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  1. When slowing at junctions or in queuing traffic the van brakes squeak at lower speeds (say 20 mph or lower). Anything to bother about or needing attended to? They shouldn’t need replaced already.
  2. Hi Im new to caravans. Was supposed to collect and older Elddis caravan to day but unfortunately could not get it moving. I have been told it has been sat for a few years. It will go backwards no bother but the wheels lock going forwards. What could this be and how can it be solved? thank you
  3. Third trip out since the vans first service in March. In storage the van is left with the handbrake off. No problem. On the first trip out I did not have a problem but on reflection perhaps I did not use the handbrake. Next two times the brakes would not release using the mover. I had to hitch up and tow for about 20 feet to release them. Both sides are affected though offside is worse. I will take it back to the dealers for readjustment but that is a nuisance to do, time consuming and expensive. Anyone any ideas. John
  4. Hi all. I am experiencing some brake and axle problems on my brand new van,the whole story is on chassis section,still running. I suggest anyone with a new or newish van reads it,it may save you a whole load of problems by knowing what can happen. Don't wish to worry anybody unnessarily but ignored this problem could be more serious. It's only my engineering mind that allowed me to pick up on this.
  5. We're new to caravanning and have a rather elderly 1999 Swift that seems to have been very well looked after. We were manually pushing the van backwards into it's space when we noticed that the handbrake was on. Does this mean a brake problem, surely we shouldn't be able to push against the engaged handbrake? Edit: After browsing the forums I see mention that the handbrake should be nearly vertical (this thread), I've been just pulling up up like a car handbrake, just until it feels hard to pull. Maybe I need to be a bit more firm.
  6. Hi all - I'm new to this forum so apologies if I've missed this topic from previous discussions. We're also fairly new to caravanning - proud owners of a little 17 year old Freedom purchased nearly 2 years ago. ..! Some advice please. .. I've noticed that when we drive off, within a few hundred yards, there is a (very) loud 'clunking' noise, but this is always a one-off & doesn't repeat during the journey. After discussions with a very helpful mechanic I understand this is to do with the brake disengage lever, & there is a 'knack' to what I do when we park the caravan at home rel
  7. Hi folks, Looking for some advice about my sprite musketeer 5 berth (1990/91-ish). Came back from a trip last weekend, hubby was reversing the van into the drive. There is a turning point in front of the drive at a slight gradient which he drove into in order to reverse, when braking the caravan surged forward and put a hole in the bumper and then when reversing there was a very loud creaking noise coming from one of the wheels. Having done some research we think this could possibly by the coupling damper and as a result perhaps the caravan brakes have locked. Just wondering if anyone h
  8. Hi all. i need some help/advice please. the wheels on my caravan are getting hot. both sides the same. jacked it up they are not binding at all. put new bearings in. cables all lubed up. all linkage nice and free. i think it is something todo with the hitch???Could the atc cause this??? Thanks Wayne seward
  9. Hi all, I don't have a big posh caravan just a small Abbey GT 214 2 berth 1989. My question is this. I have been looking at the brake drums and apparently there is a small grommet on the back plate I can take out and adjust the brake shoes slightly, its not very big more like a peep hole about 10 mm if that. How do you see in it to find the little star wheel to turn it. ........................Thanks
  10. Now I'm sure this is a daft question, probably done to death previously, but perhaps someone could tell me how it is possible. If as has happenned at least once I arrive at a narrow dead end down a slight slope the overrun brake comes fully on. It just won't go backwards. Very embarrasing, had to unhitch and use the mover to reverse the van back up the slope, turn it round, extract the car and hitch up again. If it wasn't for the mover I would still be there now. What should I have done?? This can't be right surely. It's a Bailey Unicorn Barcelona.
  11. Hi, I am new to this forum and am looking for a bit of advice. I have just had the 1st service done on my 2011 Europa 550. When putting the Al-Ko lock back on the wheel after the service I notices with the Handbrake on I can still turn the wheel easily by hand, clockwise (as if reversing the van) but not counterclockwise. I would not have expected the wheel to turn either way with the brake on. Can anyone please advise, is this a fault or should it for some reason do this.
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