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About icepuffin

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    Sunny Dorset
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    Fishing,retirement & training dogs for the disabled
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    Bailey Ranger 520/4

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  1. Once again, thank you all for your suggestions and advice.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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 competions on a regular basis although there are plenty of other swims.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Sorry, bit slow replying, but thanks to all who replied.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Perhaps the next step up will be fingerprint or eye scanning!!
  11. cotswold carp farm, 10 minute walk into bourton -on-the-water
  12. I agree with the OP, very frustrating when cars 'barge' across in front of you without a thought as to if you are able to move across into the second lane, which sometimes you are unable to do.
  13. Seems to be a common problem, mine is the same every nown again will come away from screen, I have the wiring go across my inside mirror so that when it does fail it just hangs from my mirror and not drop down all the way. On a side issue, with this extremely hot weather i wonder how the insides of the camera copes?
  14. We have used the seresto collar for our lab for a couple of years now. They are far more effective than frontline or spot-on, yes they are expensive but in our opinion worth it. We had used frontline but he was still getting ticks, the first year we used seresto we could see the ticks on his coat, none got to the stage where they were bloated and we could pick them off. The collar is also waterproof which is a bonus for us. Last year the collar was not as effective as in previous years and our vet did make comment, hopefully the company would have had some feedback and check the strength, in fact we are about to get his collar as we have noticed at least 3 bloated ticks recently.
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