When I was still working at my office job I was feeling super guilty of leaving Odie alone.
The look he gave me when I was about to leave home was always a mix of disappointment and sadness (if you have a furry friend you will know exactly what I mean).
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You might not believe this, but out of all the works done to the van, installing the curtains was the most time consuming process .
The Kangoo has 4 lateral and 1 back windows all in weird, fiddly shapes. Finding a cheap solution to install curtains was a real hassle.
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Guidelines recommend changing the oil and oil filter every 7000-10 000 miles. This can cost you about £50-£60. If you are on a budget or just want to know how your van/car better you would be pleased to know that you can do it yourself. Just find those clothes you once used to paint your auntie’s kitchen, and prepare to get dirty! Continue reading “Changing the oil and oil filter for Dummies – Kangoo”
Having difficulties switching on your van especially when it’s cold outside? If your battery is working fine, it’s probably your spark plugs that need changing.
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I must admit, my woodworking skills are not the greatest.
The kitchen was built in a real rush (less than 4days) and I’m not 100% with the result. I thought I would share some pictures anyway to show that even without any experience, you can build a half decent kitchen.
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Once the van floor has been fully insulated and ply lined, you are ready to lay the vinyl floor.
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Got your battery? Got your split charge relay kit?
Fab. This is how you can install your split charge relay. Most kits will also come with the instructions so you should already have a ruff idea on what needs to be done.
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The first bit I decided to carpet was also the most fiddly: the sliding doors.
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The last part of Pam to be insulated was the roof. Again I have used the combo camping mats + foil bubble wrap and I’m very happy with the results.
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After approximately two months of searching, an ad popped up on Gumtree for a 2001 Renault Kangoo with 5 doors and with windows. The van only had 70k miles so I assumed it was mainly used by a private. It looked quite good from the pictures so I’ve decided to arrange a view the morning after.
Continue reading “The Van”