jonparker

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About jonparker

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  • My outfit Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTi + Bailey Ranger 2002
  • County/Town Norwich
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  1. jonparker added an answer to a question Bit of rotten floor, how to fix?   

    OP here. Forgot about this!
    Ended up getting rid of what I could with a wire brush and then filling it with P40 car body filler. Still solid and the rot hasn't come back.
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  2. jonparker added a question in Workshop   

    Bit of rotten floor, how to fix?
    Taken from the underside of my 2002 Ranger. I'm thinking I need to somehow cut out the rotten bit and get some new ply in there? Where to begin? Help!




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  3. jonparker added an answer to a question Fitting motor mover, what are these bits for?   

    Thanks for those, having read your replies I now recall the chap I bought it off telling me that one went either side, which is handy because that's where I've installed them.

    Finished the job today, was much easier than I expected. Also chuffed to find some pre-drilled holes in my battery box for the isolator and the red and black heavy gauge 12v cabling. I rather suspect that my van may have had a mover on it in a previous life!

    The grin on my face as I tried it out and moved my van 1 foot forwards then 1 foot backwards! Hehe!

    Thanks again.

    And Rune Caster - I had already visited that page but the mover I have didn't match exactly any of those manuals.
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  4. jonparker added a question in Workshop   

    Fitting motor mover, what are these bits for?
    I'm fitting a truma motor mover which I've acquired sans manual. I've pretty much done everything but I can't for the life of me remember what seller said these bits were for. I do recall it was something to do with stopping the motor from moving when actuated, and there are two with thicker gaps and two with thinner gaps.

    Help!

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  5. jonparker added a question in Workshop   

    IDM alarm system
    Hello forum,

    Just acquired a new van and it has an alarm system in it. It appears to be an IDM 400. Picture attached.


    Old battery was bulging so replaced with a new one. So far so good.

    I want to charge the battery without having to take it out. There are some leads for charging but I don't know which is which. I suspect the system comes with a special plug or similar to charge it up but I don't have that plug. I'm sure it's just a question of figuring out which lead to put 12v+ and 12v- onto.


    Can anyone assist? I have emailed the manufacturer but they haven't replied (thanks).

    Regards
    Jon




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  6. jonparker added a question in Workshop   

    Interior light bulbs - same as car bulbs?


    2002 Bailey Ranger. One internal spotlight not work. Pulled the bulb and it looks like a standard automotive bulb 12v. Is it as simple as that? Never had to replace a bulb before in my van.
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  7. jonparker added an answer to a question 12v electrics in Bailey Ranger 2002   

    Okay, stand down. Found a "master" switch near the door which controls lights and radio! Why don't they put that in the bloody manual! Grrrrr!
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  8. jonparker added a question in Workshop   

    12v electrics in Bailey Ranger 2002
    Morning all,

    Picked up a new unit yesterday, supposed to be going away tomorrow.

    Got her home yesterday and plugged in the 230v cable. Got mains lighting and the fridge working on 230v, no problem. Inside the van is a voltmeter and 12v master switch. Turned those on - nothing.

    Put my voltmeter accross the leisure battery, 5.4v eek! So I guess that's screwed. Will try to charge it later but for now I've got a car battery on which is registering 12.5 volts.

    With the car battery on, 12v master switch now comes on (indicated by LED) and the caravan voltmeter shows 12.5 or thereabouts. Still nothing doing on any of the 12v appliances :-(

    RCDs are all in the ON position and I have tested and reset them.

    Under the seat is a fuse board. All of the fuses have 12.5v going through them, so the power from the battery IS reaching the fuseboard but still nothing works!

    HAYLP!
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  9. jonparker added an answer to a question Abi Award Globestar 1995 - how does the shower work   

    Didn't work :-( Water comes from the taps as normal, even with the sink up. :-(
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  10. jonparker added an answer to a question Abi Award Globestar 1995 - how does the shower work   


    Sink away - that could be it! Will try that next time the old shed is taken out for a drag! Thanks!
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  11. jonparker added an answer to a question Abi Award Globestar 1995 - how does the shower work   

    Thanks for your replies folks, I've been away in the caravan hence no reply.

    1. The kitchen taps work fine.
    2. The bathroom taps work fine.
    3. The shower head is on the end of a long pipe which dissappears down beside the thetford cassette. This looks like it's factory fitted rather than retro fit.
    4. The shower head appears to be entirely separate from the bathroom taps, and the bathroom taps do not "pull out".

    Regards
    Jon
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  12. jonparker added a question in Workshop   

    Abi Award Globestar 1995 - how does the shower work
    We have the above van and it has a shower, but the instruction manual doesn't say how to operate it. There is no obvious switch or levers to push/pull.

    Thanks in advance
    Jon
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  13. jonparker added an answer to a question 1995 Conway Cruiser folding camper - canvas - proper cotton or synthet   

    Thanks for that. I'm pretty sure I know it's cotton deep down, but just wanted some reassurance!
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  14. jonparker added a question in Workshop   

    1995 Conway Cruiser folding camper - canvas - proper cotton or synthet
    Apparently it makes a difference what material my canvas is as to which waterproofing paint I get.

    I'm inclined to suggest that the canvas is proper cotton as it certainly feels like it.

    Anyone care to endorse or shoot down my suggestion before I part with money?

    Thanks
    Jon
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  15. jonparker added an answer to a question 12S electrics - ignition switched relay for fridge feed?   

    Thanks for the replies folks.
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