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About Griff

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    Living the caravaning dream, well nightmare really
  • Birthday 02/08/1921

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  • Gender
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  • Location
    Back of Bill's mother's
  • Interests
    Flying RC aircaft, coarse & fly fishing.
  • Towcar
    Discovery 4 towing machine
  • Caravan
    Dying Buccaneer Schooner

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  1. Griff

    Hello! We're new members...

    to Caravan Talk Alex and Dom.
  2. Griff

    Car battery replacement?

    That's where I got my current 13 pin adaptor/plug from. Charging via my car socket works fine and keeps my battery in tip top condition especially over the winter period when there is a high call from heated seats etc and only a low mileage usage to try and put some charge back. I just have to remember to put the 'warning' card in a prominent place such that I don't get into the car and drive off without removing the plug!
  3. Griff

    Small petrol SUV recommendations

    More mice than men on this forum! and I know where I stand. ...........
  4. Griff

    Small petrol SUV recommendations

    One of these parked next to me at John Lewis last Saturday. Looks like could be a bit of fun.
  5. Griff

    New member here

    Hi Andrewjgood and to Caravan Talk.
  6. Griff

    Fuel consumption

    Had a 5 litre TVR Griffith 500 for 7 years. It had the 4. 6 litre Range Rover V8 modified to 5 litre by TVR. If I tried hard I could get down to 13 mpg on some off motorway journeys.
  7. Griff

    Fuel consumption

    I keep a log of my fuel consumption and towing my 2000kg Schooner brimmed each time and from my records I have recorded, 22. 8/23. 7/21. 6/25. 2/24. 4mpg, not bad looking at some of the above. Tow car Discovery 4 - 3 litre (8 speed model). Rarely go above 56/57mph (speedo) on motorways and biggest proportion of above figures are on UK motorways. Out of interest from new, 820 gallons for 21260 miles so 26ish mpg true average.
  8. Not in my experience, see my November 20 post.
  9. Griff

    13 pin socket wiring

    Have a look below. Also the adaptor below uses pin 9 to charge my car battery. Edit. Should have mentioned the adaptor connects to my CTEK for car charging,
  10. Griff

    CMC's new ESSO fuel card

    In a lot of cases I think. https://moneyfacts. co. uk/guides/travel/dont-be-caught-out-by-overseas-card-charges300611/#
  11. Griff

    Leisure Battery Charging

    Same as mine, it's off the caravan and in my garage. Fully charged it with my CTEK five weeks back and disconnected. Showing 12. 7 volts at present.
  12. Griff


    Hi Rothers and to Caravan Talk. Get those questions underway.
  13. Griff

    Truma heater switch

    Also not sure when you say 'hold the switch down'. If a Truma and like mine it has a 4 position rotary knob. Do you mean the isolating switch?
  14. Griff

    Van Man

    Sign written vans can be a problem as said and on a few sites that I use such vans are not allowed to park along side the owners caravan. On those sites, once pitched they must be parked in the car park outside of the barriers into the site.
  15. Griff

    Boomerang Caravaner

    to Caravan Talk Nostalgia.