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About Mickyjb

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

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  1. The confirmation e-mail for my next C&CC booking had this as the first paragraph: - 'Please find below the details of your booking/s with us; if you have any queries, or there are any changes that need to be made please let us know as soon as possible on 024 7647 5426.' The Members Area of the website also directs you to the above phone number for alterations.
  2. I towed down from Bilbao to Aranjuez (end of Jan) intending to use the M50 but the SatNav directed me via the M40 because of an M50 traffic problem. The 'third lane exit' alluded to by Jaydug was interesting but I've done similar before and the Satnav warned me in time so, no problemo . I would say that 'car only' it wouldn't matter if you used the M40 or the M50.
  3. Yes - in addition to item V.7 CO2 (g/km) = 164. But then, I don't have the Sound level data!
  4. Our pump housing leaked last year (from the area ringed in yellow below) and I can't say we had noticed a drop-off in water flow but, I saw the leak when I happened to be outside and my wife ran the pump. We were near the end of a stay in the UK and the dealer swapped the pump on our return so, no big problem. In your circumstances it may be worth a good dose of looking-at and some epoxy.
  5. I've been a happy Coachman customer for four and a half years and haven't had a problem with anything made by Coachman themselves. The 2 problems we have had (one Thetford and one Alko) have been dealt with quickly, effectively and properly by our supplying dealer. The brochure, pricelist and manuals are available to view/download here.
  6. The solar panel was an option on the 2018 VIP, where (factory) fitted, it’s 80w. Page 39 of the handbook.
  7. I've never had a twin axle so, you'll have to wait for a twin axle user for that one ... ...or just use your own experience/judgement!
  8. There's a way to use these gauges, explained here, the actual calculated result may be a bit different to the face value.
  9. Ditto - and (as per your other topic) if you get an E class or XF you'll struggle to notice it!
  10. Bob, I'm not aware that the cooling system is part of the changes made by adding a towbar to the Jaguar but I'm also not sure there are any 'aftermarket' towbars for the X260 model Sportbrake (post 2017) either. Your favoured Witter isn't an option (see screenshot from their website below) and I couldn't see any for the latest version on the P F Jones website. That doesn't mean that you couldn't use the cost of fitting as a basis for hard bargaining. The downside may be the need to buy from a dealer. The cost of the detachable towbar as a build option was circa £750 and the electrically deployable circa £850. As an aftermarket fit they are in the region of £2200. Big advantages of the 'current' sportbrake are the self-levelling rear suspension and the 100kg noseweight limit. Happy hunting (whichever way it goes!) Mick
  11. Our's has been OK with a 3.1m Fiamma for the past 18 months. The previous (Coachman) caravan managed 3 years with the same size Fiamma awning without problem. Oh, and the Compass (Elddis) caravan we had for 6 years prior to the first Coachman coped fine, the awning rail was one of the few aspects of that 'van that didn't eventually fall apart !
  12. We bought the Ingenio set(s) for the van and we liked them so much we ended-up buying another for use at home! As said, not cheap but, they'll see us out!
  13. Interisland - probably the best ferry crossing we've ever done but then, the weather was perfect for the early morning crossing.
  14. Thank you Wellys and Mac for this modification which I did it to our 'van a couple of weeks ago. I now have my spare wheel sitting inside the curved surround to the forward end of the bed (bottom, middle of your pictures) and can still get the table and chairs into the outer part of the under-bed space. Once again thanks for the simple and effective mod . The spare is in the middle of the 'van and above where it was when underslung so, given the loss of 7ish kg of spare-wheel carrier, I've needed to move other stuff forward to get the nose-weight back as I want it. Unfortunately the spare still has to go in and out through the locker door but, I'm having a think about that! Mick
  15. Try taking the blue perforated end off the pump and check that the impeller turns freely using a small screwdriver or similar and then re-connect and see if it spins. It worked for my pump a couple of weekends ago.
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