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About petejev

  • Birthday 30/04/1946

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    Caravanning , classic cars and photography
  • Make & Model of Towcar / Toad
    Volvo XC60 D4 Inscription 2019
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    Coachman VIP 575 2016

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  1. Hi Mark I have a 2019 XC60 D4 AWD , I test drove a D5 before purchase and although powerful I felt the D4 matched towing requirements better. I pull a Coachman VIP 575 MTPLM 1635kg with no problems whatsoever and average 29mpg towing. Hope this helps stay safe - Pete PS Take no notice of my old car shown on signature Just changed signature
  2. My 2016 VIP 575 had the over door light replaced under warranty at my 3 year service. Pete
  3. Protec can make you a tailored roof cover . Hoe this helps - Pete
  4. Is it the Thetford loo header tank drain, on my 2016 VIP 575 it is located inside the cassette housing, perhaps the latest loo has it located externally to make it easier to drain when you lay up the van for the winter. Pete
  5. We changed a VIP 545 for a brand new Elegance 580 after 1 trip in the Swift we swopped back to a Coachman, the Swift was so badly screwed together it fell apart and almost killed us when the mains hook up connection failed because of poor electrical connections. Once bitten twice shy!!!!! Pete
  6. We also use a Kampa Rally Air Pro 390 on our 2016 VIP 575, yes it does foul the front nearside window due to the very narrow gap between door and window. We just live with this inconvenience and do not use a retaining pole on this end.
  7. Had a 2007 2.7d S type , it towed ok but was a bit down on the rear due to soft rear suspension. You would have to be very careful with the weights of your proposed caravan. Also the towing electrics can be a nightmare as the S Type has a unique electrical system that does not like being tampered with. It was a car that I was pleased to part with although it looked good and was comfortable it was in the garage for repairs many times and JLR were hopeless with their warranty. Sorry for being a bit negative but my experience of this car as an experienced (35 years) caravanner was not good. Especially as a newbie caravanner I would suggest you look at a different car. Pete
  8. Happy Daze Simple solution to your jockey wheel problem. Wind down one of the front caravan steadies to take the weight off the jockey wheel then adjust the height of the jockey wheel by loosening the clamp, raise it up a bit then clamp it tight and wind down the jockey wheel the take the weight again then do not forget to wind up the steady. It sound very complex when you write this but simple in practice. Might be worth getting somebody to help next time or have a few practice goes. Hope this helps Pete
  9. I tow a Coachman VIP 575 @ 1630kg MPTLM with a 2019 XC60 D4 Inscription with Volvo Towbar, hardly know it is on the back and on average 31mpg towing at 55 - 58 mph. An excellent towcar. Off to France end of next month so will enjoy the smooth roads and less traffic.
  10. I had this happen when it was not stowed properly and it fell out in transit. It is simple to replace if you go back to the end of the track where the track gap is slightly wider and re feed the screen into the track. There was a previous thread about this about a year ago. Pete
  11. I had the same problem with my new Volvo XC60 purchased in April, having established that the incorrect data was originally supplied by Volvo I contacted them and they issued a letter confirming the error and requesting DVLA to change the V5C. All correspondence was sent to DVLA recorded next day delivery including the incorrect V5C (photo copy retained) after 5 weeks I started chasing them and firstly checked that they had got the documents, it took a further 3 weeks including chasing on a weekly basis before I eventually got a new V5C with the correct data on it !!!! Pete
  12. CJ1149 - The black cable above the VP2 is the radio aerial which by passes the TV amplifier. Pete
  13. We use the shower area with a bath mat to carry our empty Aquaroll, have done for years with no problems at all, we also use a smaller Fiamma waste container instead of a Wastemaster, ok for the 2 of us when we do not get a serviced pitch.
  14. Thanks for the feedback guy's . As a result of a couple of test drives and some hard bargaining I have ordered an XC60 Momentum Pro D4 AWD with several extras. The C&MH Club deal was the basis of the final pricing but managed to squeeze a bit more. I found the D5 Power Pulse a bit too much for every day use so plumped for the D4 as the bulk of my use will not involve towing. Anyway bye bye MB GLC in a couple of months time, just giving it back as it is in negative equity. Roll on late April - Pete
  15. Hi Guys My 2016 MB GLC 250 Sport finance deal is coming to an end in next few months. Looking at alternatives and the new XC60 D4 looks a good proposition has anybody got any feedback on this car, I have read that the fuel consumption is a bit on the low side. I will be towing 1615 MPTLM. My GLC had a recall recently to modify the engine management and subsequently the fuel consumption has dropped by at least 5 - 8 mpg. Thanks in anticipation. Pete
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