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Charliefarlie

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    Herefordshire
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    Toyota RAV4 2.2 diesel
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  1. I wrote a thread this last week about degradation of the floor on the rear corners. Check that the drainage and/or the water running down the rear panel is not making its way into the areas you have issues with. In our case the van van is a 2010 Lunar Clubman. The rear panel turns under right at the bottom edge and there is no drip. This means the water can track across onto the floor. The result is minimal degradation but if left can only get worse. The remedy is very simple. It is positively water from the rear panel. I’ve checked every area inside and out with a non pervasive damp meter and there is nothing just those 2 minor bits in the corner. I find it incredible that manufacturers don’t use Marine ply but choose WBP which is only nominally more expensive.
  2. Be careful not to catch the lip of the huge panel !!! If that gets broken it could prove a big job. It really does turn underneath and stops dead with a lip but not a drip.
  3. The construction at the front is completely different. The composite panels drop down way below the floor so no water can creep it drops off way below the floor. It is just the rear corners where the panels wrap directly under ... In fact the rear panel is fixed directly to the floor itself. So water travels down follows the shape of the panel and the floor absorbs it. Ive ordered some 2mm Aluminium sheet and stainless steel self tapping screws. I have construction grade low modulus silicone here ... i can take some pictures if you like ?
  4. We have a little used 2010 Lunar Clubman SE.... I have noticed a minor drainage problem that could cause damage if not addressed. The rear panel that forms the back of the van goes downwards and turns around the plywood floor. There is No drip so the water can creep onto the floor and cause damage. This occurs on the corners Its an easily resolved issue ..I’m going to plate the corners with the plates going under the rear panel. This will prevent the water getting near the wood floor. The entire floor on our van is as solid as can be apart from two tiny matchbox sized areas in the corners described above. This is very definitely water from the panel IE outside and not from the shower/bathroom above. A ten quid fix could prevent much damage if left πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
  5. The expansion tank level is just below the minimum mark. The system has been on every night this week as it’s been pretty cold at night with these clear skies. The level returns to the same mark when it cools back down. My question is do these systems need topping up often ? Or do they stay at the same level. Thank you πŸ‘πŸ‘
  6. Interesting ?.. So topping up if necessary is done with neat coolant ? Thanks.
  7. It’s not that our cars suspension is lacking or needs uprating but having had experience of these air assist systems I’m very surprised they are not commonplace in the caravan community. Very surprised.
  8. On the Motorhome we recently sold we had air assist suspension on the rear. Particularly good when I had a car on the towbar. So the question is is there air suspension kits for tow cars ?
  9. Just for information... With the Amp fitted and working I get 9 bars out of ten on my Fringe Electronics signal detector. With NO Amp I get 8.......... Picture quality absolutely unaffected . Zero difference. And this site is has a notoriously poor reception. I think Mr Plods comments above are correct with digital an Amp is not really needed.
  10. Sorted now.... Definitely the Amp. I managed to scrounge a male into female co ax cable connector which allowed me to bypass the Amp. Normal service resumed. I was able to check I had signal at the aerial as there is a connector that goes into said Amp. So I plugged that into my signal detector. So the Amp has failed as it has signal going in but none whatsoever coming out. Yes it was switched on. And no we hadn’t moved location. Thanks πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
  11. Our TV signal is dead. i have signal from the aerial no problem. But when the plug is into the Vision Plus Digital amplifier VP1 I’m getting no signal at either of the two aerial outlets in the van. It was working fine but now it’s stopped. So in short I have signal going into the Amp but none at the outlets. Suspect the Amp has failed. Do they do this ?? Is it possible that they just fail ?? Many thanks. Oh and we are away right now So replies doubly appreciated. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
  12. I would love an old shape discovery [ hate the new shape) but it’s the ridiculous cost of running and poor reliability. Sorry Toyota for me πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
  13. St David’s Pembrokeshire. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
  14. I’ve not done it but what you’ve done shows great pride of ownership which the next owners should greatly appreciate.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
  15. All loaded up and ready to venture out with our caravan for the very first time.....
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