Caravan Clock

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Hi All,
we've an 02 Jayco Freedom and try as I may can I get a replacement clock ??? basically the inside diameter is 75 mm and all the new one's are minimum 80 mm and trying to take 5 mm off an existing hole is not worth the damage it might do to the van any one got an idea?
thanks in advance,
Dave
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Reply By: cruiser 3 - Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 16:48

Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 16:48
I took my Jayco clock to a local clock repairer who was able to replace it. My van is 2001 Westport. I would think they are the same clocks
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Follow Up By: cruiser 3 - Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 17:00

Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 17:00
If you are near Forster NSW I can provide details
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Follow Up By: danda - Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 17:52

Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 17:52
Sorry mate I'm in Perth and did try Jayco toy shop but it's too old I'm afraid I wonder if theres a place here that could do the same for me ?
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 18:20

Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 18:20
Don't know if this would be any help Dave, but Carbatec sell German made clocks, available with 70 or 85mm dials.

They are at 168 Balcutta Rd, Balcutta. Phone is 08 61435788.

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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 18:36

Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 18:36
Depending on the circumstances, it's not too hard to make a hole in timber (I'm assuming that's what you're dealing with) that's slightly too large a bit smaller. I did it once when I cut a too large hole for a lockset in a new front door. Bugga!!

I glued strips of thin wood of the right thickness to reduce the diameter and then tidied up the bore with a cylindrical sander in a power drill.

So if you got one of Bob Y's German 70mm clocks, you might be able to do that to your 75mm opening in the van. That's 2.5mm all round. Hopefully the fascia trim on the clock will hide it.

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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 18:38

Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 18:38
To clarify:

"I glued strips of thin wood of the right thickness to reduce the diameter "

would be better said

"I glued strips of thin wood of the right thickness all around the inner circumference (like a picket fence) to reduce the diameter"
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Follow Up By: danda - Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 at 20:46

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 at 20:46
No its the other way round Frank I need to make the hole 5 mm bigger...........and Bob thank you for that number mate I'll ring on Monday,
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Dave
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 at 21:54

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 at 21:54
Dave,

I was talking about adapting one of Bob Y's 70mm options if they are more easily available.

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Reply By: noggins - Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 19:42

Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 19:42
Why not pop the guts out of the jayco clock and retro fit with a battery kit from Spotlight ( craft section ) or similar place ,
That's all I did when one of mine ( not Jayco ) s**t it'self


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Follow Up By: danda - Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 at 20:38

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 at 20:38
Basically because I had no idea you could Ron can you be a little more specific mate as the wifes going there tomorrow,
thanks buddy...............
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Follow Up By: Life Member-Doug T NSW - Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 06:21

Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 06:21
Hey Ron....I don't think he'd have TIME to do that.....

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Follow Up By: noggins - Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 08:42

Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 08:42
The mechanism it self is basically the same in all of them. So from a craft shop you can buy the little square mechanism driven with an AA battery and hands to suit.

The clock bits are held to the face by a nut, similar to a switch.

So you take the back and the face ( carefully ) off the Jayco, pop the hands off carefully and undo the nut that holds it together , fit the new one , pop the NEW hands on set at 12, refit the face ( again carefully ) fit a battery and set the time and fit it back into the original hole .
Sounds simple but it's a bit fiddly .

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 11:38

Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 11:38
Jaycar have these clock kits too. Cat No. XC-0100. At $15.95, they would be cheaper than the units I posted above, but whether they last as long..............?



Thought Altronics may have had them, but can't find any mention in their catalogue?

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Follow Up By: noggins - Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 12:40

Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 12:40
Yep They're the ones I was writing about > Didn't realize that Jaycar had them

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Follow Up By: danda - Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 13:41

Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 13:41
Hi Ron,
yes went to spotlight and saw the ones your on about but thought cant be then as their SQUARE ??? didn't realise it was the inard , but I cant for the life of me take it apart I got the face of OK but buggard if I can see how to get that back off ?
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Follow Up By: danda - Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 17:11

Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 17:11
Stop press the lights gone on and all is now clear,Ron your a bloody genius mate had I known the inard was square I would've fell in sooner but yes what a great idea, HUGE thank you for that mate BTW for any interested once the clock arms are off it's just a matter of prying it apart and then fitting the new inard and yes its one of those once you've done it it then easy to do,
Thanks again Ron,
cheers,
Dave
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Follow Up By: Member -GraySand - Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 19:30

Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 19:30
Just had a look at my Freedom 2002 clock. Its not possible to pop the guts out of the existing clock and put in a new mechanism.
I would suggest you buy the new 75mm clock and draw a mark 2.5 mm around the outside of the existing hole and then use a drum sander on your cordless drill to enlarge the hole.
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Follow Up By: Member -GraySand - Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 19:32

Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 19:32
Clock
Oops , got my measurements wrong. Meant to say "Buy the 80mm one."
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