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Message posted by alan29 on 30/9/2017 at 11:33pm
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Have just changed from a Bailey to a Swift.
On the Bailey the pump was on the end of the hose inside the aquaroll, so it weighed the hose to the bottom of the barrel.
On the Swift the pump is on board the caravan, and the end of the hose floats to the top of the water and stops sucking water.
How do people weigh their hoses to make them sink to the bottom of the aquaroll?

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Had a problem like this with an old Sprite we had. I taped a fishing sink weight to the pipe, just above the end of the pipe. ;)


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mmm nice added lead to the water

Use a more rigid hose, it wont float then.

Temporary cure, add some weight as above or lay the hose flat and use a hairdryer to heat it and take the bends out of it., because it's bought in coils the pipe wants to coil back up.

Straighten it and heat it and then let it cool. It shoud stay fairly straight then.



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These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

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Quote: Originally posted by Grampian91 on 01/10/2017
mmm nice added lead to the water




Why does it have to be lead? There are a myriad of NON lead based weights available.

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I use a large stainless steel nut over the pipe to weight it down. Keep the pipe straight when not in use rather than coiling it up in the sink.

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Cable tie a length of rigid plastic tubing to the section of water pipe that is in the aquaroll...

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Thanks everyone.
I knew there would be lots of ideas.

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I use one of these.

http://www.aquaroll.com/shop/accessories/pump-connector-40-litre-aquaroll

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Quote: Originally posted by Armleywhite on 01/10/2017
Quote: Originally posted by Grampian91 on 01/10/2017
mmm nice added lead to the water




Why does it have to be lead? There are a myriad of NON lead based weights available.



Pretty sure that "lead" fishing weights have been all but fazed out anyway, all to do with the environment and that.



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Hi Enjoytowing
The aquaroll gadget looks ideal. The only problem is I'm not sure my Swift water connector would fit? Both ends seem to be fastened in place and they both appear to be bigger than the diameter of the pipe in the picture. How does it work with yours?

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Quote: Originally posted by Armleywhite on 01/10/2017
Quote: Originally posted by Grampian91 on 01/10/2017
mmm nice added lead to the water




Why does it have to be lead? There are a myriad of NON lead based weights available.



It doesn't, its just my little giggle at how mental H&S has got these days.

There will still be some lead pipework in use around the country even today. The miniscule amount of lead your likely to ingest wont be an issue.

Now if you suck on lead weights whilst fishing and start chewing them and swallowing then that maybe different.



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These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

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We sleeved the soft pipe with some new&clean waste pipe. Work well

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Quote: Originally posted by beachhuggy on 01/10/2017
Cable tie a length of rigid plastic tubing to the section of water pipe that is in the aquaroll...



I cable tied a piece of plastic covered coat hanger to it.

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We used a length of plastic tubing used to cover central heating radiator pipe, I can't take credit for this idea as it was in a caravan magazine. However, the tubing wraps around the pipe which sits in the aquaroll making it rigid, it comes in different lengths from B&Q you just cut it to size, it works a treat.

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I have been caravanning for 3 years without this issue, then suddenly found a new replacement clean filter floated to the top. Excellent ideas on this forum with solid pipe idea - much better than my solution. I ended up with a plastic pole from a dead beach tent wedged at top and with part of a dismantled coathanger bent into a U the other end, positioned around the pipe holding the filter block down to the bottom of the tank.

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I recently replaced the filter and found it floated ,after asoak it improved, I I slid a length of rigid plastic water pipe over the flexible pipe.Sorted!

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