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Pabst

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  • Location
    Cheshire
  • Towcar
    BMW X3 3.0D
  • Caravan
    Knaus Starclass 480

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  1. I asked the question in German - as politely as possible!
  2. Hi I e-mailed Knaus - it's 236watts (1.03amps at 230v) for the Starclass 480 - probably more for a Big'un!
  3. And sadly Andrew James is no more - Liquidation alas - we had some great products from them over the 2 short years that they were trading...
  4. 17...... ah yes, 1963 - I'd saved up £17 and 10 shillings to buy a 1946 Morris 8 Series E - side valve - 8hp and complete with a leaking (sun) roof ...... just like a modern caravan!
  5. Hi Cosy Yes - we've had the same problem - PCB failed the the first time 1 week into an 8 week holiday to France and Spain (and nothing could be done by Dealer, Red Pennant or Dometic until we returned to UK - even though Dometic could have posted a replacement as it's so easy to change!) - we're now the owners of a 240v/12v Coolbox! Dometic's local dealer changed the PCB soon after we returned home. . . .. . The replacement PCB lasted 20 days - back came the Dometic engineer with another new PCB - that was duff out of the box! - luckily he carried more than 1 - the replacement replaceme
  6. Thanks ascsbe - found it! I've printed out the PDF to take with me (with the BF ticket!) Pabst
  7. Err . .... can't seem to find Riva Bella in the 2017 ACSI book - perhaps they haven't joined afterall?
  8. Hi Blackpool Belle - the 3 euro charge is for p & p - it's mentioned in the contract . ..... We all had to pay it! Pabst
  9. Thanks Brecon, well van needs a service in April so will get it done then. The van is in storage at site throughout year will get local service here to complete. Hi Journeyman - did you get the hinge fixed? - and what caused the problem? Did they say? Pabst
  10. My 2014 model Avante was also manufactured with the necessary supports built in, the (Fiama) cycle rack was listed on the manufacturer's Price List - but was available to be Dealer Fitted. I can only say as I find - both the BPW chassis and the manufacturer's supports would surely have been considered as suitable for purpose before their approval - and as I stated in my earlier reply, I cannot detect any difference in the caravan's towing characteristics over the 18 months since we bought it (towing 4288 miles without the bike and 5236 miles with the bike on the rack). But I've only
  11. Hi Darren, We have one fitted to our 2014 Avante 460 (we had the weight upgrade) - and I only carry 1 lightweight Claud Butler road bike (13. 5Kg approx). The c'van is on the BPW chassis and has always been an easy tow - no difference with or without the bike. Pabst
  12. We've had 2 of these fail now - the first after 1 week of an 8 week holiday to France & Spain (not condusive to luxurious Mediteranean Caravanning!) and the second after 2 days before the end of a 3 week holiday in Wales (on gas this time). Anyone else had a similar problem - or are we just very unlucky! Pabst
  13. We were at l'Estartit for 2 weeks in May - but it was windy every day! We moved down to the coast near to Barcelona and, just like magic. the wind was gone! Is this normal for the Bay of Roses - I'd heard of the Tramuntana {Spain's Mistral) - but didn't think it would be quite this bad?..... Pabst
  14. Yes - everything is fine for me after Whale replaced the Ic unit after 2 burnt out pumps - their service is second to none! Pabst
  15. Could be a duff Ic unit that's burnt out the pump - I had that happen to me twice last year ( and I was in France too! ) Give whale a ring - they are very helpful . ... Pabst
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