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  • Birthday 01/04/2013

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    Whitchurch, Shropshire.
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    VX Insignia B ST 170 manual
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    Adria Adora Thames 2019

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  1. The latest V70 (MY 2016, AT 1546?) manual does indeed show a lever on the back of the headlight assembly for adjusting the active bi-Xenon lamps. Something obviously missing somewhere if the dealer doesn't know either .
  2. Some vids on You Tube but basically prise off the grey surround with a sharp knife.. IIRC, this should reveal two screws which when undone, allow the push button control plate to be removed. Then you have access down inside the flush tank and also the pump at the bottom on a hose. Be prepared that you might need to reseal the control plate as the seal can get damaged.
  3. Confusion sorted Seems that Adria fit micoswitch taps and a Whale pressure switch but don't connect the wires on the taps - they're just hanging loose under the taps . Methinks the taps will need to be changed for something to our liking as the flow rate from either the kitchen or bathroom taps is just 3lt/min and that's with a Whale pump capable of delivering much more. Also need to look for any restrictions in the plumbing and then the taps .
  4. Never had a 'van with microswitches on the taps. Our new 'van has microswitch taps AND a Whale adjustable pressure switch but I thought that you either had one or the other. Just curious as to why we have both. Any explanation?
  5. Cara Motorhomes, Stoke on Trent. Exemplary service, nothing too much trouble. 100% recommended Edit - just had a look at one of FB groups. Wow, 25 constructive comments and feedback so far .
  6. Took delivery of our Thames yesterday but yet to use the shower. It was also a slight concern of ours but there to seemed to be zero issues reported on the two Adria Facebook groups .
  7. http://www.brackenfarmcaravanpark.com/ Stayed here in 2015, very clean, adults only site, large level pitches. Bit remote for us at the time as had a motorhome but would now return again without hesitation with our caravan. One to avoid IMO as you'll almost have an "interview" on arrival https://www.rosebudfarmtouringpark.co.uk/. Just didn't do it for us .
  8. A guy called Andrew Ditton has trailed an Airstream around most of Scotland. He tends to wild it most of the time but check out his vlogs on You Tube as they'll give you an insight into what's what.
  9. Ill take a punt and say the OP's awning is a Dorema Quattro , Looks very similar to ours, even down to the curtain pattern http://www.dorema.co.uk/de/porch awnings/quattro_225_275.htm and apparently suitable for seasonally sited and winter pitches. Certainly isn't a thin material and ours has withstood >40mph gusts in Shropshire. Ours has been up constantly on a seasonal pitch since March 2018 and has only recently been taken down as we're changing 'vans in 10 days time. As for tensioning, we use one of these and really makes the sides taut https://www.towsure.com/leisurewize-frame-mate-awning-tensioner To stop the awning moving in the awning rail/channel, use two of these https://www.caravanaccessoryshop.co.uk/product/isabella-safe-lock-2/6270
  10. FWIW, http://www.my-caravan-insurance.co.uk/touring-caravan-insurance/ Good underwriters on most policies. Suits us .
  11. Limited static owners on here. Might be worth asking over on http://www.gostatic.co.uk/ or https://www.willerby.com/owners-club/owners-club-landing
  12. Lunar Delta Ti in night position + 4" infill = 6' 7". Or if a transverse island bed doesn't do it for you, French bed Adria Adora Thames @ 6' 5"
  13. We use and leave erected all year round, a Dorema Quattro 275. Has withstood 40mph+ winds but have added a few extra poles. No damage to ours whereas several Kampa air awnings have collapsed. A lot depends on how the awning is erected in the first place but as others have said, your choice.
  14. Pebble

    South Wales

    Nice site, walking distance to basic shops and pubs. Good dog walking if you have one but need to be on quiet B-road to get to woods. Showers are in a different block next door to the toilets and basins. Accommodated our 9.2m tag axle MH on the top terrace with no problems. Friendly owners and must be popular as there was/is a waiting list for seasonal pitches on the two lower terraces. Good base to explore from, fully serviced pitches. Steep approach driveway. Probably wouldn't return again as the site just didn't do it for us. Might have been different if we'd had a caravan at the time.
  15. Given the choice, Easy Grip for me. Have had the type where you turn a threaded screw and whilst they seem to be secure if tightened with pliers, Easy Grip, albeit probably more money, are easier to use IMO. As before, add hose clips once the poles are correctly tensioned and nothing's going to move.
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