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About warrenb

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    Weather,Football and walking
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    Rav4 Hybrid Excel with TSS
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    2017 Coachman Pastiche 520/4

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  1. I have a hybrid so have a CVT gearbox. There are no gears, so no clutch or serious moving parts in the transmission. This is because CVT is basically an expanding ring.
  2. If using Park and Ride I use Gullivers with C and cc then the P and R from the Sixfields Stadium which is 2 junctions up the motorway.
  3. I basically let it dry in the bag it comes in which is breathable. If time, then will just lay it out in the Sun.
  4. I have one on our Pastiche 520. Wouldn't be without it. Takes 5 minutes to put on, and after having 3 stone chips in the windows of our previous van I wouldn't be without.
  5. Not just those destroyed. Will be double that number damaged beyond repair by the heat.
  6. Just ordered some Repusal 3000 as Emuk don't do mirrors for Toyota
  7. Well in the market for some new mirrors as towing home today and went to overtake and found the millenco mirror gone. Not sure where I lost it, but there you go. Looking for either a good strap on set or very strong full mirror clamp. Never been happy with the two clamp mirrors to be honest
  8. I see we are still talking ourselves in circles. I had a very enjoyable weekend actually doing things rather than arguing the toss over the same thing for page after page. Having been pulled over to be weight checked I can tell you the VOSA officials went immediately to the plate next to the habitation door. (which may I point out was what Bailey had said in their very first reply), you then go on to completely ignore the response from their own compliance engineer (who I suspect may have a smidge more information than we do). Think about it, if a trailer has been downplated, they are not going to stick another plate over the type approval plate. Also the trailer would be officially registered with the downplated weight. Hence this is the plate the VOSA officials refer to when checking weights.
  9. Which is probably where some people in this thread would like it, as they can then Talk endlessly again in their circular argument. At the end of the day, this pretty clear cut. A trailer can be legally down plated (which most caravans are). This is shown on the plate by the habitation door. A trailer requires a type approval, which is shown on the gas locker plate. The weight used for legal reasons (because guess what, the trailer has been legally downweighted) is the one by the habitation door. THE END (which is where we were 8 pages back).
  10. Correct, but it doesn't need 4 pages of techy waffle to explain that.
  11. No it doesn't need all the technical waffle. The poster got the answer from Bailey, but it is lost in the technical jargon that then drowns the answer. Most forums would flag as answered with a tag to the post. If people wish to discuss the why and where-all then open another thread. Don't drown the answer.
  12. warrenb

    Hybrid swindle

    VW saying will be all electric by 2025, every major manufacturer saying hybrid/electric is the way forward with all bringing out models next year. Scepticism is the killer of innovation. In 10 years an electric/hybrid will be the norm. I shall give you a wave if I can see you through the diesel fumes.
  13. Exactly, which as been answered. So then the owner knows what label to look for. It doesn't need 4 pages of type approval this, chassis loads that, stage 1/stage 2 the other.
  14. warrenb

    Hybrid swindle

    Going by some of the things said here, we would still be using a Horse and Cart. Technology moves forward, plug in hybrids if used properly are extremely efficient. Yes, we produce CO2 to produce the electricity, but this CO2 is going down each and every year with renewables rising in production. 8% in 2011 up to 28% in 2017. People need to open their eyes to the fact the technology is there (and it can tow a caravan).
  15. Wrong, for the standard caravaner they just want to know what label to look at, they couldn't give a stuff about type approval or even what that is.
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