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Easy T

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  1. In really nice condition £3,000 might be possible but that one looks pretty poor. Looking at the overall condition I suspect that it might have stood a while and need money spending on it before being able to tow it away. If it were mine I would be offering it for a £50 donation to a charity if somebody wanted a project.

  2. 8 minutes ago, Vaguely said:

    We have free standing furniture in our Pemberton, it’s one of the reasons we bought it, far more comfortable than any fixed seating although there’s less storage (under the fixed seating) and it takes up more room. As there’s just the two of us using ours both of those aren’t a consideration for us.

    But to answer easypeasy, some friend of ours did this with their brand new static and said it was indeed easy peasy😉

    Some static owners are reluctant to do it because it is said to devalue the static when you come to sell it. I don’t know how true that is🤷‍♀️

    When I bought a two bedroom static for my wife and daughter when I was away much of the time at college I bought the residential version that came with a 3 piece cottage suite and large coffee table and  large two door storage unit in a corner of the room. There was a 4 seat kitchen dining area that did have storage under and would have made up into a double bed. The holiday version as opposed to the residential version had built in furniture ad, I think, less insulation.

  3. Ours is all in gas mark settings. I suspect that Pizza would be about gas mark 4 (180 C). I find that I normally knock it up a mark to 5 (190). Our oven looks the same a yours. I also add about 30 to 50% to cooking times. The ovens that I had in vans before 2005 were better than later ones.

  4. 6 minutes ago, Silversurf said:

    But no stipulation to have a bottled gas on board decal !

     

    I did not think there was a stipulation that one must be on a caravan either unless a commercial vehicle.

     

    7 minutes ago, Silversurf said:

    The DVLA reason for these changes, which have changed several times themselves over the last few years, is that it can be recognised as a motor caravan by the emergency services among other things, how that makes any difference is beyond most folk 🤷‍♂️

     

    The police know whether to prosecute for speeding or not

     

    8 minutes ago, Silversurf said:

    The same could be said of day vans and conversions not re-registered that they should have the logos, awning rail etc. due to many day vans etc .being kitted out exactly the same.

     

     

    changes should be registered but probably the class will remain the same

  5. 40 minutes ago, DACS said:

    I am surprised to read that the government require motor caravan graphics to be added when converting a van.

    As far as I am aware they also require it to be a high top and to have an awning fitted. 

  6. 18 hours ago, darren west said:

    because of my tow car weight is not exactly a concern I just want to be able to do a 180 turn on the spot almost to switch direction in my garden 

     

    You no doubt have a specific reason for want to turn it. My caravan comes in forwards and goes out backwards. I would not want anybody turning a twin axle on my bitumen macadam driveway. It was properly constructed by a good firm 25 years ago but it would do it no good at all.

  7. Just now, Griff said:

     

    Blue 2 year life, magenta 5 years?

    Yep I think it is 2 or 5 years Griff

    10 hours ago, Easy T said:

    Morco Boilersrecommend that to winterise the system is drained down and anti freeze strength checked. Those of us with Alde heating in tourers know that there are two types of antifeeze. Ones with a 2 year life for anti corrosion value and ones with 7 years. 

     

    'to winterise the system is drained down and anti freeze strength checked' That reads badly! I mean the water system drained down not the heating system. 

     

     

  8. 7 hours ago, telegan said:

    anyone put rear windows into a panel van? just to make it look less like a pokey on tour

    i have bought a 2019 citroen dispatch and want to install windows into the 2 sliding doors

    any rules or regulations i should know about ?

    i believe to put rear seats in requires a certificate from the seat manufacturer 

    anything like this for windows ?

    Just that you have to notify changes

  9. 5 hours ago, daveat92 said:

    That's rather like me complaining insurers ask me to lock my bike when I leave it.

    Not really your insurance could specify a chain around front wheel. a chain around back wheel or both as options. 

     

    On my insurance I choose to use alarm, don't choose to use tracker, choose to use Al-Ko hub lock, don't choose to use a hitch lock as my arthritic hands find this awkward. A neighbour chose to use a hitch lock and not a wheel lock

     

  10. When I bought my last two new caravans it was specified in the contract that the dealer carried out a damp check in my presence so that I could verify the readings prior to acceptance

  11. 1 hour ago, Scorpio said:

    Is it a Morco combi boiler?  If it is, they recommend keeping gas and electricity on during the winter.  This allows the automatic frost protection to operate if very low temperatures occur (this is recommended even if the system contains antifreeze); also the pump siezure protection system which runs the pump briefly once every 24 hours.

    If the site insist on gas and electricity being turned off, then these systems will not be able to operate.  Might be worth discussing it with the site management, particularly if they sold you the caravan.

    Morco Boilersrecommend that to winterise the system is drained down and anti freeze strength checked. Those of us with Alde heating in tourers know that there are two types of antifeeze. Ones with a 2 year life for anti corrosion value and ones with 7 years. 

    http://www.morcoproducts.co.uk/resources/Winterisation_of_Centrally_Heated_Holiday_Homes.pdf

  12. 4 minutes ago, Bryn86 said:

    Is this because I’m still getting wheel drag? 

    Yes it is. What sort of movers are you using, are they on one or both axles? If only one axle is powered is it front or rear?

     

     

  13. 7 minutes ago, joanie said:

    Going back to the fridge, is this a problem with all caravan slimline , tall fridges?

    I thought all van fridges were similar

    We pretty much have to use 2 pint bottles. OH has green top and I have blue and we both want a spare so that means 4 bottles.

  14. Not sure why you would need frost protection. I would assume that the heating fluid itself has an antifreeze additive? If so the only thing in need of protection would be the water pipes taps etc. 

     

    When you do drain down leave the taps open afterwards, and flush toilet to empty cistern. A bit of water freezing in the bottom of the cistern is unlikely to damage but if the float/syphon water freeze they might be damaged. 

  15. 12 minutes ago, VOLVOVANNER said:

    Is possible this ‘shattered glass’ effect looks worse from certain angles. Removing the plugs will def make no difference to that. Is possible heat damage if blinds have been left down in hot weather.

    It looks that way or perhaps more like a reaction to a chemical used when cleaning. I assume that the OP has not used anything like clingfilm on to protect them when towing. I have seen that done and I read that it can cause crazing also I only leave my blinds two thirds down at most and cover the remainder with a fly screen. 

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