TRUMA Heating Control Panel Instructions

Heating and boiler instructions for the Fiat Ducato Trigano Tribute 670 motorhome running a Truma boiler and heating system.

Removing/Replacing the Spare Wheel (Ducato 244 ‘54 plate)

Prevent panic promoting problems with some simple advice on how to prepare for the eventuality of a punctured tyre.

What Price a Special Relationship?

Here's what US lobbyists want Donald Trump to get from a trade deal. Big firms want Donald Trump to play hard ball over the NHS, food quality and consumer rights. SOURCE: HuffPost http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/us-lobbyists-brexit_uk_5c5b26c6e4b00187b5579f64?ncid=other_email_o63gt2jcad4&utm_campaign=share_email

Worried you are dating a psychopath? Signs to look for, according to science

They often come with superficial charm. 4 PM production/Shutterstock Calli Tzani Pepelasi, University of Huddersfield It may sound like a scene straight out of a horror movie, but statistically you are not that unlikely to end up on a date with a psychopath. It is estimated that about 1 in 100 people are psychopaths –... Continue Reading →

Teenage sexting: we’re letting young people down by not talking about it

Elizabeth Agnew, Queen's University Belfast Sexting among young people has become a hotly debated topic over the past few years. Over the same period, our understanding of sexting has evolved. What was originally understood as sending naked or semi-naked images has now expanded to also include videos and text messages of a sexual nature. Statistics... Continue Reading →

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

Darren Griffin, University of Kent and Peter Ellis, University of Kent The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it carries the “master switch” gene, SRY, that determines whether an embryo will develop as male (XY) or female (XX),... Continue Reading →

What does screen time do to our children’s brains?

Just read a new study by Dr Gaya Dowling from the American National Institutes of Health that suggests (the report isn't fully out yet) that significant brain structure changes occurred for the 4,500 nine and ten year old children studied who used tablets or screen-based technologies for more than seven hours a day. The project... Continue Reading →

Motorhome Security

I often get asked how to make sure our most expensive purchase ever stays safe and doesn’t get stolen by one of the many clever thieves either at home or in the towns and cities we visit across Europe.   We have experimented with wheel clamps, steering wheel locks and electronic immobilisers but some of... Continue Reading →

Replacing a Roof Vent on a Trigano Tribute 670

A little while ago I promised MBH that she could have a fan-assisted vent in the sleeping area of our 670 Tribby (a Fiat Ducato van conversion) because of the heat we had experienced on our travels in Europe. This wouldn't be an issue if touring in the UK as the temperature seldom rises above... Continue Reading →

Changing a fuse – simples!

We have a much loved Ducato based camper van - a Trigano Tribute 670 - and today I was determined to make sure everything was ready for our next outing with friends at the end of the week.   So while my wife was busy making the inside look sparkly, I started by pumping up... Continue Reading →

An Audible Disaster with Alexa – 13th January 2018

Fucking Audible and Alexa! Just spent a fruitless hour trying to make Alexa (whose name may not be uttered except in supplication) play an audiobook my wife has bought from Audible. The book, Stephen Fry's excellent 'Mythos' wouldn't play on any of our Echo Dots despite having gone through the torturous process of linking the... Continue Reading →

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