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About iansoady

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    Bailey Pageant Vendee Series 5

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  1. We too much prefer Crystal Palace as it's in a much more interesting and diverse area. As said, getting to the centre is very easy. The clincher for us coming from the Midlands is avoiding the dreadful M25 (although I have to say the South Circular can be "interesting"). I don't know what the current status of the ridiculous "improvement" scheme is but am glad it's been scrapped at least for the time being.
  2. I seem to remember that you need to register a credit / debit card with TFL but I may be out of date. It's a couple of years since I did this. Of course anyone with an English over-65 travelcard can uses buses FOC.
  3. This is often said but in over 50 years of soldering motorcycle (and other) connectors I have yet to have one fail in this way. You do of course have to solder properly, not just "stick" the bits together, and be careful not to overheat and let the solder run up the cable. I believe soldered joints to be superior in every application I've used. In my view, crimps were introduced to deskill the wiring process as any idiot can make a serviceable job given the right kit whereas soldering needs a modicum of skill.
  4. I use a plastic storage box that just fits neatly under the drain bung when the cassette is removed. Fine unless the flush tank is actually full! The bung is a bit daft as you have to hold it out of the way otherwise the water bounces off it all over the place. It would be nice to have the pipe illustrated.
  5. Ours goes up by 10% every year. It is however a good secure place and there are few alternatives so I just pay up.
  6. Internal caravan meters are very unreliable. Ours never shows more than 12 volts even when hooked up.
  7. Guzzilazz mentioned water ingress to a control unit and this may be a more likely explanation. The cleaning and reassembly of the plugs may have just allowed time for this to dry out. I've had water in the fusebox / IDM of my Discovery and it generated some very odd effects.
  8. iansoady

    Loo night visit

    Sounds like a good idea to me - we're usually on sites with little or no external lighting and I don't trust my aim in the dark.....
  9. I agree. You could get a situation where all indicators came on together, but swapped over is impossible in my view.
  10. All things considered, I'd rather have the 13 pin which may destroy itself if the caravan isn't properly hitched than the 12N / 12S that required jiggling virtually every trip.......
  11. I wonder why they use a magnet? Our ancient Bailey has a positive "click" type catch that holds the door open in all conditions - pulling the catch releases it. Sounds like a case of "if it's not broken fix it till it is".......
  12. I don't see how you can do first on last off (unless it was meant ironically) unless we all reverse off (or on!) I would like to see the loading procedures mentioned in Allan Guest's post as it does seem either very complex or very haphazard......
  13. Maybe Nationwide customers are less likely to make fraudulent claims?
  14. iansoady

    13 pin plug.

    I'm sure that the pins connect as soon as the plug is pushed in - the rotation is merely to lock it securely in position.
  15. Yes, I've used similar. I also bear scars from colliding with overhead locker doors left open. The problem is I'm 6ft 2 and my wife is just 5ft tall so she happily walks under these things while I crash into them.
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