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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-10-2018, 14:30 Thread Starter
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Canopy support posts

Hi, We have just bought an Autotrail Apache Scout, can anyone tell me where the support posts are storedd for the canopy?

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Hi, welcome to the forum.

When you wind out the canopy/awning, you will find the legs tucked away at the front.

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Thanks for your reply Drew, I'll go and have a look now!
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Wow thanks Drew, you've just made me look ever so smart in front of my husband who's been looking for them for days!! He He! love it! Thanks again!
Oh and another thing that seems to be baffling him is this, apparently it's recommended to have two leisure batteries, but it looks like there's only room for one? is there a another space somewhere for another one? Imagine if I solve that one as well!
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You can have as many batteries as you want but they are heavy and cost money!

One GOOD leisure battery is better than 2 POOR batteries.

To a degree, it depends what you need them for: if you are "off grid" for 4 or more days, without solar panels, other energy sources eg EFOY or driving around, then yes, another battery is useful.
We tend to move on every day or so, often doing 50miles or more, so the leisure battery (not plural!) gets charged during that drive.
If you sit on a site with electric hook-up (usually at a significant cost, especially in UK) then one battery will easily suffice.

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Thank you Gordon, the leisure battery we have on at the moment doesn't seem to hold it's charge very well. We haven't used the vehicle yet so it may be that it's not charging up properly, or it may be that it's an old battery? Do you think we should just replace the battery?
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Have it checked at a battery place

They will advise if a new one is needed

Do you have solar panels ?

If you want to be off grid I think they are a necessity and well worth the expenditure

We prefer to stay in one place for two or three days , if electric is available we use it , if not then no problem the solar takes over

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Hi Sandra, yes that's a good idea. We do have a small solar panel which does seem to work but as soon as we disconnected it the battery level dropped. I think it's just trial and error as we are new at this! Thanks Claire
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So its not a solar panel on the roof Claire ?

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No it's just a portable solar panel. Claire
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