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James Donald

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    Marlborough Sounds New Zealand.
  • Interests
    Cars, Caravans & Boats.
  • Towcar
    2019 BMW X4 M40 i 360 HP/ 500nm torque.
  • Caravan
    Pegasus Rimini 2014

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  1. Thankyou both David and Hayley. I did put up another post and have hot water again. I found a leak onto circuit board ,after remedying that and drying of , then a shut down period as you suggested David all go again.
  2. Yes and at least you will have somewhere to sleep while the batteries are charging !!!
  3. I mean while were using the caravan ! Of course while not in use I leave the door propped open.
  4. We've had a Toyota Estima Hybrid fr 3 yrs.( just sold brought a diesel ) It had no tow rating as such ! I put a towbar on and towed a garden trailer at times and a 12ft dinghy and outboard. No trouble with that, but I was never confident enough to tow our Pegasus Rimini ? It had the 2.4 liter motor same as aCamry so was quite powerful on petrol, but ran on electric up to 30 mph the both. So it was very Eco round town but no better mpg in the open Road travel than normal petrol I didn't think? But the thing was as it ran on EV up to 30 mpg if you were starting on a steepish incline or especially with a load in ( seated 7 passengers ) it was only running on electric and I got caught 2 or 3 times where it wouldn't take of so had to run back down onto the flat!!!!! They have 2 electric motor's to one in front and one on the diff at the rear which then gave it 4WD. I was not confident enough t hook up the 1474 kg van in case I ever got caught. Have a Ford Territory 2.7 Diesel 4WD now , no worries. So for normal motoring no real problems but careful on inclines ?.
  5. I brought a new Nissan Pathfinder in 2018, a very good car 7 seater , heaps of room , a good weight and heaps of power. Petrol though not sure if they do a diesel if thats what you want. It would tow that weight easily.
  6. Hi Wispman, thanks for your answer. I called at a Caravan Dealer (not Bailey ) spoke to service man who was most helpful. Told me the water heater needed resetting said it might have a button. Went back to caravan took the heat cover of then the Blue plastic front cover. Couldnt find a reset button , But I noticed a drip of water from the hot hose fitting and it had been dripping onto the printed circuit !!! ( not the right name but what I call it ) so I dried of, sprayed with water repellent and then you switch all the power of for an hour as I was told and hey all go. The message came up " Communicating with heater " . Hows that? Hot water again. Hope it helps someone one day.
  7. Hi been away 1 week in the Pegasus Rimini 2014 and all working well until today and no hot water. Meassage on control screen " Unable to communicate with waterheater " If problem persists contact Whale Support. Cant here in NZ ? Anyone had this message before? Ive checked most obvious things ! Help please if poss.
  8. Hi Fraczish, I fitted an onboard tank for cold water to save having to travel with the empty Aqaroll ! I now fill the45 liter tank which gives us water immediately we stop on the way or first night. I then fill the roll when it suits me . Yes adds a bit of weight but we don't have all that worry in my country or towcar worries we all use big cars mainly. Obviously the hot water is looked after by the Whale system.
  9. Hi we have a 2014 GT 65 Pegasus Rimini. We a very happy after exactly one yr it has been a really good purchase. I have fitted an onboard tank and a 160w Solar Panel along with motor movers. Nothing major has given us trouble at all. We had 3 months away in it last year and enjoyed every minute. The only small complaint is with the Whale heating in the cold weather , it seems to be a bit lacking in the output in the front half of the Caravan? I close the outlet in the bathroom of all together and the rear one I about half close and this then increases the volume up front while we are sitting in that area. Otherwise we are very happy with all the rest of the Whale equipment. It tows well , brakes are good , weight really no trouble , can be upset a bit by heavy vehicles when I pass them ! May replace ours with a Unicorn Vigo a couple of yrs newer but not because we don't like it. Have fun I love buying things especially Caravans, cars and boats !!!
  10. Some one said if you leave the fridge on the light will run the battery flat ? My fridge in the Pegasus as you shut the door switches the light out ? I just had to replace the LED light unit and the switch needs to be positioned correctly so the door striker does operate the of switch. I have a 160 watt Solar panel which keeps the 110 a leisure battery at 13.4v all the time. No need for all the complicated wiring set up on the car I find . The fridge is so good even the frozen food stays frozen for hours. If need e I travel with it on gas never ever had a problem . If I do need fuel which isn't every hour , I simply turn it of and relight again after the stop. And no one say its not complicated as this topic goes on and on week after week with all differing ideas on what's wrong and what's doing it.
  11. If the springs on the arms are to strong , they will cause them to judder. I have at times she working at Dealerships had to stretch the springs to release SOE pressure . Also as Stevan said if the arm is angled to much one way that will cause judder. Look and see when they are wiping which way they judder ,usually just the one way. You need then to twist the arm with a adjustable spanner as someone has said so it tilts over more on that stroke. Of course the screen must be cleaned properly as well.
  12. I certainly remember Morris and Austin Minis , 1100s, 1800's etc. I remember Morris Marina's but not Austin ones ? Am I right or wrong my Caravan friends !
  13. Been a bit of Talk about the meaning of "SUV" . My car is called a " SAV " Thats what they say it is in the US where its assembled. " Sports Activity Vehicle " . Well I love Sport (on TV ) I'm very active first thing in the morning (not so much by afternoon though ) and its definitely a Very nice vehicle , so it lives up to its name / description perfectly! BMW X4 M40i 2019. 360hp
  14. No room in quite small boot Frank, I have the waste tank ,aqua roll , TV disc / aerial ( caravan one won't work in NZ ) and the Jack Russell and a few other bit and pieces. We'll be right.
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