Post by atefooterz on Mar 19, 2017 23:55:46 GMT 10
I have moved after a few bonus months on a plot, sadly health & weather stopped much of what i had hoped to do.. but the trade off is still being around so with a relocation back to a carapark spot on a slope i can at least access the front underside easily.
Welcome aboard. My experience with 12 volt and early caravans has been the earth wire not connecting properly. Dirty connections due to road use and age. We often have trouble with the 12 volt on our collectible.. You need to check your source first, the car, to make sure you are getting 12v power from it and the earth is connected correctly.
Check out your plugs car connect to caravan first. Plug Wiring Diagram
12volt in a 70s+ fridge is only ever going to be 'OK' when your on the move and wanting your fridge to maintain its temperature. Its very unlikely it will get a fridge to cool from off...
So if it ever stops deluging i will swin in the mud under & grab a pic to show what 40+ years & no one bothering with 12 for at least 20+ years looks like: Seller could not remember if 12v was ever used by the family & i doubt when being a site hire van from new, 12v was an issue.
I will get around to checking the above power issues. I have been in a very bad way after Easter, lost most of June then ended up in hospital for a week, just starting to get mobile in short bursts again.
From Brent`s Vincent thread...
This ( Vincent) thread has a few Caravans Plus mentions & i almost think we need a thread of how good they are to deal with. Like most sceptics you read gushing reviews etc, so it makes it a hard bar to live up to but... a must use company for all the right reasons!
I recently wondered what EOFS specials Caravans Plus may have, scored windows, stands, bibs n bobs hatch & solar vent, for my new build. Excellent service & ended up getting upgrading to a swish large double glazed Seitz window with the savings, for the rear bed pod.
Luckily the trusty classic Franklin has been well behaved and relativly warm in the almost zero at times winter. When just caretaking a classic & not doing the full re build it is important to get the right things done first, in case of any life changing delays for the wish/ tick list of things to potter around doing!
Post by atefooterz on Jul 20, 2017 13:53:52 GMT 10
Thanks, thinking stronger, all the hardware is taking shape faster than the assembly! Hopefully next week can get the donor chassis upgraded from 4 stud mini wheels to 14" wheels & wider axle ( 7foot track ) currently 5 & 1/2 feet so invisible behing tugs!
Due to ongoing & got worse respiratory issue not much progress. just donor chassis stored 140klm away to really slow progress haha!
Pics show little green earthcables of 16mm & black 330 cables ( bigger than 300 square as overseas speck, to screw with easy to get things here) with lugs that required a hydraulic press to squeeze. floor tiles & 600 x 600 rack are your scale.
Last Edit: Mar 18, 2018 16:35:50 GMT 10 by atefooterz
Good to hear folks, i was bumping to a possible buyer for mine then meant to upload a few more pics, from over the last few years. Looking forwards to warmer weather! Lifestyle change sounds interesting.