What's this for?

Discussion in 'Auto-Trail' started by Spenders, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Spenders

    Spenders

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2013
    Messages:
    398
    Likes Received:
    362
    Location:
    Tadcaster
    Does anyone know why the sink/drainer covers on my '06 Scout have an aluminium rail on the underside of the straight edge. I can't believe that Auto Trail put them there for nothing. I've tried to attach a picture.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. DonA4000

    DonA4000 Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    164
    Location:
    Scotland
    Looks like its to clip onto something maybe to secure it when travelling/storing?

    When I was looking round motorhomes for sale recently I see similar types of fittings on the end of the dining table which would clip onto the wall.

    :Smile:
     
  3. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    12,717
    Likes Received:
    38,630
    Location:
    Dorset
    Have you got the opposite side to that clip on the outside... ?

    I have seen a similar set up so you can clip a table to the outside of a Motorhome... :Smile:
     
  4. lorger

    lorger Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Messages:
    6,190
    Likes Received:
    7,560
    Location:
    Dumfries
    As has been said already looks like its for something to slip into, have you got a bit of work top that covers the sink when not in use might it store here.
     
  5. Spenders

    Spenders

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2013
    Messages:
    398
    Likes Received:
    362
    Location:
    Tadcaster
    Clip onto.... what?

    I'd assumed that they were to clip onto something...... but what?

    They don't seem to want to clip to each other, and I can't find any obvious clip/rail inside or outside the van for them to clip to. I've checked the walls, the units and the sides and undersides of the two tables supplied with the van but there doesn't seem to be anything obvious.

    Simon
     
  6. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    12,717
    Likes Received:
    38,630
    Location:
    Dorset
    I`m running out of idea`s now...:Sad:

    Last one... Is there any signs of screws near or under a worktop... ?

    Perhaps it`s to be used as an extension to the kitchen/worktop area...
     
  7. daisy mae

    daisy mae Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Messages:
    676
    Likes Received:
    596
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    A friend showed us round their MH the same make,last week, she says she doesn`t know where the work tops fit although they have the strips on they cover the sink but obviously fit /hook somewhere else, but where ? so I was intersted in this thread to see if someone could say and I could pass it on, guess not. :Doh:
     
  8. My Dog Likes Fishing

    My Dog Likes Fishing Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2012
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    210
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Lucky for you I have a bachelors degree in aluminium rails as it happens!!

    If you look on the unit on the left as you go in the door there is a rail mounted on it that the sink cover clips into.

    Gives the wife more workspace when creating one of her gourmet beans on toast in the kitchen!!
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013
    • Like Like x 3
  9. Spenders

    Spenders

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2013
    Messages:
    398
    Likes Received:
    362
    Location:
    Tadcaster
    Ooh that feels good.....

    I've already more than got my subscription back.... now I'm definitely moving into owing MHF more money!

    Simon
    :thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. SC 05 OUT

    SC 05 OUT Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,274
    Likes Received:
    6,411
    Location:
    doncaster
    as per other replies, there SHOULD be a rail somewhere to fit to a wall for the cover to lock onto, it may have been fitted somewhere or still in a locker if it hasn't, mines still under the back bed ( I think)

    Places I have seen them fitted in scouts/apache's

    1: the side of the cooker (over door entry)
    2: above sink wall over the tap (behind passagner seat)
    3: rear lounge wall (on wall the other side of the loo)

    Im sure autotail will have one if your desparate
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. mike mcglynn

    mike mcglynn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,398
    Likes Received:
    4,764
    Location:
    St. Helens MERSEYSIDE
    Rail Fitting

    Hi, Spenders on my van I found an aluminium rail in the cupboard under the seat it was stuck between the carpet and the wooden frame I only found it by accident it was about 3 feet long and pre drilled it took me a while to figure out what it was for as you have now twigged:Smile: its for the lids off the sink to clip into ,you put the rail where it suits you best ours is an extension to the sink area and works well by the way how did you get on with your tv as at the lincoln show last year you were having problems with your new van
    and understanding the mysteries of it :Wink:dont we all .regards mike and tina
     
  12. Stephen & Jeannie

    Stephen & Jeannie Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    4,198
    Likes Received:
    3,261
    Location:
    Gobowen near Oswestry !!
    Boo Hoo !!!!

    Nothing like that on mine !...:cry: Just the 2 semicircles that fit over the sink and drainer ! very useful when I fire up the slow cooker !:Cool::Cool::Cool:
     
  13. Baycott

    Baycott Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    6,315
    Likes Received:
    10,595
    Location:
    East Sussex
    I have exactly the same sink covers and no corresponding rail to fit into. I asked the dealer (Marquis) what the rails were for and was told that they used to fit on receiving rails but they were discontinued as "they kept falling off" This may have just been an excuse because they didn't seem too sure.
    I will be watching this thread with interest :Wink:
     
  14. Spenders

    Spenders

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2013
    Messages:
    398
    Likes Received:
    362
    Location:
    Tadcaster
    The mystery continues.....

    I've noted the replies so far, and thank you all for your contributions.

    I've looked in all the places I can think of and followed the suggestions, but can't find any rails or similar that might play a part in retaining the sink covers.

    Simon
     
  15. Dawn B

    Dawn B Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2013
    Messages:
    5,152
    Likes Received:
    14,566
    Location:
    South Norfolk
    Just had to go into our MH to see what our sink cover was like. It's hinged at the back and middle and folds neatly against the back of the sink.
    They must have changed the later models to something less user friendly
     
  16. Baycott

    Baycott Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    6,315
    Likes Received:
    10,595
    Location:
    East Sussex
    Hi,
    I eventually contacted Auto Trail regarding this problem and below is the reply I received

    I can only assume they don't fit them anymore :Angry:

    Hi,

    When the vehicle was supplied to the dealer there would have been the mating part to this rail. The idea was the mating part could be fixed somewhere in the van so the flap could be used as shelf or extra worktop. If the original owner did not have this fitted I would guess it would have been thrown away. I am sorry but we can no longer supply this part.

    Regards


    Steve Moverley
    Development Manager
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. dogman

    dogman Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2013
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    444
    Location:
    chepstow
    I had the same answer when I rung Autotrail, no longer available.:Sad:
     
  18. magicsurfbus

    magicsurfbus Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,505
    Likes Received:
    8,259
    Location:
    NW England
    Lies and cover up.

    It's an aerial for communicating your whereabouts to grey space aliens. If you're parked up one night and a bright blue beam of light descends from above, RUN.

    Bugger - my wife's just used my tinfoil hat for the roast beef.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. DeuceBG

    DeuceBG Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2013
    Messages:
    486
    Likes Received:
    432
    Location:
    Lincoln
    That's not Aliens it's Doggers.....read my other post on the subject and all will become clear :thumb:
     
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. Alonsos
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    79

Share This Page