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Dunhamkid

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    Cheshire
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    Mercedes R Class
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    Carlight 162 EK

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  1. Remember that you will also need the correct sized socket and torque wrench to tighten the nut.
  2. You don't need to remove the battery to charge it. You can also leave the battery on permanent charge with a CTEK charger
  3. There is also a demostration mode on the app so you can practice!!
  4. I have used the app on my iPhone and iPad and it works fine. You need to make sure that the anntena cable is not shielded behind anything
  5. You would have thought that the threads of the stub axles would have been protected prior to wrapping!!
  6. Where would you purchase the rubber suspension units from?
  7. https://www. westerntowing. co. uk/acatalog/BPW-Caravan-Trailer-Axles. html also supply complete BPW axles. I did read once that if you send an axle back to Alko to refurbish, they also check brakes etc and replace as neccessary. Part of their QA/QC procedures, hence better to get new one as at least you know what the repair is going to cost!! I would have thought that any competent garage could replace a caravan axle. Support chassis adjacent to and both sides of axle, remove wheels, undo 4 bolts, disconnect brake cables and axle is down and out.
  8. Look at https://www.westerntowing.co.uk/acatalog/Al-ko_Axles.html where you can buy complete axle with brakes etc. Would save time and effort removing brake drums etc if you were going to send for a repair. There should be a plate on the old axle with all details on. Just try and get someone to photograph it with a mobile phone? 
  9. I got my van insured through Adrian Flux on an "Agreed Value" basis. They send a form where you fill it in, add 6 photographs and justify why you think the caravan should be insured at this value. I was originally insured with the CMC but we disagreed on the market value incase of a write off. I asked what the market value was and they could not tell me as, like you, it was not on their list. They recommended that I contact AF and insure on an "Agreed Value" basis. Their quote was considerably cheaper than CMC for a greater write off value!!
  10. Look at https://www. westerntowing. co. uk/acatalog/Al-ko_Axles. html where you can buy complete axle with brakes etc. Would save time and effort removing brake drums etc if you were going to send for a repair. There should be a plate on the old axle with all details on (see attached). Just try and get someone to photograph it with a mobile phone?
  11. I agree that there is a better seal by using seam seal (butyl rubber) etc and using a mastic gun to fill the rail. I have just resealed all the rails on my caravan using this method. The previous reseal was mastic strips which do not allow the rails to sit correctly and allow water underneath. By filling the rails and allowing the excess to be pushed out, it ensures that the internals of the raise are completely filled with mastic. A messy job which is labour intensive but no particular skills are required. Just lots of rags, silicon gloves, white spirits and meths!!!
  12. Flashgordon Thanks for info, I will give him a call
  13. Dave Thanks for your help. The caps ideally need to match the profile of the rail. At present, I have fitted caps of a different profile and will keep looking. If you look at my post of 18th July, you can see the difference. The aluminium caps are fitted to the lower rails.
  14. Just heard from my Essex supplier. The items they have received from their supplier are the same end caps that I already have, even though they do not look like these in the catalogue. Back to the beginning!!!
  15. Gordon More info regarding Polyplastic windows!! The windows are made by Plastoform and www.willemsencaravanwindows.com are their agents. I am hoping to have 6 end caps ordered from Plastoform, who appear to be French, from a supplier in Essex!!
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