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icepuffin

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About icepuffin

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Sunny Dorset
  • Interests
    Fishing,retirement & training dogs for the disabled
  • Towcar
    XTrail
  • Caravan
    Bailey Ranger 520/4

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  1. Sometimes nothing goes right. We had booked a weekend in a hotel for Christmas shopping, left the house and only when we arrived did we realise that we had left all our clothes behind the bedroom door, so a 1 and half hour trip back. Got to hotel and decided to spruce up I'm in bath wife just finished when fire alarm went off, so out in cold winters night with just a towel on. Next evening thought we would make use of the swimming pool so had trunks on and removed my specs before walking down to pool area. Doors were open as they had been painted and no-one on desk so I went ri
  2. Brittania will cover the caravan, as long as it is being used as a single unit, ie when towing. I have an email from Brittania saying they will cover both . This was my question. Britannia cover is rated quite highly by caravan owners but there seems to be mixed messages from Britannia as to what is actually covered in the event of a breakdown. One member has had a verbal reply that unless ‘hitched’ the caravan is not covered, whereas another member has said as long as the car and caravan take the same trip to either the UK or abroad they are treated as “ 1 unit “ so a problem
  3. Sorry re-read post by Lutz, brain didn’t compute not in U.K.
  4. Once again, thank you all for your suggestions and advice.
  5. Thank you for the replies, I hadn't seem the previous topic. I do on a regular basis clean windscreen and the rubbers, I hadn't considered the spring so will apply a little oil.
  6. I find that after just a few months wear my wiper blades seem to squeek or bounce across the windscreen, the noise is annoying, I change then at least every 18 months because of this. I have tried autoglym fast glass, other windscreen glass cleaners, washing up liquid, even methylated spirit was suggested. What I can't seem to fathom is why the wiper blades are like it and whether there is anything I can do to resolve them squeaking like they do?
  7. There used to be 5 pitches, but they have expanded and there are now 10, although most are now taken by seasonal caravans, so book early!! I found the fishing to be very good with plenty of choice. The last mile is single track but there are passing places and also you can see any vehicles approaching so not a big deal. Yes it is a little remote the nearest village is about 10 minute drive. The owners are very welcoming and very pleasant nothing is too much trouble. If you want to fish on the specemin lake you will probably have to book. weekends get busy and they do have
  8. Just a slight move 'off topic' but how come the French have access to out DVLA , yet we do not seem to have the same access according to a resent topic from Kent Police who apparently are letting foreign drivers off speeding tickets.
  9. I'm sure you will receive plenty of advice. when you leave home or site, just stop down the road after about a mile and double check everything is ok, just in case you may have forgotten to lock something. It's worked for us on more than one occasion especially when we first started caravanning, such as front locker or skylight. also make sure the top lockers are firmly closed so items don't fall out, very easy to miss. I tend to check and deal with outside and leave wife to check and deal with inside.
  10. Sorry, bit slow replying, but thanks to all who replied.
  11. Wispman, what precations do you take to ensure that your not ripped off, money wise. How do you make sure that your not taken for a ride ( no pun intended) . when I come to sell mine I just want to ensure that the buyer doesn't use some trick, or fraud and i'm left out of pocket.
  12. Looking at the picture, just wondering if it would all fit on your own pitch or this additional windbreak will end up butting onto the neighbours pitch, sometimes there is barely enough room for the caravan, awning and car on some sites.
  13. Perhaps the next step up will be fingerprint or eye scanning!!
  14. cotswold carp farm, 10 minute walk into bourton -on-the-water
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