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  1. Similar can happen when a hotel takes a a card at check in and they claim a sum which you may not spend
  2. I have changed several reg. numbers with insurance companies never been charged. The last one was 2 days ago with Bikesure, part of Adrian Flux. No charge and emailed new docs with no problem.
  3. I got 1 from Amazon about 20 quid a lot less fuss than scales and wood and I can check every time I hitch up.
  4. Hi.

    2008 Bailey Ranger 550 6 berth 

    Can I get a bicycle rack that will house 3 bikes for my caravan? 

    If so, where does it fit - on the outside of the back wall, or on the A-frame? 

    Do you have any recommendations? 

    And where would I get this work done. .?



    1. Stevan


      Whether or not the back panel has re-enforcement points and where for a rack is something probably only Bailey can say for certain but I doubt it.

      Certainly three bikes on the back would be pushing it.

      Swift Group vans now have mountings as standard, but even they stipulate limiting it to 2 bikes.

      Most A frame racks are designed for continental vans with longer A frames, and if you can find one that fits it is unlikely that there is room for more than bike, if you want to be able to go round corners.

      There are some towbar mounted racks available if your towbar is suitable (normally flange mount only) and even then this is only likely to be room for 1 bike, but not at the same time as an A frame mounted one.

      Some people put bikes inside, either in racks mounted on the floor or just wedged in with other stuff.


  5. The one I have is not loud. You can get a replacement clock on ebay for about a tenner. Just measure the diameter of the hole.
  6. I'm not a legal expert, but I would expect you have a good case
  7. Thanks everyone. I stripped the lock down and cleaned it then uses 3 in 1 light oil with ptfe. It's worked a treat. No more sticking lock!
  8. Thanks I did look at the red and green circles but they didn’t want to come out. I will be a bit tougher with them tomorrow. I used silicone lubricant and it didn't like it at all. Then I gave it a shot of white grease with ptfe and it's a bit better. If I can get it apart I'll clean it up and give it some graphite powder. Thanks again John
  9. Hi I need help again please. The door lock and catch is sticking , I've tried lubricating it and it's a bit better but still not right. I have found 2 screws but there must be more because it won't come loose. I was tempted to take the inside handle off but I don't want to damage anything. Can someone help me with how it comes apart please? Thanks John
  10. Hi I'm still new to this. I have the caravan on.my drive and charge the battery every 2 weeks. Do I need to put the master switch on to charge the battery? Or is that something different?
  11. I have one of these in white fixed to the back of the caravan with tape. I glue magnets to the number plates and then changing the plate is easy. https://www.towingandtrailers.com/product/trailer-parts/chassis-body-parts/body-chassis-fittings/number-plate-clips-2/no-plate-holder-flush-fitting-2/
  12. Our new (to us) caravan had it's first use last night, unfortunately not by us. Since we have had the caravan life has conspired to stop us going away, and last night our daughter and her friend wanted to stay over after going to the music festival in Southampton. Because we didn't want to be kept up for hours by them we put them in the caravan. Everything went well and they had a great night. I know we made the right choice when they came back from the festival and asked if we had put beer in the fridge. I'm just a bit disappointed that we haven't had chance to use the van yet. We have a sick dog and can only go away every other weekend as the dog has to go to the animal hospital every 2 weeks. And we are very much fair weather campers. Still we have to have some luck soon. I hope.
  13. I got a cheap one from Toolsration a couple of years ago. So far it's been good. Used it last week to wash the caravan. Still working fine only niggle th e gland nut can get loose when in use but just nip it up again.
  14. Thank you everyone for the advice. I am worried about the battery having the battery fail when using the mover to put the van away. It is a long drive and has a 90 degree bend so can only be done with the mover. I replaced the battery, and will.be much more careful from now on.
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