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    2019 Volvo XC60 D4
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    2020 Elddis Avante 554

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  1. There’s usually a couple of screws up into the van floor, or sometimes into a batten fixed there for the purpose … you may have to replace the batten if it’s rotted, or add a totally new batten if the floor in the area isn’t holding the screws. John
  2. Glad you got it sorted, Arty … and thanks for letting us know 🙂 John
  3. Fuentedan, you probably know this already, but it’s worth repeating anyway … tempting as it may be, do not grease the towball or hitch, they must be absolutely dry (don’t ask me how I know!). In fact, to make sure they’re grease-free, I’d recommend using a can of brake cleaner to give both parts a quick spray before hitching up. John
  4. Mr P, it seems like the OP had removed the barrel lock, but was having trouble getting the locking bolt socket to fit the locking bolt’s fancy key-head … so he took that out too, and inserted a screwdriver into the bolt head to undo it. John
  5. Surely lights aren’t fitted for legal reasons per se - they are fitted so that other road users know that there’s a caravan there - and with the above set-up that’s not going to be the case. It’s the common sense laws that need to be adhered to, more than the legal ones. John
  6. What model is it from Alan - “Safari Chef”, “Eazi Chef”, “Grillogas”, etc.? John
  7. The view isn’t so good from the 5-van site as it is from the rally field. This video gives an idea of what the views might be like on a better day - just watch the last 30 seconds. (For the CS you carry straight on at the point where they turn right up into the higher field). John
  8. Hinchy, I wondered the same, as I’d never heard it mentioned until I spotted it on this Alko video recently. Like yourself I generally do it finger-tight only, as I can’t see the need to tighten it any more - it doesn’t make it extra secure does it? John
  9. Glad you found it Hort 😁
  10. The lock needs to be tightened to 86Nm according to Alko. Usually, problems with the lockable barrel are down to a lack of regular greasing. John
  11. Hi Martin and to Caravan Talk. There are some manuals in the Avondale section of the forum - just click on “Avondale Caravans” at the top of this page, just below the thread title, and they’re pinned at the top. John
  12. Worked fine for me for over 5 years 🙂 John
  13. Deefi, these 2 fairly recent discussions may have some ideas … https://www.caravantalk.co.uk/community/topic/142826-dreaded-cable-drag/?tab=comments#comment-1731179 https://www.caravantalk.co.uk/community/topic/144924-caravan-electric-cable/?tab=comments#comment-1766084 Personally I go for the “put a twist in it” method. John
  14. Russ, if this is what you are talking about … … there’s a recent topic on the Practical Caravan forum about it, and the conclusion seems to be that it’s for air circulation. See here. John
  15. Well, after the numerous messages from CCC saying to switch over to the SiteSeeker app, I started doing so a couple of years ago … well actually I didn’t, because it’s sooooo bad that I found it easier to ring the site I wanted or their HQ (the later, by-the-way, appear to have much better search facilities, and can tell you where the vacancies are almost immediately!). So tonight I’ve tried the web-site booking system … and I must say that I don’t think I’d have found my way around it without Borrowdale’s instructions! It’s not perfect, but I can report that I’ve deleted the SiteSeeker 🙂 I’ve been a member of the CCC for over 30 years, and I really like a lot about the Club … but the web-site is one area that I’m afraid I can not give them any compliments about. John
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