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  1. The best thing you could do is get an Approved Workshop engineer to have a look at the fridge. If it is the electric element that has failed, and they do, then you would be looking around £100 to get it replaced. It most certainly does NOT require a new fridge !!!!! As the fridge has not been used on gas it would be ideal to get the engineer to service the burner to ensure you can use it safely. You can find a local engineer here: https://www.approvedworkshops.co.uk/find-approved-workshop
  2. Yes there is. GSIUR and BS5482 state that " A notice shall be permanently fixed to the outside of the (gas) housing door to indicate the presence of LPG"
  3. You have the wrong impression of the AL-KO stabiliser hitch and what it can do. It CANNOT prevent a snake, that is up to you to ensure the loading is correct and that you are driving in a suitable manner. The AL-KO hitch can only provide a certain amount of help by putting a drag on the ball to minimise as far as it can the speed of articulation. giving you the time to reduce speed and get the rig under control. As has been mentioned, ATC is much better in that it applies the caravan brakes when it detects a snake starting.
  4. Any new appliance such as a cooker will have residual contaminates and oils from the manufacturing process which will burn off as the appliance is used and is quite normal. The effect is magnified in a caravan due to the limited space inside the van.
  5. Ubix is NOT suitable for a caravan. If you are going to try and make a business out of caravan cleaning, get the right stuff, not "something laying around in your shed !" Also make sure you have very good Insurance !!!!!!
  6. As the van is virtually brand new, it is still within the warranty period. The problem is for your selling dealer to put right so get on to him and get him moving on repairs.
  7. Having worked on caravans for over 20 years I will say that the idea of putting any new sealant on top of old is just a waste of time and money. New sealant will not stick to old and will just lift off after a period of time. Also, mixing sealants may cause an adverse reaction with either the new stuff or the old, creating a much worse situation. The caravan builders have done extensive testing of the sealants they use and it therefore makes sense to only use the same when needed.
  8. The vast majority of sites will not allow any vans older than 10 or 20 years old, depending on the site. A 1954 van will, I suggest, be impossible to find a site for it.
  9. Fenwicks Caravan Cleaner is very good. Follow the directions on the bottle.
  10. Any gas appliance fitted in a caravan MUST have a gas drop hole fitted. Any work on a Static caravan MUST be done by a LPG Gas Safe Fitter. It is illegal for anyone else to do any work on the gas system.
  11. Quite simply a static caravan falls under Gas Safe regulation which means any work carried out on the gas system MUST be done by a LPG qualified Gas Safe engineer. Similarly the electric system is also governed by NICEIC and MUST be done by suitably qualified engineers. Both gas and electric work must be certified by the relevant engineer.
  12. It all depends on what conditions are attached to your agreement with site owners. If they do inventory checks and cleaning, you will have to pay for that to be done, its not free !!!!
  13. Yes you could but you would have to try and find insurance for such use, and have the gas and electric systems checked and certified by Gas Safe and NICEIC engineers.
  14. Whichever sat nav is chosen, none are 100% foolproof and will make mistakes. They are a relatively good general guide but should never be relied on as accurate to the requirements of the driver and his outfit.
  15. Your car will have a max axle weight, and a max train weight which will be the weight of the car plus the weight of the caravan. It will also have max noseweight allowed on the towball, as will the caravan have its own max hitch weight, which may be higher or lower in either situation, that is the car may have low limit and the van a higher limit, the LOWER limit of either will determine the final weight allowed on the towball. You must never exceed these limits
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