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Jake

Let's see your setup then!



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adamangler

If they want it they`ll have it.

 

I use a handbrake lock and a steering wheel lock, and my important items are chained up in the back, pole comes in house overnight. Can only do so much

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spruce
On your berlingo keep an eye out on the engine auxilary belt as mine snapped and went into the camebelt housing which fooked the engine up as knackered the cambelt too. Apparently as I found out afterwards is very common. Was not worth repairing so I scrapped the van off all because of not changing the auxilary belt that cost less than a tenner to buy. I was gutted to say the least when it happened as was a very tidy little van.

 

I think its also an issue with other vehicles as well. The cambelt is only 'protected' by plastic covers which would be easily shattered by a breaking aux belt flying off.

 

I changed the aux belt on my van when I did the cambelt over Christmas. I haven't changed the belt in the 6 years I have owned it and I doubt it was changed in the first 4 years of its original owners life. So it was over 10 years old and had minor cracks through the tracks all the way round the belt. But the mechanic that services my van (for the service history stamp) has never flagged the belt up as needing replacement.

 

My Xsara is also 10 years old and I will change the belt one weekend this summer. I won't be surprised that if the belt is also 10 years old and again never changed.

 

In the early days when did we hear of a fan belt lasting 100,000 miles? We generally replaced the fan belt every time when we did a service and tuneup.

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adamangler
When I went from using a pf trolley as got fedup of humping water containers about for my old berlingo I just bought another frame protection thing like you have at the back of the driver’s seat and bolted it to the back of the passenger seat (mountings are already there just need the bolts).http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citroen-Berlingo-Black-Van-Rear-Bulkhead-Drivers-side-/201339270139?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2ee0c173fb Then got hold of a chepo used wydale tank and some heavy duty ratchet straps from fleebay for next to nothing. Still would be better to get a frame made and bolt it in.

 

Depending how you want the van configured but I used a 250 upright tank in mine or even a 400 upright wydale tank will fit ok (check dimensions first) as they have a smaller foot print to put other stuff in the back.

 

NO MORE humping water about - I use a static ro/di with 1000 litre holding tanks and just transfer the pure to the van tank.

 

NO MORE having to keep going back to the van to change containers or in your case refill your backpack.

 

NO MORE humping a trolley about the streets as used it static in the van connected to the tank and got myself a 100m hose reel.

 

Was the best move I ever made :)

 

Agreed. Ive just put a hose reel in mine this last month and on the whole much easier. Although the hose can be really annoying catching on everything in sight. Also come across a few situations where trolly would be easier so my next thing to do is make a seperate van mount so I can use the trolley separately.

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Chris Finley

Seems problems either way. I mean having little trolley getting round back of properties through gates etc etc is good. But filling backpack and carrying barrels is not fun. With a reel it would be lots easier on the bigger properties not having to fill up all the time but also with a reel if your at a house then ur next one is couple of houses down and across the road u surely have to pack up everything and move van whereas trolley u can walk over and leave van where it is. But overall reel is best I guess.

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Mwwindowcleaning
here's mine.

still deciding whether to put a tank in, but like being able to take everything out and use the van for other stuff.

 

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Seriously buddy get a van mount, I have just converted. Not only do I finish earlier but I also get more work done in that time. Can't believe I used to lug containers about for 2-3 years. What a headache that was.

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Tuffers
Seriously buddy get a van mount, I have just converted. Not only do I finish earlier but I also get more work done in that time. Can't believe I used to lug containers about for 2-3 years. What a headache that was.

 

I detest using the trolley. The wheels roll over the hose, it gets stuck in gates, and carrying the pole as well is a pita. I know you can put reels on them and storeage for your pole, but I can't be arsed.

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adamangler
Seriously buddy get a van mount, I have just converted. Not only do I finish earlier but I also get more work done in that time. Can't believe I used to lug containers about for 2-3 years. What a headache that was.

 

 

overall id say reel is best, but like you say does have its problems, on the bigger houses you dont have to go back to van for another barrel nor do you have to fill the barrels or lug them about but the hose can catch on everything, break stuff and get tangled when reeling back in. on main roads its not great trailing hose everywhere and if you cant get parked bang outside a trolley would be easier. I think its best to have both

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Alien Human
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@Keir999 where did you get those wooden shelves sitting on top of the ply wood above tyres mate - come to the conclusion that I need some of these and yours look like a great fit - cheers fella

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simon
When I went from using a pf trolley as got fedup of humping water containers about for my old berlingo I just bought another frame protection thing like you have at the back of the driver’s seat and bolted it to the back of the passenger seat (mountings are already there just need the bolts)

 

exactly what i've just done got it off ebay £10 & its local so i can pick it up, glad someone else has done it cos i wasn't sure it would be safe

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Jimroot

Finally got round to taking a few pictures, not exactly exciting viewing though (compared to some).. Sans guttervvac and polesimage.jpg.f563d384ebb5921b65b7ff5a99881f4f.jpg

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Jake

Nice in jim, you only use a trolley? No tank in the van?

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Jimroot
Nice in jim, you only use a trolley? No tank in the van?

Tank will probs be my next purchase, when I have more than a few per day. i haven't the work load to justify it yet. The vans a bit pokey but 200l would Prob be all I'd ever need.

 

I'd like to build a trolley too when I get a chance, then keep this one for backup

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Chris Dall
Heres mine minus gutter vac and all that shenanigans….

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What Hose reels are these buddy?

 

Also What have you used to stop them sliding when the van breaks heavy? Cheers

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Trev81

They are from Xline system, the hose reels in my opinion are not the best, poweder coating already falling off and the parts are not of the best quality, but will do for now as they came with the system I had them do for me. The reel stops are just a bit of shaped metal screwed into the van floor thatallows the hose reel leg to fit underneath to stop it moving about. It actually works very well.

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Trev81
How are you getting on with that x-line brush?

 

Yes really like them smurf, very light and nice to use on the glass! Good for fascia cleans too

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