EHU Question this time

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  1. lorger

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    Plugged the mh in yesterday as I am getting it packed and ready for the off tomorrow as this is the first time I have plugged it in in daylight I noticed in the socket box on the van there is a wee blue lever type thing, anyone any idea what this is.

    I would put a pic on but it would just confuse you looking at it upside down:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  2. mike mcglynn

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    blue lever

    Hi, Gerry its supposed to be a locking device you have to push on it to release the plug from the socket:thumb:
     
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    What Mike said. :thumb:

    Enjoy your first trip out. :Smile:
     
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    Ok thanks for the quick replies will see when I disconnect it.

    Thanks Paul we are thinking of heading to Glencoe to either give sking a go or just try sledging for a bit of fun and they now have a camperstop at the ski resort only £15 a night with hook up showers and drying facilities.
     
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    Have a great time in your new van. And before anyone says NO, you are allowed to feel smug in a new van (for a while anyway):thumb:
     
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    Yes, we have one on our van. "supposed" seems to be the operative word because it doesn't seem to work but that's no problem :BigGrin:
     
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    Well, it was a year on Monday since we got our van and we still feel smug :Laughing:
     
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    Ditto....I've been pushing it downwards recently and it hasn't helped much. I decided to try upwards today and it was just as bad.

    I can't remember which way is correct :Doh:
     
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    If you push the plug in fully when hooking up it should lock automatically and to remove the plug push the blue lever down before pulling the plug out.
     
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    if the lever doesnt lock the plug in it's either broken (not a problem really) or you aint pushing the plug all the way in.

    from memory you push the lever upwards to unlock.
     
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    Have a great maiden voyage and be sure to post some pics

    Vlad


    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Same with my van - lever down to release plug. :Smile:
     
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    Same as my Autotrail

    Definitely as above for a Autotrail Gerry

    You will hear a click as the lock engages when you put the plug in.

    Push the lever down whilst you pull the plug out.
    :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Push down where indicated by Red arrow -
     

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    My mistake, but i did say 'from memory' in my defense :Laughing:

    couldnt remember as i dont have a europlug type socket on the RV....just a 50amp trailing lead with a normal hookup socket on the end.
     
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    Thanks everyone....it does indeed seem to be push down to release - it causes a "peg" at the back of the socket to lift, which presumably is meant to release things...

    ...but in my case it's not working because the "!&% thing is still a pain to pull out. Must be broken....along with the flap which no longer springs shut and occasionally starts flapping around while in transit :Sad:
     
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    It lifts the springy flap thing up to let the plug out.

    If your springy thing doesn't spring it won't lol

    Ain't a big drama I think

    Have a great ski trip :thumb:

    Andy
     
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