Monday, 27 March 2017

York Beechwood Grange

Returned from four nights at York Beechwood Grange Caravan and Motorhome Club site

Been here many times before so I won't dwell on it apart from to say that one hundred and twenty trees have been felled around the site so it is now much more open than it was previously.

On our way there it bucketed it down with rain so the van was filthy on our arrival.When the rain stopped I simply wiped it down with a microfibre towel and it was gleaming again,Paintseal really works and makes the exterior much easier to keep clean and no I am not in the pay of Paintseal in any shape size or form.

The only problem we suffered on this our first trip of the new season was that the water pump took its bat home and refused to work.

Did the "man" thing and took it apart to fix it but to no avail.Luckily we carry a spare so this was brought into play,then it was down to Ebor Leisure next day to replace the spare ( that place ain't cheap ),otherwise things were problem free.

By the way the idea of sticking a medicine pot over the Al-Ko ATC light to keep water out didn't last,it had vanished by the time we arrived,back to the drawing board for that one I think.

We erected our new Isabella Magnum 250 Coal awning for the first time and appreciated the increase in space

The Alde heating was superb as the nights were a touch on the nippy side.

Judging by the number of new and nearly new vans and motorhomes on site,the UK caravan and motorhome  industry must be in the rudest of rude health.

I can now appreciate why the Caravan Club changed its name to the Caravan and Motorhome Club as it wasn't quite fifty:fifty with motorhomes versus caravans but it was heading that way.

They appear to be coming very popular,some big uns' as well.


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

That Awning Again,

The Isabella Magnum and Futur Annex are still cluttering up the garage so a further reduction is called for.

£400 for the awning and £150 for the annex ( the annex has an inner tent and a Bolon carpet ).

If bought together £500 for the pair.

Buyer collects.

Both described in an earlier post.


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Damp !!

I thought that might draw some attention.

No not us ( wood where is the wood ),on Caravan Talk there have been one or two posts regarding damp in Unicorn 3's on second and third services:-

Caravan Talk U3 Damp

This seems to major around the off side rear corner and it has been suggested that it could be caused by condensation on the Alde pipework under the laundry bag in the wardrobe rather than water ingress.

Whether it is or not is anybodies guess but it might be an idea to keep an eye on things in this area.

I checked ours today and all seems OK but I don't have a damp meter so it was visual only.

£20K plus for a caravan and we are still checking for leaks,you couldn't make it up.


Friday, 10 March 2017

A Couple of Improvements

Whilst browsing the Unicorn 3 range at a dealers this afternoon I noticed a couple of improvements that Bailey have made for 2017.

The first is that the entrance door surround and hinges are no longer metal but a white plastic.

The second is that the wet locker doors now have protection over them instead of being flush to the sides to stop rain running/dripping in.

As for the second I am going to investigate some of this :

Fiamma Drip Stop Mini Gutter

Will keep you updated if  I proceed.

Don't have a problem with leaks but if the door is opened when it has been raining water tends to drip inside.


Friday, 3 March 2017

Thetford Cassette Cleaner

Whilst browsing the Bailey Direct site for something else to waste my money on I came across Thetford Cassette Cleaner.

No this isn't for dusting off your old Peters & Lee audio cassettes but for giving your khazi the once over.

Now cleaning the inside of the bog is not something I have given a great deal of thought to but at about £7 or so per litre at 300mls a treatment it wasn't going to break the bank.

It is easy to do and I must admit as far as I can tell by peering through the hole it does appear cleaner and fresher considering what has been through it.

Thetford Cassette Cleaner

So if you have nothing to do one afternoon you could do worse than turn your attention to the inside of your toilet.

Your bowels will thank you for it.