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Lefthand Down

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  • Birthday January 10

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    East Midlands
  • Interests
    Steam Railways Photography Classical Music Fishing Retirement
  • Make & Model of Towcar / Toad
    Ford C-Max
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    Coachman
  • Year of manufacture (Caravan / Motorhome / Static)
    2006

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  1. Before it spreads any further it can be stopped by drilling a very small hole at the limit of the break. This may stop it. The resulting crack can be welded by a specialist if you can locate a suitable caravan repair company. I had a similar problem which was in plastic and the job was repaired successfully.
  2. I agree it might need a key as Gary suggests.
  3. I had a friend who painted his 4 berth van with DULUX EXTERIOR GLOSS. Hand painted with a brush and it looked brand new. A friend of his remarked on what a good job he had made. Though it was a new van!
  4. Probably over inflated in hot weather? Our sailing club have had a number of trailor innertubes burst due to heat expansion.
  5. My taps have filters already fitted. They unscrew for a rinse. The water pipes are periodically cleaned with Puriclean water treament avaiable from Amazon and other suppliers. To use fill your water tank with a Puriclean solution and run through your pipes. Leave to soak for up to 12 hours and then drain and rinse the system. To then keep safe you can also use Puritabs each tine you connect to a new supply. Midi Tabs kill bacteria, spores, cysts, algae, fungi, protozoa and viruses, and are especially lethal to Entamoeba histolytica. Causative water borne organisms, amongst others, are killed by Midi Tabs these are: Salmonella typhi, Vibria cholerae, Shigella sonnei, Sterptocoecus faecallis, Estcherichia coli.
  6. Sounds very much like a short circuit.
  7. If you have a Bar-b-q point on the caravan it can run on gas from there. I use mine from there and when in transit it can run on 12 volt in the back of the car from the internal 12v outlet. If you are on electrics on site the 240v outlet on the outside of the caravan is handy as well.
  8. Set camera on burst mode and select best shot
  9. https://www.caravan-breakers.com/touring-caravan-breakers-near-me.html Is this site useful to find a missing part?
  10. https://www.sealsdirect.co.uk/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw4cOEBhDMARIsAA3XDRjMg-WDdL2dxYxmO9RijbuOxRFUwanJ3w8g9_MFpbfHnd2BQtK0f6EaAhKMEALw_wcB Check this site. It maybe you need new rubber seals. They also come with an adhesive within the channel. Any joints in the seal are best made in the lower section.
  11. Always when filling the water system turn on the hot tap furthest away from the pump. Then when the water runs freely open the cold tap. This should remove any air lock in the pipes. The hot tap first ensures the water heater tank fills first.
  12. This item on Amazon may be of interest. RUNACC Electric Air Pump for Inflatables Portable Battery Air Pump Rechargeable Electric Pump for Airbed Air Mattress Paddling Pool Note it is rechargable 5v via USB
  13. You certainly got a good result but can I suggest you start initial washdown from the bottom of the van and work upwards. This can prevent streaking which can be caused by water coming off the roof over dirt on the caravan sides. As it runs down it has the effect of cleaning unevenly and can be difficult to remove. I personally use Fenwicks products and recommend you read the usage instructions they supply. ie Wash the van from bottom to top and leave the roof till last. Happy caravanning.
  14. Failing to remove the plug from the car when taking the van off the towbar, rips all the wires out of the plug as the car is driven forward. I have met a few owners who have had this happen. One chap had a band of 'helpers' trying to reconnect all the wires and could not agree which wire went where!
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