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GaryRobbo

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    Newton Aycliffe
  • Towcar
    VW Touareg
  • Caravan
    Coachman Laser 675

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  1. 2019 Laser 675 - one of ours fell off too. Cheap and nasty rubbish. Just one of many minor issues with our caravan. It seems that every time we go away on a trip we find another problem.
  2. Cannot understand why Coachman carry on fitting these blinds when it must be a pain to be constantly replacing them under warranty . Still plan to change mine for the pleated type if I can.
  3. Dave Still trying to get this problems sorted. Up to now have had the battery charger replaced and the leisure battery replaced but I am still having problems with the battery charger fan cycling on and off. Last time I took the caravan back to the dealer for investigations they took some power draw readings to supply to BCA (The PDU manufacturer). I am still waiting for feedback from the dealer as to the outcome of these investigations. Apparently BCA tried to claim that this cycling on and off is normal. Don't accept this at all. Will be contacting the dealer this week for an update - will let you know the outcome. Not had any problems with lights and power cutting off - does this only happen when you are on electric hook up? Gary
  4. Same thing happened to the bathroom door on my new Laser. Luckily I was able to repair with superglue but not sure how long it will last.
  5. Benny Have you changed your blinds for the pleated ones? Asked the dealer this morning if it would be possible to replace the damaged flat blind with a pleated one, but he told me that under the warranty Coachman will only replace like for like I will Talk to my local caravan medic to see if replacing the blind is a possibility Gary
  6. I own a Coachman Laser 675 (2019) and in general I am pleased with the quality of the caravan apart from one annoying thing. According to the Coachman brochure / website the rooflights fitted to Coachman Laser's are called Dometic Midi Heki. These are fitted with a light grey coloured flat blackout blind made from a very flimsy material. A few weeks ago I noticed that very small holes were appearing in the rooflight above the bed. These appear to be getting worse and I suspect something in the mechanism is causing these holes to appear. Tomorrow the caravan is going back to the dealer to hopefully get this blind replaced under warranty. Having spoken to the After Sales guy at the dealer I am not the first customer to have problems with these blinds. Also I have spoken to other's on this forum who have experienced the same issues going back to 2008. Cannot understand why Coachman continue to supply these units if they are constantly having to replace under warranty? Does anyone here know if there is an alternative blind that can be fitted to the Dometic Midi Heki. I have seen on the Dometic website that they sell an inner frame with a pleated blind rather than the flat blind with the flimsy material, but not sure if this will fit the rooflight in my Laser.
  7. Thanks for the posts Sent the mp3 file to the dealers so that they can hear what is happening with the charger fan
  8. I have added a short sound file to let anyone who is interested hear the noise the charger fan is making. Charger Fan Noise.mp3
  9. Brecon Thanks very much for your response, the information that you have provided is very useful (and interesting). Will be getting back in touch with the dealer to see if I can get this issue sorted. Off to Cornwall for a couple of weeks, hopefully it won't cause us any problems until I get chance to Talk to the dealer. Sounds like this problem is not specific to my caravan (or other Coachman models) and is a bit of a design fault!! Gary
  10. Brecon Thanks for your reply. I can appreciate that what you are saying is correct, but this fan issue starts immediately I switch on the lights and the stopping and starting of the fan is every couple of seconds. The technician told me that the fan was there to keep the charger cool, but it's strange that this cycling happens when I turn the lights on and off. Gary
  11. Recently purhased a 2109 Laser 675 and I am delighted with it, but....I have a fault that others may have experienced. When I switch on all of the lights in the lounge area I start to hear a fan within the power supply unit constantly stopping and starting. If I switch on all caravan lights the fan then runs constantly, Contacted the dealer and they sent a technician out who determined the fan was faulty and replaced it with a new one. The techician informed me that the fan is to keep the battery charger cool. This appeared to have fixed the fault but noticed this weekend that the stopping / starting issue has returned. I am sure all Coachman's are fitted with the same power supply unit, Does anyone know if this is a common fault? Has anyone experienced the same issue? Gary
  12. Griff Thinking of making a wheel arch cover similar to yours for my TA Coachman. What do you mean when you mention the adjustable legs at the back to cope with sloping pitches? and where do you attach the bungee? Gary
  13. Mark Ok thanks for your reply. Will have trip to Machine Mart to get myself a trolley jack and keep the Lock N Level for use on site. Gary DrBob Lock N Level is a great bit of kit that has multiple uses, but I can see your point of using a lightweight trolley jack for jacking purposes and fitting the dreaded Alko wheel locks. Will have to have one of those as well. Boys and their toys !! as the wife would say !! Gary
  14. Mark thanks for the reply will do the same, as I can imagine getting the trolley jack under the caravan with the Lock N Level in place is probably a bit of a pain. I have seen on various posts that some people manage to get the trolley jack in between the wheels when lifting the caravan, is that what you do? or do you position the jack under the caravan? Gary
  15. I have a twin axle Lock N Level and use it to fit Al-Ko wheel locks to the caravan when parking it on my drive. One of the issues with this is that when I park up for the winter the Lock N Level will be permanently under the wheels throughout the winter months. Not ideal, and if possible would like to remove it and pack it away. I am considering buying a trolley jack that will enable me to just lift the caravan high enough to remove the Lock N Level. Has anyone else tried doing this?
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