Posts Tagged "Maintenance"

Winter preperations

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Featured, Technical | 0 comments

Winter preperations

This time of year sees many caravanners pack their ‘van up and not use it until the spring and the warmer weather returns. We generally don’t winterise the caravan, but there are a few steps that should be followed when laying the caravan up for an extended period of time. We recently recorded a checklist video to show some of the things you should consider when you don’t use the van for some time. We cover the exterior, interior, the water system, gas and electrics – plus some other areas too. Here is our winterisation video...

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Changing ALKO Stabiliser pads

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Featured, Technical | 0 comments

Changing ALKO Stabiliser pads

It has been a job that I’ve been putting off for a number of months. My fear was this would be a complex, dirty job with the possibility of something going very wrong. Nothing could have been further from the truth, however, Changing the Friction pads on the ALKO hitch is a breeze. It took me 30 seconds to exchange the pads for new ones. It also gave me the opportunity to look at the condition of the pads that had been on the caravan since 2010. They were extremely “glazed” and using brake disc cleaner with some 240 grit Wet & dry – the pads came up nice and clean, with a roughed up...

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The Spring clean

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in Featured, Technical | 0 comments

The Spring clean

I mentioned in a previous post that we have 2 cleaning regimes , one for when we arrive and the front of the van / windows are dirty from road spray. And another “deep clean” when the van is held back in storage. When I first researched the whole concept of cleaning the outside – lots of owners offered many different opinions on how to get the best results and which products to use. Our van is located on a storage facility, so there is no option for hoses, jet washes or mains hook up. So all the equipment we use we bring along to the storage facility. What do we use Hardware 2 x 10 Litre...

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Aqua roll adaptor pipe.

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in Technical | 0 comments

Aqua roll adaptor pipe.

I’m sure I’m not the only teen who is in charge of the water runs. I wonder if anyone else has encountered the issue with some of the water taps ? Some taps I find it very hard to get the nozzle on for the pipe to fill the Aqua roll. So here is my solution.       I have fitted a hose connection at one end and made sure I have tap adaptors with it too. This way I can screw onto any tap that has a thread. If the tap already has a hozelock type tap – my connector will just click on. And finally if the tap has a smooth end – I kept the rubber fitting on the other end of the pipe....

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Breakaway cable replacement

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Technical | 1 comment

Breakaway cable replacement

Having an intact, undamaged breakaway cable is a legal requirement in the UK. If you demonstrate to the authorities that your cable is in less than tip-top condition you might be liable for a fine and points on your license. Changing a breakaway cable is neither hard nor does it take long to do. So here are some simple instructions on how to swap over your cable.   There are many replacement breakaway cables on the market and as I have found with varying methods on how to attach them to your caravan. Lets go through the differences before we attach the new cable.   Ring end. Very...

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