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About Mickyjb

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

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  1. There was I worrying about elderly men descending hills in bathtubs...
  2. Re Allan Guest's post - what he said! Perfectly sums-up our experience of BBQs/Cadacs . The vast majority of our caravanning has been rallying so gas was/is the main energy source.
  3. So, you're converting a Hurricane into a Tornado except the door's in a different place.
  4. Steve, Thank you for the warning it prompted me to look-up how the contact should be done (NHS Website) and this is copied from said site: - How NHS Test and Trace will contact you You'll be contacted by email, text or phone. Text messages will come from NHStracing. Calls will come from 0300 0135000. Children under 18 will be contacted by phone wherever possible and asked for their parent or guardian's permission to continue the call. You'll be asked to sign in to the NHS Test and Trace contact tracing website at https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk. If you cannot use the contact tracing website, they will call you. Important The NHS Test and Trace service will not: - ask for bank details or payments - ask for details of any other accounts, such as social media - ask you to set up a password or PIN number over the phone - ask you to call a premium rate number, such as those starting 09 or 087
  5. Joanie, I think what has happened is that the first line of your post of 12 hours ago has been misread as you offering your caravan. Mick
  6. Marky, There's this obvious place to start and here is another place to search. There'll be some overlap between the two sites and this is a useful guide to the buying process.
  7. Hello and we will be able to help but, it'll be easier for us if you tell us more about your number of occupants, towcar (also pre or post 1997 licence), expected usage and budget. Oh, and there'll be other stuff I haven't thought of !! Help will follow nonetheless.
  8. Picard57 - if you're replying to Rich06 then all is well
  9. Best of luck with the project. We had a Tornado XL of similar vintage.
  10. Totally agree - I'd watched my Dad tow for 10 years then had 12 years camping and then started towing myself once marriage and family happened. Driving test, Advanced course/test and competitive driving were one thing (and the latter involved trailers) but caravans, whole different thing again.
  11. Yes, James Donald but, you come from a land down under (not the one Men at Work sang about) and the rules, regulations, guidance, whatever! are very different down there. I've been and seen and, want to be and see again!
  12. I'm very strongly with Gary on this. The OP knows their limitations and are aiming to tow within them. It's illogical that they should have to 'demonstrate the competencIes required' irrespective of a (weight & date driven) piece of legislation. And anyway:- rather undermines the requirement for a towing-test then.
  13. Right, first-things-first, I'm not trying to discourage you - the OP - from caravanning! Now read-on... To use Cls (Caravan and Motorhome Club) or CSs (Camping &Caravanning Club) you will need to be a member of the clubs and it's about £50 per annum each to join. So, you need to work out how much use you are going to make of them to amortise that cost. There are other reasons to be club members (either or both) e.g. insurance, ferries, club sites, CL/CS use, offers/discounts etc etc. The two clubs also get you access to rallying (via centres and DAs*) and (C&CC) Temporary Holiday Sites (THS) both of these (and they will return!) provide good value, sociable caravanning (in this country and abroad) which myself and my wife have enjoyed for many years. The discussion below is a recent one dealing with costs/value etc of caravan ownership and use. Have a read and a think about non-site costs as well as site costs before committing. ...again, I don't believe anyone on the above thread was trying to discourage only advise. * Yes, I know there's ACCEO but let's start at the beginning... ...it's a very good place to start!
  14. CMC for one, I've kept the Alko lozenge it'll go back in the 'van when I sell it - seems only fair. p.s. I give it 5 posts
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