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Daveg

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About Daveg

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    Over 100 posts
  • Birthday 29/01/1964

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Interests
    photography and fell walking
  • Towcar
    Vw Passat. Estate
  • Caravan
    Elddis Affinity 550

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  1. Daveg

    Tyre pressure

    My tyres are same and thats exactly what ive done ( split the difference) and it seems ok . You would think the labels would give a towing pressure recommendation , not just 2 passengers or 5. !
  2. Daveg

    Tyre pressure

    That is what I've done . So when holiday is over would I need to reduce pressure . ? Seems a bit of a hassle ( away with caravan every month )
  3. Daveg

    Tyre pressure

    On my Passat there are 2 sets of tyre pressures on label displayed (2 people in car and 5 people in car .) The latter has pressures about 10 psi more . Question is what do I set them at for 2 people plus caravan ? I have decided on the 5 people set up , however I don't want the fuss of letting air out when I'm without van . Any thoughts
  4. Daveg

    Alko towbar

    Yes I am a bit dissapointed. 2ltr vw passat diesal estate. Should be OK.? Increase car tyre pressure for full load and caravan tyres at recommended 60psi Is it possible if needed more nose weight at front of caravan?
  5. Daveg

    Alko towbar

    Hope I can explain this OK. I have just got a new car with a Swan neck towbar fitted. The shaft runs up to the ball slightly tapered. (There is no section just under the ball that is narrow and about 20mmin height) I think my old one had this narrower section . Or is it because its a Swan neck.? Is this still suitable for Alko, first try today and must say alott of yawing. Thanks
  6. May be a silly question , but do you need the main trip RCD switch on at the caravan fuse box to charge the battery ?
  7. Guys , Brand new battery > Checked voltage on the caravan display
  8. Hi all My battery in situ was reading 11.9v so I plugged it in to garage 2 days ago and its only reading 12.1 v now !! .This seems very slow and I need to go away on Saturday .Is a charge always this slow from socket and would I do better by taking it off and connecting a battery charger direct ? Thanks
  9. Daveg

    8k tug

    2015 65 FORD MONDEO 2.0 TITANIUM ECONETIC TDCI 5D 148 BHP. £10000 Any good ? https://www.lesrayner-foxhunters.co.uk/used-ford-mondeo-whitley-bay-tyne-and-wear-2136245
  10. Daveg

    8k tug

    Not sure on model spec re B7 or B8 . It has 42k miles on so interesting point re oil change , thanks . Its classed as ex MOD car so I would imagine servicing was done but will check ..
  11. Hi Any recommendation please for a tow bar fitting company , ( workplace or mobile ) in Newcastle area Thanks
  12. Daveg

    8k tug

    Thanks Paul. Good point
  13. Daveg

    8k tug

    Apologies all For those still interested here's an update 😒 After buying a new no plate and booking a tow bar fitting the company said "their insurance policy did not cover caravans"!!!!! Stuff it I said let my buy my own. (original plan) Do please help my head. I've narrowed down to 2cars VW Passat 2.0diesal estate and Skoda Superb 2.0hatch of estate. Opinions on the following please 1,DSG box v Manual re cost mpg and repairs /reliabity on approx 64plate 60000miles 2,Overal running costs. Co2 service etc 3, Driving dynamics 4,Desirable car/spec Sorry to be a pain but I've had company cars for 25years so this is a big thing I want to get right.
  14. Daveg

    8k tug

    What approx mpg can I expect with Navara when towing 1500kg van.?
  15. Daveg

    8k tug

    Yes thanks all. Manufactures figures are optimistic.
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