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Happy Jack

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    BMW X3 2. 0D Auto
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    Sterling Eccles Quartz

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  1. Does anyone use a key safe for storing car keys and the like in the van? Anyone recommend any?
  2. Jormax, cornishwindbreaks or other

    I have Jormax and they are very good. A bit more expensive the Cornish Windbreaks but personally I prefer the Aluminium poles. It can be easily erected with one person and is very easy to clean. Very stable in windy conditions of you opt for the Vision mesh
  3. Are Haven having a joke.

    £897 a week?
  4. On board chargers Vs Ctek

    I was coming to that conclusion myself. 3 year warranty on the battery but by the time I have messed about I can just get a new one. E I just wondered if there was any mileage in getting a smart charger but Will put it on charge for 48 hours and see what comes up
  5. On board chargers Vs Ctek

    Charger Voltage was above 14V not sure what it was. There are regulators on the Solar panels
  6. On board chargers Vs Ctek

    110 AH drops to 12. 3 v minimum I had never seen it below that Recently it has dropped to 12. 1 v I am going to leave it on charge for 48 hours and see what happens. It was on charge for 24 hours and only got up to 12. 6 v and that was immediately after charging
  7. On board chargers Vs Ctek

    The BATTERY was purchased in September 2015 and fitted in September 2015 by myself
  8. On board chargers Vs Ctek

    The battery is only two years old. It was bought in September 2015. Charged with a 40 watt and 100 watt solar panels and on the drive prior to going away which is every weekend pretty much from Easter to end of October
  9. On-board chargers Vs Ctek Smart Chargers I have a 2015 Sterling Eccles Quartz. Is the on-board charger as good as a Ctek MX3. 8? Is it worthwhile getting a Ctek to keep the battery in good condition? I have noticed the battery voltage isn’t holding as much as it usually does and wondered if a smart charger my help condition the battery We rarely have a hook up so rely on the battery and the Solar panels we have.
  10. I looked for one of these a few years ago and in the end went for a Asus VivoMini. The main reason was because it had an optical out which i needed to plug into my amp. It was a pretty good spec and easy to up grade. I shoved an SSD for the operating system and a big HDD for data. I have to say it has been a super bit of kit The other alternative might be an Intel Nuc or a Gigabyte Brix. There are quite a few on the market. Some will mount on the back of a TV or monitor using the VEGA bracket.
  11. Active Cruise Control - Mercedes Distronic

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

    Was the towbar fully wired or did you have to request for it to be done?
  13. 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
  14. Endon Cottage Campsite

    Has anyone stayed at Endon Cottage Campsite in Hulme End near Hartington? Any comments?
  15. 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