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    Now off into the sunset enjoying our outfit ... Happy Days Campers ! ... Bye, Bye

  • Towcar / Toad
    Nissan X-Trail 2018
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    Unicorn IV Valencia
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  1. I keep mine nose up ... I made these to sit under the awning channel to divert the water coming off the roof away from the side of the caravan. The water now falls to the floor ...
  2. We've had two pumps on our Unicorn now. Both were intermittently not working and usually when I was in the shower *****. The impeller seizes on them. By the time you've run checks it's working again. £50 but I carry a spare one in the locker now (Not being caught out again) Strange that our very first van a new Ranger 460,-2 still had the original pump in it 6 years after we traded it in 🤔
  3. It is very much a problem. Constant wet under floors lead to rot. It's as simple as that and any honest Bailey franchise will agree.
  4. Not quite ... It's length of time the vehicle takes to warm up to 20 degrees stabilise for an hour at that temperature, then carry out tests to the caravans equipment that could freeze works efficiently. No last word from me. I've learned the hard way. Going against the grain on here doesn't bode well for individuals .... Though in saying that Gordon's suggestion of having an overflow pipe from the drain tray itself to atmosphere, especially if it was an oversized bore would give the best of both worlds.
  5. BS EN1645 Grade 3 ... Type approval to the rear of your caravan manual. Freezing and debris was also mentioned by Mr Stanley's Domestic engineer. No arguments here just highlighting genuine constructive concerns before anyone drills their floor or adapts a drain pipe that may not have a problem in the first place.
  6. I can fully understand the theory but where does this sit with the caravans winterization certificate's. The drip tray sits near to the condenser for the generated heat to vaporise the collected water and in doing so shouldn't freeze from the heated area but a drain pipe sitting out of the lower fridge vent to atmosphere is surely more prone to freezing during winter touring. I'll ask my dealer to check the floor behind the vents for damp during its annual service but more importantly I'll do it myself to find out if there's a problem but a constant outer wet under floor is more
  7. Exactly the same points I raised earlier ... Doesn't really make sense an installation that a majority wouldn't carry out due to the drain exposing itself around wheel box road spray and debris but hey-ho 🤔
  8. If you vent the pipe to atmosphere it can freeze during winter touring. If you drill the floor (Mentioned above) in the area of the wheel box it can block with road debris. The drain pipes from the refrigerators only have a very short length, hence the tool to unblock them. If you increase that length of it's more prone to blockages from the condensation from the fridge. Have Bailey confirmed this modification and do you have photos please. Domestic refrigerator short cleaning tool
  9. Be careful in doing this modification ... The longer the pipe is the more prone to blockages especially from road dirt and spray from the wheel arch area not to mention from the fridge itself . Also if you tour in the winter it could freeze. Maybe worth contacting Bailey or your dealer for and advice.
  10. I have done but it was refer to your dealer ... Seems Bailey are now saying underfloor damp is not water ingress 🙄 My reports came back fine because there's no damp to the inside of the floor but dealers do not carry out damp test or even the push your finger through the underside of the floor test. It's not classed as water ingress to the interior of the caravan. 🙄
  11. I've got the same problem down the NSR floor section. Bailey won't cover this issue under warranty. The caravan is under its winter cover at the moment so hopefully it will recover ... Best of luck 😉
  12. So they're still checking axles for dropping on the newer models ... I'm confused 🤔
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