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    caravanning, cars, vinyl music
  • Towcar
    2015 VW Touareg R Line
  • Caravan
    2019 Coachman VIP 565 with powertouch evo movers.

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  1. Hi Aishling, Isabella say you need a 1050 awning for your Bessacar 645.
  2. I have had 2 Touaregs, both fitted with a factory fitted towbar and both had the fridge and ATC work from day one. I still have my current Touareg and personally don't think there is a finer tow car. My first Touareg which was a first generation model had the Westfalia detachable tow bar fitted was great, but the VED was a killer at £500. The later models I had came with the same engine, but lower emissions and half the VED. A brilliant car, and highly recommended.
  3. Hi Lindsay, I would suggest emailing Avtex at..... info@avtex.co.uk. Their customer service is really good and I'm sure they will be happy to help.
  4. Sounds like you may need a vlm box fitting to regulate the electrics. Have a word with your caravan dealer, as there are different boxes for different scenarios.
  5. Specialised Covers do a Universal towing protector that will fit your van, available from caravan dealers for £150ish..
  6. The transport Minister did indeed say there is now a 6 month extension for MOT tests for cars whose MOT expired after 30 March 2020. but the vehicle must be kept in a roadworthy condition.
  7. We were there July last year for the 2nd time and we like it a lot. It was exceptionally quiet at the time, only about 18 pitches occupied out of about 80. Phone signal and wifi are dreadful until you get off site. Agree with the comments about location, it is in the middle of nowhere and the entrance road off the main road takes some courage with a caravan on the back. But we managed ok. I'd go again for the Adult only regime, but it's a long drive down from Caen etc. Don't know if it will survive this lockdown as it was struggling last year due to diminished visitors. Still popular with Brits. My only grouse was that hot water at the showers was in short supply and luke warm at best.
  8. Andrea1978, All Coachman caravans have aluminium sides and roof, one of the few not to go over to GRP.
  9. toby6033

    Service due

    I quite agree jetA1, I emailed Coachman on Monday morning concerned as my dealer looked as though they were about to close, and actually did so on Tuesday, after Boris' broadcast on Monday night. I had a reply yesterday to the same effect as you stated. My caravan is booked in for it's first service at the end of June and Coachman's reply giving me a 90 day extension after the Government restrictions are lifted certainly put my mind at rest. In my opinion a very responsible and compassionate attitude. Thank you Coachman.
  10. Fenwicks Windowwise is brilliant stuff. be gentle with it and it will remove any scratches. it's a bit like porridge to use.
  11. Well done ascsbe, I hope the van matches your expectations and you like the upholstery. We've actually gone for the 665, and i'm still in shock because we aren't a lover of centre washrooms, but it all seems to work very well in the Coachman. Good luck.
  12. I personally think you are probably safer with a small company like Coachman than Swift or Bailey. The old saying," the bigger they are, the harder they fall" springs to mind, and just because a company such as Swift is big, they will be the first to be hit if it all goes pear shaped. Swift have already laid off staff this year, Coachman haven't. Only my opinion, but I have just ordered a 2020 Laser today, and I'm not concerned about uncertainty in the market place, because it might never happen, and I intend enjoying my pastime. Don't lose sleep over something that hasn't happened yet, and may never happen.
  13. I would like to thank those who gave me advice about refuelling before Portsmouth Brittany Ferries Port with our twin axle caravan. We stopped at the Tesco as advised at M3/A34 junction and it was a doddle. Filled up with reasonably priced Diesel, So i was very happy. Many thanks. I got a shock in France at the price of their diesel, 1.52 on the autoroutes and 1.42 at most Supermarkets( that's euros) but the £ is nearly 1 for 1, so a dear do. A lot of the sites that were quiet were blaming the cost of fuel and the weak £. thanks for all your help.
  14. In reply to Blackhart's link for the Haigh 2 piece levelling ramp, the only problem is that the supplier is in Australia and won't ship abroad. I use the LocknLevel on my twin with no problems, I also have a single, as I bought the Combo version.I personally think it's great. But we are all allowed our own opinions.
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