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  1. kimosabi added an answer to a question Good old Utube   

    Hi Dillon...we had the exact same problem many years ago..The "pink stuff" does seem to clog the flush pump thru time..My solution is we never use the stuff,we just use ordinary pine disinfectant and we have never had a problem since..We have changed 'vans 3 times since then and have flushed out each flush tank with warm water and soda crystals 'till the water runs clear and all the wee black bits have gone..
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  2. kimosabi added an answer to a question 2016 Annual servicing   

    Here is the link for Thurrock Caravans..bit pricey if you ask me..Just saying.
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  3. kimosabi added a question in Workshop   

    Creased awning windows..
    Just bought a 2nd hand bradcot portico plus porch awning at a very good price..Only thing is the previous owner didn't pack it away very well and the plastic windows are badly creased in places..Does anyone know of a way to uncrease the creases..TIA
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  4. kimosabi added a post in a topic Towing problems help needed   

    Sound advice from the previous post ^^^^^^^^^^^

    Just a thought, do you have an original VW towbar on your car or an after market one or even a DIY one..I have came across the following once before,whereby the towball protruded much too far beyond the rear bumper,even a couple of inches will throw the max laden weight on the towball out by a few kilos and even might cause a see-sawing effect..Have you or the previous owner put a spacer or even a cycle carrier between the towbar and the towball..if this is the case try taking them out and see if it makes a difference..Just another thought,make sure you have a 50mm towball fitted.
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  5. kimosabi added an answer to a question 12 volt hairdrier.   

    Sorry for the late reply,been away on hols for 3 weeks...
    Thanks for all the replies and info..
    I am going to take bi6als advice and run a separate cable with an in-line fuse from the battery..
    We caravan with a 100 watt solar panel and manage to stay topped up always.,so if the hairdrier drains the battery too quickly its in the bin.
    Thanks again.
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  6. kimosabi added an answer to a question 12 volt hairdrier.   

    I should have said the 10 amp fuse is on the 'van fuseboard which is for the 2 pin 12 volt plug sockets..This fuse blew when the hairdrier was plugged in..I exchanged this fuse for a 20 amp and the hairdrier worked fine.I just think 20 amp is too much..As far as i can tell the 10 amp fuse only protects the 12 volt plug sockets.
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  7. kimosabi added a question in Workshop   

    12 volt hairdrier.
    The wife bought a 12 volt hairdrier yesterday,she plugged it into the 'van and blew the 10amp fuse..On looking at the packaging i discovered it runs on 220 watts and is 18.5 amps..i changed the fuse to 20 amps and the hairdrier seems to be working ok..I was wondering if 20 amp fuse is too much and is it likely to blow something/somewhere else....tia
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  8. kimosabi added a post in a topic M6 toll road   

    Thanks Geoff for the information.
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  9. kimosabi added a topic in Touring and Tenting   

    M6 toll road
    I am a Blue Badge holder and do not pay road tax..Does this exclude me from paying the toll charge on the M6 toll road..TIA...Dave
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  10. kimosabi added an answer to a question owners manual   

    Hi Wallace272..Welcome to T&T...Have you tried the Fleetwood Owners Club...worth a try.
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  11. kimosabi added an answer to a question Caravan spongey floor   

    Hope this helps Roders..


    do let us know how you got on with the repair.
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  12. kimosabi added a post in a topic Aldi caravan stuff in store TODAY   

    Apologies for jumping on this post..but "The Range" has a fair amount of caravanning & camping accessories too.
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  13. kimosabi added an answer to a question Battery box is so tight.   

    Most leisure batteries are around 225mm tall but it is possible to get shorter leisure batteries such as this one (188mm)and at a decent price.
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  14. kimosabi added an answer to a question Thetford Cassette C-200 CW vs Amateur   

    Jevis is your thetford toilet like this let us know so someone can help you.this is the c-200cw
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  15. kimosabi added an answer to a question Thetford Fridge N90EH   

    good luck in your search..
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  16. kimosabi added an answer to a question Thetford Fridge N90EH   

    Graham...saw this,may be what you are looking for..
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  17. kimosabi added a post in a topic SITE PRICES   

    Does your local Tesco not have a price promise,I'm sure mine does.
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  18. kimosabi added a post in a topic SITE PRICES   

    Because we can't afford the price of commercial sites etc we stopped using them about 5 years ago..We only caravan now on THS sites thru C&CC..The average price being £6 or £7 per night inc an awning and a pup tent if we take the grandkids..We have our solar panel and refillable propane gas bottle to keep the costs down.Luckily we are now both retired and can go caravanning whenever we wish,so far this season we have done about 55 nights away which has cost us around £300 not inc fuel.Would never dream now of paying £30 plus per night to any site owners just to stay in our own caravan..For those who have never stayed on a THS why not give it a try,you will not be disapointed..The £25 a night you will be saving allows you more cash to enjoy your holiday.
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  19. kimosabi added a topic in Touring and Tenting   

    Steady legs..
    Just got back from a THS and thought i would ask this question...On site the 'van in front of me was on a downward slope,the rear of the 'van was almost touching the ground..The front of the 'van was so well up at the front that the front steadies were straight up and nearly buckling inwards.(( looked unsafe to me )) I spoke to the guy about this as i thought that this was not a very good idea.His reply was that he nearly always did this on down-slopes and never had a problem with doing so..I was always under the impression that you always left an angle on your steadies for better stability...Just wondered about your views on this.
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  20. kimosabi added an answer to a question thetford cassette toilet flush button   

    Hi Maurice, we had a similar problem whereby the flush pump was blocked with all sorts of pink and black gunk.I stripped the pump out from the tank and was fortunate to get it turning again with a small screwdriver and some WD40 by turning the impellors.Then i fluhed the tank out about 6 times with warm water till it ran clear...Since then i have used nothing but pine disinfectant about 40p a litre from tescos.Never had a problem since then and the loo smells fresh after every flush..I have heard rumours about the "pink Stuff" clogging up loos since our problem.
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  21. kimosabi added a topic in Showroom   

    Vehicle: Honda CR-V 2.2 EX.ICTDI (2007)
    Name: Honda CR-V 2.2 EX.ICTDI (2007) Date Added: 29 May 2014 - 09:46 PM Owner: kimosabi Short Description: None Provided View Vehicle
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  22. kimosabi added a question in Workshop   

    Fanmaster slide controls...
    Just thought i would mention that there is now a new controller which takes the place of the slider controls for the Fanmaster 2000,4000,& 5500..There was nowt wrong with mine and just fancied upgrading the controller..I can now see at a glance what temp setting the heater is on as it has 11 temp settings..It is a direct replacement for the old style slider controller and is fitted in under 5 attached

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  23. kimosabi added an answer to a question Is it ok to have a gas bottle laying on its side.?   

    Many thanks for all your replies..You have just answered my question.I certainly won't be laying a gas bottle on its side..Thanks again.
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  24. kimosabi added a question in Workshop   

    Is it ok to have a gas bottle laying on its side.?
    As the above Questions Says,Is it ok to leave a gas bottle on its side whilst connected to a caravan..If not a good idea why not..

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  25. kimosabi added an answer to a question Carver 4000 Fanmaster Heater   

    Firstly i'd like to thank Gary from ARC Systems for all his technical knowhow and wisdom in getting my heater fixed.(a true gent).
    As already stated the heat sensor was indeed broken off at the gas valve.....even worse the two 240 volt heating elements were broken too.
    I sent the gas valve off to Gary who did a superb job repairing the heat sensor/gas valve, then eventualy found the heating elements on the web (they are now like hens teeth to find anywhere)..Then i fabricated the 5 mountings which hold the heater in place..Yesterday I put the heater back in the caravan and once i purged the gas system of air locks the fire lit up straight heater now works as it should and 'am well satisfied..Gary did say to me that this kind of damage could be caused by vibration due to the 'van wheels being out of balance.(over a length of time of course).So it was down to the local tyre fitters and had the wheels balanced,they were a mile out of balance...Thanks for the advice Gary..
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