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    Caravaning, woodwork, engineering, allotment, brewing, DIY, F1,
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    Lunar Solaris & Willerby Avonmore

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  1. With LED lights the effect of dimming compared to power use is fairly linear. However, dimming incandescent is actually less efficient than using a lower wattage of bulb. For example, a 60W bulb dimmed to the brightness of a 40W bulb will use more energy than a 40W bulb on maximum. The light will also tend to be ‘warmer’ in colour.
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    Looking to buy a Static?

    I havent got a clue as to what you are talking about. Please elaborate.
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    Looking to buy a Static?

    Rip Off Britain . ........ Park Homes again. So many times Park Homes have come up for criticism in exactly the same way as ROB have depicted. You only need to look online to find Park Homes name being the company that has conned so many people out of their dreams and life savings. When we looked to buy a static caravan last year we made a point of avoiding them and the other big companies involved because of these publicised problems. Anybody looking for a static caravan holiday home needs to avoid the big boys and look around for private sites that have a good name / reputation. A lot of these may not have the prime location sites as these have usually been acquired by the bigger companies. Our site is situated in a pretty valley, family run, is quiet, immaculately clean and only about 20 minute walk from the beach. The only way we can stop these rip off companies is by improving legislation that prevents this gangster type of behaviour. My heart goes out to those who have been the subject of this type of appalling business conduct.
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    Fishing site

    As said I am not aware that there has been an otter issue at Wood Farm and have not heard anything whilst we have been there in our static caravan. However, just to clarify for anybody who may read these posts and be dissuaded by your comments, I need to contact the site manager on another matter so I will ask him and what they believe their current fish stocks are.
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    Fishing site

    No otters there, must be another Wood Farm.
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    Fishing site

    Slightly more than 3/4 hour drive but massively worth a visit https://www. woodfarm. co. uk/ Sorry thought you meant 0. 75 of an hour so easily within your range.
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    Nice to have a “Handy” neighbour

    Much easier to have one of these and remove it when in transit https://www. ebay. co. uk/itm/VISION-PLUS-STATUS-QUICK-RELEASE-TV-BRACKET-IDEAL-FOR-CARAVAN-BOAT-MOTORHOME/222526330287?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872. m2749. l2649 putting the TV in a padded storage bag where it's much safer
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    What to do about the cost of bottled gas.

    Oil filled radiators at the moment.
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    What to do about the cost of bottled gas.

    Hopefully not.
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    What to do about the cost of bottled gas.

    It does depend upon the useage but for me at £95 per 47k refill (site fee) for me it's worth considering a cheaper supplier when using 3 bottles a year. I a now considering changing to electricity for heating as propane central heating is far too expensive.
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    Off to Spain / a small dinghy ?

    I'm so sorry I must apologise. I think Seabourne Ferries are aquiring those.
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    Off to Spain / a small dinghy ?

    I think they are now being used to cross the channel
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    Sites near silverstone

    We stay at the Whittlebury golf club site. Not the cheapest but great atmosphere, roast pig and bar tents. You can walk to the track from there. if you stay for the 3 days then you will see some of the drivers who visit the fans on site in the evening.
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    Unattended battery care

    It would appear that somebody got out of the wrong side of bed today. I'm simply stating that batteries are subject to all kinds of stress/requirements so how on earth can your statement of, "the lifetime of a battery is completely irrelevant if it is never used off grid", apply. Off grid refers to living autonomously without reliance on a utility for power. So the use of a generator can still be considered as Off Grid.
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    Unattended battery care

    Excellent posting. Going forward we need a defined list of the genuine battery manufacturers and the quality batteries that they produce and a list of the cheapo nasty ones to avoid.