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  1. Yes, the reviews databases are still being worked on, apologies for the inconvenience!
  2. Glad to hear it, the new image posting is so much better! Have a great weekend.
  3. The tickets will be available for all winners on the door! Sorry for the delay, the person from the NCC's team who was going to contact you has been off sick and the message got missed. Those named all have won and the tickets will be available from the press office on the day. Hopefully they will be in touch directly, if they haven't already. ..
  4. Hi folks, I've sent all of your contacts over to the NCC. They should be in touch with you soon to sort out the tickets!
  5. Very sorry to hear about John, very knowledgeable and friendly chap. Very well respected amongst the industry and through his publications. I know the mod team all looked up to him and his thoughtful advice.
  6. Despite being responsible for Caravan Talk, I've no issue with putting my name or picture on here Have met a couple of people out and about who've recognised me as I run past a local campsite. Always happy to stop and chat and, as on the forum, take a bit of feedback, whether good or bad (almost always good though). I don't think the majority know that Caravan Talk has been built almost entirely on member feedback and is completely independent. The caravanners make this club and have a lot more say in it's running than some can believe. As for the size of this little club, although we only have 44,000 registered members, and less active posters, we saw 370,000 visits in July this year. Like most forums, if you consider our readers to be our members as well (much as any magazine would), then we're at least 250,000 strong, but probably a lot more than that! I wouldn't advertise my address or anything silly like that, but I'm also happy for people to actually meet me in real life, so if you see someone running past a particular campsite that looks like my pic then say hello. At the worst, you'll look a bit daft (and don't we all at some point)
  7. Hi David, Sorry to hear that, we've subdivided the forum to try and ensure that every topic has an appropriate place for it to sit, so that members can find what they're looking for in the 1+ million posts on the forum. Admittedly it does mean there are a lot of sub-sections, but that's just a by-product of a busy and structured forum If you don't view a particular set of forums, you can hide and reveal the categories on the home page via the - & + signs on the far right of the category names! As for the offensive postings, there aren't many cases of this these days, and if any are spotted we'd encourage members to report the content so that the mod team can review the offending posts and, if necessary, take action.
  8. Good suggestion, I've updated the title of the thread. If another Dorset franchisee starts feel free to invite him onto the forum to become a Trade member like yourself
  9. I think we still have a few, we've set it to 0 stock just so we don't have to force you to buy a £0 sticker o. 0 Send a SAE and we'll find out the last few
  10. Good news, glad to hear it Feel free to give him a (virtual) nudge in the ribs to pop back in here from time to time.
  11. Sadly yes, we'd love to be there but we've been so busy this year we couldn't make the time to do it justice. .. Sorry to hear you've had to cancel the holiday, will keep fingers crossed for you that everything turns out OK. Obviously don't watch enough Top Gear. .. http://youtu. be/dJfSS0ZXYdo?t=5m26s
  12. Not this time, though we'll be there in spirit (and possibly as press)! Are you going?
  13. Former F1 World Champion, and British motorsport royalty, Nigel Mansell, and renowned TV broadcaster Fiona Bruce, will officially open the Motorhome & Caravan Show on Tuesday 14th October at Birmingham’s NEC. Famous for his love of racing, Nigel is also a passionate caravanner. Along with guest of The Caravan Club, Fiona Bruce, Nigel will be opening the event and he will be speaking in the Show’s Experts’ Theatre about his career and caravanning experiences – no doubt along with sharing his opinion on Lewis Hamilton’s chances of winning the current Formula One World Championship. More than 400 exhibitors, including all the major UK and European manufacturers, will be at the Show from 14th – 19th October. Thousands of visitors will attend the event, and millions of pounds worth of sales are expected over the six days. Nigel is the only driver in history to win both the Formula One and the Indy Car World Series in successive seasons, yet away from these exploits his family has enjoyed caravan holidays for more than 20 years. Nigel says: “I have enjoyed caravan holidays for decades, and continue to do so. My family and I enjoy the freedom that comes with caravanning, and we’ve regularly visited Wales over the years to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. “It’s amazing to see how far the industry has developed in recent years, there are some great looking vehicles out there that are more technologically advanced than ever. I’m delighted to open the show and will no doubt be browsing the new models myself!” Visitors can also see journalist and presenter, Fiona Bruce, throughout the opening day, which is also Caravan Club Day, as following her joint Show opening she will be at The Caravan Club’s Lounge (20. 79), hosting a set of forums and interactive sessions. Well known for her love of the outdoors, The Camping and Caravanning Club President, Julia Bradbury, will be at the Show too, on ‘Friendly Friday’ -­‐ Friday 17th October, on stand (8. 10). The Motorhome & Caravan Show is the UK’s only national event for the motorhome and caravan industry where all the major manufacturers launch their exciting new 2015 models hot off the production line. The Show fills 11 giant halls at the NEC and in 2013 more than 100,000 people from across the UK visited. This year hundreds of products will be on sale, many at Show only prices, for people to buy and browse, including caravans, motorhomes, campervans, trailer tents and folding caravans, luxury lodges and caravan holiday homes, not to mention thousands of outdoor accessories, gadgets and campsite and destination ideas. The Motorhome & Caravan Show 2014 is on from the 14 – 19 October and tickets are still on sale at special advance prices from just £7*. Booking in advance means beating the queues and saving money. On-­‐the-­‐door tickets cost £9 for Seniors (60 years +) and £10 for Adults, with children under 15 years admitted for free. All tickets include parking and a Show Guide (subject to availability). To book visit www. motorhomeandcaravanshow. co. uk or call 0844 338 7799.
  14. We've removed an offensive and unnecessary post and the subsequent replies.
  15. Agree with you there Phil, Wilko_UK has now been removed from the forum (at his request). It's always a shame to see members leave, but when they post comments like the above and the other thread about shouting at children for singing perhaps it was for the best. ..
  16. Agreed, topic title updated Nah, new version is much nicer, though agree it's reminiscent of the RR Evoque. Not sure why they didn't call this one the Land Rover Evoque, or Land Rover Discovery Evoque, as the "Sport" implies it's quicker and more sporting, whereas the full Discovery is a lot quicker. .. Would have created a nice parallel map for them to follow between the three sub-brands; Defender, Discovery, Range Rover. Sport suffix means quicker and more road-focused Evoque suffix means more stylish(?!), compact and affordable Overfinch suffix means you have too much money, so please send some this way
  17. Yes, those engines have been very hyped up, so if they can come close to meeting the previews they'll be something special. I can't wait for the release of the new XE, hoping Jaguar will finally have a car to hold it's head up high against the 3-series and C-Class. These new aluminium cars are looking very efficient and well-rounded, but I hope that in the future they don't limit the choice of towcars too much, or that the caravan manufacturers find a way to follow suit with equally impressive weight savings without compromising integrity.
  18. One of my friends worked on this car and it's a massive improvement from the Freelander and at launch it won't have the final entry level options. .. Once they've brought out their own ED4 diesel and mated it to the 2WD version it should be available from below £30k, combine this with a dealer discount and it might be back into your price range. .? It's still more expensive than the Freelander, but is more like a smaller, more affordable Discovery than direct Freelander replacement. I think it looks great and hope to see plenty on the roads (and as I'm 20 mins from Gaydon I expect I will). So who's going to take one for a test drive?
  19. I'll just leave this here. .. Caravan Talk Tailored Caravan Cover
  20. Just spoken with Georgiegal via email and she wants to thank you all for your kind words and support.
  21. Don't know if any of you have seen the Carmax warrantied Range Rover story from our friends over the pond, but it's well worth a read: http://jalopnik. com/my-horn-stopped-working-another-carmax-warranty-update-1616487343
  22. I've suspended GeorgieGal's account, but sent her an email to let her know she's always welcome back. Feel free to keep leaving messages of support here as it can be seen by guests, so she may get the message. ..
  23. Very true, but I think this new one's in a different league, we'll see when the first reviews start trickling through but I'm thinking it'll be competitive (if not, better) than the similarly priced rivals.
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