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About MillieDog

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    North Wiltshire,UK
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    Caravans, Cycling, Motor Racing
  • Towcar
    Volvo XC60 D4 SE Lux AWD Geartronic
  • Caravan
    2013 Elddis Avante 462 (badged as Magnum GT)

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  1. MillieDog


    There is a 2016 review here. https://www. practicalcaravan. com/reviews/tow-car/35378-hyundai-tucson Hope that might be of interest.
  2. Don't they often deliver caravans on a lorry with one also being towed behind? So presumably it must have road lights.
  3. Personally I would prefer the gas bottles stored in their dedicated storage in our caravan than at home. This raises questions about motor homes in storage, some with built in LPG tanks. And what about petrol tanks (cars are often left when motor homes are removed from storage)?
  4. We can only agree with you. We discovered Riva view Secret Escapes (sorry, not a caravan trip) in August 2015. We literally booked and travelled a week later. Riva is a lovely town, and a good base to walk from The lunchtime breeze was very welcome. We also loved travelling on the various ferries to different villages/towns on the shores of the lake.
  5. Hi David, Apologies, I wasn't trying to cause you concern that you weren't covered. I just wanted to make sure people reading this thread didn't assume cover for over 75s, but checked the exclusions. Regards, Steve
  6. If people are taking insurance it's important to check current T&Cs - Nationwide definitely states upto 75 years (older with age premium). I appreciate it may have been different in the past. http://www. nationwide. co. uk/products/current-accounts/flexplus/insurances-and-benefits#xtab:worldwide-travel-insurance See exclusions.
  7. We use Nationwide. Insurance covers upto 75 years. The Flex plus account is £10 per month. This can be reduced as you get 3% interest on upto £2500 in the account.
  8. We used the CC deal in March 2016 on an XC60, at our local dealer in Swindon. As others have written, you may get a similar or better deal by haggling. For us it removed the need for that, and I'll admit it's not something I'm very comfortable with or particularly good at. The deals do vary over time. Looking on the CC site now we would have got 10% off the list price and factory fitted extas (before VAT), then £1500 off before VAT, plus various finance offers and servicing offers. We got: 10% as above, free metallic paint, £2750 off for taking 0% finance on 50% of the
  9. Is there any chance of accessing the tap by taking off the external fridge vents? Just a thought! I'm not familiar with that model of caravan.
  10. You will get new debit card, branded with the new Flex Account. Make sure your existing card will work until you get home, before you change.
  11. Dad had a Zephyr when I passed my driving test as a 17 year old, but it was only a Zephyr 4! My mate's dad had similar, but a Zodiac, and that had the big engine. I could never get on with the column gear lever. We also had a Morris 1100 - used that for my test - that was much easier to drive. Sort of back on topic, I've just seen a mini pickup on the A420. Now that looked fun.
  12. The article suggests Nissan are at least trying to address this with more technical multilink rear suspension. But must confess to no practical experience - I've not driven a modern Pickup, only an old 3litre Isuzu workhorse.
  13. Not a comment on Tiguans, but for what it's worth we changed to auto in March, after many manual cars, and we both absolutely love it for day to day driving, and for towing.
  14. Other considerations are how far the dealer is from you, and whether any warranty work has to be carried out by them.
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