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I have found the consumer unit/charger to be held in place on a chipboard backplate, with only four 10mm dome head philips screws in very fragile plastic brackets moulded to the consumer unit casing, the 10mm screws are holding in the chipboard on two threads and will eventually fall out of the chipboard backplate, putting extra strain on the remaining screws and brackets which are precariously hanging on by their teeth or two threads. .. :rolleyes:

 

see my link for photo http://www. flickr. co. ..157623326197650

 

I suggest these 10mm screws are replaced with 20mm screws and washers to spread the load on the brackets. ..

 

Regards Terry

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I have found the consumer unit/charger to be held in place on a chipboard backplate, with only four 10mm dome head philips screws in very fragile plastic brackets moulded to the consumer unit casing, the 10mm screws are holding in the chipboard on two threads and will eventually fall out of the chipboard backplate, putting extra strain on the remaining screws and brackets which are precariously hanging on by their teeth or two threads. .. :rolleyes:

 

see my link for photo http://www. flickr. co. ..157623326197650

 

I suggest these 10mm screws are replaced with 20mm screws and washers to spread the load on the brackets. ..

 

Regards Terry

 

I would replace the screws and also drill a couple through the inside of the box to take some load of the lugs.

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I have found the consumer unit/charger to be held in place on a chipboard backplate, with only four 10mm dome head philips screws in very fragile plastic brackets moulded to the consumer unit casing, the 10mm screws are holding in the chipboard on two threads and will eventually fall out of the chipboard backplate, putting extra strain on the remaining screws and brackets which are precariously hanging on by their teeth or two threads. .. :rolleyes:

 

see my link for photo http://www. flickr. co. ..157623326197650

 

I suggest these 10mm screws are replaced with 20mm screws and washers to spread the load on the brackets. ..

 

Regards Terry

 

 

Hi Terry,

 

Odd that you should post about this subject as I'm also having similar problems and emailed Bailey on 12 & 20 Sep to check that a replacement charger/consumer unit cover (with new brackets) is covered by warranty? I'm still waiting a reply but will post answer, if and when received.

 

Brian

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Thanks for your comments Xtrailman, I am expecting the supplier to take remedial steps, I expect they will fit a small metal bracket which will be more satisfactory than replacing the CU cover.

 

Hi Brian, I remember we bought our 462's at around the same time, I am still very pleased with mine, a few problems which have been sorted out by Swindon Caravans very well. The water drainage from kitchen & Bathroom was a problem, Swindon Caravans, took the whole lot off, redesigned the pipe runs and refitted and replaced as required the entire waste system. It now drains so well that you have to hold onto the kitchen wash bowel, and flannels in the bathroom in case they get sucked down the plug hole :rolleyes:

 

I have expectations that the CU fault will be repaired/replaced FOC by SC as they have been excellent with customer service up to now. I have some small movement on the floor to wall intersection bathroom to fridge area, although you cannot see any floor movement, you do hear a squeak from that area as the floor is stressed, as delamination can be a problem, I will have it checked on the next service. Incidently - I asked the service manager what the cost will be, and I will be charged just £155 inc vat plus parts (usually wheel nuts), same as last year for the 1st Alu tech service.

The £155 is for a basic service which covers everything apart from the running live checks on the appliances, he feels that each of us uses all the systems when we set up on pitch and would report any problems to the service centre, the SC would then take remedial steps to repair/calibrate appliances as necessary, charging or not charging for the remedial action depending on the warranty for the appliance, so no need to check the systems twice and charge the customer for checks he has already carried out, is his arguement. There is a Premier service available and they will check that all the appliances work, however the basic service does include all the electrical and gas safety and security checks by specialist equipment.

What a sensible guy - I wish he was running the country :)

 

Regards Terry

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I have had a similar problem on my Unicorn. In fact all the lugs have broken and at the moment the consumer unit is held firmly in place with a strap. It is being replaced under warranty and I will ask the dealer to see if he can add more srews or bolts to secure it more safely.

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I have found the consumer unit/charger to be held in place on a chipboard backplate, with only four 10mm dome head philips screws in very fragile plastic brackets

 

I thought exactly that only last weekend when I was preparing for winter storage & what a total waste of space the void behind the unit is.

 

I will be taking my screw driver and drills and do as you suggest when i next visit the van, many thanks for your tips.

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Hi Terry,

 

Touch wood, I'm pleased to say that I haven't had any real problems with my Peg and can't say that I've noticed anything wrong with drainage or squeaky floors. I still need to sort out my 2nd year servicing but doubt that I'll find anywhere as cheap as your deal. I think that my nearest Bailey approved dealer is offering 20% off the recommended charge?

 

All the best for your future caravanning.

 

Brian

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I have found the consumer unit/charger to be held in place on a chipboard backplate, with only four 10mm dome head philips screws in very fragile plastic brackets moulded to the consumer unit casing, the 10mm screws are holding in the chipboard on two threads and will eventually fall out of the chipboard backplate, putting extra strain on the remaining screws and brackets which are precariously hanging on by their teeth or two threads. .. :rolleyes:

 

see my link for photo http://www. flickr. co. ..157623326197650

 

I suggest these 10mm screws are replaced with 20mm screws and washers to spread the load on the brackets. ..

 

Regards Terry

I had the same problem with my Unicorn Valencia.

As it was difficult to see how such small screws were expected to hold this unit in place, I drilled the holes and have used proper bolts with nuts.

All now ok. ....

Edited by wiz2003
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