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About warrenb

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    Weather,Football and walking
  • Towcar / Toad
    Rav4 Hybrid Excel with TSS
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    2017 Coachman Pastiche 520/4
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  1. Sitting in van now feeling very proud of myself having fixed the fridge door. Thanks so much for the info to be able to do this, and for any others it is a very simple job
  2. First proper tow over 230 miles with the Passat GTE. Pulled like a tank and 28mpg. Very very happy towing a 1500kg Coachman.
  3. Do the torx screws have caps over them, my issue is the fridge door fell off and the top pin has disappeared into the control panel, so I need to get this off. I looked yesterday but could only see flat caps when I removed the sticker so thought it was bolts.
  4. I now have a Passat GTE which can pull 1600kg and is pure electric for 36 miles in the summer and 26 in the winter. Tows with no issue, standard auto gearbox and also having trailer assist, it reverses the van for me. Happy days.
  5. Venus caravans did not have a lined shower, so this might just be where water has run down the wall in the cubicle
  6. just got rid of a rav4 hybrid and got a GTE saloon to tow 1495kg so looking good for towing.
  7. We have booked a site that is a concrete pad hardstanding with artificial grass to the side for the awning. We do not have a full awning and we were wondering how to pitch it on the artificial grass as we need to peg all 4 corners and thought it might be difficult or even damage the artificial grass
  8. I believe the Government have included Hybrids because it is clear that manufacturers are clearly bringing out hybrids that do the minimum required to bring down the CO2 emissions across their ranges to just below the required level by law. It is a clear case of manufacturers doing just the required. The ban including hybrids forces the hands of these manufacturers to clearly look at proper alternatives to ICE rather than to just do the minimum.
  9. As I said, I will be towing around 5 times a year. Max 250 miles on a run. Cars are getting lighter and lighter, and most people with a family don't want a hunking great car for a 5 times a year reason, they want a family car that is economical. So if a manufacturer says it will tow 1700kg then it will. If it starts to get unstable in a cross wind then you slow down, it is not rocket science.
  10. Oh and I will be getting the Edition version. And I don't want the thread to disappear down the hole of 85% rules here. If the car can tow it then I am happy, been towing for years, and if a car is rated to tow at a certain weight, then clearly it is safe to do so, unless they want to get sued.
  11. Looking at this car as a replacement for our tow car as we only at the moment tow around 5 times a year and use the car as normal for the rest of the year. Anyone with experience towing with this vehicle.
  12. Have towed with a Rav4 Hybrid for over 3 years with no issue. Refined and powerful pulling our 1485kg van. Average 25mpg when towing and 45-50 when solo. Absolute no brainer as far as I am concerned. Electronic 4wd as well, back driven my eletric motors only have got us out of some very sticky fields.
  13. Have a 2017 Pastiche, love it, couple of Duvalay sleeping bags, job done. It just has everything a couple would need.
  14. And 5 years ago when it was 12% that is were we were then. We have just sold another 9 gw of offshore wind which will be subsidy free ( which is a lot more than can be said for coal and oil). In 5 years time that 35% will be more like 50%. And if that is your argument then right at this moment fossil fuel is contributing 36% of production right at this second
  15. At the moment. Anyway what does that mean. I could say fossil fuels only now contribute 65% now as that is all they can manage.
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