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daveat92

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  1. Make the skate larger than the trailer and recess the castors upwards, so that the trailer sits in a "sink" if you get what I mean. -----__________----
  2. If happy with the screen, just run the sound through the caravan stereo speakers on the "Aux" channel. That's what I do with my Bauhn cheapie (c£70 a couple of years ago) from Aldi / Lidl and it's pretty good. Yes, the sound doesn't "come from" the TV, but in such a small space, it's difficult to tell from where any sound is coming!
  3. I suggest remove the old one to see what it looks like, then source the replacement from Jaydug's post above.
  4. It's nothing to do with Covid or hygiene, but all to do with food safety, i.e has your food been passed by EU inspectors as "Fit for human consumption" etc. If the meat or dairy products you buy and put in your packed lunch is contaminated with whatever, before it even leaves the farm, it is dangerous, hence the need for an EU safety certificate. When we were in the EU, the food inspectors (unknown to the consumer) certified our food as fit for human consumption, but now we are no longer in it, the safety certification is no longer valid. Hence the restrictions.
  5. Alternatively, just take less with you?
  6. Make sure that whatever you buy will fit into the space available. Don't assume any battery will fit anywhere. Also make sure the post (connections) are the right type (round?) and the correct handing (+ve and -ve the way round you need them).
  7. No matter what brand you buy, you won't wear them out, and road holding is not an issue, because all they do is follow your towcar.
  8. Covering a window is no problem. Many, including myself, have and continue to do so without any problems. As to which brand to buy - ask 20 people and you'll get 20 different answers. But, as in life generally, if you're not paying for it, you won't get it.
  9. This is a very good post.
  10. Try googling it. There are plenty on line.
  11. The the OP. Why not just ask the site managers? Any other reply on here is just a guess.
  12. I have done this, but was concerned about it rubbing on the rough bricks, so just laid it on the lawn and pumped it up. It assumed it's shape once inflated. Obviously, take care not to get more dirt on than you are removing !
  13. John Wickersham wrote some very informative caravan manuals. They are still in print - search "The Caravan Manual: A Guide to Servicing, Maintenance and Improvements" by him. As others have said, most of the kit is not maker specific, so what info isn't in there you'll be able to work out for yourself. Caravans are not that difficult once you understand the basic systems.
  14. There are many, many reasons the vast, vast majority of people live in proper houses and not static caravans, never mind touring caravans. If it weren't so, many more would be living in touring caravans. I suggest the OP thinks VERY hard about the pitfalls before he/she makes any decisions.
  15. Other than the name, I don't suppose the current Mondeo shares much with the earlier models of the same name.
  16. If it's the plug in the lead to the TV from the socket, it's a TV/lead problem, nothing to do with the caravan's wiring. To prove it, plug the TV and it's lead directly into a socket in your house.
  17. The thermostat on my Dometic fridge is operative on both mains electric and also gas.
  18. As previous post, but your fridge will not "overheat". It just won't cool the contents so well. Position any fan on the air outlet side so that it draws air through the vents, rather than trying to blow air into the inlet. It works much better like that.
  19. Beware, the car's towball limit may be much less than the 100kg the A frame limit. Use the lower figure as the maximum.
  20. It begs the question:- what answers would you like to hear, now that you have made the decision and paid the money???? Just enjoy your purchase. :-)
  21. Yes, absolutely true for every plastic. All will allow absolutely tiny amounts of water vapour to pass through, but generally it's so slow and in such tiny amounts it's not really a problem. But given time, vapour will pass through, both ways. My advice remains to do nothing, just wait and it will sort itself out, eventually.
  22. Is it always there, or dos it come and go? The fact that you think turning the van round to face the sun implies it's the latter. Taking the plug out will allow ambient air (and any bugs, so beware!) to enter the gap and hopefully allow the moist air out, or not, depending on the moisture content of the ambient air. However, replacing the plug will simply trap that ambient air inside, and if it's a warm, humid day when you put it back, the air inside will have a lot of moisture held as a gas. That moisture will then condense out again on a cold day and you'll be back to square one. My advice is:- Unless it's intolerable, I would leave it alone. If it's intolerable, and always there, try taking the window inside the house, take the plug out and leave if for a day or so, then replace plug and window.
  23. Just take out whatever is holding it in place. There may not even be any white wing nuts that you Talk about!
  24. I think the damp issue is very exaggerated. There are hundreds of thousands of vans out there, and the vast, vast majority have no damp worth worrying about. Only those folks who have a damp problem post about it. Those who don't have a damp problem (like me and many, many thousands of others) don't post "I don't have damp in my van." It's exactly the same as any other product, only the faulty ones get the publicity. Why is it publicity? Because it's not common. In a similar vein, how many times have you read in the paper "Man wakes up, has his breakfast, kisses his wife and kids goodbye, goes to work all day where he works well to his bosses satisfaction, comes home, spends a happy evening with his family and then they all go happily to bed"? - Never. But 1 person breaks a law and it's headline news. Understand what I'm saying?
  25. "Entry level" = the least expensive in the range. That means it doesn't have as many features, but is still in the same body etc. It's the same as the various models of cars, the starting point is the base model, then as more options are added, such as types of seats, engine size etc, etc, the price goes up. You decide how many "bells and whistles" you need in that body size and style.
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