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    VW Tiguan
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    Sterling Eccles Sport 554 - 2015

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  1. I installed one of these on my car. It came on when the reversing lights were activated. Never tried voice command. I gave up using it, as I could not get traffic information at the same time as the camera was connected. Garmin say the power cable that is used with the camera should work with traffic, but it never worked for me.
  2. Thanks for the replies to my questions
  3. We have stayed there a few times after seeing Jaydug's blog. It's a good site.
  4. Can you tell me if the MAD springs are a DIY job or do you need to get them fitted. Also do you need to notify your insurers. Thanks
  5. I was worried by this thread as I have an APRR tag which I set up last year to debit from my Halifax Clarity card. We are in Portugal at the moment and have used the tag a lot in the last couple of weeks. I realised after seeing your post, that my card was replaced earlier this year and so the expiry date they have would now be incorrect. Fortunately I was able to log on this morning and enter the new card details without a problem. So it seems the web site still accepts foreign credit cards.
  6. Thanks for all the replies. I thought it was to do with releasing the pressurised air. So, if I just use the bottle for a bit any air should get pushed out and then I can fill it to 80% as usual.
  7. When you buy a new Safefill gas bottle you are told to only put a reduced amount of gas in, the first time you fill it. Can anyone tell me the technical reason for this and also when is it then safe to fill it up normally. With my first bottle I used most of the gas before filling it again but I have another bottle and would like to top it up to full without using all the gas first.
  8. Beware though that the 6kg lightweight bottles are Butane not Propane. We found this out in January when the gas stopped working on cold mornings! BTW as the OP of this thread, I should add that I was able to get the 6kg version from a shop on a site after completing a contract and showing my passport. I also bought an 11kg bottle from a Repsol garage in southern spain and they needed no contract or ID, and just charged me for the gas. Result! If you go to the Repsol web site you can search for garages that sell the 6Kg bottle however the results are not completely up to date.
  9. I'm going to take the Butsir cylinder back to Spain in September and see if I can do the opposite and exchange it for Camping Gaz
  10. SimonT

    2018 VW Tiguan

    We tow a Sterling Eccles Sport 1500kg MTLPM with a Tiguan, albeit a 2012 vintage. No problems at all. Spain and back twice in the last year. I pump the car tyres up to loaded max. We have a fair bit of weight in the car with Awning etc. Keep the noseweight about 90-95kg.
  11. We were in Spain for Jan and Feb and had booked all the sites (apart from en-route ones) with the C&CC. We also visited quite a few other sites from the ACSI listings while we were there. They all seemed very full and I would have been nervous of turning up without a booking. We have a caravan not a motorhome and I would probably not be so concerned with a motorhome. Are there any other resources for finding sites which are not listed by the clubs or ACSI?
  12. Indeed you do. But have not been able to exchange it here though! So far I think you are right.
  13. Last year in Spain I exchanged a Camping Gaz 907 cylinder at a campsite. I didn't really take much notice at the time, but the new cylinder was a Butsir branded cylinder. We had moved on to another site before I noticed and considered the implications. Now back in the UK I have asked at one gas distributor and they would not exchange it. Has anyone else encountered this problem? It seems that a 907 cylinder is not always Camping Gaz! I am going to try a couple of other gas distributors, but it seems the bottle is only of any use in Spain! The reason I have a Camping Gaz bottle at all is because they are supposed to be available all over Europe but if it gets swapped for another make, then it is pointless. It would seem that you need to make sure any replacement is branded Camping Gaz.
  14. I am not referring to normal UK cylinders, but specifically to those which are designed to be refilled by the user e.g. Safefill or Gaslow etc. The 'European' cylinders referred to look like specifically German ones. I have not seen ones quite like that in France. BTW I have a French 'Le Cube' Cylinder, a Spanish butane and a Spanish propane but at looking at getting a refillable for other countries which is why I am interested in others experiences with them.
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