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  1. Hi there, I have a new Bailey Unicorn Cabrera Black edition and bought a Pro-tec cover for it. The cover says be careful of any sharp edges as these could tear the cover so I checked first before putting it on. The solar panel has VERY sharp corners on it. Although it is fitted by side moldings the metal corners are very sharp and I had to stick foam bits on with tape to stop the cover and in particular the transparent panel for the solar panel not to be damaged. I know these foam bits could easily come off as I pull the heavy cover over the roof of the van and I need a better solutio
  2. Hi i have bitten the bullet and purchased an 2018 Lunar and i wish to install a solar panel. Has anyone done this on the CK and has any advice on where the best place to fit and connections to the main control unit please?
  3. New to the site so bear with me, quick question.... We have purchased a 2012 Bailey Rimini and it has a solar panel fitted but I can’t get the display unit to power up, it’s a CMTD unit, I purchased another one on EBay as they are pretty cheap and a straight swap over and also to see how we got on with it and if we used it more I could look at upgrading. Does anyone have this model and could tell me if the display is on all the time, I suspect it’s not getting power as the USB is not powering and has no display even when trying to switch on. Ive tried the inline fuse an
  4. Hi , I recently purchased my first caravan, a 2015 VIP 545/4, which is sitting in the storage yard for 4 -6 weeks at a time. I was fully expecting the solar panel to maintain the battery charge, but that's not the case. there is a continual drain, in fact it almost lost all power, hopefully it can be saved, I've removed it and have to recharge it, which it seems to be working, but it does lose 0.02v per day just sitting on the workbench Regarding the solar panel wiring set up, should the battery wires be connected directly from the regulator to the battery itself?, in the current set u
  5. Looking to expand our horizons and got to more site without EHU. To keep the costs down and to prevent having to drill into the caravan roof, we are thinking of getting a freestanding panel which we just get out when we need. The only problem we see with that is that on our caravan (Bailey Phoenix 420) the battery locker is under the floor, rather than being on the outside. Can anyone give me some advice on if it is possible to fit a panel, or if this is even a sensible idea? What kit would I need? Cheers in advance guys. Joe
  6. Bought a Basecamp Plus new last July. Lost count how many issues we've had since but culminated in the solar panel flying off the roof on a busy motorway and just missing the windscreen of a following van - could have been horrific. The driver and passenger of the van were shaken and the police had to arrange for the panel to be cleared from the busy M65. Swifts response to this and the numerous other issues has been polite but completely underwhelming, considering the seriousness of the latest incident. I was without the van for nearly 2 months whilst Glossop Caravan worked with Sw
  7. Hi, help required please. I’m confused, are they worth it? Which is the best to have installed, I understand that normally 100 watt crystalline is the norm? We have a 2017 lunar Clubman Sr, but having spoken with our dealer he’s just informed me that they have problems running solar panels via the Sargent EC500 PSU, the psu in question has a fuse which says “solar panel” the control panel above the door also has a solal panel indication on it which suggests to me that a solar panel can be fitted using the vans system, but as I said, the dealer in question appears to be reluctant to use this,
  8. Hello on our new swift 580 dealer special it has a solar panel fitted. I have a couple of questions in regards to this. Firstly the controller device in cupboard states 150w yet the info on the van says 80w umm is it just the same control unit fitted to all regardless of the panel output? Secondly when the battery is not fitted I assume the panel keeps working Indicated by a led flashing on the contoller. What would happen if the loose battery leads made contact with each other. Any thoughts?
  9. Hi All, This topic has come up before, but doesn't seem to be anything recently, so just wondering if there's any "latest and greatest" tips for connecting a mobile solar panel kit to the caravan battery. Most kits seem to come with crocodile clips at the battery end, but most newer 'vans have full terminal covers, so a croc clip isn't ideal. I'm toying with the idea of swapping to a pair of "quick release" terminal clamps and permanently wiring a couple of short fly-leads (probably with some of the MC4 type connectors, and and in-line 10A fuse on +ve feed) to allow quick and easy "p
  10. Hi Can anybody tell me if the solar panel has to be set up . At the moment I just have a green flashing light. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  11. Just found this on t'interweb. It's an excellent description of solar panels, charging and controllers . https://www. youtube. com/watch?v=KPZhtGLfGn4#t=381. 20088 The same firm has a series of videos which are quite informative and demonstrate some of the queries that crop up
  12. Hi all new to site , but loving the information shared, thanks to everyone who takes the time . Can anyone advise would a solar panel , flat on the roof still receive any charge when the winter cover is on ? thanks learning every day ! Stuart
  13. Hi folks, I'm confused, life's like that, too much gadgetry in modern caravans. Our 2016 Coachman VIP 520/4 has an 80 watt solar panel on the roof. In a bunk inside the 'van is the associated control box with its indicator LEDs. The green LED that indicates that the leisure battery is charged is flashing at a bit faster than once per second. According to the tiny User Manual for the solar system a "fast" flash (no rate of flash mentioned) means that the battery output voltage is exceeding that of the solar charger unit and the solar unit should be disconnected. A constant green LED o
  14. Hi, Firstly I'll apologise in advance if I've posted in the wrong place, this is my first post and finding my way around the site. We have a Bailey Unicorn Valencia 2, bought 2nd hand with a solar panel and Ysmart MPPT30 controller fitted (not a factory fit). This was working fine, up until the weekend. We were off grid so no hookup and panel was keeping the battery charged ok. Whilst in the van I heard a beep, looked round, couldn't find anything, half an hour later another beep. Still couldn't find anything. Went to get phone on charger off socket on inverter and noticed that it wasn
  15. About this time last year I ordered my first caravan, a Unicorn 3 Cadiz. I then started to scan forums, especially CT, to get myself caravan-savvy (thank you for your collective knowledge). My garage slowly filled up with all sorts of things, from a torque wrench to steps that won't sink into a muddy field. A lot of the larger items were ordered from the caravan dealer, including a 110AH leisure battery. In March we took delivery, and so started a lovely few months drifting around. Okay, there were a couple of minor problems: 'fridge unplugging every 1500miles; 'fridge door trays neede
  16. As a fan of the newer type of lightweight semi-flexible solar panels, the only downside to myself is the problem of sticking the whole unit to the caravan roof. This really puts me off. The weight savings of these panels are not to be ignored though, they are so much lighter than framed glass panels. So, when looking around ebay at various semi-flexible panels I found these handy new mounting brackets. Obviously I have not tried them, but they look like a really good solution to fitting these lighter panels IMHO. http://www. ebay. co. uk/itm/NEW-6-x-Corner-Bracket-Set-Semi-Flexibl
  17. Mark Caravan Medic Aws / Ncc Approved Engineers Membership Number - 1552 Offering a 10% Discount if you book a Caravan Service or a Habitation Service Or a Free Carbon Monoxide Alarm (Not both ) For January 2015. Aws / Ncc Approved means i can do the servicing on new leisure vehicles whilst under warranty!! Fully Mobile Covering a 40 Mile Radius of Milton Keynes,Buckinghamshire http://www. markcaravanmedic. co. uk - 07807 244 480 https://www. facebook. com/Markcaravanmedic Regards Mark Attached Thumbnails
  18. hi all will i do any damage if i leave my 14w solar panel connected whilst in EHU mode the panel connects to the greay lead 12v plug that comes out of the van ,
  19. I recently bought a brand-new leisure battery. We intend to go away in the caravan at least once a month and don't have a 12S socket on the car (nor do I intend having one fitted), so the battery will only be topped up when on site and using an EHU. Can anyone recommend a solar-panel trickle charger, which I can set up in the front of the caravan and leave connected all the time, just to make sure the battery doesn't completely die and end up becoming useless? I like the idea of full-sized solar-panels that could actually keep the battery fully-charged, but this is a fairly expensive
  20. 80W Solar panel SUPPLIED & FITTED Complete with 10A charge controller Due to the recent drop in PV Panel costs, we can currently offer these at an incredible price fitted. .. ONLY £300 for 1 or £475 for 2 Will charge an 85Ah Leisure Battery from flat in 1 to 2 days of sunshine. We can even fit 2 panels for twice the power and half the charging time. Protects & prolongs the life of your leisure battery by giving a constant charge whenever there is sunlight - perfect for those of you who store their caravan or motorhome away from h
  21. I have a 15W solar panel that I want to permantly fit to the roof of my 2000 Bailey Senator. Said panel looks very much like this one I have no concerns on how and where to run the cables, my main concern is how to secure the panel to the roof. The unit (as above) comes with 4 screws, but I'm wondering if they will be enough to hold it down, and allow for flexing, as well as potential wind speeds of 100mph+ (60mph road speed and 40mph head wind). They look more like wood screws to me rather than self tappers, and would self tappers do? How thick/strong is a typical roof? I have seen some
  22. 80W Solar panel SUPPLIED & FITTED Complete with 10A charge controller Will charge an 85Ah Leisure Battery from flat in 1 to 2 days of sunshine. We can even fit 2 panels for twice the power and half the charging time. Protects & prolongs the life of your leisure battery by giving a constant charge whenever there is sunlight - perfect for those of you who store their caravan away from home - your battery will be charged by the time you need it again! We only drill one small hole for cabling, the panel itself is bonded to roof - less holes, less chance of
  23. 80W Solar panel SUPPLIED & FITTED Complete with 10A charge controller Will charge an 85Ah Leisure Battery from flat in 1 to 2 days of sunshine. We can even fit 2 panels for twice the power and half the charging time. Protects & prolongs the life of your leisure battery by giving a constant charge whenever there is sunlight - perfect for those of you who store their caravan away from home - your battery will be charged by the time you need it again! We only drill one small hole for cabling, the panel itself is bonded to roof - less holes, less chance of
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