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    Foothills of the Pennines, West Yorkshire
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    Caravanning, caravanning oh and caravanning.
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    Kia Carens
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    xplore 302
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  1. You are legal in regard to your licence but you could be in breach of the individual axle weights. I, too, feel that more information is required.
  2. Well done geffers and for coming back with the solution.
  3. It is 10 years young and it does say Elddis all over it so I am assuming that Elddis did build it . The handbook makes no mention of the SE pack, so I can only think that is where my payload went.
  4. That could be expensive too. Got the T shirt
  5. I've been following this thread and have just had a revelation. When we picked up our present 'van in 2013, 2011 Xplore 302, we took it to a weighbridge and found that it was over the M.I.R.O. figure in the handbook, by around 40 Kg. I just realised that the extra weight is probably because it had the Elddis SE pack fitted (alloy wheels, spare wheel and carrier and a door flyscreen). Only had it 8 years, I am a bit slow sometimes.
  6. Just one of the reasons we didn't renew our membership after the first year.
  7. Having read the topics about the problems some members are having with payload, or lack of it, and the difficulties encountered because of it. I have spent a little time trying to find an answer to the problem of finding a weighbridge. https://www.hgvalliance.com/Helpful-Guides/public-weighbridge-finder/uk scroll down the page to find an interactive map, seems to be the best of what I have found at the moment. I have no idea if it is up to date or accurate , but the ones it shows in my area do exist. The map also shows low bridges and truckstops, the layers of which can be removed by clicking on the icon at the top left of the map ( make's the map a little easier to read) Hope this of use to someone. I have no connection to the company or organisation running it.
  8. From 1997 until I retired (early) in 2012 I regularly had to remind my bosses at work about the B licence limits. The number of times I saw an employee who, having just passed the driving test, was expected to drive a fully loaded 3.5 tonne Transit towing a mini digger on a 2 tonne trailer was mind boggling. They seemed to have no knowledge of the B licence restrictions.
  9. My apologies for offending anyone by finding the post funny, but I found it well written and I could see humour in it. How many of us watch new arrivals to a site with the expectation (hope) that their attempts at setting up go awry? I, too, am old and don't mind if someone laughs when things go wrong. Mrs 'at usually does.
  10. I cleaned ours out a couple of weeks ago, it definitely made a difference to the flow.
  11. Well done micktheshed, I've been laughing for over 5 minutes.
  12. Our previous 'van was a 1981 Avondale Wren bought in 2010 and now "retired" to an allotment as a tea shed and still dry! The chassis however is rotten, although there is Talk from a joiner who intends to replace said chassis with a timber frame. There is no intention of putting it back on the road (before anyone starts).
  13. Looks like it sold, don't know how much for though https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284367920578?hash=item4235a61dc2:g:YMMAAOSwOYNg40rN Perhaps a loophole is:- It's the gas which is being sold, the container is needed to hold the gas and is not being sold. The seller does not own the container therefore the container owner is still Calor.
  14. Old smart phone, Oh I liked that. We have been looking for a replacement for our old 17" T.V. for a while now and found a stockist of Mitchell & Brown in Filey, we bought a 20" model. No I hadn't heard of them either, only used it for a week from the 'van aerial but it seems like good quality and came with a 7 year warranty, mains only though. Website https://www.mitchellandbrown.co.uk/
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