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    Kia Sorento
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    Unicorn 4 Cadiz

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  1. Hi John At the end of the day it's the end users choice what they keep under there, if that's the only place you have to keep them then store them upside down. Like I said I have to attend regular gas courses in order to allow me to work on gas appliances so I understand not only how to install & repair this equipment safely but also to give out helpful advice so we all have a safe & happy experience of caravans
  2. Incorrectly its not about me trying to score points it's about people's understanding of a gas drop vents function, if you keep the drop vent clear that's brilliant, but if you are unfortunate enough to have a gas leak anything you store around the gas drop vent will act as a container for the gas vapour which will turn back into a liquid & it will sit there until something ignites it, it doesn't know its supposed to all go out of the drop vent, I merely wanted to see what you knew about these vents, dont take it personally. I have to attend gas training courses every year & I see some of the consequences of pans etc being stored under gas appliances, its frightening
  3. You are commenting about fixed ventilation & gas drop vents so I'm just enquiring as to how much you actually know, that's all, no need to be so defensive
  4. So is that a yes, no, or not sure what's coming here so I will avoid answering ?
  5. Just out of interest do you keep cooking pans or saucepans under your oven ?
  6. Ask yourself 1 question, "if a manufacturer has taken the time & cost to fit the vent into the floor/side panel why would they have done that if they weren't required by law or the manufacturer of any fitted appliances insisted on certain fixed ventilation to allow efficient & safe use of their product". The cutting of vent holes in which to fit any type of cover may only cost them 10p per van, but over 4/5/6 thousand units per year over x number of years eventually adds up, if they didn't need to do it they wouldn't do it ! Never block any vent ever, ever, ever, it has a purpose & might just save your life.
  7. Are you asking about your rear rail, the open skylight, high level brake light, top corner caps or your rear window ? If your thinking of the well known issue of leaking roof straps, you dont have one
  8. You should have received the appropriate socket as part of the kit that Baileys supply with every caravan, if you dont have it ask your dealer for it.
  9. If you have it done at a dealers & the original rail comes off ok (which it probably will if its leaking), you can have that rail refitted along with refitting the original water management caps. The modified rail is wider than was originally fitted on early Alutec van's but you should have the newer version already on a Uni 3. If your rail is refitted it should cost you about 2hrs labour + a couple of tubes of RV61 sealant, be prepared to leave the van at the dealers overnight to allow the adhesive to cure before the van is moved too much.
  10. How did you know it wasn't actually from them ?
  11. The level in your expansion header tank should be at "min" when the heating is cold, no higher or you risk losing fluid when it is heated & expands. Check your pump speed as already stated by others, should not be in the zone that states "air bleeding only" or similar words to that, if it is turn it back. Close to your Alde boiler you will see a black rubber elbow in the piping system, sometimes giving this a squeeze when the heating is running can force any air in the system back out of the header tank.
  12. Have adjusted a lot of brakes & never had to remove the Alko secure to do it yet, are you sure you are looking at the right bung, it's usually green with an arrow by it indicating which way to adjust the brakes in order to tighten them up. If you remove the drum you will then need to fit a new "one shot" axle nut & torque it up correctly, a normal wheel bolt torque wrench will not go high enough to torque a axle nut so if you go down that route make sure you have the correct tools to refit the drum properly.
  13. Why not use an approved Bailey workshop & get the rail replaced ?
  14. Is your van a Uni 4, if so the mover switch "box" comes to the dealer already fitted & pre wired by Bailey's during the production process
  15. Every Bailey caravan is supplied to the dealer with a propane pigtail, it comes in what Bailey calls a "kit box" but its really a polythene bag with a few bits in it
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