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Tandem Man

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    Wakefield,West Riding of Yorkshire
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    Passat Alltrack 177PS DSG
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    Unicorn 3 Cadiz

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  1. We pay £400 a year for CaSSoa Gold but that's West Yorkshire,much more than that in London I would imagine. Ian
  2. The fuse is in the bed box adjacent to the fridge. It is bundled up in a load of wires at the base of the fridge and not easy to see,it is blue in colour. Ian
  3. Have you looked on Prima Leisure ( Bailey Parts ),they might just have it. https://www.primaleisure.com/ Ian
  4. If it still has no bathroom window and that ridiculous bathroom sink,no thanks. Ian
  5. It's all very well saying check after 30 miles or whatever but I was under the impression that it was unwise to tighten hot/warm wheel bolts. So what are we supposed to do on a 300 mile tow for instance,sit in a layby for two hours until the wheels cool down,or is it OK to torque up hot/warm bolts. Ian
  6. Have you looked on Prima Leisure ( Bailey Parts ) ? https://www.primaleisure.com/ This covers a 2000 Pageant Bordeaux :- https://www.primaleisure.com/product/1320087/thetford-wet-locker-door-rubber-seal-door-5 Ian
  7. I lately had a major problem with the spare wheel winder on our U3 Cadiz which I reported about on my blog but which I think could do with a wider airing. I recently had to replace the tyre on my spare wheel ( don't ask ) and found winding the wheel back up to its travelling position after the repair impossible as the winder simply wouldn't shift. On inspection the winder mechanism is a unit bolted to the floor under the van with the cable entering the winder in the van via a hole in the floor,the mechanism was removed but the innards are not accessible to the faint hearted as the two parts are rivetted together. However I have a kindly neighbour who drilled the rivets out and we found the cable gnarled up and jammed around the drum. A replacement unit from Bailey is a dealer only part and is £117. The unit was reassembled with the cable under tension,refitted to the van and all seems well. The moral of this tale is on removing the spare for any reason,KEEP THE CABLE UNDER TENSION or there is every chance it will get fouled up inside the drum. This is mentioned in the Bailey handbook but it is tucked away in small print,I think a sticker in the locker containing the winder would be a better idea. An even better improvement would be a cable and drum arrangement proud of the floor so at least a fouled cable could be rewound onto the drum. Ian
  8. Bailey warranty is a standard six years with an option to buy a further four years. Servicing rules apply and warranty is transferable for a fee providing servicing criteria have been met. You can also increase the warranty from three to six years on some of the fitted items. Ian
  9. You are correct that this is/was a bad design flaw by Bailey and the fact that the van hasn't had a proper service record does mean that Bailey won't be interested. You could of course start quoting CRA rules but in all honesty I think I would bite the bullet,tow it to the dealers ,have it done and forget about it. We had the same leak,with a 40 mile tow,but since the repair it has been no further problem so have it done and then enjoy your van. A local AWS service chappie MAY be able to do the job therefore getting rid of the tow but you would of course have to ensure a dry day unless you store under cover. I find it strange when people complain about Bailey Customer Service,I have always had prompt and informative replies to e-mails,sometimes within an hour or two. Ian
  10. We also have a 2015 U3 Cadiz and apart from the roof strap leak and Al-Ko ATC light failing have had no problems. Just had its yearly service and all dry ( 11% all round ). We wouldn't swap it for a U4. Ian
  11. Thanks Geoff,found the previous thread. Ian
  12. We are bound for CMC NorthYork Moors near Whitby next week and I keep getting told about a very steep hill approaching Sleights, ( Blue Bank ?? ) The CMC website just mentions a 20% hill so they don't appear to get too excited by it,anything I need to be aware of from people who have used it ( both ways ). Ian
  13. I once watched CCTV footage of a gang stealing a caravan from a barn type place. The aggrieved owner stated that he thought the perpetrators had more time to go about their nefarious deeds unobserved as it was undercover away from prying eyes rather than outside. Just a thought. Ian
  14. Yes I use the app on Android with no problem. Thought it would be more hassle than the card but it isn't Suddenly out of the blue last week got an e-mail giving me £16 off fuel and no I hadn't reached my "quota" of visits either. Not complaining though. Ian
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