Windang

Sunday 5th November 2006, (Windang).Back in April 2004 I made comment about how we were having trouble with water pressure at Legana caravan park, and how it kept popping our hose joints apart and caused a leak in the caravan. We have found that Windang has a similarly high water pressure, if not higher than that of Legana, and we are now once again experiencing water leaks. Legana has since fixed the problem by installing a pressure limiter on the feed to the caravan park, so we have not had the problem on other occasions we have visited there since.

The problem is that the water inlet to the van has a built in pressure limiter, but its maximum inlet pressure rating is only about 180lb and the mains pressure was a lot higher than this so the result was a leak from the seals within the pressure limiter on the van. We have not experienced the problem anywhere else in Aus. until we arrived here. The day we checked in I did notice the mains pressure was quite high, but didn’t think about it any more until another van, that had also just checked in, popped a hose off a tap inside the van and resulted in flooding the van. The owners had in the mean time gone out so were unaware until they came home, but we had turned off their water in the mean time.

This got me remembering our previous problems so we kept an eye on our previous leak area and sure enough we had another leak. We had a choice to make: Either turn off our water and just use water from the tank, but this was extremely inconvenient, or buy a pressure limiter and mount it in line with our water hose. The later option was selected although it was rather expensive, but it does seem to be working well and I do now have a limiter that can be used anywhere.

I just can’t get away from fixing TV problems with other travellers. There is a couple just behind us that were experiencing extreme problems and it was learned by them, from the friends we came here to visit, that I was the one that had a little knowledge, so I got called upon. I am not surprised they had trouble, with two faults with the cable between the outer and inner van sockets. A bit of fiddling, repairing and working now sees them with good reception, so we can both retire tonight very happy. I do still get satisfaction from helping people in that situation.

It is now starting to look like we may be here for a couple of weeks as since we have been here it has blown and rained and we have not had a chance to see or do anything, so we do intend staying here till we do get to see something of the district.