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solarpower

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About solarpower

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  • Birthday 10/03/1947

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Co Durham
  • Interests
    Caravanning,
  • Towcar
    Range Rover Sport
  • Caravan
    Swift Conqueror 530

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  1. I owned a 2007 Disco. and towed with it for three years and it was perfect, I loved it. we gave it to our son when his old Shogun blew up. He still has it and looks after it like a baby, he had to change the turbo this year which took him about a week but otherwise it still looks like new and drives great, I am sure he thinks more of his Disco then he does his mum and me.
  2. Alde every time, the whole van is kept warm, I remember taking out our sleeping bags from under the seats and they were freezing, not with the Alde and the air quality is much better. In the winter when we get to a site the first thing I do is switch on the heating and by the time I am set up the van is well on the way to 22*c. I will never have another van without Alde.
  3. Many owners have changed the fluid themselves including me, it cost less than £30. When I do it next time I will also use a pump, there are videos on Youtube showing how to do it.
  4. solarpower

    Multimeter

    As a retired electrician I have used a lot of multi meters and use a Fluke as my main one but I bought this one last year because a clip on can be very handy and it has a 2amp scale. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNI-T-UT210E-Digital-Handheld-Clamp-Multimeter-Tester-DMM-Voltmeter-AC-DC-Meter/392118967556?hash=item5b4c1c9d04:g:WdgAAOSwH0Vb3leH I tested it against my Fluke and it is fine.
  5. I think you have a Bessacarr, that is a Alde flow which gives continuous hot water, we have it in our 525. We never had a problem with running out of hot water in our last van and I think the money could have been spent on much better extra's.
  6. I had the same problem in 1994 on a Compass, since then 10yrs with a Bessacarr then 9yrs with a Swift Bessacarr then 6yrs with a Swift Conqueror and now with a new Bessacarr all with a Isabella awning. My present one I used a Hercules tensioner for our last 9wk holiday, all ok although our new van has GRP sides. I always assumed that the Compass did not have any support where the awning brackets sat. In the case of your Buccaneer I think I read they were using a thinner aluminium panel.
  7. I have just used this to fix my satellite dome and it did a excellent job, half the price of some and gets good reviews https://www.screwfix.com/p/soudal-fix-all-high-tack-adhesive-sealant-white-290ml/64585#_=p
  8. I would change to 6kg red propane bottles, a new propane regulator from Amazon with a hand wheel so you do not need a spanner £6:50, the regulator has a left hand thread so screws into the bottle anti clockwise.
  9. Ours cuts out with a small pan, large pan or no pan, it also happens on the lower settings. We are on holiday at present so will sort it out when we get home, I emailed Dometic but surprise surprise no reply, what use is a electric hot plate if you can't use it to cook.
  10. The Dometic electric hob on our new van cuts out when up to temperature but does not cut in again until it is cool so you can't use it. Has anyone else had the same problem.
  11. Does anyone have one and are they reliable as there is a lot of mixed reviews.
  12. My Camos dome worked fine at Dunnet Bay
  13. I used Trio pair in 2004 to reduce a Isabella awning and they did a perfect job, they arranged collection.
  14. I would never leave them on, I also had the Evo Auto and it was never reliable, the actuator motors would jam in the off position, sometimes one would move and the other had to be released by hand, At two years the control panel had to be replaced when the actuators failed and last year when three months out of warranty one actuator again failed, PCB fault and even though it was separate to the main PCB It was not available to buy on it's own and a new control panel was £325. I sold the mover to the engineer who fitted my new manual mover and now have peace of mind that at least it will engage every time.
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