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There are two sections of the forum dealing with How-To questions and answers.

The first is where members can ask/answer questions and is here.

The second is where there are posts consolidating answers to frequently asked questions and that is here.

Owners Manuals

There are Owners Manuals for several years.

Also there are manuals for the Knott brakes and drawbar, Winterhoff hitch, Dometic fridges and transformers, Truma fires, water heaters & Combi units, Thetford cassettes, Powrtouch Heavy Duty/Classic motor movers.

You can find these on the Documentation sub-forum.

If you have any documents or manuals you would like added please email them via the contact page.

Below here you will be able to see the most recent topics in the News & Announcements sub-forum.

Archived articles can be found here

Wheel recall affecting Hobby caravans.

Posted by wasntbtf (Admin) at 15 Sep 2015, 04:11 PM. 0 comments

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The wheels involved were made by Gruppo CLN by its MW division under the brand Gianetti Ruote in 2005.

There was a safety recall relating to these wheels in the past. But as the UK does not have a system of compulsory registration of caravans it is possible that UK owners were not notified of the recall.

The markings to identify the wheels in the faulty batch are on the rim.
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The two numbers in front of the triangle symbol identify the week number and year, in the photo above they are "21 05", this particular wheel is not affected by the recall.

The ones that are subject to the recall have "23 05", "24 05" and "28 05" as per this message from Marius Mardaloescu at MW/Gianetti.

If you have a single axle Hobby please check your wheels. If they have markings similar to those shown above with the batch numbers "23 05", "24/05" or "28 05", please send your details and the wheel markings for each wheel to wheelrecall@hobbyownersclub.org.uk .

The emails will be forwarded to Gruppo CLN, Hobby Germany & Ambergate (Hobby UK).

6kg Calor Lite cylinder recall

Posted by wasntbtf (Admin) at 17 Oct 2014, 08:53 PM. 0 comments

Calor Gas has issued a safety recall on all 6kg Calor lite cylinders manufactured between 2008-2011 inclusive.

All such cylinders MUST be returned to a Calor outlet immediately. Upon return the customer will be issued, free of charge, with a full replacement cylinder. More details on the problem and how to identify the affected cylinders can be found at http://www.calor.co.uk/recall or by phoning 0800 783 4141

Further information: the recall follows concerns about the potential deterioration of the cylinder, with a small number showing signs of premature internal deterioration that could potentially lead to a gas leak. The risk is perceived to be minimal but Calor have decided to undertake a thorough inspection, meaning that ALL 6kg Calor Lite cylinders manufactured in 2008, 2009, 2010 or 2011 must be returned to a Calor Lite retail outlet

Thanks to John ([Hidden Content: Login/Register to View]) for posting the details of the recall and the additional information

Dometic Rope Light - Fire Risk

Posted by wasntbtf (Admin) at 27 Jun 2014, 05:00 AM. 0 comments

Dometic Rope Lights - Fire Risk - Update 27 June 2014

The Fire Risk topic has a link so that you can check using your VIN to see whether whether your 'van is affected.

Please bear in mind that the VIN check DOES NOT give a definitive answer, there is no substitute for a MK1 Eyeball for doing the check.

Everybody should check for the presence of these rope lights and for signs of any scorching, even if you have been told in the past, that your 'van is not at risk. Previous answers that a 'van is not affected cannot now be relied on

Those people that have reported a fault with their rope lights please update the forum to let everybody know what was eventually done to resolve the problem, thanks.

The updated topic is here - Fire Risk.

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