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About Mickyjb

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    Gloucestershire - born in Lancashire
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    Caravanning, Walking, Photography, Beer.
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    2016 Jaguar XF-S
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    2018 Coachman VIP575/4

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  1. Mickyjb

    Funny Screw Heads...

    Yep, they do - drill as thewardlows says (don't go too far over the shank diameter) and the rivet head will end-up on the drill-bit. The remainder can be punched through but you can (rawl)plug the holes to reinstall the shower-head holder or use rivets again as the blind fastener is probably more secure in the wallboard.
  2. BH, We're booked to return via Santander so, we're not in the same boat. .. . ..now, that does depend on there being a boat. .. . ..and to think until this morning all I knew was an IDP may be useful - little did I know there will be two of them! Mick
  3. Blackhart, I will be in the same position (country!) as you on 28th/29th March and am only intending to drive in Spain before our return late April. Thanks for the clarification re IDP and information from the AA. Mick
  4. Mickyjb

    peugeot 508 sw as a towcar

    I attach a picture of a 508SW GT with 75kg on the hook! The GT had stiffer suspension as standard but the 2litre may be able to use MAD springs.
  5. Mickyjb

    Changes to Highway Code

    Cross-referring to the abbreviations/acronyms thread - ' read the manual '... . ..that's what I remember from workshops and offices I worked in. ..
  6. Mickyjb

    VIP 520 - 2019

    For Coachman owners feeling the lack of shelves next to the sink. If you're up for a bit of a project you can use a bathroom decor end-panel (Howdens Stockbridge Matt Grey - from memory!) plus edging.
  7. Mickyjb

    Coachman VIP pan drawer

    Ditto kiaboy. No problems with our 2015 or 2018 VIPs. However, our pans travel in the cupboard under the cooker.
  8. Mickyjb

    Cyclists and one way streets

    Having read the 'is the law equal' thread it seems motorists obey all signs except the round ones with numbers in. .. . ..written as a cyclist. .. . ..appropriate unlit ninja emoji used. .. . ..but then, when I wear reflective clothing and use my (very) bright lights I dazzle those on the 'UK number-plates thread' ! It's similar here but nowhere near as widespread as Germany - let alone Netherland.
  9. Mickyjb

    CMC Goose VPN Discount

    Or - to put it another way: -
  10. C&MC say 'not a match' seemingly on the basis of not having quite a lot of the data . .. . ..and the C&CC version. .. . ..more along the lines of 'proceed with caution'. As suggested by several other threads on this forum you'll need to balance day-to-day use of any towcar vehicle with towing usage.
  11. Tony, The 2019 Pastiche 575 is listed as 1525kg with a 25kg upgrade available. If you want the upgrade (it's not a lot but every little helps) you need to negotiate it for free at the show. Gary has given you an excellent starter course in where you need to be with cars. I can add that a quick look at the Parkers website (here) for the two cars you mention would suggest the Vauxhall as the better choice. The Ford doesn't have towing weights listed which (though not definitive) usually suggests that the manufacturer doesn't permit towing with that particular specification. That site doesn't list a weight for the Vauxhall so you'd need to follow up on that via another source. Happy hunting and welcome to the wonderful world of caravanning.
  12. Mickyjb

    VIP 575 Transverse bed

    The top-end of the mattress folds.
  13. Mickyjb

    CAMC new phenomenon?

    You need to look for the film 'Sightseers'! British film from 4 or 5 years ago.
  14. Mickyjb

    Skoda sat nave GPS cords input help please

    This may help. Various of the symbols haven't copied but, hopefully, the gist is relevant to your Sat-Nav. Function key “Map/GPS” This function key is used to specify a point on the map as a destination or the entry of GPS coordinates. Press the button NAV → New dest. → Map/GPS .  or  - the map scale can also be changed by rotating the menu knob  - finger movement on the display OK - route guidance is started automatically  - stores the travel destination selected from the map in the destination memory  - briefly switches the map display to the overview display (large scale). After a few seconds it will switch back automatically to the last selected zoom display (smaller scale). GPS - opens a menu for entering a travel destination via its coordinates ■ Latitude - enter the latitude ■ Longitude - enter the longitude