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Windsor Rapid

Windsor Rapid Questions & Answers

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22 questions from our users

christine e.

christine e.asked

How do you get the toilet working

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BILL
BILL

what isnt working the pump or the leaver to open it.


Mark

Markasked

Hi there, have bought a 2006 Windsor Rapid14 foot. Do I need a hitch and sway bars. I have a 4 WD Pajero. Thanks

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Maryella
Maryella

We had sway bars n a tow hitch.We had a 4x4 Ford Ranger.

BILL
BILL

HI MARK its a matter of safety for me,. You will find the van will be more stable & predictable . The hitch is an option as well. For a 14 ft van I would just stick with a tow ball set up unless your doing a lot of off road, then a better hitch is a good way to go. , but I do recommend sway bars but thats me Hope this helps you.

Mark
Mark

Thanks Bill, I will follow your advice, cheers Mark


David

Davidasked

Where can I get a weatherproof cover for the fold out bed on my Windsor 452 off road caravan,as there is a gap both sides when the lid of the bed is in the up position?
David Hogg.(mobile #0407876905).If you can help.

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BILL
BILL

Hi DAVID
I got a length of sail track , [I used the double sided type to get a stronger hold & seal]. I salastic & screwed it down as high as I could on the front of the van. I then bought a grey tarp , [ not sure of size but about 3mtrs x 4 mtrs] . Then got a length of sail track rope sewn into the middle of both ends the width of the van . If you then slide it into the sail track you will have about half a mtr on either side & about 1 mtr out the front. This allows me to either leave it hang down or pole it out for more air flow. I then put a screw in both ends of the sail track to stop the tarp from moving. Then had eyes put in the corners to pole it out. I got another tent pole the width of the van & screwed another sail track on it & fed the tarp into it. What you are left with is sail track on van & pole & track on the bottom with an over lap on the sides. You dont have to go this far but I did, I put 3 of those knobs on the side of a ute to hold the tarp down & put them on both sides of the van, Now what this allows me to do.
I get shack cord & pull the outer edges together under the tarp making it the width of the van, I then role the tarp up on the tent pole till it is just over the handles on the bed door. this keeps the van clean in travel as well as weather proof. I then het shock cord from the knobs on the side to the handles etc to hold the tarp still during travel. you can also use the handle on the front to connect shock cord to. If you don;t want to do this you can roll it up completely & tie it down but you would have to put tie down points on the sail track when you put it on. Mine is a full van but if yours is a pop top you will have a lower roof. To over come the fall you want in the rain I slide an up turned bucket in on top of the door to give me enough fall for rain. Hope this makes seens & helps you BILL


Chris Green

Chris Greenasked

What price is a outside fold up table on Windsor caravan?
Need to replace our

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Gayl

Gaylasked

Does anybody know the weight, the tare weight, and the tow ball weight, of a 1988 Windsor/Windcheater caravan?

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Kelly B

Kelly Basked

Hi,
Could you tell me what type of suspension (brand) does a rapid Windsor 2013 549 have?

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BILL
BILL

HI KELLY
I cant help you with brand name. All I can say is they are as good as all the others & are probable imported???? Mine is 7 leaf springs { no shocks} I took them off my self & took them to a spring works in BRISBANE were they reset them & add 2 extra full length leaves. This raised them by around 50 mm. I haven't used it much since but it tows very well. I would have no issues taking it off road in medium conditions. The main thing in off road towing is who's doing the driving. Hope this helps you.
BILL

Sharon
Sharon

Hi Kelly
I’ve got no idea but if you put your question to the Windsor Rapid and Coromal caravan enthusiasts FB GROUP
I and sure they would know.


Helen M

Helen Masked

Does a 2001 windsor rapid have a aluminium frame or a wooden framed?

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BILL
BILL

AS CORAMAL are now Windsor builders I would start with them. There head office is in WA. Good luck let us know.

Helen M
Helen M

2001 Windsor Rapid has an aluminium frame.


Jenny

Jennyasked

Where do I mount the bed flies for our 16' 2007 Windsor Rapid?

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BILL
BILL

Hi JENNY
Mine is a full caravan type & I have glued & screwed a length of sail track across the top & had a sail track rope put in the middle of a grey tarp & slide it on. I got the tarp long enough to hang down the side & long enough to come out the front about 500 over the door . I hold it up & away from the door with 2 poles & ropes. just been to INSKIP POINT in some rain & heat & it works great.
PS I used double sided sail track for better contact area & seal.
BILL


neville

nevilleasked

Has any owner done the Gibb River in their rapid with the out back pack RTV option? Neville

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BILL
BILL

cant help you hear but would be interested in the answers.

Nicko
Nicko

We just completed it with a rapid 494S off road pack (2012) without major issue. Let the tyres down to 26psi when cold and drove to conditions. This was anywhere between 20-80km/hr but most was about 50-60km/hr. If you are on the radio there is great communication between drivers for overtaking. We also tried to box everything up to stop as much sliding but the they still move and wear the cupboards superficially only. I think my battery died from age (5 years) and not the vibration but wI’ll never know. It is hard to seal the dust out but many people tape the vents but just remember to open it up to use the gas etc.
Have fun if you go.

neville
neville

Bill, thank you for your advise, since the posting we purchased a used Kimberley karavan to do our off road treks. However I am glad to put yourr experience into our dairy..Nev


0418353434

0418353434asked

I have 2005 windor rapid the water pump has stop working a fuse has blond I can not find them can any body tell me were to look?
regards peter

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giraffe
giraffe

Sorry , no idea.
Jayne

Rodney W
Rodney W

In our 2009 model they sit in the front right hand side boot with the battery charger. Its a covered box with star head screws.

BILL
BILL

in the front right hand side door there should be a black box. the fuses are in there


Liz

Lizasked

What are the batteries for in the toilet cassette please help?

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mitch
mitch

Hi Liz,

I'm not sure as I don't have this.

Rodney W
Rodney W

When the toilet cassete is full a little red light shows next to the hand pump on top of the toilet. Only had it happen once or twice. Keep an eye on the battery holder and change batteries before they leak and destroy the battery holder.


Ray55

Ray55asked

Can someone tell me if there is a weight restriction on the bed ends, for a larger male?
130 kg

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BILL
BILL

I mounted an aluminium tool box on the front with a piece of pine in top for the bed to rest on. Serves 2 purposes, storage & support.
BILL


Irvine S

Irvine Sasked

Love our 2005 Rapid , but has anyone had a problem with leaks along the bed top where it joins the main frame? If so how was it repaired?

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Daryl grey nomad
Daryl grey nomad

do you mean where the metal roof section joins the van or is it the metal cover that forms the front or rear section when the bed is folded up if it's the metal cover the hods the bad in when you travel it could be around the seams of that roof section you will have to remove the silicon fron the joins and reseal it with silicon and wipe it with metho and retest for water leaks


Mel

Melasked

We have purchased a 2008 Windsor Rapid and would like to remove the table base from the floor. Can anyone tell how this is removed?

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LOZ
LOZ

I would like to know that as well, wanting to do the same thing?????

brad
brad

1,remove the table from the base.
2,unscrew the steel pin in the centre of the base witch holds it down.
3,Remove base there will probably be a ring mark on the floor but will fade


Davo

Davoasked

We are considering buying a new Windsor Rapid RA501 2016 (demo) semi off road (ie raised suspension). Faults, problems, delights? Please elaborate. David.

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Johno
Johno

Hi Dave

I dont know much about the new models unfortunately.

Sorry

Thomas B
Thomas B

Please read my updated review... I would not touch a Windsor or Coramel van. The manufacturer does not care at all and once the pathetic 12 month warrantee expires they will treat you like crap and you are on your own.. Please read the warning at the bottom of my review. Cheers

Daryl grey nomad
Daryl grey nomad

the new model are all made in WA I don't know as to whether they have changed the way that the beds were made if they have not changed the base it might still be made with a wooden frame that has finger joints that let go the older ones tend to bow in the middle. I hope that this is of help


Chris

Chrisasked

We are thinking of buying a single end Rapid 430 about 10 years old. Is there anything we should look for; rust, leaks etc. Also can anyone comment on the efficiency and noise of the air conditioning unit? Any other advice would be appreciated. Cheers. Chris

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Daryl grey nomad
Daryl grey nomad

Check the air con by turning it on if you don't heare any noises also check the lights if it is a ducted unit the lights will be in the head peace on the wardrobe if they flash from one to the other there is a problem also check the fridge vent (out side) and see if there has been any water damage from the fridge also in the cupboards. lookfor water stains under the floor external. If the bed is bowed when it is opened up there is a problem with the frame this can be fixed if you are a handy man

Chris
Chris

Oh. Thanks Daryl. We'll keep those in mind.
Cheers
Chris


Salzie

Salzieasked

Hi All, I have a Windsor Rapid 14ft on road model and would like to know how it performs on dirt roads over long distances. Does anyone have any experience or advice please?

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Daryl grey nomad
Daryl grey nomad

I would be reluctant to travel on any dirt road for a long distance as the van was not made for that and you could void your insurance and the dust that gets inside is hard to remove

Salzie
Salzie

Thanks Daryl for the feedback :)


Rachael

Rachaelasked

How do you remove the microwave from Windsor Rapid Expanda 521? Thanks. Having trouble finding screws as the microwave blew up.

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Johno
Johno

The screws on my van are under the microwave

It depends on the size of your fridge and the ease of access as to how you can remove it

Daryl grey nomad
Daryl grey nomad

you have to look under the supporting shelf there should be 2 round hex head type nuts that retain the microwave I hope this is helpful

Tammie Peatey
Tammie Peatey

Hi Rachael
We are also trying to remove the microwave as it has failed. The screws appear to be under the shelf (no gap) that is connect to the fridge cabinet. I think we must have to go through the fridge vent on the outside to gain access to these bolts. Did you have any success with removing yours?


Marilyn

Marilynasked

We have an off road Windsor Rapid2010.When it rains Our bed fly wets the bed linen all around .The plastic strip that runs around the base of the bed fly is the main culprit .what can we do to rectify this problem other than pegging plastic rubbish bags around the bed I wet weather. Not a good recommendation for WindsorRapid.

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Johno
Johno

Hi

This is the first time I have ever heard of this as the Windsor is meant to be the best at keepin the rain out.

I have just installed a Kakadu bed end that helps with the rain but more importantly the direct sun.

These are the best at keeping water off and will make the bed ends as dark as a cave and cool in summer

Daryl grey nomad
Daryl grey nomad

when you make the bed make sure that the plastic is standing up between the fly and the mattress it'si a matter of trial and error

Rodney W
Rodney W

Get some sail track and some plastic clears custom made to cover the bed end to ensure no canvas gets wet at all. The side plastic clears clip on with press studs the front clear can stay on sail track rolled up stowed when you fold the bed end away . You can still watch the rain outside in bed.


WINDSOR

WINDSORasked

I have a windsor windcheater 1988 with independent suspension . What is the load rating of the suspension?

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Daryl grey nomad
Daryl grey nomad

sorry my entice has leaf springs have a look in your storage boot there should be specs in there or google Windsor web site if no luck see a dealer they may have some idear


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