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    Lunar Delta TI

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  1. Sorry OP but I cant see what you are trying to illustrate. As Commander Dave says your caravan is overloaded! Yes, we all know most caravans have abismal payloads! You don't say what is your max train weight? We tend to travel fully loaded so we have used weighbridges a number of times both in the UK and in Spain. Caravan MTPLM is 1800 kg and weighbridges have been within +/- 25 kg this figure. Car Max permissible weight is 2200 kg and weighbridges have been 2150 +/- 25 kg this figure - including driver, passenger and the noseweight of the caravan. The max train weight is 4200 kg, so everything is legal. (Its a shame the MTPLM of the caravan isn't higher as we could legally tow a a caravan with a MTPLM of 2000 kg.)
  2. Like Tuningdrew, we have an 8m TA with the mover on the rear axle. I might have bought an AWD mover but the weight eats into your payload, and having seen them scrub away at the tyres I'm pleased we dont have one. You soon get used to shunting to and fro to get around the tightest corner. We have a 4m wide gap between the house and the fence and we do a 90deg turn to put the caravan around the back of the house. We have never been stuck!
  3. Wish we could carry 4 months supply of wine when we travel from Spain back to UK!
  4. For Alicante I'd use the underground car park at the Marina. The entrance is more or less opposite the entrance to the Melia Hotel. Sorry, can't help with Benidorm
  5. Start by checking the caravan noseweight?
  6. We have a 2016 Delta TI. If you are using the onboard water tank, yes you will hear the pump every time you turn on a tap. The pump in the aquaroll is much quieter, I think - mainly because its outside. There has been quite a bit of chat on the forum about problems with Lunar's on-board water tanks. Some people have given up and don't use them, someone talked about removing the tank to save weight! We persevered with ours and now wouldn't be without one. In desperation I contacted Sargent for help and I've copied some very helpful info they sent. I know it may not apply to your 2019 model (jealous) but it may be of some help - in particular read the section on "Water System Operation". (Or contact Sargent yourself). Good luck! 3.6 Water System Operation – Optional Tank Fill Feature With the optional onboard water tank installed the system may also include an automatic tank fill / refill feature which operates as follows; 3.6.1 One shot fill With the water pump turned OFF, when the tank fill feature is turned on at the control panel (see 4.4) 12V power is supplied to the tank filling pump. At the same time a timer is started and counts up in seconds and the LED next to the pump switch starts to flash indicating that filling has started. Water starts to flow from the water carrier (i.e. Aquaroll) into the internal tank. If the 100% level is reached the filling pump is turned off, the timer is stopped and the tank fill feature is turned off (pump LED turns off). If the tank filling pump runs continuous for 300 seconds (5 minutes) or more, then the tank filling pump is turned off and the timer is stopped (pump LED stops flashing). This is to protect the tank filling pump. 3.6.2 Continuous fill / refill During this process you do need to monitor the water level in the water carrier. With the main water pump turned ON, when the tank fill feature is turned on at the control panel (see 4.4) 12V power is supplied to the tank filling pump. At the same time a timer is started and counts up in seconds and the LED next to the pump switch starts to flash fast indicating that filling has started. Water starts to flow from the water carrier into the internal tank. If the 100% level is reached the filling pump is turned off, the timer is stopped and then reset to zero. The pump LED stops flashing. The process will restart if water is used from the internal tank causing the level to drop below 100%. If the tank filling pump runs continuous for 300 seconds (5 minutes) or more, then the tank filling pump is turned off and the timer is stopped (pump LED stops flashing). This is to protect the tank filling pump. The process can be restarted by turning the main pump off and then on again (after refilling the water
  7. +1 and there is a big weight saving!
  8. Very jealous! Wouldn't mind the weather but don't like the idea of the cycling bit. Currently touring UK visiting family, did Peterhead to Coventry the other day - quite a long way - glad we weren't towing! ☺☺☺
  9. Yes, turn off the PSU ( unless you have over 200watts of solar). Turning off the PSU isolates everything that uses 12v, except the alarm. We currently have 100 watts of solar and it keeps the battery nicely topped up.
  10. I have 2 x 100w semi flexible panels from Photonic Universe. I fitted them at the beginning of 2017. Last summer, half of each panel failed. Photonic Universe said it was probably because there were pockets of air trapped under the panels and that the adhesive should be applied in strips as Guzzilazz says. Cant say I'm convinced, as both panels failed at the same time, after a serious thunder storm. I've now linked the two working halves so have the equivalent of a single 100w panel. I'll see what happens after the next bad thunder storm!
  11. Hi johhnyboy1 On our previous Clubman and our present Delta, the space heater switch doesnt work anything. Are you now happy and understand everything you need? I'll keep an eye to see if you come back with other questions. (I havent been on the forum for a while, very busy doing other things.)
  12. The control system in our Lunar uses about 0. 7 amps, in 24 hrs thats 15 to 16 Ah gone out of your battery before you have turned on anything. I belive this is a common problem with modern caravans as the electrics are designed to be used on ehu. Add this to the items above and you have little chance of surviving a weekend.
  13. We will "tour Europe" again next year as we did this year. We took cash in Euros, used a Euro debit card, and NO one asked for passports except a couple of caravan sites. Of course we had it easy as we started fron Spain. Next year we also hope to pop back to the UK a couple of times to see the kids. Then, we will need "foreign currency" - sterling - and our passports WILL be inspected at customs. Hope we are allowed in! PS we crossed 8 borders with no border control - thats free trade!
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