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RobJS

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About RobJS

  • Rank
    Following his nose.
  • Birthday 24/06/1983

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    South Wales
  • Interests
    Adventuring
  • Towcar
    VW Tiguan
  • Caravan
    no longer with Caravan

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  1. Sounds like you've been bitten and Im with you 100%- i hope you do return and enjoy it- if i have any advice for repeat visits? listen to the french radio when there, see words you don't understand? note them down and find out. you will be amazed how it opens up the country to you. i downloaded an app for my phone and its brilliant for understanding the language but i am also undergoing french tutoring which is very difficult but whoever said that good things were easy to come by! Ive been there this week and my challenge was to read the words on signs and challenge myself to their understanding. small steps. speaking as much as possible in french really does help. Edit, actually maybe i am with you 99%...... i hate seafood! haha!
  2. no luck here. Facebook shop and gumtree have worked though. both free.
  3. i just sold mine privately two weeks ago. I was kind of expecting the worst but i advertised it for free on gumtree and within 6 days, it was being used by someone else and i achieved a really good price. All you need do is spend some time on an honest and comprehensive advert and price it accordingly. I was really pleasantly surprised. the buyer actually paid before collecting it and seeing it!
  4. Managed to move my booking to next year as not to lose my deposit I had paid hoping to travel this year. Club voyage helps with crossings too. As a member, I am happy to receive a direct message If you would like to use my code. Send me a PM and I will get back to you. I like the ferry crossings- find them very relaxing! Thanks Rob
  5. Brittany ferries 2018 crossings open. Contact me if you need my code again for club voyage discount.

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      If you could please Rob . ....thanks

  6. looks ugly in my opinion. i don't like. .... it doesn't fit in with any brand identity they have established.
  7. I put my van on Gumtree last Wednesday. I had a message on the same day which simply gave a figure. ..£x. xx as an offer(I'm not obviously giving the figure!)... so I went back with one word. ... NO. I just thought it was all a bit abrupt. They then came back on the Friday morning say what was my best price. I was half inclined not to bother replying (as I had other people lined up to view the caravan) but I did. They asked for my number so I gave it. .. they rang and said they want it 100% (no viewings made or questions asked). That night the money was in my account and they came to collect it the next morning. They were over the moon with it. .... so was I!
  8. regarding the fridge- i believe not. From what i remember, it was a rule that the fridge was to be turned off. in fact, i always took the electric hook up off the car just in case it did suckle from the car battery (you will see people suffering with flat batteries at the other side although this is sometimes done to them not turning off their alarms). I would recommend freezing stuff and putting it in there to keep it cold. You could always take a toolbox onto the ship. I did once and plugged it in to keep stuff cool. worked wonders.
  9. i see what you are saying but i have installed these on a slight angle so that there will be run off from them. the reality is that they are only catching drips that are dripping down the van. you're right in that they wouldn't stop a torrent. If i had installed them the other way and the van wasn't completely level, the drip could drip onto the floor, this way around, it diverts away from the door. ...... hopefully!
  10. I thought i would do a small update to this thread. I lifted the black plastic trays following the service and they have been off ever since. the floor in both lockers is now bone dry and thats after the rain between the service and now. this leads me to believe that the water is being driven into the caravan when driving rather than it just seeping in when standing. However, i had a not so nice surprise when i went in the locker under the bed a few weeks back to find a puddle of water in the wet locker tray area. The doors are such a poor design i decided to take things into my own hands a bit. . . .. so i did what you can see in the attached photos. I hope these strips will help to guide water away from what i think are the very weak areas of the caravan. time will tell but i don't think they look out of place and i think that they can only help rather than hinder. Apologies about the rotation on the pictures- i can't seem to change them! Any help in that department would be appreciated . I should add. ... i am still waiting for the green light to do the repair from Bailey. How it takes this long i do not know!
  11. down at the storage site i keep my van at there is my van which has no cover and a valencia next door which is often covered. The valencia windows are a mess from where the cover has been rubbing against them and also the grab handles are dulled for the same reason. The bumpers are also suffering with wear marks. Its a younger van than mine however. ..... you wouldn't know that by looking at it. I wouldn't cover my van but then again, it currently needs a lot of damp work done on it. I wonder if it were covered then it wouldn't need this work but there isn't an easy way to test that.
  12. funnily i have worked tis out this morning. Insurance, servicing, storage cost me £1000 a year. Storage is via CASSoA Gold. Van is under warranty though so i don't put any extra aside for repairs right now but that will need to be factored in as it gets older.
  13. have you considered taking the stress out of driving by taking the ferry to Bilbao and has up to the west coast that way? Its n option which may suit your needs.
  14. Ive never minded friends on here using my code- one day i would like use it myself though. .... this will be 2 years with no trip! Next year will be different though. Its great that BF have allowed me to defer my crossing- they were very accommodating and i cant thank them enough. They certainly are looking after me as a club voyage member and i am grateful for that.
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