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  1. A caravan would help 😟 Were between vans at the moment But we keep looking. Its driving us crackers trying to find the one that works on all levels
  2. You dont need to pass a test to tow but some practice is always good beit private or paid You cant exceed 3. 5t gross train weight on a B only license As this topic has been done to death numerous times a quick search will draw up the info Im sure youll find helpful Good luck
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    Premium Diesel

    I used to add a bit of premium 2 stroke oil to an old sorento (no dpf) and it did take a bit of the usual diesel knock away and made it a smoother. As for increased mpg I have no clue. At best I got 35mpg from it and mid 20's towing I now have a custom van and run it normal super market diesel. Not once in 45k miles has it missed a beat or even threatened to. No misses coughs or hard to starts. Just on the button every time.
  4. We have a Bosch solar panel which we set up for such a scenario as yours. Even in winter it can top up enough to keep us 'electrified' for as long as we want. We have invested in LED lights plus the panel itself (120w) but the cost has saved us in the long run over the need for EHU we always have 2 bottles of gas, mainly for hot water, cooking and fridge use and again have never run out. We've been away for 2 weeks in a cold January with no issues.
  5. On topic but slightly away from caravaning, I quizzed our local bin guys not too long ago about recycling and their reply stunned me. We're all told to do it, and the bin police come round now again for a spot check to make sure we are, but it all ends up at the same place. The whole lot. Recycled plastic. Bottles. Tins. General waste. One big hole that is then mechanically sorted. Makes you wonder why we bother.
  6. I loved my defender TD5 with a few tricks added. Loved that car. Best tower I've ever had. The custom also with a few tricks ain't far behind but no good in muddy or snowy conditions. The defender just did everything really well. Not fast but would happily sit at 60 with or without the caravan and solo would do the same across a muddy field. Sadly missed but not missing the fuel consumption
  7. Could it be the break tow hitch expanding then bouncing as you pull away, then the reverse under breaking, it compresses then bounces ?? Maybe worth getting a dealer to check out the adjustment ? Can't think why else you would feel a judder under pulling away and breaking
  8. Mine also free and they send me offers
  9. I'm curious as to why you would need cctv ? What kind of sites are you going to ? Not wanting to sound flippant but I look out the window to see what's happening. CCTV can be a mine field as you are not allowed to 'film' neighbours property without written consent to do so and given the wide angle lenses on these modern day units that is practically impossible on a caravan site
  10. RYCKO

    Melted Plug

    The uk system is by far the safest to use. To use use a euro system frankly is a stupid idea. They have more fire per month than we do a year. The contact area is much greater than the flimsy euro system. My inlaws are Dutch and they hate it Fuses blow if shorted or are under very high load. Make sure the fuse protecting the appliance is correctly rated. So many people keep a 13amp fuse for things like lights that need 3 or 5 amp fuses Heat build up is either poor connection or very very high load. An rcd won't always trip under load. They are more for shorts or earth faults. You could pull 15+ amps through an rcd and it won't trip. If however you have an earth fault of just 33ma it will drop out even if you have a tiny draw of . 1 amps. Right tool for the right job
  11. Can you use extra load tyres like on a van. I have them on my van pumped to 50psi and each tyre rated to 1000kg Not specifically for caravans but should be the same duty load ?
  12. remove the red handle from the tow hitch, and reinstall the screw to use as a handle - mind for sharp edges. We had the same problem on our defender. worked a treat for us
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    Pin Adaptor

    I have a spare 12N / 12S to 13 pin . .... Both van, and caravan are 13 so it is no good to me . ... PM if you would like it
  14. I have a 'principle' with unlimited allowance but I have access to 2 more. My wife's also unlimited miles and I am a named driver and I have my own m/bike limited to 6000 miles None of the policies claim other vehicles and all policies are aware of the additional vehicles. I've never heard of the above, but as they are now deleting the line it sounds sorted. Still never heard of this before I guess insurance companies are always trying to find ways of coming up with ways of justifying an increase that doesn't actually have any bearing on the premiums
  15. That's soo bad it's almost funny . ... almost and this was on a new c'van ? shame on the mnfr !
  16. Oops. I should learn to read a bit better. I think your completely correct. My bad !
  17. Do you know what it is. Our van has an empty wet weight of nearly 2t and load capacity of a further 900kg. 2100kg fully loaded seems small in terms of a van. Meaning it's own empty weight may not be big enough to pull a 1400kg c'van as the van could weigh less than the c'van ?
  18. No Its not - you will be the registered keeper for the speeding fines etc but you are not the legal owner with regards to PCP - there is a world of difference - this is where many people fall victim to the insurance caveat of legal ownership or not and if you are in the unfortunate position of needing to make a claim they could refuse you as technically it's not your vehicle
  19. There is a difference between a finance company - effectively a loan you pay back, but in this case you are the legal owner, v's a PCP contract where as you correctly state, effectively 'renting' the item until paid for or given back however, the point is, you are expected to insure it, but unless you have specifically told the insurance company you are not the legal owner, they may not pay out at all in which case, you still have to pay for the 'rental' PCP payments for an item that can't be used, and will not be paid out for and is now worthless - in which case "it's the PCP companies property so why shouldn't they get paid?" you won't be paid, nor will they
  20. For those who buy caravans / cars / M/bikes, Motor homes etc on the finance scheme called PCP check your insurance docs very carefully as most will naturally assume you are the owners, which you are NOT - the item will always belong to the finance company until bought outright In the event of an insurance claim they may not pay out as you are not the legal owner. This has come to light with many insurance companies and is being investigated you have been warned.
  21. But they don't tell you how often they change them ? How often do you her the AA / RAC stating one of their biggest call out during winter is due to the car not starting due to a flat battery ?
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