Swift caravan hob glass sliding out.

Freddy55 replied on 15/11/2019 22:22

Posted on 15/11/2019 21:59 by Matthews1963

Has anyone else had issues with the hob glass cover falling out onto the floor whilst towing the caravan , I have a new 2019 swift challenger. 

Posted on 15/11/2019 22:22

Exactly the same for me, same van. I’ve reported it to the dealer that the glass flying out has damaged the cupboard opposite, so needs replacing. Still waiting...

richardandros replied on 16/11/2019 05:18

Posted on 16/11/2019 05:18

This happened to our Thetford Cooker in our new Knaus, just after we got it. Since we always have rubber covers over the glass tops above the sink and the cooker - to stop scratching (the sort you can use as a shower mat) - it stopped it flying off.

Literally a two minute job to re-tighten the two grub screws that hold it in place and haven't had a problem since. (Be careful not to over-tighten, otherwise there is a danger of cracking the glass)

Tigi replied on 16/11/2019 18:33

Posted on 16/11/2019 18:33

In short highly unusual, never seen a reference to this before.  

Phishing replied on 16/11/2019 19:46

Posted on 16/11/2019 19:46

Mine fell out on a new van last trip, its a Coachman with thetford cooker. Its due for first service so will get it done under warranty. Apparently quite common, just another of those really crap engineering ideas foisted on the caravan community. 

My last one wouldnt stay in the mountings in the last van, stuck some 3M 1mm thick foam underneath the pad that grips the lid and it stayed put. In hindsight....

 

 

 

ABM replied on 17/11/2019 17:00

Posted on 16/11/2019 05:18 by richardandros

This happened to our Thetford Cooker in our new Knaus, just after we got it. Since we always have rubber covers over the glass tops above the sink and the cooker - to stop scratching (the sort you can use as a shower mat) - it stopped it flying off.

Literally a two minute job to re-tighten the two grub screws that hold it in place and haven't had a problem since. (Be careful not to over-tighten, otherwise there is a danger of cracking the glass)

Posted on 17/11/2019 17:00

R & R ,

  If you find loose  little grub screws in such a position I recommend the application of something that's available to most  'vanners --  lacking a small bottle of 'LOCTITE'  snaffle an almost empty bottle of  nail varnish  embarassed.  Apply a tiny drop onto the screw thread and gently retighten. Should they ever slacken again --just blame the provider of the 'varnish  wink.