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Jiffy176

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    Hampshire.
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    Bikes
  • Towcar
    Ssangyong Korando Sports EX Auto
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    2014 Adria Sportline DK

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  1. I'd agree with a car but more likely with a caravan and motorhome
  2. This is a good point. Up until recently I saved up and brought the used car we wanted. I decided to buy a small run around to get to work in on the balloon payment finance. I traded in my 9 year old Mazda and effectively what I was offered was what it had depreciated over that time. I changed at 3 years old to a newer model, similar story. In short a good HP deal with low finance should work out that you are only paying slightly more or the same as the depreciation. With the added bonus of it it's a dog someone else owns it. Shame the OP never came back and told us how it
  3. Been insured with them for the last 7 years. From what I hear and read they appear to be as good as any other and possibly a bit better depending on who you speak too. As long as you are ok with the caravan cover bit. My only gripe was when I wanted to take out super cover I had to agree a value to replace the van new for old. That was fine when the equivalent van was still made. When it wasn't made any longer I was told the underwriters would agree a price. The cover it was suggested I insure it for was about 2k short of the replacement model. I then went back to normal cover.
  4. Having used it the Warranty after year 3 is covered by a different company based in the UK so don't see that being a problem.
  5. What bit do you mean I need to seek professional advise about? Genuine question. The battery is a Powerxtreme x20. I had some very long and detailed conversations with the tech gent at Emergo plus including asking them and sending the tech document of the Wildside. They reviewed this and confirmed it is safe to use the Wildside to charge the battery on the Lifepo4 charge cycle and the BMS will prevent any form of over charging and over heating. The battery is Lifep04 technology which has its own internal BMS. I also spoke to a certain very knowledgeable gent at 12v pla
  6. Have a look in the sales for a small compressor version, you'll be surprised at the difference.
  7. Hey folks, A couple of you have asked me if I would document my experience fitting one of these devices to the caravan. A bit of background. I've had the same caravan with 3 cars. A Mazda 5, Korando SUV and now a Korando Sports PIckup. All three have fairly basic wiring for the battery and fridge feed, in that it is taken from the battery fused and then via a voltage sensitive relay it goes to the 13pin socket. My fridge rarely worked and the battery charging was never an issue as the use of the mover before and upon arrival at site never gave us issue. That was unti
  8. I'll try and write something up later on tonight. Mine was not straight forward and took me three attempts to get right but that may be due to Adria wiring. The installation instructions weren't that useful for my setup. Watch this space.
  9. I've got a Wildside fitted,it indeed does stop all the issues you have, give me a PM and I'll explain the easiest way to fit if you go that way. It does work very well and finally my fridge actually cools on 12v
  10. Couldn't agree more, with all holidays abroad cancelled this year and next year's all booked, bring it on!!
  11. Not any longer unfortunately, but used to be very good.
  12. If I can yes, a great sense of satisfaction . I work mainly on the motorbike
  13. Day to day, one set with us, spares at home and friends /!neighbours with keys. What away UK or abroad the other half has a spare set with her all of the time. Tricky one though.
  14. Look on you tube for the Isabella video on how to erect and awning, it's a revolution and now I can put a full length poled up on my own. Once experienced at this, it's quicker than an air. Looks at Dan Trudgeon's video on his channel. Most unless you are buying very top end are of a material that will give you no 3nd of condensation, one of mine suffered from repeated folding and the outer air tube gave way. All I'd say is give the poles one more go. Lay them out all together in roughly the right place and follow the way Steve Briggs from Isabella does it.
  15. Yes that is the height of the awning rail you have quoted OP. I've never come across a standard van that won't fit an awning. I'd steer clear of air though I've been there and 4 and gone back to poles. However many swear by them. Don't be put off by poled, once you know the proper way to out one up it's a doddle.
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