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gmc15

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  • Location
    County Durham
  • Towcar
    BMW X6 M50d
  • Caravan
    Buccaneer Schooner

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Excellent, it's that type of service that would make me return to a site/cl.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
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    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
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    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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. We have used this company in Stockton to extend an isabella awning and for a couple of awning repairs. CPL at 70 Brunswick St, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1DW Excellent service at a reasonable price.
  11. We use Ramsdens as their exchange rate is normally better than the PO or travel agents.
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    BMW X5 or X6

    1. Yes adaptive is self levelling but there is no driver-selectable up or down. 2. 30d was easily adequate, 40d was better, 50d is outstanding (all 3.0 diesels but with different no. of turbos) 3. Mass in service from log book is 2260. We tow a 2000Kg van with the X6, but I see your van is a bit heavier.
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    BMW X5 or X6

    I have towed with both - excellent tow vehicles. I had an E53 X5 30d, a E53 4.6ie, an X5 E70 X5 40d and now tow with a F16 X6 50d. All had/have self levelling rear suspension which keept the car level whatever I loaded into it. I had after market detachable tow bars fitted to the X5's and the current X6 had a factory fitted retractable bar. The main difference in the X5 and X6 is the reduced boot capacity and rear head room, but we still get our boxer dog in the boot along with some gear and awning etc. on the back seat. There are only the two of us + dog when we go caravanning so rear head space isn't an issue. I think the X6 are cheaper than the X5 as they are not as practical and their looks are not to everyones taste. Not sure what else you want to know, but just ask away.
  14. My mover was a Powrtouch evo and it worked perfectly with a 95Ah battery even though Powrtouch recommend a 110Ah. Lower Ah do tend to be lighter and smaller.
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