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    Motorcycle restoration, Scuba, Real Ale.
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    Land Rover Freelander 2 MY13
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    Bailey Pegasus Genoa

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  1. For sure its a poor connection somewhere in the caravan brakelight circuit, there is one feed for both brake lights and the bulbs are 21w X 2 so 42 watts, you may get a reading with a multimeter and if you remove one bulb it may work, but when the circuit asks for the full 42 watts a poor connection cant handle the load and it will go open circuit at that point of the poor connection. You will have to follow the cablework for the brakelights along the caravan wiring looking at all the connections, you will also have to check the return circuit as it could also be a poor earth/negative.
  2. We have a small flat screen TV but have only used it with the Raspberry Pi and WiFi dongle for the internet when needed. My parner likes red wine and a book, I like beer and a book, no TV when we are away in the van.
  3. We have the RALLY AIR PRO 260 PLUS, the air awnings are a lot heavier than the polled awnings due to the bladders and extra support material built in. It will be worth cleaning out your awning rail and applying some lubricant to help the process (we used furniture polish) My partner feeds it into the awning rail and I attached a rope on the loop and pull it along, we also zip out the end sections to make it lighter for pulling through; as stated above we also partially inflate so it finds it's natural shape and form then peg out. We have the Limpets and poles, but took the original poles back as we thought the quality was very poor and swapped them for the deluxe pole set which are made of aluminium. There were all kinds of extra webbing and straps that came with ours and we could not find out where they go (as the instruction manual is generic and very poorly written) We eventually got an answer from Kampa "the straps had nothing to do with our awning and had been packed by mistake" an hour or so wasted there then! I think Kampa had a few issues with roof design and quality with some of the earlier awnings, but ours has been dry as a bone, no air leaks and quick and simple to put up; enjoy the weekend.
  4. As you say; you are connected to the mains supply, if this connection to the van is direct (not via the Aquarol) then the pressure reducing valve restricts the flow a tad as well as the pressure. We have this setup and we don't have the inboard pump switched on as the pressure and flow is enough for the sink taps, however if we need to use the shower there is not quite enough flow, so then we switch the inboard pump on which makes a big difference.
  5. Joeblogs

    Waterproof phone

    I went snorkelling the week before last and dived in forgetting my mobile was in my trunks pocket (iPhone 8) I was in the water for about 20 minutes, only realised when I got out of the water about the phone, absolutely surprised to find the phone working perfectly, but still rinsed it off in some fresh water to get rid of the salt. I think the iPhone and Apple products are well overpriced and would not have got the iPhone but it came with the contract I needed, however I had no idea it had some form of water ingress protection that actually works!!!! Still like the sealable sandwich bag idea though for piece of mind.
  6. I had a 12v power issue; I asked Bailey for a wiring diagram for my 2012 Pegasus Genoa, I was told they don't supply wiring diagrams and I should seek professional advice from a qualified electrician. The answer came from this forum "There is an in-line fuse taped to the harness between the battery and the main fuse box" This had blow, fuse replaced and now repositioned and secured to the wooden frame under the seat where you can see it!!!!!
  7. In high winds I always make sure that my slabs of beer are low down on the floor, that always stops the van swaying. However after I have had a few cans I start swayings; not really found how to solve that one yet!
  8. There should never be an issue regarding a smart alternator system and the ATC; as the ATC feed is just a fused permanent live feed either from pins 3 (neutral/earth) and pin 4 (positive 12vdc) on a 7 pin 12s, or pins 9 (positive 12vdc) and pin 13 (neutral/earth) on a 13 pin Euro. However on some later vehicles with a CAN bus systems, the permanent 12vdc can go into sleep mode (switch off) when the vehicles ignition has been off and no other electrical equipment has been used for a time, but something like opening a door will bring the system back out of sleep mode. The above would only be an issue if you ever need to clear the fault memory of the ATC, as it asks you to leave the unit powered overnight, in this case you would need to connect a 12vdc battery or something separately to power the ATC.
  9. GoPro and most GoPro style cameras have in built image stabilisation so you may not get a true indication of the ride.
  10. That's the same unit as our Pegasus, the PSU is mounted in the back of that unit, follow the wiring harness from this unit back to your battery box and check for an inline fuse that may be taped to the harness. That was the fuse that had blown on ours which gave the same issue (as per my post above)
  11. Not sure how close the wiring is on your 2010 bailey pegasus 524 to my 2012 Pegasus Genoa; If similar there is an inline fuse between the battery feed and the PSU, my inline fuse was a spade fuse taped to the harness, if you follow the harness from the PSU to the battery you may find a fuse, mine had blow. Also when on hook-up the PSU charges the battery, it makes no difference if the main switch is on or off, as long as the hook-up is powered and plugged in your battery should be charging. We leave ours plugged in when standing at home (caravan panel mains switched off) Battery is always fully charged. Also when towing (main switch on or off) the battery is being charged. On newer towing vehicles with CAN BUS systems for euro 5 - 6 emissions; they now have smart alternators which have their output voltage controlled externally via the Engine Control Unit (ECU) rather than by an internal voltage regulator as found on traditional alternators. So the alternator output is restricted in certain conditions and it only looks at the cars battery condition, so charging the van battery is not as effective as the earlier set-ups that use a conventional alternator system and voltage sensitive relay to switch on or off the charging circuit for the caravan battery. If you have the smart alternator system as above your caravan battery will still be charged when towing; just not as well. There is a system that can be fitted to overcome this, as a battery-to-battery charger for auxiliary battery charging (if you think you need it)
  12. As above; if you gently warm the plastic with a hairdryer first it snaps out easier. I opened mine up for some mods over winter and one edge cracked due to the plastic being brittle with the low temperatures.
  13. Spell check/predictive text/auto correct/fat fingers can be your worst Enema
  14. In your regular servicing has the Haldex unit had its oil change and filter screen cleaned? Have you had a new tyre or pair of tyres fitted which gives a different rolling radius to the other tyres (partially worn or different make) Both can give give the reduction traction message.
  15. A lot of modern can bus vehicles have a semi live feed to the ACT via the towing socket/plug, but when the vehicle is left for a period of time with nothing switched on or operated (my VW EOS is around 10 minutes) the can bus goes to sleep and switches off the ACT feed. The second you unlock the vehicle or open a door it re-awakes the can bus and the ATC feed. Although this will not be a problem when towing as the ATC feed will always be on, however as mentioned in an above post; if you need to clear your ATC memory by leaving the towing socket connected to the vehicle overnight the can bus will switch off the ATC live feed after a short time and memory will not be cleared. Although I rarely tow the van with the EOS it definitely goes to into sleep mode after about 10 minutes, but the Freelanders ATC feed is always powered. To check; leave the vehicle locked for half an hour or so, then put a multimeter between pin 9 (+) and pin 13 (-) if no live feed, then unlock the vehicle to wake up the can bus and re-check.
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