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Cheltenham Caravanner

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    Volvo V70
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    Swift Challenger SE 580

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  1. 300% increase !!! Did not renew with that company.
  2. According to the Lunar caravans website the Meteorite was in production from 1990 to 1997. I would have thought there would be a serial number on it somewhere. You could email Lunar with that to try and get a date.
  3. Where do I start ? How old are the kids ? When are you going ? Where exactly are you staying ? Walking : Dovedale, Manifold Valley, Monsal Trail , Lathkill Dale Biking : Monsal Trail, Tissington Trail, High Peak Trail Wet days : Gullivers Kingdom Matlock, Crich Tramway Museum, National Trust : Hardwick Hall, Kedleston, Sudbury Hall (Museum of Childhood) Heights of Abraham, Matlock - cable car, caves, playgrounds Google "Well Dressings"
  4. I have the Volvo detachable towbar on my V70 and it works just fine. However, you need to read this thread : Volvo V90 Towball - Too High
  5. Same problems at Pont Abraham at the welsh end of the M4 and Swansea West
  6. I used to tow with a 2.5lL petrol Volvo V70. Never felt entirely confident it was going to make it to the top of some hills (but it always did) Surprisingly, putting Shell V-Power petrol in made a noticeable improvement.
  7. Not a lot of leg room in rear seats of Volvo XC or for that matter V70 if the front seat people also have long legs and the seats are set back
  8. An issue I have had twice is when the jockey wheel drops during transit. Yes I did make sure it was tightly gripped on both occasions before setting off. I now put an extra jubilee clip on the mechanism above the chassis to prevent a further occurrence.
  9. Answering the other part of the original question : Your daughter will need to take another driving test which includes towing to get the "E" licence. There are specialist driving schools which can assist with this. Search for B+E training and your location to find one.
  10. Just had another clonking problem - was again presented with stone trapped in the suspension. !
  11. Has anyone downloaded the Shell GO+ app to their smartphone (Android) and got it to work ? It certainly doesn't on mine. They seem to have abandoned a simple loyalty scheme where you presented a card and accumulated points with an electronic app that doesn't work. Geeks rule OK.
  12. In 2018 SWMBO insured with Geoffrey Insurance (via GoCompare) Renewal arrived for 2019 with renewal price less than year before and a statement saying "we ensure that our present customers ALWAYS pay less than new ones." Can't grumble about that.
  13. You could also look at Camping Club sites. As they charge a deposit they are less likely to be showing as fully booked.
  14. I can't see that the height of the dish makes that much difference unless its put in a place where people can walk in front and obstruct the signal. The only exception to this I have found is Start Bay CMC site where the land surrounding the site rises to such an extent that on many pitches it obscures line of sight to the satellite. Having tried using an old sky dish in the past I got fed up with fiddling around to get the direction and angle of elevation right. I've bought a Maxview dish which is an absolute breeze to set up.
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