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Bunce

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About Bunce

  • Birthday 15/10/1949

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Norwich Norfolk UK
  • Interests
    Photography. Speedway.
  • Make & Model of Towcar / Toad
    Nissan Qashqai+2
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    Lunar Lexon
  • Year of manufacture (Caravan / Motorhome / Static)
    2012

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  1. Thanks very much for that very detailed information. I wasn't so much looking for thinner cable, but a cable that was more flexible. When I unroll the current cable, it forms big "hoops" where it has been rolled around the storage drum I keep it on. I'll take on board everything you have said, we do have the F type connector in the battery box outside, but I don't have a satellite system, so have never used it yet.
  2. Thanks Joanie, I'll go and have a look. I have both a B & Q and Screwfix near me.
  3. We use a white 25m TV aerial cable to connect to the Caravan Club hook up bollard which we bought at the Club site reception. We find the cable so stiff when we unroll it from its storage drum, that I usually spend half an hour trying to straighted out all the curls in it. I appreciate it has a thick copper wire down the centre of the cable which is what causes the problem, but wondered if anybody had come across aerial cable that is nice and soft and flexible and therefore easy to store and unroll?
  4. Bunce

    Vw Tiguan

    Thanks for the explanation.
  5. 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!
  6. 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 were also a bit nervous about the number of negative comments we keep hearing from Swift owners, but I guess that could apply to any make really?
  7. 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 frustrated by mediocre towing performance of the lower rated engine. Any advice would be very welcome.
  8. Bunce

    Vw Tiguan

    Excuse me asking, but what is the MECHATRONIC? Not a phrase I've heard before.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 true British Bulldog spirit.
  11. 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 enclosed, so protecting it from the elements. It comes with a 5 year guarantee, carried out by Reich's network of Independant engineers across the UK and Europe, and was fitted by my local engineer. Its not the cheapest mover on the market, but so far its been totally reliable, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
  12. 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/
  13. 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 van had the cover on for about 5 months during the winter with rain, wind and snow, and when I removed it, the van looked like new underneath. No damage to the van, no leaks, so for me the result was excellent. The cover has a door secured by Velcro, to enable access in to the van. I still have the cover in the loft, but as the van is now stored undercover I haven't used it for the last couple of years. https://www.specialisedcovers.com/caravan-covers/
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
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