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SCP1959

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About SCP1959

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  • Birthday 20/02/1959

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Staffordshire
  • Interests
    Caravanning, finding new places, Photography & Cycling.
  • Towcar
    2018 Kia Sorento GT Line S
  • Caravan
    2016 Coachman VIP 575/4

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  1. Hi Graham. I believe the OP was in the correct place as it refers to the fitting of an antenna mast to a static caravan. Although my solution is used on my touring caravan it may be of use to other owners of both static and touring caravans. Thanks, Steve
  2. Sorry folks, I hadn't realised I was on the static caravan page. The roof of my touring caravan is flat, I'm not sure what the roof of a static is like. The sucker clamp will fit vertically too but there is a risk that the suction pads may leave marks on a side panel. Having said that, the antenna hasn't budged during the two weeks it's been on the roof of my caravan while on a windy South Wales site.
  3. I have the Kuma too, it's a great bit of kit. I made my own mast for the USB antenna and it was cheap as chips. I used a double suction pad £5.99 and a double C-clamp from Amazon (The C clamp I bought last August was by Phot-R and cost £8.99 but it's currently unavailable and the alternative is £14.99 but identical so, shop around if you're considering this) plus a length of plastic waste pipe I had lying about. It's sitting on the roof of my caravan as I type and it's rock stable. I put it on the roof through the front skylight and drop the USB over the side and into the awning
  4. Hi Wilko101. The price I paid for the three parts you need from Leisureshopdirect back in September 2018 was: Alde - 12 volt Inline Circulation Pump 3020-049: £175.95 Alde rubber S-Shape hose with clips 1900-530: £11.07 Alde header tank cap blanking insert: £1.42 I found Leisureshopdirect.com to be nearly £70 cheaper than some online prices quoted, but it still might be worth shopping around. The prices above include the 10% Caravan and Motorhome Club discount Leisureshopdirect give. It is definitely a well worthwhile upgrade, especially if you plan t
  5. The light I replaced was the one over the door and it turned into a horrible job. Replacing the defective LED strip was a piece of cake once the control panel was removed to get at the wires to the light, but removing the facia panel is where the difficulty lies. The facia panel simply snaps onto the control panel, but despite my best efforts I managed to crack it by one of the clips and mark the plastic suround the control panel sits in. The facia panel is definitely designed to be easily fitted but almost imposible to remove. I have now drilled the facia panel at each corner so the who
  6. I've booked my Summer holidays many months in advance for probably the last twenty years. This is the first year that there's been any problem due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
  7. The CCC site suddenly came to life with 2021 ferry crossings. I booked my crossing but was unable to apply my cancellation voucher at that point. A quick email to CCC customer services and I got an amended booking the following day with the cancellation voucher applied. Happy days. Just have to wait twelve months now though to get my French fix. Back in the day when I was younger and trailer tenting with three kids in France, (Dordogne, Vendee, Brittany and Normandy), I used to take the shortest, cheapest crossing option because money was tight. However, after doing it for a few ye
  8. I was a bit premature. When I tried to refit the two halves of the case back together the clear tape prevented this as the LED unit sits slightly proud of the aperture. This meant the LED was pressing against the tape preventing the locking tabs to be able to line up. I'm going to have to put the clear tape on after its fitted to the caravan. This is a poor design which could easily be fixed if the manufacturer added a weatherproof seal.
  9. I've bought a replacement light fitting. I'm not going to attempt to remove the base from caravan. Instead I'm going to fit the new the LED panel onto the old base and fit the new cover. In an attempt to stop water ingress in future I've placed two strips of self adhesive clear lens repair tape back to back on either side of the aperture in the cover which the LEDs shine through to seal it.
  10. Thank you all for your replies. I have tried phoning but after nearly half an hour to both CCC and BF, I gave up. Just out of interest, what about member's discount? I thought you got a worthwhile discount from BF if you book through the CCC/CMC. I can't compare the prices online but if the price difference is negligible I'll book direct. Thanks.
  11. Hello. I, like many others had to cancel their holidays in Europe this year. I should have been going to Brittany in June for two weeks but the ferry crossing was cancelled and the site I'd booked, closed. I've managed to book my holiday site for next June/July but what on Earth is going on with Brittany Ferries and The Camping and Caravanning Club with whom I'd booked my crossing this year? I've had a voucher code for my ferry crossing but every time I try to book it on the CCC site there are no sailings available. However, when I go directly to Brittany Ferries the sailings are ava
  12. Thank you richandjan. I'm just wondering about the wiring which goes inside the caravan. Is this soldered to the LED strip or attached by spade connectors or similar?
  13. Good morning. My 2016 Coachman VIP 575/4 has a Dimatec awning light over the door and the same fitting over the battery box on the nearside of the caravan. A couple of the LED's in the lights have failed, due I'm sure to water ingress. Has anyone managed to replace the LED strip or has the whole thing got to be replaced? Also, does anyone know how to get it off the caravan or does it have a cover which unclips? Thank you.
  14. I wish it was body length, then I'd be okay with the standard recovery but sadly it's not. It's overall length of the caravan including the tow hitch. I must admit that I haven't seen any reference to the length limit of of 6.4m though, only 7m.
  15. Yes I know. I get standard RAC recovery including European cover through work but it has the 7m limit on caravans. I was hoping to simply upgrade it somehow so that my 7.5m caravan was covered. The RAC couldn't do that so I ended up buying the Arival policy. Saved £77 buying directly from the RAC instead of online via the CCC though
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