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Benchillian

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Derbyshire
  • Interests
    Walking, cooking, birdwatching, beer, wine.
  • Towcar
    Volvo XC60
  • Caravan
    Bailey Unicorn 2 Cadiz

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  1. Thanks - that's interesting. We normally leave the fridge door ajar, and don't get any mould there, except in the freezer compartment, which is closed.
  2. Thanks, Stevan. I just use warm water with a bit of washing-up liquid in it. I wring the cloth, wash the mould off then then dry with another cloth. I'd consider using an anti-mould spray if I was sure it wouldn't damage the plastic.
  3. Each Spring when I bring the caravan out of storage, there's a dry blackish mould around the inside framework of the roof-lights. It's easy enough to shift with soapy water, although fiddly with all the nooks and crannies in the plastic frames. Any ideas on what might be causing it and how to prevent it? I do put a cover on the van, and leave all the internal lockers and doors open for maximum air circulation. There's never any damp or mould anywhere else. This time I'm minded to leave the roof-light blinds open instead of shutting them, in the hope that air circulating up there might prevent it. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
  4. I mean to say....it’s only over the road from Beadnell C&CC site, but there’s nowt there. No ice cream, flip-flop shops, donkeys, deck chairs, bars, chippies - nuffin. Not even litter. And it goes on for two miles, so it’s a right slog along the perfect sand to Seahouses, and then you have to trudge all the way back, with nowt but the sound of waves and birds for entertainment. You only see a few people with (a) kids or (b) dogs, as there aren’t apparently any restrictions on either. To cap it all, there’s another even bigger beach just like it to the south, and one bigger than that to the north. I want my money back.
  5. Stopped there yesterday- was good. Thanks for the recommendation. Must say - it was the cleanest, tidiest non-foul-smelling HGV park I’ve ever been in.
  6. All useful info here, thank you. I don' t much like using lorry parks, but needs must. You can only drive so far with your legs crossed. I just wish the signposting for caravan parking at services generally was clearer. Even at some of the better ones, you might get a clear 'caravans' sign as you enter, then...nothing, so you have to guess which way to go and hope you don't end up somewhere you can't get out of. Some cater for caravans very well, though. Why can't they all?
  7. That's great - appreciate the picture. Many thanks.
  8. We're off to Beadnell Bay in Northumberland on Thursday. I'm looking for possible stops on the way. I've checked out services on A1M. Durham, Washington and Scotch Corner don't seem to have any caravan parking as far as I can see (on Google Streetview). Other than Wetherby, which I know is very good, does anyone have any knowledge of suitable places for a break further north? Thanks.
  9. Here at Clumber Park, among the birch trees and limes under Nottinghamshire’s blue skies and May sunshine, I was refilling the Aquaroll for the nth time today when I got fed up of the leak from the top of the filler tube and had a closer look. With a pair of long-nosed pliers, I pulled out the object on the right from the funnel on the left. I’ve no idea when, where or how it got there. But... - if anyone else has found one in their filler tube, I’d love to know. - I’m not the only one who fills the Aquaroll. - The other party denies all knowledge. - if you think it’s yours, let me know and I’ll post it back.
  10. Sounds good. Are the canisters interchangeable with other brands?
  11. Thanmks. I'll also have a look a that. How many barbies would a 500g cartridge last?
  12. We used to have one several years ago when we camped with our kids. Can't remember the cost then, but Go Outdoors are quoting £35 for a refill plus £40 if you need a container. A family-run company in in Chorley are giving £25 for the refill plus £10 if you need the bottle to put it in. Off to Chorley tomorrow! Thanks for your reply.
  13. Thanks for this. Europe is where we're headed later this year, so that is a factor. Interesting that you find butane better than propane. Being relatively new to caravanning (just 5 years) we find the propane-powered cooker and oven terribly slow. Does butane burn hotter?
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