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    Walking, cycling, caravaning, music.
  • Towcar / Toad
    Peugeot 407 estate diesel
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    Avante 524 2004

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  1. Rang up my local caravan repair garage. They said before I book to bring it in, to check the gas knob that I push in then release. They said to try and pull the knob off, then to relight it, without the knob in place. After spending some time trying to pull it off without any success I then relit the fridge, released the knob and the gas stayed on! Rang back the caravan garage, and they explained after time these wear and don't release the valve properly. So all good and thankyou Caravan Soloutions of Romsey.
  2. Thanks for reply. It just seems I can't get to it without removing the fridge. I removed the outside vents, but it seems impossible, unless I'm missing something, to get to the pilot light.
  3. Hi, Our fridge wont stay alight on gas. The last time it was used on gas was last September. It sparks up ok, but as soon as you release the button it goes out. I have a full gas bottle, and the gas cooker and gas heater are working. I've taken the outside vents off, but don't seem to be able to get to the pilot light. Ive made sure the caravan is level. Any ideas much appreciated. The caravan is a Avente 524, 2006.
  4. Many thanks for replies. I will not go for this car and go for a 2l diesel car. I am finding it difficult though, having had my present car for over 8 years, there just seems to be so much choice! Thanks again, any ideas for a towcar still appreciated!
  5. If I have googled the correct details. Peugeot Power 140bhp, Torque 320 Nm, 240 ft-lb. Skoda 118bhp, Torque 250 Nm, 184 ft-lb. These figures mean nothing to me, but assume the Peugeot is much more powerful.
  6. Hi All, Thinking of purchasing the above car, which is for sale in a local garage for £10.000. Wonder if anyone has used one. My present car is a Peugeot 407 estate 2.0l. So wondering if the smaller engine will be ok, the C&CC towcar service says it is. My caravan is Eldis Avante 524. MIROW 1135kg. MTPLM 1375kg. Thanks in advance, Tim
  7. A local garage just happens to have a Skoda Superb 1.6 TDI CR Greenline Elegance 2015 66,000 miles for just under £10,000. I did a C&CC towcar match comparison and it says it is ok with my caravan. So quite interested. £30 a year tax too. One problem is that it has the new 13 pin tow electric socket, where as my caravan has the old stile two leads, not sure how to get round this.
  8. Many thanks for all replies, much appreciated. I think in all honesty I will maybe stick to an estate car. As someone said, lifting bikes up is higher, also the boot will be higher to load things in such as lawnmowers which I do. I guess I just always fancied a SUV but put of by the higher running cost, but I do a lot less miles now so thought it would be ok, but I think I would always be watching my mpg and might regret it! So any ideas for estate cars please! Thanks in advance again. Tim
  9. Hi All, I've had a Peugeot 407 estate which is 15 years old and has nearly 200 thousand miles now, so looking to change. It has been very realible and also economical. As I do less miles now for work am considering getting a SUV, but don't know where to start. Priority (as long as it was able to tow the van of course) is the most economic and reliable. I will be carrying two bikes on the roof, and would like a reasonable boot space, when seats are down. My budget is up to £12,000. Would prefer a low mileage as I would intend to keep it for sometime. I did think a
  10. I thought I would do an update, just in case anyone might be interested! I visited "The Caravan Shop", Winbourne, Dorset who were very helpful and knowledgeable. Yes, the pipes that are connected to the pigtail have had the connectors crimped on. However, that section of pipe is about a foot long, then joins a push fitting into the rest of the pipe. ( I didn't know this before I visited the spares shop). However again, in my case, that next connecting push fit joint is behind my cooker, of which I could see it, but only get one hand to it, so not sure if I could have disconnected and
  11. Thanks for replies. I will try and cut them off and use jubilee clips, as the new taps come with their own pig tails. I would like to think jubilee clips should hold it ok. Typical of Elddis not to worry about maintenance cost.
  12. In the process of replacing my Reich mixer tap as it is leaking bit can't seem to work out how to disconnect the two water pipes from the two pig tails, which I will be replacing as they are part of the new tap. it seems they are "crinked" on some how. Has anyone come across these before, if so, how do you take them off? Or is there any way round it. Could I maybe hacksaw them off, then use jubilee clips to reconnect them. Thanks in advance.
  13. Thanks for reply. Just bought one from Screwfix and the tap still leeks. I suspect the leek might be in the plastic casting the two pipes are attached too. Anyone any idea how to remove the pipes, do they just push on and off? Thanks in advance for any help.
  14. Thanks for reply. I took it all apart and put it back together and really tightened the nut, but it still leaked. So will await the new one. Thanks for video link. The pin you pull out at the bottom, to pull out the part that is attached to the pipes, snapped in half as I tried to pull it out!
  15. Thanks for reply. This type of tap the screw is on the top of the tap, I think yours, from what I have read, is under the lever handle.
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