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Jaydug

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Epsom, Surrey
  • Interests
    Caravanning, DIY
  • Towcar / Toad
    Citroen C5-X7
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    Avondale Rialto
  • Year of manufacture (Caravan / Motorhome / Static)
    2000

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  1. So you sound as though you have two separate problems. 1. The pump has a fault and 2. The water heater doesn't work. Is that on gas or electric.? You say the water runs if you switch off the pump, then switch it on again. How do you do that? Where do you switch it from? What make of water pump? A bit more information would help.
  2. Are there any combinations of figures and letters engraved on the windows? If so, compare them with the VIN code breaker mentioned previously.
  3. They should be there. Maybe a previous owner, for some reason removed them. Didn't you examine the van before you bought it? Sorry! Don't like your CAPITAL LETTER POSTS>
  4. It was for that very reason that, lots of years ago, I started fitting my caravan with a timer switch for the Truma water heater. It's nothing sophisticated - just a 3-pin socket and plug, with a plug-in timer inserted into the 230volt supply cable. I have it set to go off around 7pm and switch on again at 6am. It also goes off for periods during the day.
  5. It's true - they can be easily cut. But is it likely to happen on a site with caravanners knocking about. My own e-bike when I'm on site, stays at the back of the caravan. It has a good quality D-shackle on the back wheel and frame, a plastic covered wire with combination lock through the frame and around the cranks, then a length of 30mm link chain through the frame, through the front wheel and then through the loop on the caravan steady. All under a plastic cover. Safe as the B of E!
  6. Yes! You can leave it on full time. There's a thermostat which controls maximum heat - but take it from me, they do fail sometimes. However, they are replaceable.
  7. Yes - it's an ingenious bit of kit but at a ridiculous price. Also the blurb is a bit misleading. The guy says about it being tested up to 200Kgs, but the carrying capacity on the roof of many estate cars is 75Kgs, and with the rack itself weighing in at 29Kgs, the safe load may be down to 46Kgs.
  8. So have elderly couples taking a bit of exercise become figures of fun now. ?
  9. When I'm towing, my e-bike travels folded in the back of the car. It would go on the rack in front of the caravan, but I don't because of the excess weight on the tow-bar. Once I arrive on site, I unload the bike and during my stay, carry it on the rack.
  10. Are there any makers marks on the drums or on the axle grease caps. ie: AL-KO axle caps are branded with their trade mark.
  11. You're quite right! It does - about 12 inches in from the side wall.
  12. The OP hasn't been back to the forum since end of May - so we may never know.
  13. I haven't used plastic rims for years - ever since this happened:-
  14. Many LED vehicle lights are sealed and when eventually they fail, they are simply replaced. Looking at the Jokon website, the specifications for your particular marker lights, shows it to have an IP67 rating, which leads me to think they may be sealed. An IP67 rating means that they can withstand a high degree of dust and moisture penetration.
  15. Yes - that's true - but only for adjustments. The recommended nose weight for stability is normally between 5% and 7% of the towed weight of the caravan. The weight of your van is around 1200Kgs, which means the recommended nose-weight should be between 60Kgs and 80Kgs. I reckon to fiddle the nose weight down to 30Kgs is a recipe for disaster.
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