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adzmullen

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About adzmullen

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  • Birthday 05/02/1985

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Preston
  • Interests
    Caravanning, family, outdoors, cars, gadgets, movies.
  • Towcar
    2016 Kia Sportage GT Line
  • Caravan
    2012 Bailey Olympus 540/5
  1. Don't worry honestly they are fab, see my previous post :-)
  2. Sorry made a typo, I meant the 500
  3. Hi all I can confirm this isn't 100% correct, I've just received my continental carpet for my Kampa ace air 500 today, the width is 297cm. I have seen in another recent post some people do seem to have a 275cm wide but the general consensus is this is a manufacturing fault as there just too short. But it's very comfy underfoot well worth the extra £10 😛
  4. Hi All I know I'm late posting in this thread but I,ve just received my Kampa Ace Air 500 and continental carpet today. So having read this thread a few days ago I decided to measure it. I can confirm my carpet is 297cm at the centre. The product code of the item I have received is 111630 if this helps. Thanks Adam
  5. Hello, I can't advise regarding your particular question relating to the van you wish to buy, However i have purchased an almost new caravan from Wandahome within the last 18 month's and i have to say i found them absolutely brilliant. As you say the part-ex price we got was extremely good and they stuck to the quoted price upon a quick inspection / damp test of our old van. I think we dealt with Richard from Wandahome he was great he wasn't pushy in the slightest bit and answered all our questions. I'm not local to Wandahome (i'm in Blackpool) but i would recommend them to anyone and i certainly would return to them Hope this helps, let us know how you get on Adam
  6. Hello All, Sorry for the delay in my reply, i've taken a look at the socket and as ldsundance suggested earlier it does just seem to be combination of a badly designed socket and adapter. I have a 12v cigar charger for my sat nav which when compared to Anker usb adapter has a considerable distance difference from the + & - connectors. When the sat nav connector is connected it works every time. However with the Anker you have to ensure its put in at a very precise angle so the connectors are no where near the long +ve pins of the socket. Thanks all for your help
  7. Morning all, Thanks for replies, I'll take a good look inside the socket for foil and other foreign objects like a few of you have suggested, I do have two small children so it's defiantly a possibility I hadn't considered before. Ldsundance thanks for the very useful link, I completely understand what you mean now I have read it, I too have a Bailey van so it's possible the design of the two items are at fault. I'll take a look at the design of the socket and look at my other male adapters to see if there's a "distance" difference which I can test, I'll let you all know shortly. Would you happen to have a link to the adapter you bought? Thanks
  8. Advice needed from someone with more knowledgeable than me in this area. .... I have in the car one of these: https://www. amazon. co. uk/dp/B00VH84L5E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_kWbcxbHDNER6H Its always worked an absolute treat for the kids ipad & kindle whilst in the car. When we were away for the Easter weekend I thought I would be smart and plug it into the vans 12v cigar socket to charge them up over night instead of using two plug sockets up. I've never used the 12v cigar socket in the van before so thought i should utilise it. I plugged just the adapter in with nothing connected to it, the power light came on for about 2 seconds and it immediately blew the 10amp blade fuse. So i thought hmmm perhaps its just the fuse having never used the socket before it may have been a duff or something. So I replace the fuse and boom the same thing happened again. I know it's not a major issue but I am getting a 12v Kampa pump for my new air awning so I could do with fixing it and to identify if it's the Anker device that doesn't work in the van or if it's the vans 12v socket that's at fault. I don't have a multimeter but I could borrow one off a friend I guess. The only other 12v male cigar connector I have is the charger for my sat nav, so perhaps I should plug this in to see if it works or not? Anyone have any ideas or a similar issue ?
  9. Thanks for this info I'll look into this
  10. +2 agree with Dosan & SP1. I've even run the fridge off gas for the entire two weeks whilst in France as the sites electric wasn't quite up to the warm weather we had, and we still had loads of gas left. But we do have a small Campingaz 907 butane bottle which can be swapped at most sites in France but i've never needed too ! (you would need to get the correct connector or regulator depending on what van you have though).
  11. I've had one for almost a year now, with out a doubt the best van I've ever had. I did an awful lot of research before settling on this model and by god it was worth it :-)
  12. I couldn't agree more, This is why I have never kept either of my caravans (with movers) at the house due to the steep drive and length of the van, its inevitable once one end begins to rise the other will drop (or visa versa) and if its as steep as mine it would 100% ground at some point. I pay a small monthly amount and keep it on a secure storage site on a farm 2 minutes drive away, i've got 24/7 access so its really no bother just to nip in at any time I want, I just wouldn't take the risk and hassle of attempting the steep drive scenario.
  13. Yeah its probably worth looking into the whole power rating bit and asking for some advice from someone more knowledgeable than me in this area. .... I have in the car one of these: http://www. amazon. co. uk/Anker-PowerDrive-2-Port-Charger-iPhone/dp/B00VH84L5E?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 Its always worked an absolute treat for the kids ipad & kindle. When we were away for the Easter weekend I thought I would be smart and plug it into the vans 12v cigar socket to charge them up over night instead of using two plugs sockets up. I've never used the 12v cigar socket in the van before so thought i should utilize it. I plugged just the adapter in with nothing connected to it, the power light came on for about 2 seconds and it immediately blew the 10amp blade fuse. So i thought hmmm perhaps its just the fuse having never used the socket before it may have been a duff or something. So I replace the fuse and boom the same thing happened again. I've learn't from this little experience now HA!
  14. Another useful piece of info, thanks Outnumbered. These awnings must really be very popular, no where I know has them in stock! so I guess that's a pretty good sign.
  15. Thanks for the reviews and information guys, I've had a good old think about it and I've just committed to pre-ordering a Kampa Ace 400. Fingers crossed it will serve me well I'll post an update once its arrived and I've used it for the first time. .... exciting
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