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UK Caravanning (uk.rec.caravanning) A forum for the discussion of caravanning undertaken by residents of the United Kingdom, whether in the UK or abroad. It encourages the interchange of views on the merits of models of caravan, makes of tow car, accessories, caravan sites, caravan clubs, and other related topics. The term caravan is to include trailer vans, motor caravans and trailer tents.

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Caravan battery charge whilst towing by mir60899
Hello to everyone out there, Just came across a bit of an oddity on our 2006 Elddis Knightsbridge (Avante clone) which we purchased earlier this year. We have used it quite a bit over the time we have had it but never realised until yesterday that the on board battery is not recharged whilst towing. The thing that gave the game away was using the motor mover to put the van on the hitch at our...
October 19th 21 04:54 PM
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July 22nd 21 01:50 AM
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Propex heater fault by HN
Hi Guys Is there anyone here who's familiar with the electrical side of the older Propex 1.6kW heater? Reason I ask, is 'cos an old one of these has come my way, and which I would like to get working properly and use. Symptoms at the moment:-
April 3rd 20 08:45 PM
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Carver Fanmaster by Allan Denham
The fan has stopped running on my Fanmaster. The lights on the heat controller blink yellow but do not stay steady as they should. Has anyone any clues?
July 9th 19 03:04 PM
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Wondering if anyone can help me ! by Callum
Hi all, I have a couple of things I need answered if possible. 1. I have a Ford Focus 2012 1.6 Diesel Zetec S (What would be the most I could tow) 2. My driveway is not the biggest, from house to pathway is 22feet so I would need to know the best to go for with that in mind. But I can fit my car along side a caravan when I get one so I will have the full 22ft to use.
July 14th 18 02:54 PM
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Foam filled jockey wheels? by Harry Bloomfield[_2_]
I am being driven nuts by pnuematic jockey wheels going flat and wonder if anyone has tried the foam filled type as an alternative? The one I am looking at, has a similar sized tyre to my pnuematic one, but has a plastic centre/ hub with roller bearings. Are the plastic ones strong enough?
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May 3rd 18 12:39 PM
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single dad by robbo1970
Hi my names Craig I currently own a caravan which is situated on a site on the Lincolnshire/Nottingham border going there alone isn't very pleasant and does get a bit lonely so if there are any single mums looking for a single dad to enjoy some caravanning experiences then please don't be afraid do get in touch you can contact me on 07706743726 or send a text or contact me @...
February 15th 18 01:12 PM
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Caravan Storage - Mosel Valley - Germany by Jack[_2_]
Hi All, Have a large dry barn, with power, right next to my farmhouse home, to securely and safely store caravans/motorhomes. Approx 10km from the beautiful Mosel river valley, English couple. Email if interested. Jack
November 23rd 17 05:52 PM
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To Greece and back by mikal
3 yrs ago we spent 5 months pulling our caravan down to Gib and up n over france to mid Italy and back via venice/Salz/Munich. But missed the Balkans. Next spring 2018, we intend to zip down to Croatia and then along the coast to SW Greece for some mid/late april sunshine b4 heading up to the NE of Greece, due north thru Bulg...Rom and up to Berlin and back. ANY advice pass it on. We will take...
November 7th 17 09:56 PM
by Keith Keith Go to last post
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Bedford CF gearbox change ? by [email protected]
On Saturday, January 16, 1999 at 8:00:00 AM UTC, Niall wrote: On Fri, 15 Jan 1999 19:49:54 -0800, "John Jenner" wrote: I have a CF camper with the 2.3 petrol engine and overdrive gearbox the whole camper is yours for £1000 call/text me 07860212408 Hi I think I have read somewhere that it is possible to fit a 5 speed box on the petrol 2.3lt Bedford CF... ...
October 24th 17 07:51 PM
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M6 Toll - charges for disabled drivers by Al Stevenson
Further to an earlier thread I have been on to the toll company who said:: "I can confirm that you are able to tow a caravan with your car and use your mobility exemption pass providing all of the details are correct i.e., you are using the correct car and the person to whom the mobility exemption pass relates to is in the vehicle." So disabled drivers, once registered for the M6 toll, will...
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September 25th 17 06:03 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Water Pump Problems by Mrtheduke
Hi, We just had our first outing in our 2004 lunar quasar (our first caravan) that we recently bought. Got on site to discover that the water pump didn't work. I initially switched the pump electrics on before connecting the pump and the pump running light illuminated even though it wasn't attached. I then switched it off and connected the submersed pump switched it back on, opened the kitchen...
August 8th 17 03:36 PM
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WiFi on French campsites by Keith Keith
Just returned from (almost) four weeks touring Nord pas de Calais to Brittany, nine different Camping Card affiliated sites all of which had free WiFi and only two restricted to a hotspot near the reception/restaurant/shop area. CAMC and C&CC please take note if you monitor this Newsgroup. Keith
July 30th 17 06:10 PM
by Keith Keith Go to last post
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2004 Lunar Quasar Bunk Beds by Mrtheduke
Hi, We've just got a Lunar Quasar 524 2004 (It's our first caravan). Hoping someone can help me out with some info on the bunk beds please. I was able to convert the dinette into the bunk beds, but just wondering if there are supposed to be some kind of side guards fo the top bunk to stop you rolling out? There are some white metal rail things in a cupboard that look like they might be for that,...
July 21st 17 08:50 PM
by Mrtheduke Go to last post
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2017 Buccaneer Problems, by Dappa
Just seen this interesting video on youtube about a chap with problems with a 2017 Buccaneer Galera.. bit worrying with the price tag they carry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yz0Q0skJEU&t=5s
June 15th 17 12:47 PM
by bert Go to last post
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Creighton Binns folding camper by [email protected]
On Thursday, August 15, 2002 9:27:50 PM UTC+1, kin®sole wrote: Hi Has anyone ever heard of a Comfort by Creighton Binns Development Ltd. They are(where) base at Ickornshaw Mill,Cowling,nr Keighley,West Yorks. I have just bought one of these and wondered if I could find a bit more about it. I tried a "google" but with no joy. I believe that the company change its name. TIA for any...
May 16th 17 07:36 PM
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CaravanGuard by bert
Anyone still in here used Carvanguard insurance? Seem competitive. -- Bert
May 7th 17 08:11 PM
by bert Go to last post
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Warranty - who is meant to protect by [email protected]
I want to raise the issue of warranty because as far as I can see it appears a very tortuous and biased system. Tortuous because everything has to go back to the manufacturer and sometimes takes weeks to resolve and biased because they have the last say on whether an item is covered under warranty or not. I have a Coachman Vision and in March when I came to change the battery out, to keep the...
April 27th 17 03:50 PM
by Harry Stottle[_5_] Go to last post
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Advice on Avondale Caravan Door Seal by Sam
Has anyone had found a supplier of the door seal on the 2007 Avondale 380/2 Dart caravan? The door is unusual as the inside edge has a curve which pushes into the seal as the door closes. This is unlike most doors that have a flat surface that pushes onto the seal. I've found that the Lunar Zenith 5 GTS caravan of the same year has an identical door.
April 1st 17 08:11 PM
by bert Go to last post
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Banner charger instructions needed by Peter Clarke
I've just bought a Land Rover and in the back was a battery charger, a Banner Accugard-Car 1800. Does anyone have instructions for this which they can scan and put on the forum? I think it is the type of charger which you can leave on all the time, ie, over the winter period, but I would like confirmation. Thanks.
March 28th 17 06:07 PM
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