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staffordshirechina

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  • Birthday 23/03/1954

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    Newcastle, Staffs
  • Towcar / Toad
    Biggish Car
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    Big caravan, Four Wheels, Aquaroll, Wastemaster

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  1. Thanks for that Mr P. In all the years I have owned a PC and run an online e-commerce business, I never knew that. I guess it was not something I ever stumbled across.
  2. Just looking at Facebook marketplace this morning when this ad showed up... https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/139770821337690/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks&tracking={"qid"%3A"6962072995146418348"%2C"mf_story_key"%3A"339309163705605000"%2C"commerce_rank_obj"%3A"{\"target_id\"%3A339309163705605000%2C\"target_type\"%3A6%2C\"primary_position\"%3A0%2C\"ranking_signature\"%3A8147285512898478080%2C\"commerce_channel\"%3A501%2C\"value\"%3A0%2C\"upsell_type\"%3A21%2C\"grouping_info\"%3Anull}"} I'd like to see the warden'
  3. Presumably once you hitch the caravan to your car and it becomes a single entity you are OK?
  4. I haven't met this before either. However, at my last renewal, I was asked if the caravan was serviced at least every two years. Given how much money is at stake it is not too surprising that an insurer wants to know his risk has not been neglected.
  5. I was looking at a minidigger last year and that too was in "Scotland". My casual enquiry returned an email almost identical to the one you got.
  6. Sometimes it is your mere existence that offends them. That and he knows the next few miles are single carriageway!
  7. Yes but I wanted to sit in the back and have a cuppa...
  8. My Sorento has this feature and I have tried it when towing. It is fine to start with but with anything other than very minor curves it starts the caravan wobbling. The slight correcting movements seem to build up and are amplified by the length of the caravan and get worse and worse. I don't try and use it now. However it is fun to use sometimes when driving without the caravan but not something I would rely on, it can get confused.
  9. Mine is the same. On ordinary roads if the car in front decides to turn right, the car will slow down to match and then stop completely on autohold brakes. You have to press the throttle to move again when the road clears.
  10. I have had several cars with CC over the years but my current car (Sorento) is the first one with ACC. I previously used my CC a lot when towing but was always "on watch", especially coming up a slow hill behind lorries. The ACC is brilliant for that. On my system, you can temporarily overide the adaptive control part by accelerating, or even just touching the throttle. So as you approach a slow vehicle the ACC starts to slow, you can immediately overide ready to pull out and overtake without the dreaded pause and loss of momentum. Immediately on passing, you release the throttle and
  11. It is correct. I had paid two years ahead due to their mistake and they were going to just credit me on. However, last year I got a letter telling me that that due to brexit they were no longer allowing UK customers. They then refunded my overpayment and my policy ran out naturally. It was good while it lasted!
  12. I'd like to think we will be going if they let us in. We have already missed our first year of retirement! We still have 6 crossings in the bag for the tunnel, not sure how long they will allow us to keep them...
  13. Trouble is many window frames and glazing units have a date printed on them. Look inside your opening windows for the printed info on the plastic and somewhere inside the glass units.
  14. It is a scheme whereby you pay a small fee for membership and have access to certain campsites at a reduced fee during out of season times. Not much use if you only do two weeks in school holidays but very good if you can go other times. You get your fee back in discount after only two or three nights.
  15. I'm guessing Euro -6. but we do use smokeless fuel! That question never came up on the registration form...
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