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  1. Our caravan is a U4 Valencia which is still under warranty and its the Thetford cooker, cleaning is not a solution, I can see the igniter sparking but its near the mounting plate not the tip. I was trying to establish how long a dealer will need to replace this and hoping a Saturday morning job but possibly not.
  2. Does anyone know how difficult it is to replace the oven igniter, can it be unscrewed and replaced or does the entire cooker need removing? The reason for asking is our igniter is not working, it’s sparking but around the mount and not across the gas. Trying to establish how long a job it is for our dealer to replace it.
  3. To be fair to the CMC they are offering a similar benefit, I emailed them a few days ago asking if they had any plans to extend membership. I received a reply today saying that members who renew their membership will receive a one night stay voucher which is similar or better in value to the C&CC offer of extending membership. I'm not sure if the CMC offer is automatic or you have to register I was asked to provide my membership no.
  4. The bathroom door on our U4 Valencia has very little clearance between the door and frame and when the caravan is cold the door handle catches and it's difficult to open the door, after a few days the heat adjust the door and it opens without issue. The main issue is the handle has play in it and does not fully pull the latch into the door resulting in the door not opening. My thinking is if I can remove the play the latch will be pulled completely into the frame but my challenge will be removing the door handle: https://www.primaleisure.com/product/6110393/toilet-door-locking-handle Can anyone advise on how best to remove the handle, or any other suggestions relating to adjusting door latch and clearance between the door & frame? Thanks
  5. I decided to ditch the tracker on our Bailey, it was very poor and expensive, the increase in insurance was only £30 for not having it active. It feels to me that Bailey & Tracker are in bed with each other, Tracker supply their devices to Bailey for free of charge in the hope of subscriptions and Bailey fit them for free as a sales & marketing bonus.
  6. We have the Kampa Air 400 and a Valencia and it fits nicely, from the rear the awning finishes/fits between the door and front window, I would say the 500 would be too large as it adds another metre .
  7. Interesting, two things that I forgot to mention. Ferry Crossings - Who remembers the days when you could visit the NEC Caravan Show and book your Norfolk Ferry now DFDS crossing for £89 return? I was also concerned at how we would be treated this year due to Brexit. No problems whatsoever, our Dutch neighbours even had a joke with us. We get our inflateable boat out, at which point they asked if we were sailing back to Britian!
  8. Just coming to the end of our 2 week stay in France and for the first time ever I'm really questioning if I will holiday in Europe next year. The reason being the over all cost.... Firstly the exchange rate almost 1 euro to £1, this results in a tank of petrol costing £60 compare to £40 Petrol prices generally increased and the best diesel rate we found was €1.37, previously it was closer to €1.20. Eating out has increased and this combined with the poor exchange rate meant we went out far less. The 11 night pitch fees was €500 so £500, and this did not include the €39 overnight stops. So add all this up and its no longer a cheap holiday, almost the same cost as our Thailand holiday in April. So next year its not going to get any cheaper, exchange rate to become even worse. So I'm considering booking flights to the Far East before the end of October could be far cheaper and holidaying in the UK.
  9. I’m considering changing our Unicorn 4 Valencia and I’m aware theres limited stock of the curren Unicorn 4, comments such as last 2019 model and the same dealer mentioning that Bailey had asked them what they should change on the Unicorn. So my question, is there a new a revised model due for 2020 or is stock low as this years stock runs out? Another question, when looking at the Bailey range they seem to be moving to the 8ft width standard, lower end models are still the narrower width but what did surprise me is the Pegasus has moved to 8ft which is normally below the Unicorn. Based on this it would imply the Unicorn my move to 8ft, is this sensible, I would have problems at my storage compound?
  10. Ok thanks, you've confirmed what I thought and that being theres no visual way inside the caravan.
  11. About to take delivery of a new car and need to check that the towbar electrics is wired to provide power to fridge etc whilst towing. How do you establish if power is coming from car, theres the solar panel & caravan battery and I'm not sure how to check if if power is coming from the car?
  12. I think I may have found the answer to my question on page 264 of the cars user manual: Power supply of the trailer / accessory power system In the electrical connection between the vehicle and trailer (accessory), the trailer (accessories) is supplied with power from the vehicle (with ignition switched on and off). With the engine switched off, the vehicle battery is discharged by the connec- ted consumers. At low charge state of the vehicle battery, the power supply to the trailer (ac- cessories) is interrupted.
  13. I’ll double check with the dealer, the encouraging thing was the service team seemed to know what they were doing and had fitted previous towbars and clearly know how to reprogram the cars electrics. I was hoping that someone could confirm if the standard Skoda electrics are fully wired.
  14. I’ve just ordered a Kodiaq SE 2.0 TDi DSG 5 Seat and the dealer is fitting the standard tow-bar with 13pin electrics but I have a question. Other posts have question if the electrics are fully wired and charge the battery and power the fridge, can anyone confirm if the Kodiaq is fully wired? Also how do you establish if the battery is charging and the fridge is powered from the car instead of the onboard battery or solar panel? We have a Bailey Unicorn S4 and the fridge always seems to be powered from the battery unless switched off.
  15. Update : The rear panel is a known issue and adhesive is not the fix Bailey recomend. Front panel recognised as an issue and reference to the Phoenix covers made but not available for the S4 yet! I'd suggest other S4 owners check their rear lighting panel as ours is good in comparison to others in the storage compound. Others were not only not fitted along the top edge but also down the sides.
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