Posts Tagged "Maintenance"

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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Too cold to camp ?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 0 comments

Too cold to camp ?

The first trip of 2015. and we are spending a cold January away in the Forest of Dean. Based in Bracelands its an incredible -6 degrees outside. and we are all toasty warm. So what precautions have we taken to ensure a trouble free get away ? In actual fact we have done very little, but some preparation before and after the trip is essential. The biggest issue is the water supply to the van. Pretty much everything else has operated exactly as it does when we are out in warmer weather. but do take these precautions when When not in use. Ensure the water tank (if you have one) is empty. Frozen...

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Cleaning again !

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Featured, Technical | 0 comments

Cleaning again !

Some say that spring cleaning happens about once a year. I can confirm that owning a caravan, the annual spring clean is intact a lie. Cleaning happens everytime we go away. We clean before we pack the caravan, we clean after the caravan is packed, we clean when we arrive and of course we clean when we return. In fact the only time we don’t clean – is when we are on holiday. But then having teenager – we end up tidying and wiping down the surfaces to remove the “teenage” trail of destruction. So here are some quick tips that we have picked up along the way. 2...

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