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    The Cheshire Gap
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  • Make & Model of Towcar / Toad
    2019 Volvo XC60 D4
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    2020 Elddis Avante 554

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  1. Humphrey, have you tried CT’s own storage listing and the CaSSOA web-site? John
  2. Extract from https://gov.wales/coronavirus-regulations-4-december-frequently-asked-questions … … John
  3. I’m not sure that the OP is asking for help - I think he’s giving us a tip about something he’s done 🙂. John
  4. Thanks Dave. Looking at the vent in your link it appears that it’s a friction fit, either into the pipe or the surrounding panel. So I did some further research - and if Elddis have used the ‘official’ Whale vent, then that appears to be screw-on … see here. Now that I know how they fit, next time I’m at the caravan I’ll have to be a bit more forceful and see if I can remove and swap the bedroom and bathroom fittings. John
  5. Dave, heater and pipes shown in black, outlets at red arrows … The 2 vents nearest the heater (lounge and bedroom) cannot be shut, the bathroom one can. Yes, all ducts work … it’s just that hot air on the way to the bathroom all gets dragged into the bedroom, but there’s no vent in the bedroom to partially close. I’ve tried that Stevan, and they don’t seem to want to budge ☹️. Swirly, in my case the heater is below the lounge and I don’t want to turn off the heat there. John
  6. The Whale heating in my van produces a good amount of heat, but tends to push it all out to the lounge and bedroom with very little making it to the rear-end bathroom. The lounge and bedroom vents cannot be closed, but the bathroom one has a rotating flap … Now, I don’t see the point of being able to close off the bathroom vent, because heat will just be lost trying to go down the final 2 metres of ducting. I feel it would be better to be able to close the other two vents if required. In fact, the bedroom gets enough heat from the lounge vent, so currently I lean a piece of wood against it and the remaining hot air then travels down to the bathroom. So, my questions are - - Do you think the vents have been fitted correctly? Has anyone got a 554 and can confirm theirs are the same? Has anyone tried changing the vents over (I have but it seems like they’re either screwed or glued in place)? All advice gratefully received. John
  7. Hi Deckchair, before we get into what’s the best way to heat your van - can we ask why you feel the need to heat it, as I would guess that 9 out of 10 of us don’t do so, whether they’re in storage, on drives, in a farmer’s barn, or whatever. John
  8. Here you go … https://thermopooluk.com/cordless-caravan-stabilizer-leg-wrench/ I love the “fits all caravans” claim 🙂. John
  9. Andrew, do you really find the photos of club sites of any use to you? Years ago I concluded that site pics were a waste of space on the web-page - mainly because they’re often of a generic nature, ie they could almost be of any site. For example, I just looked at Castleton … and this is what came up … … would you decide whether to go to a location or not based on those photos ? John
  10. Could be, but I don’t remember seeing Horsley in the upgrades mentioned in the mag. Here’s a plan and photo - see if you can work it out from them 🙂 John
  11. Just type “wind up torch” into eBay … there’s loads of them … https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2553941.m570.l1311&_nkw=wind+up+torch&_sacat=0 John
  12. Gary, compared to my XC60, these seem very good numbers … I assume they are the digital dashboard ones … but what are your actual consumption figures? John
  13. Assuming “East Horsley” and “Horsley” are the same place - there is a site plan on-line, but it doesn’t show super pitches. Also, the booking page doesn’t show super pitches in the list of facilities. And super pitches aren’t an option when booking. John
  14. I find it “much easier” with the CCC … … just book in and they take you to your pitch. HP, out of interest I’m intrigued as to why you need to know this in advance? John
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