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  1. I thought it looked a lot more than the usual 30mm or so - more like 75 or even 100. Well, if it is intended then I'd be using stainless steel mesh to allow venting and drainage but to keep out the vermin. Neat job, kiaboy.
  2. Yes, sometimes inconvenient. I first came across this with our 2017 Vision. It had a bed support frame that pulled out from the side instead of slats on a roll from the front chest. On our 2019 model the traditional bed slats were reintroduced so I assumed it was a weight saving measure as Coachmans are a heavier built caravan. Nevertheless, if sliders were fitted instead of flaps even more weight could be saved at negligible cost - perhaps even a saving?
  3. Also, if you look closely, the AL-KO stabiliser lever is pointing upwards. So, apparently not "locked on" and no safety. Easily missed if not checked or there's a big enough distraction. "there but by the grace........"
  4. Yes, the curly cables are handy if you just need to connect the car to charge a battery or test a circuit whilst the vans parked up, but hardly practical for towing. SJEM profile shows a Sprite Major and a Mercedes - I am assuming 13 pin in my reply. Nevertheless, I still advise going back to straightforward , original, male:female to avoid problems with poor/corroded/resistive connections when towing. Why introduce an extra set of joints and connections unnecessarily? The 13 pin to 7n/7s adapters (as an example) can introduce enough problems whilst towing -there's lots of thr
  5. It should be 13 pin female on the car (which you have) and 13 pin male on the caravan. The same would apply if it was an older 7 pin set up. I can't think why you have female on the caravan and I don't know of an adapter that will allow you to connect up. In over 40 years caravanning I've never seen such an adaptation for either 7 pin or 13 pin, but perhaps I've led a sheltered life. Try a google by all means but my advice would be to have the correct male fitting on the caravan to avoid any problems with a cobbled together set up.
  6. Its a PMS2000 not nordelectronica. PMS 2000 is a Plug in Systems unit. They are based in Yorkshire. I found a number to try for tech support (if still valid) Try 01482 670700. (Hull) Hopefully they may help. If you've tried everything including double checking the user manual and all else then perhaps its time for a mobile technician.
  7. Same thoughts as Silversurf. Although I'm a little confused by your concerns as your photo shows a PMS 2000 unit with the charger working and the battery indicator needle showing a fully charged battery which suggests the charger is working. The RCD you asked about is on the left, bottom row of switches. The test button is the little round one. There is a relay on the back of the unit which could cause problems but this shouldn't be relevant when on 240v mains. Simplist things first - if you've not already done so, follow the battery cable as far as you can and check for a
  8. My underscore. Ok, I'm being pedantic, but is an NCC Approved Mobile Engineer equally acceptable? They aren't mentioned anywhere by Coachman.
  9. That appears to be too big to be other than a massive oversight or an intentional part of the design. I've never seen a gap as big as that in over 40 years of caravanning. Ask the main dealer to check other similar models for the same "gap" and if "they are all the same sir" get on to Coachman and ask for an explanation. In the meantime, if not using the van I think I'd be capping it off to keep out vermin and damp and next doors cat. I've used stainless steel insect mesh on gaps but nothing on this scale.
  10. Create a spreadsheet or just make a list of all your requirements. Weigh each item before you list it together with its weight. Add up the weights. When you've recovered from the shock you can then decide on essential or preferred items and amend the list. Then amend it again with columns for what's going into the car and what's going into the caravan. Some folk remove the spare wheel to save some weight and some swap standard caravan items for lighter ones e.g. the table, the gas bottle etc. You could consider a small porch awning for short breaks rather than a f
  11. Well I think this caravan has been parked up somewhere remote like Flyingdales in Yorkshire. That cable was possibly once connected to one of the big domes whilst the LAC watched the footie.
  12. My guess would be a brake cable that's come adrift from a clevis. If you can, have a look under the A frame just aft of the hitch and handbrake. There may be a connecting piece or a clevis that looking for something to connect to.
  13. ancell - well done for having the "never surrender" attitude and for thinking your way around the difficulties. I too have some physical weakness and fully understand the desire for independence. I don't really understand why you attached the spare wheel first though - unless of course you had to put in position ready for "rescue". I now see that you are RAC.
  14. LE: The joining piece enables extra length(s) of hose to be attached if your standard hose won't reach the tap.
  15. I hadn't thought about water or moisture incursion. It was a well know problem in the motor trade during the late 70s and early 80s when laquer was first used over metallic/pearlescent finishes. Vauxhalls used to do an annual check and free restoration for the first 5 years (or was it 7) especially on the top edges of hatchbacks and boot lids. It was attributed to humidity being trapped between paint/laquer layers. It's probably too late now to enquire about the manufacturing process but it might be interesting to find out if any repairs have been carried out and by whom, say in the la
  16. They are also called "Well Nuts"
  17. It looks as though something really aggressive has attacked the paintwork. Is it a metallic finish on that model?
  18. Joanie. Any half decent new for old policy will have a caveat that says something along the lines of "or current equivalent" or "if no longer available to the same value" . It will also state the age beyond which new for old cover ceases.
  19. That reminds me. Advice as to how to use the aquaroll pump used to suggest plunging the pump up and down into the full aquaroll 4 or 5 times to rid it of any air bubbles. I can't remember whether that was in the caravan handbook or in the instructions that came with the pump. I don't know if the OP tried "plunging". Years ago in Lincolnshire we had a borehole that reached an aquifer through chalk. The water was very hard and kettles used to fur up quickly. If we drew water from an outside tap it used to take a while to clear. Think "alka seltzer" for a few minutes - I imagine that
  20. I'm assuming you bought privately otherwise a dealer should have checked CRiS. The insurance company advice follows standard industry practice that has existed for many years. They should confirm the decision in writing to you. If they have notified CRiS of change of ownership to you then CRiS should issued revised documents in your favour. This can take 6 to 8 weeks. If you've not received anything by then contact CRiS and the insurance company to progress things. The admin fees may seem a bit annoying but at least you have peace of mind, proof of ownership an
  21. Kiaboy - thank you. I wish we could help the OP more .
  22. OP profile shows Kia Ceed and Elddis Explore 304.
  23. Thanks Paul1957. I wonder how many folk have thought they've drained down when really they may not have.
  24. I can empathise as I've had similar experiences. Sometimes it felt like a needle being pushed in my ear. At home I even had the feedback shriek when I stood within 3 or 4 feet of a generator. Any of the suggestions so far could apply in the caravan - it could even be the fridge cutting in. The only way to find out is to try process of elimination - eg. disconnect the tracker and see if it stops, pull the fuse on the solar controller etc. The only reliable solution I found was to contact the hearing aid dispenser and ask for adjustments to be made. The slightest adjustment to fr
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