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    Ford Galaxy 2.0 Ecoblue, Titanium X, 8 spd auto
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    Bailey Pegasus 2 Rimini

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  1. I'd recommend talking to Whale if you can before rushing into anything. What is wrong with the tap? It maybe can be fixed and not need replacement? https://www.whalepumps.com/rv/product.aspx?Category_ID=10014&Product_ID=5&FriendlyID=Elite-Tap-Range
  2. Bicarb was also mentioned in another thread on the same subject within this very forum. But I'd whack a warm-hot puriclean solution in for a good few hours - after first throwing a tankful of warm water with fairy liquid in and rinsing that out. Now how do you agitate the solution inside the tank to clean the surfaces? Large bottle brush? Or just not bother with the whole thing at all? Elsan Pink (double strength) cleared out all the crud from the Thetford pink-infested tank I had in one caravan after a few tankfulls (and an initial rinse out). Stevan Puriclean can't do any harm to drop in pumps or we'd have heard about it long before now? https://www.cleantabs.co.uk/puriclean.php
  3. You weren't admitted, though, so didn't need testing. READ the .pdf guide! "Emergency Admissions: all patients should be tested on admission. For patients who test negative, a further single re-test should be conducted between 5-7 days after admission." Whether the later test happens if discharged only a few days later ??? The hospital and/or carers may know (but will have a patient confidentiality issue) ? The patient may know if they were tested? (and need re-testing)? If this lady is in Eric's 'bubble' then it's perhaps a risk but not especially high... Probably lower than going shopping if some of our 'close encounters' with :self-censored: of all age groups are to go by.
  4. Puriclean - if to hand - would be fine rather than buying something else. As would many other warm-water-detergent solutions to clear out anything (old Thetford pink black bits?) in the flush tank. Google the question OP it's been covered in other forums, as well as here, before.
  5. Do they not now Covid test all patients going into hospital? Presumably negative result if so? If not done as routine... https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/05/Operating-framework-for-urgent-and-planned-services-within-hospitals.pdf
  6. https://www.bpw.co.uk/handbook-and-operating-instructions.htm for the install/operating manual. See page GB10 for reasons self test doesn't happen? No fuse in caravan is normal. You should be able to check volts are reaching the control module when connected up (or buzz through with a multimeter). Suspect the return (earth) connection as much as the +12V feed.
  7. Why? The 10A MCB will trip long before a 10A plug top fuse and 7A fuses likely too slow as well (neither are that easy to find). A 5A fuse would run too hot on 1300W setting for my liking. The fuse only isolates one leg in the event of a fault (Live usually but maybe not) whereas the MCB will properly isolate. If my fused switch(es) ever go (they are 'known' for overheating and melting on the fire (2kW) circuit) I'd likely replace with 20A DP isolators.
  8. Some may be fused 'final connection unit) switches (Double pole). Others might be just double pole isolator switches and rely on the MCB to protect the wiring to it and the appliance (water heater). But the switch position is enough for me to tell if my water heater is on or off (and I have a second Truma 3-postion switch to contend with for 1300W/Off/800W selection). Mine is a fused unit and on the rocker is nearest the fuseholder. The rocker does also have a red tell-tale marker when on (but is not that remarkably obvious). It's this one https://www.primaleisure.com/product/1000062/black-10amp-230v-fused-spur-switch Finding suitably 'matching' switches from non caravan outlets is not easy.
  9. I've been happy with the Kidde 10 year alarm in the caravan... although it did for off for no good reason (except maybe the neighbours log burner, or the cold) on the drive last winter. So I removed it, temporarily. https://www.safelincs.co.uk/kidde10y29-10-year-optical-smoke-alarm/ Fire Angel equivalent is https://www.safelincs.co.uk/fire-angel-st622-10-year-thermoptek-smoke-alarm/ I'd suggest the suffix Q or T is immaterial? You can find some on Amazon with the T suffix on the ad - just search for < Fire Angel 622 >.
  10. Whale is the other alternative maker https://www.whalepumps.com/rv/product.aspx?Category_ID=10034&Product_ID=280&FriendlyID=Water-In-Socket and is the brand fitted to most caravans I've owned. (Carver were on my first and looked very similar to the Truma one pictured). You should investigate the alternatives with a careful examination of the dimensions so as to get one that fits the existing hole best?
  11. WD40 is mainly a brand name now... and they do all sorts of sprays including silicone https://www.wd40.com/products/silicone-lubricant/
  12. Mine goes over the swan neck or detachable equivalent and then down to the 13-pin socket. That won't work on a bolt-on towball though. The twist-to make a 'curly cable' isn't always successful. Some advise re-fixing the cable under the caravan so that less 'slack' is available. The same question has been asked and answered multiple times - so try the search facility for more detail?
  13. This sounds like one for the towbar fitters to be asked about. They may have encountered a similar issue before? BUT the car ECU is sensing an overload and needs a power reboot to fix. That suggests the aftermarket kit is not doing it's intended job of interfacing to caravan lights... Modern cars are frequently best with dedicated electronics / wiring and ECU programming (via dealer if necessary). You profile says "TBC" for towcar... make, model and year would likely help someone in the know? Swift group vans tend to have the 12-core cable enter on the offside front bulkhead and a connector / connectors with fuse-board there (maybe with the habitation relays on a PCB, too). Check out the manuals/technical handbooks - Swift wiring diagrams are usually pretty comprehensive. https://www.swiftgroup.co.uk/owners/handbooks They BTW confirm the lamps are normal filament on 2014 MY - unless changed by a previous owner for some reason?
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