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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. Anymore news on Lunar Automotive or is that it....?
  2. I must admit I have always preferred CT to ST, I find the ST forum clunky to use and not as well designed or user friendly as CT . Pleased that they will bring back ST as I use it very occasionally for specific Swift advice when needed.
  3. So sad to see another caravan manufacturer go under. Lunar had their issues and faults like most other brands over the years but at one point they did have the edge in building Lightweight luxury tourers. I have fond memories of the 3 Planet range models that my parents owned from 1986 - late 1990s a particular favourite being their 1993 Lunar Jupiter with double dinettes at each end. The rear dinette made a double bed with sliding wooden doors across, yes wooden no plastic concertina cheap ones then. All 3 Planet models were dry, no damp or faults just good solid but lightweigh
  4. Hi, We really like the look of the VIP 520, but remain surprised on such a high specification caravan why the two lockers beneath the seats on the side dinette don't have side access doors? Our current Swift has these and we use them daily to get various items out without taking all of the seat cushions off the top to access via this route. Is this something Coachman could consider changing going forward? Also can't tell from some promotional pictures I saw but do the long front seats have access doors in the bed/base lockers? It seems like a simple omis
  5. Any news or updates on the Lunar saga? Will they ever come back from this?
  6. We have a Tiguan our first one and agree it's a fantastic towcar and just generally great car to drive all round. Very pleased with ours.
  7. Thanks again for the reply, yes that's what I was thinking on the new hose to replicate the extension hose.
  8. Hi there, as I ordered the 7.5m extension hose at £19.99 but the supplier I purchased from instead sent me a complete mains adaptor kit with ball valve (worth £40 nearly) instead I think this is what has confused me in terms of connecting the hose to my existing kit as I currently have two lengths of hose all with female connectors (4 female end connections) currently. Looking at the connectors though I'm sure I can unscrew and remove one of female connector and replace with a male one as they sent me 2 male grey threaded. So if I am to remove one of the female connectors from one
  9. Thanks for all the quick replies and great advice, as always the people on this forum are so helpful - so a big thanks. It looks like the overtopping issue we had this year is down to a faulty ball valve as it appears we were connecting everything up OK with the stop connector at the Aquaroll ball valve inlet end. I plan to pick up a male to male connector at the local garden centre this week ready for our next trip to Alderstead Heath CMC site on a service pitch.
  10. We have used the Aquaroll mains adaptor since summer 2019 but this year the ball valve wouldn't turn off and continued to fill and overtop the aquaroll, I have since ordered a replacement ball valve and some extra Aquaroll hose but now pondering connections and would like some advice please: - There are 2 orange connections on each end of the hosing but one of them has the word 'Stop' written on it see pics below. I am wondering does the connector with stop connect to the ball valve or does it connect to the main tap? As both will push onto the ball valve connector? Am I being t
  11. Hi there, your tap could be a Reich Vector S tap (look it up on Google) it's a common fault and the cartridge fails. It's a bit of a fiddly repair but if you go on the Reich website and go via the UK contacts a Tim Probyn should be able to advise and send PDF of instructions to repair and replace the cartridge Tim quoted the cartridge part number and I ordered mine from eBay and it was a genuine Reich part for about £18 + postage. If you're a member of Swift Talk then search for a post under the technical section Help! Tap not working and it's all there (see photo attac
  12. From snippets I have seen on Swindon Caravans website and on Twitter looks like the Eccles range has gone for 2021 and the Challenger has had a facelift with a more upgraded front panel which looks great. Challengers also have ALDE heating as standard.
  13. Hi all, We’ve just arrived on our 2 week hols in Sidmouth and our mixer tap is playing up. We sometimes can’t stop water coming through it unless we turn off the pump. The mixer feels a little floppy but also a bit ‘clicky’ when turning left to right. No idea if it can be repaired or if it’s a complete replacement and advice welcomed. Caravan is a 2015 Challenger 530 SE. Thanks thensum
  14. Ok thanks for the comments and advice will have another look.
  15. 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?
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