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General Discussion / Re: Draining Mk 5 water tank
« Last post by Seals on July 19, 2019, 05:55:24 PM »
Another point...TT say that using the pump to drain the tank leaves 10L in the tank.
General Discussion / Re: Draining Mk 5 water tank
« Last post by Seals on July 19, 2019, 05:53:19 PM »
Thanks Jason😊
General Discussion / Re: Draining Mk 5 water tank
« Last post by MarkA on July 19, 2019, 05:33:43 PM »
On a MK3 the filter for the rear tank is located at the rear of the van on the LH side. I disconnect the line there and use a drill pump to suck the tank dry and or to cycle tank cleaner back into the fill point,  I’m not sure if the front tank is set up the same but it would make sense.
General Discussion / Re: Draining Mk 5 water tank
« Last post by Eelezy on July 19, 2019, 01:37:07 PM »
What about the mark three's? Any ideas?
General Discussion / Re: Draining Mk 5 water tank
« Last post by Ranger on July 19, 2019, 09:40:53 AM »
Hi Seals,

Try parking your Scout with the RHS wheel elevated on the kerb (so any water drains to the tank outlet), open the ball valve where the Scout has an external water connection for the shower and turn on the water pump. It will drain a full tank in about 7-8 minutes and you can leave the pump on while you flush with fresh water via the tank filler. Less hassle that removing hoses and also allows you to flush the pump and hoses at the same time.

Cheers, Jason.
Topaz Topaz / Re: Topaz items wanted
« Last post by Nomadic on July 18, 2019, 09:59:55 PM »
Our Topaz had the table and the swing arm mount missing as well. I made a new swing arm from 50 x 50 aluminium tube and drilled a holes to take a split 25mm pipe for the pivot pins. A new table top was made from 3.2mm aluminium plate and had it powder coated. It’s lightweight and strong.
We kept the table top small because we didn’t want it to take up too much space. Made ours 600x400mm and it’s big enough for two to eat at. Stays over the bed at night (N/S bed configuration.
Topaz Topaz / Re: Topaz items wanted
« Last post by Cruiser 105Tvan on July 18, 2019, 12:59:20 PM »
Might help yourself a bit more if you include the year of Manufacture of your Topaz in your Post.
Also whether the bed is E-W or N-S (across or along) the van.
Topaz Topaz / Topaz items wanted
« Last post by crowles on July 17, 2019, 02:27:59 PM »
This is a long-shot but here it is....We purchased a second-hand Topaz recently and after its first short trip, we identified a few internal items that we would like to add to the current configuration of our van.
It came with the correct table system but the Topaz tabletop was missing. We have contacted Tracktrailer but as they are no longer making the previous models, these items are not readily or affordably available as have to be manufactured as one-off items.
We are also interested in sourcing the easy-lift roof-raising bar.
Not sure if anyone has manufactured bolsters to go around the bed but would be interested in any tips/ideas for this as well.
We are based in Melbourne.
Electrical and Wiring / Re: 12V Vs Inverter
« Last post by Cruiser 105Tvan on July 16, 2019, 03:13:52 PM »
I'm with Mark on this.
If you use an inverter to go 12V. up to 240V. there is a big draw at the 12V. side of things.
Far better and safer to keep voltages as low as practical.
I have to use a CPAP machine while sleeping. 
The batteries in the trailer and car last longer at 12V power than using an inverter to power it.
I believe you could use an Inverter while driving around in the tow vehicle for cameras and things, but you'd need to be careful with ventilation/cooling of the Inverter.

Good luck, like to know how you work it out finally.
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