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Split relay not charging leisure battery
Hi all.

I have an issue where my leisure battery is not being charged from the alternator while driving. This is done via a split charge relay in a 2004 Chausson Welcome 28.
EHU 230v no issues the battery, with a volt meter its charging. When the engine is running then leisure battery is only showing 12.1v
I have a CBE pc100 control panel with a DS-304sr unit.

Trouble shoot so far:
Both large fuses at the car and leisure battery ok
Removed the panel on the DS unit fuses ok but after that it’s a mess of wires.

Any help please.

Date: 13.11.2021 · Author: Welcome_28 · 10 Replies
The Getaway (Dungarvan, Co. Waterford) is open for Winter!
The Getaway is open for the Winter !

We have much to offer with our old barn (The Nook ) offering a cozy place to meet and have some craic. With plenty of seating, a wood stove, free WiFi and a campers kitchen. Takeaway meals are also available, delivered from our super local pub, Bridgie Terries Bar & Restaurant.

The site itself provides 15 hard standing Bays all with EHU, a fully equipped Service Bay with Toilet and features around the 4 acre Eco Park to explore, including The View, Secret Garden and Goat Island.

Our usual attractions such as the adjacent Mountain Walks, Cycle routes and the accessibilty to The Greenway all from our gate, are of course still available.

The Getaway is a great venue for individual as well as group bookings. ( Priority rates given for Xmas / New year groups etc )
For bookings please go to the website, call 087 352 7851 or email to discuss your requirements.


Date: 11.11.2021 · Author: The Getaway · 2 Replies
Is Your Ducato Leaking Oil
My 2005 Ducato X244 engine started leaking oil from the front oil seal on the crankshaft. 18 months ago while getting a new timing belt fitted I also got a new oil seal fitted.
The leak continued, although not as bad (there is 150k on the enginel
I started digging on various forums about the issues.
Many said the leak is the result of garages using the 5W30 oil recommended for the 2007 onwards X250 engines on the older X244 engines.
The recommended oil for the X244 engine is 10W40.
I got the oil in the engine drained and refilled with 10W40. The oil leak has stopped.
So, if any of you have a bit of a leak on your X244 (pre 2007) Ducato first make sure you have the correct oil before spending on new seals.

The opinion of many on the forums was that the engineering tolerances in the older engines are not as tight as in the newer ones, so the thinner oil leaks out. It makes sense.

Date: 11.11.2021 · Author: baguette · 3 Replies
European trip routes
My route, it has taken 15 years to complete, many roads travelled more than once

Date: 11.11.2021 · Author: baguette · 8 Replies
2022 MHCC Meets (still some TBC)
Early list - more to be added.


14th 15th The Corner House Bar, Lurgan


11th 12th Ferrybank Campsite


Bannow Bay Confirmed with Bannow Bay, 16th 17th 18th 19th - St Patricks Day


(Exact date TBC) MHCC ‘Vive-Le-France” trip to Brittany/Normandy.

15th 16th 17th April Easter at our School CL, Portstewart - School will be available all week.


Malin Head - May the Fourth be with you - Bank Holiday weekend

13th 14th 15th NW200 Portstewart School CL

29th 30th 1st May Westlodge Hotel, Bantry


3rd 4th 5th Vantastival

The Hub


29-31 JULY 2022 Sunflowerfest

24th - 30th July Red Sails


Norman View

26th to 29th The Hub (NI bank holiday weekend) (TBC)


2nd 3rd 4th Strandcamping Doonbeg

Air Show Portrush (TBC)

Jean Andersons Thatch Pub


Halloween at The Getaway


Atlantic Sessions Portstewart School

Date: 04.11.2021 · Author: Ally · 1 Replies
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