Technical help required

Erm…. been travelling for a while now in the bus and there are a couple of things that I’ve been wondering about.
There are three levers, one blue and two red with some kind of alien writing next to them. What do they do???? They look like the things Chekov used to use to send red shirts to their death. Seriously, what do they do? I’ve put them all in the middle as I thought this would be the safest thing.
The other thing is this big switch under the dash. The wires coming out of it are White and they seem to be something to do with the lights. I’ve not touched it incase it’s like a master ON or OFF. But the kids might have? Maybe it’s a klingon cloaking device?
Any information is gratefully accepted as like most modern day computers, the camper didn’t come with a manual.

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10 Comments on "Technical help required"

  1. Bob
    26/08/2009 at 11:22 pm Permalink

    Ah, so you found my ejector seat mechanism!? it was a little hasty and at Kate’s request…

    The levers are surely the heating/cooling/demisting/fluffing devices, no? Do any of them make a noise like a fan? (usually followed by a distinct burning smell)… If they’re not bothering you, don’t bother them – same goes for ‘the BIG switch’.

    Where was the switch by the way? It could be for an addition, like a retro-fit (that means something fitted after the build, not this month’s Billabong jeans style Kate!) fog light or a light hooked up in the rear. If it still starts and drives then leave well alone.

  2. ap (Gwyn's Dad)
    27/08/2009 at 7:00 pm Permalink

    Yeah its something to do with the heating and fresh air.

    You could fiddle with it maybe? and see what happens in different scenarios?
    I’d be looking underneath the dash if I was concerned to see where the levers went to – looks totally mechanical though.

    The red switch is another matter which should be left alone I guess.

    ap yer Dad

  3. Gwyn
    27/08/2009 at 7:20 pm Permalink

    So neither of you know anything then? What I’ve found out by trial and error is, if it’s hot outside, fiddling around with these levers keeps it hot. If it’s cold outside, fiddling around keeps it cold.
    Kate has found that if it’s cold, a blanket or rug helps. I’ve found that if it’s hot, I’d open the window.

    Update: I’ve just tightened the belt thing in the engine by ‘cracking off’ a nut and moving some ’shimmies’ from the inside to the outside.

    And I’ve filled up the 730 again…..

  4. Stewed
    28/08/2009 at 7:35 am Permalink

    Happy Birthday!!

  5. Stewed
    28/08/2009 at 7:39 am Permalink

    OK, so I’m a bit late.

    The levers open and close vents to direct airflow around the van. It’s not aircon, but they might stop the windows fogging up.

    I remember the wipers jamming on our Saab in monsoon conditions. Bummer!


  6. ap (Gwyn's Dad)
    28/08/2009 at 8:34 am Permalink

    This is getting serious Mech Talk!

    Well done Gwynfor!

    Yer Dad ap

  7. Mum & Dad
    28/08/2009 at 8:38 am Permalink

    All part of life’s rich tapestry!! Great experience and one for the archives!Very
    nice to have a bit of luxury after all your trials but well done for giving it a go.
    Can only get better! Sorry, wish I could give you some advise on technics. but busy baking a cake at the moment! Safe journey home. Have fun in gay Paris!
    Love to you all, Mumxx

  8. Gwyn
    28/08/2009 at 9:36 am Permalink

    I was hoping more for…..
    The blue one does this, the red ones do that

  9. Mike
    28/08/2009 at 10:07 am Permalink
  10. Gwyn
    28/08/2009 at 4:08 pm Permalink

    Ah! Thanks mike! I’ll see whether it’s working as it should tomorrow when we set sail for Paris!

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