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Forum: Tow Cars 30th July 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 5,256
Posted By harrym1byt
Mine uses a dedicated BMW relay system, which...

Mine uses a dedicated BMW relay system, which monitors all trailer lighting for faults. There is no bleeping, no flashing light, it simply notices when a trailer is plugged in and notifies any issues...
Forum: The Plough 4th June 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By harrym1byt
Mine too, but it was in flexy pipe I use from the...

Mine too, but it was in flexy pipe I use from the outlet on the caravan, to lead grey waste to the hedge bottom. It avoids using a container where the site owner allow or encourage this.



Its...
Forum: The Plough 3rd June 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By harrym1byt
Blocked drain pipe

On site at the moment, using a long corrugated pipe for the grey waste, into the edge bottom. I use several sections of pipe, with joint. SWMBO complained that the shower wasn't draining and backing...
Forum: The Plough 23rd May 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 634
Posted By harrym1byt
BPLIght/ Macgas Light - Homebase

Homebase are now charging a whopping £41+ for the 10Kg refill of the BPlight Macgaslight bottles, so rather than just paying up I have done some research amongst suppliers..


Last year Homebase...
Forum: Caravanning Top Tips 15th May 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,747
Posted By harrym1byt
That is just down right weird and no doubt...

That is just down right weird and no doubt intended to be mildly offensive. No doubt your reply was due to the less than favourable responses you have had to your gadgets, but the responses were made...
Forum: The Plough 10th May 2018
Replies: 875
Views: 65,434
Posted By harrym1byt
I have never found such necessary - When I know I...

I have never found such necessary - When I know I am on my last trip of the season, I just open the drains and leave them open until I get home, then I close them. Most all the water will have found...
Forum: Eric's Caravanning General Q & A 7th May 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,450
Posted By harrym1byt
If it is accurate, it is to light. Check the...

If it is accurate, it is to light. Check the gauge on top of a pair of bathroom scales.

As said earlier my tow car can go upto 150Kg, my caravan upto 100Kg - mine tows very happily with 80Kg.
...
Forum: Eric's Caravanning General Q & A 7th May 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By harrym1byt
They work on the same principle as many of the...

They work on the same principle as many of the push-buttons used in flats, for stair lighting switches, to prevent the lights being left on. They are pneumatic. You push the button in which expels...
Forum: Eric's Caravanning General Q & A 7th May 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By harrym1byt
https://www.caravanaccessoryshop.co.uk/product/sho...

https://www.caravanaccessoryshop.co.uk/product/shower-friend/3380
Forum: Eric's Caravanning General Q & A 6th May 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,450
Posted By harrym1byt
Simply because, the noseweight depends on the...

Simply because, the noseweight depends on the hitch height and being on level ground. Have you never tried to lift a caravan's hitch up from the ground, when it has no jockey wheel installed?

The...
Forum: The Plough 5th May 2018
Replies: 875
Views: 65,434
Posted By harrym1byt
Sorted - front curtains

My earlier leak via the front window hinge seems to now be fixed, so this week I gave the van a good scrub down during the week.

Since I got this 'van, the front window curtains have given...
Forum: Eric's Caravanning General Q & A 5th May 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,450
Posted By harrym1byt
If the Milenco gauge is a spring type gauge, even...

If the Milenco gauge is a spring type gauge, even the height of the gauge itself will vary depending on the noseweight. Why they don't make them so they have an adjustable height, I just don't know. ...
Forum: Eric's Caravanning General Q & A 5th May 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,450
Posted By harrym1byt
It needs not only to be checked on level ground,...

It needs not only to be checked on level ground, but with the hitch at the height it would normally be when you are towing - to be accurate. The noseweight varies considerably, as the caravan is...
Forum: Eric's Caravanning General Q & A 5th May 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,450
Posted By harrym1byt
Likely you will still need a piece of wood, to...

Likely you will still need a piece of wood, to get the caravan hitch to the correct height, I certainly need one. Remember - weight transfers forward, the lower the hitch is and transfers back off...
Forum: Eric's Caravanning General Q & A 4th May 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,450
Posted By harrym1byt
I have a noseweight gauge, it is not very...

I have a noseweight gauge, it is not very accurate. The best way really is a set of known to be accurate bathroom scales, with a length of wood between hitch and scales. The wood needs to be just the...
Forum: Caravanning Top Tips 2nd May 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,747
Posted By harrym1byt
I am certainly not doubting that both version do...

I am certainly not doubting that both version do what it is suggested they do, its just that they could be made much more useful in my opinion.

I would be interested in the details of '...the...
Forum: Caravanning Top Tips 2nd May 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,747
Posted By harrym1byt
Plumbing?? Cutting into a plastic pipe to...

Plumbing??

Cutting into a plastic pipe to insert a push fit flow sensor, I think not? It would take no longer and no more difficult to do, than attaching your more expensive device to the tank...
Forum: Caravanning Top Tips 2nd May 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,747
Posted By harrym1byt
Exactly my own thoughts. The cheaper device you...

Exactly my own thoughts. The cheaper device you have to go out and check the barrel anyway, just as easy to give it a kick instead. The more expensive device just tells you you are almost out of...
Forum: Caravanning Top Tips 2nd May 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,747
Posted By harrym1byt
Apologies for the apparent multiple replies...

Apologies for the apparent multiple replies earlier, I did what I usually do - post a reply then later edit it to revise it - instead the site just posted my revisions of my original :jumping:
...
Forum: Caravanning Top Tips 1st May 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2,747
Posted By harrym1byt
Both seem a faff to set up, use and only the...

Both seem a faff to set up, use and only the Aqualert seems to actually positively warn you or give a constant measure of the actual amount left. Nice and simple would be a float, with a marked rod...
Forum: Eric's Caravanning General Q & A 30th April 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 2,450
Posted By harrym1byt
You could begin with the manufacturers unladen...

You could begin with the manufacturers unladen weight of your van and find out what exactly that includes. Then weigh on some bathroom scales, the individual items you intend taking along.

Many...
Forum: The Plough 25th April 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By harrym1byt
Yes, still completely dry thanks - but it has...

Yes, still completely dry thanks - but it has only been tested with a hose, then yesterday's persistent, though light rain. More rain due today to test it some more.

I'm still a bit nervous,...
Forum: The Plough 24th April 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,034
Posted By harrym1byt
Nothing but a few spits of rain and a hosepipe to...

Nothing but a few spits of rain and a hosepipe to test it, until today. Today it began a steady drizzle which has continued for the rest of the day and having checked it three times, so far it has...
Forum: The Plough 17th April 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By harrym1byt
That is too expensive. I also avoid using sites...

That is too expensive. I also avoid using sites where they charge extra for this, extra for that. Many sites charge just as much a they can get away with charging, providing as few facilities as they...
Forum: The Plough 17th April 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 625
Posted By harrym1byt
WANTED - CH Actuator Sunvic SDM1901

I hope this is allowed, a wanted?.... I am on the scrounge please!

A couple of weeks ago I decided to replace my boiler at home, my ten year old fairly modern one had suffered another failure. I...
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