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About robloasby

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    Retired, Forest and MotoGP fan, mad Lab owner
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    Hyundai IX35i 2. 0CRDi SE AWD
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    Bailey Ranger GT60/6 460/2

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  1. Best tell them to avoid Skegness, then. It’s normal to see three or four abreast there - with whole families on board the things.
  2. From personal experience, the 1.7 ix35 does struggle towing unless you’re prepared to use lower gears all the time. Even with my relatively light (1177kg) van, it couldn’t maintain a reasonable speed in 5th, and certainly not 6th, gear on motorways and dual carriageways. The 2.0 is far better for towing, 6th gear at 60 where appropriate, and the AWD is very useful for getting on and off wet grass pitches.
  3. If the wheel nuts are recessed, Milenco can supply a sleeve to extend the reach of the wheel lock. Might be worth contacting them.
  4. A couple of years ago, I met a couple on a CMC site with a Mitsubishi PHEV, which they used to tow a tiny teardrop van, which weighed well under 1000kg. They told me that on full electric, they could travel about 16 miles on a good day before the petrol engine had to take over.
  5. The police suspect that it is arson, and that the two fires may be linked. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-48136025
  6. I’m counting my lucky stars that they were full when I tried to store my van there a few years back. Although if there are arsonists about, who knows whose storage site is safe?
  7. Last time I went up that road, solo, I ended up in a line of half a dozen cars reversing half a mile to a passing place as someone came the other way with a van on the back. Poor driver’s face (and knuckles) as white as a sheet, while his passenger had a face like thunder!
  8. Anyone who has used the CMC site at Bunree will know it has a single-track road. Last time I stayed, I was leaving at about 11am with the van on the back only to come face to face with someone coming the other way at the narrowest part. Reversing back on that road was a right pain in the behind, especially knowing that there might have been other outfits behind me. I believe the early arrival got a proper telling off from the warden. Thats why I stick to the rules.
  9. that Same here. I liked her slightly irreverent touch. Certainly better than the cringe-inducing stuff that Michael Portillo does these days.
  10. Those buses from Glasgow airport to the city certainly are quick, but from my own experience, much of that is down to the “assertive” way the drivers negotiate the M8. Best close your eyes and pray if you’ve never used them before! And as for the wee biting little beasties, it doesn’t take long to build up immunity after the first few hundred bites.
  11. But did it have a rep-special 1.3 under the bonnet?
  12. robloasby

    Cordless Drill

    I use a Titan cordless drill from Screwfix. Chose one with hammer action so that I can use it around the house too. Plenty of power to drill into brick or concrete, but still controllable for use as a screwdriver and for he caravan steadies. And it comes with two batteries. https://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-tti699com-18v-1-5ah-li-ion-cordless-combi-drill/4908P?tc=GB1&ds_kid=92700022888075699&ds_rl=1241687&ds_rl=1245250&ds_rl=1244066&ds_rl=1249796&ds_rl=1245250&ds_rl=1249484&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgM7ZhIvQ4AIVQbDtCh0gxAGEEAQYAyABEgKI2_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  13. Had the same problem with mine when I was servicing the van last year, and like you, removed it. Left the tubes soaking in penetrating oil overnight then cleaned and greased before refitting. It isn’t the best designed product, but I’ve never seen an alternative that fits Alko.
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