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David55

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About David55

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Norfolk
  • Interests
    Rallying, Holidays, Formula One, Walking.
  • Towcar
    Ssangyong Korando AWD
  • Caravan
    2015 Elddis Affinity 554

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. David55

    Worried

    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.
  8. Design fault well known problem. See the Facebook Elddis 2013 group.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. This new practice suits those who can book way ahead but isn't good for people like ourselves who can only book a few months in advance. I just hope all those long term bookings are genuine and will not suddenly be cancelled just before the date by people who multi book and then cancel. Its a bad and totally unnecessary move by the CMC in my opinion and if they want to operate in this way then perhaps a non-refundable deposit should also apply.
  14. I have never been on any caravan site C & MC or otherwise where the wifi has been any good they all drop out and are not worth the money. I have given up and just use my phones data if the signal is good enough if not its nice to live without the internet for a change.
  15. Ironically the Avtex whip aerial us generally ok for FM reception provided that signal strength is reasonable. It's not an amplified feed but direct from the whip which is not dissimilar to many car whip aerials. It will not receive AM and I don't know about DAB as the fitted Pioneer radio is FM / AM only. I did try feeding it through the amplifier but the improvement was negligible.
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