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      Forum upgrade   12/10/17

      Hi everyone, As you're probably aware, we've been in the process of upgrading the Caravan Talk forum software for a while. I can now confirm that the software has been upgraded and we're fully up to date. Please note that this new software is quite different in appearance and function, so may require a bit of relearning. We are in the process of refining the look, features and experience to make it a bit better and more familiar. If you spot any issues please let us know in the feedback forum. Unfortunately any posts between Monday morning and now have been lost. This is due to when the database snapshot was taken for the upgrade, this may also affect new members since then. We do apologise for this, but we have tried to keep disruption to a minimum. We are already aware and working on the following issues: PayPal payment issues for CT Supporters Forum design, lack of CT branding including colours Temporary loss of reviews databases Navigation bar needs refining We will keep this list up to date, so please check here before posting new updates, or to keep on tabs of our progress. The software was upgraded in order to provide you with a more secure, reliable, faster experience, whilst providing us with more tools to improve the features and options for the forum. Thank you for your continued support. Ben and the CT Team

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  2. Active Cruise Control - Mercedes Distronic

    Thanks everyone - not decided yet but good advice from you all
  3. Active Cruise Control - Mercedes Distronic

    Was the towbar fully wired or did you have to request for it to be done?
  4. Changing my car and Mercedes E class Estate is looking to be top of the list. Looking at the Drivers Assistance Plus with the Distronic Active Cruise control - anyone use this for towing or in fact any Active Cruise Control (as opposed to "normal" cruise control) It isn't a cheap option and I would probably only use it for towing (which I do quite a fair bit of). I have no interest in getting into a using cruise control or not argument as I have used it for towing for many years and see no issues but have never had an active cruise control
  5. Endon Cottage Campsite

    Has anyone stayed at Endon Cottage Campsite in Hulme End near Hartington? Any comments?
  6. Coffee machine

    You can get stainless steel filters for the Aeropress- The Oomph looks really good though I hate instant coffee with a vengeance. Most of out time away is off grid and we have tried all sorts of Cafetieres, stove tops, filter jugs, coffee bags. The Aeropress is simple to use, quick, easy to clean and the messy grounds just pop out into the bin
  7. 2 Clutch Autos

    I had a spec B Legacy Tourer 3. 0R. It was a brilliant car. It was the auto and it went like stink. It also drank like petrol for fun. I wish they did a decent diesel to compete with the likes of Audi and BMW and went back to being a bit more quirky
  8. New Company Tug E Class Estate 220d 4matic

    The only one big enough is the V90 and I couldn't get AWD in my price range
  9. I am looking at changing my Company BMW X3 in January and was thinking of a Mercedes E Class 220D 4Matic. I have a read a couple of reviews but neither really helped much. Does anyone tow with an E class Estate 220D? Are they any good? One of the reviews I read was a tad negative Any other ideas? I need a huge boot for the dogs, low CO2 so I don’t get battered too much by HMRC, AWD or 4WD and needs to be around the 42K mark I seem to remember someone buying an E class estate recently
  10. Air Awning Recomendation

    Had a Kampa Air Pro 420 for two seasons now and it has been up and down like a fiddlers elbow. No problems except for condensation and that was cured using a roof liner. Very stable in some horrendous winds and never let us down. Also use a Sunncamp Swift 260 for weekends and that is pretty good too - very easy to erect and take down which is why we bought it I wouldn't go back to a traditional pole awning now.
  11. Charging 18v Dc Bluetooth Speaker

    Thanks everyone I think I am sorted one way or another.
  12. I have a rechargeable Bluetooth speaker the charger 240v which converts to 18V DC. I want to charge this off grid. I have an inverter which will do the job but it seems a bit of overkill to convert 12v DC to 240v AC and then back to 18v DC I was thinking of using a car lap top charger which will convert 12v to 18v. Has anyone used one of these or can recommend one? There are quite a few cheap Chinese units on a certain auction site but the safety aspect does concern me a little
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