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Vanning Man

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  • Location
    Scottish Highlands
  • Towcar
    Volvo XC90 (MY17)
  • Caravan
    Bailey Unicorn III Cadiz

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  1. Heiki might only cover their rooflights for 2 years but the crack is caused by Elddis using the wrong sealer and has been a known issue for some time. In any case it is the responsibility of the dealer to correct the problem and claim back from Elddis.
  2. Have they changed the system then? On our 2018 Clipper the underfloor heating is just an extension of the standard "radiator" system which runs around the walls of the caravan, it can be "switched off" by using the isolator taps that are located at the front and rear of the van. As far as controlling the system it can be either switched on and off by use of the thermostat depending on the temperature you have set on the control panel, or it can be on continuously. This choice is made in the menu system "thermostat or continuous". This setting decides how the pump is switched not t
  3. Fridges are supposed to be "room-sealed", often manufacturers "achieve this by using a strip of foam between the deflector plates and the fridge unit itself. Perhaps in this case the seal gas been achieved using tape to fasten the deflector to the fridge.
  4. Our van is stored at home and I have ours connected to mains with the heating set to 10° and battery on charge. I have used this system for many years with no detriment to the battery, despite others saying the battery will be wrecked leaving it on charge full time. I know others will disagree with doing this but it works for me.
  5. ALL British caravans have payloads that are far to low for realistic touring over anything but a long weekend. The manufacturers work to the arbitrary calculations put in place by the National Caravan Council which is geared to selling as many units as possible based on car weights. The lower the weight of the caravan the more cars fall into the category which will be able to tow it. The Caravan Clubs are also to blame in that they never challenge the manufacturers over anything let alone payloads.
  6. Though not very helpful this is what is in the Buccaneer Handbook: "Care of Your Caravan ...... Upholstery Remove dust on a regular basis with your vacuum’s upholstery or drape attachment. Try to avoid brushing fabric covers because that can damage the pile. Only use an upholstery brush on the upholstery, never use any other type of brush to clean the upholstery as this may damage the pile. Avoid detergents which may damage the fabric’s protection. Use a sponge or a clean white cloth but do not wash or rub the fabric. Leave to dry in normal conditions. The
  7. Which make and model caravan have you got? What's below the sink?
  8. Our Heki roof light frame cracked and though there was no visible damage or standing to the ceiling boards once our dealer had removed the frame they found there was damp on the upper side of the boards. They said this was "wet" enough that they believed it would eventually have shown on the visible side. They therefore replaced the boards so I would not have to go back with another claim.
  9. Yes, collected van last Saturday. The missing fixings were put on the job sheet and all are now in place.
  10. Noticed missing fixings on my Buccaneer, not sure if they were ever put in. Going in for service next week and has been put on job sheet.
  11. Have a Clipper (2018) and there is a mains outlet and a USB socket in the front nearside corner. I fed a coax cable from the amplifier (in top locker by the door), by removing the curved plastic cover over the wiring "nest" it can be fed though the triangular cable cover, this trunking is quite full so the front may need to be removed, down into the floor locker. Then along the floor/wall corner to the front where it can be taken up to the socket block. I removed the usb socket and replaced it with an aerial socket.
  12. We have a 2018 Clipper. These raised "platforms " are in several of the lockers and, I think, are to help with airflow from the floor vents, so you don't cover them with stuff you put in the locker.
  13. Check out the Volvo XC90. Tows like a dream and has 7 seats with the 3rd row easily large enough for adults.
  14. I think it's the Tracker Retrieve, it certainly was in 2018 and 2019. If so unless you have your caravan somewhere where you can keep an eye on it the tracker is next to useless. You have to let the monitoring centre know your van is missing, then they will attempt to make "contact" with the tracker unit in the van to find out where it is. If your van has been missing for more than a few hours, the thieves have probably already found and disabled the tracker unit.
  15. Did the package look as though it had been opened or damaged? If so then you could try making a claim against the courier. If not then it sounds as though it was not in the package at all, so contact Facebook Support.
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