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22nd May 2023 at 08:45 in reply to: Split charge relay #51371
Just saw your post Marley and logged in ok.
I am not knowledgeable in electrics to be able to give sound investigation diagnosis or testing advice.
Does the fan work on cold blower ie when the dial is turned upwards (anti clockwise) ? If not provided the 12v power is on…….possibly a fuse ( better that than the fan motor) are all other 12v functions working normally as that might give a clue which/ where fuse.
We are just about packed ready for a short trip away so unable to read up or think of solutions at the moment.
Hope you find an easy solution
Fred11th April 2023 at 09:24 in reply to: EXSIS REPLACEMENT HEADLIGHTS #42367
I am no expert on this, but From the photo that you posted your lenses look good .
Have you had an advisory on the MOT ?, if not you may be over thinking this….I probably would not invite problems by asking the MOT tester.
Seem to remember reading years ago not to use solvents or white spirit on the plastic lens after removing headlight deflectors after overseas trips.
plenty of info on the internet about polishing out, but I would be wary about trying it if not absolutely necessary.
The base vehicle is Fiat Ducato X244 (2002-2006)
regards,Fred9th April 2023 at 23:36 in reply to: EXSIS REPLACEMENT HEADLIGHTS #42143
Welcome from one Fred to another – I expect that I am the old one .
The headlights are standard base vehicle Ducato, because the glass fibre wings, bonnet and cab cowl have been bolted onto the original Ducato under pinnings.
I have read on various Motorhome Forums over the years of the plastic lenses being ‘polished out’ – some have done it themselves and some garages may undertake this, but I suspect it’s not such an easy process to do well.
Also on other forums I have read that ‘Coastal Motorhomes’ are a good reliable source for new Ducato spares, maybe even a search on the Fiat Forum may help. A much cheaper option would be searching for scrap/ used spares.
Fred9th April 2023 at 23:24 in reply to: Split charge relay #42138
Yes Marley, when on ehu both starter and leisure battery will charge.
The leisure battery will receive a higher level of charge whilst the starter battery will trickle charge ( which will be sufficient)
I have not looked up the manual to check the specific charge rates…..if you don’t have your own manual, I think that good friend ‘Barry’ may have posted a manual in that specific header section in the menu
Regards and have a good season,
Fred9th February 2023 at 13:14 in reply to: Exsis SG Automatic #29957
Pleased for you that your Exsis has sold relatively quickly.
Hopefully these unique vehicles are still sought after.
Thank you for updating this Forum and hopefully you have made the new owners aware of all the invaluable owners based information available here.
Regards and best wishes,
Hello Marley, saw this post a little while ago but Usually I use my very old ipad which I can’t get to log in with and it’s taken me a long time to get around to replying on the computer – sorry if is it too late and I hate to see posts go unacknowledged. I assume that this site is not used as much as the Facebook site ( I don’t use facebook, so can’t say for sure)
I am not someone who can really advise on electrics from an expert input, but I have read lots of comments and advice on various forums over the years.
It is a straightforward procedure to connect them in parallel (using correct procedure & cabling size) and batteries of similar age and power.
I believe that there is a general rule of about 10 x charging rate so for us about 180 amp for 2 batteries ….
I am a little rusty on this information, but it can probably be verified on the a and n caravan services website (listed under atlantic caravans) on the information section on our website. Searching out and about live or the motorhome fun forums will also give you more information.
best wishes, Fred2nd May 2022 at 19:42 in reply to: Broken Rear Garage/Storage Handle #3696
The two screws on the outer part screws into an inner boss behind the grey plastic boot trim.
If you look through the photos above you can see it on my first two photos. If you have damage inside you may have to remove the boot trim – for this see also above the excellent information from Harvey.
Barry did a great job putting all this information together in this thread – its probably in the Exsis book also thanks to Tom
Regards all, Fred
Hello Marley, my corner pieces are grey.
One broke many many years ago (so can’t remeber the detail).
I just ‘Araldited’ it in place and didn’t buy a new part.
I do recal several years ago on another Forum reading that these caps were available (not sure if they are now).
Did you buy new corner caps? If so perhaps a reference on this thread may help others.
Thanks, Fred23rd April 2022 at 15:49 in reply to: Bottle Stopper Rescue #3688
Well done, teamwork really does help to solve problems, especially if based on previous knowledge & experience.
Over the years this valve has been a problem and several aspects are covered in the Little Exsis Book produced by Tom.
Specifically to the comments and help from Marley regarding photos of the completely removed valve
that he posted with the help of Barry in February 2019 see page 13 Water tank posting number 920.
The above photos may be very helpful to newer owners
11th April 2022 at 10:06 in reply to: Bottle Stopper Rescue #3683
- This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by Fred & Gill.
It’s gonna be a lot harder than when you changed the sink Dave and posted photos of your head sticking out ha ha!
Unless the actual tank is leaking just go for the easier options posted
At my age I think I would just use the cork – no frost now so can leave water system filled
Good to here from you best wishes for a good Covid free camping season
Fred2nd March 2022 at 16:09 in reply to: Copy of original keys (rear and main door) #3671
Hello Tango and welcome, sorry for delay and that no one has come to your aid sooner.
Regarding the main blue vehicle door & starting……I can’t specifically answer that. However, I would have thought that as it is not a electronic key fob a replacement could be found through advice from Ducato Forums, motor factors (even Timsons ?), or other motorhome forums as most are Ducato based. Not sure this question has come up before on this Forum or in the ‘Little Exsis Book’
Regarding Zadi keys/locks/barrels for the boot handles and the side habitation door -there is a lot of information on this Forum and also in the ‘Little Exsis Book’. If the locks & barrels are original you will find that one key will operate all of these.
See ‘Broken Rear Garage/Storage Handle thread by Peter V. on page 6 of General discussions. You will find that Barry had replied to a question and very kindly included a whole series of replies and advice from various participants.
Hope this helps to start – Fred18th February 2022 at 11:03 in reply to: Hymer SG in Met red, 4 belted seats, 2.8, 6 speed #3663
Best wishes for finding a deserving and lucky buyer for your obviously cherished and somewhat unique 6 speed version. It seems to tick all of the boxes for desirability.
Although I don’t recall active posting from yourself in the past (presumably you are a long term owner?), please inform the lucky new owner about all the information available on this website.
Regards, Fred7th February 2022 at 09:15 in reply to: Think You Have An Electroblock Problem? #3659
Hello Tango & hopefully you get your problem resolved soon and easily so that you can enjoy a Happy New Exsis Year.
Sorry, but I am not really able to advise on electrics.
Two simple thoughts, although I expect you have moved beyond these in your problem solving.
First – it’s winter and if batteries are old orbit regularly charged they die – have you checked your battery.?
Second – there is a on/off 12v power supply switch on top of the EBL, has this been inadvertently switched off ?
best wishes, Fred
From the original installation manual.
Rated thermal output 3700W
Gas Consumption 150/310 g/h
Airflow Rate approx 70/102 m3/h
Current Input at 12v 1.0/2.3 A
Standby 0.01 A
It’s how long is a piece of string because of all the anomolies i.e – other power use & temperature…..so divide 1.0 a/h into battery usable capacity.
We are low energy users don’t light up like Blackpool Illuminations & don’t use a television or other devices. Never been a problem to go a couple of nights without hook up in the winter currently we have a Varda LFD 90 previously a 105 a/h battery. We rarely go more than a couple of days without moving on or driving to a place of interest so that replenishes battery for us.
We usually use heater on low power as Gill finds the fan noise annoying – me, wouldn’t hear it without my hearing aids Ha Ha !
Hope this helps
Fred3rd October 2021 at 11:33 in reply to: Fridge condensation outlet blocked leak trouble #3579
Silly isn’t it, but a good tip to follow.
We had a problem with a wet fridge indoors last year, but only water inside fridge – same problem and easily unblocked.