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About Cavalier

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    Milton Keynes
  • Interests
    Dog showing
  • Towcar
    Range Rover 4. 4
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    Bailey Cartagena

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  1. Thanks for the replies, well it looks like I will have to order a wheel undo'er from Bailey. I've only had the caravan a couple of months but was thinking of checking the torque .
  2. Thanks for all the replies, I'm still trying to get up the nerve to have a go at pulling it down.
  3. Does the 2017 model Cartegena have a locking nut socket to get the wheels off for service. I will need a service later in the year but I can't remember ever being given a socket. I had one for my Mark II Cartegena. So assumed they are standard issue. If I need one, is it something I can get from Bailey?
  4. In our 2017 Bailey Cartagena, I've changed the layout of the plates and cup cuboard, because my wife had trouble reaching the cups in their wire holder due to the stick out worktop, also I did not like the way the plates and bowls rattled around in their wire fitting. Just added 3 stepped shelves. I also copied another members improvement by changing the 3 bottle wine rack cuboard into a vending cuboard. Just added 2 x 4" shelves. Everything is so much easier to get to now and looks really good, in my opion anyway.
  5. Thanks for that Toein, I will have a look behind the clock and speaker, see what I can sort out. It's sounds a bit daunting pulling down on the ceiling panel studs if they are that tight they break the ply wood. I don't suppose you know how many of those studs there were in your panel?
  6. Hi does anyone know how to take down the curved moulding that hangs below the front skylight, it has 3 lights in it and LEDs running half way round. It looks like it is held up with Velcro and I can see at least 1 kind of push in Christmas tree like stud. Im thinking of running some led strips along the tops of the cupboards, can anyone suggest the best place to pick up the 12 volt feed for these. regards Ian
  7. Managed to upload a couple of before and after pictures Before and after of locker doors over seats in longe area Curved door with gap at the top All ten locker doors had gaps, the problem was they were all different, the ones over the bed were massive, the clothes could poke out under the door. one of the long cupboards at the foot of the bed was scewed, bigger gap at one end than the other. Anyway all sorted now.
  8. I think our Cartagena is basically well built, and as I bought it at 3 years old, it seems in really good condition. Had I bought it from new would not have accepted the poor fit of the locker doors, one scue whiff the others all with different gaps at the bottom. A couple of things I would like to do: move the cup holder, the wife finds it difficult to reach because the stick out sink gets in the way and I would like to extend the LED lights so they completely surround the roof light feature. This seems to be held up by strong Velcro and pop studs. Don't think I will try pulling it down till get some guidance from some one that knows.
  9. PLOD I was not asking for your opion on the matter, just stating a rather sad fact. I do expect a £20k hand build product to be finish to an acceptable standard, not have serious issues with poorly aligned and fitted lockers, after all, the Unicorn is supposed to be Baileys top of the range model. (Never been in an Airstream) I can't help the comparison to a fitted kitchen cabinet bought for as little £200 and would not find it acceptable to have a gap at the top or bottom of the door and I would not consider it enjoyable to have to take all the hinges off and reposition them, to make things look just right. As I bought the caravan as nearly new, I kind of accepted that, what, was, is! Regards not being prepared to accept little niggles of course I do, but I consider niggles to be something like a blind not closing properly, water pump needing ajusting that sort of thing, certainly not having to refit 10 locker doors. Just reiterating what I say in my opening para I was not asking you to join me in in saying " Bailey need to improve on their quality control" just stating a fact. I don't think I would say they are utterly disgraceful, atrocious and need keel hauling (an old saying that) In MY real world, good standards are to be expected as a norm, why accept shoddy workmanship (it was not accepted in my work place) for our hard earned money. If Bailey don't pay attention to their quality control, they will loose out to the likes of Swift, Because people with my level of standards will stop accepting poor value for money. Anyway we have been long time Bailey owners, new and used and we do not want to see the quality bar lowered. How do I add pictures to posts, anyone know?
  10. Sat here, looking at the gaps at the bottom of the lockers doors on our 2017 Unicorn III, thought to myself, surely they are not supposed to be like that, you could actually see the clothes in the lockers above the bed. I had a look at how they had been fitted. Oh dear, come on Bailey boys such poor workmanship and attention to detail. They would never get away with this sort of workmanship if they were fitting kitchen cuboards!!! Anyway dead easy to fix, just needed the hinges that are screwed to the actual door, positioned a little bit. Just as easy for the Bailey boys to have done this right as to do it wrong. I even moved up the curved cuboard door, that is just to the right as you enter the caravan, it had a gap at the top of about half inch, not good to look at I was going to put some before and after pictures, but can't seems work out how to do it. It looks so much better now with all these doors nicely lined up tight at the bottom. Bailey need to tighten up on their quality control that's for sure. I know some will think I'm too fussy, but with this period of self isolation it was bugging me. lol.
  11. Is there anyway of of adjusting the overhead locker doors on the Unicorn III, mine have big gaps at the bottom. regards Ian
  12. I have just realised that my 2017 Unicorn has tyre pressure sensors built in, a couple of questions: do you have to buy the monitor from Bailey, priced I think at £90, or is there a cheaper monitor on eBay that is compatible? If the sensors are battery operated, would they now after nearly 4 years, need changing ? Another thought how do you change them? sorry if all this has been covered in the forum, but I can't find it. thanks Cavalier
  13. Having owned 3 Discoveries and one LR3 2012 4.4 V8 diesel, the later being my current tow car. This full fat Range Rover (as we refer to this model on our forum) is by far the best tow car I have owned, super comfortable, super powerful, at 21/2 tons it never lets the tail wag the dog. Towing at 58 mph the engine is only running at 1200 rpm, so economy is very good. A good, low mileage 2012 vogue model could be bought for around £17000. A lot of car that would have cost in access of 50K new. I must stress I am recommending the Range Rover as the perfect tow car and not a run around town car, for this we use a Renault Zoe electric car.
  14. Thanks for all the replies, I have told Emove I want to move the isolation switch, they tell me this is ok and are going to send me the necessary cable.
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