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Hi this is my first post for some help i have a Swift Challenger 490 se. Nothing wrong with it at all. But i Sadly lost my Wife last year but we was going to buy a camper until this happened so i didn't buy 1 as it`s not the same. So i made my mind up to Buy a Van and put what i can into it from the Caravan i now have an Iveco Daily so far Me & my Brother-in-law Fit the Toilet cubicle with the Flush fitted in Fixed the Seating. all pic`s to follow.
The Problem i have is when i Disconnected the Power Modular System PMS 2000 & all the wiring and fit it back the Wiring for the dome lights / Toilet light & Flush & Fridge 240v / 12v / Gas with the Sink Unit, All working fine on the 12v then at the Weekend i just put a 13amp plug on the Main wire and switched it on for the 240v all 240 working.
Well the Fridge & the Battery Charger as Ive not fixed anything 240 els as yet . . Now when 240v Switched on the 12v dose not work via clicker for Cooker / fridge / Toilet flush / All Lights anything 12v stops working. Then i unplug 240 all 12v working again. I don't know where i went wrong.
But i had to cut a few wires and re-connect some not all as most was for Towing & Car hookup witch most are still on the loom. i have the Wiring Diagram in the Log book all Orange & White are Earth. . But Pink & Slate Gray are Live and when the Battery is connected up i also have to put the Pink & Slate Gray wires Together & push them into the live to make all the 12v work.
Ii never had to do this wile it was all in the Caravan as i plugged in the 240v and it over rides the 12v & it did i just pushed the Charge button to Re-Charge so ???? Any help would be most helpful Some Pictures of the Caravan now as im only fitting all the front end of the Caravan to the size of the Van i Bought i have fitted the Toilet Window for now other Windows to go in when the top cupboards get fitted once the Wiring gets sorted out Grrr & the Camper Pic`s will be to follow in a couple of days as there on another Camera.
Seriously - Be careful how much of your payload you use up if you have a 4 wheel drive mover.
Not so seriously -Re auto/manual, I've already said the manual CRV is great.
In the old days, before retirement, I towed with auto 3 to 5 litre Mercs and Range Rovers. If there was ever a problem towing you just put your foot down (could have been the brake or accelerator!).
The only time an auto really came into its own was when I pulled a leg muscle when having a knock up at tennis, not even a match, and I could only use one leg when driving!
Not possible at our storage site, no electric or water supply.
Dealer assured us that he carried out a full handover procedure, but obviously without us present, the day before he delivered the caravan. Not ideal but he is 100 miles away.