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  1. I am making / installing an automatic on-board water tank filling system to my 2009 Bailey Senator Arizona. I made one of these for my Lunar Delta about 20 years ago. Now I have another Caravan with an onboard tank I find it annoying how complicated Bailey have made it to fill the on-board tank. I have to remove the cushions from the rear locker, lift the rack, "set" two change-over valves, (correct combination, depending if I am using external, internal or filling internal from external). Then switch the electric pump to "fill", wait until it's filled, and then switch the valves as required for "operation". I looked on the market – there is NOTHING, nothing on Ebay, Nothing on “The Web”, nothing on YouTube, nothing in the Forums on how to do this… No gadgets, no advice, no discussion – maybe I’m the only one that wants this ???? I have added an Carver / Truma Crystal filter inlet into the side of the caravan directly next to the on-board tank. I will use my old Truma external pump to fit this fitting. This will fill the tank directly. I am fitting a relay (in a small plastic box to be neat) along with an "audible" alarm to warn me the external pump is operating. As my tank already has a "low level" sensor and a "high level sensor" (to stop the on-board [in fill mode] pump when full) it will be an easy job to do. I am fitting 2 switches - 1) Off/Fill to High Level 2) Fill to low level only (reserve level). If anyone is interested, I am going to document this fully with Photos on my Blog as it will be too detailed (and the photos) for here: https://tony-sparks.co.uk/blog/2019/09/13/automatic-on-board-water-tank-fill-system-tracker/ You will need to cut a hole in the side of your van to fit a Truma (or pump interface of your choice). You will need to be "capable" with 12v Electrics, and able to wire a 12v relay and a couple of switches. I *may* consider making the "control" boxes when I have finished mine - if there is any demand- but I may not! BTW: While you are about it (Bailey Senator Only) - I will tell you how to change the "ancient" battery on your (Secret Location) Tracker / Alarm system (mine was 10 years old and bulging - and was down to 2.2v!). Replacement battery - £14.50 delivered from Ebay! Any Comments ?
  2. What is the advantage of an on board tank? I can only see the disadvantages -You cannot travel with water in it because of the weight. You still need an Aquaroll or similar to fetch the water to the pitch. You have to pump the water twice. A lot of locker space is taken up. If you use it to store extra water on the pitch you still have to take the waste tank for emptying before you've used up the fresh water. I must be missing something, but what? What is the point of them?
  3. Has anyone fitted a CBE fresh water tank sensor kit, I have just received mine and the instructions are a little sparse to say the least, in particular the help I need is with regards a cutting of the sensors to the size of my tank the sensor currently has one short sensor probe one medium probe and 2 longer probes which are the same length. I understand the the short will tell me that the tank is full and the medium one should be cut to half the depth of the tank and one long one will tell me the water is near empty but do I cut the 2nd long one the same as the first or say shorter to represent a quarter full. Any help gratefully received.
  4. I have a Swift 580 Lux built in 2001. It has an internal water tank which leaks when its about full. I have not had time to remove the tank protective cover on the underside of the caravan to see where the leak is coming from yet. I have checked the pump housing and fittingsunder the bed box and it is dry. The drain pipe fitting is also ok. Any ideas before I remove the cover to investigate?
  5. This year we got my first caravan, using savings and wedding present money, a Lunar Premiere 516 GTS (1996). The first disaster that quickly hit me on my first use, was the water tank broke, snapped off it's fittings due to the center bar apparently rotting some how. Ah well, only to be expected for it's age. We coped without the tank by using a combination of the site showers and a kettle. Knowing that I needed to sort it, I have investigated and again as expected, they don't make the Carver hot water tank anymore, so a refurb is my best bet. I got to thinking about how the tank is a min version of what you would have in your home, but now boilers heat the water on the fly, they don't store the water. Can I not do something similar in a caravan? I would like any advice on if it is possible to install a new tankless solution into my caravan rather than a standard tank method. I also would like any suggestions on models, and things to consider in my planning.
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