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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.

2014 Meets

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

Archived articles can be found here

New On Tour models from Hobby

Posted by wasntbtf (Admin) at 2 Aug 2014, 08:22 AM. 0 comments

Looks like Hobby are putting more emphasis on compact touring 'vans. The De Luxe Easy models have been replaced with a new series called OnTour

According to Hobby "The unique design sets new standards in the compact class. Reduced body widths ensure greater manoeuvrability and proven floor plans combine functionality with aesthetics and well-planned details."

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The other features of the 2015 range is a continuation of the trend towards more sophisticated 'vans with options for an integrated Blaupunkt entertainment system and an onboard management system for lighting and equipment which can be operated from a smartphone

The 2015 catalogue is available via the Hobby Germany link above. The press release photos are here.

Apparently prices start at 13,970 euros for the On Tour 390 SF and going up to 17,650 euros for the 490 SFf.

Owners Club meets

Posted by wasntbtf (Admin) at 5 Jul 2014, 10:32 PM. 0 comments

Just a reminder, if you are planning a meet set up a topic here with the where and when, send an email via the contact page, we'll get it pinned and add it to the list on Portal page.

An "After Action report" would also be good, it helps make those of us that didn't get there feel jealous and encourages others to organise a meet. We used to get them on here at a time but we don't seem to anymore. Some photos would be good as well.

Dometic Rope Light - Fire Risk

Posted by wasntbtf (Admin) at 27 Jun 2014, 06:00 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.

70 kph speed limit on Paris Peripherique

Posted by wasntbtf (Admin) at 1 Mar 2014, 04:27 PM. 0 comments

On 10th Jan this year the speed limit on the Paris Peripherique was reduced from 80 kph to 70 kph. An updated version of Driving in France has been posted. This also has more information about essential documents and the mysteries of how French roundabouts should be negotiated and why roundabouts are not the same as rondpoint.

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