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german in the blood

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    scotland now back in england Notts, Lincs,Cambs
  • Towcar
    audi a8
  • Caravan
    bessacarr

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  1. I tow with a Audi a8 pulling a swift bessacarr, my criticism is sitting low down, as before we had a vw caravelle, I looked at a v90 last week with 21" wheels very nice but dealer didn't know the unladen weight. Why not get a newer volvo. Good luck with looking for a new car, I have considered changing but I would like to change the caravan first.
  2. Have a go yourself, then at least once its fixed you know it will last. There are several places that do wall board, your just going to have match as best as you can. There's not going to be much on show after the curtains and cushions are in place. Take it all apart carefully and your joiner friends should be able to help, you may find more damp tough. Its got to be better than losing the money you paid for it. Good luck And take photo's.
  3. Surely you only need to purchase the 13pin wiring loom, I have noticed that new detachable bars have the 13pin socket on the bar itself, mainly German cars.
  4. I too have a Westfalia which I fitted myself it doesn't have the hole for a breakaway cable. Electrics cost more than bar, very good kit on my opinion. David
  5. I've got a couple of shovels, just need some miners, then we can have 24HR electric, or should we just carry on importing wood chippings from aboard which pollute the air like coal, but that's kept quite. Where I live you have to park where you can, so how will we be able to charge our cars, perhaps the government will every family a one car? If everyone else can see problems with all this why are the government not seeing it. At present I have a v8 diesel, but I might consider a petrol version.
  6. I've had two T4's towing a twin axle for over 8 years, very good tow vehicles, as yours is only 4 cylinder it will lack pulling power. I had a Caravelle and a Mulitvan the auto gearbox was a problem with one until I fitted a cooler. If your happy with that then you should be fine. Sadly VW only put the 4 cylinder in these vehicles which is a shame, as I would go back to one, much better driving position.
  7. That's a nice choice I like all three, allroad has air which I find comfortable. There is someone with a newish a6 allroad that tows a twin axle, so should be more than capable given your weight. My ex boss bought a sport with all options and the detachable tow bar stuck out, Not as good as his old Alltrack press a button out folds the tow bar.
  8. It must be a first for me to start a topic, but here goes. A little while ago we went to Raymond james to have a look at next years models, After looking In a few different makes can't remember which one, but it had the Alde heating pipes quarter of the way up the wall, Opposite the transverse bed, was not impressed it looked out of place, ours runs just above the floor. It seems the long front seating has got smaller by most British makers to make way for everything else, that's one thing I liked about British vans. The drawers on some makes didn't go in and out very well either. Adria models still don't have that luxury about them on the inside even on the Alpina, another annoying thing with adria is that they are 230mm short of the maximum body length, which is a shame. So to sum up my opinions I am biased towards Adria having owned one for 12years but now own a Swift built Bessacarr, Yes they are worlds apart in luxury, but will have faults and cost over £30 grand. I cannot afford that even if I could I wouldn't buy one though Wife has different opinion. How do others view what's good value and a quality made product. .
  9. We also store ours in the shower, its a swift built bessacarr. So it seems most store this way, but the shower tray cracking this is a debate for a new topic ?
  10. Thanks for your replies, not a member of the CCC hadn't thought about CL'S. We don't use our facilities in the caravan, apart from night time.
  11. Could anyone recommend a site in the area, as we've never visited this place before we are CMC members. Our visit would be in the October half term. Would like to be able to walk into local village, go out for a drink and that sort of thing. Thank you
  12. Thanks for that, will have to down to Venture again and have a look.
  13. Hello Just wondered those of you with the Isonzo, is getting past the bed a squeeze, like British models which I have had a look at today not impressed with the lack of room. We have owned a Adria for 12 years, our only caravan until the one we have now, I would have bought another but wife wanted bigger bathroom and there's another issue. Thanks David
  14. Hello, Regarding your B+E try ringing Peter Symthe in Mansfield he may be able to help you, free accomadation over 70 miles, I worked for him and has a very good reputaion . Why not a static caravan? or have I missed that answer. Be careful buying a Hobby.
  15. The main reason I bought one is the weight, I am struggling to get the nose weight under 100 KG with a large battery. We bought the largest one and its a tight squeeze getting it in, should have gone for the next size down. The caravan was put on a seasonal pitch at clumber for 3 months, only needed to refill once at the garage on the A57 near plaxton's yard. Garage even offered to help me, but the mechanic was refilling one of there propane cylinders for heating. Cost were not going to get that back, as its been in storage for 3 months now. Hopefully more garage's will let you fill up then I think it will become more popular. The green bottles cost less but more to refill. Homebase I think they are sold from. Good luck in your choice.
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