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  1. Hello, I bought an older caravan and want to freshen it up a bit. I would like to remove the top layer of some areas on the cupboards that are peeling before painting it. Has anybody got any tips on how to do that?
  2. Hi All, I'm in the process of making new LED strip lights for my awning. I am following a fab tutorial on making them provided by Dan Trudgian. I know many would have seen this awesome project. What I need help with is some how modifying my current awning/door light which is 12v so I can plug in the new awning strip lights. Can I simply wire them to the Bulb connectors? As most of the Led strips are made using 2. 1mm DC Sockets and Cables could it be posible to use the bulb terminals and install a female 2. 1mm DC socket to the underside of the light. I hope this
  3. Hi I just joined Caravan talk,we are new this year to caravans. So far so good. We have an Ace Award Dawnstar which we are very happy with but just found two of the front windows delaminated almost completely. Ive been looking at the adhesives available to make the rebonding between inner and outer skins. We have completely discounted the thought of replacing them for about £200 and £300 respectively. What advice have members got for this one please. I have come to understand that this is now quite an issue with many Vans and motorhomes. One website I have seen says they have he
  4. Hi everyone, We've just published Superpete's great guide on how to lay your own electric underfloor heating: Electric underfloor heating - DIY Worth a read for those DIY fans out there who fancy warm feet (and caravans) this winter!
  5. This might seem to be a daft question, but my daughter has a caravan bought from a holiday park, living on a farm. She is bored with the interior wall colour. Is there any particular paint, make or type of painting (brush roller etc) which anyone can advise on please to spruce up her home. I'm nervous of just launching into the wrong 'improvement' and finding the paint just falls or chips off etc. Huge thanks in anticipation of your replies. Wudgee.
  6. I'm thinking of fixing a length of awning rail to a batten on my house wall so I can put the pump-up porch awning up to dry when it comes home wet. Has anyone else done this? If so, any tips? I'd like to just hang the batten(s) on brackets of some sort so I can put it up quickly and remove when finished, rather than use screws. My awning is a Kampa Rally Pro Air 390.
  7. Anybody tinted there caravan windows, if yes how did you do them, and can the people that tint car windows do them or is it a specialist job, I wondered if the glue on car window tints would have any effect on perspex caravan windows.
  8. After a long lay-off I went to engage my Reich mover yesterday, but found the remote control wasn't working; no red light. This is one of those black jobs with red buttons - 2006. Checked the battery, and it was indeed a bit low (7v) so bought another one. Still no go. Whereupon I looked through these forums and found a similar problem from some years ago (now closed) where the gentleman had exactly the same problem. But learned that a replacement unit would cost £145 Arghh! So, nothing ventured nothing gained, I took the thing apart (four screws from the back, and four screws from th
  9. Hi, we have been caravanners for a few years and on our second caravan. However, now our wee boy is getting older we need a bigger caravan, our compass rallye 2 berth is fab but just not big enough for 3 of us now! The problem is we can only fit a 20 foot caravan (including tow hitch) in the driveway and cannot afford storage. Has anyone got any experience of modifying a caravan internally? My other half is a joiner and we have thought of buying a 2 berth with end bathroom and removing it, leaving toilet and putting fixed bed in. I don't understand why manufacturers don't make smaller 4 be
  10. There appears to be lots of complaints about faults and getting dealers to do the work, it seems to me that some of the minor works ie. damp in lights, fixing loose fittings etc can be done by the owner, it seems easier to me to spend five minutes to remove a lens and dry it rather than drag it down to the dealer. I know some people will be concerned about invalidating the warrant but doing these minor jobs is one of the joys of caravanning.
  11. Hi all, Just wondered if any of you have tried making a DIY wood gas burning stove? Im still in the process of researching this but it seems they are very efficient and can boil a kettle quicker than electric. So, anyone tried making/using one of these? What were your findings and where did you get the information/design from? Cheers, Mark
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