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  1. All of a sudden, the string in our door blind has snapped so the blind doesn’t close properly. Is this a fixed unit , or is there a way to get into it to do a repair? Thanks
  2. Any idea how i clean my water hose that goes from tap to water barrel? I've used puriclean in the barrel and thus through all the caravan's pipes, but how would i the connecting hose itself puricleaned?
  3. Paul1957 - yes, it's the unladen weight of the car, including normal liquids and a full tank of petrol - no passengers. The 250 kg is passengers and kit.
  4. Hi All Okay - here's a car-caravan matching question, but I haven't revealed car/caravan, kerbweight, MTPLM to avoid comments like "My Robin Reliant pulls great...". etc. All that is in the table below are the results from using the CMC matching service. Three columns - the first is my current set-up, and it actually works quite well. My only issue is having to drop down through the gears when going uphill on a motorway to maintain a speed between 40 and 50 mph. The second column is the match with the new car I'm thinking of buying. The third column is new car and potentially
  5. Thanks guys. Jezzerb - i’ve got the same car as you. I think it is clear, if i’m going to increase the weight of my caravan i’m also going to have to change my car. Paul
  6. Hi. I'm thinking of upgrading to a heavier (MTPLM) caravan without changing my tow car. Is what I'm proposing legal/wise? The proposed new caravan will have an MTPLM of 1350 kg (100kg more than my current caravan - for a fixed bed). Everything that goes into it is weighed etc, so I'll never be going beyond 1350kg. Tow car - it's kerb weight is 1276 kg, which I know is insufficient. However, when we go away we load the car (including ourselves) with an additional 270 kg - so whenever it is towing the caravan it will always weigh 1546 kg (everything is weig
  7. Concerning the ARC app…….So,wondering if any of you can advise with regard to the following sound problem. I have a Lunar Cosmos 462 (a dealer’s version of the Quasar 462). It has a sound system - it’s a Pioneer - basically like a car music system. I’ve been connecting my iPhone to it to play via Bluetooth - all so far so good. However, while my iPhone could play music, move to the next track etc, it couldn’t adjust the volume (I know - it’s awful - I’ve actually had to stand up and adjust the volume manually). Anyway, Pioneer have an app called ARC that is supposed to manage music from iPhone
  8. Thinking of getting a TV for my caravan. If I were to get one of the most modern Avtex TVs and plugged it into the caravan aerial (so no roku/fire stick or MiFi etc) what channels would I potentially be able to receive? Thanks
  9. Think I need to change my tow car. Any recommendations for a petrol model? Needs to tow up to 1350 kg. Thanks Paul
  10. Thanks Brecon. Do you know where the pressure switch will be and how I can identify it?
  11. Hi There's three questions here all to do with water. I'm a new caravanner so I'm not always sure whether something is right or wrong. 1) I've attached a sound file - "Water Pump Noise" - if you'd be good enough to listen to it. This is the sound my pump makes when I turn on a tap - it's the clicking/clumping noises I'm wondering about. Is my pump faulty or is this what they all sound like? For context, the Truma heater is not on, although it had been on all afternoon so was full of hot water. The water barrel is full of cold water. The water flowing from the tap is absolutely
  12. Hi So my caravan (Lunar Cosmos 462) has an MRO of 1086 kg. I took everything removable out of it and took it to a weighbridge - so carpets, power cable, step etc. What was weighed was the caravan, the battery, the fitted motor mover, the fitted solar panel and a 6 kg gas calor lite bottle. The weight came to 1100 kg. I was surprised that all these “add-ons” only increase the MRO by 14kg. I mean, I guess the carpets and power cable would have been more than 10 kg. Any comments? Paul
  13. Found one, If anyone needs a weighbridge in Lancashire - C& C in Garstang. Cost £5.
  14. Hi Does anyone know of storage just for Jan to March where I can store my caravan, but have it put onto pitch for occasional weekends during the period. I don’t want a full season/ year, just for the 3 months of winter. Thanks Paul
  15. What does delamination look/feel like. What should I be watching out for? Thanks Paul
  16. Hi Thanks for the answers. The toilet was all sorted and emptied before we packed away. So, before we left the site we opened all the taps and let all the water drain. However, i’d forgotten the yellow drain down lever. So I emptied that at home. Where was that water from (it seemed as if there was a lot). Had this come from the water heater (we don’t have an on-board fresh water tank). Thanks Paul
  17. Hi I got my very first caravan yesterday and have just had a night away in it and have now brought it home. I’m not going to be using it for a month so I have drained all the water. Was this really necessary (for a month, in July - so not freezing)? Thanks Paul
  18. I’m glad you guys had no more joy than me. I’d already done all the things you suggested/did. Fortunately both Bolton and Cumbria local authority publish details of their weighbridge locations so I guess i’m just going to have to go for a drive. Conclusion - LCC are rubbish!
  19. Does anyone know the location of a public weighbridge in Lancashire? The LA don’t publish any information on their web-site. I haven’t been able to find one by googling. Thanks.
  20. So if New Calor Lite bottles were available, why would I not buy them?
  21. Hi all I’m picking up my first ever caravan in July and need to make arrangements to get gas bottles. I’ve just discovered that I can get brand new Calor Lite bottles from my local gas stockist. I know they are not being produced anymore; and I know that if I can’t find a refill I can get the standard Calor gas. Does this mean that if a Lite is available at my next refill I can switch back? What do folks think about my starting off as anew caravanner with Lite? Is Calor going to be producing a new lighter version? I don’t want to start with the full weight ones and then discover Calor b
  22. I’d never heard of them until today after my wife came home from a CMC towing course. Any comments on them and their usefulness.
  23. With the one of the latest Avdex TVs it says you can “record to USB on both satellite and TV”. I asked if that meant I could connect it to my Sky box at home, record to USB (not sky box) and then watch from the USB when in my caravan? Apparently the answer is no. In which case, if I wanted to use the TV to record at home and then use the TV to watch in the caravan - what satellite could I record from? Thanks Paul
  24. Good idea EasyT. Does anyone know what the noseweight is for a Lunar Cosmos 462, 2019.
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