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Allan Guest

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    Cornwall
  • Interests
    Grand Children,Caravanning
    combining the two.
  • Towcar
    Audi Q5
  • Caravan
    Lunar Clubman SR

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  1. We first considered Safefill back in 2017, and almost bought a cylinder at the NEC with a free fill offer, but the issue for us was the almost total lack of anywhere to fill the things up. I visited my only local garage that had an LPG pump and was told that they would not allow their filling then I found that the info that you link to from the Safefill site was inaccurate and outdated meaning that there was no reliable way for me to fill one. The situation has now deteriorated with the removal of LPG pumps due to the increase in electric vehicle charging points. It s a great idea and I really wanted to go for it but unless you use quite a bit of gas and can be sure of being able to fill up its not the solution that it appears to be.
  2. I think camping must be a tribal thing. Possibly dating back to our early tent man days where perhaps we lived in social/family groups , like tent man, caravan man and motor home man, who would oppose other groups wandering too close incase they stole their food, nicked their flags or killed the animals they would want to kill etc. Maybe there was a sense of belonging to that caravan club centre or camping club group to ensure survival of the species? All now manifested in the game of groaning, moaning and droning on, and on and on, with the same desire to belong to a certain group?
  3. Hi Nobby, As Andy has said the RCN are when you have a postponed trip. The site vouchers are a way of reducing the cost of a combined ferry and vouchers, or sites, booking. It is not unusual, as Tom Jones said, for people to feel, when you explain, that it sounds too good to be true but it really is an exception to the rule. A ferry only booking via the caravan club will usually be a similar price to booking direct but a combined fare, formerly called an ITX, will on some routes at some times reduce the price considerably. For many years now I have been saving hundreds of pounds on each trip but I am lucky that my preferred route from Plymouth, only a 35 mile trip for me, is one that attracts very good savings. I have posted in the past that there are likely people who would not consider a Western crossing but if they did they may be surprised. From, say, Stevenage the mileage to St Gilles in the Vendee via Dover is more than via Plymouth and there are also the tolls to consider. On the other hand some would not consider such a long crossing or even a ferry so Dover or the tunnel may be better for them. If you are a caravan club member you can spend time looking at the travel service site but if not let me have some details of your proposes crossing and I can look at prices for you-that's assuming that the somewhat erratic system is playing ball when I try!
  4. Hi Smedders, I have just posted this in another thread; I have just done a price check on the caravan club travel website for my likely dates, fingers crossed, for 2021. Mr Plod and I have exchanged posts before on this and it is very dependent, as he says, on the route and time of travel. Looking at a return Plymouth/Roscoff out in May back in June with cabins both ways booking a combined ferry/ site vouchers fare is £303 cheaper than direct with BF. However, this includes the site vouchers making the ferry portion of the fare £390 cheaper than with BF. So joining the club may save some money but with the caveat that its likley you will be travelling in school holiday period and that will certainly affect the price. Both the BF website and the clubs travel service are available online-if you want a price from the club now let me know the trip details and I will have a look for you. It is only by playing with dates and times, I always phone to double check before actually booking, that you may discover, for example, that a Friday morning crossing is £100 more than a Thursday night, which people may avoid as you need a cabin, so means you get a full days travel into France rather than being on the ferry. PS- we used to go via Dover, due to price and most often heading for Italy, until the journey became such a feat of endurance that the BF routes, costing more at the time, became attractive.The situation now is totally different, Dover fares are no longer cheap and deals available make BF routes less in some cases.
  5. Hi, it must be frustrating but unless you have an unusually large outfit or want to sail on a school holidays weekend you will probably be OK. I have just done a price check on the caravan club travel website for my likely dates, fingers crossed, for 2021. Mr Plod and I have exchanged posts before on this and it is very dependent, as he says, on the route and time of travel. Looking at a return Plymouth/Roscoff out in May back in June with cabins both ways booking a combined ferry/ site vouchers fare is £303 cheaper than direct with BF. However, this includes the site vouchers making the ferry portion of the fare £390 cheaper than with BF.
  6. With the affects of Covid filming of TV comedy shows has been greatly affected, so your audition for the role of Victor Meldrew may be in vain.
  7. Ah, that's good to know. I can now fly my flag knowing its not as strange as watching footy.
  8. Think you might need to change the thread title and, no, never had this problem.
  9. Dont-then you only need 5 seats!!!!!!!!!! Only joking of course and 2 extra seats can be a boon when a number of children are involved. My work car for several years was a Zafira and though not often used the third row was invaluable at times. Width can be an issue and in our Q5 it is tight to get three child seats/boosters in but our daughter decided to get one as a replacement for he ML350 as she found the smaller size an overall advantage-parking and country lane use-and was put of a Disco by a neighbours reliability issues.
  10. I also had no intention of wearing a mask unless, as now, I was required to do so. This was because I prefer to use the other options available, not as some rebellious attitude. Also this was supported by various experts, such as the WHO, saying there was no evidence that masks are effective in reducing the spread of diseases such as flu, in countries where mask wearing is the norm,so there was nothing to support their use. Now, as then, I follow as closely as I can the guidance. Presumably you are aware of the persons circumstances to make this comment but there are many, many people who will find the wearing of masks a problem. In Sainsburys this week I was impressed to here a customer announcement reminding people that not all disabilities are visible. One of our grandchildren is mildly autistic, and has asthma, both issues that could cause him an issue but, as he is able to wear a mask is OK. If he was not I have a pdf download of explanations as to why the person is not able to wear a mask-no Doctors visit necessary.
  11. A great many of the questions/comments could have been answered by looking at the .Gov website info yet people dont do that as it may make clear their issue is actually addressed. Gordon, right there is one of the problems-guidance is guidance, and law is law and, whilst not defending anybody, there has been so much information coming forth that its not surprising there is some genuine confusion amidst the, seemingly, manufactured angst. I worked with fire safety legislation and for much of my time it was the Fire Precautions Act 1971. This was replaced in 2006 yet, even in the last couple of years of its 35 year existence people were still going to the secretary of state, and to court, over issues of interpretation and application. Many I am sure would argue that they did so following the application of 'a bit of common sense'!
  12. Hi Gordon, Some, such as you, have made sure that info is available and given clear links to HMG guidance. My gripe is with those who appear to be playing the part of the sanctimonious , holier than thou, only adult in the village. and even after all this time seem to need to lecture us on how serious it all is. We know that there will always be people that, no matter what, will go against the grain and others who will be proactive in seeking the best for them and theirs and the rest just want/need clear guidance and advice to reduce the risk to them and others around them.
  13. Nearly 4 months and 15 pages on this thread still seems to be the home of Victor Meldrew.
  14. Mmmm, maybe you look like your avatar and were recognised?!!!
  15. Is it the width that’s the problem? Hi Higgy, I am confused re seats-if there are 5 of you-you mention 3 daughters-do you need 7 seats or want 7 seats??
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