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14-07-2021 19:10
jiwawa Just shows how naÔve I am!
14-07-2021 15:39
Pudsey_Bear
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I haven't heard that before Kev - oily rag. Would WD40 work after a clean?

Twas a jest Jean, it's what you would do to an old car or motorcycle to make it look better in days gone by, and probably still is.


I intended to edit later but this site has a stupid 1 hour limit.
13-07-2021 20:33
raynipper Plain water is best.

Ray.
13-07-2021 20:20
jiwawa
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Originally Posted by Pudsey_Bear View Post
Solar panels.... do require a wipe over with an oily rag once in a blue moon though so I would give them a clean, and test in full sun at midday, and again mid-afternoon and see what you get.
I haven't heard that before Kev - oily rag. Would WD40 work after a clean?
13-07-2021 17:24
Pudsey_Bear We're about 10 minutes from Skipton in the wrong direction.
13-07-2021 16:02
Michael.Archer
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Originally Posted by Devonboy View Post
Welcome to the forum Michael. As others have said the door wiring is a common problem, glad you have resolved it. The wiring for the solar panel is how most installers fit. There is pre-wiring for solar panels in most Rapido models but most installers do not use. At least your installer fitted the controller in the recommended place, next to the batteries, mine was installed next to the solar panel, a job for the future to move. Wokingham Motorhomes are the main importer for Rapido so a good source of information. There is a dedicated Facebook group for Rapido's: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RapidoOwnersGroupUK. A good place to ask for a manual. There is a contact email address for Rapido in France: [email protected] although I have emailed them on a number of occasions, never had an answer though.
Thanks, I have applied to join the Facebook group, will give that a go for the manual etc before trying Rapido in France.
13-07-2021 15:47
Michael.Archer
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Originally Posted by Pudsey_Bear View Post
Solar panels are normally quite long lived, I don't recall anyone on here or other forums replacing them so far, they do require a wipe over with an oily rag once in a blue moon though so I would give them a clean, and test in full sun at midday, and again mid-afternoon and see what you get.

Well don't for sorting the problem and letting us know, something newbies don't seem to bother with usually, which part of Yorkshire are you in?
Thanks, I will have a look at the output of them when I get chance (on a sunny day), I have fitted a solar controller remote panel to will be able to ready all the good info it reports.

I'm from North Yorkshire (some people tell me its the posh part of Yorkshire)..
10-07-2021 13:24
Devonboy
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Originally Posted by Michael.Archer View Post
Well sorry itís taken a bit longer than planned but last night I eventually got round to looking at this and you were right, there was a broken wire in the long black grommet which had broken off at a previous repair crimped joint. I simply cut out all the old wire and soldered in some nice new wire with plenty of slack so hopefully it wonít brea again. Itís great to have the Hab door work with the central locking now.

Thanks again.
Michael
Welcome to the forum Michael. As others have said the door wiring is a common problem, glad you have resolved it. The wiring for the solar panel is how most installers fit. There is pre-wiring for solar panels in most Rapido models but most installers do not use. At least your installer fitted the controller in the recommended place, next to the batteries, mine was installed next to the solar panel, a job for the future to move. Wokingham Motorhomes are the main importer for Rapido so a good source of information. There is a dedicated Facebook group for Rapido's: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RapidoOwnersGroupUK. A good place to ask for a manual. There is a contact email address for Rapido in France: [email protected] although I have emailed them on a number of occasions, never had an answer though.
10-07-2021 08:07
Pudsey_Bear Solar panels are normally quite long lived, I don't recall anyone on here or other forums replacing them so far, they do require a wipe over with an oily rag once in a blue moon though so I would give them a clean, and test in full sun at midday, and again mid-afternoon and see what you get.

Well don't for sorting the problem and letting us know, something newbies don't seem to bother with usually, which part of Yorkshire are you in?
10-07-2021 07:38
eurajohn Thanks for your feedback, hope you make progress with your other points.


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