Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • BenF

      Forum upgrade   12/10/17

      Hi everyone, As you're probably aware, we've been in the process of upgrading the Caravan Talk forum software for a while. I can now confirm that the software has been upgraded and we're fully up to date. Please note that this new software is quite different in appearance and function, so may require a bit of relearning. We are in the process of refining the look, features and experience to make it a bit better and more familiar. If you spot any issues please let us know in the feedback forum. Unfortunately any posts between Monday morning and now have been lost. This is due to when the database snapshot was taken for the upgrade, this may also affect new members since then. We do apologise for this, but we have tried to keep disruption to a minimum. We are already aware and working on the following issues: PayPal payment issues for CT Supporters Forum design, lack of CT branding including colours Temporary loss of reviews databases Navigation bar needs refining We will keep this list up to date, so please check here before posting new updates, or to keep on tabs of our progress. The software was upgraded in order to provide you with a more secure, reliable, faster experience, whilst providing us with more tools to improve the features and options for the forum. Thank you for your continued support. Ben and the CT Team

Powysghost

Approved Member
  • Content count

    15
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Powysghost

  • Rank
    Over 10 posts

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Powys
  • Interests
    Caravan dogs cycling
  • Towcar
    Skoda Octavia
  • Caravan
    Bailey
  1. Turning end bathroom into bedroom

    Hi, Today I removed the toilet cassette from side of van and looked up inside the locker, but could not see any screws that looks like they release the toilet so it can be removed from van, any help please.
  2. Turning end bathroom into bedroom

    Over the last 48 hours I have finished sealing all the awning rails and skylights with pu18 to make sure the van never leaks in the future, and spent today fitting a nice dark wood laminate flooring, I know some say laminate is heavy for flooring but I used less than 14 planks, although I did not laminate the bathroom as that is still to be stripped out for when I get round to converting it to a bedroom, I also fitted the small 500w electric heater where the old carver gas heater was, gives of a suprising amount of heat for just 500w. I also capped the top of the flue pipe off to make sure no more rain gets down the remaining pipe, I used a white coffee jar lid that happened to be the perfect fit and used pu18 to secure in place. All set for 5 days away on Monday and then when I get back I will be getting on with stripping out the bathroom. Has anyone else had or checked for rain getting down there flue pipe, I don't see how the fitted flue vent caps (below) could stop rain, especially if you are towing in the rain or it is very windy.
  3. Do I need a leisure battery

    Is something like this any good https://www. toolstation. com/shop/p79562?table=no
  4. Turning end bathroom into bedroom

    Hi, I know many y who have sold dry vans with the idea of upgrading only to find damp problems they had issued when huying, also when spending under £1000 that makes finding a dry van harder, many are advertised as not having damp but you get there and point the damp out within the first 30 seconds and the seller plays dumb. I don't want to take that gamble,it took me onths to find this dry van, sometimes I was driving well over 100 miles and getting there to find problems. Another problem is where I live. My road is off a narrow lane and can only just a out take the corner with my 2 berth. I know there are some smaller 4 berth vans but again it's finding one and it being dry. It is only 1 wall I need to remove, the wardrobe and main wall will stay in place. Also until recently we were regular campers so had to use site facilities so if for some reason a portable potti was not practical we would again use the site facilities. There is also a slight change of plan, my wife now way ts me to make the bed as a small double for me and her and my daughter's get the 2 single beds at the front of van. I am not worried about future saleability, I never intend to sell and if I do it is a sellers market, even damaged caravans sell fast these days as demand is so high. I made a mistake a few years ago, I purchased a 2005 freedom 4 berth caravan (bunk beds) for £3000, weighing less than 700kg, it was ideal for us, but a year later my wife lost her job and we struggled a little financialy so I sold the van for what I paid. Now a similar year freedom is more like £4000 plus. The freedom looked just like this.
  5. Turning end bathroom into bedroom

    Hi There are no plastic discs but I do know what you mean as there are on my small shadow compass van, the wall on the bailey that I want to remove does not feel like it is a solid piece of MDF, if you knock on it then it sounds hollow in the middle, I am hoping it was not screwed on from the outside before the shell of the van was added, could this be the case?
  6. Turning end bathroom into bedroom

    Yesterday I removed the gas fire and I am going to replace with a small 500w electric heater, away in the van next week all being well but when I get back will be getting on with moving the cooker and sink as they also will not be getting used, basically I will no longer be running the van on gas, especially since a lot of sites are now charging around £4 a night for electric. Would also like to remove the carver water heater but from what I can tell the tank is part of the outside vent, so removing means I would also leave a hole in the van where the vent was,is this correct? This is the heater I will be fitting, in the colder months which cost £6. 99. I will also in the colder months take a portable 1kw convector heater as I know 500w heater may then not be enough. I know many will say I am taking the value out of the van but I feel after another 2 years of holidaying in the van will owe me nothing as it was only £700 to buy. I did nearly pay £3400 for a 2004 bailey but luckily noticed the floor underneath near one of the corner steadies was starting to decay/delaminate. Also when I removed the flue pipe from the gas fire it was wet inside, I can only assume that with all the wind and rain lately some rain has got down the flue from the roof vent, it was about an egg cup full. The roof vent is complete with cap and we'll sealed where it exits the roof and as the water was inside the flue pipe I can only assume it can not be because it is not sealed correctly.
  7. Do I need a leisure battery

    Hi, Think I will go with the small car battery,how can I be sure that when not using the van it will not be drained as I don't want to cause a deep discharge, there is no battery gauge in my van.
  8. Do I need a leisure battery

    Although I could do with a motor mover I have no plans to get one, I may invest in a cheap £30 car battery if it will do the job, which is better at taking a moderate discharge, leisure or car battery.
  9. Hi, My Bailey appears to operate all 12v lights etc perfectly fine when connected to mains, as I am never likely to go to a site without mains electric, is there any other reason or benefit to having a leisure battery? I could buy a battery but why carry the extra weight?
  10. Hi, Is it possible to check the T5 tubes work outside the light unit with a 12v supply straight from a battery or does the light unit in the ceiling have some kind of regulator? Im trying to work out of the ceiling light or wiring has gone or the tubes. Thank you.
  11. Turning end bathroom into bedroom

    Yes but will probably get a porta potti for the awning and of a day use the site facilities. Just had to fit an alko over run damper in the caravan hitch, easy taking the old one out not easy fitting the new replacement as it was a very tight fit. In the end I had to line up the towball end first and fit the vertical rear bolt last, which is the total opposite to how it should have been fitted. Replaced as it had gone to easy to compress so was snatching when pulling away at traffic lights etc.
  12. Turning end bathroom into bedroom

    Hi, Thank you for your reply, Yes I have a wardrobe in the other corner which I intend to keep there, It is only the one wall to be removed, Do you know how the small wall is attached, I can not see how it is attached. Will it become obvious once I remove the toilet and sink which are attached either side? Thank you for your help.
  13. Hi, New to the forum and need help, Last year I purchased a Bailey Imperil CD 2 berth caravan for the very good price of £700 especially since there is no damp, it has been a great van accept what I really need is a 4 berth for my 2 daughters. As we want to caravan early and later in the season then putting them in the awning is no longer an option. I could sell the van but finding a 4 berth with no damp for under £1000 would be very hard. My Bailey has an end bathroom that does not get used as we use the site facilities so my wife wants me to remove the contents of the bathroom and build a small double bed,I would leave the large end bathroom wall and doorway in place but would need to remove a small wall inside the bathroom that being the one that divides the shower/toilet section from the rest of the bathroom, is this possible without effecting to much structure of the van, from what I can see I would need to remove the Thetford toilet, shower and tray, and in the main part if the bathroom the sink and small cupboards and as I say the small dividing wall, but not the main wall that divides the bathroom from the rest of the van, is this possible and has anyone else converted a 2 berth into more beds, thank you for any advice and help.
  14. Hi, just purchased a small compass caravan, how do I make sure the cascade water heater under the front seat is drained as I don't want it to freeze in winter, also as I will never use it is it easy to remove and can I leave the vent outside in place or is it part of the boiler, just thinking of removing it to reduce weight. Thank you.
  15. Hi, New to the forum and need help, Last year I purchased a Bailey Imperil CD 2 berth caravan for the very good price of £700 especially since there is no damp, it has been a great van accept what I really need is a 4 berth for my 2 daughters. As we want to caravan early and later in the season then putting them in the awning is no longer an option. I could sell the van but finding a 4 berth with no damp for under £1000 would be very hard. My Bailey has an end bathroom that does not get used as we use the site facilities so my wife wants me to remove the contents of the bathroom and build a small double bed,I would leave the large end bathroom wall and doorway in place but would need to remove a small wall inside the bathroom that being the one that divides the shower/toilet section from the rest of the bathroom, is this possible without effecting to much structure of the van, from what I can see I would need to remove the Thetford toilet, shower and tray, and in the main part if the bathroom the sink and small cupboards and as I say the small dividing wall, but not the main wall that divides the bathroom from the rest of the van, is this possible and has anyone else converted a 2 berth into more beds, thank you.
×