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  2. I thought I read the offence is blocking the road in the snow not the tyres used ? Dave
  3. I knew they weren't part of RCA, they are basically CMC CHESHIRE CENTRE retired folk who caravan during mid-week
  4. There was a time when insurers regarded fitting winter tyres as a modification worthy of increased premim - it took the ABI to apply common sense and their members no longer increase premiums when fitted.
  5. Lutz

    Tyre test

    Regardless of how insurance companies may see it, I think you'd be pushed to find a piece of legislation that supports your statement.
  6. At below 7 degrees the summer tyres become less effective as the rubber compound hardens and that is why they are called "summer tyres" and our weather we should be using all season tyres . A number of countries are requiring the Alpine or peak symbol on tyres as the S&M is being made obsolete .
  7. kelper

    Tyre test

    Winter tyres make sense when temps stay below freezing for months but your plan would have UK motorists driving on winter tyres in the wet and that would cause more accidents! It's constantly thawing and freezing. You would have to keep swapping tyres. Much better to fit all-seasons.
  8. Err....well thanks for putting me right on the battery distinctions....😬 Anyway, if I dare risk another opinion I'd say the interface box in question is probably a DC/DC converter and hence will take a range of input voltages say 9-15v and output the correct voltage to charge a peripheral leisure battery of whatever type. I'd say it will likely be transparent to the smart alternator. Happy to be shot down on this one. GB.
  9. As far as I know, width measurements apply up to a height of 2m.
  10. I would of thought it includes windows and overall width but how accurate the measurements are . I think the most width would be over the rear high level position light as they stick out about 50 mm both sides . Dave
  11. the external width usually includes the marker lights which are outside of the windows.
  12. Durbanite

    ACSI

    I am a bit puzzled. Got my books etc and Camping Card app updates to show membership until Dec 2020. Also app is updated. However the ACSI app tells me that I need to buy updates to unlock the country in question? I thought it was all inclusive when paying the fee which was about £18 I think. Advice any one? Thanks.
  13. sorry Mark Wilson 61, I am unable to help , but you may get a better response with a different heading like , Loud Nose from Alde Heating
  14. Hi. Just wondering if the stated width of a touring caravan includes the windows as well or just the body. I would imagine if its just the body width,you would have to add on a further 2-3inches to include windows?? Your thoughts please.
  15. logiclee

    Tyre test

    They wouldn't have to do anything. But if they ventured out on snow and ice on summer tyres then yes illegal. It works well in other countries with varying weather and regions and traffic doesn't grind to a halt with an inch of snow and there are not numerous accidents.
  16. Hi Ern. The topic was on on 'Fuel price variation' and as most caravans are towed by cars or car derived vehicles and if you look back through my contributions to the topic you will see that I have contributed in that aspect An On board computer is a little bit of motor manufactures bit of kit that performs porky pie telling info - I have never yet found one that gives REAL WORLD fuel consumption figures and we probably never will albeit there is supposedly some legislation that is in the pipeline that should bring an end to the deceptions surrounding fuel consumption figures.
  17. kelper

    Tyre test

    Are you seriously suggesting that everyone would have to fit winter tyres whenever we had a cold snap? UK weather is too variable and localised.
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  19. logiclee

    Tyre test

    The UK should be black too IMO.
  20. Lutz

    Tyre test

    Norway does not require winter tyres. However, if summer tyres are fitted then snow chains must be carried. Countries marked red require winter tyres at prescribed times of the year. Those in black require winter tyres subject to prevailing conditions.
  21. Sounds as if the pump runs and there is a foreign body in the pump. Can you disconnect the wire(s) to the pump? Or remove a fuse? If that stops the noise then you could dismantle and clean the pump impeller.
  22. Loud Nose from Alde Heating system Lunar Eclipse 2012 Hi Can anyone help, whenever I switch on the Master switch on the caravan control panel there is a very loud mechanical noise from the header system even if the heating is not switched on. Note the noise isn't just a noisy pump - it sounds like a pneumatic drill. I have checked the fluid level which is between the min and max levels as recommended. Any help would be appreciated as I cant use any electrics because of this. Thanks
  23. Does what apply to... ? Sorry I don't understand the question I posted my local fuel price, as I thought that's what the OP wanted to discuss. I didn't think the thread was about cars.
  24. Exactly, we changed because we could and we wanted to. What I choose to do with my money really is down to me and no-one else. My motto has always been that SPARE money is for spending, not for looking at.
  25. Talking of TV watching I rec'd an email from the BBC this week, with a link to their Christmas video. In previous years they've been quite entertaining, usually featuring people who regularly appear in BBC programmes, sometimes with clips of them in character and sometimes in something totally different. Sadly, after watching this year's effort I don't recall recognising anyone on the video at all. Mind you when they list contestants for Strictly and Celebrity each year, the names mean nothing either.
  26. Jezzerb

    Tyre test

    SO agree, arrive and to a certain extent the above but generally it is still people going too fast. Surely it is hills and slopes that cause issues to modern low profile tyres -most roads are passable but many people simply drive too fast for the conditions. And of course, aquaplaning is another issue with these low profile tyres (wear too). Some simply fly through rain and puddles and wonder why they can't stop or even steer!
  27. How many people actually know what grade of tyre is fitted on their vehicle or caravan ? Dave
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