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About PaulR

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  • Birthday 30/08/1956

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    Cars & Caravans - holidays.
  • Towcar
    LR Discovery Sport Auto
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    Coachman Pastiche 460

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  1. When building our house we put our caravan on for the season. An excellent site you need to check mobile signal (for your network if important ) Rothbury nearest place nice shops excellent butchers, Cragside (https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside) a interesting venue. If you want quiet you should not be disappointed .
  2. Another vote for the pup tent, in summer behind caravan maybe in winter erect the tent inside an awning, From personal experience if boys you just need to check mid morning if still okay, and generally hunger get then up for lunch!!
  3. I had a 2015 Kia Sorento and from my understanding the company who supplied the maps to Kia no longer did updates (but Kia was working to sort this out) I sold my car before any updates. I would have a look on the Hyundai forum to see if updates for your 2015 Nav are available as a starting point.
  4. PaulR

    Which caravan

    Hi Kev, Don't want to get into which is best, but you may find this website handy https://towcar.info/GB You can put in your car details and any caravan you fancy and get an idea as to how well it may tow. Happy hunting.
  5. Absolutely unbelievable!!!! Caravans disintegrate in motorway accidents.
  6. I hate to be negative but as someone who has had about 10 Lunar caravans over the years I personally think the build quality has been falling short on the last caravans we had. Our 2015 Clubman every trip something happened, our 2017 just was a disappointing. My Brother in Law has a 2016 Delta which has suffered unbelievable floor delamination in one area after another, as well as other water tank problems. Its such a shame the top of the range Lunars were always excellent. Personally I would proceed with caution, normally when I change a caravan within a year its with good reason, ask if the previous owner would be happy to have a call with you, were it my caravan I would take your call.
  7. I think as a general rule of thumb, if you are low mileage doing local slow runs, diesel cars are best avoided. Unless you're prepared to go out for good thrash at regular intervals . My personal commute in my disco sport is approx 45 mile each way at about 60mph, so I have not had any issues, quite happy with the fuel in the low 40's mpg.
  8. I have the LR discovery sport, with the 9 speed auto, ( 2.0l 180 engine). All I can add is the auto box is excellent making an easy job of pulling a 1500kg caravan. I did look at the Evoque but the boot was too small for me. A positive is the resale value of the Evoque's are quite good.
  9. PaulR

    Rear number plate

    Hi Martmap74. I copied your post over to this forum so I could reply. I understand your predicament also not having ref doc, but a easy and cheap option is to get a number plate from a 'show plate' supplier based in Ireland made to UK road legal without the need for a ref doc. I've done this and the quality is fine with fast delivery . Guys got in faster than my explanation .
  10. Hi I,m new to caravanning, my question is- I swop my company car af last once a year, is it illegal to take rear number plate of car and put it onto caravan for towing? Obviously put it back on car when van is pitched.
  11. As a quick guide https://towcar.info/GB/outfitmatch.pup but you should check the weight plate on the caravan (next visit) But things look okay for your outfit. Other matching services are available at a cost.
  12. I note you have had no responses, So about my car, I can only comment on my DS 180bhp auto, a lowly ES. You don't say what engine your HSE has, but I currently have a Pastiche 2 berth but previous pulled a Lunar Clubman at 1500kg. The car is an excellent tow car with the 9 speed auto box. it always finds a suitable gear to maximise the engines power. you won't be the last away from the lights or last to the top of the hill.
  13. PaulR

    Mazda CX 5

    https://www.thetowcarawards.com/tow-car/mazda-cx-5-4/ Friend uses one to tow a horse box (inc a large horse in it), thinks its great. I think the tow bar weight was 88kg best check with Mazda website. I've had a couple of Mazda cars all were excellent in my opinion.
  14. Thanks, I'll contact power touch
  15. Unfortunately the Freedom model is not included on the Powertouch website as yet.
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