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  1. Hi folks, was wondering if anyone with the know how could help me out here. I have purchased a split charge relay system, a Durite one that appears on most of the videos when you type split charge into youtube. This is fantastic for a van or motorhome vehicle but I am wanting to install in my caravan, thus i will need a plug on it in the intersection of the towcar and caravan. The problem is that it comes with (and you will see in all split charge relay videos) a massive 70amp cable, 4 or 6 awg, that is then fitted with 40 amp Fuses either side. So my questions are: 1.
  2. Hi. The 12v system works fine. Light pumps etc. But when I connect the caravan to the mains the 12v stops working. It has a ps167 charger fitted. Even when this is disconnected its the same issue. What do i need to look at? Help! Thanks.
  3. Hi all! Currently renovating our 2004 Sterling Eccles Opal 4 berth. Having a few issues today with the battery... Plugged into the mains at the house and nothing is working at all other than the only 2 x lights that run on the mains. Battery currently charging as we suspect its flat for whatever reason. Been on charge 6 hours and still nothing... Any ideas?
  4. Can anyone help me out please. I have a 2005 Luna Quasar 462 2 berth. My question is: 1) When I hook up on site can I have the battery connected. I know I can have the battery connected when hooked to car electrics as this only works the fridge. What's the best idea as otherwise could I end up with a flat battery whilst using motor mover. Any info greatly appreciated.
  5. I have the yellow pump as shown below and the last time I tried to use it stopped every time it went from high volume to high pressure, tried adjusting the pressure setting but no change. It is out of warranty so I was thinking about taking it apart and having a poke around even if I have to rewire it to take the pressure switch out. Anybody had one apart? Ian
  6. Hi All, I have recently changed vans to a 2017 Conqueror. I have noticed that each time I move site, and hence disconnect EHU and subsequently reconnect the RCB has tripped. I have never experienced this on any of my previous vans. Is this normal or due to an over sensitive RCB?
  7. Hi, Looking for some help with switching our water heater from gas to electric (leisure battery) as we are not sure how to do it. Is there a switch to do this? We have a Coachman Amara 500/5 2000. We have no hot water currently. Any suggestions appreciated.
  8. Have started sorting out an old caravan. Have plan to replace the gas fire and cooker with electric items. I realise I'll always need an EHU but given the use this is not a problem. Any suggestions as to any other problems and the best way to solve them would be helpful.
  9. We have recently purchased a 2012 Elddis Chatsworth and have just returned from our first trip. I think there is a problem with the water heater. We were using electric and even though the hot water tank is 10L we only get about 2L of hot water before the water runs cold. (Water heater had been switched on for about an hour). We haven’t tried it on gas yet but surely we should at least be able to fill the washing up bowl before it goes cold on electric?
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Our new to us 5 series is booked into a tow bar specialist this week to wire up the pins for the fridge electrics. This was an issue I was aware of before buying the car, so not a disaster. I have just spoken to the towbar people and they tell me that the parts will either cost approx £15 or £120, depending on the socket used. Apparently, some BMW 13 pin sockets can have individual pins added to them (they are the same ones used by Audi / VAG) but on other types it's a whole new BMW socket. They won't know until they see it. Has anyone else experienced this when retro - wirin
  13. I saw a post somewhere about replacing the manual flush pump on a Thetford C200 CW with an electric pump. It seemed a fairly straightforward job and the results looked quite neat. Since my other half has started complaining about 'the whole caravan shaking' when I have to go during the night (it's an age thing), I thought an electric pump would improve marital harmony! I've searched on Caravan Talk and Google but can't find any reference to it. Can anyone recall seeing this post?
  14. Hi all, I'm a relative newbie to caravanning having only bought my first van last summer. I fitted a 150w solar panel last September after running the battery flat on a couple of outings. The solar panel appeared to be working great, but after the winter lay up my van battery is now completely flat. I'm pretty sure the master power switch was set to off over winter, though I'm starting to doubt myself! I know the alarm draws power even though master switch is off but I'd have thought the solar panel would easily offset this? I'll try recharging the battery with a mains charger b
  15. 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.
  16. Robin (aug 82) has a "wonderful" switch panel that is shown in the picture. everything seems to work apart from the water pump (cant test the sockets due to no suitable test device). looking at the provided circuit diagram, its protected by a 5amp mcb, which does manually trip and reset. but still cant get to work even when fiddling the pressure switch as per http://bits4caravans. co. uk/images/cache/Whale_pressure_switch. 600. jpg the foot pump works fine so i know its not that, cant see any breaks in cables or other fuse boxes. any suggestions ? notes, ther eis a battery and a
  17. Ok, so I bought a buccaneer Elan 14 for my first caravan, the previous owner had bought it two yrs ago and it hadn't moved since, (it's 1991) have to say it's immaculate and perfect for my needs, so got it home searched online for details on the heating system and figured it out, ye ha, set up the aqua roll, stuck the whale pump in(both came with it) connected to mains electric and nothing, no noise no water, rang a friend who brought up him wee pump to try that, still nothing, next thing no electric, must have blown a fuse somewhere, by this time it was getting late so had to forget about it,
  18. Hey All I am new to the forum but have a question which you guys will probably be able to answer easily! My parents have a caravan which is in our garden and it is able to be connected up to the house mains with one of those cables into an outside box with an RCD on it. My question is that while it is connected to the house mains would it cost a load more electric any more than if the devices were just connected directly to the house with just an extension cable rather than going through the caravan mains. At the moment I have small devices connected, phone charger and laptop
  19. Hi. We are new to caravanning. Bought a Bailey Orion 450-5 last year. Stored it over winter and just got it out of storage. Have refilled the water system & all works well. But I can't get any hot water when only using the elec. I can switch the water heater to gas and it works but would rather use the elec if possible. And I'd also like to know what I' m doing wrong!! Does anyone have any suggestions pls? Any help much appreciated.
  20. Hi folks I ahve come across an issue where the front left and rear left (as though you're facing the van from the hitch) tail light are not lighting when the car side lights are on. I looked around and found that I should check for dodgy connections on the socket attached to the towbar (we only have the one socket) - I've had a quick look this morning and found that the socket is a 7 pin, I was expecting a 13 pin (since there is only the one of them on my set up). Is it a case that my electric set up on the towbar is wrong? Thanks
  21. My caravan doesn't have hot water and so I've got a under sink electric water heater (2kw). Has anyone got any tips or idea's on how to fit it? Thanks, Mt
  22. From the album: Scrap-my-caravan

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  23. Finally finished and now away in the electric caravan. Everything is working well and despite the weather we are all quite warm. Still plenty of jobs to do like removing the last of the gas pipes from under the caravan, but with snow lying before we left I certainly wasn't going there! Anybody else gone down the electric caravan route when doing up an old van?
  24. Hi Everyone, we have just used our coachman mirage 480/4 1998 for the first time this year, and was wondering if anyone new what the below problem is - we are thinking pressure switch but not sure: Water pressure is very very low out of both taps, it then makes a very strange noise from the pump (we have 2 pumps and have tried them both), now when you try to use the water all the electricity goes off. Any advice would be most welcome, have had the van for many years without issues, very frustrating. Thanks
  25. You are reading this and hopefully may be able to help advise me or point me in the direction of others that may be able to help. Yesterday we purchased an old Hobby prestige 425 Caravan here in Spain, made in Holland or Germany and is on Spanish plates, in very good condition for the age, well looked after. Never had a caravan before so are giving it a go, very excited. However we have some questions…hundreds really but at the moment advice with one we cant find an answer to online until I came across your site. We don’t have hot water in caravan and want to know if its po
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