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    Demountable Roma Queries

    Hi

    I'm just about to start my Roma project, A very original pod with a very ropey truck, here come the questions!

    My plan is to demount the pod and do any sealing, cleaning ect pod repairs when the camper is on its legs - Will it fit (obviously minus the truck) in a standard (up-and-over) garage when this is tackled?

    Whats the best approach to take on the clean? Am planning on giving the exterior a really good deep clean - What products? How? The interior is a simple case of a good overall clean and polish

    Whats the 'best' (in others experience) van to re-attach to? Where to source a good model from?

    Finally can anyone recommend any Roma demountable specialists for the spares and accessories i'll no doubt need!

    Thanks in advance and feel free to wish me luck!

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    Hi!

    There's a downloadable romahome manual here:
    http://www.smallmotorhome.co.uk/downloads.html

    Scroll down until you see "demountable manual" then click on it.
    Most of the questions you're likely to have will have been answered in the past, so just go to search and type in 'demountable' and it will come up with a few threads for you to browse!

    My plan is to demount the pod and do any sealing, cleaning ect pod repairs when the camper is on its legs - Will it fit (obviously minus the truck) in a standard (up-and-over) garage when this is tackled?

    From what I can remember, the pod will actually be a bit higher on it's legs, as they are meant to elevate the pod from off the truck bed and back on again. I would have thought that this wouldn't fit a standard garage unless the truck + pod will fit.

    You could get a big tarp to cover whilst you do the inside.

    Your other questions will be answered in those threads I mentioned earlier!

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      #3
      Useful stuff here
      http://www.pbase.com/stevehorn/fixing
      Derek Our Berlingo camping car

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        tim thornberry is THE MAN when it comes to doing work on all old Romahomes. I would recommend him. Here is the link to his business :
        http://www.bedfordrascal.com/
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        my romahome is connected to a 1.3 petrol diahatsu hijet and its very good. I cannot remember but tim will advise you on which vehicle always has an overheating problem - it may be one of the diesel models.
        Last edited by RomaDenizen; 07-08-2011, 15:54.

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          Originally posted by RomaDenizen View Post
          my romahome is connected to a 1.3 petrol diahatsu hijet and its very good. I cannot remember but tim will advise you on which vehicle always has an overheating problem - it may be one of the diesel models.
          My old petrol bedford rascal was always overheating! I eventually got it sorted though! Apparantly, putting a spare wheel on a bull bar at the front doesn't help any of the demountables when it comes to overheating, as it disrupts the air flow! My Roma didn't have one of those either, but it still overheated!

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            #6
            We have a demountable romahome on an 05 Suzuki Carry pick-up and its a "pocket rocket" I also swap the romahome during the week for a luton pod for work and even fully loaded and with a trailer full of gear it "dos'nt half move"

            When the romahome or works pod is off and on it.s leg;s (the romahome has two rear steadies and two front jacking legs wher-as the works pod has four jacking leg's) i made a trestle that sits under the front of the pod and really firms it up. This makes it so easy and a lot safer to work inside.

            When its on the vehicle its only a couple of inches higher.

            Another tip is that the electrics on a romahomes usually pluginto a 12s trailer socket on the vehicle. I isolated the incoming cable (under the romahome seat) from the trailer plug (Blue wire) and installed a lesuire battery. From this I ran it through a six way fuse box. I then connected the electric equipment in the romahone to individual fuses. Now if a fuse blows i know what has tripped out.

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