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  1. #181
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baben View Post
    Yes I just bought the frame and 4 drawers from echo. See my trailer ad in the classifieds for 75 pics
    Funny that ECHO allowed you to buy their product. When I queried, I was told they only sell products to ECHO owners and that they required some form of proof that you own their product.

    Put me off immediately.
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  2. #182
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    I remember a little resistance at the time, but I didn't tell them I was going to use it in a conqueror. Anyway that trailer has a new happy home now

  3. #183

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeep001 View Post
    Hi Benphala

    Can you please post some pics. I am alos very concerned about the sagging part.

    Kind regards
    Edwin
    yeah i agree.. and what i found was that when you walk into the van the whole kitchen section shakes and carries on..

    so i welded ALKO stabiliser legs under the van.. when they are set the van doesnt move at all, and the kitchen stays out perfectly and doesnt shake etc on entry / exit.. (there's a pic earlier with the bikes on the front, and you can see the ALKO stands)..

    the only problem i found with these legs though is that they decrease your clearance on the front.. and they get a LOT of stone damage (i have done a LOT of offroad/dirt/stone driving)..

    I am currently designing a replacement for these using wind up jockey stands.. which of course will be removable..

    Steve
    2006 Toyota Hilux TD3.0 SR5
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  4. #184
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    Hi boys, as I started following all the Conqueror Threads in the last year I started realising that the Conqueror brand are much bigger than what I thought. Not only are they the biggest independent manufacturers in SA but also have a couple off trailers that has done very well local as well as abroad. The Commander got runner up Caravan of the year 2012 in Australia and best Bush Caravan of the year in its class 2013 by the Leisure Wheel magazine. The Conquers was voted the best trailer (in its class) of the year 2013 in Australia.
    That said, I do hope that they start reading all the Conqueror Threads on this forum so that they can concentrate on our needs.

  5. #185
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    Default Electrical Wiring Conqueror Commander

    In Australia we have a protected earthing system. The M.E.N. system has a connection between the Neutral and Earth at the earth bar and neutral bar of the switchboard. This enables us to have an alternate return path in the event of a fault current. Main reason for this is voltage stability 230/240V 50Hz.

    If we have a reverse polarity thing where neutral and active are inadvertently swapped or a fault occurs, then the earth becomes active. In this instance, if the earth has a low impedance a fault current will flow and the circuit breaker will operate.

    When caravans are wired up we also have double pole switches for socket outlets and lighting. Both active and neutrals are switched.
    The reason for this is based on simple logic. If the extension lead is wired incorrectly (active and neutral swapped) then the appliance, or socket outlet will still be intrinsically safe.

    But the caravan I received from SA was potentially a death trap.

    When I received my Conqueror Commander caravan, there was a 50mm bolt attached to the fascia of the switchboard. Connected to this were all the caravan negatives from the 12V system (OK), the 240V Earths (OK), and the neutrals from the 240V System (not OK). All actives were connected correctly at the circuit breakers.

    If the 240V neutral and the 240V active are actually swapped (by an incorrectly wired extension lead or an incorrectly wired host socket outlet) then the active is connected to the steel bolt, making the frame and the 12V negative of the system ALIVE.

    It appears odd, but in this condition the appliances in the caravan will still work OK.

    Two things can happen........

    1. Whenever you connect your faulty extension lead to the caravan the source Circuit Breaker will operate and disconnect the circuit. That is good...... This will occur only if there is a path for current flow from the frame of the caravan to earth. In most cases the rubber tyres will not allow current to flow. The drop down stabiliser legs will probably allow a circuit to be completed thus allowing the circuit to disconnect from supply.
    2.The other is more dangerous, potentially fatal. When you are standing on a the ground and touch the frame of the caravan you will have a potential difference (voltage) develop across your body, current will flow through you. The circuit breakers will not necessarily work and save your life. In fact a fault current of only 100 milli Amps (0.1 Amp)for a duration of 1 second can cause electrocution (death).

    The protected neutrals from your 240V system MUST be separated from the Earths and 12Volt system.

    Honestly the best way to deal with this is to get a licensed electrician to fix the board.

    You also have a thing called the protected neutral of the 240V system connected through the RCD. If this is not connected correctly the Residual Current Device will not work, this could also result in a fatal shock.

    Check it out, I am pretty sure electricity works in the same way in SA as Australia....

    I have gone overboard, please see picture of the switchboard. All of the 240V is on the left side with the 12V on the right side. I have used bootlace terminals to connect into the industrial DIN terminals. It does look a little untidy, but with wires attached to the switchboard it can't be helped.

    My wiring installationis now as safe as it can be.

    Rob
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  6. #186
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    Default Some mods, again.

    I have removed the canvas bags from the normal opening door to the shower door. I have installed some bins. I lost the packing space when I fitted the new NL fridge/freezer combo.
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  7. #187
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    Now that's a bakgat idea! Thanks for the picks - you just gave me quite a bit of thinking about on newly spawned ideas! 8)
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  8. #188

    Default a few mods

    Just thought I would share a few mods

    Extra sockets
    Gas burner mounted in front nose
    Water and gas connected permanently
    Solar panel controller and connection for panels
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  9. #189
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevewaller View Post
    Just thought I would share a few mods

    Water and gas connected permanently
    Hi Steve

    I would really like to see more pictures of the permanent gas/water connections. This has always been on my mind as a future mod but I could never work out how it can be done.

    Kind regards
    Edwin

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  10. #190

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeep001 View Post
    Hi Steve

    I would really like to see more pictures of the permanent gas/water connections. This has always been on my mind as a future mod but I could never work out how it can be done.

    Kind regards
    Edwin
    Hi Edwin
    I have come up with a better idea. but as I am leaving for Zim on Saturday I can only get to it in a couple of weeks.
    If you are near to Strijdompark you can come have a look before saturday
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  11. #191
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevewaller View Post
    Hi Edwin
    I have come up with a better idea. but as I am leaving for Zim on Saturday I can only get to it in a couple of weeks.
    If you are near to Strijdompark you can come have a look before saturday
    Heh he, no unfortunately I am in Cape Town and will only travel to JHB later in the year. I will wait for your "better idea".

    Good luck with your travels and enjoy.

    Kind regards
    Edwin

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  12. #192
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeep001 View Post
    Heh he, no unfortunately I am in Cape Town and will only travel to JHB later in the year. I will wait for your "better idea".

    Good luck with your travels and enjoy.

    Kind regards
    Edwin
    I just send Steve the same request regarding the water connections as I want to do the same with my Comfort.

    Enjoy your trip Steve and travel safe!
    "THE PURPOSE OF LIVE IS TO BE HAPPY ." DALAI LAMA
    Rob
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  13. #193
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    piri

    Please keep me updated as well on what you do/plan with the water. I have run around the block a few times trying to com up with a permanent water plan on the Comfort to please mommy.
    Jacques

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  14. #194
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    Does anyone have some wisdom on my shower "lid". The shower was retrofitted and apart from not opening fully it works 100%.

    This how it looks like when closed
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    How does the new spec one looks like cause I know for a fact the newer model's lid open flat to the body of the caravan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeep001 View Post
    Heh he, no unfortunately I am in Cape Town and will only travel to JHB later in the year. I will wait for your "better idea".

    Good luck with your travels and enjoy.

    Kind regards
    Edwin
    For all those interested
    I have basically run the pipes through the bulk head and then the pipes run freely down the side of the fridge
    My new plan is to run the pipes still through the bulk head but then under the fridge frame and under the fridge so as not to have the pipes rubbing against the fridge
    I have already run the fridge electrical connection this way to see if it works and it definitely seems as if this could be the better option. if you would still like pics as is now I will send them. but running out of time
    I will also send the pics of the solar frame I made to store the panels under the bed for those interested. cant wait to try this out over the next 10 days!!
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  16. #196
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevewaller View Post
    .....if you would still like pics as is now I will send them. but running out of time
    I will also send the pics of the solar frame I made to store the panels under the bed for those interested. cant wait to try this out over the next 10 days!!
    Definitely - it just got more interesting (solar panels). I have 2x80W panels and store them on the sides next to the 2 inner windows. Not ideal.

    Please keep us posted.

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  17. #197
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    I have a 105 W panel, I had a padded zip-up canvas bag made for it and store it loose inside the Companion.

    But I'm interested in the mod to store this.
    "THE PURPOSE OF LIVE IS TO BE HAPPY ." DALAI LAMA
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    VW Cross Polo 1.6 TDI (Swambo's car)
    Conqueror Companion II
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  18. #198
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    Hi Piri

    Mine goes here:

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  19. #199
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    Hi Bruce

    Is your panel permanently fixed onto the roof?
    "THE PURPOSE OF LIVE IS TO BE HAPPY ." DALAI LAMA
    Rob
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    VW Cross Polo 1.6 TDI (Swambo's car)
    Conqueror Companion II
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    No, it's removable. Like to park the van in the shade

    Cheers

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