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We have just bought a second-hand Avondale dart 556/6 and our 3 little children (and mum and dad) are very excited to be going on a first trip in the next few weeks. My question is around stopping off at service stations on route to your destination and then using the toilet.
Do people fill the flusher before setting out or only when they arrive at the site they are going to? I have seen people mention they use the toilet inside the caravan when stopping at a service station and I've also seen advice to say don't fill any water systems up until you arrive and drain when you leave. Wondered how you would flush the toilet if you do not have the flusher filled up.
Sorry if its a stupid question but this is all very new to us and wondered what people tend to do at the stop off points.
never seen anyone wild camping in a caravan thats not had bother from the police as you can't use lay-bys unless you have the caravan lights on all night unless your a certain distance off the highway
then you need the landowners permission to sleep on his land
wonder where your going to dump your excriment from the toilet if your wild camping there are no chemical waste points you can use unless on a site
best advice pre book into sites
I recently bought a swift caravan with nordelettronica ne209 alarm but I can’t seem to operate it
when I press the fob I see a green light flash anyone have any experience with these alarms and got any tips
Firstly, if you have water running freely from all taps in both H & C positions - then your hot water tank should be full.
To run the heater on mains electric there should be a switch somewhere, possibly unlabelled like this -
… or it may be on the main PSU, something like this …
… switch it on and you should have water at 65ºC (?) in about 20-30 minutes.
If you want to run it on gas, first ensure the gas is turned on at the bottle and at the manifold (probably in a cupboard somewhere, at floor level), and also remove the cowl from the outside flue …
… then look for something like this …
… or perhaps this …
… and turn it on … then you can choose a temperature. I think you may get a green light if it lights or a red one if it fails (in which case wait a while and then try again).
Good luck, John.