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  1. 31 minutes ago, mickfishing said:

    If as you think you may have a problem with on going  noise etc can i suggest in the morning putting your sterio on high put the speakers against the wall pile cushions against the speakers and go out for the day when they get woken at 6 in the morning after a late night partying maybe they will realise putting a hot tub under your window was not a good idea worked for my mate who's neighbour thought it was a good idea to do diy at one in the morning .

    That amused me as it brought back memories. I lived in a semi and, aged about 24, was ripping out the kitchen one winters night prior to building new units. I had moved the electric cooker out of the way and keeping an eye on the time. My neighbour had previously said don't worry if you are making noise just get on and get it done. I saw the time on the cooker clock was around 9.30 and I thought better start wrapping up as it is getting late. Just then my neighbour knocked and asked if I new what time it was. I said just turned 9.30pm and I was just putting tools away and I'm sorry if I have gone on rather late. He was a very nice chap and laughed saying that it was 1am. 


    Roll on 6 or 7 years. He had gone on holiday leaving his daughter at home aged just over 17 or maybe 18. She decided to have a party. At midnight I went around and asked that the music was turned down; it was for a while. At 1 am I went around and asked that the music was turned down; it was for a while. At 2am, I knocked again and when the door was opened walked into the front room. There was a separate component Hi Fi system. I unplugged the amplifier and took it away, A couple of the youths said 'you can't do that. I told them to stand aside was far better than bleeding out. :)


    The next day my wife and two daughters were going off to visit relatives 3 hours drive away. At 6 am I put our stereo speaker against the wall, placed all the sitting room cushions and seating cushions against it and cranked to full volume with a tape of brass band music that I had bought as a joke (long story). By 7am we were out on the road. We got back about midnight. I went around the next day to return the amp and the lass, looking much the worse for lack of sleep asked me not to tell her dad. Nothing was further from my mind but, if I still lived next door I would have done 35 years later. ;)

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  2. 2 hours ago, Stevan said:

    Traditionally a deposit is a token of Good faith on both sides. The buyer confirming his intention to buy and the seller agreeing not to sell to anyone else before the transaction is complete, and potentially incurring additional costs.

    There is often no right to a refund, if the buyer breaks that Good faith.

    I believe there is a right to a refund in this case although the seller is entitled to his reasonable admin costs

    A business seller will be subject to consumer rules and regulations. In particular Schedule 2, Regulation 1(d) of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999.

    It states that if the contract has been cancelled after a deposit has been placed the prospective purchaser is entitled to have the deposit returned in full, unless the seller has spent time, effort and money, in which case they can deduct reasonable expenses.


     A blanket non-refundable clause that entitles the seller to keep the deposit in all circumstances is likely going to be unfair and unlawful.


    If a reasonable refund is not forthcoming then tell the dealer that you will report the matter to the Office of Fair Trading


    Maybe also consider small claims.


    However there is every likelihood that the dealer will refund given time

  3. 23 minutes ago, Grandpa Steve said:

    If you went in to the showroom, or saw it first hand then you are at the mercy of the dealer and the contract you signed.

    I doubt that that is entirely true as if it was merely viewed then there is no contract established, however I suspect that the paperwork and deposit was probably done at the dealership which is usual.  

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  4. 9 minutes ago, David 38 said:

    Read the contract details on your paperwork for what happens if you cancelled.

    I guess you loose your deposit think that's why we pay in the first to show we are serious.

    We don't know how, or importantly where, the OP paid his deposit.


    My case when I bought the present caravan might possibly be unusual. I viewed the model that I wanted at another dealership that I would not have used normally. I suspect that I got a PX price but cannot remember. I then phoned my usual dealership and asked for a PX and purchase price. I then told them that they could knock £200 off my present caravan's valuation as there was a minor repair that they had already quoted me £250 that I intended to have done at the next service and there would be no VAT when they did the repair. As they had a van coming in that was not pre-ordered I placed an order and made a £500 deposit over the phone to reserve that caravan. In my case the distance selling regs would have given me 14 days to cancel anyway

  5. 1 hour ago, 2seaside said:

    As the distance between two residential park homes should be minimum 6 metres (5.5 if both homes have the newer fire cladding), if this platform is really as close as 1 metre it sounds as if your neighbours are enroaching upon your pitch

    From my reading of one LA's regulations a neighbours porch can extend a metre into the 6m zone but has a limited length to be a small porch. Also non combustible construction, including a garage, can impinge but a minimum 4.5m clearance to adjacent outfit is required.

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  6. 3 minutes ago, Stevan said:

    Yes, that is a risk. Back in the day it was commonplace to see, and you could buy in accessory shops, an extension lead to run from one of the seven pin sockets on the car to the plug on the caravan. It was also commonplace to see jump leads pressed into service to get cars started in the morning!


    I had two very neat roll up extension leads. They were in use up to 15 years ago. Prior to fitting mains electric to my then mains caravan some 10 years earlier we happily used the car to power our 12 volt system in the caravan for lighting and water pump. On a 7 week tour there was no problem even with a dynamo rather than alternator. With the relatively low demands placed on it it was never a problem. 


    After fitting the mains electric it was still used for the general lighting (florescent) and the waterpump despite usually being on EHU which obviously powered the three pin sockets but also internal spotlights and the fridge and an exterior light.  

  7. 4 minutes ago, GaryB1969 said:

    All I do know is that the price of masks has now (probably) risen!

    I bought plenty of washable masks on Monday by chance as we suspected the need for masks in some instances. We already had a couple in each car but had no need to use them.  


    Now I will need to use them at least twice a week and OH once. 

    7 minutes ago, David 38 said:

    I think a piece of cloth will do no need to buy a special one.

    It needs to be fixed in place. 3 layers of material is advised.

  8. 7 hours ago, Clarrissa said:

    i am not looking forward to the constant noise either to be honest especially when it is less than 1 meter away from my bedroom.


    If it is as close as you state then even if the staging is of 'non-combustible' material I would have thought that it would breach fire regulations and that the local authority could take action if the site owners don't. 

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  9. I bought a Canon Pixma, probably 7 years ago. I could not get it to work on wifi. I tried using an ethernet cable and then going back to try wifi after initial handshake but no joy. The printer was about 12' fro, ,y lap top and so I used a 4, cable behind the units in my study and OH would access the printer through wifi to my laptop. About two years later I disconnected the laptop and moved it out of the way whilst spring cleaning. When I set everything back I forgot to connect the ethernet to printer. It must have been nearly a year later when I realised as it was working fine :lol: Go figure. Was able to connect OH's laptop to it directly by wifi from another part of the house. Probably the computer fairy had been at work

  10. 11 minutes ago, Stevan said:

    Always difficult to identify a smell by someone else's description. It is possible that it is an ammonia smell from a leaky fridge unit (another thread is running at the moment!), this would also account for the irritated eyes and throat.

    Do not just put up with the irritation, it is harmful if it goes on too long.

    If it is ammonia from the fridge it will dissipate in time and the fridge will not work.


    I would have thought that if it was from the fridge the odour would be detectable at one of the two rear vents on the caravan exterior.

  11. 23 minutes ago, joanie said:

    I think that someone said that your pitch number is on the wrist band otherwise you wouldn't know which one is your's. so there's a thought   now, how to ensure no one takes advantage of the fact that your van is empty, especially in view of some posts on here lately telling us all how easy it is to break into caravans.  Something else to worry about?


    Not something that would concern me in the least even if OH and I went to use the facilities at the same time. (I would normally go about 6.30am and I guess OH just turned 7.30am.


    When on a club site do you leave your towcar on site and get the bus incase somebody realises that you are out

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  12. 10 minutes ago, ivan leslie said:

    Hope it works - to help in this EasyT, you could always splash out and get a local tradesman to supply and put your fence poles in . Sure they would be grateful 😀

    Sadly not it would seem. The posts in question are four 7 feet long (or slightly longer 4 x 4 posts posts bolted down supporting the outside edge of a covered area over a patio. As I am not as able as I was 30 years ago when I erected them I had asked for a price from 4 different contractors and also offered to let the recover the 30' by 8' cover over. 3 came and said that they would provide a quote, one never turned up. After 12 months of trying I have given up and hopefully a more able neighbour will help. I told him that I wouldn't insult him by offering payment to him but rather I will give £100 to each of his two kids. The covering itself has lasted without damage other than having lost some of its opacity over the years..

  13. I can see that the move 'might' increase footfall for places serving meals. But doubt that it will do anything for campsites and hotels. Looking at CMC sites in England they seem to be pretty well booked for weekends. 


    As for going out and spending money Ivan there is really nothing that I want beyond 4 wooden fence poles and a few nuts bolts and screws. 

  14. 15 minutes ago, Grahammac said:

    All , just by way of an update visited the toilet block this morning 3 bands hanging up, joined the queue behind another guy with towel on shoulder awaiting his shower,  having a chat with him he had been waiting for 10 mins already.  We both waited an additional 10 mins before the warden passed and we told him of our wait ...he called into the shower block to find an empty block and 3 people who hadn't taken their bands off the hook

    I could see me doing that if using showers on site with that system. I was in Asda Monday. After buying some small finger roils for hot dogs I thought to myself 'must get some thick cream when I pick up milk'. Cream is on a shelf above the milk. I walk the 40 feet to the Milk, check the dates and buy one skimmed two pinter and one non skimmed. Got to other end of the shop next in line for checkout and realised no cream. I put the trolley on onside and went back for cream, return to trolley and now 4th in queue 

  15. What a poorly targeted use of funds to aid these businesses though. Plainest example for me are caravan sites. But it applies to other businesses as well.
    If I had this incentive my 120+ nights on various sites would not go up at all. I think that most who have put money into caravans, tow cars and motorhomes etc already use them as much as possible.

    Some will also be wanting to get out and about anyway. We retired folk must have funds building up without probably (in my case) 12 weeks on 16 sites not taken, no cafes, no occasional lunches, no car fuel, no parking fees probably about £4,000 saved on these. I did tell two Scottish sites to keep my £25 deposits and not to worry about it so maybe only £3,950 saved. 

    Others, as in our case, are not contemplating going away until after August and therefore it would not induce us to use sites at present.

    There will be some thrown out of work that may be strapped for money but such a saving is unlikely to tempt them if money is tight.

    In my view a badly targeted relief if applied to the customer that will do little to aid site owners.

    Will our saved £4,000 this year be spent on more sites being used next year? Not really as for us the money is not a limiting factor.

  16. 9 hours ago, Dave Capiro owner said:


    In my local Tesco, a lot of people disregarded this from the off. Huge signs at every aisle and arrows on the floor yet people were just marching on, oblivious.


    The Waitrose nearby has the 2m signage, no one way system but the tills are controlled, one queue for all. Last time I was in there a well dressed,  distinguished looking gentleman wearing a mask and gloves just barged his way past a number of people, no distancing at all and very rude even in normal circumstances.


    Many people are basically ignorant, they may be academically gifted, may have high ranking jobs, but not an ounce of common sense or self awareness.

    Been very happy with my own shopping experience. I decided before lockdown to slightly amend my program. I used to do Lidl followed by Asda on the same day. Decided that I would do these on separate days. Asda on a Monday 9am and Lidl on a Wednesday 9am. Both do put staff at the entrance at certain periods. At those times and days I never had a problem with any queues. In passing I saw that Friday and Saturday was a different matter with queues. People very good and emerging from an isle into one crossing it has been very much 'after you - no after you' very civilised.


    I take X-Trail on a Monday and Yaris on a Wednesday. After the shop I take each car on a 5 mile drive


    With regard to following arrows: in Asda I don't always. It is a very large store but not that busy on my chosen time. If I want something hale way up an aisle I am happy to go the wrong way and turn round half way if the aisle is empty; otherwise I follow the arrows.

  17. 2 hours ago, telegan said:

    just bought a new swift quattro fb asked my dealer to fit ATC says its can only be fitted at factory ?   you should ask when you order a new van  ours was in his stock

    surely a main dealer should have the ability to fit it !!!!!

    Strange as your dealer is listed as an Alko service centre. You would have thought it a fairly straightforward job

  18. 1 hour ago, Jiffy176 said:

    There is a YouTube video of it being retrofitted by alko at their HQ. Sounds like dealer doesn't want the work...


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