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Dan1

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  1. . ...whether it is stereotypically desirable to the travelling folk? I really like the build, price and layout of a particular brand of caravan that is long associated with a certain way of life. Thing is, it would be a new one. And my wife really thinks that we are inviting trouble to our caravan door step if we got one. Do you think we are being over the top scaredy cats or logically thinking about an increased risk of theft, etc. ? This really isnt a post to start bashing a particular culture, im thinking crime prevention.
  2. I like the bailey retreats. Great designs. I know about the licence requirement, etc. But what is the smallest vehicle with a gvw of over 3500kgs, required to tow it? Ideally something that could be used as a daily driver or not look too out of place at the supermarket. Even better would be a day van type vehicle? Sensible price ranging 10k or less. I have little experience in commercial vehicles so I am hoping on drawing on the experience or advice of others on here. Thanks!
  3. Success! It appears that. .... . ...the onboard water pump had failed in some form. This allowed water in the onboard tank to be drawn up when the external pump was activated. The water being pumped around the system and ulimately using two water sources. I think that this was made worse by the siphon effect of the onboard water tank being mostly higher than the main water piping. The new pump fitted is a lot quieter as well, and seems to pressurise quicker and more stable. Maybe the old pump was on its way out for years, but finally broke this week. Applying some of the useful posts above logic and the findings means I managed to get it fixed. And im not going senile. Phew.
  4. No water loss. New pump fitted, pipe trimmed back for fresh join. Lets see tomorrow.
  5. Well, well, well. This morning I have 50% water. It appears the onboard pump is also kaput. So I wonder if some valve or similar has failed, thus meaning that I am effectively sucking in onboard and external water. It is a long shot. Pump now removed, power disconnected. Lets fill up and see by this evening.
  6. Well the silkaflex has cured, the tanks been filled up, the cap locked. Lets see tomorrow. .....
  7. The waste goes direct to external outlets. It really is quite a problem. I am starting to open the possibilities of going senile at 31, and that the local fauna are well washed indeed. I keep checking for crop circles and odd shaped floating things, including decending whales but no other corroborative evidence of strange happens YET. P. s. I did fill when full, see earlier post. ... The oddest thing about the tank, which I removed fully today, has just the level indicator switch and the overflow/ drain down pipe below water level. Inspected for damage. Nothing. Wood underneath bone dry. Now each and every join has been covered in silkaflex. ....
  8. Even more strange and annoying is that I did the newspaper idea for 2hrs while I went out. Came back and its all dry. Ahhh, fixed me thinks. Filled it right up last night for a final test. Today it is mostly empty. Pump was isolated, filler cap locked. Now I am going to remove the tank and probably silkaflex every join. And if its still leaking, im flumoxed. By now I have lost circa 100L and the van is still dry internally?
  9. Im on a cl, so ive laid newspaper underneath and filled 20l. Ive also silkaflexed the join underneath where the drain down pipe exits. Tis intriguing.
  10. With an external 12v socketed pump that I use to pump water (50l) into the tank. Remove pump, lock cap, switch on internal tank pump.
  11. Its not the aqua roll. ... It has a sealed, locked, filler cap. Its fully internal.
  12. Onboard water tank, as in water storage inside caravan that I fill up.
  13. Hello, I have a strange and mysterious problem. I have an onboard water tank, that for some reason has started to make its contents vanish. I filled it right up and the next day it was practically empty. I checked the overflow/ drain down pipe and tightened tightened tightened. Added water, the next day gone. So then I got some PTFE tape and put plenty on the thread, around the o-ring and even the solvent connection and the tube of the overflow/ drain down pipe to make a double effort. This morning there is no water. There is no other low level connections, splits, cracks, holes or signs of internal water seepage. The wood surrounding is dry. Is there a trick I dont know of to apply PTFE? Help!
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