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    Coachman 560/4

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  1. Do you have a link? How/where did you add the 2nd battery? Photos would be good if you have them? I want to get away from using EHUs as much as possible in future trips. So I can stay in places I normally wouldn’t, but still want the convenience of being able to plug things in when needed.
  2. Hi folks, Recently had 2 x 100w solar panels put on the roof to feed my 110amp leisure battery. I currently have a 240v 50w TV and none of the current 12v TVs really float my boat to make it worth replacing the TV. So, I'm looking for a decent inverter to run my TV as and when I watch it and would appreciate any suggestions on what people are using? Thanks.
  3. So, good news, van went back to the dealer yesterday. Bad news - the dealer is now locked down like everywhere else so I may not see it again for a while 🤦‍♂️
  4. So, bit of an update. Vision plus are saying that the 20a controller is pushing about 16.4a back to my battery. The lighting circuit is currently fitted with a 15a fuse (in the BCA voltage regulator under the front seat) which is probably why it’s blowing. They’re looking into whether the fuse can be safely upped to a 20a but won’t yet commit to this solution. yep, I agree that the cabling could’ve been considerably tidier, and I’d have put the motor mover control panel on the same face as the solar controller to avoid wasting floor area. it will be rectified by the installer, I was just hoping it was a simple fix.
  5. Hi folks. just picked up my van after having had 2 x 100watt panels and charge controller fitted. The issue I’m having is that when I try and operate the internal 12v lights, the 15amp fuse in the box blows. spoke with the installation dealer and their response was that the panels could be putting out too much power causing the fuse to blow. They suggested I remove the +ve input to the controller from the panels to confirm this. Sure enough, I removed the +ve and everything is back to being tickety boo. I’m now waiting for a follow up return call from the dealer, but I’m completely confused as to why this would happen? I thought the point of the controller was to make sure this couldn’t happen by regulating the output to 12v? It’s a fully Vision Plus system if that helps anyone in the know. Wisdom appreciated
  6. Hi folks, recommendations for secure storage around the Preston area please? thanks
  7. Hi folks, looking for recommendations for somewhere that can install a full solar system on my tourer near to Preston please? thanks in advance.
  8. Hi Folks, looking for recommendations for a solar system installer on the south side of York please, ideally a mobile installer if possible. Thanks in advance
  9. A bit more info for those that have asked. I don't have any solar availability and I run a 32" 240v Samsung tv in the evening as I get bored once the sun has gone down. I know there's 12v TVs on the market, but I've yet to find anything that rivals my Samsung for inbuilt satellite, picture quality and ease of use - I'm happy to be informed otherwise but I'm not going smaller than 32" - I'm knocking on a bit and my eyes ain't what they used to be
  10. Morning all. I'm looking at getting a bit further off the beaten track so I'm considering a portable generator. What are the current thoughts on these and which are recommended for weekend use? Ideally looking for something which is light and quiet, which won't cause problems with the van electrics. Recommendations please? Thanks.
  11. Hi folks, just after a bit of a steer please. My cousin has been looking for a van and has come across the above. The seller is looking for £2500 for it so firstly, is this a fair price (the van appears to be in good condition) and are there any known issues/fault areas he should be checking other than damp checks?
  12. The info you require is written on the inside of your fuel flap :-)
  13. Hi folks. Being a bit of a muppet, I decided to travel with a spare battery underneath the bed. It was completely secured to prevent movement, but stupid me forgot to take leakage into account! Yup I know, dumb move! So, to cut a long story short, I cleaned up the leaked battery acid and fortunately, all was ok (or so I thought) until a couple of months later when I noticed what appeared to be a bit of damp on the edge of the two bed panels where they joined. I lifted the panels and discovered that some of the acid had seeped along the underside of the panels and that was what had caused the issue. I left everything alone for 6mths in the vain hope that it would dry out, and the laminate would look ok (yeah, I know now that would never work but I was full of optimism at the time!) I've contacted my local coachman dealer, and after the lightning response from Coachman themselves, it appears that my local dealer must have a part time job wearing a mask and robbing people on the highway! £106 PER PANEL! I'm absolutely astounded, how can this be even remotely justifiable when a sheet of laminate is around £50 maximum, and I'd probably get 5 panels out of it! So, does anyone have recommendations as to who else can supply the pre-cut panels at a realistic price, or am I going to have to get my jigsaw and router our of the shed. Thanks in advance as always.
  14. Nah, it can't possibly be scuffing (can it?) there's at least 25mm between the panes, and, it appeared to be spreading when I was on my last site without moving for the last 6mths?
  15. Hopefully you can see what I mean from the photo. It's really difficult to get a shot of it with an iPhone! Lol It's definitely not them rubbing together as there's roughly a 25mm gap between them. Cheers. The 'mould' is the blob that you can see, it looks like 'scuffing' on the panel, but it's In between the panes.
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