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  • Gender
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    Lancashire
  • Interests
    Walking, History, Adrenaline
  • Towcar
    2014 Ford S-Max 2. 0 TDi Titanium
  • Caravan
    Bailey Cadiz 3 2015 & Eccles 560 2017

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  1. Agree, Wet and Forget. It killed the moss on my garage roof.. It can then be cleaned off with scrubbing or nail brushes. (Although on my roof i used a stiff yard brush!)
  2. My mate has a 2.0 CRV Auto 2017 and his towing limit is 1500 kgs. So he had to replace his van earlier than anticipated to get one with a MLTP of 1490 kgs.
  3. I've bought new vans ( a Bailey and an Eccles) from each of these dealers and had no problems with either. Any warranty work has been done without any quibbles and communications have not been a problem. Can't comment on your choice of vans though.
  4. Couldn't agree more. I had to put up with the 18 in 'Sport' wheels to get the spec for a Panoramic sun roof. The next car was the same type but lower spec . ..Titanium vs Sport, but the ride is better, and the tyres last longer and are a lot cheaper.
  5. We go every year to France, Luxembourg, Germany, Holland ( past 15 years) etc and find that the' Camping Card' as supplied by ACSI card pays for itself many times over. We found we couldn't buy one on the Continent so have it on recurring payment from the ACSI site. We already have ours for 2018. Just be aware that the low tariffs end at the start of the french holiday season, usually at the end of June. We haven't found an' ACSI pitch' as such ( ie one of the less desirable or specifically directed to ) ones on a site - so far it's been find a pitch and let us know which one you are on. The only exceptions being a shoreline pitch at Lindau on Lake Constance and at La Bien Assise at Guînes (which we don't us any more).
  6. We currently have a Cadiz but wanted to try the new mid bathroom layout as in the Cabrera. No-one had one for us to look over and we ended up at Chorley on the way back from Blackburn and looked inside a Sterling Eccles 560 which is similar in most respects except that it had a much more modern lighter colour scheme and longer bed, but no ATC. On a CC site in Brecon last week we were next to a Cabrera so as you'd expect, we examined each other's vans. Not a great deal to choose between but the Cabrera owner said she'd wished she'd seen the Sterling earlier. Good service so far from Chorley but I don't think they do Bailey's.
  7. Just used the services of a mobile approved workshop while staying on a site near Knutsford at the start of July, and found it so much quicker and easier. Explained Alde heating fluid change warranty requirements of which I was unaware. Would definitely use them again next year. Find them here http://www. approvedworkshops. co. uk/search/ Incidentally just as he was about to leave, he got a mobile call from a customer who had a problem while on site . .. and it just happened to be on the site we were on . .. I bet the caller was impressed with the speed of response! Saves so much more time messing about dragging the van to a dealer, coming back, and then repeating it to collect it. My last dealer service didn't mention the nail in the tyre until I was hooked up and about to go, nor the fact that I had they had left me with a full water system. 54 mile round trip, twice. Never again.
  8. Happened to me the other week. The blade would open and close with the cassette outside, but when inserted it only opened halfway and the bar on the loo would not allow it to open fully. I think it was caused by opening the blade while sitting on the loo, the body weight slightly deforms the plastic loo and the slider mechanism jams and the stops working. Solution . . Remove cassette, then on hands and knees look up the loo hole (ohhhh. ... what fun!) use a cross head screwdriver to release the screw on what looks like a white plastic 'cog'. Check the the trap slides across and replace the 'cog' hopefully in the correct position . Might work.
  9. Bet it costs a fortune to replace and has a special part number as well.
  10. I currently use the Witter carrier in Paul_b post. I also use a detachable towbar. Just add the weights of carrier, bikes and caravan. My max is 90 kgs and I just manage it. I've never had any problems with the hitch cover, jockey wheel and provided you mount the bikes high enough and don't use the bike crossbars. I also remove the saddle post, panniers etc. You could also remove a front wheel if you felt the need for more weight reduction. (The rear wheel removal almost defeats the objective of a carrier if you end up dismantling the bikes). Additional benefits are that you can drive with the bikes attached on the car and no caravan. Drive to a nearby city and cycle in. Eh. Lincoln, Grenoble, Lindau.
  11. Do bear in mind if changing your car, that if you choose an auto gearbox, some auto gearboxes may have a restricted towing capacity. So despite the weight of the vehicle, some autos may not be suitable your wife's chosen caravan weight. Best check in the manufacturers handbook.
  12. No problems with mine on and S-Max. No vibration, and yes they do cut down the vision from the car mirror (can't call it a wing mirror any more!) but I use the suck-it mirror to view behind anyway, and I can still see the blind spot with the remains of the car mirror. Place them towards the top or bottom of the mirror to maximise the views from both mirrors. They don't interfere with the housing - but i do need to move the glass inwards slightly before fitting them, otherwise it does touch the housing. Once fitted its easy to adjust them using the mirror motor. Just don't mount them over the little divider between the main glass and the blind spot section. My mirrors have a thin vertical dividing line between the last quarter section. Air can seep through the gap here and they could fall off - but you will always use the safety cable anyhow.
  13. I use the Suck it and See because there is not sufficient clearance around the glass on my wing mirrors to take the 'hooks' of the strap on ones. The only drawback is that you need a good grip to twist the knob to create the suction. Arthritis sufferers will struggle. Otherwise I would be using Milenco Aeros.
  14. scarsdale037

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    BAiley Pageant 2001, our first van bought in 2005 and sold in 2010
  15. We currently have a Bailey Cadiz S3 with the side bunks because we got fed up with climbing over each other to get to the loo with a side double bed. Transverse beds have no room at the foot at night, Now gone for an Eccles 560 with the end bed / mid washroom as well.(Delivery March 2017) We are using the Eccles on a seasonal pitch to be near the grandkids, but still use the Cadiz for touring. It will be interesting to see which we prefer, as we will have both at the same time. Alutec vs Smart - we shall see. As to the claustrophobic nature when the bathroom is closed off, I am thinking about those nice long 'plastic' mirrors that Swift put on the bedside doors. One of those on the lounge might make the lounge are seem a bit bigger. Anyone ever bought such mirrors. I know some can be cheap and tacky, and presumably the ones from Swift will cost an arm and a leg.
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