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  2. At your request I have read the article, it contains little that is news to me, and I stand by my earlier post. Any IT system which fully complied with the DPA required relatively little change to comply with the GDPR, the same cannot be said for the processes, documentation and operational model used by many organisations. Of course, systems which did not comply with the DPA often needed massive changes to comply with the GDPR! In addition, GDPR significantly broadened the scope and added swinging penalties for non-compliance. It also contains provision that force any country that wishes to exchange data with an EU country to show that it offers data an equivalent level of protection. (particularly a problem for the USA whose whole attitude to data is very different to ours!) Under DPA most organisations asked permission to use data in certain ways but were permitted to assume consent "untick the box if you do not wish..."but under GDPR this had to change to" tick the box if you wish..." and the old assumed consent became invalid. This resulted in the thousands of Emails sent out asking people to confirm the consent which had previously been assumed. Because so many countries had their own legislation broadly equivalent to, but often not as stringent as, our DPA, most system designers the world over (including the USA) designed systems capable of being compliant with the DPA and other national legislation and only requiring minor configuration changes to become compliant with the GDPR.
  3. Sorry to hear about your wife. I would go with a caravan and look at rallies where single people can meet up. I believe there are lots in a similar position to you but still enjoy camping. Good luck
  4. I have owned a number of caravans over the years but had to sell the last one three years ago because of my wife’s disability. Very sadly my darling wife passed away a few months ago and I feel at the moment a nice two berth caravan would get me out, and possibly save me some embarrassment, on my side, rather than booking into a b & b or hotel as a single person. I may be right, I maybe wrong I don’t know. I have looked at motor/camper homes but feel they are very tight on space compared to a caravan. I would appreciate your opinions, especially if anyone has experience similar to my situation.
  5. Can anyone recommend a sat nav app for iPhone the is good for caravans ?
  6. So after over 4 month's my Caravan is finally finished. Hoping to inspire few people as I got to the point when I was going to give up. But I didn't 😀 And I'm very pleased with the results. https://youtu.be/1VOjUgRC_3g
  7. Must agree regarding German phone/broadband technology and speed. In my 30 years experience of German hardware routers cable and mobile networks Germany is several years behind us. My pals Berlin phone/modem/cable fail on a regular basis. Last time I helped buy a lap top in a big Berlin retailer it was still selling lap tops with out of date windows software. When our Berlin broadband goes faulty it’s not just a Virgin phone call to book an engineer it takes weeks to get it put right. Love that phone joke West Berliner boasts to East Berliner about his phone repair speed. East Berliner replies “comrade my phone repair man appears before I know it’s broken”
  8. Central bathroom, bedroom windows open, lounge windows open, through draught, sorted. I have a 2019 Bailey, more than happy with it, but I don’t feel the need to start a thread on the whys and wherefore of what I like and dislike. It suits ME and that’s all I care about. Andy
  9. We have a petrol tow car, it is OK but it doesn't have the power of a diesel and uses a hell of a lot of fuel when towing. But the car is not towing for most of the time and unless a diesel car is new it will not comply with emissions regulations. Our daughter has a year to change her diesel car or pay a huge tax to take it home. Because of the regulations her car will not be worth much when she sells it.
  10. Additional fresh air for a start. Having an opening window at each end of the van gives a welcome breeze through the van on a hot day, in addition to any skylights.
  11. I noticed on the video some of the bed lengths are 6' 12" surely this is 7' lol
  12. Too Late! Bought used Magnum 340 last night on eBay which we pick up in a couple of weeks time, but thanks for all replies.
  13. They shouldn't need topping up once the level has stabilised after a fill/refill.
  14. Stevan, May I suggest you read the attached. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation It's absolutely an EU initiative and the changes weren't just about opting in and out. They encapsulated opting in and out of multiple marketing methods such as email / SMS / phone etc etc. The changes to capture and store this additional information were massive . Also companies couldn't use old contact details without re-confirming permission which is why most folks noticed a huge decrease in emails following its implementation.
  15. Hi Jon, More advice and info can be found HERE
  16. I live with a Cadiz and find the bathroom quite adiquate for its use. The beds suit me and my better half just right. We spend the most of our time, in the caravan, in the bed, the lounge or the awning. We are well pleased with the 24 grand we spent on it. Your choice is your opinion, but it is YOUR choice, the Cadiz is ours. Horses for courses.
  17. Like you, I prefer petrol power, but have a diesel because the choices are very limited!
  18. GDPR is largely a development of the UK Data Protection Act and required very little of the US tech companies other than to reconfigure a few default settings so that they require opting in rather than out. Most of GDPR requires functionality already installed to comply with the ISO 27000 series of standards, which, in turn, came out of British Standard 7799! The rules about cookies are a bit of a pig's ear because they do not differentiate between different types of cookies. As PandR said, some cookies are almost essential for web design however, users should be aware of tracking cookies and these should require permission and it should be possible to opt out.
  19. The expansion tank level is just below the minimum mark. The system has been on every night this week as it’s been pretty cold at night with these clear skies. The level returns to the same mark when it cools back down. My question is do these systems need topping up often ? Or do they stay at the same level. Thank you 👍👍
  20. Because you don't want to start a thread on 2020 caravans does not mean I can't, does it?. I am aware that there are many different designs to suit all tastes I always look at all models/manufacturers before deciding on a purchase. It is nice to get natural light in through a window in the shower room instead of two very small skylights not even a Heki. I presume you have sighted these two caravans, you opinion of the caravans might be of some worth.
  21. ...and they work significantly better on DTTV than on analogue.
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