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tourer_borer

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  1. Don't forget to tape up your seam underneath!!!
  2. tourer_borer

    Grand Scenic 7 Seater

    Tows very easily including up hills and tackled the A30 with ease. Electric auto-off handbrake is very handy for setting off. Fuel economy is excellent. Towed 320 miles with mix of A roads and motorways on 3/4 of a tank of diesel, never really went over 2000rpm including on hills with having 6 gears
  3. Tows very easily including up hills and tackled the A30 with ease. Electric auto-off handbrake is very handy for setting off. Fuel economy is excellent. Towed 320 miles with mix of A roads and motorways on 3/4 of a tank of diesel, never really went over 2000rpm including on hills with having 6 gears Click here to view the towcar review
  4. Just finished doing this delam job over the Easter bank holidays. Replaced old carpet with nice wood effect vinyl afterwards and looks and feels like a new van. For anyone who has had the pleasure of lifting an old caravan carpet I've got one word STAPLES!!!! No word of a lie there must have been 1000's of them, they were literally pinned two or three every cm, took me a day and half and a big blister later to finally get the last one out. We'll worth doing if you have the time and once treated the floor shouldn't delaminate again in a hurry.
  5. The higher risk these days is to the 3rd party. I. e. your car might be worth £100 or £100k but it still cost insurers the same in whiplash claims to 3rd party drivers and passengers when you hig them. There's more probability of you bumping into someone else than there is for a total loss (theft, owner damage, fire etc) on your own car.
  6. Almost all companies will cover you for third party liabilities, but to be 100% sure might be worth telephone to check or see if its printed in the policy book
  7. All the best. Tons of info on here. Welcome and enjoy.
  8. My posts are purely tongue-in-cheek of course, hey not that I'm moaning ;-)
  9. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps . .........
  10. The paradox of pointing out someone else is moaning is only usually done by moaning oneself I'm not moaning btw, just saying :-)
  11. I always put in 45psi in mine. Anything above 50psi can make the caravan ride and bob over any bumps in the road. A slightly less inflated tyre will absorb more energy and leave the caravan more level on the road as the tyre moves rather than the caravan. You should always be able to press your thumb into a tyre side wall. If you can't its over inflated. If you had 2 footballs lined up and one was fully or over inflated and one was say 75-80% inflated and you kicked them each the harder one would travel further as the softer one absorbs the impact better and projects forward later and with less energy than the full one. The rule applies to tyres, slightly softer and it absorb any bumps and pot holes in the road better and shake the caravan less as it has less energy to pass on. All the best.
  12. We've been to Perran Sands last summer and thought it was lovely. Nice modern shower blocks which even have baths! We opted for an XL pitch and had room for van, full awning, table & chairs and car all lined up in a row. The pitches are all sand dune/ grassy type (hence Perran Sands name) so no horrible concrete blocks anywhere to be seen. I must confess we don't bother we going to any club house or arcades as we spend most days off site till fairly late so this side of a park doesn't bother us personally and I know there's tons of sites around Cornwall with nothing or little in the way of arcades which will probably be cheaper, but its the location and clean facilities that we liked about Perran Sands. Hope it helps.
  13. Had this problem on a previous tow car and it turned out to be a wire rubbing against the spare wheel carrier over a number of years and making a short circuit. Took about 5 minutes to sort out.
  14. I would say personally the best home to sell is around end of September. From my experience lots if people are looking to either upgrade their van after the summer holidays or buy there first van after tenting in summer and seeing all the caravans around them. Only 8 months to wait!
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