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THUB
 


Member Since: 10 Dec 2005
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United Kingdom 2012 Discovery 4 TDV6 HSE Auto Nara BronzeDiscovery 4
New Leisure battery.

My caravan has just had its annual service. New Motor mover fitted (6 1/2 years old and it had shattered a bearing)) and I am told that the battery is on the way out. The "magic eye" is showing red. Will this hold out over winter merely to keep the alarm active? The current battery is 7 1/2 years old, an Elecsol 110 ah which are no longer made. Any recommendations for a similar type of battery? Forgot to put that the awning light was very scorched and needs replacement. Any views?
 

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Ray Clayton
 


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Hi
I have a 120ah lucas lx35 mf.
Cost around a £100.
Not sure about awning light, maybe if we knew the make of van we could help a bit more.

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THUB
 


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In view of scorching and burn marks have decided to change the whole lamp. It is currently mounted on a large nacelle which protrudes and fouls the Fiamma awning. Van is a 2003 Vanmaster. I now have a clear run above the doorway with just the 2 12v wires protruding. Looking for slim lamp to go just over the door.
  
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Ray Clayton
 


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How about one of the led that goes over the door.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Caravan-Motorhom...SwD5BZbK7a

I have one and gives out a good light.

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THUB
 


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Something I had in mind, but not sure about that rain gutter. Have just found "Dream" awning lights on EBay??
  
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Have a look at the Labcraft offerings, quality bit of kit
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After advice on here we bought a Banner Red Bull to replace our Elecsol. http://www.alpha-batteries.co.uk/12v-banne...ery-95751/

Seems very good, is it better than any others I’m not qualified to say. Laughing
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Any connection between a fried light and a destroyed battery (no pun intended!)

I use these LED lights. In fact, I fitted them on all sides of the caravan for night pitching on the mover and for dealing with water containers at night.


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Banner 95751 is a class B battery and is very good - I would say that cos I've got one in my van.

Positive pole is on right of battery, and it's low height so you can remove quick release battery clamps without having to slide the battery out.

http://www.thencc.org.uk/our_schemes/ncc_v...cheme.aspx
https://www.tayna.co.uk/NCC-Class-B-Leisur...457-1.html

Edit: Because this is a wet battery it will require topping up from time to time (I do mine twice a year) you will need a battery cap tool, which are a bit expensive for a glorified screwdriver, but it won't mangle the battery caps.
https://www.tayna.co.uk/Banner-Battery-Cap...P9170.html

As already suggested the best awning light is a Labcraft Astro.
Here's a link showing how they're put together, but price is a bit steep.
http://www.mudstuff.co.uk/labcraft-astro-l...-lamp.html

Cheaper from Amazon
https://www.amazon.co.uk/CARAVAN-CAMPER-LA...B006JMSN70
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