My Location

HP27 9NU, United Kingdom N 51°41’03.58″, W 0°49’48.28″ http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:51.68433%2C-00.83008

My Location

7, The Suttons N 50°55’52.55″, E 0°48’13.97″ http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:50.93126%2C00.80388

Fleetwood Garland 165/5 Caravan Damper

So had a problem with my 1993 Garland since I bought it 2 years ago, when braking the caravan seems to over run and and there’s a clunk and a thud. The same goes for when pulling away from stationary. I narrowed it down to a knackered damper. I tried to push the hitch in to test it but it wasn’t budging at all.

I took the A-Frame cover off but couldn’t find any reference to the damper part number which is apparently stamped on some caravan chassis. I found two plates one that was on the A-Frame

And one that was on the hitch.

I googled 48.24.571.002 and all I could find was an old ebay ad stating (Ref;275E) BPW Damper 02.3722.08.00.0 for BPW coupling  48.24.571.002 P92535 Genuine BPW Hitch Damper 02.3722.08.00.0 BPW coupling  48.24.571.002 P92535 and then hit a dead end.

However I had identified that the hitch/chassis was made by BPW. I dropped BPW an email and they told me that that I needed part 02.3722.07.00 the cheapest I could find this was £81.16 plus postage which was a little high for my liking so I decided to do some digging. After matching up lengths/operating weights etc I found that part number 87000709 for the Avonride/Knott chassis was a match, I found this for £41.96 plus postage which is half the cost of the BPW one from the same supplier.

Due to the bargain hunter I am I pursured my search on ebay and found item number 201166665608 described as KNOTT AVONRIDE TRAILER DAMPER 750-1300KG 576000 87000709 FITS IFOR WILLIAMS for £39.25 with free postage.

Surely I should have been happy? but wait a minute I don’t buy manufacturer parts for my cars unless I can’t avoid it so why should I for my caravan? after a bit more searching I found item number 201322048394 described as REPLACEMENT TRAILER DAMPER FOR KNOTT 87000709 750-1300kg KFG13 & IFOR WILLIAMS for £27.25 posted!

So for a bit of investigating and perserverance I managed to save £65!. I ordered today and will hopefully be fitting it at the weekend.,

So for reference the BPW damper is

545mm with damper
Body length 330mm
Rated upto 1300kg

There is also a Ifor Williams matching part number which is P00937

I hope this post saves someone some effort/money let me know if it has!

Installing golang under Linux Debian Wheezy

Now I had a headache installing golang as using via apt-get in wheezy installed an old version which wasn’t compatible with the software I wanted to install. Luckily I manged to stumble upon a tool called Go Version Manager (gvm) installed under the root user so modify to meet your needs.

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Find IP address of a jenkins slave

Manage Jenkins -> Nodes -> Select a node -> Script Console

in the box paste

println InetAddress.localHost.hostAddress

hit ‘run’ and after a short wait the ip will be returned.

My Location

12, Wycombe Rd N 51°41’04.40″, W 0°49’47.35″ http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:51.68456%2C-00.82982

Hearing Dog Update

Just had some awesome news from the people at Hearing Dogs, they have found a potential match for me and would like me to visit them so we can meet and see how we get on. He’s a 19 month old black Labrador.

Embeding Monowall Traffic Graphs Into A Webpage

I had a situation where I needed to embed a monowall interface stats into a webpage so thought i’d do a quick how to.

Create a user group
Login as an admin and navigate to System > User manager > Groups

Click the + to add a new group Choose a group name and description ie ‘stats’ Scroll down and select the field marked Status: Traffic graph status_graph.php

Click ‘Save’ Click the ‘Users’ tab Click the + to add a new user

Add new user details and under the ‘Group Name’ select the group you just created ie ‘stats’

Click ‘Save’ Navigate to Status > Traffic graph Choose the interface you want to monitor.

Right click on the graph and select ‘View Source’ Search the page ‘Ctrl+F’ for the word ’embed’

Put the embed tag into a webpage with the user details and ip address of your monowall device along with your usernam and password ie

src=”stats@YOUR-IP/graph.php?ifnum=re0&ifname=WAN”” >http://stats:stats@YOUR-IP/graph.php?ifnum=re0&ifname=WAN” etc etc

If you enter stats:stats@YOUR-IP/graph.php?ifnum=re0&ifname=WAN directly into a browser a full page will open showing your graph.

My Location

IP13 0QN, United Kingdom N 52°9’47.57″, E 1°23’02.42″ http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:52.16321%2C01.38401

Grive sync API now defunct

I noticed my files were no longer being sync’d using the grive application. Further investigation revealed the following errors. ./grive Reading local directories Synchronizing folders exception: /usr/bin/grive/libgrive/src/protocol/AuthAgent.cc(174): Throw in function long int gr::AuthAgent::CheckHttpResponse(long int, const string&, const gr::http::Header&) Dynamic exception type: boost::exception_detail::clone_impl [gr::expt::BacktraceTag*] = #0 0xfa1d0 :0 gr::Exception::Exception() #1 0xe1004 :0 gr::http::Error::Error() #2 0xe65f8 :0 gr::AuthAgent::CheckHttpResponse(long, std::string const&, gr::http::Header const&) #3 0xe6098 :0 gr::AuthAgent::Get(std::string const&, gr::DataStream*, gr::http::Header const&) #4 0xc7430 :0 gr::v1::Drive::SyncFolders() #5 0xc7920 :0 gr::v1::Drive::DetectChanges() #6 0xa69d0 :0 Main(int, char**) #7 0xa6f5c :0 main #8 0xa6f5c :0 main #9 0xa6f5c :0 main #10 0xa6f5c :0 main #11 0xa6f5c :0 main #12 0xa6f5c :0 main #13 0xa6f5c :0 main #14 0xa6f5c :0 main #15 0xa6f5c :0 main #16 0xa6f5c :0 main #17 0xa6f5c :0 main #18 0xa6f5c :0 main #19 0xa6f5c :0 main #20 0xa6f5c :0 main #21 0xa6f5c :0 main #22 0xa6f5c :0 main #23 0xa6f5c :0 main #24 0xa6f5c :0 main #25 0xa6f5c :0 main #26 0xa6f5c :0 main #27 0xa6f5c :0 main #28 0xa6f5c :0 main #29 0xa6f5c :0 main #30 0xa6f5c :0 main #31 0xa6f5c :0 main #32 0xa6f5c :0 main #33 0xa6f5c :0 main #34 0xa6f5c :0 main #35 0xa6f5c :0 main #36 0xa6f5c :0 main #37 0xa6f5c :0 main #38 0xa6f5c :0 main #39 0xa6f5c :0 main #40 0xa6f5c :0 main #41 0xa6f5c :0 main #42 0xa6f5c :0 main #43 0xa6f5c :0 main #44 0xa6f5c :0 main #45 0xa6f5c :0 main #46 0xa6f5c :0 main #47 0xa6f5c :0 main #48 0xa6f5c :0 main #49 0xa6f5c :0 main #50 0xa6f5c :0 main #51 0xa6f5c :0 main #52 0xa6f5c :0 main #53 0xa6f5c :0 main #54 0xa6f5c :0 main #55 0xa6f5c :0 main #56 0xa6f5c :0 main #57 0xa6f5c :0 main #58 0xa6f5c :0 main #59 0xa6f5c :0 main #60 0xa6f5c :0 main #61 0xa6f5c :0 main #62 0xa6f5c :0 main #63 0xa6f5c :0 main #64 0xa6f5c :0 main #65 0xa6f5c :0 main #66 0xa6f5c :0 main #67 0xa6f5c :0 main #68 0xa6f5c :0 main #69 0xa6f5c :0 main #70 0xa6f5c :0 main #71 0xa6f5c :0 main #72 0xa6f5c :0 main #73 0xa6f5c :0 main #74 0xa6f5c :0 main #75 0xa6f5c :0 main #76 0xa6f5c :0 main #77 0xa6f5c :0 main #78 0xa6f5c :0 main #79 0xa6f5c :0 main #80 0xa6f5c :0 main #81 0xa6f5c :0 main #82 0xa6f5c :0 main #83 0xa6f5c :0 main #84 0xa6f5c :0 main #85 0xa6f5c :0 main #86 0xa6f5c :0 main #87 0xa6f5c :0 main #88 0xa6f5c :0 main #89 0xa6f5c :0 main #90 0xa6f5c :0 main #91 0xa6f5c :0 main #92 0xa6f5c :0 main #93 0xa6f5c :0 main #94 0xa6f5c :0 main #95 0xa6f5c :0 main #96 0xa6f5c :0 main #97 0xa6f5c :0 main [gr::http::HttpResponseTag*] = 400 [gr::http::UrlTag*] = https://docs.google.com/feeds/default/private/full/-/folder?max-results=50&showroot=true [gr::http::HeaderTag*] = Authorization: Bearer ya29.bQHtYTItwcNwXF1U7yRk9s3lcI5cKxE2y-0vRYSsDKUe4tDh62UMWU9i GData-Version: 3.0 Apparently around the 20th April Google stopped serving the ‘Documents List’ API thus grive now fails. I will now look into alternatives ie drive https://github.com/odeke-em/drive , jdrivesync, http://www.howtogeek.com/196635/an-official-google-drive-for-linux-is-here-sort-of-maybe-this-is-all-well-ever-get/ http://www.webupd8.org/2014/09/gdrive-simple-google-drive-cli-client.html and report back.