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About Seaman

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  • Birthday 19/10/1949

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    Snodland, Kent
  • Interests
    Caravanning, countryside, walks.
  • Towcar
    2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SE Nav DSG 4Motion
  • Caravan
    2020 Swift Challenger 480 SE

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  1. My wife and I have been considering an Outwell Bay 320 air awning for a few months. I have contacted Outwell in Sweden as they were showing no awnings on their website. I have had a reply which was not what we wanted to hear. Outwell have stated - Thank you for your interest in Outwell products we apologise that you cannot find the Outwell awnings. Unfortunately, we have had to take withdraw from the caravan market due to market conditions. However, we will continue to provide support for models waiting sale with retailers or those in use.
  2. If you leave the black button switched on, a big draw on the battery is the aerial booster if it is still powered up(blue light). My battery dropped down to 8 volts before I was able to get to the caravan.
  3. You can register on the Swift Direct Connect website. https://www.swiftgroup.co.uk/owners/connect-direct/
  4. I joined Swift Talk when we bought our Swift Sprite last year. I was welcomed with insulting comments. I abided it for 2 evening's and have never been back.
  5. We bought a cover when we had a new Bailey Pegasus 2. The front had an expanse of unprotected aluminium which ended up pock marked worse than a teenager's face. We have used one ever since, but only the made to measure one's.
  6. Pete, they have stopped making them. I contacted them last week and got a negative.
  7. We had the same with a previous Lunar Clubman SB. The cure was to get the wheels balanced. 135 grams required.
  8. That is my thought too. Did someone climb onto the caravan roof in an attempt to gain entry to your house or an out building?
  9. The Kampa Windbreak Pro is still available, I got a 3 panel for £129 a couple of weeks ago. The poles are steel, not aluminium. The windbreak is very sturdy and stood up to strong winds. It also it looks quite a neat.
  10. I'm assuming that you have a Sargent power unit under the offside seat. On the top is a black push button that switches the unit on. Give it a wizz, it may explain why you have no power?
  11. Seaman

    grandland X

    Hi Robert, I have the Peugeot 3008 SUV 1.5 bluehdi EAT8 which is a sister car to the Grandland. I tow a Swift Sprite Alpine 2 which has a 1208kg MPTL. My car has a maximum tow weight of 1300kg. If your Grandland has a similar weight limit, then being sensible I don't think you will have a problem. As for towing the 1.5 Bluehdi and EAT8 was a pleasant surprise. The outfit is stable and able to make headway with ease. I use Sport Mode when on the twisty and undulating roads, essentially just to keep the momentum going.
  12. I fitted Mad Springs replacement progressive springs to my previous 2010 KX2. The transformed the handling both towing and solo and achieved better confidence. Cost is approximately £315. Cheaper the loss incurred by replacing the car or fitting the SLS system. https://mad-suspension.co.uk/?route=product%2Fcategory&path=2#selecteer-dealer2
  13. We actually gave up caravanning 2 years ago after we became disgusted with the 2017 Lunar Clubman SB we did a 10 weeks tour in. In the summer of 2019 we met up with friends at the Knaresborough cc site and realised what we missing. The seed was sewn and we started looking for a caravan that our car could cope with. 1300kg was the limit for the car. We looked at a Bailey Phoenix, but was unhappy with the build quality. So saw the Sprite Alpine 2 and knew immediately it was for us.
  14. We have a 2019 Alpine 2 and are very pleased with it. We have only had one issue with a front blind not fully opening fixed by myself). We have found the caravan to be perfect in every aspect. You will have a choice is either a full awning or limited to 260cm (or lower) porch. We have opted for a Kampa Rally Air Pro 260 which works well. We think the caravan is very well equipped considering it is at the lower end of the Swift stable.
  15. rov, it shows all the versions on the settings page.
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