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Easy T

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  1. 2 hours ago, KnausCol said:

    Go for Propane rather than Butane as it guards against cold weather problems. Both Propane and Butane standard bottles are used on an exchange basis i.e. you exchange your empty bottle for a replacement full one. Best solution is to get a refillable Propane bottle such as Safefill (there are other makes). The bottle is expensive to purchase in the first place but then you just refill it yourself at LPG outlets (e.g. Morrisons garages). Buying gas in this way is much much cheaper than exchanging standard bottles. The other big advantage of a re-fillable is you don't have to wait until the bottle is properly empty - you can top it up any time. With a standard bottle you have to wait until it is fully empty before you exchange otherwise you are throwing gas away which makes it even more expensive. Because of this people tend to use two bottles so they are not caught without any gas.

    I use a single 7.5kg Safefill bottle and top it up whenever convenient.

    As I use EHUs I would never consider a refillable. I carry two 3.9kg botles and in normal times use about 6kg a year. Savings on refills would never be recouped by me over he reaining years left to me I suspect and prefer to get excange on site without faffing about

  2. 49 minutes ago, David 38 said:

    Site owners way.

    Last years site did not reduce my bill, so I thought it was done to help the provider.

    The choice was with the site owner really in most cases. If the price was advertised as a flat site fee the owner could have chosen to pay less VAT and keep additional profit or to reduce his advertised price on arrival.

  3. 1 hour ago, Wildwood said:



    If it looks something like this it is a leg lock. I would go back to the seller and ask for the key.  No idea how to overcome this so replacing the leg may be the only answer.




    Unless the OP returns we have no idea. However the OP refers to the rear leg and that looks to be a side one.

  4. 9 hours ago, -Jim- said:

    And what’s worse - apparently there was not a single arrest or fine!

    Yet the organiser of a protest against the NHS 1% pay rise has been fined £10,000 by police, and another arrested and fined £200.

    Where would the outnumbered police start arresting without a riot?



  5. 14 minutes ago, Jaydug said:


    No one has ever said that any of the vaccines are going to be 100% proof of catching Covid.   It would be interesting to know how many of the 12400 Israelis who tested positive were hospitalized and how many of them died. 

    And incidentally - I have had no regrets that I have had both my shots.

    The findings of a  study of data provided by Israel and carried out by a Norwich Medical School is very positive. The first 15 mins (at lest) of this analysis is worth watching



  6. In really nice condition £3,000 might be possible but that one looks pretty poor. Looking at the overall condition I suspect that it might have stood a while and need money spending on it before being able to tow it away. If it were mine I would be offering it for a £50 donation to a charity if somebody wanted a project.

  7. 8 minutes ago, Vaguely said:

    We have free standing furniture in our Pemberton, it’s one of the reasons we bought it, far more comfortable than any fixed seating although there’s less storage (under the fixed seating) and it takes up more room. As there’s just the two of us using ours both of those aren’t a consideration for us.

    But to answer easypeasy, some friend of ours did this with their brand new static and said it was indeed easy peasy😉

    Some static owners are reluctant to do it because it is said to devalue the static when you come to sell it. I don’t know how true that is🤷‍♀️

    When I bought a two bedroom static for my wife and daughter when I was away much of the time at college I bought the residential version that came with a 3 piece cottage suite and large coffee table and  large two door storage unit in a corner of the room. There was a 4 seat kitchen dining area that did have storage under and would have made up into a double bed. The holiday version as opposed to the residential version had built in furniture ad, I think, less insulation.

  8. 6 minutes ago, Silversurf said:

    But no stipulation to have a bottled gas on board decal !


    I did not think there was a stipulation that one must be on a caravan either unless a commercial vehicle.


    7 minutes ago, Silversurf said:

    The DVLA reason for these changes, which have changed several times themselves over the last few years, is that it can be recognised as a motor caravan by the emergency services among other things, how that makes any difference is beyond most folk 🤷‍♂️


    The police know whether to prosecute for speeding or not


    8 minutes ago, Silversurf said:

    The same could be said of day vans and conversions not re-registered that they should have the logos, awning rail etc. due to many day vans etc .being kitted out exactly the same.



    changes should be registered but probably the class will remain the same

  9. 40 minutes ago, DACS said:

    I am surprised to read that the government require motor caravan graphics to be added when converting a van.

    As far as I am aware they also require it to be a high top and to have an awning fitted. 

  10. 18 hours ago, darren west said:

    because of my tow car weight is not exactly a concern I just want to be able to do a 180 turn on the spot almost to switch direction in my garden 


    You no doubt have a specific reason for want to turn it. My caravan comes in forwards and goes out backwards. I would not want anybody turning a twin axle on my bitumen macadam driveway. It was properly constructed by a good firm 25 years ago but it would do it no good at all.

  11. Just now, Griff said:


    Blue 2 year life, magenta 5 years?

    Yep I think it is 2 or 5 years Griff

    10 hours ago, Easy T said:

    Morco Boilersrecommend that to winterise the system is drained down and anti freeze strength checked. Those of us with Alde heating in tourers know that there are two types of antifeeze. Ones with a 2 year life for anti corrosion value and ones with 7 years. 


    'to winterise the system is drained down and anti freeze strength checked' That reads badly! I mean the water system drained down not the heating system. 



  12. 7 hours ago, telegan said:

    anyone put rear windows into a panel van? just to make it look less like a pokey on tour

    i have bought a 2019 citroen dispatch and want to install windows into the 2 sliding doors

    any rules or regulations i should know about ?

    i believe to put rear seats in requires a certificate from the seat manufacturer 

    anything like this for windows ?

    Just that you have to notify changes

  13. 5 hours ago, daveat92 said:

    That's rather like me complaining insurers ask me to lock my bike when I leave it.

    Not really your insurance could specify a chain around front wheel. a chain around back wheel or both as options. 


    On my insurance I choose to use alarm, don't choose to use tracker, choose to use Al-Ko hub lock, don't choose to use a hitch lock as my arthritic hands find this awkward. A neighbour chose to use a hitch lock and not a wheel lock


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