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About Leedslad

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    Leeds West Yorkshire
  • Interests
    Hill walking. Foreign travel. Citroen A series cars.
  • Towcar
    VW B8 Passat Alltrack 2. 0L TDI 6 Speed manual.
  • Caravan
    Coachman Vision 450/2 ( towing at about 77% ).

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  1. I agree, silicon spray is a must for all of your awning rails. It make threading far easier. John.
  2. Maybe the clue is in the name! John.
  3. In France I reckon reversed polarity is a 50 - 50 chance, so I always carry and often use my 'reverse polarity correction lead'. It's also worth carrying an adaptor for the continental 2 pin sockets which are still encountered occasionally . John.
  4. I think, on average we’ve changed ‘vans around every 5 or 6 years. We have fancied a change I suppose. Two I remember proved leaky, but mainly we changed to modernise. We like our current Coachman very much and I think it could be a keeper. John.
  5. I use a very old Sky box in our 'van, certainly not as posh as your + box, and it works just fine on the basic range of channels. It doesn't record or save but I'm not concerned about about that. If you want to do the fancy stuff you have to pay. I just want to watch TV for nothing and use Sky when I can't get an ordinary signal. My dish is one of those oval domestic ones mounted on a tripod with a single LNB. John.
  6. The Gall Brothers in Aus. John.
  7. https://www.jayco.com.au/promo/adventurer All Terrain Jayco! John.
  8. I know these are not hidden, but these self adhesive mounts for use with cable ties can make a neat looking job and can be removed later without trace if necessary . https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CABLE-TIE-BASES-19mm-x-19mm-BLACK-SELF-ADHESIVE-OR-SCREW-IN-MOUNT-BASE/202614673386?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=502691393153&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 John.
  9. It seems unlikely that custom made 'covers' will be available for a 1995 Abbey Caprice. Better seek out some one who can effect a repair. John.
  10. There are just two of us, so we find the Safari Chef just fine. The larger Cadacs are impressive pieces of kit but are more bulky and heavy. John.
  11. Maybe this little video can help? John.
  12. Aged 21 in 1968, I had a 1959 Mini (Austin 7). I was a student then and skint! John.
  13. I was there recently. Took the train from Naples and then the bus from near the station to Vesuvius. The walk is a bit steep as you might expect, but not so difficult even for a 71yo like me. Pompeii and Herc. are both worth a visit and easy to get to as they are on the same line. Crater! John.
  14. Leedslad

    Tight drive

    I used to use a winch years ago and it was very effective. Maybe the OP could consider this as an option. John.
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