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  1. You are correct - the old one only had the EU symbol on it.
  2. Have you created an 'account' to start with - if you purchased your package direct with ACSI you don't need to do this again. Did you download the correct ACSI App - it should be the one with the blue cc logo on it ? You should have no problems with either Samsung phone or tablet as I run it on my Samsung phone. Alan
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    acsi app

    I had this problem when I first got the App many years ago and when I contacted ACSI they told me to remove the ACSI App from my device and then re-load it. Worked for me. When you do get the App to work correctly click on the left top 3 bars symbol to enter Downloads then select the countries you require - only choose the ones that you intend to use as the downloads and install for each country takes quite a long time. Good Lock Alan PS this is an excellent App when you get it working and understand how it works. I never leave home without it being on both my phone and small laptop and is good as you don't need to have the internet connected to use it.
  4. AlanS

    acsi app

    Just a thought. Did you purchase the ACSI Combi subscription, i.e. ACSI Book/Card plus the ACSI App or did you just purchase the ACSI Book/Card subscription only ? Alan
  5. A very unfortunate incident but at least the Tracker alert worked. I hope the damage is not too bad, can you repair yourself or is it an insurance claim. Alan
  6. Our panoramic blind failed miserably at the end of our holidays in France in October last year. It had always been stiff to operate since we first picked the caravan up, but suddenly the cord on one side parted followed swiftly afterwards by the cord on the other side ! Our dealer was great and I just emailed him and attached photos of the problem and he ordered a new one for us straight away from Coachman under warranty and we had the repairs carried out a month later. The new one is much better and easier to use being not stiff but it can have a tendency to bunch up or 'concertina' (what a lovely word !) but if I push the blind up gently then no problem. There must be an inherent problem with the blind going on the posts submitted on this thread. Alan
  7. I have just replaced a friends front wall light for him in his 2 year old Lunar Ariva because the LED unit had failed. His dealer charged him £42 for the unit ! How ridiculous when the manufacturers install LED's throughout caravans now for energy purposes but then sting you when the LED's fail and what a waste of material resources that are just binned when a simple thing fails. In the days of tungsten lamps you could replace a lamp for a couple of pounds at most ! Alan
  8. AlanS

    calor gas

    Did the C&CC magazine make any comment about this ? I thought that the major Clubs were supposed to be in discussions with Calor regarding a replacement lightweight cylinder. Alan
  9. On our 12 month inspection all was OK thankfully. Our previous Coachman was damp free over the almost 4 years we owned it. However, if you look at the head of the door frame outside your VIP there seems to be an awkward feature where they roll the aluminium door frame section through 90 degrees and of course the frame turns out at the top and when you look from above the frame to body panel has quite a large mastic joint along it - presumably from how this right angle is formed and it also forms a sort of drip channel over the door. Could it be that there is a gap or split in the mastic at this point ? Alan
  10. Whatever they bring out it won't be a much loved Defender or Series Land Rover where you can buy all the parts reasonably cheaply and repair them yourselves. I have spent many happy hours in the past driving off-road in them and repairing them and my son has even re-built one of his (a 1987 90 Turbo diesel) from a new galvanised chassis up. You won't be able to do this with any 'new one' they bring out nor afford one come to think. Alan
  11. I have had a good look at the photographs and it looks like it has been looked after very well especially considering that it is a 'family' caravan - very tidy and clean and a very good price if all is well. Enjoy. Alan
  12. Apart from what has been previously said - Check the heating, hot water and all water systems if you are serious about this caravan and you must check the tyres and running gear. Twin axle means 4 tyres plus the spare - what is the age for the tyres on the sidewall and condition of the tyres ? Damp is a must check on any caravan as this can be a deal breaker whereas all other items can often be easily remedied. Alan
  13. You will find, in our opinion having had Coachman caravans. that they are much better built than many other manufacturers offerings. Yes, if you are buying second-hand, damp is something you should check for in any caravan and Coachman are not any worse than others in this area and we think in fact a lot better in this respect. If you provide more information on what your intended purchase is likely to be we should be able to give you a far better idea as to what to look out for. Alan
  14. I would rather use my own toilet when you see some of the public ones and how they are used on sites. I would have thought your Mrs B would prefer this too as the public ones are "touching" other peoples dirty business in more ways than one ! At least you know who has used your own toilet and what their habits are Alan
  15. Usually TV1 is in the lounge area and TV2 the bedroom area. However, some caravans have 2 TV outlets in the lounge area. i.e. one at the front by the window and the other on a shelf or cupboard top in the lounge/kitchen area plus another one in the bedroom area. If I remember correctly I think there is a splitter in the offside front seat bunk behind the PSU and adjacent to the back end of the battery housing which supplies to two TV outlets in the lounge from TV1 - worth checking to see that the cables are made off correctly at this point and are properly inserted into the splitter. Alan
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