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Paul_B

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  1. Plus one, there's plenty of room on the hardstanding for a car
  2. I took mine off as the sensors detected it, I don't really need a plate as the mover is very good
  3. AGM is the battery type, if you have a AGM battery you need the higher charge rate or your battery will have a shorter life than expected. I have a standard flooded battery and my solar will take it up to 14.9 volts for an hour every month, after that it goes back down to 13.7v
  4. My new awning (some time ago) didn't fit properly on the corners and Glossop sent it to Triopair to have it adjusted, they made a brilliant job.
  5. When I want a window glass for my stove in the house, I take a cardboard template to the fire shop and they get one made for me.
  6. Have a look underneath near to the water heater and you should see some clear pipes hanging down, check to see if any have water leaking from them, my suspicion is that it could be limescale or algae that's stopping the non-return valve from working and your loosing pressure.
  7. I always used 110ah lorry batteries that were scrapped because the post had melted away, it wasn't a long job to stick another one on and they lasted well, then a friend who was a salesman for Exide/Big had one made for me, that lasted 11 years. Since leaving the motor trade I've had to buy 2 the present one is a 115ah that cost about £80
  8. All our local caravan dealers have plenty as have the main distributer, but I have only seen the standard bottles at the DIY type shops.
  9. With hindsight, when we started caravanning an Isabella Major porch awning would have saved us a lot of money over the years, rather than buying a awning for each caravan. An Isabella awning will take some beating for quality, I did try a camptech air awning but wasn't impressed so I also went back to our polled awnings. Roll on a few months and we saw a Ventura air and Bradcot Modul air at Bawtry Caravans, they both looked good and made with good quality materials and not a lot between them, so we walked around all the air types then went back the top 2. We went for the Ventura as we know how good Isabella is and hoped their stable mate would be as good as their reputation, we were not disappointed. As I said both the Bradcot Modul and Ventura pascal ticked all our boxes, but they're not cheap.
  10. Ha but, if you removed the tyre deliberately and damaged the road while driving on the rim would that be an offence.
  11. Paul_B

    Gas

    I prefer propane but will butane if it comes free
  12. I like to sit out in the awning with a drink and a book, we have a full awning, a porch and my/our favourite a Ventura air awning. best of all it keeps all the wet gear and muddy boots out of the caravan
  13. Heres one I asked a vegan friend, If they got rid of the animals how would they fertilise the soil for your food, and the cost of the extra blood fish and bone fertiliser that they'll have to use will make vegan food very expensive. He still avoids me
  14. I would consider swapping to a bigger bottle or changing to 6kg propane as the cost difference on refilling isn't that great for twice as much gas, a 6kg propane would last us a week for cooking hot water and some nighttime heating. oh and the fridge
  15. Thanks for the input, it could help someone else who has problems
  16. Heres what the RAC says regarding speeds, https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/legal/speed-limits/
  17. I've just had my Elddis serviced and found damp at the front and some high level damp in the shower The damp in the shower was from the awning rail so I've resealed that and the front was from the moulding over the window which covers the join. On removing the front moulding, the bottom of it was sealed very well but the top had parted company from the van in a few places. also the seal in between the GRP and the aluminium roof wasn't very clever. This meant that any water that went in from the top of the rail went inside the caravan. Mines done, resealed and drying out, if it had been left any longer I fear the front of mine would have needed replacing.
  18. If its a urine smell, a combination of not opening the flap first and not keeping the seals fresh (with whatever the manufacturer recommends) can lead to leakage, have you checked under cassette for leakage? Its also good practice to tell those in the caravan that you're emptying the cassette
  19. Check out the price of new ones from SGS-engineering, you'll need the numbers from your old one. I've just replaced my car boot struts which I bought from them
  20. plus 1, and use it regularly
  21. I've had my LEDs for a lot of years and they've never been a problem and Aten are a pleasant firm to deal with
  22. I thought it was changed to 60mph on the limiter a few years ago, however I believe most companies stayed at 56mph for economy reasons
  23. I have one and like it, I use the manual pump suppled with the awning without problems but the fitting would fit an electric pump. Mine was up the other week in strong winds without the guy lines and it didn't flinch I have thought about a electric pump but decided the manual one used up more calories
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