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  1. Nice one Elliott! Like the idea of applying via a snow foam Lance as I have one of those 😃.
  2. Absolutely Jeff and will happily follow up on any suggestions they make.
  3. Hi Paul, no problem at all with your comments, all very fair and I have noticed you have a strong following which is clearly hard earned. As mentioned you were my preferred option but after buying the caravan, motormover, awning and myriad of other small but often expensive items (batteries, wing mirrors etc) the piggy bank was getting a bit empty and we haven’t really been anywhere yet! 😂. So, not planning to use another detailer but go the DIY route and see how I get on. Thanks for the info. and comments Andy, have walked all over previous motorhome roofs without any prob
  4. Good news then, already got some Super Resin polish and the Extra Gloss protector isn’t a bad price! 😀. Have thought about a DA polisher for the car but thought the caravan paint would be to soft/fragile but you find it works Andy? Next question, do you get on the roof to get to the centre, seen the Bailey advert with a car parked on it so assume it is strong enough. Can’t see how you can do it effectively otherwise. Thanks for the info. guys, I think the Autoglym route seems to be the way and I was quite keen on the sealant idea so sorted!
  5. Thanks Montesa for a comprehensive reply, Autoglym products do seem popular on here. Used Bobby Dazzler when we had a motor home and it kept it looking good, just the roof that could have done with a little protection as it continued to go green!
  6. I did get a quote but their on line suggested price (£200 for a caravan) is ‘very’ conservative, plus the final line was ‘as it is over a year old it will almost certainly need remedial work which will increase the price’! So as much as I wanted to go that route decided to give it a miss!
  7. Not had the van long and it was nice and clean when we picked it up a couple of months ago but it is already looking a bit grubby, so before it gets too cold I would like to give it a clean and also protect it for the winter. As I understand it, polish will potentially have a mild abrasive in it for cleaning along with a bit of wax. In which case I would rather have just a wax and give the van a good shampoo before applying. Or should I consider a sealer, seems to be a few out there so has anyone got a recommendation?
  8. Have you checked the Bradcot website recently, prices have been reduced and currently there is a further 15% off, may mean a new one is a possibility. Just bought a Modul 2 air awning, it is made from Ten Cate and the two alloy poles we have got do seem to be pretty quality with easy adjustment. Not put up yet so can’t comment beyond reasonable price and looks excellent in the box! 😀😀
  9. Drove BMW with just speed display and thought it was superb, it appeared just left of centre so not disrupting at all, possibly a bit small. Also drove another vehicle which had a bigger display which appeared to float just above the front centre of bonnet. It had actual speed, speed limit of road and full colour Sat Nav loved it. Did consider an aftermarket but not impressed with what was about.
  10. It wouldn’t, my query is why people use a short lead wired up to reverse polarity. If you have a double pole RCD then you and your van are protected which ever way the bollard is wired. Sorry if I wasn’t clear. The original poster did ask ‘for all advice’ and I am suggesting he doesn’t need a polarity reversing lead to be safe. I have no idea why his polarity has reversed without anything being touched, I wonder what he has used to test polarity, not sure it is a built in feature on many vans. I did have to replace a tester which showed reversed polarity when the van was plugged in at
  11. I always wonder about this. You caravan should have a double pole RCD, the site supply should also have a double pole RCD, so you are protected which ever way your are connected. It makes no difference to whatever you plug in. Came across my tester on our last trip so thought I would check it still worked. The site we were on was very smart with fully serviced pitches everywhere and located in Dorset and blow me down, reverse polarity 😁😁.
  12. Compared to ICE at 25% efficiency 38% is a reasonable step up and depending what you read Hydrogen is currently running around 60% efficiency. I believe some of the Middle East countries are making some pretty big strides in the Hydrogen production stakes.
  13. I think the plan would be to use the excess electricity created by all the wind farms overnight to make the hydrogen. You can’t easily store electricity (I know batteries 😀) so using it to make hydrogen makes it ‘relatively’ easy to store. Hydrogen seems a lot more sensible idea, particularly for HGV’s and us who want to tow a van!
  14. Stagn8

    Fantastic idea

    I guess Mr P that depends on the level of risk you are willing to take. I have no idea how Bailey have laid out the piping and how many joins are incorporated, so if I was really unlucky, then there maybe a join at or very near my lowest point, that is the section were my potential litre and a half of water is lying and we then suffer the lowest temperatures in a century. The risk of frost damage would I think be pretty high. All hypothetical but equally possible, so as you say it may not be necessary but is it not best to reduce risk as much as possible. As to dealers who is to say
  15. Stagn8

    Fantastic idea

    I’ve been following this thread keenly as I did have a manifold and tap ‘blow’ on a Hymer motor home and didn’t want the same on the caravan. I was just about to order the whale repair kit and make up my own flow kit but thought I should try blowing through the shower and see what happens. No idea how much water came out but it took very little ‘lung effort’ to get a few bubbly noises and then a fairly easy continuous blowing to make sure. Now, I probably used the same amount of effort as getting a balloon started, in fact the effort was very comparable to blowing a balloon up, so not ne
  16. It's the remembering bit that worries me 😂😂.
  17. Rachel replied to me as well😃, she must be wondering what’s going on! Nothing to do with trust, just trying to make sense of a very frustrating situation. I am happy to take your word that it is an over pressure sensor, I just like to understand the how and why as I don’t believe I have seen such a device before. What I find frustrating is that all the evidence suggests the van should have the correct safety systems to allow gas to be used whilst travelling. This is based on the fact it is a premium product fitted with a very expensive AES fridge which, I can’t currently use to its
  18. H'mmm discovered this at the back of the online manual, not noted in the index, came across it while looking up winterisation! Makes me wonder why everyone is telling me they don't fit this gear in caravans!!
  19. Hi djadria, you have me wondering on your ‘over pressure’ statement! How do you get an ‘over pressure’ situation, surely that is the whole point of a regulator, to take the high pressure of the propane ‘gassing’ and supply it at low pressure to the appliances in the van. I don’t recall ever having a regulator with an over pressure device and I have had a few! So, how would an over pressure situation come about and if it did what happens to this excess pressure? I can’t imagine it turns back into a liquid format, so after the valve shuts off the gas what should you do, because if you don’t do a
  20. Nice and clear, thanks djadria. Good to get the information ‘out there’ as I am sure I am not the only one who thinks it is a cs version, having looked at pictures I believe the cs one has a yellow ring on the button. I would still like to know why the Bailey video shows a rupture hose at 7.24 😁, I have asked but don’t suppose I will get an answer.
  21. H'mm spoken to dealer who says it is working correctly for a 'monitor' system and they have been in contact with tracker who are now saying it might be a problem their end with the 'keying' data -whatever that is. So, Bailey are probably innocent as I can't see that Bailey fit 'Retriever's' on any van!, I await more information from Tracker, won't be until next week as they don't work Friday afternoons nice! Will update next week and hopefully it is just me who has a problem.
  22. I hadn't had any communication from Tracker re. the registration of the tracker device, so contacted them and dealer had given them the wrong email address, They then sent me my registration document and on there it says it is a Tracker 'retrieve', but the Alicanto should have Tracker' monitor' a very different animal. So, call to Baileys, have to say very helpful and checked the build data, yes ,your van should have a Tracker' Monitor'. not a' retriever'. Asked if I was just unlucky and apparently the two units are very similar and the wrong one has been fitted. Darn it (or something similar
  23. Well, so confusing, this from Truma's UK website. Truma gas pressure regulator for driving mode: enjoy the freedom To ensure maximum safety, all Truma gas pressure regulators have an integrated crash sensor. The European Heating Appliance Directive specifies that a safety shut-off device such as this must be installed to run the gas system while the vehicle is in motion. But the gas pressure regulators are also suitable for stationary operation at campsites. Couldn't post the picture underneath showing both caravan and motorhome but here is a link https://www.truma.c
  24. Ahh, thanks for that. SO much simpler in a motorhome, everything just works when you want it to!!
  25. Hi all, Before I bought my Sintra I did my due diligence and even watched the 'How to set up your Bailey caravan' video on YouTube and on campsite arrival the lady demonstrator can be clearly seen pressing the green button on the Truma rupture hose. Great thought I, they must be fitting Truma Crash sensor regulators (10 years in Motorhomes where they are pretty standard, as with a biggun it can get pretty cold further down from the cab so run the heating) so, warm van on arrival and food keeping cool in fridge if doing a long stop. Checked on Truma web site and they only do crash sensor r
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