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  1. Update:- Took the external inlet to pieces (well, removed the blue piece on the outside where the non return valve is), definitely a bit of crud in there. Gave it a good blow from the outside and another piece of rubbish spat out. Gave the valve a good but gentle clean, looks good as new now. Put it back together, just need to re-pressurise the system and see what happens, but feeling confident. Thanks for all input, will give final update in a few days, bit busy until the weekend. S
  2. Well, this may explain things. Mains on (like we normally use, rarely on 12V). No external pump fitted at this time. Fired up internal pump, started to pressurise system (albeit not a lot of water in onboard tank). Two things - the rear tank pretty much emptied while pressurising system, which had the effect of kicking in the noise that we get. Quick fumble around identified the in-line pressure valve as the culprit. HOWEVER, looking at the external inlet, look and behold a steady trickle of water (see pic). Which leads me to suspect the NRV in
  3. Great response, thanks. Am aware of the two videos, on the "testing" list. Going to look at the issue today hopefully, will report back later. Just one more thought. .. I assume that I can run without the external pump at all? Then if there is an issue with the valve on the external inlet housing it should be easy to spot as I'd see a trickle on the outside? S
  4. Must admit, always wondered why things like Skoda Yeti* has 2100Kg towing capacity but Kerb Weight is about 1500Kg (Not picking on Skoda, just one example I happen to know off the top of my head!)
  5. Thanks Pebble, gradually making sense. One difference with my arrangement, I don't have an auto-fill function - at least if I do, I haven't worked it out yet I just manually flick the switch, let the onboard tank fill up, then flip back to Internal. Normally keep the onboard tank between 30% and 100% full, and try to keep at least 50% in the Aquaroll so that I don't have to traipse to the tap if we run out late at night or it's ****ing down (Just to confuse things even more, said switch has three positions - "Int" for internal pump, "Ext" to *fill* from external pu
  6. So this is where I'm beginning to get slightly confused. The pump inside the rear on-board tank looks exactly the same as the one that goes in the external Aquaroll (i. e. a High Flow thingy). There are two gizmos on the floor next to the tank (see pictures earlier), one has a pressure switch/adjuster screw on it, the other just a couple of wires. As the pipework forms a sort of loop with of the gizmos in line on either side, I'm guessing they're both some sort of one-way valve arrangement; one leg is the input to fill, the other is the output. (See pic - pressure switch knob is t
  7. Interesting thought. ...did you get any "weeping" of water as well? Will look into it for sure, thanks.
  8. Thanks all, @Wispman - take your point, but as it's the pump under the bed I find this unlikely. If I've set the switch to be the internal pump then I'd have though the external pump would become isolated. ..but I may be wrong of course. @Flying Grandad - good call, will try that next time we're fully pumped up (off site now ready for winterising). We don't use the shower, so that is my primary candidate for not behaving. @MVJ - your comment was enough to make me go out and have a closer look. No "tyre valve" that I can see, but I do see a pressure swit
  9. Hi all, 2017 Crusader Aurora with on-board water tank/pump under bed, used as "primary" water source. Just recently has started "cycling" every now and then, i. e. running of its own accord for 8-12 secs at random periods. Very annoying, especially in the middle of the night as it's right under my head! We've started switching to external supply overnight now (when we remember), but obviously something's not right. All taps/shower definitely off, no adverse impact on water flow. Initial Googling suggest there's probably a slight leak somewhere causing a pressure d
  10. Crusader Aurora, June 2017. Love the layout, keeps the dogs out of the bedroom during the night! As per usual, always a couple of niggles:- Handle to toilet door forever coming loose - if it comes right off while you're in the loo, you're trapped !! (Even using Loctite on grub screw hasn't helped, will be trying to tap a proper thread into it over winter.) All interior fittings feel a bit flimsy compared to our previous Bailey Pegasus. Had the recall on the Stargazer roof - came adrift en route to Cornwall from Yorkshire on day 2 of ownership. Rectified under warrant
  11. Firs thing I did in my Crusader was take the cabinet door off, remove the various bits of useless plastic and then use the bottom shelf as the mount for the TV on a swinging arm. (used a bit of supporting wood as well to distribute load.) Drilled a small hole in the bottom corner, threaded some mains cable through - along with TV aerial feed and a digital audio cable - and wired up a 4-way extension block to run the TV, Blu-ray and Chromecast. Digital cable runs through overhead lockers to sound bar mounted to shelf above front window. Cables a bit untidy, but totally practical. Wil
  12. Good luck with the other manufacturers . ...none of them are perfect, just that some are less perfect than others. (Find me a damp-free Bailey Pegasus Mk1 )
  13. Definitely the Stargazer, an earlier post in the thread suggested may not be restricted to just Stargazer though. ....looking at your unit, could be affected.
  14. Make sure you have some Duck tape "just in case" ​I think the heat probably contributed to my bonding coming away - no chance of that happening again at the moment with this lousy weather . ..... ​S
  15. I think the point is that the main shell is bonded (or however they do it), not that the entire construction is screw-free. On my repair, I can see at least one screw has been used - it seems to be at an angle into the bonding material, don't think it will have penetrated the outer "skin". Might just have been used to secure the skylight in place while the new bonding cured. , and left in place [accidentally or deliberately, who knows]. Either way I'm not touching it, as long as it doesn't start rusting. .... Interestingly, I've not received a recall [yet], maybe technology is working
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