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About Livi

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    Caravanning, Walking, Geocaching, Clyde Football Club.
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    BMW 520d GT
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    BAiley Pegasus 2 Milan

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  1. In over 30 years of caravanning I have never used any kind of sterilizing product in either my aquaroll or caravan systems and have had no ill effects or bad tastes. That said we never drink cold water from the system but we do use it boiled for coffee or tea with no issues.
  2. Where did I say that? I get upset when I arrive at a car park with no vacant spaces because some person or persons decide that their car(s) need to have two spaces. I have a perfect understanding and acceptance that you want to protect your car. I want to protect mine as well. I even go to all the lengths you go to, to facilitate this wherever possible, except park astride two marked spaces. There is a line I won't cross.(pun fully intended).
  3. I don't really have a problem with people taking up 2 spaces in a large deserted car park that is likely to stay that way, but neither do I see the perceived need to do so in that situation🤔 I also have a large fairly expensive car which I take a pride in and try to look after it, but I also live in a world which involves sometimes having to use busy car parks and get frustrated by selfish drivers who aggravate the situation by grabbing two spaces for themselves. How anyone can argue that this is not inconsiderate is beyond me. Must be my blinkers getting in the way. Edited to add: The busy car park situation is part of the bigger picture which you, in turn, appear to be blinkered to. It it may be that you have the luxury of being able to totally avoid busy car parks, but can you at least see how this type of selfish parking would be an issue in a busy car park scenario. Believe me , I've been confronted with it often.
  4. So in a car park of 60 spaces, 12 are empty at midday, does he still take 2 spaces, not being certain how long he is going to be, and is it still not inconsiderate? Or does he park legitimately like most of us do, because there is a fair chance the spaces will fill up?
  5. OK, I've tried and I've failed, as I suspected I would. Perhaps, in these days of wide spread parking problems you can enlighten us on how to find these magic car parks where there are "always other parking spaces". May you never find yourself in a situation where you are unable to park because other drivers have parked in your "considerate" manner. I know I've been there, which may explain why I, and others object to it. Keep on digging.
  6. OK, there may well be other spaces available when you park up, but you have no way of knowing how long that situation will stay the same and whether your actions will deprive someone else, possibly with mobility issues, of a parking place. To my simple thinking, that is inconsiderate. The fact that you have done it deliberately makes you selfish ( why is your car more important than everyone else's?). I agree that you are not ignorant. You know exactly what you are doing, so yes, arrogant as well probably. I too do everything I can to avoid parking dinks and always park in the least busy parts of car parks(which usually means someone parks right alongside me anyway), but I have never and will never park across two parking spaces. I do this out of CONSIDERATION for my fellow motorists. HTH.
  7. I sincerely hope you are at the wind up! if you seriously need it explained to you then I doubt it's worth anyone's time trying. Would you park like that in a car park which issues penalties for parking outside the marked spaces?
  8. With the exception of Dundee and Aberdeen city centres I can honestly say I have never had a problem with congestion or been unable to freely find parking within easy walking distance of anywhere I want to be in any of the coastal towns or villages between Elie in the South and Spey Bay in the North. OK, St Andrews can be a challenge at times but I choose my times to visit. I'm probably a leading authority on public toilets and I can proudly say I have never had to pay for one on that route either. When all else fails there's always Asda or Tesco or any other Supermarket. I stand by my view that the coastal routes are rarely busy and frequently near deserted, especially in the North East corner north of Aberdeen ( if you get off the A90) What beaches to you find difficulty getting parked at?
  9. Can I put in a word for the other Scotland, I. e. The East coast! you can start in Edinburgh and then work your way North, hugging the coast through the East Neuk of Fife, St Andrews, Dundee for the V&A, Broughty Ferry, Carnoustie, Arbroath (must have smokies) Montrose, Stonehaven, Aberdeen, Fraserburgh then along the Buchan and Moray coasts to Spey Bay (Dolphins) then head South through the the Speyside whisky trail. Enough history and sight seeing to satisfy the most demanding. Generally drier and sunnier, no midgies, much quieter roads and easy parking and, best of all, not so many pesky tourists clogging up the attractions. All easily achievable in a week including coming back South via Fort William and Oban if you must have a fix of the West Coast.
  10. I would opt for Sport setting. In my experience the stiffer the suspension, the better the stability. In my world stability trumps comfort when towing, but there will doubtless be differing opinions on this.
  11. This is certainly not the case with my car. I've checked by looking at the reflection in buses behind me. The electric parking brake does not activate the brake lights. The Auto Hold function, on the other hand, does activate the brake lights and keeps them on until you drive off. This is why I rarely use the auto hold function and never at night. Using it is lazy, and, in these situations, inconsiderate driving in my book.
  12. The BMW 630D GT meets all your criteria, and if my 520D GT is anything to go by, would be a very proficient tow car.
  13. It's not just caravans that are guilty of bad rearward vision set ups. In the aftermath of the Open Golf at Carnoustie there have been many lorries taking away portacabins from the golf village and most of them have been significantly wider than the lorry's mirrors, giving them very little view behind them. I checked one as I was overtaking and I was halfway along the load before I could see his mirrors. What does the law say about this type load?
  14. Another one of these topics which highlights how different we all are in the way we caravan. I've never seen the point in using up limited payload carrying provisions which we will normally be able to buy close to our chosen holiday base, or in eating into my car's power output to cool the fridge.(although I may be behind the times with that one) I also like to support the local economy where possible by buying and eating out locally. So, in short, my fridge stays empty en route. Any perishables which I do transfer, if moving between sites, go in a well insulated cool bag in the car.
  15. Not at all keen on the idea of double sided sticky tape or permanent glueing to the screen. I'm on my second Nextbase and four years into using them and can recall only three times the sucker has come detached, all in hot weather. I can live happily with that level of inconvenience. Clean and dry the screen with a multi fibre cloth, clean the sucker with a damp cloth and wet it with a licked finger. Maybe I have extra strong saliva!😎
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