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    SE England - West Sussex
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    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. Ok thanks for the comments and advice will have another look.
  2. Tried this and no flickering lights but must admit I don't think the lights flickered when the pump was working normally. Now not sure if it's a power issue or not. Probably still need to take the pump out and have a look, job for the weekend 🙂. If it is a fuse or power problem not too sure where to start?
  3. Ok will try this first, thanks for the advice.
  4. Hi all, I have the Thetford C260 in our 2015 Swift Challenger SE and it is generally used all year around but we have obviously not used the caravan and toilet since 20th Feb 2020. Today I tried the flush and it appears not to be working so after reading with interest all of the posts on here it sounds like the C260 doesn't have the fuse, reed board set up in the toilet compartment which makes sense as I couldn't see anything like this when I looked. I am now wondering if the pump is ceased or jammed with 'crud' as mentioned above and probably needs a clean out and a spray with silicone (Ambersil) lubricant possibly to see if it will work again? Removing the pump doesn't sound too difficult (famous last words) but wondered if there are any videos on YouTube possibly that others know about? I'll have a look myself as well. We have always drained the toilet flush down fully after every single trip, we do use the Elsan Pink rinse in the flush tank as I heard this one was less prone to causing black bits and TBH we have never seen black bits in the flush water in all 5 years of use. As the Thetford C260 has a maintenance free, self resetting fuse (according to the manual) where is this located? The only 10amp fuse I can see that could be allocated to the toilet is under the front off side seating within the Sargent main fuse box. I am suspecting the flush may have dried out more than usual with not being used for this period of time, especially during such hot weather we've had during lockdown and it may have clogged up? Any advice and help welcomed. Just found this very helpful video on YouTube from The Trudigans Thanks, thensum
  5. It was pretty cheap (£1.99) off eBay and isn't that tiny, must be the camera shot 😊. I have also got silcone spray as well so will use this when this runs out. Thanks for the tip.
  6. Hi all, Purchased this spray and brush at th start of the year and hoping to bring the caravan home next Sat and clean out the rail. Just wondered if anyone has used this and is it best to spray on the brush and then work into rail? Any comments and advice welcomed.
  7. We booked a service pitch at Putts Corner CMC from 23th July for 13 nights back in Dec 2019, so waiting to see what happens...... just booked a local weekend at Alderstead Heath CMC from 9th July, but can always cancel if needs be. It'd be the first time using our shower if the toilet blocks are closed. Happy to do this if it means we can get away safely and keep our distance from others.
  8. Our 2015 Swift Challenger SE 530 has it fitted as standard and it's our third caravan but the first one with it fitted. Definitely felt the ATC kick in at low speed over speed bumps in our village and also going around a rather bumpy section of road near a mini roundabout as we leave home. The other time I felt it was when towing the caravan empty (warranty work) back to the dealer in Swindon along the M4 in very strong winds. Like others have said a properly loaded caravan with a suitably matched tow vehicle means you shouldn't need ATC but I like having the extra safety feature along with the stabiliser. My next caravan will have ATC.
  9. Just some advice on 2011 model year, check the seal around the toilet access door and also the wall board inside the caravan around the toilet as they had issues with not being properly sealed and we had to have ours repaired under warranty. Otherwise we really liked our 2011 Lunar Quasar 524. Also noticed on your photo the Lunar logo and stripes above the front side window. Possibly could be a DIY additional sticker, just check it's not hiding any damage to the aluminium side walls. Good luck with the purchase and happy Caravanning 🙂.
  10. We should've been at Derwentwater C&CC site for 10 nights and had my parents booked in at Keswick Country House Hotel for 4 nights. Obviously all cancelled so we've been enjoying home time with hot and sunny weather in West Sussex.
  11. Where can we now find out the dealer list going forward?
  12. Looking at the new website there is no information on dealers yet? We've had 2 Lunars in the past our first one leaked like a sieve, second one was a good van. We then bought a new 2015 Swift Challenger which has had its faults but all sorted 'swiftly' under warranty by Swindon Caravans. Looking at the new Lunar Clubman ES I must admit it looks very smart and chic - especially the washroom and shower, look far superior than current Swift offerings. It'd be good to see the new Lunars in the flesh eventually! My other reservation is our current Swift tows superbly whereas our previous 2011 Lunar Quasar 524 was always a bit twitchy.
  13. Great, thanks for the reply, web link and advice, I'll avoid the insulating tape.
  14. 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
  15. Don't Elddis, Compass and Buccaneer still all have wooden frames as well but they glue them together using their SoLiD technique....
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