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About Benfica

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  • Birthday 08/02/1939

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    Caravanning. Enjoying retirement
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    VW Touareg V6
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    Lunar Clubman SB

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  1. Benfica

    Scotland, is it worth a visit?

    Borussia 1900. Missiles and Hebrides reminds me of 94LR
  2. Benfica

    VLM 4E for Swift Conqueror

    Update. Left caravan hooked up to towing vehicle overnight. Problem cleared. Thanks for all your help.
  3. Benfica

    VLM 4E for Swift Conqueror

    Having fitted the VLM4 I now have a permanent red on the ATC indicator. I left the van connected overnight but did not clear. As yet have not checked under the van re pushrod. Any thoughts?
  4. Benfica

    VLM 4E for Swift Conqueror

    Fitted. Just a case of connecting the extra leads into the normal VLM4 leads.
  5. Anyone had experience fitting a Sargent VLM4E to their caravan? The photo sent to me by Sargent shows the leads but more complicated than the basic VLM4.
  6. Benfica

    Petrol smell in caravan

    I did ask what site the lady is on but got no reply. There is a small site listed in The Reddings in Cheltenham. I am only five miles from Cheltenham and Golden Castle is my local dealer.
  7. Benfica

    Petrol smell in caravan

    Could be the charger cooking the battery. This happened with my Lunar Clubman. Which site are you on? Near Cotswold Motorcaravans?
  8. Benfica

    Petrol smell in caravan

    Without going back through the replies, I don't know if anyone has pointed out that the battery is not a leisure battery but a normal car battery
  9. Benfica

    breakdown cover

    RAC Arrival is the cover through camping and Caravanning club.
  10. Benfica

    Reducing Pegging

    You will still have to get down on your knees to thread the poles through the loops so why not just put the pegs in as normal. The elastics will still need tensioning and are probably easier to do individually than three or four loops round a pole. On my Isabella capri awning after the corner pegs have been put in there are only five each side and ten across the front. I just don't see your idea working very well.
  11. Benfica

    What to do about the cost of bottled gas.

    In the early eighties long before the Berlin wall came down, (some may be old enough to remember that) whilst in Berlin there was a house in the local village which had a large propane tank in the garden and one could take along empty cylinders and have them refilled from that tank. A simple process, take along the empty cylinder, it was weighed and the 5kg of gas transferred from the main tank to the cylinder. The lady there even had an adaptor to fit calor gas cylinders. remember in those days Berlin was well off the beaten track so quite something to find this facility.
  12. Benfica

    The reason for mirrors

    In my opinion the caravan slowed down and moved over to allow the vehicle behind to overtake but the driver of that vehicle was too slow to react and the caravan ran out of space so had to move back onto the highway. This is something that happens quite often when I tow. On a straight stretch of road, suitable to allow traffic overtake, slow down, indicate left and allow the build up of traffic to pass but not all drivers do so. The ones that do normally give a toot on the horn to say thank you.
  13. Benfica

    CMC bookings

    One of the problems with people booking every weekend available, is that if one wants to book more than five nights it is often impossible due to the weekends being booked up. This is one of the reasons we are more and more usinf Premier sites.
  14. Just carry on as normal. After all we visited Europe before Schengen without problem so why now? It was no problem showing passports and insurance at border controls.