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Message posted by diablo07/10/2021 at 5:34pm
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i know this sounds crazy. We are on a seasonal pitch and need to take the caravan to be serviced for a couple of hours. Being seasonal, we are heavily set up in the awning with just about everything, home from home. Is there any genius way of leaving the detached awning half in place with supports so we don't need to empty it and pack it?

Message posted by macquatic07/10/2021 at 5:39pm
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Doubt it!
The problem you've got is taking the awning bead out of the rail.
Best option would be getting the 'van serviced on site - no hassle!

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Message posted by diablo07/10/2021 at 6:12pm
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thanks, you are right. I have tried to get serviced on site but unfortunately due to all th newbies buying caravans, everyone is booked solid

Message posted by iank0108/10/2021 at 7:35am
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When we were seasonal we paid the dealership extra for their tech to come to the caravan. The awning needs to be taken out of the rail and to do that means removing the pegs. What if they need to keep the caravan over night or for a few days if they find damp?

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You could just remove it, roll it up and put the poles to one side,rather than bag it.
Dealers normally want cupboards and bed boxes clear so they can carry out damp checks and inspect the gas and water pipes easily.
Ours ask that you remove most stuff for that reason.
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Message posted by Jax36509/10/2021 at 3:36pm
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Get a mobile service engineer just to check your gas and electric (and your running gear, maybe) if you don't need a full habitation check.

So if you already know there's no damp, or anything else that needs to be sorted, just go for the gas and electric checks and a running gear check, and it's a lot cheaper.



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The OP states they have tried a mobile engineer and they are all booked.

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Message posted by 664DaveS via mobile 10/10/2021 at 12:00am
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It needs jacking up for a running gear check as the brakes should be checked and adjusted.

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