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I have always been a bit nervous of people being able to easily lift the pump out of the auaroll and/or things being put into or getting into the water!

 

So to stop this I bought another screw cap and drilled a hole through it just big enough to accept the diamter of the pump. Then I pushed the pump though it and stuck the soft cover to this. Hey presto you can now screw down the cover and not worry about it being easily lifted.

 

You might have to screw down the cap first though before conecting it to the van to stop the pump pipes from twisting.

 

Carrie

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Alternatively use an onboard tank with a lockable filler cap.

Gordon.

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Hi Yossa,

I didn't say it was a quick fix, but it works for us.

Cheers,

Gordon.

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I have an onboard tank - but I also use two aquarolls as filler and back up - I have to say in all the years I have caravanned I have never ever had anything stolen from me on any site anywhere in the UK - on the whole caravanners are a considerate lot !!

 

Margaret

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Just me and my showdogs!!

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Gordon

 

I think an inboard tank might be a bit more difficult to fit! but still a wonderful idea!

 

Yossa

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:) Hi we never drink water from the aqua rolls, we normally just have a couple of

large empty soft drink bottles on board, what we did do once though was make a

auto filler on our aqua roll when we go on any super pitche's, by just purchasing

a spare aqua roll cap drilling it and placing a small ball valve in the cap, then connected the threaded end to a hose pipe and connect onto the superpictch tap, so getting auto fills all the time, pity we can't do it on all sites but i suppose other caravanners might complain if we hogged the local standpipe. :D

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:) Hi we never drink water from the aqua rolls, we normally just have a couple of

large empty soft drink bottles on board, what we did do once though was make a

auto filler on our aqua roll when we go on any super pitche's, by just purchasing 

a spare aqua roll cap drilling it and placing a small ball valve in the cap, then connected the threaded end to a hose pipe and connect onto the superpictch tap, so getting auto fills all the time, pity we can't do it on all sites but i suppose other caravanners might complain if we hogged the local standpipe. :D

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I dont drink water from the aqua rolls either - everything is filtered before we drink it !!!!

 

Margaret

Margaret

 

I don't do technical !!!

Just me and my showdogs!!

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Simple solution,Drink John Smith's, forget the water!!!!!!!!

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Not my preferred pint George but exactly what I am doing now?

Personally as others have said. ..I doubt anyone would muck about like this. .at least I have never known of it.

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Not my preferred pint George but exactly what I am doing now?

Personally as others have said. ..I doubt anyone would muck about like this. .at least I have never known of it.

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Don't know Gary. I read last year of someone who had their Aquaroll and mains water supply kit nicked from the Sandy Balls site.

 

I still think chopping a hand off for the first offence would work, at least it would slow them down a bit. :lol:

 

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Simple solution,Drink John Smith's, forget the water!!!!!!!!

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I only put John Smiths in my Aquaroll, great for washing your hair in the shower, although makes Tea taste a bit sweet

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Never come across anyone who had their aquaroll and/or pump stolen.

 

looks like I'll have to get a wheel clamp for the aqua roll and waste water.

 

I suppose the plastic steps get stolen as well. (I assume posh metal ones are always put inside the van when the owners are out.)

 

I was happy in my ignorance of all this crime until I happened across this forum. No wonder the Abbey Wood (South London) caravan club site has a 9 feet tall electric fence around it.

 

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We had our Aquaroll and Wastemaster stolen from a site last year, in Cornwall, and it is a sad fact of life that this does happen, certainly on the larger commercial sites.

We now use bicycle type steel cable locks to secure the new items through the handles to the chassis, with a padlock. The pump is put in the front locker when we go out anywhere. It is a bit of a nuisance having to set it up again every time, but less expensive than buying new items .

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I rerouted my plumbing, and now have the aquaroll in a cupboard under the sink as I was so worried about someone putting something in the water, plus it doesn't freeze in the winter then!.

I only use that water for washing-up etc, and take bottled water for drinking.

Not ideal for everyone I know, as most people value the cupboard space.

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I've never had anything stolen (touch wood) or interfered with whilst tenting for the last 5 years and last year in the van.

 

In any case we don't drink from the aquaroll and use bottled water where possible or fill up the kettle from the tap. Even though the van uses food grade piping it still seems to have a bit of a taste, even when boiled.

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Nicking stuff is a different matter, we used to have a short and a tall milk crate for getting the right height under the tap. ..the short one disappeared, probably because some prat needed a 'step' for their van

This year I am going to make up one of these pipes and a bit of string thingys that appeared in top tips and leave it on the tap for everyone to use, (it will cost nothing)...just to see how long it will last before it grows legs. .

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WOW you lot are a little psychotic are there that many loonies out there ? :mellow::mellow:

chris L

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Who nicked my limited edition small bottle of Fairy Liquid from the sinks at Hendra Newquay last summer. I let the wife have a go at washing up and she forgot the bottle and when I went back for it, it had gone. I made that bottle last 3 seasons,

 

 

I do miss it,

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I stayed on a site near to a town centre and overnight all the pumps were lifted from the Aquarolls and placed in the waste tanks!

Thankfully I had on-board water tank and this will be a "must" in any future caravan.

On the same site on another occasion all the Aquarolls were thrown into the river along with any gas cylinders being used externally.

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Its no good without naming the site

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The problem at sites may well have been caused by other caravanners rather than locals in the town.

 

I guess it might also be against the policy of the forum to name sites.

 

(Climb onto soap box)

 

Personally I would name and shame sites, dealers etc where service is not up to standard.

 

I'm a great believer in telling people, businesses etc if their service is poor. If no-one tells them how do the managers/owners know they need to improve.

 

(Climb off soap box)

 

Pete.

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I guess it might also be against the policy of the forum to name sites.

 

(Climb onto soap box)

 

 

Pete.

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Thank you Pete - it is against our policy to name sites - thanks for remembering !! :)

 

Margaret

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I don't do technical !!!

Just me and my showdogs!!

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Nicking stuff is a different matter, we used to have a short and a tall milk crate for getting the right height under the tap. ..the short one disappeared, probably because some prat needed a 'step' for their van

This year I am going to make up one of these pipes and a bit of string thingys that appeared in top tips and leave it on the tap for everyone to use, (it will cost nothing)...just to see how long it will last before it grows legs. .

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Good idea Gary. I've got a spare, I'll try it. Did you get the roadlight kit?

 

HNY

 

Mike

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