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yorkyguy

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    West Yorkshire
  • Interests
    DIY
  • Towcar / Toad
    Volvo XC90 D5 Powerpulse 235
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    Buccanneer Commodore (2020)

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  1. We have a big dog.!! Awnings (for us) are essential in summer and when it rains. Nuff said!
  2. Our Commodore tracker subscription is due for renewal. Knowing that the standard Tracker requires you to notify the police if your van is stolen then they go and hunt for it makes me convinced that its not worth it. I currently have two new insurance quotes. Without tracker is more than £100 LESS that WITH tracker. Also, with a new for old policy, I am certain that if someone absconds with my van, after the hassle and damage caused by removing locks, E & P etc. then I dont want it back. I'll have a new one thanks!! Any thoughts on this including third party DIY devices?
  3. Total scam!! Keep your money safe and keep looking close to home and preferable at dealers. DO NOT FALL FOR IT!!
  4. OK David, how do you configure your setup? Do you fill the A/R (with internal float) via the blue feed, with pressure reducing valve from the stand pipe and then use the standard take off from the top of the A/R into the van??
  5. Chris - couldn't agree more! Feeding water into a van always has some risk but I would sooner keep an Aquaroll connected at low pressure than direct connection to the mains. Its unlikely to empty the local reservoir no matter what you do. I'm working on using the food grade direct connector to fit onto the float in the Aquaroll so I dont have to carry tons of pipe!!
  6. I agree with Griff. But as I said earlier IF the input on the van fails then water at mains pressure flows into your van uninterrupted until you spot it. Aqua roll and float for me regardless. The mains supply and Aqua roll still relieves you from the constant filling. We have an on board 40 Ltr tank and this setup constantly fills this too. We use a two way branch on the pitch tap so we can wash boots, fill the bucket for the dog's water, etc etc. and still remain connected to the van. We also use Toad's waste arrangement. Saw this on site and copied it. Made the straps from
  7. Keep the aqua roll, buy a float for main side filler and buy food grade hose if you are worried. We use a Streetwize expandable hose on a reel. About £7 off eBay - not food grade but remember your Aqua roll is open to the elements a little. Advice to me was never use direct mains water into the van. A friend once had a pressure switch/valve failure and it flooded his van floor. So, even on service pitches we (and many others) always us the Aqua roll as a fail safe device.
  8. We tow 2000kg with a 235 BHP XC90 Powerpulse. Don't skimp on power or torque. Its always there in reserve if you need it. Also factory/dealer fit tow bar every time. I would be very surprised if Audi don't support AL-KO ESC electronics. Volvo even prohibits Pilot Assist and rear park sensors (but rear camera zooms in on the towbar for hitching up) because it knows there is a trailer fitted.
  9. Hello all, Just spent two days washing and polishing our Commodore. I must say that an 8.16 meter 8 foot van is a serious job! Has anyone polished a roof and if so, how did you do it being mindful of the risk of injuring the van, yourself or both! Cheers
  10. Sorry - my description was a bit confusing. The Buccaneers have a high level fixed front window. No its not actually in the roof and cant be removed - apologies for that. Van is one year old. First time its appeared - it has been very cold and wet and today has been relatively warm so it all adds up.
  11. I'm sure this has been covered many times but here we go again! The front roof window on our Commodore had developed a very slight mist in a lower corner. I had this on our last van - Swift Challenger but the problem remains the same as all the windows only come from a couple of manufacturers. Its guess its impossible to construct a completely air tight and moisture proof unit. Does anyone have any definitive means of removing this? There have been opinions that the plugs are actually one way valves? Is this the case? The plugs are still intact and I assume there are tw
  12. Van covers, toilet fluid. Not much more.
  13. Sorry my typo. Yes its in their current store handout!
  14. e-move manual movers available to order next weekend from Alde - £499.99!
  15. Any help? Get a removable bracket and swivel the TV as required. Read my solution about gaining access behind the fridge. Bit involved but it's very unobtrusive indeed. Not a lover of wood screws which always run a risk of pulling out. Small bolts through the panel into the bracket have proved bomb proof. I could upload a pic if this helps.
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