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Des H.
Des H. · Hardtop 560 Frances

Trying to find out why our 2 x 95ltr. water tanks seem to run out so quickly when free camping. Last trip we allowed water to drain into 10Ltr. buckets so as to record usage. We used approx. 100 ltrs. and our LT109-4 gauge was already showing less that a 1/4 tank left.
When filling tanks I wait until water flows from breather hole. We use the water sparingly but it's as if one tank never fills properly. Has anyone else had this problem?

John V.
John V.  

Similar thing happened to us. The pipe between the two tanks could be larger: when I full up and the water comes out of the spout, I wait 15 minutes and then fill up again. It will take a lot more. Usually do it 3 times until both tanks are chockers. Usually lasts us 5 or 6 days.

John V.
John V.  

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jacqui
jacqui  

thats a great tip John V, thanks
jacquolin NSW South coast

Kevden K.
Kevden K. · Hardtop 560 Frances

2013 Frances. First trip in it the water pump decided not to work. There is no 12-13 volts at the pump with 12volt switch on and tap open. Any tips on problem solving and where do I locate the components? Thanks.

John V.
John V.  

Check the wires connection to the battery. If they are connected properly, maybe you batter is buggered. Use a multimeter to test battery voltage. This is not in lieu of a load test. If all else fails, take it to an auto electrician and get him to do a load test on the battery

Kevden K.
Kevden K.  

Thanks John.V.
Battery is brand spanker 120AH and all other electrical fittings work okay, but I will try to trace the wiring again. My multimeter detects voltage elsewhere just not on the wires to the pump when the tap is open. Being at least the third owner and finding some questionable wiring solutions adds to the challenge. I was wondering if there is a sensor in the water plumbing that switches 12V to the pump on when you open a tap? Trouble is I don't know what it would be called, what it looks like and where it could be located.

Peter Hansen
Peter Hansen · Hardtop 560 Frances

Where is the hot water switch

John V.
John V.  

Lift up the bed and look to your left, there is a switch. Turn it on.

Joye C
Joye C  

Does the hour glass door fit 2014 Francis hard top caravan ?

peter bell
peter bell · Hardtop 609 Jensen

why hasent the jensen have a full sink in the hitchen

Alan
Alan  

Is it a quiz? .... I give up what's the answer?

Michael H.
Michael H. · Hardtop Series

Avan Aspire 555 2019. The glass section on the door is held place 4 metal clips on the flyscreen section. The top two clips have been separated and therefore not engaging to hold the glass door closed. Its a long way to the dealer so if anyone has suggestions on how to close the clips i would be appreciative.

Thanks in advance
Michael

Jeanette Small
Jeanette Small · Hardtop 560 Frances

Need to replace bi fold screen door. Where are instructions or where to buy replacement.

peter bell
peter bell · Hardtop 609 Jensen

is avan doing any discounts seeing the sydney caravan show has been cabcelles

Jack
Jack · Hardtop 563 Liam

Hi I have a leak behind the toilet leaking next to the cassete.Seems to be coming from the mesh flexible hose going to the flickmixer how do I gain access to repair.

Eelsome
Eelsome · Hardtop Series

Hi I would like to raise the height of my Francis can this be done

Mike
Mike · Hardtop 563 Liam

The fridge vents on my 563 are not in the correct place. According to the fridge manufacturers handbook that you supplied. Because this does cause a problem can you cut extra vents in correct places.
The van itself is good, we were happy with your Penrith dealer
Let me know please and Id love an answer to query about cost of replacing the door with a Camec door.

Pat H.
Pat H. · Hardtop 560 Frances

Belt on Fan in ensuite is broken. What is the best way to remove fan assembly to replace belt?

Hagen
Hagen · Hardtop 560 Frances

Hi everyone. Just noticed blisters in the paint along the rear outside corner toilet side of our 2014 Frances. Anyone have anything similar? Will try get it to Avan for a look but can't seem to find anything online. Looks like water must be getting into back corner causing electrolysis?
Cheers Derek

K.cosgrove
K.cosgrove  

Sorry cant help

Marina G.
Marina G.  

We have the same problem, but on the left front corner. Any answers?
Thanks Marina

Chris E
Chris E · Hardtop 560 Frances

2015 van
Hot water outlet dripping

Alan
Alan  

Where?
Is it the pressure valve?

Lois and Colin
Lois and Colin · Hardtop 560 Frances

We want to change the shower outlet drain. It wont let water out fast enough. Has anyone changed the drain hoses?

K.cosgrove
K.cosgrove  

Sorry cant help with that

Alan
Alan  

Ours doesn't drain well because it seems to be in a higher spot than the shower tray. We have to use a squeegie to get the last bit of water out.
Think the pipes are ok though

Chris E
Chris E  

Hi we had drainage problems and when we drained the sink water came up into the shower.
I made a separate drain for the shower and problem fixed.

Lois and Colin
Lois and Colin  

Hi Chris. did you use the existing hose or did you drill down though the floor and install new plumbing to the exterior.

Chris E
Chris E  

Used existing hose.
Two hoses had a junction so spit them there and rejoined sink hose to original outlet. Made an outlet for the shower going straight out of the back of the van. Also rerouted the sink drain to give it a constant grade so water wont pool in the low bits.

Lois and Colin
Lois and Colin  

Hi Chris. Sounds like you have a slightly different configuration to me which i have come to expect from Avan. Back to the drawing board for me. Thank you for your input.

Eelsome
Eelsome · Hardtop 560 Frances

Hi what rims are used on the Francis

Ken B
Ken B · Hardtop 560 Frances

We have just bought a 2013 Avan Frances and were wondering what tyre pressure people have found is best

aussiekeith
aussiekeith  

38psi on tar, about 14psi on sand, about 28psi on corrugated roads. Note that a lot depends on quality of tyre and the construction of its sidewall

I Luke
I Luke · Hardtop 563 Liam

how much did a avan liam cost in 2009

Marian
Marian · Hardtop 560 Frances

Just picked our frances caravan wet away for a few days all good at this point of time we had one issues our entry door from the inside was hard to open has anyone had this problem? Regards Marian

Lew b
Lew b  

Yes our door hard to open from inside. Our van is a555 aspire .screws holding door frame are into insulation foam .

Chris
Chris · Hardtop 560 Frances

i have a 2013 avan frances am having trouble putting the hot water on gas any suggestions will be helpful.

Robert ALLEN
Robert ALLEN · Hardtop 609 Owen

Where is the circuit breaker for the air con?

ROB

Gazz
Gazz  

In over head cupboard above rangehood

kate
kate  

ours is on the outside at the foot of the lift up queen bed, ours is a Jensen, similar. Hope this helps..

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