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Old August 15th 03, 07:57 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
John Alcock
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i have just returned from three weeks in france with my new Bailey
caravan, disapointment is that word that comes to mind,not with France
but with the caravan , having had a Bailey caravan for some years we
decided to pension it of as it was a 1990 and buy new , oh how i regret
that decision, in the three weeks holiday the water pump failed, on
inspection it was due to heavy handedness in assembly , the electrics
failed twice cutting of the fridge ,water heater and all mains operation
, we had to replace nearly all the light bulbs over the three weeks
,when using the oven the heat transfer defrosted the fridge and the
cubards on the other side became so hot the cutlery burnt my fingers ,
doors on cupboards that wouldnt close or when closed wouldnt open,one
window fly screen wouldnt stay down and one burner on the hob wouldnt
light apart from that we had a great holiday.
i have always believed quality should come as standard not an optional
extra and the warranty period should be for the unforseen failure of a
component, not to put right shoddy workmanship
John


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Old August 15th 03, 11:03 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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the water pump failed, on inspection it was due to heavy handedness in

assembly


Please explain?

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Old August 17th 03, 10:02 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
John Alcock
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"Gareth Slee" wrote in message



the water pump failed, on inspection it was due to heavy handedness in

assembly


Please explain?

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the pump is externat and droppes into the water tub the hose is fastened
to the pump with a jubilee clip
whoever tightend the clip put it on so tight it cracked the spigot and
over the first few days with the vibration of the pump the
whole thing broke up and the small bits of plastic blocked the outlet
causing a very heavy current draw
luckily with no water coming from the tap i was watching the ammeter
john


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