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About gwallwin806

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    N. Ireland
  • Towcar
    Vauxhall Insignia, 2014.
  • Caravan
    Compas Omega 505, 2007.

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  1. All the walls are acrylic finished aluminium
  2. My mate got a new caravan and opted for the diamondbrite interior and exterior care package.. £500! wow Anyway, the guy who applied the polish to the exterior said that he also permanently removed all the scratches for the windows. How is this possible? What product do you think he used? Thanks.
  3. I'd like to polish my new Coachman to help protect the paintwork. What's the best polish that you've used? I've got Autoglym Super Resin and MB14 Snow Wax.. haven't used the Snowwax yet. The Super Resin is very good and easy to apply and remove. Maybe there's better though?? Thanks, Gareth.
  4. Just to let everyone know, my mobile service engineer fitted an external gas point to the caravan. Works well, no issues. Had to drill a hole in the caravan though, pipe goes up from floor and through wall in caravan.. all at floor level so no issues.
  5. Does getting an external gas point fitted (by caravan service engineer) invalidate any type of warranties on a 2 yr old Coachman? Thanks.
  6. In order to get a further discount with my insurance company, I need an Alko wheel lock. I was just going to forget about the discount and use my existing Milenco Compact wheel lock, but it doesn't fit the alloy nuts (doesn't wrap around tightly). What are my options? Does anyone have this caravan and can recommended a wheel lock? Or is the Alko type the best option? Thanks.
  7. The Coachman 580 (2017) doesn't have an external gas point for some unknown reason, even though my 12 year old van had one! Anyhow.. what are my options if I don't get an external gas point fitted? Do I need to carry around 2 gas bottles or is there a way to connect a single gas bottle which supplies gas to the internal appliances (fridge/oven etc.) to the gas hose for the bbq? Perhaps some kind of adapter? Many thanks, Gareth.
  8. Thanks. And how is the pump etc accessed?
  9. Thank you. It is a manual flush. I'll look at the pipe work and see if anything has been squashed.
  10. I've a 2007 Compass Omega 505. When flushing the toilet, it doesn't feel the same as it used to. Not as much flush comes out. Not the same pressure. Some kind of air leak somewhere? Thanks.
  11. I'm at my wits end.. I've tried everything.. But still my extremely squeaky hutch remains. I even got a new car recently and, removed the blank paint from the new towball, still squeaky. Have changed pads (Winterhoff) , still squeaky. Water helps prior to a trip, but only temporarily. Any ideas?
  12. I currently have a 4.5kg Calor Gas Blue Bottle (see pic). I'd like to convert to a Flo Gas (grey and green) 5kg. What is required in order for me to change? A new regulator or more? Please be specific so I understand lol. Thanks.
  13. My local, reputable, installer costs £320 all in for swanneck inc 13pin electrics. £400 for detachable.
  14. *Update* I purchased a Kuga 2. 0d, MK2, 150BHP. Today I brought it to a weighbridge and it weighed 1750kg exactly. That's with 3/4 tank of fuel and a driver. No luggage. I also brought it to my local recycling facility and got it weighed - the figure was very similar. Haven't got a towbar fitted yet. Happy so far.
  15. Thank you all for your comments. The new battery (halfords) has been installed in my caravan and the on board system now reads 13. 1v. When I first installed the new battery 16 hrs ago it read 12. 4. It was connected to a meter by Halfords before purchase. They test all batteries before selling. It read 12. 4. They told me that it was for for sell. At least the reading in my caravan seems to be increasing, maybe by this evening it'll have reached its max 13. 7. I am putting the caravan into storage when I return from this trip. But at the start of the next season, I will get everything tested. I have a c-tec smart charger at home, purchased a few years ago. A great buy. My new battery will be connected to this over the winter. (Though my old, damaged battery, has also been connected to this charger, so I'm unsure why it is now damaged. Will get it all checked out anyway). Gareth.
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