Sunday, 31 October 2010

Electrical connector

I thought that you might like to see an electrical connector that I removed from a caravan this weekend. I took a call from a couple on a local campsite that could smell burning. This is what I discovered underneath the battery box. I really think that it must have been close to catching fire - a real worry.
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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Make that four.

Charger for car batteries 12V/8AImage via WikipediaI'm now on four chargers/power supplies in a week, what on earth is going on??? I keep a spare charger in stock that can be used as a temporary repair for people on site whilst either I or their local engineer locates the right parts. I've been out to buy another spare one today.
I don't think I have changed more than a couple all year until this week.
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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Battery Chargers

Old Battery ChargerImage by kiwinz via Flickr
Three days and three call outs to failed battery chargers. I have never had this number of call outs for the same thing so close together. I carry a temporary charger that I can connect whilst we order new parts or until the customer gets home. This week I needed more than one!!!

Its interesting just how many call outs I am getting. We have had half term spread over a few weeks so the camp sites around Derbyshire have been very busy. I guess the number of people and the cold weather means there is a lot of electrical equipment being used and putting strain on the caravan battery chargers.
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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Thank you Paul

A small camper car Austrian tourists at the Ka...Image via WikipediaI want to say thank you to a colleague of mine who pointed out that my blog was carrying adverts for some dubious services. I hope that I have managed to remove the offending material and return the blog to caravans and motorhomes which is what its supposed to be about.
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Saturday, 23 October 2010

Christmas is coming.

Christmas is well and truly on its way. So what do  you buy the caravaner or motorhomer that has everything? There are some good gifts in my shop which you can find at my website.
I would suggest the following -
 Any other suggestions would be warmly welcomed.
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Monday, 18 October 2010

Winter arrives in Derbyshire.

Unofficial flag of Derbyshire. Image created b...Image via Wikipedia
Well we have had our first frost of the year. On Sunday 17th October 2010 I had to scrape the car before heading for the NEC in Birmingham. So its official - winter has arrived in Derbyshire.
With the low temperatures you really need to think about getting your caravan and motorhome ready for winter. You should drain the water system, empty your boiler, leave the taps open, open the cupboards to prevent condensation and if you can leave a small oil filled radiator running then do so.
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Monday, 11 October 2010


I have been running my blog for sometime now and its frustrating how few people comment. Those people that have commented tend to want advice or prices. It would be much better if you left the blog for general comments and if you have technical or business questions to send me an e-mail. All of my contact information can be found at my web site.
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Saturday, 9 October 2010

International Caravan & Motorhome Show Birmingham

Its time for the Autumn International Caravan and Motorhome Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Once again the Mobile Caravan Engineers Association (MCEA) will be exhibiting at the NEC from the 12th to the 17th October 2010. I will be working on the MCEA stand on the 16th and 17th and would leave to see as many of you as possible. Look out for me and say hello and let me know that you read about the show on my blog. So if your interested in the MCEA and our servicing come along and see us in Birmingham.
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Saturday, 2 October 2010


az monsoon cloudsImage via WikipediaIts been a terrible week in the Peak District. The rain has been monsoon like at times. I have had to cancel jobs and re-arrange to try and work around the downpours. I'm sorry for the customers that have to wait as it was just too dangerous to work at times.

I have just finished servicing a five year old caravan that had been serviced before. However it was clear that the previous servicing had not - how shall I say it - been very comprehensive. It was hard work but after two visits it has been completed and I am now happy with it. I hope that my customer was happy too.

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