Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'checking'.
Found 2 results
Hi guys Need some advice please, I've just returned from the shortest trip we've ever had, lasted about 2 hours.. I forgot to remove the plastic ball from the hitch of the van ... thought the van was attached to the car, when it wasn't, but it was certainly attached enough to rip the emergency cable of the car, didn't snap the cable or pull it out of anything, It actually snapped the carabiner type clamp, the hand brake did come on the van though. And it also pulled the electric hook up out the car. The front of the van dropped and hit the ground, and i am really worried ive damaged the chassis maybe.. Although im absolutely;y fuming at myself and really embarrassed can anyone suggest what I need to do now.. In my mind 1 - Get the van checked by an engineer, im worried about the chassis as above, but also to check the electrics 2 - Get the electrics on the car fixed and tested now as the socket end smashed and the single electric wont connect properly. In the end, we had to just leave the van, luckily we didnt even get it out of the bay in the storage facility.. cancel the booking and come home.
We all know that when towing we increase the tyre pressures on the car, but how many revert them back to standard when we have pitched, I'm afraid to say I only increase the pressure at the start of holiday and only deflate them when I get home, I know this is not a good idea and can cause problems with handling and braking, but to be honest I have never seen anybody either checking the tyre pressures before they leave site. How many of you honest members can honestly say they do it every time they move on.