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Sunday, 25 August 2013

A Bit of Fridge Advice.

Any one with the Thetford N112 fridge in their Orion ( or possibly other Thetford models as well ),be very  careful if you remove the white plastic retainers that sit on the edge of the shelf to stop things sliding off.

The clips at the ends break very easily and ( naturally ) you can't buy just the clips so you have to get the whole shooting match at about £4.50 or so.

When I sourced a replacement at the dealers they commented that they are always breaking and they have tried to order just the clips from Thetford but they won't play ball.

I e-mailed them with much the same request but never received a reply.


Thursday, 22 August 2013


Got a call from Phantom last evening to inform us that there was a "power down" on the caravan battery,in other words it was flat.

Strange as it had not occurred before.

Visited  storage this morning to swap the battery over to discover we had left the master switch on and the light on the voltmeter had flattened the battery.

Lesson learned,check the master switch before locking up.

At least Phantom were on the ball.


Thursday, 15 August 2013

Orion Replacement ???

Saw this on CT with regard to what will be on show by the various manufacturers at the NEC show :-

Bailey are bringing all their models with them including an all-new, low cost, light-weight, entry level range (yep, built with Alu-Tech) as well as two new Unicorns - the single axle Vigo and twin-axle Cordoba.

Seems to describe what the Orion was meant to be.


Friday, 2 August 2013

Well Done Caravan Guard.

We have the Orion insured with Caravan Guard as they provided the cheapest premium along with a decent reputation when we bought the van.

Got a call from them today to check all was well with the policy as it is due for renewal,added legal cover for £10 and increased the equipment level from £4500 to £5000.

Despite this,the premium had again dropped,this time from £206 to £186 ( it dropped from £220 to £206 after the first year ).

Saga quoted us over £600 for the first year and the Caravan Club over £400.

At this rate in ten years my insurance will be free !!

I rang them back today to query something on the policy and received a phone call within the hour from a manager saying my concerns would be addressed.

Well done Caravan Guard,I hope they are just as efficient if a claim is made.

As is usual I have no interest in Caravan Guard apart from being a customer and received no incentives of any kind for this post.

Just a quick tip for new caravanners,I imagine old hands know about it,when you get an insurance renewal quote always make sure it is for  a new van replacement should the worst occur.