Whats the most iritating design feature on your van?

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  1. Lindylooj

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    Every time we use our van there is one element that annoys me the most and it is the fact that the switch for the light in the bathroom is in the far corner by the window high up on the wall, great if are tall but for me I have to reach on tiptoe across the built in cupboards to reach it. Riddiculous what is wrong with a pull cord inside the door. Whoever designed that should be strung up, maybe that is why there is no pullcord.

    So what annoys you in your vans? :Smile: design wise that is not the husband/wife/cat/dog.
     
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    Damn thing requires fuel to go anywhere, anyone got a mini nuclear reactor going spare?:Wink:
     
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    That its not rv size inside and eurovan size outside
     
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    Snappy cupboards - springs so strong that if you let go of them, they close with a thunderclap-like bang. Good for keeping stuff in, not so good for nerves.
     
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    The blooming fridge

    The fridge on our Autotrail tracker does not have a lock - only a magnet.

    So everytime you go round a roundabout the blinking door opens :Angry:
     
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    Oh dear must be annoying, stick something heavy on the floor in front of door. Perhaps i should send you one of my cakes :BigGrin:, no they're not that bad really.
     
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    Our toilet washroom is the same, the light switch is high up in the far corner. As SWMBO is vertically challenged I fitted a small self adhesive LED light from Ikea on the ceiling. £4 if I remember correctly.

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    It takes 3 rechargeable AAA batteries. It has a small PIR sensor fitted. So everytime you open the door the light comes on automatically. Batteries last about 6 months between recharges.:thumb::thumb:

    Perfect for those nightime visits for a comfort break........:thumb:
     
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    Brilliant i just have to get the other half to take me to the nearest Ikea, about a 1.5hr drive LOL and this will be hard as that £4 will probably turn into a couple of hundred. Great idea, ebay here I come. :thumb:
     
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    Think the only thing is the clip thingy thats supposed to hold the hab door open. It doesn't so blows closed in the slightest breeze.
     
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    We soon tired of the bloody HUGE fixed table in our lounge!

    You needed have a figure like Kate Moss to manoeuvre around it!

    Well, it's gone now and has been replaced with a removable one on a Fiamma leg system!:thumb:

    Having said that, it goes back in to provide a third bed for an annual lad's road trip!:BigGrin:
     
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    The hab.door catch and the ones on the garage doors of our Rapido that retain the doors open------absolute rubbish
     
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    Kitchen sink takes an age to drain away. The pipe fom the drain to the downpipe is horizontal, plenty of room to have put a drop on it and would have made it a lot quicker.
     
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    Autotrail

    You must have a autotrail - our sink drain s so slow!!!!!
    :Doh:
     
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    Got an RV.. Nothing !! :thumb:
     
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    Just wondered if one of the "child safety" fridge locks would work for you on your fridge. The ones that Mothercare would sell?
    Margaret:Smile:
     
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    Drips from top of habitation door

    The one thing that really annoys us is that when it's raining we get all the drips coming down from the top of the habitation door when you open it:RollEyes:
    We don't know whether it's just an Elddis thing or whether other funsters have a similar problem.
    We wondered if there was a "rubber thingy" that could be clipped around the top of the door to prevent this and take the rain down the sides of the van rather than straight down onto the inside of the step.:Angry:
     
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    http://www.fiammastore.com/Fiamma-B...s-and-motorhomes/Fiamma-Drip-Stop-Mini-Gutter
     
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    Ours is the same, it doesn't take much to clog it up either. OH says that's why he doesn't like to wash the dishes:RollEyes:
    Margaret:BigGrin:
     
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