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    Burstner 520TL avant garde

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  1. The photograph is not very clear but that plug looks like a 12S, not a 12N. The caravan probably has two plugs, 12N for lighting and 12S for the caravan services. Check what colour the other plug is. 12N are usually black and 12S are grey or white. The sockets on the car are also the same colours.
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    I have had an air awning collapse in high winds but it just sprang back up again when the gust passed.
  3. I think that the OP is using a translation of the boating term for EHU which is "shore power".
  4. Astral was a caravan maker and they made a range of different sizes so it is impossible to answer your question.
  5. You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to: shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person (in which case you should stay 2m apart). Exercise should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area. meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  6. If the system is working correctly then turning on any tap will switch the pump on. This will pressurise the whole water system. Water will then flow from any taps that are open. You obviously need to repair the shower hose. Yu say that the taps are not working. Was this simply because the shower hose was disconnected or was the pump not switching on which would suggest a faulty microswitch or its associated wiring?
  7. Except, if you have reversed into position, it will probably roll a few inches before the brakes take effect,
  8. I am confused. If the taps are not working then how did you get water through to know that you had a leak?
  9. If you are asking about fitting a new gas appliance then the jets would need to be changed to convert it from natural gas to LPG.
  10. If none of your taps are working are you sure that the leak is from the plumbing and not rainwater from outside? As you are new to caravans, have you got 12v power elsewhere in the caravan and if the water pump switched on? It is unlikely that all of the microswitches would fail. If no taps are working you should start by checking the pump and its connections. You may not have any microswitches in which case there will be a pressure switch instead.
  11. This is the lock listed by AL-KO for the AKS 2700 hitch.
  12. There are usually separate gas taps for each appliance so you need to check that the gas for the water heater is turned on. Also, it will not light if the flue cover has not been removed.
  13. I keep seeing claims that refrigerators are less effective on 12v than on 230v. However, checking the specifications the power of the heater element for both voltages is usually the same or very similar. Therefore, I can see no reason why the performance should be so different unless you spend a lot of time in slow moving traffic with the car's engine at tickover. Also, the 12v system does not usually have a thermostat so it will cool whenever power is available whereas the mains element will switch off when the target temperature has been reached. This would suggest that 12v system could
  14. You should be able to tell by the noise when you flush. If you toilet has its own flush tank then you will hear a different pump running from the one used to supply the taps.
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    Drain down

    I appreciate that some notice period is needed but it makes no sense in terms of managing the pandemic. If the risk is high enough to require stricter measures then they should be started as soon as possible. The problem is that people seem determined to do as much as the rules permit regardless of the risks. We have scarcely left home since March, not because of the rules but simply because we did not think that it was worth the risk.
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