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Dave Capiro owner

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About Dave Capiro owner

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  • Birthday 30/08/1960

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  • Location
    Formby, Nr Liverpool,
  • Interests
    dogs ( golden retrievers), beer, food.
  • Towcar
    Mazda CX5
  • Caravan
    Compass Capiro 550

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  1. Me neither these days, but used to be handy when the kids were little on rainy days.
  2. CMA sites vary according to season, but super pitches can be upto £18 per night pitch fee then £12 per adult.
  3. Have a look at Compass also, same layouts as the Elddis but different trims. The do three levels, the Casita, Capiro and Camino.
  4. For all tools , connectors and items of this ilk I suggest RS Components https://uk.rs-online.com/web/ They used to be business accounts only for the trade but you can now buy online or at their stores.
  5. When we got back into caravanning after a 7 year gap I was surprised at the cost for CMC pitches these days. Holgates Silverdale currently charge £39 per night for full service pitches based on two adults, pets / awnings included. The site and pitches are similar to CMC sites in that area, and price for the equivalent pitch on a CMC is similar, but they have a leisure centre / spa / pool / shop / restaurant ( no entertainment). you get a bit more for your money and the shower blocks are superb. Their booking system isn't as flexible as the CMC but then you don't pay an annual subscription. Swings and roundabouts really, the CMC gives more choice, and if their sites are used often I suggest the subscription fee is worth it.
  6. Problem with these modern telly's, the sound isn't as good as the old fashioned ones IMO. Unless you fork out extra for a soundbar. Edit: just thought on, it could be cos I'm getting old and hearing isn't as good as it used to be!
  7. Have you been since? Southport has sadly gone downhill rapidly.
  8. 10 years ago we were on our first venture abroad. We’d left Calais and were on the A25 heading for Lille, at that time the road wasn’t very smooth with a noisy road surface, like a concrete rather than tarmac / macadam and a lot of traffic. We could hear a slight change in tyre noise, then a couple along side waved to us alerting a problem, we pulled off at the next opportunity. The van tyre had a blowout, but was still on the rim with a large piece ‘flapping’. Closer inspection showed this portion of tyre had smashed through the plywood floor of the van underneath the kitchen. We claimed on insurance for the repair.
  9. ‘‘Twas the first thing I learned as an apprentice spark, don’t coil cables when live.
  10. Have a look at the Compass models Casita and Capiro 550/ 554. same layouts as the Elddis, but slightly different trims.
  11. When posting pictures I use the snip feature in windows. copy the image then past into my post, this seems to work ok
  12. It’s bigger than we normally prefer, but great for the kids. It’s also a good base for touring, the towns around the lakes are fabulous, especially Sirmione. It’s not far from Verona, and you could do Venice in a day. It’s one overnight stop away from Calais. Good luck, hope it goes well, we’ll get back to that area some day as it’s our favourite area.
  13. On the subject of caravan bathrooms, our Capiro doesn't have a window but I've no problem with that, in fact prefer it as the skylight lets in enough light and the window would face into the awning. What does irritate me is the ' boutique sink' with tap away from the bowl. When you switch the tap off you get drips over the unit, which I think might be MDF or similar. Over time this would be an issue if spills aren't mopped up. The unit could do with being plastic / UPFC or coated
  14. We stayed here: https://www.pianidiclodia.it/en/ Large site, they have chalets also should you need accommodation. Your kids will love it.
  15. M42 isn't so good either. It can be a little irritating when you use the M6 toll only to hit congestion where the M42 and M6 meet southbound, and can be just as bad northbound at times.
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