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About Mickyjb

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    Gloucestershire - born in Lancashire
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    Caravanning, Walking, Photography, Beer.
  • Towcar
    2016 Jaguar XF-S
  • Caravan
    2018 Coachman VIP575/4

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  1. It means 'thanks'. If you move the cursor over the heart shape at the bottom of any posting you get four options to respond which are explained as you move the cursor over them.
  2. I don't have any pictures of the setup and won't be at our storage till this coming Friday but I'll have a go at a verbal description... ...I have a short (30cm - just long enough to get the connector outside the locker door) lead with ring tags on one end (attached to the battery studs) and the standard solar connector (which I think came with the panel) on the other. That part stays attached to the van as there's enough room to tuck it down the side of the battery. The solar panel, lead (approx 3m) and mating connector stay in storage. I can put the panel at the bottom of the barn door (there's about a 30cm gap) and at this time of year I just lay it flat whereas in winter I prop it to catch the lower-angled sun.
  3. One of the elements the 'van will be protected from is the sun. Would this make a difference to battery charge/mover use? I'm speaking from experience and I now have a small secondary solar panel slaved to the 'van in (covered) storage.
  4. David, I got an 'Expro' charger from Amazon. It's compatible with the battery in my TZ-100, cost about a tenner and has worked with no problems nearly 3 years now. There'll be an equivalent to suit your battery (and pocket!).
  5. A quick look on Amazing gives these for about £7. Or, as a more 'out there' option there are these for about £9 ! Just search 'Wheel Centre Caps' there are some interesting/strange/weird options. Oh, and some sensible one's!
  6. Cheltenham Caravanner, You'll probably have seen this, it's how it's done around us. : - They're based at William Gilder's Transport Yard at Teddington Hands which would allow for the manoevering part of the test.
  7. I've found it helps to get your fingers on top of the blind to ensure it 'concertinas' ( I may have invented a new word!) properly. it can bunch upwards if just pushed up but we've never had a problem with opening fully.
  8. I like the Dorling Kindersley(DK) guides. They have enough information in respect of what to do, where to go and what you could eat, drink and shop for any area/region/country.
  9. Thanks Mike and Tony, I hope all is well from now on. To be honest I don't know if the problem persists on my 'van I've just got into the habit of tapping the switch every time.
  10. It seems that some work and some don't. Probably a tolerance mismatch between switches and the control board. I've never had a problem with the 'full' light, but then, I don't often let it get that far! I can't seem to get through a day without one of the (many) lights coming on though! Tony, you're in luck I'm away in the 'van at the moment.
  11. Sorry, I'm a bit late to this thread but yes I know about the light staying on. The lower of the two reed switches operates the 3/4 full light and seems to stick on ( I know of two others with the same problem). I've tried a magnet on it but can't make it unstick. What I do now is give the switch a sharp tap with the key-fob, that unsticks it every time! You'll need to do your own experiments to calibrate 'sharp tap' (for me it involved having the window open so you can see the light!) but, you don't need to be too violent with it.
  12. I have had no problem exchanging Calor Lites at the dealer who supplied our caravan. My signature should allow you to work it out!
  13. Well, I've just failed to kill myself once again!
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