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Paul Johnson

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  • Towcar / Toad
    Skoda Yeti 4x4
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    Coachman acadia 460
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  1. Thankyou for all the replies. Unfortunatey i was pipped to the post on the car purchase so for now i will be keeping my current vehicle as i go away for my hols next week.
  2. I currently tow with a skoda yeti 2013 4x4 manual gears ,without any problems . I have been offered a skoda yeti 4x4 laurin and klement, 6 speed automatic 2017 model with only 17000 miles on the clock. My question is does any forum member have this model and what are your views. All answers greatly appreciated.
  3. I switched the heating on in my coachman arcadia yesterday and noticed that the towel rail was so hot that i could hardly touch it, but the other radiators were only aired. Is this normal or do i have a problem. Your views greatly appreciated.
  4. Hi daveat92, Unless i am mistaken the sunstore price is for a fixed panel where as the miletts price is for a folding briefcase. Please correct me if i am wrong.
  5. Hi , For anyone in the market for a solar panel i have just bought a Falcon 100w solar panel for £238 from Miletts. Falcons price is £349. You can buy it from go outdoors with discount card but still dearer then Miletts.
  6. Thanks Kiaboy for taking the time to take the photographs and uploading them to the forum. This is exactly what i am concerned about and i have a feeling that all 2020 models will have the same " ventilation space". I cannot go and check other vans at the dealers while i am in isolation but will go and check other vans when i can. This may be an oversite from coachman.
  7. I live in the countryside and have to be aware of rodents and birds nesting within my house, so i was checking underneath my Acadia 460 yesterday and was surprised at what i found. I covered external holes for pipework and cables (one size hole fits everything !) but if you lay on your back and look up between the front external lockers you can see a space between the lockers behind the central drawer and bed locker. To me this is inviting a nesting space for our wildlife so i cut a lightweight board and covered it up. The design of the front lockers looks nice in practice but in my opinion does waste valuable space, plus is a potential way of cold air entering the van. We kept wondering why next doors cats seemed to hang around under the front for hours on end. Hope this is of interest to other owners.
  8. HI, Sorry that i did not get back to your post last night. Footy took preferencelast night , come on England.!!!!!!! To answer your question: The camera kit was bought from Reversing cameras uk and cost me £251,thats for 60 degree camera,7inch mirror monitor, 2 extension cables, digital wire free transmitter and receiver. I fitted the camera on the roof and took a flat extension cable from the camera joint box through the roof light and then used a extension to the cupboard next to the exit door. From there i took a cable through the floor and connected to the transmitter under the bed box. The receiver was mounted in the boot and a cable fed to the mirror monitor which i am going fit into the dash facia. I know that some people will say that they could have done the job for around £100 but i am a retired cctv engineer of 30 years experience and you get what you pay for. This system is virtually flicker free. It gives me much more confidence when towing as i can see what vehicles are behind me. Hope this helps.
  9. Hi, I have now fitted a wireless rear view camera ,transmitter situated at the front of caravan under bed slat box and receiver in car boot. Perfect picture throughout a 2 hour drive with no loss of picture whatsoever. The bonus for me is that i have linked receiver to my house cctv system.
  10. Having towed the van a few times i have to report that the signal is not consistant and disappears after 5 minutes and does not return . I have removed it and got a refund. I tried 2 different mobile phones and 2 different tablets, not fit for purpose in my opinion.
  11. Hi, I have just fitted a falcon wireless rear view camera to a coachman acadia 460 without any problems. I am using a tesco hudl to view the camera. Not the best resolution but better than nothing. I did email coachman for some advice but did not receive a reply so went ahead and fitted camera. Regards Paul Johnson
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