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About Mickyjb

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

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  1. 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!
  2. Interisland - probably the best ferry crossing we've ever done but then, the weather was perfect for the early morning crossing.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. As above (AJ Galaxy) define 'dirty' and following-up on Black Grouse what's the 'real-world' range?!
  6. If they're true pedants it'll be your fault no matter what!
  7. Hello and if you decide on a porch awning then you either need a 2metre or a >3.3metre size to fit best on a 575. The shorter one will fit from just in front of the door to just in front of the underbed hatch and the longer size fits from the door to aft of the side hatch.
  8. It means 'thanks'. If you move the cursor over the heart shape at the bottom of any posting you get four options to respond which are explained as you move the cursor over them.
  9. I don't have any pictures of the setup and won't be at our storage till this coming Friday but I'll have a go at a verbal description... ...I have a short (30cm - just long enough to get the connector outside the locker door) lead with ring tags on one end (attached to the battery studs) and the standard solar connector (which I think came with the panel) on the other. That part stays attached to the van as there's enough room to tuck it down the side of the battery. The solar panel, lead (approx 3m) and mating connector stay in storage. I can put the panel at the bottom of the barn door (there's about a 30cm gap) and at this time of year I just lay it flat whereas in winter I prop it to catch the lower-angled sun.
  10. One of the elements the 'van will be protected from is the sun. Would this make a difference to battery charge/mover use? I'm speaking from experience and I now have a small secondary solar panel slaved to the 'van in (covered) storage.
  11. David, I got an 'Expro' charger from Amazon. It's compatible with the battery in my TZ-100, cost about a tenner and has worked with no problems nearly 3 years now. There'll be an equivalent to suit your battery (and pocket!).
  12. A quick look on Amazing gives these for about £7. Or, as a more 'out there' option there are these for about £9 ! Just search 'Wheel Centre Caps' there are some interesting/strange/weird options. Oh, and some sensible one's!
  13. Cheltenham Caravanner, You'll probably have seen this, it's how it's done around us. : - They're based at William Gilder's Transport Yard at Teddington Hands which would allow for the manoevering part of the test.
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