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About craigderby

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  • Birthday 15/08/74

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  • Towcar
    Jeep Patriot/Hyundai Terracan/Skoda Superb
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    Avondale Rialto 530-5

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  1. The "old" Ssangyong Rexton.

    I've not owned one, but we tried one recently and as a towcar I can see it would be great. The only reason we didn't buy it was down to a couple of faults. We ended up getting an Hyundai Terracan, very similar driving experience, and might be worth adding to your list of possibles if you're after something which will get on and do the job without any fuss.
  2. Ferry from Caen

    We used Riva Bella last summer and I'd say it's perfect for the ferry, you'll struggle to find a better option.
  3. Joined The Avondale Crew

    Just booked the first trip away, going to the CC site at Chatsworth in early Jan. Can't wait
  4. Joined The Avondale Crew

    I've picked up our latest Avondale today. We've got an Argente 640-6
  5. Will a Skoda do the job?

    We have a Skoda Superb, it's the 170bhp version. Mostly we tow with our 4x4, but in the summer took our caravan to France using the Skoda and it had no issues in the slightest. The caravan was lighter at 1300kgs, which we were probably near to as we had all the rubbish we apparently have to take with us. The car is very stable towing, I'd put this down to the long wheelbase. I'd feel confident that 1500kgs would be fine, but I wouldn't fancy going over that.
  6. Joined The Avondale Crew

    Off to see a Rialto 640-6 in the morning. Fingers crossed it's not rotten
  7. Upgrading

    Hi Personally we've had a few older vans over the years, which I've bought knowing they have a little damp, so they've been really cheap. At the end of the year I then strip it for parts, and sell it off on Ebay. I've found depending on the spec of the caravan that it's possible to bring in between 1 and 2 thousand. The empty shell I've then sold on Ebay as suitable for converting to a trailer. I've never had any problems getting rid of the bits. Theses days I don't tend to have the time, so we just have a mid priced caravan. The main thing isn't so much the price as the condition. It's well worth investing in a damp meter, and never believe someone who tells you their caravan isn't damp, always check for yourself.
  8. Joined The Avondale Crew

    Well our membership of the Avondale crew didn't last long, as we sold it last weekend. However we intend to remain in the club, as I'm now on the lookout for a Rialto 650-6 as we'd like more room. I've seen a couple of adverts, but nothing worth seeing yet.
  9. To Replace or Not

    Grand Cherokee V6 Diesel?
  10. Shogun Sport Advice

    First tow with the Terracan today. It's ridiculous, I can certainly see why all the reviews I found for it being used as a towcar were so positive. It's blowing quite hard today, and the caravan was moving around a bit, but the car just didn't budge in the slightest. More than enough pull from the engine, never needed to floor it any point. I would say it's at least as good as the Range Rover it's replacing, and I really didn't think I'd be saying that when I bought it.
  11. Shogun Sport Advice

    Never quite made it to the Grand Cherokee. Saw an advert for a Terracan this afternoon, so thought I'd have a quick look and was really surprised by it, so much so that I've bought it. Collect on Saturday
  12. Shogun Sport Advice

    It has crossed my mind. There's just not been many come up for sale locally. In the past I had a few modified ones, and my heart very much lies with the Mk1 model. . Tonight I'm looking at a Grand Cherokee. I've had a V8 in the past, and found it to be a lovely car, apart from the fuel consumption. The one I'm seeing is a diesel, so slightly more sensible.
  13. Shogun Sport Advice

    I just prefer a bigger 4x4. You're right about tyres, In the past I did quite a bit of offroading, and the tyres are more important that anything.
  14. Shogun Sport Advice

    The Shogun Sport idea is definitely done with. Off to look at a Merc ML tomorrow!
  15. Shogun Sport Advice

    Thanks for the replies Certainly everything I found on the internet so far is steering me away from them. I think I'll look at some other options instead