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    Rallying, Holidays, Formula One, Walking.
  • Towcar
    Ssangyong Korando AWD
  • Caravan
    2015 Elddis Affinity 554

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  1. I would never envisage taking a caravan to Morocco why would you want to do that. Surely it would be easier to book a hotel! Back on topic we have never left any information in our caravans when we sell them why would we? We just look forward to the new one. Once they're gone they are of no sentimental value. Same with the towcar
  2. Hotels it might well be then. Not that I think we have anything to worry about in the foreseeable future. We are in our 60's now so cant see it's likely to affect us.
  3. Manufacturers are still bringing out more 8' wide caravans so can't see any indication that they are thinking smaller. We wouldn't be interested in going smaller we tried a 2 berth when the kids stopped coming and hated the lack of space. Currently we have a 1500kg fixed transverse bed towed by a 4x4 and no intention of down sizing as we love the space. I would say how ever that Im not interested in moving to an 8' wide caravan
  4. Yes well worth the money saved me from a possible accident and caravan from damage when a tyre blew out on a busy dual carriageway. Caravan was only 18 months old at the time.
  5. We wouldn't buy a caravan without a shower. Even on sites with full facilities we often use the vans facilities. Plus we rally with no site facilities. To us a shower is essential and we wouldn't even look at a caravan without one.
  6. David55

    Part exchange

    No way would the dealer get my caravan until I pick up the new one. We use ours all year anyway. You wouldn't trade in your car until you can pick up the new one so why should a caravan be any different?
  7. Well they must have internet to post on here!!!☺️ Well that's your decision personally I like the CMC we use CLs and Rally saving us £'s. Each to his/her own.
  8. David55

    tow car

    Don't forget it's the gross vehicle weight + MTLP of caravan must be under 3500kg if you haven't got B + E on your licence. The vehicle kerb weight is irrelevant.
  9. If you want to know the price book online the price will be quoted and if you don't want to pay it then just back out of the booking. Alternatively book it and if it's too expensive then do an amend booking/cancel.
  10. David55


    2015 Elddis Affinity 554. Year 1 cracked rear panel repaired under warranty. Year 2 damp in front end and offside repaired under warranty. Year 3 front locker lid snapped off (common problem which Elddis deny) cost over £1000 to repair as not covered under warranty. Would I buy another Elddis no way. They just don't want to know. You can't expect dealer to accept responsibility for major faults outside of the pathetic dealer warranty. I have also had 4 replacement Whale IC units for the water inlet these also have a design fault which has never been rectified. We love the layout but every trip is a worry as to what's going to fail next.
  11. Design fault well known problem. See the Facebook Elddis 2013 group.
  12. Caravan Finder TV is on Showcase on Sky and has new editions every fortnight with alternative weeks being a repeat. I always record Mondays at 7. 30pm but it's on at other times.
  13. I doubt leaving the amplifier on full gain is likely to provide a too strong signal into the TV. When at home I am approx 4 miles from a main transmitter I can see the mast from a bedroom window. I have a high gain aerial with no problems.
  14. Probably we've had 7 conventional build caravans and in total they have had nowhere near as many problems as our current Elddis Affinity with so called "Solid" construction. Alutech Bailey's have many reports of water ingress, Swift don't fair much better with panel problems. I was told that Adria can have water ingress but you don't hear about them as the market is much smaller. Lunar still on old build have delamination problems and Hobby have problems plus get stolen. If I was to buy new tommorrow it would almost certainly be a new Coachman as I've owned two from new with few problems although the shower wall cracked in my 6 year old Amara I still rate them as the best. Basically you takes your pick and you take the risk. Get a Monday morning build and you might fare best.
  15. Bought a Korando 62 plate AWD. Best tow car I have had even better than Freelander and Sorento. Pulls my Elddis Affinity 1500kg no problem. Full 4WD lock has got me off some muddy rally fields and CL.
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