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  1. Thanksfor the warning. We came south on it on Saturday, one bit of roadworks but ok. We are back in July couple ofnights at Black Horse Farm then home. Think we will use the A2.
  2. We are at Les Nobis in Montreuil Bellay, not full. Asked for two weeks but the very nice owner said no problem if we want to stay a bit longer. Quite a few brits on site. Weather changeable but looks same for most of France. Its been showery today but warm. We come back mid July when k7ds start to appear
  3. We are thinking of visiting Holland and our old RAFG haunts later in the year. Might try the site at Bracht. We found a couple of sites in ACSI book near to Roermond and Venlo too. Fond memories of going to Roermond and Monchengladbach from my tour at Wildenrath. Venlo and Nijmegen favourites from Laarbruch! We could fly into Laarbruch as was, Weeze airport now! Might pop to Rheindahlen see what is left!
  4. We are in Loire region at Montreuil Bellay, site not full, but fairly busy. Forecast good but some thunderstorms forecast later this week and showers next week. It was sprinkling wth rain earlier this morning but supposedly 30 later. Sky has cleared now. It will do what it does!
  5. La Bien Assise takes ACSI in low season.
  6. Second that, did 8 Harrier deployments to that lovely place! 2 weeks camping per deplyment with very noisy jets for company!
  7. Meteo France shows better weather soon, we are over Sunday probably going to Ardeche or Auvergne. Horrible in Shropshire until Monday but we are stopping at Folkestone Saturday south has better outlook!
  8. Us too, useful kit. Wife bought them.
  9. We had a Pageant a while ago, there was an inline filter in the cold feed. You have to remember to drain the water out of them when you leave it for winter.
  10. Why do you need 8 bikes? Unless you have a cycle team!
  11. You can get car filler with fibreglass strands in. Its tough stuff but sands well. You may be able to get some touch up paint to match. Have a look online.
  12. I always open the nipple then top up the reservoir. If the resevoir cap is removed and pistons pushed back fluid could spill out of reservoir and ruin the surrounding paint! I have just stripped and cleaned calipers on my Saab as a couple were squealing. Lots of dust removed,sliders cleaned and bit of copperslip on rear of pads! I did not disturb the hydraulics! Seems good now. Since selling my Classic Range Rover not had to do much. I had a S3 before that. Did lots of brake work on that, shoes cylinders and hub seals! Easy job. Too old to be wrestling with it out on drive. Did lots including welding. If I had a nice big garage or workshop that would be different! I may get a small classic which would fit in the single garage,quite fancy a Triumph Herald softop or a mini, (had several mins so know them!)
  13. We had a 2014 Vigo for four years, no major issues or damp. We now have a 2018 Cadiz which is great. It has the squeeky brakes,an Al Ko issue which are being replaced under warranty. The build quality of the current one seems better than the last one. We must have spent nearly three months total in it last year, very comfortable. Its about to go over the Channel for another month!
  14. We tested one, ex Volvo management, one year old fully loaded auto! Lots of power and comfortable. My wife prefers the higher driving position of an SUV. W got a realy good deal on a new Santa Fe !
  15. My 12 year old Saab allegedly has a screw to move the lights, according to the handbook. Supposedley next to the dip bulbs after removing a dust cover! I cannot find it Not taking it over to EU anyway. Our Santa Fe has the active xenon type lights. For driving abroad,you go into the menu on dash using the buttons on the wheel and change the setting. It then gives a warning that beam pattern changed each time you switch on. It was not very clear in the handbook, we found it by scrolling through menus.
  16. We had a Sorento and U3 Vigo, the jockey wheel could bottom on bad speed humps and you should go very slowly going on and off car ferries! I did damage one on a particularly vicious french speed hump, despite going slowly. It bent the wheel yoke a bit, ended up replacing it. I did remove it subsequently on ferries! Now have a Santa Fe and U4 but still take it easy. It sits a bit higher as the Hyundai has SLS. Speed humps are a damn nuisance.
  17. Their choice,, more room for us caravenners on the sites!
  18. We are coming over in June, we love France, I have a reasonable command of the language and like the quieter roads. If the sites ate not busy great! Where to go? Depends on weather! No set plans may go into Holland and Germany for a change. We come back before the peak season and will probably come back over mid August possibly to our favourite site in Loire area! ACSI very useful.
  19. Check the mains circuit breaker. It may have tripped,they can when you disconnect or reconnect. Reset by pushing the switch up. If you are not sure whee it is check handbook if you have it.
  20. We are coming over in mid June for a month, probably come back in Mid August so as to avoid peak times and use ACSI again! Got green cards not bothered wth idp yet, doubt brexit will be sorted anytime soon!Less brits means more spaces!
  21. Me too, one less item to buy and stash on site.
  22. Yes just give them a call,they were very helpful. Thelady saoid it had been taking 10 days, but ours arrived in three.
  23. Saga just sent us a green card for the car and one for the caravan. No charge and valid until renewal day. Not clear if I need idp. Funny how US, Canada and Australia did not!
  24. We got a crit air sticker last year, less than a fiver! If we go into Germany I believe I can buy one from a car dealer or T UV test place. We will have our V5 etc with us.
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