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  1. Insurance companies , average crim , from my experience not much difference unfortunately , ....stay safe , stay home.... pete
  2. Driving to a secure caravan compound and breaking into caravans isn't essential travel ... stay safe , stay at home....pete
  3. Hi we keep owe caravan at a caravanclub site secure compound so can't be moved or used until end June , so that's 3 months of no towing , no possibility of it getting damaged on site or on route , no chance of it being stolen because police would hopefully stop then while travelling , etc , but it could catch on fire , infested with rodents and owe tyres would need replacing as they would have been sitting on the same stop for approximately 14 weeks as we used the caravan 2 weeks before lockdown , do you think the many insurance companies will make our insurance 25% cheaper next renewal ....... no ....... stay safe , stay at home , Pete
  4. We booked with tui , trying to get a refund no joy so far , we use the caravan during the summer and we have 10 days booked in Cyprus mid October but can't go on that one as owe sons girlfriend is dew to give birth and we don't want to miss that , do we aye , Pete
  5. Cape Verde , we was hoping to have 3 weeks in France starting late July luckily haven't booked anything but have booked 2 weeks on a caravanclub site in sommerset , if anything changes we will cancel Somerset and book france , stay safe , stay at home , Pete
  6. Just noticed Forest View campsite in Normandy is offering free temporary refuge , google it
  7. Phoned caravanclub today wouldn't move on price , no phone number for eversure emailed them this morning had no replie as yet , managed to match Both insurance like for like which I hadn't done properly when I got my original price , caravnclub £290 , eversure now £210 , I will renew with the caravanclub not too happy going with a company that doesn't have a phone number or return calls , bit shocked that they was even allowed to advertise on caravantalk , thanks Pete
  8. Hi folks got my caravan insurance renewal fro caravanclub £290 had a quote from eversure who I found from caravantalk forum £240 , seems to be like for like unless i have missed anything ,anyone had dealings with them , what do you think , thanks Pete
  9. Hi folks , really like the look of this campsite and was wanting to stay for 7 days sometime this year , anyone been & what did you think also on google earth looks a bit remote which we don't mind but was worried about the approach road looks a bit narrow, thanks in advance ,Pete
  10. Hi folks , I've seen the as titled caravan 2019/2018 , I'm 6ft 2 in would I be cramped sleeping in the rear bed, would appreciate views of people that own this caravan only & also your honest view of the caravan , thanks pete
  11. Le moulin fort campsite not far from tours ,on a river chez with cycle/walking path also good for fishing , plenty of chateau's about and good restaurants , hot air balloons touch and go on the river early mornings if you are lucky to be there when someone has booked a trip , you can Book via caravanclub or acsi , Pete
  12. Hi Vala , thanks for the good advise , we are already with acsi , this site seems to be getting bad reviews I think it has become a victim of its own success , thanks pete
  13. Don't do it , try to find a site that has storage facilities , the site we use in Kent takes your caravan out of storage and puts it on a pitch we only have to lower the jockey wheel and it's included in the storage fees , take the hassle out of touring which is probably what your wife doesn't like , Pete
  14. Hi , we have been going to this site for many years probably about 12 times since it was a nice smallish site but over the years as it got bigger and bigger with tour operators static caravans the site has got worse , not so much the clientele but staff attitude , toilet/ shower getting flooded with shower water , campsite pitches not particularly nice they did put us where the statics are now but not anymore they don't seem to care about the casual camper and the worse of the worse electric keeps cutting out the last time they went 4 time in one evening about 20 in total during owe stay , not just owes but a whole section , we had to report this to an English night watchman who had by his very bad attitude had had enough , also noticed that the caravan club where taking booking for this site but no longer do , the thing is we really like it here and wanted to go back after being away for 6 years , for us this site has it all , not far from Calais and Paris , good fishing on the sites lakes and has a couple of good on site restaurants , my point is has anyone been lately and has the site and camping facilities improved or should we just go and us owe caravans services using gas hopefully the electeic will kick in enough to charge owe batterie ,we want to stay 8 nights late may 2020, thank in advance Pete
  15. Hi folks , I'm going to order a new caravan soon but can't choice between Bailey Valencia & Bailey grande brindisi , any pros and cons would be helpful, as I said just not sure which one to have I may even just toss a coin ,thanks Pete
  16. Hi jacko1 , thanks my wife booked twinwood today after your replie , could you tell me what day you arrived , we was planing on getting their early Thursday to avoid any queue's , also did you take any food with you as we was planning on BBQ every night or did you buy food from the stalls, also do you have anymore tips , thanks Pete
  17. Hi , wife desperately wants to go to twinwood fes 2020 over August bank holiday period , has any one been looks really good , we want to take owe caravan , we want electric looking on YouTube seems to be big noises generators don't want to be pitched next to one ,can any one tell us which field is best , what are toilets and showers like , is their chemical toilet emptying , ( sorry I did enquire before but managed to get out of it) , thanks Pete
  18. Dando , just had another quick look at your post' s and your storage fee quotes seemed to have disappeared , Pete
  19. Hi dando, I've had a little look at your past post's and kingswood storage you state have started at £500 then £400 and now £300 , we many year ago stored owe caravan with them very narrow lane to site had a row with a boy racer who wanted me to reverse 400 metres just because he didn't want too , also hedges at rear of stored caravan where never cut and this caused damp to owe rear window , security was only a scaffold pole dragged across two posts with an alarm with I set off a few times and nobody came to investigate so wasn't to happy that's why we moved to Staplehurst storage , hope things have improved but it was probably 20 years ago , pete
  20. I like wearing budgie smugglers but then again I've got a big budgie
  21. We went on a day trip to France , Dover/Calais with p&o end June , we went for 2 weeks with owe caravan & came back via the tunnel yesterday , both times no delays straight on and out both times , while away we spoke to lots of English who said the same no delays or problems on boats ,trains from any port into France. We spoke to a young Dutch couple who said holland had a vote about the EU and their government won't tell them who won & we spoke to a couple from Germany who said we where thick for voting to leave , they also said sorry for both wars , so there you go
  22. Hi all , we have just bought Isabella magnum 250 & we want to buy a second hand annexe do any of you good people know what size we need , is it any size annexe to fit side., thanks pete
  23. Yes it was really dark but they got the reg number of the truck , we left the m20 at junction 7 then a249 i think onto m2 as between junction 4/2 was closed , as I said m20 just aggro at the moment , Pete
  24. I read the op when it first came on here and I thought jcloughie was posting just for the sake of it , Saturday morning we had a day trip to France as we only live near dartford Kent side-about 1 hour from Dover port , we went a2/m2 early morning had a really good day , arrived back via ferry approx 10-15pm decided m20 home ,first road works before ashford straight forward as OP described no problems , just after junction 9 about a mile into the road works noticed a lorry in the distance getting nearer & nearer , I had my cruise control set at 51 miles and he tail gated me about 4 ft from us for probably about 10/12 miles , I didn't say anything to my wife or son and his girlfriend but they soon noticed with hindsight I should have put my foot down and not worry about average speed check of 50 mph rather lose my licence than owe lives , was so glad to see junction 8 pulled off and rejoined where the special idiot was now doing the same to another driver but lucky for him the road works finished, my number plate has a little GB then the number plate his had a little PL , my wife and son took photos and recorded on there phones and she is going to send an email to Kent police and the company logo email address on the side of the vechile , my advise is avoid the m20 nothing but trouble at the moment and email kent police & Kent council telling them of your concern people are going to get killed luckily it wasn't us last night and sorry to jcloughie for thinking what I thought , Pete
  25. Hi all , owe caravan fully loaded which we don't load to the max allowed 1,420 kg I've got a 67 plate 1.6 diesel 120 Bhp Vauxhall vivaro which I use for work , I want to sell my 4x4 and buy my wife a little run around so this is my question , will my van be man enough to tow my caravan especially steep hills bit worried it being only 1.6 , 120 bhp , my car is 2.0 diesel 180 Bhp we only tow once a year in France not worried about site as I have seen vans on the sites we like to use , thanks Pete
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