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gtepete

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About gtepete

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  • Location
    Berkshire
  • Interests
    Cars, motorcycles, Raleigh Chopper bikes, now caravans
  • Towcar
    Ford
  • Caravan
    Bailey

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  1. gtepete

    External lights

    mmm this looks more involved than I thought with a 13 pin system. ...plan to visit the guy who fitted my tow bar for his advice first. ..
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    External lights

    Thanks for feadback. ...Main reason is to make the caravan more visible (easier to find) at night rather than using solar lights plus as mentioned some new caravans have night lights as standard. ..
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    External lights

    Noticed some modern caravans have front lights which operate while parked up (off car) on site. Is there a way I could power up my front and rear clear side lights/rear red lights on my Bailey using a spare 13 pin female connector (as fitted to car) connected to leisure battery via extended cable for the caravan socket to plug in. ... . ..
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    Bargain Halfords Leisure Battery 115ah

    Correction it was just the light, door was open. ..
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    Bargain Halfords Leisure Battery 115ah

    Quick update. . . will work with quick release terminals. . . also found what killed my original battery, fridge was switched to 12 volt operation. . . however it was 6 years old. . . . I know you can buy from mail order companys, but most towns have a Halfords store where you can pick one up. . .
  6. Wasn't sure which section to put this in. ....bought one for my 2011 Bailey Ranger GT60 today was £135 down to £95, but £76 using my Halfords Trade card. Although has 2 year guarantee, Halfords are pretty good with replacements if you have future issues. Fully fits battery box, but is tight. ...so check it fits yours. Halfords Leisure Battery 115 Ah The Halfords Leisure Battery 115 Ah is made from a tough construction and comes fully charged and ready to fit. It is ideal to use in your caravan, motorhome or boat. Halfords Leisure Battery 115 Ah Extra Info Comes fully charged and ready to fit Suitable for use in boats, motorhomes and caravans Tough construction deep cycle battery Startup power: 750 amps AH value: 115 Reserve capacity : 200 Bench charge: 11. 0 amps 26. 40kg approximate weight Dimensions: 346mm x 172mm x 239mm (LxDxH) 2 year guarantee http://www. halfords. com/camping-leisure/caravan-motorhomes/electrical-power/halfords-leisure-battery-115-ah
  7. Our (first) caravan is coming up to 6 years old, we bought it new (old stock) in 2011. We have its last service while its in warranty this week. Where do I check for damp in advance of service and what other items should I check (we had a new rear panel in 2012, so no cracks showing front or back. ..what moisture readings should I be getting on my meter. ....many thanks Peter
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    Covering Up Light Scratch Marks

    I would go with a mobile repairer. ...
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    Replacing Caravan Decals

    I recommend a 3M squeegee blade hand held tool. ..its got a cloth edge to aid removing trapped bubbles. ..see ebay. ..use masking tape as position guides. ..and use a spray bottle to wet surface. ..
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    Major 6 Major Crack!

    Any updates, we have been looking at a Swift as a replacement for our Bailey Ranger GT, which had a rear panel within a year of buying it new. ..
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    Greasing The Alko Hitch?

    Does everyone lift the stabliser arm up, to release friction pads when reversing van into position?
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    Awning Tips

    Found using coloured stickers aids assembly, and for newbies, you fit a full awning without the side panels attached. ...we only realised watching a new arrival!!!!!
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    Loose Hanger Fix

    Apologises, by hanger I meant hook/peg. We overloaded one of ours and it then kept popping out, hence the screw. ..
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    Treating Dents

    I have successfully used small silicon plastic buttons to cover dents designed to protect motorcycle tanks, come in various colours. ...ebay again
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    Loose Hanger Fix

    To fix loose hangers that fall out, simply mark hole, remove hanger (hidden screw behind), drill and chamfer hanger and replace with longer screw. ..
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