Tuition for Newbie

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  1. Mark5204

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    Hi just a long shot really. Are there any members in Bristol area with a 54 Swift Kontiki that would be willing to give us a tuition on how things work and advice on draining down waste water etc. Complete novice.
     
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  2. joncris

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    Hi Mark
    I'm sure if you search the forum you'll find lots of info regarding your MH
    There is a section which covers MH's both British & European
     
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  3. DanielFord

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    You'd also need to say which model Kon Tiki, different layouts have things in different places.
     
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    Hi Sorry it's a 645
     
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    Just looked that up. The layout is very similar to our Sundance 630L. If ever you find yourself in the Dorset area, I may be able to help you. (y)
     
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    Mark I think yours is similar to my bessycar I live in bridgwater if your down this way , just ask loads of quetions on here they will get answered im still new to mine, You will get help on here regards steve
     
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  8. MikeandCarolyn

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    Of course lay outs vary from van to van-but there are basic principles as with most techy things.
    Finding where things are can be tedious but great fun :LOL:
    Do you have any specific queries ?
    Mike
     
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    Thank-you very much Steve. We are picking it up slowly . hope you are enjoying your bessecar lovely MH.
     
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    We are getting there slowly. Sorted one or two issues out.
     
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    We learned the hard way. (Kontiki 650) Filled with water then noticed river below, ah yes, lift carpets then trap door and insert rubber drain bung into fresh water tank. Now full but no water from taps but river below, oh yes, lift carpets and trap door and flick drain plug off. Tested fridge on 240v, didn't work, read book, my model has separate wall switch it tells me, no it doesn't, is it the one in this cupboard behind these bottles wife asks?
    How do I get parking lights? Put side lights on but go off with ignition. Asked here and had reply in minutes. You press in button below key and key goes anti-clockwise one extra click, then remove key!
    The fridge fan never worked, but then in France when it went over 30c it did! Ah I see why now.

    Enjoy
     
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    lol. Couldn't have put it better myself. Not tried filling water tank yet.... Or draining waste water. I agree handbook not very useful for a novice.
    Thank-you for parking light tip didn't realise that. I had noticed all lighting goes out with ignition off. Will be trying that in the dark tonight. Have fun very useful advice too. Thanks
     
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  13. MikeandCarolyn

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    In 6 yrs I've never had occasion to use parking lights :) So,I would have to find out how to :LOL:
     
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    Lol. I only thought of it when we collected MH. Stopped at shops in dark and all lighting went out. Couldn't get lights to stay on at all.
     
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    You got me wondering now-I shall go and look later.
    Looks like you got a nice day to play with filling tank and sorting grey water emptying anyway. (y)
     
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    Oh BTW,when you're filling tank listen for sounds of water coming out below van:) Boiler auto-dump valve could be open in this weather.
    Similarly when you've bled water system and got it all working,have a look underneath just in case.
     
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    yeh i had same with fridge switch and also mark make sure cooker lid is right back or cooker wont work isolation switch is there regards steve
     
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    :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek: Don't mention grey water emptying on this site :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    why whats wrong with grey water /
     
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