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About wigelywoo

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  • Birthday 12/11/1950

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    East Midlands
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    Citroen C4 Grand Picasso
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    Sprite Major

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  1. Has anyone had problems powering fridge with "modern car" IE, where fridge starts on 12v but then switches off TIA
  2. Depends who you are insured with. Six years ago we had total loss £14k insurance for new van with 4k extra cover, nearly doubled. Changed insurer and paid less than previous year.
  3. Where I used to store caravan we had a new lady caravanner who was in her 60's. She told me she would be taking the caravan out the following Friday, and asked if I was around would I help her hitch up. She said she felt confident but would like someone to help. I was there on the day, and told her to get on with the job and I would watch. ( Because I wouldn't be at the other end, to do it for her, for the return journey). She did everything without a problem, almost. She was about to leave, when I asked if she had her towing mirrors. She put them on, and I adjusted them for her. She was like Happy Daze , she didn't want someone to do it for her, She wanted someone to see that she was doing it right. Good luck, Happy Daze. Maybe let Frank oversee and point out any problems.
  4. Be aware. My insurance renewal this year shown a tick box, ticked to say the caravan had been serviced in the last 12mths. I know some of you, sometimes me, don't do a lot of milage, some have seasonal pitches, but be careful aware, if you service every 2years, that your insurance knows or at least does not require yearly servicing.
  5. If roof mounted solar panels are connected to battery through rectifier. Do they need to be disconnected before using mover?
  6. Medical travel compared My list of pre existing, is endless I got anual multi trip for less than my previous wanted for a two week holiday
  7. When we had our accident six years ago, I rang AA to be told they don't recover after an accident, car and caravan totalled, and to ring my car insurance. They were quick and we were recovered off motorway within the hour. Problem with was, recovery driver made a generic assessment and said that as the car and caravan were, write offs, in his opinion, he could only recover us to their yard. They did this and then dropped us at the local train station. In actual fact, we, had travel insurance which could have come into play, but. When you have had this type of accident, both vehicles suspected write offs, and been lucky enough to walk away from it, you're so pleased not to be injured the brain doesn't function with all the answers until the next day.
  8. I think half way down your list would present a problem for Russ. Meet the minimum eyesight standards
  9. Russ, hope you make a speedy and successful recovery. Regards the L-plates,, doesn't the passenger/tutor have to be fit enough to retain charge of the vehicle.
  10. JTQ, this garage for me is a 400 mile round trip. Fortunately I use it when staying near Verwood for the odd 4/5 weeks. I have a filling station only 7 miles from home which I have only used once in two and a half years. I try to fill up on my way home, or, when away I usually fill up on a day out. Verwood to New Milton/Lymington. I rarely use EHU and last year I used £21 worth of gas over a 5 week jaunt saving £21 a week ehu.
  11. wigelywoo

    Stolen caravan

    This is interesting as at five and a half years old Tracker retrieve told me my subscription was due, in order to keep my tracker active. No renewal charge given, you had to phone them. My query here is, if the battery life is five years, what's the point in renewing? I just bought a tracker, installed it, and unlike the retrieve, this one will tell me if the caravan moves..
  12. I remember the good old days, when before you had the legs down. A neighbor would come across and ask, tea or coffee.
  13. Tonight's news said the fire was started deliberately.
  14. Altered mine once, at 8yrs iirc. Took out an extra 2 k of cover. Increase was negligible.
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