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      The latest caravan news from the clubs, manufacturers and Caravan Talk.

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  2. Caravan Talk

    1. Caravan Chat

      This is where to post your more serious general questions and discuss caravan related topics not covered by other sub-forums.
      Please use specifically named forums where possible in preference to Caravan Chat as this make it easier for members browsing a topic.

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    2. Caravan Talk Supporter forum

      Exclusive area for Caravan Talk Supporters to talk.

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    3. Reviews

      Discuss and comment on towcar, caravan and site reviews by our members in the reviews forums.

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    4. Insurance

      The place to discuss and share experiences with insurance.

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    5. Caravan finance

      Hints and tips on buying new and used caravans, towcars and accessories.

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  3. Caravan information

    1. Chassis Discussions

      Somewhere to discuss all makes of caravan chassis, hitch, running gear, wheels and tyres.

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    2. Caravan Bodywork

      A forum for you to discuss general subjects relating to the bodywork structure, including doors, external lockers and windows. There is another dedicated forum for polishing and detailing.

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    3. Top Tips

      Any tips to share with the rest of us? Post them here. ..

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    4. Towcar Talk

      Discuss what is good or bad about your towcar, and / or towbar, and share any tips or advice.

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    6. Storage for caravans and / or motorhomes

      A forum area to discuss storing your outfit, and recommend good sites to other members.

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  4. Caravan DIY and maintenance

    1. Caravan repairs and restoration

      Share your caravan restoration projects and share repairs advice.

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    2. Caravan cleaning and detailing

      Discuss your favourite ways to clean your caravan and look after the finish.

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    3. DIY additions and modifications

      Adding a new shelving unit or modifying your caravan? Share your advice and ask questions on DIY jobs. ..

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  5. Tourers

    1. Adria/Fleetwood Caravans

      Adria/Fleetwood caravans and everything about them.

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    2. Avondale Caravans

      The place where you can talk about your experiences of Avondale caravans.

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    3. Bailey Caravans

      Talk about Bailey Caravans

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    4. Coachman Caravans

      Discuss anything and everything about your Coachman.

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    5. Elddis Caravans

      If you have an Elddis, Compass, Buccaneer, Xplore, Avanté, Odyssey, Crusader, Autoquest or Aspire? Let us know about them!

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    6. Eriba caravans

      For all your Eribanauts out there, a place to talk about your Eriba caravans.

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    7. Eterniti Caravans

      Talk about these slide-out UK caravans in the Eterniti Caravans forum.

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    8. Hobby Caravans

      A place for Hobby owners to exchange ideas.

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    9. Lunar Caravans

      Talk about Lunar caravans here.

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    10. Swift Caravans

      Discuss various Swift, Sterling, Sprite, Bessacarr, Ace and Abbey models here.

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    11. Other Models

      Talk about any other caravan not listed above. With enough interest in any one make we may create a new category.

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  6. Static caravans and holiday homes

    1. Static caravan forum

      Discuss all aspects of static caravans and holiday homes in this forum. Once we have enough content we'll start creating sub-forums for all the topics.

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  7. Caravan Holidays

    1. Rallies and Get Togethers

      Somewhere to arrange meetings with fellow Caravan Talk members, whether in the UK or abroad.

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    2. Places to visit

      A selection of places to visit wherever you are in the UK, from the North of Scotland to the Isle of Wight.

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    3. UK Caravan Holidays

      Share your favourite UK caravan holiday stories, journey routes and experiences, or request information on sites not covered in the reviews section.

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    4. Caravan Holidays Abroad

      Venturing beyond our shores? Share your caravan holiday advice and good travelling routes with others who go 'where there be dragons'...

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    5. Clubs and Associations

      Somewhere for you to discuss various topics related to the numerous caravan clubs.

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    6. Hobbies and Interests for caravanners

      Talk about your favourite hobbies and interests with other caravanners.

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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.      
    • So thats 4 so far, I dont think many insist on both wheels being locked.
    • Same goes for Towergate and MyInsurance.
    • 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. Bob
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