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  • Birthday 18/04/1967

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    Bedford
  • Towcar
    Ford Kuga
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    Bailey

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Yes I noticed a Phoenix had a nice cover over the gap, its funny you’ve also noticed this as well as me.
  6. On the S4 theres a socket that has a traditional 3 pin 240v socket, external aerial plug plus two other blanking plates one of which is marked as a 12v socket. Does anyone know what socket is required, where to buy it from and the best way to connect it the the 12v feed?
  7. Purchased Bailey with the 3 months Tracker and decided not to renew and questioned why the various promotions had been removed, this resulted in Tracker providing me with a further 12months for free which has just ended. Will I renew no, Tracker charge the same fees as the fully feature car systems that provide online monitoring and tracking, the one installed in the Bailey does not include any of these features. I agree with the posts above, would I want it back after it’s stolen, no, I think Tracker & Bailey have some arrange going, Tracker provide the devices for free in the hope they get the subscriptions and Bailey fit them for free as new shiny features which there not.
  8. We had the same issue along with a couple of attempted fixes, as the axle was replaced we no long have squeal. Axle replaced due to failure & overloading not because of the sqeal.
  9. The image below is how our front panel was when delivered. This image shows how it is on other S4’s And the final image is how the fix looks after 15 months and the reason for not wanting the rear fixed in a similar way. Sorry for the multiple post image limits and posting from iPad.
  10. Having checked another S4 and our Valencia I think theres a more fundamental issue relating to the build. Theres a plastic strip under the grab handle and this has a groove along its length, the lighting panel is supposed to be held in place under the plastic strip. Either the plastic strip under the grab handles is too high or the lighting panel too low and neither meet in the middle, it is a significant gap. As a result I'm not happy to accept a quick adhesive fix and requested a proper solution. Whats more concerning is the front panel has gaps of a 1/4" and other S4's are perfect. I'm wondering if there's a more fundamental issue with our caravan. Luckily I reported the front gaps when collecting the caravan but I'm now waiting for excuses that the overloading and axle issues are the cause and therefore no warranty cover. Same with my front panel discolouring. Is it just me, but there seems to be a lot more adhesive and tape being used in the S4?
  11. Just collected our Valencia ready for our Easter holiday and noticed the rear lower panel coming away from main body. Whats more concerning is that there appears to be no securing mechanism or adhesive that may have come loose. This Unicorn was supposed to be a special treat to me and my wife but is the worst Bailey we've ever owned.
  12. Make sure you weigh is correct, yours is the same as our Valencia, since we corrected the weigh the clearance has improved. I’m questioning if we now need the axle replacing, possibly too late as already paid for the replacement.
  13. This is the very scientific method of measuring the axles, the 'Our Valencia S4' indicates a possible axle issue, the other 'S3' lines indicate better axles without issues.
  14. As I’ve posted elsewhere our 7 month old S4 Valencia axle has issues and needs replacing, which is a surprise. Just returned from a weeks holiday and noticed another S4 with exactly the same issue, the owner was surprised when I explained the situation. So to see how serious this problem maybe can S4 member measure the gap between the tyre and plastic wheel arch with their hand. Just see how far your hand will go inbetween the tyre and wheel arch, first joint of finger, second joint of finger or complete hand. If just the first joint you have and axle issue.
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