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    Elddis xplore 302

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  1. If it looks like this I just drop the parts in antibacterial water in an ice cream 2 litre tub for 5 mins put a bit of vaseline on the screws for next time
  2. Bought May 2018 was thinking about the Guarantee Elddis offer the van is only 22 months old and the fault occurred some time before it was presented as a warranty repair. I would be looking towards a replacement van or refund of money. View Elddis warranty is it not worth the paper it is written on the 3 year warranty http://www.elddis.co.uk/help-support/help-advice/warranty
  3. I have found this online Government Portal for County Court judgements works and is reasonably quick https://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money/enforce-a-judgment
  4. Online CCC application does not specify who serviced it only a drop down box asking has it been serviced? I queried this saying it was self serviced so they ticked the serviced box
  5. You might find this useful too https://www.powrtouch.com/powrtouch-support.html
  6. Give us a clue what circa year model are you thinking of. Have you checked past handbooks i.e. Caravan Dimensions 302.pdf
  7. My Solid 302 xplore is 7 years old shipping length approximately 5.0 metres x 2.2. No damp or other problems being small reduces the stresses on the body less likely with the larger vans pleased with it. I said when I purchased it if it did not last 10 years I would not buy another Elddis. I noticed some Talk on awning pole damage on another thread I put a small carpet tile pad in between panel and awning bracket to provide a larger surface area for better displacement of forces on the awning pad bracket. I put a second awning pad as a stop on the fixing rail below the end poles to prevent the bracket slipping off the rail in windy conditions and hitting the aluminium panel. Not sure how you can smooth a pole dent in aluminium. My gripe is the poor quality floor. Why they need re-laminating after 7 years indicates this area needs looking at as with many caravans. One chap said get it fixed it might crack the under floor gas pipe with the movement it causes and gas you in the night. (I always thought LPG dropped to the lowest point outside being the floor) I told him I will book it in for you to fix when I get home to check my diary. Not been back to that dealer since. I have had several new caravans in the last 40 years another problem is the poor quality of the shower trays' which tend to crack around the plug hole surely the manufacturers realise this so is the motive a repair will be required after sale work?
  8. Read into it what you like but I did not say what you have said however I will say if you want a 'TICK' that an item has 'Failed' on your certificate that is worn and still safe and may need replacing in the near future ask them to not replace it.
  9. An NCC inspection details age (Usually imprinted on tyre) and condition of a Tyre including tread depth. Many recommend 5 years for changing not more than 7 years. I checked mine last year (5 years old) by removing the wheel at beginning of season and noticed longitudinal cracks at the bottom of the tread so changed them both. Exposed to direct sunlight and hot weather has an affect on their condition. I passed an old caravan looked 20+ years (no problem with that) with a shredded tyre occupying half of the inner lane of a dual carriageway (dangerous for all). It looked as though it had been dragged out of an Orchard after being there several years. Is it worth risking a life for sometimes less than £100 for a couple of tyres.
  10. The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) recommends the maximum period between inspection and testing for caravans should not exceed 3 years. My experience is that the so called service provided by NCC approved workshop is that they look for parts that can be changed easily so that an additional fee for fitting and supplying the part can be charged on top of the so called 'Service' charge. So make sure you know exactly what is going to be serviced to see if it meets your requirements. I found I was doing the little servicing bits myself that had failed the NCC inspection
  11. If pump intermittently starts after using taps and water trickles back down the pump socket. Check diaphragm has not got minute particles in it . Dismantle and carefully note where bits are positioned and place in a small bowl of antibacterial diluted with water this usually rectifies the problem you will see insect and small particles in the water after a few minutes you can then re assemble it.
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