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About Wonky

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  • Birthday 19/06/1959

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    High Wycombe, Bucks.
  • Interests
    Caravanning!, Music (playing Bass Guitar), Freemasonry
  • Towcar
    Land Rover Discovery 3
  • Caravan
    Coachman VIP 575/4 2016

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  1. Not being funny Ern, but isn't shed usually made from wood - a combustible material????? Martin W
  2. I have left my controller on for a couple of months with the van on the drive and not plugged into 240v. It has an 80w solar panel on the roof and is in direct sunlight (when we have it) for most of the day. The battery was flat. I usually turn off the controller and it has always been fine. Not concluding anything but, from now on, I will always tun the big red key off! Just saying...... BTW, It's a power touch auto.
  3. Hi Nate and to the forum. Your posting conjured up some very funny images, thanks! Wonky Moderator
  4. Hi and to the Forum! I guess by your name, you are into 'alternative' camping!!!! Wonky, Moderator
  5. I am just going to say this again and don't want it to create an argument but, I have always had great service from Coachman. Not that I have needed it much, particularly my present van. This is said just to balance the opinions here
  6. We have dogs and the lack of stable door was causing annoyance. we solved it by buying a narrow stair gate - fixes via stick on discs and works perfectly!
  7. Hello and Natterjack! I love Coachman having been an owner of four. The excel looks enormous though! I can't really advise on the best time to buy as these are very strange times indeed. However, the sooner you get it, the sooner you can enjoy it! Also, guessing that many have entered the world of caravanning for the first time this year & may now be looking to stop over winter and, as such, the dealers (who have had a great time recently), may start struggling to sell once again - just thinking...... Wonky
  8. Oh, crikey, Are you insured? If so, contact them immediately to see if you can get is sorted quickly. If not, perhaps contact a local mobile man/woman, to see if they can help you? Wonky
  9. Taken from the letter to centres: In the event that bookings have been made by Centres for members to use pitches on commercially-licensed caravan sites, these can be discussed with the site operator who operates the site under their own licence, and does not require the use of the Club’s exemption certificate. This, in effect means that 'ralliers' can go onto site but are not designated as a rally hence insurance is not applicable. This confirms what has been said above in that commercial sites are ok but sites where the exemption certificate is required cannot go ahead lega
  10. Not quite true IanV8, centre rallies can continue if on a commercial site. Rules regarding social distancing and gahterings still apply so they will generally be just a group of friends going to the same site!
  11. Hi Ian and welcome to the forum. I will leave you question here for now but if you receive limited responses, it will be moved to a more relevant place! Wonky, Moderator
  12. Hello and to the best caravanning forum! Come on in and ask away with any questions. Is always worth a search first though as what you need may have been covered already. Lovely area Bristol and easy to get everywhere. Two of my daughters have passed their towing tests and are able to tug large units now but they said it was a little daunting - well worth getting professional tuition! All the best Wonky - moderator
  13. Each have their separate and similar merits TBH. We are members of both and for different reasons. I love the CMC CL's (certificated locations) and C&CC CS's (certificated sites) - both the same in fact - small 5 van informal (mostly) sites in hideaway places. I rally with the CMC so maintain that membership and use the C&CC temporary holiday sites - fantastic value, and so, maintain that membership! As Alan Says, check out what each has to offer. The C&CC has a reputation for being more family orientated but I have not found this at all! Martin W
  14. I don't want to enter the "mines better than yours' or "British is better than johnny foreigner" debate here. I would just say that I have bought Coachman for the last five caravans and can honestly say that I have had nothing to complain about - especially in the build quality department. I have visited their factory and have seen the care put into the build by skilled workmen and women - well paid ones BTW. I do not subscribe to the "British caravans always leak" school either. Each manufacturer has developed bonding systems that have really worked. I also like foreign car
  15. I suppose we just have to consider that the alternative being tracked, is lock own until a cure is found - that may be rather a long time away.......
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