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About paulthomas

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  • Birthday 08/10/1945

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    Congleton, Cheshire
  • Interests
    Photography, Calligraphy,walking.
  • Towcar
    2017 VW Touareg V6 TDI R Line
  • Caravan
    2015 Sterling Continental 580

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  1. I could just stick a £ badge on the rear.
  2. Many thanks for all your kind responses. Have contacted SFM Caravans. Quite hopeful!
  3. Many thanks for this. Hmmm. £40 ...for a plastic badge! Several dealers referred. None responded.
  4. Somehow I have lost the silver plastic "S" badge for the rear of my Stirling caravan. Have e mailed Swift-no response Have tried caravan breakers-no luck. I hate anything spoiling the look of my Stirling Continental. Has anybody any ideas or even a replacement? Quite happy to pay.
  5. Because I'm rich beyond the dreams of avarice and want to impress the neighbours. Also, an LED on my caravan's internal light now needs replacing. .......if only.
  6. My first brand new car. Fiat Regata. Even now I can't bring myself to Talk about it. Simply awful.
  7. Yup. Can't remember why...but think it was because we were into the winter schedule, we had no choice. The first and last time we do that. LOVE Pont Aven and Cap Finistère is OK too.
  8. Came home from Santander on the Connemara. We were guided into a very tight spot,nose to nose with very large Volvo truck. Crew were excellent in terms of checking I had enough space either side. Had to reverse out which wasn't really a problem. Then because someone behind ( Range Rover and twin axle caravan combo) misjudged their ability to turn I had to pull back in and then do some reverse manouevering. Crew were very helpful though and the prospect was worse than the reality. However, otherwise our crossing was a disaster, no hot water in showers, no heating in some rooms and the restaurant queues were such that food was cold by the time we sat down."Mechanical issues" also meant we were SIX hours late. Never again! Cap Finistère and Pont Aven for us unless we are stuck with no choice for return as we were this time.
  9. I still need to explore much more of Europe. It's my cultural heritage and I want to see as much of it as I can before I snuff it.
  10. We use the Portuguese toll roads to get to Turiscampo and then we use non toll roads to get around. We reckon the toll price is worth paying. Minimal traffic and cruise control all the way.
  11. Thanks for that helpful info. We now have an "E Movis"tag for Spain and Portugal. It makes tolls much easier as you can just drive straight through them using a dedicated lane. The tag bleeps to let you know it has registered, and the toll is deducted from your bank account. We used it last year and it made the toll booths effortless.
  12. We are heading for Turiscampo too. From Carcares we head west to Evora and then use the toll roads down to Algarve and then West to Lagos. Can't remember the road designations but will check. 310 miles approx but easy driving on major roads and motorways (tolls). If you want to split the journey there is a caravan site in Evora ( Camping Obitur Evora). Don't know what it's like as the Obitur chain sites are variable. Should be OK for one nighter though. The journey from Seville to Lagos, on the other hand is approx 175 miles. (By the time we arrive at Turiscampo all I want is a drink...or two! The awning and subsequent divorce can wait until the next day ).
  13. Reuters now report that the strike has been called off for further talks (again).
  14. Thanks for this. Yup. Just checked. Bit depressing as we travel down from Bilbao on Wednesday. I think we will now drive further South, to Seville, fill up there and then travel West to Lagos. Longer than our usual route which is via Casares and directly into Portugal from there.
  15. Just tried to remove the "plastic" cover from ours. Tried gently tapping it with a hammer. Won't budge. Am I just a 9 stone weakling? Bit afraid of breaking it.
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