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David P

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    South Wales
  • Interests
    IT, Caravanning, Aviation, Meteorology
  • Towcar
    Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Caravan
    Swift Elegance 480

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  1. Just go and purchase one of these! Draught stoppa https://www.jaiddesigns.co.uk/ No connection with this company.
  2. When we started caravanning , back in 2004 our tug was a Zafira diesel. At that time the only caravan we could tow and were allowed to purchase was a Bailey 380/2. Dealerships would not sell us any other caravan. (Don't know about private purchase). Not a bad tow car, if you can find a light enough caravan. Perhaps a Swift Basecamp, or the new Bailey Discovery or even a Freedom, they are all ultra lightweights and may be available as a towable caravan for the Zafira.
  3. I thought this is a Hitch Lock, for an Al-Ko hitch!
  4. I have one of these. It works well as our caravan is in storage and there is no wash facility. I have 2 30Ltr water containers, but you could use your aqua roll as a water source! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Portable-Pressure-Cleaning-%EF%BC%8CGardening-Camping/dp/B017EA7C8G
  5. You don't say what your android device is or what make TV you have. We are also Android users, both phone and tablet. The phones, TV & tablets are all Samsung. I can tether the phones or tablet to the TV and watch whatever is downloaded from Netflix, via Bluetooth.
  6. I use a brass y piece to fit onto the site tap. This has valves on each part of the y. We don't have to remove the hozelock to get water from site tap? I also have plastic hozelock fittings, and have in the past had leaks. So thinking to go to metal instead of plastic may cure the drip problem. I don't have the answer. But my personal experience is hozelock are better than the cheaper all brass sets you can get in the supermarket.
  7. We change caravans every 3 years or so, also cars. We like them when we have them, but a new model new experience, same with the cars!
  8. Just finished modifying the fully serviced kit I purchased new off eBay. It had a Crystal fitting on the end, so that was removed & a Truma trigger fitted. On the end of the trigger I fitted a Hozelock pro connector (metal one), I also fitted 2 pro’s, one on each end of the waterline pipe. I also made up a Floe system so I can blow down the residual water. A piece of hose, a hozelock fitting and a tyre Schrader valve stem, at each end of the hose. Tested at 2.5 bar (1.5bar above Floe’s recommended working pressure) I have a Ring compressor so can set the cut off pressure, so no problems with over pressurising the water system in the caravan! I have an Aquaroll/Torbeck valve system, but having just the hose layout saves room (No Aquaroll). If a pipe comes off the water system, within the caravan, both systems will have the same result. In the habit of isolating the water at source is the answer, when away from the caravan or overnight!
  9. +1 for Bose At home I have Acoustimass 5, with a sound bar below the TV, 161 rear mounted speakers, all driven by a Sony theatre amp. I did fit a din standard DVD into a Sprite Alpine many moons ago, with Blaupunkt drivers fitted into angled speaker pods, suspended from the underside of the overhead lockers, after removing the standard fit speakers. As the TV was not at the front of the caravan, I had to reverse the left & right speakers, so the sound corresponded to what was being shown on the TV. These days I have a low latency Bluetooth sound bar and the standard 4 speakers in the caravan!
  10. We have a stand alone 3 Tier expanding airer, by Kirkton House sold by Aldi. Modified by me (so it can be pegged down). Purchased a second one yesterday, as our daughter acquired ours when they were away in their caravan, 2 weeks ago! When folded 43 x 50 x 10cm. Expands from 43cm to 75cm width & its light!
  11. We have a scissors type bracket with dovetail removable Vesa plate. The plate stays on the TV. The TV lives in a TV bag from 'Bags for everything' purchased at the NEC show, when the caravan is in transit! (It frees up the counter top)
  12. My eBike comes with an Abus frame lock as standard. As part of the deal I also have the chain lock extra as a freebie. I also have a Kryptonite ‘D’ lock and 2 x Krypto flex cables. The cables are threaded through each rear steady (like a noose). The chain is threaded through one eyelet and attached to the bike lock, which is at the rear of the bike. The ‘D’ lock is threaded through the other cable at the front of the bike, through the front forks & down tube, which is attached to the near side rear steady. As the bike has its own stand, there is no problem with the bike in its upright position! I only have 1 bike, but you can use this principle for your 5 bikes locking them all together. Get 15mm cables, not thin ones? As for a cover I have a Maveek, from Amazon, they are waterproof. (A relative has one for his mobility scooter!) It also has 50mm security eyelets at the front wheel end to allow for security! But you can only do the best possible, as if THEY want IT, THEY WILL have it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My bike is insured! A month or so, ago we booked up at Ferry Meadows CMC site. When I printed off the booking info, there was a warning about bike theft. My bike stayed at home!
  13. I cannot read anything about Easyfind satellite system. I have a Comag system and is simple to set up, I started off with a standard LNB, but moved onto the Easyfind system. Have a read of SatGear info, I did not get my system from them, but paid a lot less! https://www.satgear.co.uk/easyfind-explained.
  14. If you put the blame on the Mrs, whats she like at whittling wood. My hitch done with a Dremel, and fine emery tubes as example?
  15. What did you use with the Dremel, I hope NOT a grindstone, which looks like you used, but a fine emery tube in the rubber arbour, that's all that was needed? To late now, use some very fine emery paper to try and get some of the heavy grindstone marks out.
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