Dave's 2013 17.56-2 OB

DaveR

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I decided to fix the Jockey Wheel for good, take some of the Vans movement out.



The Panel is giving inaccurate and unreliable info on the battery charge state etc.
Sadly, to still have the water level, the unit must still be connected to the buzz bar.

So I got the unit on the left from AutoElecAU, it is made in the UK for the Marine Industry, and CTEK have put their name on it, so I am hopeful of it being a good unit. The old unit was giving random results, with a constant load it would flip from charging to discharging, can't be relied on now.



Insurance has approved the roof repairs. Just waiting on the parts and it will be done.
 

DaveR

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Can you post a pic of your scissor hinge for your roof?
I will do so when it is done, first up will be the repairs needed with the help of insurance thanks to the 2 van repairers, the vinyl sock and other bits are going to be sorted out. I want them to ensure the roof closes correctly as it did before.
When that is done, I'll fit the scissors across the front and rear to cope with the awning side load. Can't fit the scissors under insurance repairs as it is not a repair.
For now, waiting on the van repairer to get the parts.
 
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Bluey

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I wanted to fit scissors to my 2014 1756 but was told by jayco carnt be done on those models mmmmmm really ????
Like you to help with awning and annex weight as my roof is allways going to that side maybe i need new stronger struts too ????
 

DaveR

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It took a while, but I finally have tested the new mattress.
WOW, what a difference it has made.
I am so glad we did it.
Now, I have a comfy and firm mattress.
No chunky zipper to lie on.
Its comfy
No difference in mattress thicknesses or density
And did I say it is comfy.
Now to hook it up and go away.
Sadly, it looks like we're NOT going away for these upcoming holidays.
OH, done 23,000 k's with it so far, so I can't complain about not going away, but will do so because I can.....
 

DaveR

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Today, finally, I dropped the van off at a repairer for the insurance works to be done.
They have been waiting since the end of Janurary for Jayco to send them the new vinly sock for the pop top.
In SA at Fowlers way we coped some very strong winds, the roof was pushed over to the left side, yes, the awning was packed away.
I tried fixing it at the time, and went to a repaired in Adalaide who helped out keeping me on the road.
When I got home a friend said I should be able to claim against insurance, the idea never occured to me.
Now, finnaly, it is being sorted.
When I get it home, i am going to look at fitting the front and rear scissors to cope with awning loads and a guide system to ensure the roof closes into the one spot every time.
 

The escapist

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We just received our van back with a new sock as well. Been repaired under warranty though. Really interested in the scissors, I’ve seen them on vans, but never thought of fitting them to ours. It’s a brand new van, shouldn’t need such accessories for general use!
 

DaveR

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I want to fit the scissors across the front and rear to take the load from the awning, the internal "Goal Posts" (white lifting arms) are all that take this load.
When you look at the better built (or more expensive) vans, they have them fitted for this reason.
I recon if I had them I'd have not gone through the hours of pain trying to sort out the roof to allow me to continue our holiday whilst n Folwers Bay, SA
 
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I tryed to get sizzors fitted to my 17 and was told by 2 diffrent van repaires carnt be done for my model and wont help as much as i think they would have ?????? So gave up on that idea