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Rodders53

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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. Have you got the manuals? https://www.swiftgroup.co.uk/owners/handbooks The 2006 Ace one has the 12V circuit diagrams, wiring colours and fuse assignments. The ESM 75 control panel page 46 of the generic 2006 manual, and the main RCD/MCB fuse panel has the Car/Off/Van 3-way switch referred to (as NE 2006 CWS on the circuit diagram, and as ESM2004 power supply unit in the generic manual). So a search in the cupboards and wardrobe for that is on the cards. If nothing obvious there, a multimeter and a bit of methodical fault finding would be in order, tracing where the 12V from the battery and/or charger is (is not) getting to?
  2. From the pictures the Elddis caravan uses these Berker switches etc.,. https://www.spares2you.co.uk/berker-sockets-switches/ So the covers will just unclip (prise them off) ... but I'm not sure that you'll be able to add another cable/socket on the existing part easily? But they do a blanking plate to match if you add an extra module?
  3. Check out the Freelander forums (you may already have used the sister Disco sites?). https://www.freel2.com/forum/index.php They will give you some ideas on the good, bad and ugly points to watch out for. A great, friendly, knowledgeable and technically useful forum. We had a slightly earlier FL2 than the 09 you are contemplating (57 plate, p.exed it for an 09 Galaxy in 2010-ish) in GS trim, 2.2 auto TD4 iirc. SWMBO was finding the seats increasingly uncomfortable and the climb up into it an issue. She still misses it sometimes. Excellent towing our 1500kg caravan of the time. Downside was the MPG but you'd expect that (27 mpg average over 14,000 miles with 3,800 towing).
  4. No you won't need a reverse polarity adaptor. Not on any modern caravan. They don't care which way round Live and Neutral are. Just unplug any appliance or mains lamp before working on it, changing bulb etc.,. Deja Vu as others will be along shortly to say one is essential for life, limb and safety (they are 100% wrong though).
  5. Bailey no longer contribute directly on this forum. You must ask Bailey direct! If you don't like the Vigo look don't buy one. Simples?
  6. Never presume; check to make sure. Some caravans also have central heating pipes with drain down points. NB regs require non return double check check valves to outdoor taps. Park/Site owners may have also have a view on whether they want outside taps fitted/hosepipes used?
  7. Thank you for that photographic evidence. I see absolutely NO evidence of the tyre coming off the bead around the outer edge of the alloy wheel and attempting to drop into the well that is occupied by the metal tyron band. Can anyone point me to what my eyes are missing? Methinks the Recovery people were talking from their posterior? PS I have no quibble whatsoever with those who wish to use Tyron bands. Each to their own. But the subject is repeatedly done to death on here, with the exact same result.
  8. Mobile Tyre fitters must have balancing kit in the vans... all car tyres need balancing don't they... plus weights suitable for attaching to both alloy and steel wheels. Age of the supplied tyre(s) would be my biggest concern for the OP... DOT Code number (Week/Year) as near to today as you can get. So nn20 would be ideal, and no lower than, say, 3419 (as that would be about 6 months ago)?? Tyrons - my current 'van had a big sign on the window "Tyron Bands fitted", but when the dealers wanted money for them I said no thanks... strangely they weren't actually fitted but would be if desired. The only caravan tyre blowout I have ever had was on the first caravan we ever owned (a glass-windowed Cotswold Windrush, and unknown age of tyres). It was in lane 2 of the M1 while overtaking, and the tyre stayed on the rim (which was undamaged) while we got slowed down and got over onto the hard shoulder. NO Tyron bands were ever on that caravan. (What does that prove? Nothing - other than the same arguments repeat themselves on this forum at irregular intervals).
  9. Rodders53

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    Of course I was kidding. But you don't know that the tap is the most likely damage (it used to be commonplace on the old Whale plastic taps from yesteryear). Could easily be the hot water tank (Carver? Trauma) or an underslung water tank or.... BTW How long is this piece of string I have in my hand? (It's basically the same question being asked).
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    It'll be a write off! To be frank, without exact make, model and year a lot will be guesswork. Even with that information it will still be conjecture. If water left in the system then some (all?) may have escaped and may well have damaged the floors and/or walls. A damp meter can aid detection of such. Soft soggy panels = damage that will likely need drying and probable repairs? Damp but firm will probably dry out with time. It will be a matter of examining all water-related parts for visible damage first. Repair replace. Then test as has been described to look for leaks. If not confident then call in a mobile (wo)man who is, to check, test and advise.
  11. Mobile Tyre fitters must have balancing kit in the vans... all car tyres need balancing don't they... plus weights suitable for attaching to both alloy and steel wheels. Age of the supplied tyre(s) would be my biggest concern for you... DOT Code number (Week/Year) as near to today as you can get. So nn20 would be ideal, and no lower than, say, 3419 (as that would be about 6 months ago)??
  12. Check that they have the required fitting / removal tools. Or that you have them for them to use. (But if they don't have the tools they may not know how to so I'd probably avoid ... ) You want new tyres that are of recent manufacture so ask that they check the date code before coming out to you. Balancing is recommended / essential with or without the Tyrons. Try to get them to avoid using power tools on the wheel bolts and be armed with the correct torque setting for the fitter to use.
  13. http://www.shifta.co.uk/caravan_mover/
  14. My LED is still working fine - and it is over 7 years old now. 2012 Bailey caravan (if that makes a difference)?
  15. So it's a Cosalt Safari not Abbey... Vintage job. Facebook has a Group and there is a dedicated Forum http://classicsafaris.proboards.com/ Trace the mains cable from the consumer unit to the inlet plug point?? Quite likely mains is a d-i-y addition. Back in the day you could buy kits of parts and still can https://www.towsure.com/caravan-mains-electric-diy-installation-kit ! If I recall correctly I fitted one to the underside of the floor when I did it on an old Cotswold Windrush. EDIT I don't believe the Linked to kit would meet the current IET installation regulations though. MCBs should be double pole.
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