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About thensum

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    SE England - West Sussex
  • Interests
    Caravanning, camping, walking the dog and cycling.
  • Towcar
    VW Tiguan R Line - 2. 0TDI 150 BHP
  • Caravan
    2015 - Swift Challenger 530SE

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  1. Great, thanks for the reply, web link and advice, I'll avoid the insulating tape.
  2. I have just purchased 2 new black rubber boots for my Pwrtouch Classic motor mover (new in Mar 2014) direct from Pwrtouch and I wondered do I need to disconnect any of the wiring to remove the old boots (although one is a little weathered and hanging off!) and then reconnect once the new rubber boot is in place? Also what do people use to provide some extra hold to 'wrap' around the boots? I was think some black insulating tape rather than cable ties which I have seen used before? I did look in Pwrtouch's FAQs and technical support pages but couldn't see anything about replacing these, may be because it is a relatively straightforward task? Just thought I'd ask first though... Thanks, thensum
  3. Don't Elddis, Compass and Buccaneer still all have wooden frames as well but they glue them together using their SoLiD technique....
  4. Still seemingly no update from Lunar Automotive since the small peek/preview a while ago now? Anyone have any updates? Web site still has the old Lunar models, including Venus (now gone under the new co.) and their motorhomes....
  5. Just seen a tweet from Andrew Jenkinson on Twitter with a photo of the 2020 range
  6. Just renewed ours in West Sussex at a staggering £707.00 for the year.
  7. From reading another post about which manufacturers displayed at The Lawns this weekend, it sounds like Lunar didn't make it with their 2020 range of caravans despite suggesting they might be there....
  8. Let's hope this is a positive step for Lunar, more investment is needed and maybe Lunar might join the timberless construction 'gang' one day. They need to focus on improved customer service levels and focus on improving quality and reliability. A sporty lightweight Lunar caravan similar to the Swift Basecamp could attract a younger customer as well. I wonder which 2 dealers have gone from the Lunar dealer network as mentioned in the PC article?
  9. This is really pleasing to see, I wonder who the new owners are, when it will be announced and I wonder if they will have models ready for a late 2020 release?
  10. Any news on who the new buyer is yet?
  11. Hi there, It looks like the dripping from our black rubber drain tube for the automatic bleed valve is due to it not closing properly or the valve has failed. We towed home from Norfolk to West Sussex just over a week ago and when unhitching and putting the caravan on our drive we noticed the pink antifreeze liquid was dripping out from the black rubber tube underneath the caravan above where the boiler is located. I spoke to Alde on Monday who suggested I gently tap the valve with a rubber mantle which I did and it looked like this had sorted it, however when I topped up the header tank in the wardrobe today with ALDE premixed pink fluid to get it just about Min level it started to drip out of the black rubber drain tube again. I have temporarily but a small plastic bung from an old air bed in the tube to stop losing antifreeze from the system. For information our fluid was changed in Nov 2017 to the point in 5 year fluid. I have emailed a local mobile service engineer who is a certified agent on ALDE's list and hope they get back to me tomorrow? In the meantime I wanted advice that if we go away this coming weekend as planned, leave the bung in the black rubber tube underneath the caravan and ONLY use the hot and cold water system then I am assuming this will be OK? The weather looks OK next weekend and quite warm but I was contemplating cancelling as it only a local trip but thought I'd ask advice of you lovely folk on this very helpful forum. 😊 Thanks, thensum
  12. Thanks all for the advice, I might see if my dealer has a sample piece they can post out. As it's a 200 mile round trip to Swindon Caravans, Swindon I'd like to sort it myself.
  13. Hi all, We had our awning rail replaced in March 2019 due to it having to be removed to repair a small hairline crack in our rear ABS back panel (2015 Swift Challenger 530SE). It appears that the white rubber/plastic piping trim has either been cut to short by our dealer or it was stretched when replaced and as we've towed it's retracted (see photo). I would like to insert a small piece to fill the gap but no idea where to buy it from. When I looked on line I could find awning piping for feeding through the rail to prevent black streaks but I couldn't find the piping trim. I only need a short piece around 10cm. Any ideas or advice welcomed. thensum
  14. Hi there, Can anyone recommend a good mobile towbar fitting company in the Crawley area? Looking for the work to be done at my house and considering a detachable swan neck tow-bar for a 2017 VW Tiguan soon to be purchased hopefully. Looked at Towbar Express but just wondered if anyone has got good recommendations for a particular company. Thanks, thensum
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