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  • Birthday 11/03/1974

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    Kia Optima Sportswagon
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    Swift Challenger 480

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  1. We have a Challenger 480 and it fits ours perfectly so you should be fine - they are now in 300 and 400 lengths, so as long as you have at least 3 metres of straight length on your awning rail, you can fit a 300 or if you've got 4 metre, get the 400 length. One word of advice, make sure you get the new 2019 model, as you can add side panels if you want later, this was only available on the 2019 model. Make sure you don't get old stock!
  2. I understand that unfortunately there have been a spate of thefts at Brighton CMC site in the last couple of days, my understanding is that about 18 thefts involved, including electric bikes etc and some awnings cut open with a knife. Police are involved.
  3. get a Solwise - we use on CMC sites and boosts wifi and allows access by several devices.
  4. Old enough to not have a model number on it!! Think might just replace rather than spend money on essentially an old mover...
  5. But why different control boxes for say an evolution and a freedom? Is it the motors that are different and the electronics the same? If so, why do powertouch sell different boards at different prices?
  6. Weve got a problem with our powertouch mover in that the control box is fried. There's 12v power to the control box, but no output from the control box to the motors. If I buy a second hand single axle control box and handset on ebay, does it need to be for the same as the motors or are the motors standard fit? In other words do I need a new control board that is exactly the same as the one I remove, or will any powertouch do as long as it has its handset and is for a single axle? Powertouch sell control boxes for different models at different prices, which leads me to think that something is specific to the motors? Anybody with experience know the answer, as dont want to throw good money after bad...
  7. No, dont put lids in oven. We put foil over if we need it covered in the oven. Not needed usually though...
  8. https://twitter.com/EPRoadsPolicing/status/1148479685585711104?s=19 Good news to get back, shame culprits got away...
  9. +1 for the ingenio - we use it at home and in the van. Bonus is that they can be used in the oven, then attach handle to remove from oven. Brilliant invention and very long lasting..
  10. We've gone for the kampa air canopy - quite lightweight so can be stored in the van, don't have to worry about the fact that the door is only 130mm from the awning rail and it does exactly what the caravanstore does...
  11. Unfortunately over a foot tall and six inches in diameter and weighs 3.4kg, so not really suited to most caravans in terms of space and weight.
  12. Reject it! If the fault was present within six months and you can prove you brought it to their attention, reject the van under the CRA. We did exactly this and got rid of our Elddis where it was literally falling apart on a brand new van, and floors delaminating etc. Black Horse Finance were great in this respect in helping us achieve a satisfactory outcome.
  13. Bought mums last caravan from there, very good and helpful, spotted some issues with caravan before purchase and they were all sorted before delivery. Would buy from them again if I needed to..
  14. I have to admit I did let out a little giggle when I read your post - I have often thought the same myself (perhaps not in so much detail!). Ours is Challenging somebody to something - lord alone knows what? Our last caravan had a one horned mythical animal on an uninhabited spanish islet in the Balearics - not quite sure how those two got together!?
  15. I assume if you just want the barrel that these will fit.... https://cccampers.myshopify.com/products/fawo-water-filler-cap-2-x-keys-barrel-set-also-fit-swift-bailey-caravan-door-locks
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