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Daveg

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  1. So can someone please explain the "plate upgrade "that Elddis offer for free . Maybe its me , but how can you have a max MTPLM then have this figure upped . ?
  2. Yes was just thinking " a bit of a con "
  3. Thanks gents . I will email Elddis . It was not an extra ,and seems crazy to take it off and put in car for weight distribution .
  4. Hi Been doing a bit of research into weights for towing . Am I right in thinking the spare wheel under caravan is not included in MIRO therefore takes up probably. 25 to 30 kg of my 150 kg user payload !!With this , battery 30 kg ish and mover 35 kg ish , that's nearly 100 kg out of 150 allowance . Am I correct on this and if so is it worth removing wheel and putting it in car ?
  5. Anyone used one of these . Varied reports about accuracy . Also seems the kind of thing you use once get the desired weight distribution ,then pack caravan similar all of the time . Time to sell it !!
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    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. !
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    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 )
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    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
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    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?
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    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
  11. May be a silly question , but do you need the main trip RCD switch on at the caravan fuse box to charge the battery ?
  12. Guys , Brand new battery > Checked voltage on the caravan display
  13. 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
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    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
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    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 ..
  16. Hi Any recommendation please for a tow bar fitting company , ( workplace or mobile ) in Newcastle area Thanks
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    8k tug

    Thanks Paul. Good point
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    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.
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    8k tug

    What approx mpg can I expect with Navara when towing 1500kg van.?
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    8k tug

    Yes thanks all. Manufactures figures are optimistic.
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    8k tug

    After my OP when I wanted to get my own car I was told I had to have a work car which is a Navara N300 double cab with hard top cover . . Loads of power :-) but mpg seems terrible 33/34 solo ? Literature says low 40s, and I know you never get that , but are people getting more than me ??
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    8k tug

    Autobox v manual realiabity could start another debate!!
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    8k tug

    Caravan is 1450kg. Re auto box was because I dont have too much car knowledge, just what I have been advised by friends. Reason I asked about Skoda and Vw and not suv card was for mpg and ability to do 100,000+miles
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    8k tug

    Thinking of a new tug and narrowed my search down a bit it will be second hand , around 8k and wondering what is best for that amount . I am trying to stay clear of auto boxes due to potential expensive repairs . Skoda superb Skoda Octavia Skoda Octavia scout VW passatt Any other contenders I should look at ,and is an estate any better .? thanks Dave
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    Car ?

    Logiclee According to spec its plated as 1463 kg and max 1500 kgs . Don't know why there different Thanks
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