Monday, 2 May 2011

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Water smell! Shureflow Pump Caravan

The caravan water system has been putting a smell into the water, I have sterilized the system with Milton but the smell soon returns.

I have had a good look over the pipe work and have hound a small particle filter on the inlet to the Sure Flow pump. In previous vans I have had a carbon filter as well (Carver pump) but no inline carbon filters on this system.

I have removed the particle filter and found small pieces of debris which has been sucked in over the years.  The filter separates easily into two parts so it can be cleaned.
The filter has now been cleaned and sterilized and smells very clean, hopefully the smell will now go. 

Monday, 18 April 2011

The first trip of the Year

Just been to Crackmore Farm near Sherbourne a Caravan Club Certified Location. We needed a quiet weekend away from distractions of phone and the internet.

The site was nice and level with electric, Water and some where to tip the loo.

The site was handy for the town of historic town Sherbourne, with Sherbourne Abbey and Castles

A working Dairy Farm which was a hive of activity, the site is well maintained. There was plenty of space even when the 6th unit appeared on the site.

The website for this site mentions a Farm shop but didn’t find it.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Another Season

Have just been getting the van ready, my major task is to make sure all systems work, the pipes are clean and the lights work.

I always seem to have a problem with the "O" ring washer on the cascade 2 Water heater drain plug. The plug seems to seal with two rings just fine. I am starting to think that the drain plugs left by a previous owner are for a different version of heater.

The flap moves freely on the Thetford toilet, and I have given the rubber a light spray of the rubber lubricant to make sure it does not stick.

I have just had a bit of a clear out to get rid of the things that made their way into the van last season.

I have a test socket which I can check all the Van lights with prior to connecting to the car. Just ned a dust and a hover now and we should be ready. The tyres look fine, new last year,  but will need their presure to be checked. When I picked the van up from a previous owner prior to 90 mile journey home they looked fine until I removed them for a good look over. There were patches of rubber missing and they were down to the fabric.