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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Gerrard Aug 11, 2010. 5 Replies

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I bought my pod from Ernie, as you may notice from some of the photos. I use it for running around at work 3 days a week, much easier to park than a Volvo. I bought it to use with a motorhome but mine does not like being towed very much (the drive shafts tend to slip off a week or so after a long tow) so I am in the process of converting a motorbike trailer to carry it.
What model of Qpod do you have?
Do you have a motorhome?

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Technical advice page?

Posted on October 20, 2009 at 19:19 1 Comment

We seem to spend a fair bit of time re-writing the same advice on some of the key problem areas of pods in particular e.g. bearings, starter motors, universal joints. I know in theory you should be able to search for these type of answers but that doesn't always appear to work as well as it should.

Does anyone else think it would be a good idea to have a page were the answers to these common faults could be easily refered to? I have seen similar things on motorcaravan forums so it must be… Continue

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At 8:28 on March 30, 2012, brett smith said…

hi richard yes it was the one of ebay

At 18:28 on November 19, 2009, Alex said…
I have to inform you

GUILTY as charged.

We went to help and had a thoroughly good day out.

The TV Shows have been superb, really enjoyed em.
Shame we have to wait a few weeks for the final 2

At 23:54 on September 17, 2009, The ledgendery Andy Side said…
My macanic is on holiday and she is in garrage have to get some cash may have to sell trailer she is on to get cash and am thinging of selling her when fixed dont want to but she is a aset and i need to get some cash
At 0:53 on August 28, 2009, billybob said…
i live in weymouth, dorset. i was going to buy a set of mudguards of cunninghams but they are £70 each and i cant aford it at the moment but when i do i will make a mould so if i get a damaged one i can replace it
At 21:22 on July 18, 2009, simon baxter said…
hi richard did the new tie bars stop drive shafts from coming apart would like to hear from you regards simon baxter
At 20:23 on November 4, 2008, John Nichols said…
Hello Richard,
The box and sides/doors are home made, mostly from softwood and plywood.
I originaly put a lockable hatch in the boot which just clamps onto the underside of the boot opening so I did not have to drill any holes in the body. This made it possible for secure storage, but the space under the flimsy boot lid was still wasted.
This year I made the topbox which just bolts onto the original hatch frame, again not requiring any holes in the body. I kept the lockable hatch lid so now have 2 levels of security into the main boot area.
I sloped the middle section of the lid so that I could fit the original Secma luggage rack so that large items could sit across the whole lid and rest on the rack in the middle. The brackets with rows of holes are for attaching luggage elastics, and the rear ones have mounting holes for a lightboard for when I am towing it.
I then built the sides. These bolt onto the topbox at the back, and I made some aluminium U brackets which clamp the side frames to the rollover bars near the bottom of the frames. At the front I made some aluminium Z shaped brackets which each screw into the body with 3 self tapping screws, then the side frames screw onto the brackets. Two of the holes were already there from the fitting of Secma doors before I bought it, so the whole lot, box and sides, only required 4 small holes to be drilled into the body!
Having the sides there makes it feel quite different, considerebly less draft therefore warmer, and protection from splashes, and less chance of anything falling out whilst on the move.
The sides/doors are much stronger than Secma ones and will not get ripped off by a gust of wind. They cost about £50 to make compared to Secma's £400!
At 22:42 on October 7, 2008, Chris Hender said…
Seems like I lost control whilst waving !
At 19:04 on October 7, 2008, Ernie said…
Oh i'm sorry to hear about your pod not starting. Hopefully it is only something minor that can easily be rectified. I'm glad you have still got it though. Did you buy the cab kit for it like you had planned to?
At 19:23 on October 6, 2008, Ernie said…
Hi Richard, yip that is pretty much it - i bought a brand new 07 plate Sport a year last March and then sold it again in July of this year. I will certainly have to get another one by the start of 09. They are amazing fun! I like the picture you have displayed of my old Pod. Has it still got the Coca-Cola decals on it?
At 8:36 on October 6, 2008, Alec said…
Hi Richard, welcome to the Qpod Club! Don't forget to introduce yourself in the forum :)


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