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About Bunce

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  • Birthday 15/10/1949

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    Norwich Norfolk UK
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    Photography. Speedway.
  • Towcar / Toad
    Nissan Qashqai+2
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    Lunar Lexon
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  1. Bunce

    Vw Tiguan

    Thanks for the explanation.
  2. Thanks for that info. We wanted to stick to a two berth end washroom van, but wanted more room and storage space than our current van offers. The 480 seemed to tick all the boxes, but is just a tiny bit too heavy for our current car, so thats why we were looking to change both car and van. More expense!
  3. Thanks Seaman. I guess you can study statistics until you are blue in the face, but there is no substitute to hearing from somebody who has practical experience of the car in question. As I said in my post, I would prefer the 190PS version, but there are far more 150PS versions for sale, and I suspect it would probably be more economical in everyday use without the van on the back. May I just ask you how you find the Challenger 480, we were looking at the very same van as we thought with the bigger lounge than our current van, we could either set the bed up as a double or two singles? We w
  4. I'm toying with the idea of replacing my current car with a VW Tiguan Diesel with the DSG gearbox (probably a 2017 or 2018 model). I would prefer the 190PS engine, but there are far more 150PS models on the second hand market to choose from. I'm also thinking of replacing our lightweight Lunar Lexon with a Swift Challenger 480 with an MTPLM of about 1400Kg. My question is would the 150PS Tiguan be poweful enough to be a comfortable tow of 1400Kg, or should I hold out for the 190PS? I appreciate that both models are legal weight wise, but don't want to spend my hard earned cash, and then be
  5. Bunce

    Vw Tiguan

    Excuse me asking, but what is the MECHATRONIC? Not a phrase I've heard before.
  6. As others have said, get written confirmation from the Insurance Company that they don't want it, then sell it for as much as you can get! Lucky you.
  7. I've had both AZ jabs now with no side effects at all. Not even a sore arm, so I was well impressed. Our local surgery near Norwich has an excellent set up , so well organised with car park attendants, checking in people, and the whole process only took minutes. Its times like this when it makes you proud to be British and marvel at how lucky we are to have a National Health Service. I take my hat off to all those involved and although there are issues, we must remember this is a pandemic like this country has not seen in our life time. I think as a Nation we have risen to the challenge with
  8. We have a Reich Easydriver Pro 1.8 which was fitted a couple of years ago. I opted for manual engagement for a couple of reasons. 1. There is less to go wrong. 2. Its cheaper. The Reich method of engagement is so simple, just connect your cordless drill to the mover (either side) press the trigger, and five seconds later its engaged with the tyres. This system also means you can apply as little or as much pressure to the tyres as you like. Because I use the same drill and adaptor to engage the corner steadies, its always at hand at set up. The Reich mover is beautifully designed and totally e
  9. Although they have switched from Caravanning to Motorhoming now, the site I have enjoyed the most is that of David & Margaret Klyne. Full of facinating journeys, and beautiful photographs. http://www.davidklyne.co.uk/
  10. I bought a cover from "Specialised Covers" for my Lunar Lexon, and used it for two winters until I found a local storage facility which is undercover in a building. The cover worked a treat. I think it was about £400. I had to give SC the model details, and the position of all the furniture on the roof, such as TV aerial, vents etc. I covered up anything on the van that had a sharp edge, with padding supplied with the cover, like the little drainage channels that stick out either size of the front windows, so it wouldn't rub on the inside of the cover in windy conditions. The first year my va
  11. Had the AZ jab in February with no side effects at all, not even a sore arm. My wife had the Pfizer a couple of weeks after me, and she had a sore arm for a few days which soon wore off. Second jabs coming in April.
  12. In my case Trevor, I was simply shopping around for prices. Towergate declined to quote probably because there weren't any armed guards or a minefield at my winter storage location. Every other insurer offered a quote, but in the end I stayed with my current Insurer who offered the best value, which was the Camping & Caravanning Club. I also felt a bit happier supporting the Club who I presume take a cut from any policies?
  13. I usually hunt around each year when my insurance is due, and Towergate declined to quote me as well. From November until March each year I store it under cover in a large locked building, which is the business premises of a caravan engineer. He stores lots of other vans there, and works from the premises every day. My van has an AL-KO secure wheel lock fitted, a hitch lock and wheel clamp on the other wheel, and has all the upholstery and valuables brought home for the winter period. The rest of the year its in my driveway at home which is floodlit all night, and has my car parked behind it.
  14. Looks like 12th April, unless things take a turn for the worse. "UK "staycations" away from home permitted, with self-contained accommodation able to reopen for use by members of the same household" That sounds like us with our "self contained accomodation" Wouldn't be surprised if loo blocks stay shut, or have restrictions, and booking in is by the same method we had in the later part of last year, but that's OK, I can live with that. I'm sure we just want to get out and away from our current surroundings and get a life again.
  15. Has my first jab (Oxford AZ) on Feb 6th at my local surgery. The whole thing was brilliantly organised, with car parking marshalls etc. Quick and totally painless, and I had no side effects what so ever. Not even a sore arm. Second jab booked for 24th April at the same local surgery, I really can't think of a reason why anybody would not want to have it. As a footnote my daughter is the Manager of a Care Home, and they went 11 months with no infections, until the latest varient struck when 23 residents were infected in little over a week despite all the precautions they were taking, and all t
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