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Old July 5th 04, 01:40 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Rambler
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can anyone suggest a reason for the grey socket to be over heating and
melting whilst connected to the car . vehicle 1995 discovery and the caravan
is a 2002 avondale rialto.


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Old July 5th 04, 04:28 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
bill lord
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On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 13:40:41 GMT, "Rambler"
wrote:

can anyone suggest a reason for the grey socket to be over heating and
melting whilst connected to the car . vehicle 1995 discovery and the caravan
is a 2002 avondale rialto.


Have a look at Tony Maris's web site
http://www.towitall.co.uk/default.htm this explains the lot. It's the
fridge taking a lot of power and heating up the pins of the socket. He
gives a solution and the solution works. I had the same problem but
after using his suggestion the plug runs cool.



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Old July 5th 04, 05:05 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Tony Maris
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Default melting grey socket

Thanks Bill for leading Malcolm to my website.

This problem has become so prevalent, the problem and its answer now has a
page of its own in my FAQ's. it is at
http://www.towitall.co.uk/faq/faq1.htm

We have been implementing these links now for approaching 4 years and not
had a single repeat instance of burn out. The really good news is, it costs
you nothing to do it!

Regards

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Tony M
Towbars & Trailers
Chesterfield
Specialists in Towing Equipment
NTTA Council Member
http://www.towitall.co.uk
QSA accredited for Towbars and Trailers



"bill lord" wrote in message
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On Mon, 05 Jul 2004 13:40:41 GMT, "Rambler"
wrote:

Have a look at Tony Maris's web site
http://www.towitall.co.uk/default.htm this explains the lot. It's the
fridge taking a lot of power and heating up the pins of the socket. He
gives a solution and the solution works. I had the same problem but
after using his suggestion the plug runs cool.



(remove the spam to reply)
I don't suffer from stress..................I'm just a carrier



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Old July 5th 04, 05:31 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
F1LBY
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"Rambler" wrote in message
. uk...
can anyone suggest a reason for the grey socket to be over heating and
melting whilst connected to the car . vehicle 1995 discovery and the

caravan
is a 2002 avondale rialto.


Also check that there is a good connection. A poor connection when passing
current will result in a heating effect. Think about passing 30 amps through
a 10 amp fuse - heat will occur!!

Good luck!

Phil B


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Old July 5th 04, 05:46 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Simon Hawthorne
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Default melting grey socket

On Mon, 5 Jul 2004 18:05:11 +0100, "Tony Maris"
wrote:

We have been implementing these links now for approaching 4 years and not
had a single repeat instance of burn out. The really good news is, it costs
you nothing to do it!



....and following on from Tony' comments to me - I did it last weekend
- really easy job!!

Regards, Simon
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Old July 5th 04, 06:55 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Paul
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Malcolm

Check the connections on the socket on the car, some pre-wired jobs do not
have good bare wire to metal contact on the pins, also check that the earth
wires are of the correct diameter and that they each have a good clean
grounding onto the car chassis.

Regards

Paul


"Rambler" wrote in message
. uk...
can anyone suggest a reason for the grey socket to be over heating and
melting whilst connected to the car . vehicle 1995 discovery and the

caravan
is a 2002 avondale rialto.


--
Malcolm Hart




 



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