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  1. Whilst the idea seems simple enough, once you go down that route you will have to get the gas and electric systems checked and certified by Gas Safe and NICEIC qualified engineers, with the certificates displayed inside the van.

  2. 3 hours ago, GaryB1969 said:

    I guess the rubber seal is fitted to the window and they are slid into the aluminium extruded hinge from the side in production?


    No, the hinge bar is pressed onto the window in a machine when being made.

    Replicating that force will be very difficult without damaging the actual window.

    Maybe EECO is worth a ring to see if they can help.

  3. 5 hours ago, Colinboy said:

    Strangely voltage drops to 6V at the terminal when testing motor when its disengaged

    That suggests that your battery is at fault.


    Whilst it may show as 12v that does not mean that it is holding the charge.


    How old is the leisure battery?

  4. The link that you supplied only relates to one van at £750, and that one is sold,  all the others are over £1000.


    As far as the selling blurb goes "  being marketed as dry and air tight with no damp etc, ", everyone selling caravans , whether static or touring say that, and sadly not all are what they promise !!!!


    Another thing to take into  account is that Static vans fall under gas and electrical regulation and any work on the gas or electric MUST be carried out by suitably qualified engineers and the relevant safety certificates issued .

  5. If your static van is on a site not owned by you , you cannot go cutting into any of the site items, which the incoming water pipe is, as well as other services.


    There is a dedicated drain down point on al static vans and that it is the only thing that can be used.

  6. Humidity levels change all the time and as long as your van is well ventilated there should be no problem.

    Use of a dehumidifier is a pointless waste of time and electricity as the air inside the van changes all the time.


    At this exact time (18.13) the outdoor humidity level is 99 where I am , and indoor level is 56.


    When carrying out a damp check it is important to equalise the inside and outside humidity so that part of the service is only  done 30 minutes after the door and windows have been opened , otherwise you get false readings.

  7. Forget the word "current" in relation to loading of the supply as it will be whatever the mains voltage is, 220-240vAC.


    For the load you can draw into the caravan is limited by the rating of the van electrics, usually 16Amps, or the site bollard which may be 16A, or 10A or as low as 6A,


    You need to work out what each electric appliance uses, which is the Wattage value of the item and divide that number by the supply voltage which will give you the Amp value.


    Once you know the various values for each item you can then use any of them in combination that do not exceed the caravan limit or bollard limit, whichever is lower.




    Note: I am pretty fed up with this site as it changes words to ones which are not typed into a reply. I refer specifically to writing  Amps in its full name, which this site decides to change to current.


    Before anyone points out that both terminologies mean the same, it is not helpful for a site to decide to change the terminology being used and confuse those who do not fully understand electrical terminology.

  8. 22 minutes ago, Dobloseven said:

    Purely out of interest, are there any mileage limits on motability vehicles? Actually driving an ex motability car at the moment. 

    60,000 miles over a 3 year contract or 100,000 over a 5 year contract.

    Mileage over the limits applicable is charged at 5p per mile.

  9. Any parts coming from Truma, who are based in Germany,  are very likely to be delayed with the forthcoming end of transition period and withdrawal of the UK from the EU finalised.


    Having looked at the level indicator I am wondering why anyone would want to spend that kind of money on a gadget that may give some indication, but not absolutely accurate. However each to their own I guess !!!


    With a discontinued item , that is just the way it is, and if it was the extension of the caravan heater they were not very good anyway, which is probably why they stopped it.

  10. 14 hours ago, AndrewL123 said:

    Delivery has been 5 weeks a week over delivery date and still not received despite chasing, slow response to emails. No communication to say what’s happening with order. I’ve had to keep chasing. 

    What part is it you are waiting for?


  11. Just a couple of observations:


    Quote " she lives in  3 BERDOM house."

      Why have you capitalised the number of bedrooms ? what has that got to do with anything else?


    Quote "  he is not very nice man and he has lots of mess " . 

    So you do not like him, what has that got to do with anything? 



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