Newbie Question

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by lele, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. lele

    lele Deleted User

    Hi Everyone,

    You will have to excuse me, as I am a complete novice.

    Having picked up our Brand new Motorhome last month and going straight away in it, I have been left feeling a little worried. The worries are these:

    1. There is a fly screen for the door, but it rattles so much it sounds like the door is about to fall off when driving, Are they meant to be this noisy? also the hinges all squeak like there are 1000 trapped mice in the cupboards.

    2. When we collected it they put about half a tank of water in for us, which we thought was very thoughtfull, however on the way back (having used the water and thinking we have no need to put more in) The control panel beeped every so often and the water lights flashed. We would of turned it off but the radio is run through the control panel so if it off the radio doesn't work. Is there a way to stop it beeping?

    I would ring and ask the place we bought it however I just wanted to know whether the excessive rattling and beeping is normal before I go back to them as it is a bit of a nightmare to get hold of someone who knows.

    Thanks in Advance
     
  2. bald eagle

    bald eagle Read Only Funster

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    Hi lele and :welcome:
    We had the same trouble with our fly screen, we put self-adhisive magnetic strips
    on the m/h door and on the back edge of the fly screen door this stoped the rattling.
    All you need for the squeeky cupboard hinges is to rub candle wax along them.
    sorry i won't be able to help you with the control panel, but i'm sure someone on here will.

    regards
    bald eagle
     
  3. Baggins

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    Have you not got a water-pump override switch on the control panel or elsewhere? Sounds like the pump is trying to pump air with empty tank.

    BW
     
  4. grumpy

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    Newbie question.

    Hya. Just a thought, but have you tried filling with water to stop the panel bleeping.
     
  5. Jaws

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    :Rofl1:Sorry.. I know that last was not helpful but by the cringe it made I larrrfff boey !
     
  6. grumpy

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    SORRY!!!!!!
    Couldn't help it. Mrs Grumpy said no one would appreciate the joke. :Rofl1::Rofl1:
    :thumb::thumb:For a first....SHE WAS WRONG. Apologies.
    Never had the trouble myself so can't help. Mrs Grumpy says I should say sorry.



    SO SORRY.
     
  7. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    2. When we collected it they put about half a tank of water in for us, which we thought was very thoughtfull, however on the way back (having used the water and thinking we have no need to put more in)


    The warning is to tell you that you have run out and need more!

    Peter
     
  8. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    our swift kontiki has a flyscreen door with a slideover plastic panel for the main door handle which rattled like hell.

    took it off (easy, just sits in a channel in the screen door) and applied a little heat with a hairdrier and stretch it a bit to tighten it.....no more rattle.

    the screen itself is fixed to the door with magnetic strip.

    yours may be different of course.:Doh:

    its a good idea to keep a few liters of water in the tank for a brew on the roadside if the urge takes and it'll stop the bleep.
     
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  9. lele

    lele Deleted User

    :Rofl1: Yes I did think about it, but then i thought we didn't need any water.

    But will put some in just too stop the beeping from now on

    Thanks for your replies Candle wax and magnetic strips it is then :BigGrin:

    OMG we have so much to learn :Doh::Blush:
     
  10. grumpy

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    > Newbie Question

    See Jaws MC.
    You thought I was joking and I even said sorry. Bt for once in my life I may have said something right. I know it was a shock to me. Bt I am glad Peter from John Cross said the same. Boy did it make Mrs Grumpy eat her words. :Rofl1::Rofl1:
    As I said never had the trouble. Told to always have water some water in.....Mrs Grumpy likes her tea.
     
  11. SwiftGroup

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    Hi Lele,

    Firstly, congratulations on your new MH, and I'm sorry you have a few niggles.

    If you are struggling to contact your dealer, you are welcome to contact me if you have any questions about the operation of your MH : technicalsupport@swiftleisure.co.uk, but for rattles and squeaks, you do need to ask your dealer to have a look.

    With regards to the Control Panel (and beeps), the panel should only beep once (unless it is reset by the pump switch) to warn you of low fresh water levels or a full waste tank. I can only assume that the fresh tank is not fully empty, causing the little amount of water to move around, and give the control panel a false water level reading. Then, when the water is not touching the sensor any more (i.e. going around a corner), it thinks the water level has dropped again, and it beeps to warn you again.

    I hope that helps.

    Ash
     
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