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  1. Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Leaving tomorrow morning so will soon find out if I have everything I need.
  2. Ok so I have a booked service pitch coming up this weekend for first time ever and have just bought one of these and 6m of 28.5mm drain pipe.. is there anything else I need? I’m staying at Brecon Beacons club site, stay here loads , no idea on whether the mains attachment is make or female tap plug. Check this out: Care-avan Water Mains Kit for Aquaroll 40 ltr with 10 Mtr F... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XW68LV2/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_awdb_imm_t1_1FsVFbYMH4CGG
  3. Lots of legal Talk in here which is great as a foundation but what about the ultimate foundation of common sense on behalf of the buyer. Buying a 14 year old used caravan and then being shocked there is damp there smacks of not doing any homework on caravans, like zero, or just somebody trying to get something for nothing, either way unlucky. Iv bought a few lemon cars before privately and not once did I go back months later for a new problem that Iv found.
  4. Yea came to same conclusion, finding ones these days with external switches is like rocking horse poop. Just found the last switchable one off eBay. Serves me right for not checking first.
  5. Hi all, just gone to replace out aging yellowed Ring Ultra awning light with a new ring premium light and during removal of the old unit of iv realised that the new one doesn’t have a switch where the old one has a switch on top of the unit. No switches inside to control the awning light as far as I can tell. What me options?
  6. As a percentage they don’t sell very many but they seem to stick to a tried and trusted construction technique as opposed to the other European brands which seem to be ever changing their construction to mitigate water ingress failures that were fairly common.
  7. Iv been wanting the 350 engine on either the c-class or e class for some time now but with my C-class now doing the same mpg (post update) as the V6 E-class I can see that change happening sooner rather than later.
  8. The E350 is a lovely car and that V6 diesel in estate form will hopefully be my next tow car. Thinking circa 2017.
  9. It covers both the cheat device and subsequent lower market value of the vehicle as a direct result of the engine management update. The class action lawsuit in America was successful so the hope here is that the same arguments can be used in the EU. It’s on a no win no fee basis currently but Mercedes are fighting it as the most common engine involved is found right across their European range including commercial vehicles. Time will tell, either way no matter what they tell you do not get this update!
  10. DO NOT GET IT. Myself and thousands of other Mercedes diesel car owners are currently taking group legal action against Mercedes due to this ECU update that was in relation to their dieselgate software that affected cars from 2008-2016 including 250 cdi Diesel engines and blue tech engines. Basically my c-class was doing 50mpg mixed motoring and immediately after the update this time last year it dropped to 41mpg max. Despite what the dealer may tell you it’s an option engine update and not part of a VOSA recall so there is literally no reason to get it done. The ins and outs are that it
  11. The self levelling rear suspension and AMG trim / firmer suspension works wonders at stopping the caravan from bouncing on the rear. My c-Class ball limit is 75kg but managed to get it fairly close without too much bother. I put the leisure battery in the rear footwell of the car or just don’t take it at all. Spare wheel sits just past rearward side of the axle inside and a few inches either side brings about a 5-10kg difference in nose weight. Unless you REALLY like high maintenance bills for the ML I’d stay clear of it at that age. I speak as someone who was prepared to drop some serious mon
  12. C-Class estate C250 here but same platform as the E and toes a 1460kg perfectly even in side winds. As above it would tow awful unless the rear tyres in particular are set from 36psi to 48psi and with the XL load tyres. M - Class of that era means big bills and below average reliability in contrast to the 2012 era E-Class which is widely regarded as one of the best made cars of recent years.
  13. It wouldn’t be as it’s for professional medical use only some paramedics are still not equipped with them which is madness.
  14. So as my front joining roof/front panel rail also needed doing I though I would try this first before the rail as it looked simpler and obviously a much smaller area. What a Shi** of a job, started at 8:30 this morning and only just finished now and I still have to replace the rail plastic insert and and some CT1 into a couple of screw holes and over the heads. Anyway pics below from before through the job to after, slight issue was the fact my W4 tape was only JUST wide enough so I had to tap along with a rubber mallet when it was complete to make sure I got a right fitting and to see mastic
  15. Il be the source for this for now but you never ever take off a tourniquet until the patient is in an hospital environment as blood work ups need to be done to check for potential toxins and supportive treatment on standby in the case of toxic shock which becomes a significant risk after 15 minutes of tourniquet being applied correctly. If using the tourniquet on a crush injury then you NEVER remove it. Tourniquets are certainly a life saving intervention but ideally the casualty needs to get to a hospital within 1 hour of it being applied. Once applied label the time of applicati
  16. 2 free flow adult oxygen masks 2 free flow paediatric masks Opi plastic airways size 1-5 bag valve mask with infant adapter and filter suction kit I-Gel airway 2 bottles 02 1 bottle of Entonox with bite stick, free flow and on demand valves AED Defibulator set with spare pads Pulse oximeter Glyceryl trinitrate asprin paracetamol glucogel salbutamol spacer Abdominal large trauma bandage Israeli dressing small with windlass combat application tourniquet x 2 fracture straps Adult neck brace Infa
  17. Just come back from a long weekend in Brecon and with winter on the way from Wednesday I decided to have a crack at the middle roof vent replacement. Used a foam swell board with a concave shape upside down to spread my weight on the roof while I was up there. The only thing that made this one a pain, and I’m still not convinced it’s a great seal is the fact my roof skin is very flexing in the middle of the roofline with the W4 mastic strip having to very much conform to the bend in the roof. If I had my time again I would have lay a second layer strip on the side with the big dip jay to make
  18. Having just done exactly as you have outlined above for 8 nights in St Mawes it was cheaper than even 1 night in a holiday cottage in Cornwall during peak season. We stayed for 8 night for £170 Plenty of good things to do, Eden project, seal sanctuary and national aquarium in Plymouth just to name a few!
  19. Thank you. Spot on! Great intel thank you so much!
  20. My bathroom tap on our sterling Europa 2002 is leaking from underneath the base and running down the 2 pipes. Can anyone help me identify the type of tap it is so I can seek replacement. It has micro switch wires.
  21. Well first job complete. Thanks to the advice on here I de used to have a stab at replacing one of my MPK roof vents after the workshop wanted close to £400. 2 and a half hours and much scraping of old sealant later job done. BaSic beige 400x400 MPK rooflight with flynet for £40 off eBay and W4 non-setting mastic. Providing Iv done this properly and it doesn’t leak the. Next stop kitchen roof vent and once the cans dried out inside then il tackle the rail early on October. If that goes well il look at resealing other rail and areas of concern. There’s life in the ol girl yet!
  22. Hi thanks for the response, layout is a concern but this would essentially be my 3rd van and 6th if you include teenage years so we kind of know what we want. The biggest deciding factor will be fixed bed or not. With kids on the scene soon I know that layout will be crucial for us. This is a good idea and potentially something we might look into. Currently have the remainder of an £11k personal loan for a car that we are due to pay off next year so when that’s done will prob take a few months holiday and wait for the credit reference agency’s to see that account as closed before a
  23. Whilst I accept your point unfortunately in this day and age the world simply does not work like this, or maybe It’s just that we have been conditioned to think that. Despite me and my wife both having well above average payed jobs I couldn’t afford to buy my house with cash either but I still got a loan of £250,000 to pay with it... along with our £35k cash deposit. GULP! Not many people of my generation will ever have £20k in cash in the bank unfortunately as those good ol times have long since passed.
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