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  1. Are you sure the water isn't coming from inside the fridge? I know our fridge defrosts to leave a pool of water in the bottom of the fridge that needs wiping out. Otherwise I have heard of the evaporation tank overfilling or sloshing out as you tow the caravan home. I believe some people have extended the drain pipe to allow it to drain through a hole in the floor to the outside instead of into the pot.
  2. Hi All, Thanks for the replies and suggestions. I had looked at camping le dauphin - it looks great. One review on trip advisor put me off, since it talked about a lot of loud music noise late at night from an adjacent campsite. I had thought about sating in France, but might consider hopping the border into Spain, so will look at the other recommendations. Anyone stayed at Camping les Criques de Porteils?
  3. Hi, Thinking about possible locations for a holiday in France next summer during the school holiday July/August time. I am wondering about somewhere near Argeles-sur-mer on the Mediterranean coast. I have been further East near Frejus / Hyeres a long time ago. I liked these areas, but they were very busy with traffic in the peak season. Anyone like holidaying near Argeles-sur-mer? We are a family with children 12 and 9, looking for a site with good pools and slides and also nice beaches within easy reach. Anyone recommend the region? Any particular campsite recommendations would be great. Thanks in advance.
  4. I wonder what is to be gained from swapping to a smaller van. I doubt a smaller van will significantly change your fuel costs, unless you are also considering changing your tow car. Will you get any money back, by exchanging the current van for a smaller one? Realistically, I don't believe smaller vans are any easier to tow, or allow you to go to places a larger van would prevent you from visiting. If you have a mover fitted the fact that a smaller van is easier to hand manoeuver makes no difference as you never do it. I would stick with the van you have if you are happy with it, unless you have a good reason for changing it.
  5. I believe the fridge control systems usually work from the 12V supply, whether they are set to run on EHU or not.
  6. Hi Gavin, You need to buy a bottle top regulator suitable for the Flogas cylinder. You can then unscrew the jubilee clip shown in your photo and remove the tube from your current regulator and put the tube onto the new regulator and secure with the jubilee clip. I don't use Flogas gaslights, so I don't know which of these regulators would be suitable. https://www.flogas.co.uk/shop/category/regulators
  7. If you are wanting to buy a new tv to use iplayer, netflix etc., I would buy a smart tv instead. This will do everything the firestick does better. You will need good internet though to use either a smart tv or a firestick.
  8. Shouldn't really matter where the control knob is turned. I would choose somewhere in the middle.
  9. Hi Alan, First thing to do is to light your hob, to make sure the caravan gas is purged through that far. Check the gas valve to the fridge is open. I am not sure about your specific fridge model, but to light most fridges, you hold the control knob in whilst pressing the igniter, until the indicator shows the green zone. Hope this helps.
  10. If you plan to use your caravan all year round it is better to use red (propane) bottles, rather than blue (butane) bottles (at least Calor use those colours). Propane will work at lower temperatures than butane. In terms of what you have to do to change to use propane instead of butane, that depends on your caravan and the regulator you have. Most newer caravans have a bulkhead fitted regulator which is suitable for both propane and butane, but will probably require that you need a different pigtail (rubber pipe with connector) or an adaptor to use propane instead of butane. Hope that helps
  11. The number of amps on EHU will make no difference to what setting you need on the fridge. Either all your appliances will draw less than 6 Amps and everything is ok, or if they try to draw more the site bollard should trip. The voltage is the same, the current the fridge receives is the same. The knob controls a thermostat. No need to run turn it high for startup either, it will work at full power until it reaches the thermostat setting, turning it to a higher position just means it will go colder before the thermostat switches it off.
  12. I have used citronella candles before, and not found them to be wonderfully effective.
  13. Have you thought of removing fuses from the twelve volt system one at a time, to identify which one or more of the circuits is drawing the current? Are you sure the electric panel is showing a correct reading?
  14. Hi Stevan, I emailed Calor through their website and got the reply below. Dear .... Thank you for your email dated 30 May 2019 highlighting your concerns with the withdrawal of the Calor Lite cylinder. Please be assured Calor have not taken this decision lightly, our experience with the Calor Lite and its lack of longevity indicated the need for a cylinder to be better designed to withstand the rigours of transportation and refilling. Investigations were made in to various alternatives with the potential for another lighter cylinder, however the investment involved in redesigning the filling plants and processes to accommodate a new composite bottle would be significant and to recover the investment costs would require a premium on any such cylinder price. This is something we would not wish to impose on the caravanning community. Calor continue to regularly review our range, though I have been assured at this point we will not be replacing the Calor Lite with another composite cylinder. I appreciate this is not the response you would be hoping for, though I can confirm Calor do still provide the 6kg propane cylinder and the 3.9kg propane cylinders. The Calor Lite had a full weight of approx. 10.2kg, the 6kg propane has a full weight of approximately 16kgs and the 3.9kg propane has a full weight of approximately 10kgs. Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention. Yours sincerely Helen Kavanagh Customer Standards Co-Ordinator Tachbrook Park Athena House, Athena Drive, Tachbrook Park, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6RL Quality@calor.co.uk
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