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  1. This one! Since you have removed the post it refers to it makes no sense in the thread.
  2. LV and direct line have never been competitive for me unfortunately. Churchill used to be and I insured with them for many years but not now. I think they are the same company as Direct Line now.
  3. At a previous company I worked for, they had a caravan sited at a CMC site which could be booked by the workforce for free. It was well subscribed to but, even though everything was provided, including cleaning materials and strict instructions on how it should be left, it was often left in a dirty condition. Often people have different standards of cleaning requirements. A nice thought from the OP but accidents happen and caravans are easily broken and need to be treated with a light touch( as I keep telling my wife)
  4. Devitts dont run the CMC cover now, only for motor vehicles. So the experience may be different. I think we were paying the tax on the policy, therefore it should be more competitive now. It would be good if someone had experience of a claim on the new system, although I expect( and hope) the CMC service to still be as good. I changed to a cheaper policy from one of the suppliers who are members here - 50% cheaper, but I never have had to claim so whether its a bad decision I hope never to have to find out. Normally we expect quality and service to
  5. This is supplied to all employees where I work daily by email - not sure where they got the info from but we have an active HSE team.
  6. I have often wondered why the caravan companies do not use a membrane, such as that used on domestic roof installation, behind the front and rear panels to waterproof the areas.
  7. The overlap is still used on Elddis vans, along the side panel join with the roof. The majority of leaks are caused by the end panels cracking, or sealant issues around roof lights and hatches. There is always a problem joining the ends of the roof to the front and back panels. Bailey tried to get around this by making the roof and front combined but have issues with the joining strip connecting the roof to the rear panel
  8. Is the crack coming from the hinge bar mounting hole screws or from a corner in the panel - its difficult to see from your pictures. If its from the screw holes, then you can reinforce on the rear of the panel by glueing on a thin stirp of alu. These panels are vac formed and where you have a corner will cause thining of the material in those areas. The reinforcing material would have to be glued on afterwards, which is possible but would add more cost. The hole is good and you could fill the crack in with silkaflex or henkel and apply a graphic over the top.
  9. Thought he bought a Motor home so maybe frequenting those forums.
  10. I have had a bowel resection many years ago and this certainly changes the bacteria in your gut, not to the better. Eggs do cause a problem.
  11. I had a double take at the temp until I looked at your profile.
  12. This Whale heater is as the OP said, only Gas or Electric. My Coachman has the same problem as the bathroom heater pipe goes under the floor. We use an very small oil heater near the toilet to warm it up.. You can lag the outside pipes to help them warm up more quickly - lots of posts on CT on what to use.
  13. The gas locker floor is not structural. The gas locker back panel is not structural either. The failure of the solid joint between the floor and the side is the probable cause of the failure. This could happen if the floor batten has failed. It is only a routed channel in softwood. The evidence of the missing rivets/screws in the alu angle in the gas locker does show that there has been movement of the sides up and down. The gas locker panel is only lightweight ply so will offer little resistance to shear of the rivets/screws
  14. I believe that this problem was caused in an attempt to reduce the weight of the vans by reducing the wooden supports. I also believe that after this round of failures they added thin steel supports to the panels around the door apertures when constructing the side panel
  15. Thought this BS standard and grade 3 insulation was in relation to how long a van takes to heat up from a certain temperature and to hold that temperature.
  16. I use Mayday as well as the Volvo assist that comes with the car. I do this in case the caravan has a problem rather than the car. With the AA etc, I know that if the car has a fault, then they will recover the caravan as well but what if the van loses a wheel, then will the AA etc recover on a normal car breakdown policy? The AA could never find me (if they were busy) and when I broke down in Durham, parked in a car park shown in the AA handbook. We waited 4 hours in the freezing cold, watching AA vans go by. In the end they sent a local recovery, who came in 5 m
  17. On the V60, the rear ones seem to wear alot faster than the front and I dont drive through the parking brake as was recommended by the saleman. Just had the front pads and discs changed to pass the MOT as they were flagged up during the Volvo service - £200. Volvo price nearly £500
  18. Wonder how OPEC producing countries will cope with the reduced revenue? ( and the UK too perhaps with the demand for oil reducing). Or maybe we will still need the oil for producing the plastic raw material needed for all the products that use it. I work for a diesel engine manufacturer and they are investing heavily in electric power and hydrogen technology.
  19. Sorry, missed this bit, they found having the mumps itself did not create the immune response for COVID, only if you have the MMR combined vaccine.
  20. Regarding drug side effects, I have Crohns and have had a couple of courses of Imuran(azathioprine) over the last 36 years, one for 5 years, the last for8 years. 36 years ago no warnings were given to me regarding this drug, now they say it can cause lymphoma. Its used widely in transplant patients and RA treatment. Not sure if I will take it again. There was a good report on youtube the other night by Dr John Cambell who goes through the reports and studies concerning COVID. There is a report out that if you have had the MMR vaccine, then you have some immunity to COVID.
  21. I had a look around one before the lockdown, and they are really nice, well finished and the digital cockpit dash I really like. But, I have the same problem with the new one as I had with my 2012 model, and that is my right leg is stuck up against the door handle. I drive with my right leg over to the right for some reason which I cant change. If it wasn't for this I would have another tomorrow.
  22. I find the no response to emails the new normal in my company. Sometimes it can be best to use the phone. This is from some managers as well. If they dont respond I use instant messenger to prod them a bit, as you can see if they are online.
  23. Also Skoda quote 2 towing mass values, at 12% and 8% gradient
  24. Thats the number one question Lee. I was looking to get rid of the van and getting a small MH so was initially looking at the 1.5Tsi, Also my mileage has dropped the last few years from 18K/year to 5K last year. And currently around 10 miles a week. As I have decided to finish work next year, I will be doing less than 4K/year. But now looking at the towing limits, the 2.0LTD will be the only suitable one. The 1.6TD looks borderline as does the 1.5TSi. I would like to move away from Diesel as my current D3 Volvo has EGR/Soot issues common to the early
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