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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Scarborough,Service & A Suggestion

We have just returned from a short break at the Caravan Club site at West Ayton near Scarborough.

Contrary to some of the reviews on the Caravan Club web site we found it an excellent and well cared for place and no the wardens weren't like little Hitlers which some people seem to think.

No problems with the Orion,although I did manage to break the handle on the toilet cassette whilst emptying it and the broken bit sailed down the disposal hole never to be seen again.

Oh and another clip broke off the fridge retaining bar,I wonder if they get brittle after a while ?



The van goes for its second service on Tuesday so fingers crossed all is well.

It has been polished and cleaned from top to toe inside and out so it looks the part anyway,also connected the Al-Ko ATC to the car for 12 hours to clear the memory which may stop any red light problems for a year.

Have switched dealers from YC Leisure to Wandahome at Knottingley as they are only ten miles/15 mins away whereas YC Leisure were forty miles/ one hour distant.

No cafe at Wandahome though,bit of a bummer.

Just the front window blind to look at,plus the area where the laminate peeled back,mentioned a post or two ago,to ensure there is no water getting in,none evident.

The front window stay anchorage also requires fixing.

I am also going to ask them to reseal the shower as I had a go at doing it myself and to be honest it looks a bit of a pigs ear.



  Whilst clearing out the van ready for the service I noticed that at the rear of the fuse box under the front bench seat the wiring was all exposed just ready to be damaged by some of the things I put in the under seat locker.



Had a think and found an old plastic container that mushrooms come in from the supermarket and taped that to the rear of the box to try and protect the wiring,the bonus being that it weighs virually nothing.

Had to cut a couple of slots in the accommodate the wires.




I know it looks a bit Heath Robinson-ish but if it helps to protect the wiring all to the good.

If I come across something more suitable I may swap it so I shall see how it goes.

Ian

2 comments:

  1. It has been polished and cleaned from top to toe inside and out so it looks the part anyway,also connected the Al-Ko ATC to the car for 12 hours to clear the memory which may stop any red light problems for a year.
    Ian Ref your note above Do you have the ALKO ATC fitted on your Orion Ours is a 2012 model but does not have it fitted was it retro fitted . your advise as always appreciated .
    Paul

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  2. Paul,
    Yes we had Al-Ko ATC retro fitted when we bought the van,wouldn't be without it.

    Ian

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