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About CLJones2021

  • Birthday 28/11/1983

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    South Yorkshire
  • Interests
    Work family holidays
  • Towcar / Toad
    Landrover discovery 2
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    Ace jubilee
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  1. Thanks, would it be advisable to test the AL-KO damper, or maybe even just order a replacement?
  2. Thankyou Steven ilk have a look around for a local mobile caravan service.
  3. Hi all after sourcing a new awning I had to visit my parents home to use there drive to up up the new awning as i have a tight driveway. So locks off, hitched up, legs up, handbrake off and off I went. FYI i used my discovey td5 with 7 pin connector, when i hit the road it felt like my car had lost some power (first time using it to tow the van) so I thought oh no I need a bigger car. So arrived i had to reverse up hill turn it onto the drive, my dad said he could smell my clutch, again not a good sign. So got parked up, un hitched and pulled away. Car was fine. Sorted the awning (apart from how to make the annex stay up) hitched up and drove home again no power and could smell something. My dad said check the brakes on the van maybe because it's been parked up for over 12 months from the previous owners they could be sticking? I towed it home with my friends vouge (Td6 with a 13pin and splitter) and it ran fine. A work college has said I need to remap my car to performance 2 and fit a 12s socket to make the caravan brakes work. What is the best thing for me to do? I'm thinking service the van and car and fit a 12s socket my self,( I dont mind dirty hands and a bit of DIY) and see how she goes. but how do I find the right service parts for the van? I'm guessing a new damper new brake shoes and internals things like that? Sorry about the length but I thought, with reading this novel you would see a better picture, failing that I could get it published lol Thankyou in advance for any replies.
  4. Thanks for all your comments I've had a word with a friend and I can put it up in his garden and get an exact measure I'll report back with my findings
  5. I found a site last night with all the awning instructions on I'll look again and try to add it in the comments for you
  6. Thanks for the advice I have already joined the cmc and heard about the 6 meter rule, I may have to look into an additional awning at a standard size for there sites, do you think it would be wise move to look into joining other caravaning clubs to broaden my options ? Thanks
  7. Hi new to touring just got our first caravan a twin wheel ace jubilee with a XL awning included but havnt got the room to try it out, does anyone know what size it would be and also which sites would accept us having such a large awning many thanks in advance
  8. I was thinking of reducing the seat size to 4'6 to gain more space for a set of bunks and opposite toilet at the rear
  9. Thanks tuningdrew were going to rebuild it to our own spec we need to add more sleeping area, we have some ideas on how we want it and a blank shell that has no damp and is water tight is our first goal
  10. Day 2. After an early morning start we removed the light board, and all the rotten wood and replaced it with 2x1 roof lats we removed all the roof insulation because it was loose and kept falling on us. We worked out that the internal struts were held on by external screws in the rails. We removed the window trims and waste door and refitted them after, we sealed all the new framework to the shell and G-clamped arround the windows to give a good seal. Once all the sealant had gone off we sanded down the walls and cut our neck insulation to size, we then stuck it on to give a flush finish to the new frame work. A long day any the mrs and me are ***** more to come next weekend So far
  11. This weekend like the first of many to come has been spent stripping out MOLLY. after 2 trips to the dump with cupboards cushions and wood, loads of wood we got her stripped out to see the full extent of the damp. We removed all of the black walls and the insulation foam that was damp and was still spitting water by using a wood chisel then left it to dry out that was day 1.
  12. Cheers Steven that's what I thought I'm best doing it a wall at a time and supporting the ceiling as I go
  13. This weekend I'm going to be replacing the rotten wall strutst in MOLLY, there the top,two middle and bottom including arround the windows, do I need to support the roof while I do it? Has anyone every done it and can advise me of the best way? Any advise on the process of the work would be greatly appreciated Thanks
  14. Were did you get your seat foam from if you dont mind me asking
  15. I'm no expert just joind today I'm going to use roofing timber to rebuild my internal walls only 77p per meter
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