My UK Starcraft.

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    Number plate and stickers in place
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    Looks good. Cleaned up really nice..
     
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    I'm pleased so far, although I had to renovate the cabin electrics as all the connectors underneath was corroded. Never seen so many different colours of wire on one stretch of cable ,blue,white ,red and brown all live. All good now.
    I had to add a little bit of 21st century to the old girl. Solar Energy.
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    I didn't know the portal had a sticker.... Hmmmm!
     
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    Well here we are, a temporary setup just for the photo, it needs piping on the tarp where it joins the cabin but you should get the idea. The windbreak/pet enclosure turned out better than i thought. The grey panel is the gate, all poles are steel tipped and topped, wheel arch cover and draught skirt included, the white poles are to apply tension and do away with guy ropes.
    New curtain track has the curtains attached and so now it's over to SWMBO to finish the job....my work is done!

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    Very nice!
     
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    With the help of more beer, the piping has been laboriously hand stitched to the tarp, two new poles and dayglow guys are on order to give extra support, her first outing has been booked.
    6th September we're off to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk UK for the Maritime Festival.
    Fingers crossed my DIY skills will hold up.
     
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    Good luck with the trip, I hope it all works out with many more to come.
     
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    Good news and bad.
    First one of the lifter cables gave way, I don't think it was my replacement but I had a spare canopy pole that supported the offending corner so we carried on, The side locker flap has given up, I will have to fabricate a new panel for that and lastly, the car developed an oil warning problem. Now the weather has turned again all will have to wait until the spring.
    The good news is that the dogs behaved on their first camp, the pup did not leak, she stood up to very strong winds and generated quite a lot of silent interest being the oldest unit on site, and the views from the Roman fort were fantastic.
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    Well we have suffered a few storms over the winter but other than the green stuff which needs to be washed off, the pup weathered it ok. We have had so much rain I'm afraid to move her across the lawn in case she bogs down.
    I've still got the broken lifter cable and flap to fix but I now have to get a tow hitch on the replacement car before I can go anywhere so no hurry. I decided to part with the old Rover 45 as the government tax was hiked up due to her age and she was auto .I found another Rover 45 which is six months newer, 400cc smaller, manual gears and half the tax!(it's faster too and only 35k on the clock) all for $460 (£350).
    Fingers crossed for a successful repair.
     
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    Hopefully you can get back on the road in the spring, good buy with the Rover, I think that's what they call bangernomics[A]
     
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    Due to Weather, Covid and a total "Cannot be arsed"(CBA) The Pup remains a funny greenish colour and the repairs remain unfinished.
    The Rover has been parked up for months and is in desperate need of a going over.(Rattles at start up sounding like a skeleton having a good time on a tin roof).
    I have ordered the lifter cable clamps so I may find motivation this year but doubt I'll be going out with it.
     
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    My latest update...
    I sold the new Rover for a small profit, and then re purchased the original car for less than I sold it so I'm well in pocket.
    The PuP has been washed, opened up and all is well inside. Just as I was about to start on the lifter wire and door flap, the rains came again so I've put a metal rod on the broken corner for the time being. Now I have somewhere to vanish to when 'Er Indoors' starts snoring or nagging.
     
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    Finally got a 'Round Tuit' and fixed the wire and flap. Cutting 3mm steel rope was made easy by using an angle grinder. As usual I lost one of the tiny nuts from the cable clamps but there we go, I'd doubled up on everthing so we should be safe.
    The original Rover is behaving nicely so the towing ability is back, who knows, I may yet get away.
    To top it all even my scooter is working and all repairs done.
    Back to thumb twiddling :)
     

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