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  1. It may be a bit obvious but is the Master Switch on?
  2. JohnPat

    Coachman 2017 VIP 565 fridge fault

    Probably because there is a "Spike" in the circuit causing a poor connection to make contact. Just been away for two weeks in this high temperature, the fridge worked perfectly!!
  3. JohnPat

    Coachman 2017 VIP 565 fridge fault

    On the 12v feed behind the fridge there is a connector block with 4 wires. Cut this out and replace with new one. I had similar problems for more than 8 years, various "Electricians" failed to find the fault! The red feed wire male and female made intermittent contact! In fairness to the electrians I had also used a DMM meter and not found the fault! I even replaced the master board without success. When fridge failed Code 12 showed on the panel. The Coachman wiring diagram has no relationship to the actual wiring in the van!! Now sorted, touching wood, for more than 12 months!
  4. JohnPat

    S4 Pamplona fridge 12V not working?

    I hah a similar problem on a new Hyundai SantaFe. It turned out to be a loose screw in the 13 pin plug on the car! Poor original fitting. Take your 13 pin plug off the car and check all the connector screws.
  5. JohnPat

    Water pump fault - Help

    My experience is that well over 95% of all electric problems are caused by poor connections. This can be anything from a dirty contact to a broken wire and everything in between! Try the contacts where the pump fits into the filter housing, the connections at the pump itself and continuity in the cable from the pump to the plug end. Is the pump impeller stuck/jammed?
  6. I think you'll find it's ivory.
  7. JohnPat

    Old Caravaner

    Thanks for the welcome! JohnPat
  8. JohnPat

    Damage to our new Coachman

    A good few years ago we were on a CC site in Cornwall. Kids next door started to play with a tennis ball, then a large plastic foot ball, this came into our awning, we complained and warned them, they moved away. They progressed up to a full sized rugby ball. After kicking this around for a while we heard a loud crash! They had kicked it through their own front window! A full width one! Justice!! The parents language was very choice. JohnPat
  9. JohnPat

    Old Caravaner

    Hi all. I've been caravaning for over 40 years. Our current outfit is a Coachman VIP, had it for 11 years and apart from a few problems raising their heads it suits us perfectly. We used to go to France but now stay in the UK. Just found this forum, good site with plenty of topics! Happy caravaning. JohnPat