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Steven

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  1. Personally I don’t think it is about who fitted it or when it was fitted that is the issue, it is more about the declaration of intent to tow. Factory fitted or dealer fitted, the insurer needs to know about the towbar.
  2. Steven

    So am I evil!

    It really shouldn't be the wardens job to rein in someone else's kids, nor should it be the wardens job to try to reason with an unreasonable person regarding what most would see as bad behaviour by either themselves or their children, they walk amongst us and sometimes no amount of "discussion" is worth the stress. The sensible alternative for site owners that do not want the hassle of dealing with unruly kids and blinkered parents is to open adult only sites, and as comments has proved, there is a market for that type of site. Other than the week we take our grandchildren away, we always book CMC sites outside of school holidays, there is always a small element of parents that take children out of school but in the main the CMC sites are much quieter.
  3. Sam, if Ed doesn't want the MIFI I will do the same if you want to let it go on those terms!
  4. We have just had 3 days (2 nights) in London and seen 2 shows, we stayed in the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum (5*), ate out in the West End each night, saw (Bad) Cinderella and Phantom (stalls), used taxis each way at over £20 a journey and travelled first class rail there and back for just under £800 all in!
  5. On the Swift control panel there is an LED that illuminates when the pump is running.
  6. Steven

    So am I evil!

    Some maybe, but we know that many don't work and just treated it as an extended holiday, these being the same people that just shrugged their shoulders when they were notified their child have come into contact with a child that had tested positive, and refused to do lateral flow tests or get PCR tests when requested to do so by the school.
  7. Steven

    The M6!

    The organisations they purport to represent are just fronts for their anarchistic behaviour, they are simply home grown urban terrorist that have the sole purpose of causing as much civil disruption they can.
  8. Steven

    So am I evil!

    Slightly off topic but child related, throughout the whole of lockdown my step daughter has had our 3 grand kids up at normal school time, showered breakfasted and sat at tables in school uniforms ready to start study at their normal school times. They have had playtime, lunchtime etc throughput the day, and done all the school work set for them, they have done all the Zoom calls with their teachers, so when lockdown ended and they returned to school they had not missed out on their education and were ready to pick up in a great place. Sadly, but not unexpectedly there were lots of other children that had done no schooling as a result of their parents not bothering, so school is now playing catch up with their education whilst our three and some of their friends are sat twiddling their thumbs. Parents are the image in which they make their children, and very sadly it’s not going the right way.
  9. Steven

    The M6!

    Thanks, so if they were not released by one of the services they would literally be stuck there forever? I still think anyone capable of doing something so stupid should be assessed, but there again I also think anyone that thinks it’s ok to break the law to advance their beliefs is mentally unstable too!
  10. Steven

    The M6!

    So unless some kind soul (the fire brigade) comes along with the solvent, how did the muppets think they were going to get their hands unstuck? Surely anyone that does something as stupid as sticking their hands to the road should be assessed as to their mental capacity!
  11. So when your fuel gauge is showing nearly empty, or the low fuel light has come on do you not go and put more fuel in the tank? It doesn’t matter what your driving style is or whether you watch the miles, if it needs fuel you go and get it, I do exactly the same.
  12. Steven

    The M6!

    A dozen or so people protesting in a way that disrupts the lives of thousands is not acceptable at all, regardless of how they do it. If they break the law in doing so then the group they represent should be listed as an alien organisation, the protesters should be arrested and removed, and the organisation organisers should be made to tow the line with regards to protests, or they too should face prosecution. The CPS need to grow some and prosecute each and everyone of them, and they should be prohibited from protesting for a specific period of time under threat of incarceration. Can you tell I am fed up with them all?
  13. Just been out in the car, stopped at a pedestrian crossing, bus coming the other way stopped too, pedestrians started to cross. A kid on a motorcycle overtook me on the offside, weaved between the pedestrians on the crossing and then shot off. They truly do move amongst us! Edit, just reviewed the dashcam, no rear number plate on bike so no way to identify it.
  14. It’s not blasé, it is a necessity just as food is. I don’t do a food order online and think “can I get a bag of coffee beans cheaper if I go elsewhere”, I need it, it’s available and I order it.
  15. Steven

    The M6!

    I honestly don't know what the police and the government are playing at, they say that they don't need new laws to deal with these people yet they do nothing. The law states it is illegal for a pedestrian to be on a motorway, then arrest them and remove them, if they have glued their hands to the road then rip them up, they chose to do it no one made them. Perhaps if they started to feel the force of the law being applied they might think twice about what they are do, but for sure by the authorities doing nothing and senior police officers asking if they are comfortable and do they need anything is pandering to them and making them stronger.
  16. What I am getting from the discussion is that some MH owners want to park in towns close to shops and amenities so they can leave the MH set up and not have to drive it to get to where they want to go, so in your suggestion it would seem that it would not be acceptable as all the shops are closed.
  17. Fuel consumption has never been a concern for me, I just fill it up when the warning light comes on and then drive it until the next time. I only ever think about it when someone asks, and then I press the button on the stalk to bring up the display that shows the info they want.
  18. Steven

    So am I evil!

    Certainly on CMC sites letting your dogs foul pitches with No2's is against the club rules, but I recall in the CMC magazine a reply by the club saying that they acknowledge dogs can have "accidents" and in those circumstances provided where ever it is on site, it is collected up and disposed of, the dog owner is doing all they can and would not fall foul (no pun) of the rules. ***************************************************** Having owned dogs (sadly no longer) I agree with you ,and provided the dog doesn't pee up my wind break or awning etc then I have no objections to them peeing on the grass at the end of the pitch I am on, that's just what dogs do. Unfortunately some people when occupying a pitch claim it as if they owned it, and woe betide anyone that dares to infringe on it.
  19. I have a solid steel hitching post where the caravan is stored next to the house, so I just use the mover to get it on the post, once it's on the post I use a low profile trolley jack to lift the axle and spin the wheel to line up for the AL-KO wheel lock, the hitch post stopping the caravan from pivoting around the other wheel.
  20. Perhaps that should have been one of the considerations when making the choice to buy one. When we briefly floated the idea we watched and spoke to MH owners on site, and those with larger ones had a motor scooter or bikes or chose sites that had a bus stop outside the gates. We then thought back at the sites we had visited and realised very few had a bus stop and ruled out the other two options, and decided nit to buy a MH. To me buying a large MH and then complaining that the camp sites are not near enough to towns or amenities and then trying to use that to justify parking in inappropriate places, is like buying a house next to a church and the complaining about the bells ringing, or buying a house near an airport and then complaining about the aircraft noise.
  21. Steven

    The M6!

    +1 What do they think the U.K. government can do, we are the U.K. the great in Great Britain disappeared long ago, we have no influence whatsoever on the USA, Russia, China, India, China and any of the emerging third world countries. They have discovered millions of tonnes of cheap fossil fuel that is going to be their source of energy for many, many years to come, they are not going to give that up in favour of much more expensive resources just because some degenerates in the U.K. are blocking roads in protest. A peaceful protest goes not disrupt the populace from going about their legitimate business, they are home bred urban terrorist and should be treated accordingly.
  22. I can highly recommend it, I was torn between the rear camera that plugged into the front unit, and the remote one that sticks on the rear window. in realising the plug-in version was on the right of the front camera it was obvious it would foul the interior mirror so I went for the remote one. My step son works for Jaguar so I asked him how they routed the cables . From the front camera I took the two cables (power and rear view) left across the headlining, at the near side A pillar the power one goes down to the VCM, I removed the door seal from around the front and rear doors and fed the cable under the headlining ( just be aware of the airbags), across the B pillar and into the rear pillar. The cables to the hatchback go down a corrugated rubber trunking so I was able to feed the cable down one of them to get it to the door, I popped the top trim off the hatchback and then cut a tiny notch to accommodate the cable to the rear camera. It reads complicated but in reality it was very straight forward and took a couple of hours. With the rear camera plugged in the front camera records front and rear video simultaneously, I also downloaded the Nextbase App which connects via Bluetooth to the camera to transfer any images you want to keep or transfer to your home PC. There are various settings for g-shock turn on, parking and other functions. I was going to buy it from Amazon but the Nextbase website were doing a special offer with the rear camera and cable pack which made it a better buy than Amazon.
  23. The power to my Nextbase 622GW comes off the vehicle control module supply which activates on opening a door using the remove key fob, so the cameras are on before you have even sat in the car.
  24. Coax is single core with a braided outer as is Sat cable, HDMI is multicored so you cannot connect one to the other. You can however get a little black box that will convert the hdmi signal to a coax which inputs to the aerial socket on the tv. Search Amazon for a HDMI to Coax RF Converter Modulator
  25. Somewhere inaccessible that would require some dismantling of internal fittings to gain access.
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