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    Kia Sorento
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    Unicorn 4 Cadiz

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  1. Take the upper fridge vent off the outside of your van, you should be able to reach it from there.
  2. If you compare 2 vans on a similar layout, vans with Alde are generally heavier & more expensive so if your tight on weight or £££'s then that could be the decision made for you.
  3. Do not file the latch down, once you file it off you are never gonna get that back should your door not close properly in the future. If you have a small spike try to prise out the red & green indicators that are on the inside of the door latch, also try to flick out the crescent shaped bit of plastic that has "hartel" written on it. This will give you access to the 4 screws that hold the lock assembly in place, just loosen the screws slightly & you may be able to move the lock enough to give you the extra bit of clearance between the latch & plate, obviously then tighten the screw
  4. Your the ex policeman, put your deerstalker on & when you think your talking to me, just ask me. You are either gonna look really smug or embarrassed when you get your answer. Now there's a challenge for you !! Might see you soon, or not.
  5. Hello Mr Plodd, thought you would be along pretty quick. I worked at Baileys for over 14 years & more than 4 years currently for a Bailey dealership, the fixing clamps are only there to hold the rail in place & not make a watertight seal. The type of sealant used is what makes it watertight, if you used 2 or 10 clamps on the rail it makes no difference if you use the wrong sealant or not enough of it. ( For my sins I was even part of the team that developed the Alutech system ) In fact you have spoken face to face to me on several occasions, you just don't know it !
  6. To answer the OP, no, it's not fully put to bed. Counting the amount of fixings won't really tell you anything because it varies between layout & van width. They have used a wider strap for a number of years & now use a type of mastic that pulls off of a roll & doesn't fully cure, but, the water management caps at each end of the cap are still fitted using RV61 which can be prone to giving up & allowing water through. If the newer style straps leak you will find that 9 times out of 10 it's the cap leaking not the strap (but not always).
  7. About 4 hrs if every station hits their cycle time
  8. If you replace the fluid yourselves at the specified intervals recommended by your van manufacturer / Alde & if you are unfortunate enough to have an issue with your heating system which requires a warranty repair then you have no proof that your fluid was replaced prior to the incident occurring possibly invalidating any warranty you have left on the Alde system. Maybe more beneficial to get the fluid replaced by a approved professional with a receipt confirming this at least until your Alde warranty expires. Alde systems are generally bullet proof but that's the risk you take by saving m
  9. If by saying "gasket" you are referring to the rubber strip along the top of your bumper, it's purely cosmetic & does not create a water tight seal.
  10. I live & work in South Glos, I work with several lads from Bristol who continued to go on day trips to Devon, Dorset etc & vist friends whilst they were in tier 3, shortly they can legally go out to the pub etc when they go into tier 2, that's what is frustrating & annoying for us staying in tier 3. I understand the need to get the infection rates down but it still sucks !!!!
  11. In my experience when coming across plastic wrap/covering on upholstery 95% of the time the vehicle has/is owned by a member of the "traveller" community.
  12. We've delivered 10 vans back this week & gone out to 2 customers locally whose auto engage movers had given up when they were trying to get their vans into storage, didn't charge a penny extra.
  13. Here's a photo of the important bit of the email from the NCC (if I've managed to upload it correctly) regarding workshops staying open, apparently WE are allowed to pick up vehicles for servicing/repairs buts its too late for us now because we rebooked everything & have got a few days of work left & then we are going to be furloughed.
  14. I will try to get hold of the email tomorrow so I can be a bit more precise with their wording
  15. Just to let you all know the latest guidelines that we have received at our workshop within the last few days from the NCC regarding servicing/repairs. Towing a caravan to a workshop is not regarded as an essential journey, we are not allowed to have customers on site for any reason, we can continue to remain open but only to work on vans already in our yard, after these vans are completed WE are allowed to tow the vans & deliver back to customers within a local area. WE are not allowed to collect vans from customers but we can go to a manufacturer to pick up a new van allocated to us (in
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