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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. Β£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 πŸ€”
  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 problematic to me at the moment πŸ˜‰
  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 πŸ€”
  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 πŸ™„ 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. πŸ™„
  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 πŸ˜‰
  12. So they're still checking axles for dropping on the newer models ... I'm confused πŸ€”
  13. I think only time will tell but if your statement is true then I'll have at least one solution to avoid any potential axle problems that could also cause damp floors and that solution would be to trade in my two and a half year old van for a newer model. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
  14. That makes a lot of sense and obviously would have caused the alleged disagreement between AL-KO and Bailey for responsibility .
  15. This is an automated informative website ... https://worldwidewalkies.blog/2018/02/10/bailey-AL-KO-axle-problem/
  16. Could you guide me to these none Bailey AL-KO axle problems please ... πŸ€”
  17. I have to disagree. It's not the AL-KO chassis that's failed it's the axle and remember the same AL-KO Euro Axle was fitted to all other caravan manufacturers including those built on the continent. If you purchase a component that just fits into the caravan technical requirements to save 50 to 100 quid per axle then what do you expect. πŸ€”
  18. 2018 Uni 4 .... My underfloor is going soft at the rear nearside corner and further along the edge . Nowhere near the AL-KO chassis πŸ€”
  19. I wouldn't touch one with a barge pole, both ours damaged both caravans ... One of the best purchases I made was a Isabella Shadow canopy's. I have the 4 metre length, stands up to winds causing no damage and takes minutes to erect & seconds to take down πŸ‘πŸ€ͺ
  20. Mine is 28 months old ... Nothing like forward planning πŸ‘πŸ˜‚ ... They reckon four to six years for water to destroy the ply. Hate to think the time scale if I didn't cover the van in the winter πŸ’§πŸŒ§οΈπŸŒ§οΈπŸ™„
  21. This is a fabulous tool I've just purchased ... Maybe worth investing in if your considering cutting your under floors sections out. It also had a dept marker to get your required cut into the ply πŸ‘πŸ‘multitool would be a good idea.
  22. No disrespect but this is just a nothingness πŸ˜‰
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