to change water pump on 2L FWD Transit

      I’m no expert, but the air intake bit is maybe 30 mins tops- and cleaning the intake isn’t a bad idea anyway. The forums suggested removing radiator and even front of van (!) but I did neither. If I did it again I’d do the same as I did, and looking at other comments here that worked for others. If you go radiator route – let us know how it goes and how long it takes

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      2014/05/08 at 11:57 am
      • From wilbert on How to change water pump on 2L FWD Transit

        Hi Ryan, I followed your guide. I came all the way to ’10 – Remove water pump’.
        And then I just couldn’t reach the bottom right bold.
        Even with a small wrench and a knee I couldn’t make it (the angle was to steep for a wrench and knee, almost 90 degrees).
        Very frustrating, I had to put everything back…

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        2014/05/29 at 3:21 pm
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    2014/05/07 at 2:35 pm
  • From 6 weeks to South of France - leaving van behind!!!! - Page 2 - MotorhomeFun on Bike Preparation

    […] http://www.doyourdream.co.uk/2014/04/bike-preparation/ Specialized Hardrock Pro disk & Myka Elite – so hard tail mountain bikes (!). Really, apart from servicing them, just swapping the tyres to almost slick, sticking a pannier rack, and suspension seat post and gel saddle – not a lot… The route we're taking is mainly cycle routes – and most of that looks off road. I'd say 85% marked cycle routes (if not more) – and 80-90% of that "off road". Longer (by 40%) than direct D roads, but looks far prettier. Full route is on blog (zoomable with google street map integration). Not taking maps. Just following GPS track on the phone 🙂 […]

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    2014/05/05 at 9:38 pm
  • From Gigfy on How to change water pump on 2L FWD Transit

    Thanks from my van an I, Ryan & Mel.
    The right post at the right moment !!!!
    +1 for the 1/4 drive ratchet on the tensioner…

    Cheers from France

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    2014/05/01 at 4:26 pm
  • From Mark Atkinson on How to change water pump on 2L FWD Transit

    Thanks very much Ryan and Mel. My water pump gave up yesterday and after getting a quote for £300 to have the job done decided to have a look on the Internet and have a go myself. I have no experience at all with mechanics but thanks to your detailed instructions managed it pretty easily, took a good 7 hours but very satisfied by the end. Once again thanks for taking the time to put all that in writing. Legends

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    2014/04/24 at 5:33 pm
    • From Ryan and Mel on How to change water pump on 2L FWD Transit

      Pleasure Mark!
      Comments like that make it all worthwhile
      It was my first time too, and my researched helped me, so thought I’d “pay back”.
      Lets hope you don’t need my other FAQ on turbos 🙂

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      2014/04/24 at 5:39 pm
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