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  1. Hi David. Just got the book-fascinating.Already up to chapter 6 and can't put it down. Well done.
  2. Thanks for the informative replies. I have used Aintree Caravan Services on a previous occasion for a mall job but he is always very busy. My supplying dealer is very helpful but is an 80 mile round journey away. I think the real problem would be if there was water ingress which is covered by Coachman for 10 years, I am a bit wary as my previous van was a Bailey which was found to have damp at nearly every service for the 7 years that I owned it and cost me a geat deal for some of the repairs which were not covered by the insurance. On balance I think it may be safer to stick with the dealer for an annual service and get a local AWS to do small repairs (not damp) out of the initial general warranty period.Cheers David,
  3. Hi there! Just looking for info for future servicing. If I have the next service carried out by a member of the AWS instead of the supplying dealer and a problem like damp (not unheard of |) or other items covered under warranty crop up how do you submit a claim to Coachman (2 year old van) Or is it better to stick to the dealer and let them sort it out. Many thanks. David.
  4. Hi there all. I have just got back from hols and believe it or not there was not a sngle drip from the pump housing. The only thing I did was to change the o rings yet again.This had not made any difference when I tried it before. So many of you have given advice which was much appreceiated. I can't explain it but long may it remain drip free.'Cheers David.
  5. I finally did what Glen and Les had done with the addition of extra vertical battens fixed to the back boards with double sided tape and sticky back felt where the battens met wall. Almost perfect now! David
  6. Thanks Ian Pretty sure that I fully push down the flap but will check that as user error at my age is not unusual!!!
  7. Hi there! Home now and checked the blue hose in the pump-all tight and sealed. Next will try new genuine o rings with PTFE tape underneath and silicone grease.Finally fit slightly thicker o rings and if it still leaks inform dealer on next service to try again. Watch this space! Still find it strange that I had the same problem on my previous van. Cheers David
  8. Thanks so much. The B6260 it is then and will look at RAC .Very helpful David.
  9. Hi Carabiker The manual bar supplied is over 2 foot long.Would a breaker bar be better? Thanks Dave
  10. Thanks !I will certainly look in the manual and lubricate,!
  11. Hi there! Does any one know if you can change a manual engage mover to auto engage as I have a bad back and it takes some effort to engage mine. Thanks David.
  12. Hello there. Can someone please advise me as to the best route to Appleby from the M6.? I could go on to Junction 40 and then take the A66 but this seems a long way round. Alternatively there is the A685 to Brough then A66 or the B6260 via Orton. The B 6260 may not be suitable for caravans? Any advice graefully received.Thanks David.
  13. Many thanks again.Going home soon so will wait until I have time to do it carefully.Not good on site with everyone watching!!! David It think it could be me because I had the same problem with my previous van and the pump leaked until the day I sold it! Do all these pumps leak a bit? I think that Hayley from Whale tried to help then but it was never fixed.Talk about history repeating itself!
  14. Many thanks again.Going home soon so will wait until I have time to do it carefully.Not good on site with everyone watching!!! David
  15. Thanks for your help. Will get the kit and bite the bullet! A bit nervous about taking van bits to pieces! An age thing? Cheers
  16. Hi there! Still have not solved the problem of water dripping from the pump on the outside.Done everything ? Changed rings /recalibrated the IC control/lubricated the rings with silicone grease etc. On arrival at site a few days ago the pump was fine no drips then after 2 days started to drip again? So frustrating Someone suggested it could be the non return valve. Can't remove the outside housing because Coachman don't screw the housing to the van but it is bonded.. Had it to the dealer's but they said it was fine but can't have tried it for long. The pump is brand new. Any more suggestions before I give up and put up with the drips.Life is too short! Many thanks David
  17. Sorted! Changed to a different/new float assembly.Many thanks. David
  18. I don't think so because it works ok. Will check though.Thanks.
  19. Looks like its going to be the M62/M1 route. Thanks for all your help. David.
  20. Not a silly question because the site we have just returned from had amazing water pressure and the tap was full on!!! Thanks for the suggestion.
  21. Hi there again . We have a mains water connection to our Auaroll. As water comes into the aquaroll the float starts to bounce up and down making the operation noisier. I seem to remember that I had a different float in the past which allowed water to enter upwards to the top of the aquaroll so it did not cause disturbance to the water. Can anyone shed any light on this and has anyone experienced this? Cant remember where I got the older float-old age!! Thanks David.
  22. Thanks for the two very helpful answers. The route via M6/A50/A38 looks a good one although I guess it is further in distance. Certainly avoids all the congestion. Many thanks.
  23. Hi there all! Can anyone please suggest a suitable route with the caravan from St.Helens Merseyside to Teversal Site which is just off the M1Junction28/29 ? Mamy thanks.David.
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