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  1. We are having issues getting on some sites because our Commodore is 8.16 mts long. Anyone out there with similar problems? Don't really want to have to swap to get below 8.0 !
  2. How did you actually remove the long Buccaneer embossed surround? I’m really getting into fixing blinds! 🤪
  3. Bought our SafeFills from the LPG Shop. I have at least three filling stations within 5 miles of our home. Remember 17p/day for us.
  4. Sounds daft but if your van is at home have you considered CCTV? This will not only add additional protection for the van but your home also. You can monitor 24/7 on your phone. Tons on the market and many DIY kits available.
  5. We finally decided to take the plunge and bought a SafeFill Cylinder. The initial purchase isn't cheap BUT we have just returned from a continuous 26 night trip, cooked every day and refilled the cylinder at Morrisons at a total cost of £4.41. It worked out at17p per day for all our cooking. We checked SafeFill's site and there are plenty of refill stations around. This does focus the mind when forking out the initial charge for the bottle! If you are a regular user do the maths and consider the convenience of filling the cylinder when you fuel up the car.
  6. Volvo for me. Pipe and slippers! Excellent.
  7. Casino Ash is their official colour description
  8. Blagged some from EHG for our 2020 Commodore FOC! Get your screwdriver out and move on!
  9. I was lucky, dealer gave me about 5 litres (or more) FOC as it saved them workshop time at £70 plus per hour. Happy days. My dealer is excellent!
  10. OK. Fixed the bathroom radiator leak (saved taking the 2020 van back as a warranty job). Draining and saving the prized Alde fluid is crucial. However I need some G13 to top up the tank. Alde fluid is exorbitantly expensive. Anyone used any other brand of G13 or an equivalent? Might try to blag some from the dealer as I save them about three hours of workshop time.
  11. We had a whiff of propane in our 2020 Buccaneer. Checked EVERYTHING! Bought two new hand wheel operated tails from a bottle gas company in HD (!) for under £20 - fixed. You dont say where or what the regulator is. Is it an auto change over or is it simply a standard regulator on the end of the tail. If its a new van then the issue if with your dealer. If there is no smell in the van then its my guess simply to swap the regulator and try again.
  12. Hello Sam, My real question is, how wide is the hose when flat? Suppliers min size seems to be 1''.
  13. We were away this weekend and needed to extend our water lay flat hose to reach the tap on a service pitch by connecting a length of blue rigid hose. How do you measure the size/diameter of the hose? Looked on the web and the smallest I can find is 1 inch. Is this the width of the hose when when flat or is it its working diameter when filled with water? When its pinched open it measures about 15mm - what you would expect to push onto a standard garden connector. What do you buy for this job? Cheers
  14. We have a big dog.!! Awnings (for us) are essential in summer and when it rains. Nuff said!
  15. 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? Cheers
  16. Total scam!! Keep your money safe and keep looking close to home and preferable at dealers. DO NOT FALL FOR IT!!
  17. 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??
  18. 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!!
  19. 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 an old awning wheel arch cover and some spare 32mm waste pipe out of the garage. Easy job and a no-cost upgrade. Happy days!
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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 two methods: remove the plugs and wait OR do nothing. I might turn the van round to face the sun and see if it clears. What do you think? Cheers
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