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  1. Hi everyone, I have a Bailey pageant imperial circa 1995 model. I got it second hand and it's my first caravan. I lost 12V power to everything apart from Radio which is connected directly to battery. I found a blown blade fuse rated at 10A in the array of fuses under the seat above the battery box. It is labelled as battery. I have looked and cannot find any other fuse on any wires coming out of the battery box. The fuse for the battery charger is a blade fuse rated at 15A. I was expecting to find a higher rated fuse for the battery to be honest and have found another old blown 10A blade in
  2. Hi all, After receiving some much needed advice from user - BeeJay (many thanks) - I have installed a battery and Solar panel in my 2003 Hobby Prestige 560 caravan. I thought I would share the pictures, short discription and wiring diagram for anyone else who would find it useful. I have a 7 pin plug to my vehicle as the 13 pin plug had been replaced so I could not run the 12v electrics from my vehicle when on the move. I required a 12v supply as we attend several music festival every year and they charge a fortune for electrical hook up. I decided last year with my Elddis hurricane
  3. Hi a friend tried to assist me with a 12v fault on my 2003 Hobby 560. He repaired a broken wire to the transformer from mains which resolved that issue but left all the 12v wires at the base of unit disconnect! Nothing is marked up and there are no instructions on fuse box. So I have 4 cables with two red and white wires each ( one white thicker on one than other 3 ) and nothing working 12 volt. There are 10 spades plus one separate on top of row. Can any one help please? Many Thanks
  4. Hi all, New member, first question. We’re away at the moment (yes it’s February and there’s a storm coming, I know!). On moving my Bailey Ranger off the drive, my motor mover kept cutting out. It’s done this before when the leisure battery died. I thought it odd because the van had been hooked up to the house for 2 days to top the battery up before travel. When not hooked up I leave a 80 Wp solar panel unfolded and connected inside the van which keeps it topped up during the summer but which struggles in the winter I think. Anyway, we got on the road. When w
  5. Hello, my friend was experiencing issue with their caravan charger as when plugged into mains power the caravan 12v lights would start to flicker but wouldn’t while running solely of the battery and we have tested the battery and all okay but it simply will not charge I have done some voltage check and there is 12 volts coming out of the battery charger as there should be and as it goes through the 12 volts fuse board no 12 volts come out the other side to the connect so do this mean an issue with the fuse board even if there’s continuity along all the wires and pins?
  6. Hello All, I noticed that the battery meter in my van was showing the battery had fully discharged - it's the old fashioned needle type not LED so was showing 9v. I've removed the battery and connected it to my charger (AA one) - after about 2 secs this shows the battery is full charged with no faults. So I suspect there's something wrong in the 12v electrics. Any pointers on what to check first an how to go about it? Thanks, Richard
  7. Had a problem a few days ago with a trip and lack of charge in battery. Thought we had identified cause in a badly damaged green/yellow wire ( caused by drill up through floor to fit mover 4 years ago, grrrr). Damaged wire cut out and replaced with 3 inches of new wire and box connectors. Followed by 4 days of no problems. New battery purchased at same time. Symptoms are are now back. Battery suddenly started to drain down, now at 9v. Nothing turned on in van except fridge and toilet. Insufficient power to run heating, battery does not appear to be charging b
  8. Hello, I'm new to all this caravan thing after being in a self build motorhome for years, Last year we bought a 2009 VIP Hobby caravan and everything worked fine except for the flush n the loo (weve never had that before so just assumed we were doing something wrong) At the last site we were on the neighbours kept tripping the electric at the box, we kept resetting at the controller and fine except the last time the light on the fridge and oven fan stopped working. weve since moved and now our booster for the arial is also not working although we are not sure if this happened at th
  9. When towing do you have the master switch in the van "off" or "on" to ensure that the refrigerator functions on 12v whilst travelling? Thanks in anticipation, Steve
  10. New here so hello. just bought [privately] a 2001 Swift Conqueror 640 sal. When got it set up, battery in the green according to meter and charge light on, and appliances working [I tested heater fan and aircon, but forgot to try try sockets] I then went out to get a coupla bits but when came back had a flat batt according to the meter, and NO 12v OR 240v. Tried to make sense of control panels and checked fuses - they were fine - also tried test on the `breakers, no prob. [I didn't leave anything running when I went out] A circuit tester says the cable`s ok, so power is getting to t
  11. As usual I'm easily confused over names of electrical items! Our caravan, from 2000, has these sockets, shown, including an old style 12v cigarette lighter style accessory socket with a nice flap over it. The actual socket size is approx 1/2 inch, or c. 13mm, so too small for what's generally in use now. I want to replace it to suit the more currently widely used accessory sockets, hopefully finding something which won't look too out of place. Please can anyone tell me the proper name for what I'm looking for, so I don't end up with the wrong thing - as usual there's a wide ra
  12. Hi, I'm having problems with electrics. When plugged in everything works fine no problems. When I try to run off the leisure battery nothing works. There is a rapid clicking sound coming from the fuse box and the meter next to the 12v switch shows no reading. It goes up when I'm plugged in. I've had a play around with a few things. I've taken all the fuses out one by one. When I took 'battery' and 'lights 2' and 'pump' out the ticking stopped. The noise continued when I took any others out. When I switch the pump switch off on the control panel the noise also stops. I think the nois
  13. Hi Everyone, There was a car radio in my caravan when we bought it, but they removed it when they sold, and we never replaced it. .. until now. I found a really good stereo with remote and decided to fit it in again. I plugged the battery charger (with no battery) into the 240v just to get some power, all the lights were working and everything was fine. I then turned on the radio, it came on, then all the lights went out and the radio intermittently came on and off (but not long enough for it to be used). I then tried turning out all the 12v lights and the stereo on its own, b
  14. Odd one - fully charged 12v fitted, connect to EHU - everything works fine. 13v on meter. Disconnect EHU and NOTHING works and voltmeter is static. Have checked fuses in box (bat. fuse esp.) but is there another I have missed - if so where? And is there a re-set I have missed? Could it be the alarm interfering?
  15. Advice needed from someone with more knowledgeable than me in this area. .... I have in the car one of these: https://www. amazon. co. uk/dp/B00VH84L5E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_kWbcxbHDNER6H Its always worked an absolute treat for the kids ipad & kindle whilst in the car. When we were away for the Easter weekend I thought I would be smart and plug it into the vans 12v cigar socket to charge them up over night instead of using two plug sockets up. I've never used the 12v cigar socket in the van before so thought i should utilise it. I plugged just the adapter in with nothing conne
  16. Evening all. Newbie here with a question that seems common but cant find exactly what im after. I have just purchased a cheap 1990 Abi Jubilee, the caravan its self is very tidy but I have no 12v power. So far I have checked the battery (12. 50v), chased it to the fuse box under the seat but from there its impossible to follow. When I plug in the 240v I get the 2 internal lights and plugs all working. I popped the Zig box out (all fuses new). 240v going in on both thick cables, but nothing coming out. id say the converter is caput but Im guessing. If im ru
  17. During the summer we tend to stay on CL's with no EHU. We have an 80W folding suitcase solar panel affair which works very well indeed. The only thing we need 240v for is to charge our laptops. I am thinking of buying this inverter and would very much appreciate any comments on functionality and price. The lap top charger adaptor has 1,5 amps written on it. .... I think (it's in tiny weeny writing and I can't find my magnifying glass !). Hopefully this would not eat up all our amps in a trice ? Bestek Inverter Thanks in advance. Sorry if this has been discussed in another
  18. We are very new to caravanning and our first van is a 2005 Avondale Osprey which we love. There are some switches in the kitchen area next to the battery level test switch. These 2 switches arent labeled. We suspect one is 12v/hook-up but don't know which way is which and no idea what the other is for. The manual is no help. Does anyone know- I have attached a picture.
  19. Hi all. I recently bought a Abi Marauder Gold 450et. After hooking everything up today to check everything worked I noticed that the whale watermaster pump wasn't working. I took it inside to check it with a 12v supply and it worked which led me to believe the problem is inside the van somewhere. I checked the voltage across the terminals on the socket with a tap turned on and all I get is 0. 3v. This is my first caravan so have no idea where to start looking and any help would be greatly appreciated. The taps are microswitch controlled if that helps. Many thanks in advance. Aaron
  20. Hi! Sorry if this is in the wrong thread Can any one recommend a mobile caravan engineer in the Leeds area to have a look at the electrics in my caravan. Got an issue with the 12v loom In quite a hurry as well, we've booked a site in Cornwall for the bank holiday weekend! Thanks JB
  21. hello all, in the quest to update my Avondale I wish to fit leds all round can somebody give some advice on how I can fit a few additional lengths of the flexible led strips to light up the counter section, is it wise to tap into the interior halogen live supply? will this have any effect on the 12v system / 240v system as so far I have only tested mine using the hookup form the house, any help would be fantastic
  22. Hello, I wonder if someone can help me with this I've recently bought a 1997 Abbey Expression caravan I've just had it serviced before taking it afar, but on a local test run, non of the 12v applicainces worked (when switched to battery) once I hooked the caravan up to the site mains, the fridge, 240v lights etc came to life, however, the pump wouldn't work. We got around the issue by plugging the 12s plug into the car when we wanted water through the taps. But you can imagine how annoying and how inconvenient that was. The garage I took the caravan for the service to, isn't nea
  23. Hi, I am in need of some help, my friend is doing a camper conversion and I wired it up for him, I know normally a zig unit is required but he didn't want that as the only campsites he goes to have electric hook up, so I put a standard mainsite board in there, I am aware that certain things run on 12v like for example the toilet flush, so I assumed connecting it to a 12v transformer would do the trick, but this is not the case, we tested the flush on a car battery, works fine, but when on mains power through a 12v transformer there is nothing, can someone please tell me where I am going wrong,
  24. Hi all Just got my new Bailey Unicorn at weekend - generally pleased but some issues! 1st van with Alde heating. Soooo disappointed! I think it is faulty - every time I put heating on - the control screen randomly goes blank for a couple of seconds then the boiler reboots - starts up again - but leaves screen on with blue lights on permanently with all black symbols activated (as though just put 12v on). There doesnt seem to be a pattern to when it does it. It even does it a few seconds after a cold start so dont think it is an overheat thing? Any ideas guys? Thanks David
  25. Hi Everyone, I am in the middle of converting a Citroen Relay Minibus into a camper for the Summer for me and my Kids, Managed to get an old caravan and slowly transferring it all into my van, I have been looking for a while for a decent wee 15" 12v TV, Checking the local ads, Ebay and more and the cheapest i was finding was about £130. Then came across a wee Cracker from SVP for £99 Delivered. Amazing wee thing, fantastic in the van, I am well chuffed. https://www. svp. co. uk/manta-15-inch-hd-led-tv-digital-freeview-usb-pvr-media-divx-12v-240v. html Just really wanted to s
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