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      Please note that the forum is still upgrading will be for most of the night I think,therefore you may find it slow at times, looking different etc etc. This will straighten out (he hopes) as the upgrade continues. One of the big changes is that usernames and display names will change.   At the moment you can have a username and display name for example you can have a username of joeblogsy and a display name of Joe Blogs.   After the upgrade we will only have usernames.   For some this won't make any difference at all but there are a fair few of you that have different display names., many of which I have changed for people for various reasons.   If, after the upgrade you notice your forum name isn't right please just send me a PM with your desired username.   You may also find you have been logged out, if this happens and you cannot remember your original forum details, please email me at mark@touringandtenting or open a support ticket by

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  1. MONTYSA added a post in a topic NEW CARAVAN   

    Hi Gary
    Does your van have the new flush fitting entrance door if so do the corners of the rubber seals get caught hinge side only had Van 5 days and top corner has small split in it already. 
    Don't think new van will last as good as my 2001 Conqueror 630LUX 
    Happy Caravanning Monty 



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  2. MONTYSA added a post in a topic NEW CARAVAN   

    Only problem  Hot air outlet burns my leg were I sit in Van by the time it gets to back toilet/shower room air has called down, think pipe goes under van to back will lock when get home and lag it some more.
    Happy Caravanning Monty 
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  3. Surfer added a post in a topic NEW CARAVAN   

    Our ALDE heats the water and the does the heating at the same time.  The only time the water heating is prioritised is if you use the boost function.
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  4. samd added a post in a topic NEW CARAVAN   

    Just for others reading this, I think it is only if you put the system onto heating the water at the higher than normal temperature that it takes priority over the central heating.  Normal water heating takes place alongside the central heating - at least that's how mine works.
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  5. MONTYSA added a post in a topic NEW CARAVAN   

    Hi
    Well sitting in new van at Wagtail country park near Grantham. Pick it up Wednesday was worried about heating but been getting to hot so should do.
    Been trying to get use to Electronics.
    Happy Caravanning
    Monty
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  6. MONTYSA added a post in a topic MOTOR HOME GOING   

    Motor Home sold.
    Happy Caravanning
    Monty
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  7. Ocsid added a post in a topic Elddis new owners,again!   

    Would that be possible ?????
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  8. ianb added a post in a topic 2018 nights away   

     
    Another 4 to add please.
     
    Running the East Centre Vintage Rally at Selkirk.
     
    Our total for 2018 - 189.
     
    Ian
     
     
     
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  9. Green Squirrel added a post in a topic Elddis new owners,again!   

    Perhaps as Swift are now the importers for Airstream -- Thor will take over Swift?
     
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  10. Disco2003 added a post in a topic 2018 nights away   

    Eleven more for us please Sonja.
    2 at the Bailey Owners Club Works Rally
    One at Wire Piddle CL
    Eight at Bearstead C&MC Site

    Thanks  Dave
    Total so far 112 nights
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  11. Pitters added a post in a topic Welcome Pitters   

    Thanks for adding me to this site.
     
    i have a problem with my Thetford N3000 fridge freezer which is under 2 years old.
    it does not work on gas even though there is a good supply and the cooker rings work.
    it does not work on EHU even though the mains electrics in habitation area work.
    door seals are good and doors close fully.
    External vents winter covers are off.
    habitation area is nice and cool.
    frozen food defrosts and ice cubes do not form
    there is no ice on cooling fins which are ambient temperature
    There are no faults illuminated and temperature setting is 3/5
     
    will check it  on ACsupply when driving later today.
     
    any advice or suggestions appreciated. Cheers.
     
     
     
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  12. Green Squirrel added a post in a topic Elddis new owners,again!   

    As I understand it Airstreams are once again arriving here in the UK complete.
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  13. markf added a topic in Say hello to members   

    Welcome Pitters
    Hello Pitters,
    Welcome to Touring and Tenting. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
    Pitters joined on the 09/19/2018.
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  14. Surfer added a post in a topic Elddis new owners,again!   

    Never heard of them. I suppose quality is going to take a further nose dive now that Americans are involved?
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  15. rslsys added a post in a topic Elddis new owners,again!   

    With a portfolio like that, makes you wonder why they are letting Swift fit out Airstream shells for the UK market . . 
     
    Cheers
    Keith
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  16. samd added a post in a topic Elddis new owners,again!   

    Kitchens Inc??
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  17. Green Squirrel added a post in a topic Elddis new owners,again!   

    Who isn't in their collection?
     
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  18. shipbroker added a topic in Touring and Tenting   

    Elddis new owners,again!
    Hymer have been bought for a lot of brass by the Worlds largest RV / Trailer manufacturer Thor Inc...
    Their portfolio is huge and includes the following:-
    AirstreamBison Coach, horse trailers with living quartersBreckenridgeCrossRoads RVCruiser RV (CRV)DRVDutchmen RVEntegraHeartland RVHighland RidgeJaycoKeystone RVKZ RV,  acquired by Thor in 2014.Livin Lite RV,acquired by Thor in 2013. KZ took over management in March 2016.Redwood RVStarcraft RVThor Motor Coach (combined Four Winds International and Damon Motor Coach)Venture RVgeoff
     
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  19. Gorillademo added an answer to a question X7 Zig unit not charging the leisure battery... NEW...   

    Thanks Ian, will check.
     
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  20. ianb added an answer to a question X7 Zig unit not charging the leisure battery... NEW...   

    The first thing to check is the actual charging unit plugged into the mains. They normally have a lead with a three pin socket, like a kettle lead, going into the back and a 13amp plug on the other end, worth checking they are both fully home.
    After that it is a matter of getting inside the unit.
    You could use a separate charger for the time being.
    Ian
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  21. Gorillademo added a question in Workshop   

    X7 Zig unit not charging the leisure battery... NEW...
    HI Guys & Girls
    Just read a lot about the X7 Zig unit and compatible replacements.
    As an Ex-RAF vehicle technician, knowledge and confidence is high, so will attempt to diagnose and repair, rather than replace.
    Only had the van a couple of months and still getting to grips with all the on-board items. I have 'some' paperwork regarding the X7 but... The paperwork shows the unit having 3 needle meters, whereas mine has only 1 (water tank level).  The vehicle is a 1996 Peugeot Boxer Auto-sleeper camper van and I am 'Wild Camping' with a Kipor generator as a last resort. I have a volt meter and have been doing some continuity checks and voltage readings. 
    THE PROBLEM: The leisure battery is only being charged by the vehicle alternator (14V) so, once arrived at my demolition site and park up for the week and use the 'blown air' heating system, the battery is being flattened within 2 days (I know the battery is suspect and does need changing) but I don't want to do that before finding out why it is not being charged by the generator or hook-up (I read the zig charger, under the bed compartment, next to oven) may have an internal fuse? Haven't removed it yet. When connected to the generator, I have power to the illuminated master switch (under the sink) and the RCD next to it, but the 'GREEN' charge on lamp on the Zig panel does not, as has never illuminated ( I was thinking it might just be that the lamp isn't working...  but the voltmeter doesn't change from 12.7V, even tried the 'water heater master switch in case they had been mislabelled). There are 6 internal fuses in the Zig panel (above the rear doors) and all have continuity, as does the 30 amp fuse next to the relays in the leisure battery compartment. The circuit diagram in the manual I have ( not sure if the manual is correct for the unit) shows connections that differ from the actual ones on the van (I will need to measure the output voltages, if any). Sorry it's a bit long winded, but in my experience, the fuller the information about the problem, the less to-ing and fro-ing is needed.
    Thanks in advance to all you camping enthusiasts.
    Kindest regards
    Rob.




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  22. markf added a topic in Say hello to members   

    Welcome Gorillademo
    Hello Gorillademo,
    Welcome to Touring and Tenting. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
    Gorillademo joined on the 09/14/2018.
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  23. shipbroker added a post in a topic MOTOR HOME GOING   

    Judging by conversations we have had with rallying friends there appears to be a good market for the lower priced m/h either as a substitute caravan or a 'foot in the water' try which you have done....I won't mention it to SWMBO as she wants one!
    geoff
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  24. MONTYSA added a topic in Touring and Tenting   

    MOTOR HOME GOING
    Hi
    Well tried a Motor home not for me just put up for sale, Miss not having car. I'm a Caravaner not a Motor homer.
    Selling for £9500 but if don't get around that will keep it for days out.
    Happy Caravanning
    Monty
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  25. Surfer added a post in a topic Tent and Awning Security   

    Did the survey but then it asks for my email address so bombed it as don't want my email address sold on etc. 
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