Monthly Archives: September 2012

That’s it, summer is over

snorkel2Took the roof tent off today, it’ll live in the dining room until it’s next needed. We’d been discussing how we were going to get it down off the roof safely for a while and in the end we went for a combination of winch and straps to make a “ramp” for it to slide down. It worked really well and the tent was soon safely delivered to the ground without too much effort.

The plastic air intake cover on the off side wing went MIA somewhere on it’s daily commute into York and back. As good a reason as any to fit the P&P snorkel that we’ve had sat in the dining room since the cage was fitted. Pleased with the look of it and should be a big enough diameter for the performance to be unaffected. The snorkel came with a vortex style ARB top that we’ll save for Australia, The Safari snorkel top is a straight fit, arguments about ram air effect versus collecting water/grit ignored in favour of looks, it’s facing forward at the moment !

A test trip – day 3

imageOur final destination for our mini trip was Flamborough Head – a quick visit to the lighthouse offered a quick photo opportunity. Then off to the campsite to set up, followed by a walk down the coast to the pub for a bite to eat.

All in all our mini trip was quite successful. We experienced a range of weather conditions and  found a few problems and areas which we need to modify, as well as a lot of things that worked well. The 90 performed well and the extra load was no problem.




The suspension all worked well even on some of the very minor roads with pot holes, hump back bridges and tight bends that gave me a chance to test it’s stability and handling.