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Update on the Beast

July 11, 2011

While in Riding Mountain National Park we took a little bit of time to do some maintenance to the Beast.

The first thing that we have done is build a mesh guard onto the front windscreen to protect against chips from gravel thrown up by passing vehicles and our own wheels. This has been constructed using chicken wire and cable ties for the most part. It has proved robust at speed and hopefully it will protect our windscreen particularly on the gravel roads to come.

We had also bought some Rain X solution to treat the front windscreen. I don’t think this stuff is available in the UK but it is amazing. When it rains it makes the water just bead of the windscreen and you don’t even need wipers. Well we took the time to put this stuff on and after seeing rain just slide off we wish we had been using this for ever.

I grouted round the bathroom sink as this was missing all the way around the back. We shouldn’t get any leaks down the back of the cabinet now.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 11, 2011 10:59 am

    Any Photos of the mesh guard? As you actually did it, I presume you figure it’s an important thing? I guess i better add it to my list 🙂

  2. July 11, 2011 4:00 pm

    Hi Merv,

    We really think this is important. On the gravel roads things get kicked up and we’ve taken a few little dings in the windscreen on the passenger side already (kerb side). We already had a frame at the front to work off – this was to deflect branches etc. SInce we are going up to Prudhoe Bay that’s a lot of gravel road.

    I have added a picture to the post which shows the mesh.

    Mark

  3. Degrande Frans Bruges Belgium permalink
    July 25, 2011 6:17 am

    hallo marc and Sarah,
    we’re in Fairbanks, good weather, leaving for Denali N.P. Thanks for putting our truck on the blog. Take care and maybe we met again.
    Save travels,
    Frans and Martine of the yellow/white MAn truck

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