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Air con installation for Sprite Splash

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29 Aug 2007 @ 12:51:24 pm
Isobel
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Can any one give me advice on the best position to fit an aircon into a Splash. Maybe also what size of aircon will be adequate as well as contact numbers of people that can install it for us or will it be best to go to the agents. I just feel that they can be very expensive when it comes to these type of extras.
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29 Aug 2007 @ 22:43:19 pm
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Hi . A split unit aircon is definately the best route to go . a 9000 btu would be more than adequite, with the condensor (motor unit ) in the nose cone , and the inside unit as high as possible and far as possible from the door . No need to go to agents - they will only subcontract it , costing you much more . Where are you based ?, then we can forward you some contact details . enjoy your caravan .. louis
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31 Aug 2007 @ 09:01:15 am
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Hi Louis, thanks for the response, we are in Brackendowns, south of JHB. I phoned this one guy, and he was telling me that we should mount the inside unit under the bed...apparently the only possible place on a Splash?!
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16 Sep 2007 @ 06:48:24 am
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I have to agree with Louis A split unit with the compressor in the nose cone and the split unit we have fitted on the cupboard above the bed works perfectly
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16 Sep 2007 @ 17:31:28 pm
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AIRCON UNDER THE BED NO GO I HAD ONE ,NOT SO GOOD WILLEM
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30 Jan 2019 @ 12:16:03 pm
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Hi everybody I want to put in a aircon in my splash just whant to know what is the best and most convenient place above bed ,above window or on the other side by extra double bed

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30 Jan 2019 @ 12:20:29 pm
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Hi everybody I want to put in a aircon in my splash just whant to know what is the best and most convenient place above bed ,above window or on the other side by extra double bed

Also I am putting a spare wheel bracket on my nose cone of the trailer any advice on this

 

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31 Jan 2019 @ 16:49:11 pm
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I assume wben you say trailer you refer to your caravan.

I have done that with a bracket for ease of access. Baie slim. After 18months of moving the spare out of the way for access to the nosebox, I realised that the chances of a flat tyre is fairly low.

After all the frustration, I had the bracket removed and swopped it for fitting the spare in the middle under the van right after the axle. Out of the way a d centering the new weight.

The nose fitted sparewheel translates into an additional 25kg+ on your nose weight. 

I will try to place fotos below.

 

 

 

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23 Feb 2021 @ 20:32:25 pm
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I assume wben you say trailer you refer to your caravan.

I have done that with a bracket for ease of access. Baie slim. After 18months of moving the spare out of the way for access to the nosebox, I realised that the chances of a flat tyre is fairly low.

After all the frustration, I had the bracket removed and swopped it for fitting the spare in the middle under the van right after the axle. Out of the way a d centering the new weight.

The nose fitted sparewheel translates into an additional 25kg+ on your nose weight. 

I will try to place fotos below.

 

 

 

Hi what is your caravan? I’m particularly interested on your stabilizer bracket. It looks like my Tando bracket, but it is in line with the bottom of the nose. I have installed my bracket 4cm below the A frame as per instructions but I had the problem that the bracket was touching the ground sometimes over speed humps so I was wondering if I could fit my bracket like yours. Thank you. 

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23 Feb 2021 @ 21:30:49 pm
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Hi what is your caravan? I’m particularly interested on your stabilizer bracket. It looks like my Tando bracket, but it is in line with the bottom of the nose. I have installed my bracket 4cm below the A frame as per instructions but I had the problem that the bracket was touching the ground sometimes over speed humps so I was wondering if I could fit my bracket like yours. Thank you. 

Hi Rodrigo,

I have a 2017 Penta which I fitted with a 1,8ton axle and 15" rims and 165/70 tyres.

I also had a suspesion lift done to add another 55mm in height.

So my van runs slightly higher than regular.

I have a 4x4 Offroad stabiliser which only works to dampen caravan sway, it does not lift the van and car to align for upward movement dampening. It was the only stabiliser the dealership technical guys felt will be heavy duty enough for the caravan.

I hope this helps you.

Jesus saves all who do the will of the Father Matt 7:21-23
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24 Feb 2021 @ 07:18:39 am
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Hi what is your caravan? I’m particularly interested on your stabilizer bracket. It looks like my Tando bracket, but it is in line with the bottom of the nose. I have installed my bracket 4cm below the A frame as per instructions but I had the problem that the bracket was touching the ground sometimes over speed humps so I was wondering if I could fit my bracket like yours. Thank you. 

It might be Trapezium

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Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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24 Feb 2021 @ 12:32:38 pm
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Hi . A split unit aircon is definately the best route to go . a 9000 btu would be more than adequite, with the condensor (motor unit ) in the nose cone , and the inside unit as high as possible and far as possible from the door . No need to go to agents - they will only subcontract it , costing you much more . Where are you based ?, then we can forward you some contact details . enjoy your caravan .. louis

Hi

I agree to put a 9000btu in. the outdoor unit is fine in the nose cone but just make sure there is enough air flow. in my sprite scenic this was a problem. the outdoor unit must have suffisient airflow to cool the gas down. i have installed extra vents on the sides as well as the back and the bottom. also the hot outgoing air must be taken out so that it does not get sucked back in to the back. i have put n 300mm duct pipe to blow out the hot air away from the condenser.

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24 Feb 2021 @ 12:35:52 pm
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It might be Trapezium

Geert,

The stabiliser is named "4x4 Offroad" and is definitely not the Trapezium.

Jesus saves all who do the will of the Father Matt 7:21-23
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24 Feb 2021 @ 12:40:47 pm
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The construction of the stabaliser also resembles that of the Tando. It also relies on friction plates to stabalise sway. 

It was developed for offroad trailers and caravans specifically. Slightly more robust and has a 'tighter' operation. It swivels up and down easily for offroad purposes. Only the sideways sway is catered for.

Jesus saves all who do the will of the Father Matt 7:21-23
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26 Feb 2021 @ 09:05:37 am
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Hi what is your caravan? I’m particularly interested on your stabilizer bracket. It looks like my Tando bracket, but it is in line with the bottom of the nose. I have installed my bracket 4cm below the A frame as per instructions but I had the problem that the bracket was touching the ground sometimes over speed humps so I was wondering if I could fit my bracket like yours. Thank you. 

Just have a look at how low to the ground your van is.  I had mine also placed under floor. But once i had to stop next to the road and realised that with my body I will not be able to crawl under the van to remove it and it will be hell to lift it back into place in that confined space.  Can you imagine it rain and you crawl underneath the van to get the spare.

I am thinking of something like the winch up pulley on LDV for the spare wheel.

For now I drop my vans spare put the caravans on the same cable.

 

Next I want to work on where I can fit a secure bracket to lift the van. At current I detach the caravan from the tow vehicle and drop it as low as possible then extend the rear corner steady as much a possible then lift the van with the nose wheel then just extend the corner steady to secure.  This so fare was sufficient to lift the van to get a tyre off and on the van

 

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26 Feb 2021 @ 12:43:03 pm
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Just have a look at how low to the ground your van is.  I had mine also placed under floor. But once i had to stop next to the road and realised that with my body I will not be able to crawl under the van to remove it and it will be hell to lift it back into place in that confined space.  Can you imagine it rain and you crawl underneath the van to get the spare.

I am thinking of something like the winch up pulley on LDV for the spare wheel.

For now I drop my vans spare put the caravans on the same cable.

 

Next I want to work on where I can fit a secure bracket to lift the van. At current I detach the caravan from the tow vehicle and drop it as low as possible then extend the rear corner steady as much a possible then lift the van with the nose wheel then just extend the corner steady to secure.  This so fare was sufficient to lift the van to get a tyre off and on the van

 

Swanie

I have thought through the issue of placing the sparewheel, especially after having it fitted on the nose for a while before I moved it to under the chassis.. How often have you had to change a tyre on your van?

I hear your argument of getting underneath to work with the spare.

I do however want to caution owners of newer vans re the use of the steadies to get the van in a jacked up position. With the newer vans, the modular chassis is not designed to carry the weight of the van. Chances are that one can damage the chassis especially with a laden van.

Best place for jacking the van remains the axle.

To utilise the steadies as a safety precaution, that will be fine, as long as it does not carry the total weight of the van.

 

Jesus saves all who do the will of the Father Matt 7:21-23
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26 Feb 2021 @ 15:57:52 pm
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Swanie

I have thought through the issue of placing the sparewheel, especially after having it fitted on the nose for a while before I moved it to under the chassis.. How often have you had to change a tyre on your van?

I hear your argument of getting underneath to work with the spare.

I do however want to caution owners of newer vans re the use of the steadies to get the van in a jacked up position. With the newer vans, the modular chassis is not designed to carry the weight of the van. Chances are that one can damage the chassis especially with a laden van.

Best place for jacking the van remains the axle.

To utilise the steadies as a safety precaution, that will be fine, as long as it does not carry the total weight of the van.

 

Pottie,

Ek stem saam maar ek gaan my band druk na voor elke gebruik,  Ek het gelukkig nog nie pap band op wa gekry nie.  Maar ek moet die moontlikheid voorsien dit kan gebeur.

 

Die stedies is 'n presies wat hulle naam se hulle is.  Maar glo my jy gaan seil soos ,n slang om die domkrag onder die as in tekry as daai band pap is.  Vir daai rede wil ek die domkrag punt bou.  vir my is dit verstommend dat die vervaardigers nog nie aan dit gedink het nie

en al wat dit hoef te wees is 'n plat stukkie waar die domkrag teen / op kan druk as dit nodig is  veral met die modular onderstelle

Kom ons gaan kamp
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27 Feb 2021 @ 16:08:55 pm
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Met "Awol" , weens die feit dat die lugreëlingkas in die neus sit, is die noodwiel ook onder die wa. Ek het 2 keer "geoefen" om die wiel uit te kry en te vervang en glo my, dis 'n joppie en 'n half - ..... moeilik maar tog moontlik om die noodwiel uit te kry. Om die hele stelletjie, met die wiel wat vervang is weer in posisie onder die wa te kry is, is moeilik - jy moet armspiere gebruik om die hele spul weer op te kry!! 

Ek stem saam dat papwiele nie so algemeen is nie (miskien is ek maar net gelukkig innocent) maar ek ry wel, sedert Bosapie se dae al, twee kannetjies bandherstel njoba njoba saam, net om te verseker dat ek hopelik NIE nodig het om daardie sware wiel (onthou ek het die 4x4 bande - 15 duim) te moet hanteer nie!!

Hou maar duim vas!

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01 Mar 2021 @ 08:24:12 am
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Hi what is your caravan? I’m particularly interested on your stabilizer bracket. It looks like my Tando bracket, but it is in line with the bottom of the nose. I have installed my bracket 4cm below the A frame as per instructions but I had the problem that the bracket was touching the ground sometimes over speed humps so I was wondering if I could fit my bracket like yours. Thank you. 

Rodrigo you will have to do a test.  When you have fitted the Tando to your tow vehicle and caravan you will have to make a turn with the combination as sharp as possible towards the side that the bracket is fitted on the A-frame.

When doing this the arm of the Tando is pushed back as far as possible on that bracket.  If for some reason you see that the rear tip of the stabilizing arm is moving in underneath  the A frame then you will know why the bracket is mounted that low on the caravan.

If the tip of the stabilizing arm do not pass underneath the A frame at all when doing a sharp turn to that side then you can consider lifting the bracket a bit to stop it from touching speed bumps.

You must remember however that if you raise the bracket it could have a big effect on the angle of the arm pointing upwards as the mount point of the Tando fitting on the tow vehicle is very low.  This is a given and you can not change that.

 

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01 Mar 2021 @ 12:29:44 pm
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Rodrigo you will have to do a test.  When you have fitted the Tando to your tow vehicle and caravan you will have to make a turn with the combination as sharp as possible towards the side that the bracket is fitted on the A-frame.

When doing this the arm of the Tando is pushed back as far as possible on that bracket.  If for some reason you see that the rear tip of the stabilizing arm is moving in underneath  the A frame then you will know why the bracket is mounted that low on the caravan.

If the tip of the stabilizing arm do not pass underneath the A frame at all when doing a sharp turn to that side then you can consider lifting the bracket a bit to stop it from touching speed bumps.

You must remember however that if you raise the bracket it could have a big effect on the angle of the arm pointing upwards as the mount point of the Tando fitting on the tow vehicle is very low.  This is a given and you can not change that.

 

That's very true, thanks for pointing that out. The van is current at Loftus and as soon as I get it back I'll check that.

Rodrigo

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