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ribs99

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  • Birthday 12/02/1976

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  • Gender
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  • Location
    Shaftesbury, Dorset
  • Interests
    Cycling, Badminton, Computers, Electronics.
  • Towcar
    Peugeot 4007
  • Caravan
    Bailey Pegasus II Ancona

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  1. Wow how time flies. I did complete the project and it worked just fine. We sold the van last year and I left the tracker installed and explained how it worked to the new owner. I have no idea if they used it or not. The system did work well, the only problem was everytime the storage owner moved the caravan around I would get an alert. I haven't fitted one to the new caravan as it's now stored in locked undercover storage.
  2. Kodi is just a piece of media playing software which can run on Android, Windows, Apple and Linux. Kodi itself is not illegal and really neither are the addons. The addons however do allow you to easily search for pirated material and watch it on your device. You cannot get Kodi on a smart TV unless someone releases a build for your TV (unlikely), the easiest way to get it is using an Amazon Firestick. The Firestick runs the Android operating system so Kodi works just fine on it, also the Firestick allows third party apps to be installed on it really easily. You don't have to jump though hoops to install the app so this is has become the most common way to get Kodi on your TV.
  3. As usual this is going right off topic and as always seems to be the case on this forum it has started turning in to an argument about towing safety. I'll unsubscribe from this topic now as I don't think anything constructive will now be mentioned about the Peugeot 3008 SUV.
  4. What's quite interesting is the original copy of the manual states much lower limits for the 2. 0L BlueHDi Manual: Kerb Weight: 1500 kgs Braked trailer: 1650 kgs The revised version upped it to: Kerb Weight: 1500 kgs Braked trailer: 2000 kgs I'll be towing a 1500 kgs van so it should be a pretty good match. The car also has some clever electronics to keep everything in check when towing and the caravan also has ATC so I have all the latest whizz bang gadgets to help me tow safely I know what you mean though, you could go buy this car and look at the manual and see it can tow 2 ton and then go off and buy a big twin axle caravan. A 1500 kg car pulling a 2000kg caravan doesn't sound like a great idea.
  5. For £100+vat I don't expect it to be anything too fancy.
  6. I had a 307SW for many years and loved it, I only changed to the 4007 because of getting the caravan. I'm not sure why you don't like the electric parking brake, combined with hill assist it makes pulling away on a hill a breeze. If you put the parking brake on when stopped on a hill you just accelerate away and the parking brake comes off automatically making it almost impossible to roll back. I had a 508SW for a short time and this had both hill assist and electric parking brake and the hill assist worked even with a caravan on the back and pulling out from a steep incline. We added the 230v power socket on the car only by accident as the sales person sold us the wireless charging option when it was included as standard so rather than get money back I just told him to add the 230v socket instead as it was the same price. The socket is useful for charging my laptop and other small devices, it's only a small invertor so no good for high power devices (like hair straighteners
  7. I totally agree with you about the previous 3008, I think I looked at it for towing but the max towing limit was too low. I did consider holding out for the new 5008 SUV but looking at it now I think I made the right choice, yes 7 seats is nice to have but I can probably count on one hand the times we've used these in our 4007.
  8. Thanks Les. I'm hoping the clutch will last, it should be fine as we have no holidays booked until July so won't be using the van until then and I'll use the wifes car for now. Clutch only slips when you floor it in a high gear but I'm sure the seal is leaking because I've just had a low oil warning come up. I topped it up with the dribble I had in the garage and that's got rid of the warning
  9. Our caravan came with an on board water tank which I thought was a good idea. I sterilised it and fitted a water filter to the pipe and submerged it in the tank and planned to use it for drinking water only. On our second trip out I was lying in bed at night and had the worst headache I have ever had in my life, it was paralysing and luckily the wife was quickly on head with some paracetamol and after 15 minutes I was fine. I put this down to drinking water from the internal tank and to this day I have never done it again. What we do now is fill the aqua roll and the on board tank and a 5 litre bottle when we arrive. We use the aqua roll for everything except drinking (5 litre bottle for that) and only use the on board tank if the aqua roll runs out at an inconvenient time.
  10. It certainly is a head turner. I never set out to buy a new car but as the 3008 SUV was only released in December/January the used car market is non existent. This will only be the 2nd new car I have ever owned, the last one was a 2004 Peugeot 307 which we only kept for a year because it was so basic. I have had Peugeot's for the last 20 years and have no complaints.
  11. I've been on the look out for a new tow car to replace my 2012 Peugeot 4007 which has been great but has done 54k miles and the clutch has started slipping (main oil seal problem). I've been looking for a suitable replacement for about 6 months and considered an Outlander PHEV but really wasn't overly happy with its limitations (1500kg max tow, 5 seats, high price, poor fuel economy when towing) I saw the advert for the new 3008 SUV and had a look quick look at the specs and to my surprise the 2. 0L diesel is capable of pulling up to 2000kgs, the same as my 4007. I went to the dealer and took one for a test drive (1. 6L diesel) and I was smitten, the car looks fantastic. The car is a massive leap forward for Peugeot and looks and feels more like an Audi/BMW with its large customisable LCD display instead of standard dials and centre mounted Sat NAV/Infotainment screen. Just got to wait 12 weeks for it to be delivered Model ordered: 3008 SUV GT Line 2. 0L Diesel Manual 6 speed gearbox in Black with Detachable Tow Bar, Motorised Boot, Roof Bars and 230v power socket.
  12. Don't give up just yet As with most things you should get more than one quote. You could try Shiply, request a quote on there and see what offers you get. It's free until you accept a quote at which point you have to pay the fee to get the shippers contact details.
  13. Just because you can't tow a caravan doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the fun. I did a caravan transport job for a lovely couple last weekend who are both in their 80's and have been caravaning for over 30 years but are no longer confident to tow. I picked their caravan up from their drive and met them at their favourite site for their 2 week holiday. I even helped get the caravan level and get the awning up in exchange for a lovely cup of tea and biscuits
  14. ribs99

    Outlander Phev

    I thought I would just update this post to say I didn't even get to test drive the PHEV. We went to the dealer who offered us 5k p/x on our 4007 which we paid £12k for less than 2 years ago. When he showed me the offer I just got up and left. As I said above I was in two minds and this made my mind up that I would keep our fantasticly capable 4007 and look at what's available in another 2-3 years time.
  15. ribs99

    Outlander Phev

    Dave, I've read both reviews and they did put me off. Then I read some owners reviews and it put my mind at rest. https://speakev. com/threads/1400-mile-towing-with-the-phev. 10856/
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