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gmc15

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    County Durham
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    BMW X6 M50d
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    Buccaneer Schooner

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  1. The dealer has 3 sites in the North of England and they are apparently in the process of doing a deal to supply all 3 places with fluid but in the meantime they have none left. The radiator in the van has a slight leak and they have tried to fix it a couple of times - unsuccessfully. It is the actual union that screws direct into the radiator that leaks and tightening it has not fixed the problem. The idea was that when the fluid was changed it was the ideal opportunity to fix the leaking union. This obviously didn't happen! Not very impressed with their service department. Do you think they should know it needed a fluid change at 2 years old or was it up to me to ask for it - which is what I did , but they said they did not have a fluid change on the service request sheet.
  2. Does anyone know if having the Alde fluid changed at 2 years old is part of the caravans warranty? My van has just had it's 2nd service and they did not change the fluid. They have no fluid in stock so the van will have to go back to the dealers at a later date to get the fluid changed, by which time it will be over 2 years since I bought the van. I wondered if anything happened to the Alde system and I made a warranty claim and they found out the fluid was changed after 2 years they may not honour the claim.
  3. We have a 2017 Buccaneer Schooner towed with a BMW X6.
  4. Table for eating at with 2 chairs. Small table to put dog things on, two small waste bins, one for normal rubbish and one for recyclable stuff and thats about it. It gets used for walking boots and coats and dog towels etc.
  5. We have 4 lists:- Things that normally stay in the van but should be checked Things to add to the van Food list Dog things Having check/tick lists means that we can both pack items into the van/car and tick them off the list.
  6. Currently at 4 Vents near Paris and it's 30 degrees in the shade at 19:30, forecast to be hotter the next couple of days
  7. Excellent, it's that type of service that would make me return to a site/cl.
  8. Did you have to ask for them? I an insured with Saga and have not had a green card sent through and I am going to France in June.
  9. I tend to put the pump into the water and then move it up and down a couple of times to try to remove any air locks. When I turn the pump on in the van I move the mixer tap from the cold position to the hot position a couple of times and it usually primes the system and the pump switches off when the tap is turned off. I have known the pump sometimes not turn off so I turned the pump off at the main switch and then turn it back on again and it works. Just needs a bit of fiddling about sometimes
  10. gmc15

    Event shelter

    Thanks, I can't see us using it much on British sites as there wouldn't be enough room on the plots, but it would get used in our garden at home
  11. gmc15

    Event shelter

    Thanks Geoff, I was thinking of going for the smallest Coleman which is 3m x 3m - 10ft x 10ft so wouldn't be too big. We normally have an awning with a sun canopy on the front but thought a canopy on the van with an event shelter would be a bit more flexible as the shelter could be used anywhere on the plot.
  12. Thanks Andy, I have just ordered a sealflo pump as a spare as I have already replaced my Whale pump once and don't really trust the new one now. Wouldn't like to be stuck on holiday in France if the current one packs in.
  13. We are thinking about getting a Coleman event shelter to use in France this year. The plan is to use our sun canopy with one side fitted and then erect an event shelter in front of the canopy for additional shelter from sun (hopefully not rain). Has anyone used one of these type of shelters and if so what do you think of them?
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