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  • Birthday 03/07/1949

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    Penwortham, near Preston, Lancashire
  • Interests
    Photography, steam railways.
  • Make & Model of Towcar / Toad
    2015 Kia Sorento KX3 Auto
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    Coachman VIP 545
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  1. You must have been one of the early ones having the original jabs. Quite a few of my neighbours who had the first jab in December/early January had their boosters last week. Ironically, some have not had their flu jab yet and are not likely to get it until end of October. We on the other hand managed to get the flu jab last Saturday in the GP’s first session, but won’t get a booster covid jab before 14 October (6 months since 2nd jab).
  2. Ive been towing for over 40 years but I wouldn’t even consider towing above 100%, and that isn’t just a judgement based on the fact that my insurance stipulates that I must not exceed 100%. I accept that some do tow above 100%, (I hope they have insurance which allows it!) but I prefer to have a tow car that has more weight than the caravan so that I feel more confident about it holding the van in check, especially in high winds and when being passed by HGV’s.
  3. Should be shown in the car handbook. Update - Just seen something on line from Hyundai that stated noseweight limit 100kg for manual 80 kg for automatic. I can’t understand why there should be a difference between auto and manual for noseweight. Towing capacity -yes thats understandable, but noseweight?.
  4. As Istated above, Kia do just one 2.2 diesel in the new Sorento range, just in the ‘3’ (the old KX3). All the rest are hybrids.
  5. What’s the second cable for? Its certainly not suitable for a motor mover. Don’t forget an inline fuse.
  6. Mine is a 2015 2.2 Diesel Auto, with SLS, towing 1700kg. In July saw a chap on site with a new Sorrento. He had had a 2015 Sorento same as mine previously, and confirmed it was a tremendous towcar, but in his opinion the new model was even better. His was a 2.2 diesel, only available in the level 3 model. That is the only diesel, all the others are hybrid. The hybrids have a 1500 kg towing limit and the diesel 2500kg. (Already made similar comment on your other thread with same title asking about towing mirrors)
  7. The Isabella website should tell you the width between the rear uprights at roof height. Its usually shown in the brochure statistics. With that and the 340 width at floor level, you should be able to measure the van to see if it will fit as you want it.
  8. If OP doesn’t know about the Alde expansion tank in the wardrobe, it sounds like he had a very inferior handover from his Dealer.
  9. The New Sorento comes in a diesel version, but only in the ‘3’, which used to be the KX3. Saw someone on site with one in July, first I had seen towing. Chap had a 2015 Sorento previously, which he said was a tremendous towcar (as do I about my 2015 one), but he said the new one was even better.
  10. The main problem I see with dogs peeing on grass areas, particularly around pitches, is that the next occupants may have young children who play on that grass. The dog owners who really get me annoyed though are those that just open the caravan or motorhome door in the morning and let them out to do their business, sometimes on a lead sometimes not, whilst they remain in the van in their pyjamas or nightdress. If they can’t be bothered to get up and dressed and take the dog out properly, then in my view they shouldn’t have a dog at all.
  11. 2 Apologies for not responding to this request before. The replacement I bought was on ebay, advertised by Kenmore Caravans as a Latch mechanism for Coachman Caravans. However, I had to return it as it didn’t fit properly. I’m glad to say though that I think my problem is solved, and I have had no more issues with the original latch. The replacement helped identify the problem before I returned it. The latch has a facility for a lock spindle much like the ones on our bathrooms at home, but not used by Coachman. I hadn't identified it as such on the original but the replacement one clearly labelled it as a lock facilty. That caused me to look closely at my original and I found that the unused lock facility seemed to have been in a part engaged state (best way I can think of describing it). The square hole for the lock facility is smaller than the one for the handle latch and I used a screwdriver to return it to the fully open position. Since then I have had no further issues.
  12. We had the same problem with a Dometic toilet flush on a 2015 Lunar. bought new in September 2014. After nearly 2 years of complaining to Dealer and Dometic, Dometic finally accepted that the pump was inadequate and sent an engineer to fit a replacement. That worked ok, but ironically it was changed just a few months before we changed the van for a 2017 Lunar with a Thetford toilet. I swore I would never have a van with a Dometic toilet ever again. Our 2021 Coachman has a Thetford, but they too previously used Dometic, which was one of the reasons why we had never looked at them previously.
  13. Didn’t realise such a thing existed. When I had a box under the front seats, I ran an HDMI cable up to the tv point and installed an HDMI socket next to it. Currently, our box sits under the tv so HDMI cable runs direct box to tv.
  14. Plenty on ebay. Search for caravan wardrobe door lock rod version.
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