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Maybe it's because until you have posted it, I didn't know the person was a warden!
Broken my rule about not going back on that forum to check this!
So see how helpful this thread is being!
I will happily sing the praises of the CMC, as I have over the cancellation protocols, ideal for people who share our on off weekend working lifestyle, this flexibility matches Michelle's, so very beneficial indeed.
But likewise a valid criticism should also be made.
Now I do take access roads into account, but I dont agree with this denying a pitch.
As I said before I'm very relaxed about the whole thing, after what must be 18 years of Michelle working these kinds of shifts we have to be!
My intent was hoping to hear from other weekend workers.
I had a similar problem on a commercial site, we had booked a long weekend and had a series of meetings thrust upon me on the Friday afternoon so my "early dart" was scuppered and as the Thelwall viaduct was being repaired at the time it would have meant arriving after 10pm. I called and explained the problem and was assured that I could drop off my van on the Thursday lunchtime without any extra charge thus allowing me to use the ferry to miss the viaduct and all the tailbacks on the Friday, the plan worked out just fine and I am still a regular customer at the said site! Sometimes it pays to Talk to the organ grinder.
Anyone who has used the CMC site at Bunree will know it has a single-track road.
Last time I stayed, I was leaving at about 11am with the van on the back only to come face to face with someone coming the other way at the narrowest part. Reversing back on that road was a right pain in the behind, especially knowing that there might have been other outfits behind me.
I believe the early arrival got a proper telling off from the warden.
Thats why I stick to the rules.
The 'old' type is the J-shaped one with the flat spring clip (on the left) - and I think this was phased out on new vans last year, but is still available to buy. This cable always has to pass around the towbar assembly and clip back onto the cable.
The 'new' one is the caribiner type (on the right). This cable can either clip to a dedicated mounting point on the towbar or pass around the towbar assembly and clip back onto the cable.
Richard, I think you'll find it much easier to clip the new type onto "the hole under the tow hitch".