‘Teppanyaki’ grill

We wanted some means to cook alfresco while away in the caravan, the usual suspect being a bbq. Looking around for ideas, we could continue to use our small charcoal bbq, although not particularly portable, but maybe change it for a fold away one. Or perhaps a gas one, lots of different ones either using... Continue Reading →

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Nose weight

Nose weight is a very important consideration for a caravan. It's importance is to do with safety and stability. It's the weight measured at the hitch pushing down on the tow bar. The maximum nose weight for a Freedom Jetstream is 50kg, the minimum 25kg. From a safety point of view the nose weight mustn't... Continue Reading →

Wiring diagrams

The following diagrams are for the Freedom Jetstream 1st Class (2016 model), they may also be the same or similar for other models in the range. Please note, I have electrical experience and have posted this for information purposes. Do not attempt to modify things unless you have the knowledge required to do so. Click to... Continue Reading →

Two gang usb socket

Even before we bought the caravan, I knew the standard single socket wouldn't be enough, and always planned to change it. I liked the idea of being able to have USB charging too, so I started searching for a suitable replacement, and came across this matt black and chrome socket that compliments the black and... Continue Reading →

Pins 9 & 10 part two

If you didn't read part one you can find it here. My first task was to see how easy it would be to remove the fridge worktop, turned out to be quite easy, some easily removed stick on covers were all that were hiding the screws. Once inside I could confirm the Led light had been... Continue Reading →

Aerial connections

As the Freedom caravan doesn't have a built in aerial, I have bought a caramast to fit the jockey wheel, and a small collapsible high gain aerial, with the cable currently being jammed in the door! A neater solution would be to have a point I could connect the aerial coaxial cable to, and from... Continue Reading →

Pins 9 & 10

This write up is to do with the fridge and charging circuits found on our 2016 Freedom Jetstream 1st Class. Firstly a recap as to what pins 9 & 10 should do. They are the 12v pins that supply power when the engine is running to the caravan, 9 providing power to charge the leisure... Continue Reading →

Towing

This was my first towing experience, well apart from driving a tractor with a trailer in a field at a rather sedate speed! Initially the dealer hitched up the caravan and connected the electrics under my watchful eye, and I was reasonably confident after we tested the lights were working. I drove away cautious but... Continue Reading →

We have a caravan, now what?

After looking, purchasing and collecting our first caravan, it was time to spend our first night in it. We arrived at the dealer, and went through the hand over, hitched up and then made our way tentatively down the narrow lane, only to come across a truck and men tree cutting, one tight squeeze and... Continue Reading →

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