Caravan dealers no longer stock the brake shoes for the Lockheed brakes fitted to Cheltenhams. The brake shoes fitted to most Cheltenhams (not Springboks) are identical to those fitted to the front of Morris Minors with 1098cc engines, these were available from some local car spares shop under reference Mintex MLR4 or EBC 5147.
A strange omission in most Cheltenhams is a light in the toilet compartment. This can be resolved by fitting a white plastic Britax awning light with integral switch, on the side of the compartment, so that the screws and wires run into the rear upper locker above the cooker.
Being designed for exterior use this unit is waterproof, if you are one of the fortunate few with a shower.
You can also try a battery cupboard light, there is a wide range readily available, search the web to see choice and prices.
The side trims with a black stripe down the middle fitted to late Cheltenhams are from Hillman Super Imp motor cars. These are becoming rare in scrap yards, so fellow owners might consider it wise to obtain some spare lengths if they see it, also keep your eye out at auto jumbles.
Lifting Veneers - If the oak veneer starts to lift and you don't want to replace the whole panel it is worth trying to spray gently between the 2 panels with “Bostik Fast Tak” spray adhesive, letting dry for a few minutes and pressing together with a wallpaper seam roller.This adhesive is available from branches of Wilko.
White patches - If you have white patches on the wood in a Cheltenham with medium oak veneer (usually where the wood has got wet & then dried out) try Pledge Extra Care scratch & colour restorer Light/ Medium wood, this brings the colour back to the wood. This is available from branches of Wilko.
Dry Wood - The interior wood in a Cheltenham dries with age, life can be bought back to the wood with Danish oil, this is readily available, try Wilko or Toolstation.
Worktops - Stains & marks can be removed from the Formica worktops in the kitchen area using Autosol metal polish (the same is recommend for aluminium window frames), readily available from a range of stores including wilko and motor stores .