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SimonM

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About SimonM

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Kent
  • Interests
    Walking and the great outdoors
  • Towcar
    Land Rover Discovery Sport 2015
  • Caravan
    Coachman VIP 575 2019

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  1. I had the solar panel controller and the battery charger replaced on my 2019 VIP 575 when the the battery registered 16 volts and all the electrics in the 'van shut down. Bit of a problem when we were 250 miles from home!
  2. We are going to a site that is five minutes away from the dealer. The dealer has said that if there is any sign of a problem they will send someone out immediately.............. Thanks everyone for their contribution to this problem, it has been really interesting.
  3. Dealer replaced the charger and solar panel controller. We are now taking this new 2019 'van away this weekend for its second time out! Hopefully not as eventful as its first outing!
  4. When my VIP 575 (2019) caravan battery, plugged into the site mains, got to 16 volts the ‘van shut down everything, The battery should have no more than 12.9 volts when fully charged. Is the regulator part of the caravan charger? I am looking to have the charger replaced under warranty.
  5. The iNet box came with my new caravan. I have set up the bluetooth connection and am happy. Love the gas bottle gauge and the Smart phone control of heating, water etc. Has anyone set up the GSM facility using a SIM card? Is it worth the effort? I have been advised that it is only possible to add data to the SIM card via a mobile phone? Is this true? Is it possible to buy a SIM card without a monthly plan? Experiences of the GSM facility much appreciated.
  6. The iNet box came with my new caravan. I have set up the bluetooth connection and am happy. Has anyone set up the GSM facility using a SIM card? I have been advised that it is only possible to add data to the SIM card via a mobile phone? Is this true? Is it possible to buy a SIM card without a monthly plan? Experiences of the GSM facility much appreciated.
  7. So when the caravan is stored in my garden, nothing happens when I press the master switch. No 12 volt working. The 12 volt should carry on working when I disconnect the mains. ....but it doesn’t.
  8. My new VIP 575 works fine on 240 volts but 12 volt running is problematic. The motor mover is fine and the battery is fully charged. However, there is no response when I turn on the master switch on the main control panel when I want to use 12 volts and I'm not connected to the mains. What am I not doing?
  9. Agreed, Caravan Club did not want a Tracker but their quote was £160. 00 more than Caravan Guard who did want Tracker. Do you think the Caravan and Motorhome Club exploit the loyalty of their members?
  10. I asked the original question because I was disappointed when the Caravan and Motorhome quoted me £380. 00 to insure the 'van. My dealer recommended Caravan Guard who quoted £220. 00 but also required a Tracker and they gave me a list of categories for the tracker to meet if they were to insure the 'van. I settled on a Tracker from Tracker Fit (Thatcham 6) and have paid a one-off subscription for the duration of my ownership of the 'van, which I expect to be many years! Insurance, purchase of tracker and big subscription have meant big financial layout but I am satisfied that in the long term, this will be money well spent.
  11. Because of the value of my new 'van, a number of insurance companies have refused to quote for the van unless it has a Tracker that meets one of their stipulated categories. E,g Thatcham 6 etc I'm happy to add a tracker to the 'van's extensive existing number of anti-theft items! Does anyone have recommendations of Trackers they are using that will keep insurance companies happy?
  12. That’s great info Nigel. Many thanks!
  13. My 2019 VIP 575 will come with a travel cover when it is delivered in December. Does anyone have experience of the front cover and is it worth using? Do you keep it in place when the ‘van is stored?
  14. Just traded my 2016 VIP 545 in against a 2019 VIP 575. The new ‘ van will be delivered to the dealer in December. Still recovering from the ‘hit’ I have taken on trading the 545 in so early! Still got one year’s warranty on it and the dealer has already sold it! Hey ho! Looking forward to the new ‘van!
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