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  1. On many sites, the only time I see Wardens after booking in is when they drive (speed) around on tractors, unless they do newspapers to order.
  2. Current Sorento KX3 auto with SLS undoubtably the best tow car I have ever had. Changed to it from Honda CRV which I was not at all happy with towing 1500kg. New model Sorento due early 2020, so will be watching with great interest.
  3. See other topics on this issue which have been running for a while. One under Chassis Discussions with over 70 posts; one under Bailey Caravans with over 20 posts. Common problem due to bad batch of brake shoe linings when Alko changed Supplier.
  4. Alko had no excuses to make with brake shoes on my van. When the Dealer removed the drums, the linings totally fell apart and the drums were badly scored. Alko contacted Thursday, new shoes and drums fitted Monday.
  5. The Magnum blue would definitely need a 220 Annex.
  6. We experienced a similar thing on the Gower about 10 years ago. Heavy rain overnight and we were on grass and could only leave the van with wellies on. As people left hardstandings, Warden was going round putting bollards on them. When I asked if we could move out of the paddling pool to a hardstanding, the answer was no, they were being kept for motorhomes. When we left, I did a pretty good job of messing up the grass as much as possible!,
  7. Never been “forced” onto a pitch we didn’t want to go on. Many Holiday Site Assistants have said “have you been before is there anywhere in particular you would like to go”. Always if we have been taken to a pitch and asked if we could have a different one, never been refused.
  8. A lot of sites full this coming weekend according to the CMC Late Availability Finder.
  9. Its hard with such a quick change. We did the same in 2013 changing a 9 month old Swift. We are quite taken with Coachman, either the VIP 545 or 575. Seen the 545, waiting to see the 575. Glad to see the sprung seats, but what do you make of the upholstery? OH thinks it will deteriate quickly, so she wants to look at the options available. If we do make the change, I will take the weight upgrade to 1700kg - shouldn’t be a problem for the Sorento.
  10. Well, warranty claim went in Thursday. Alko have rung Dealer today and confirmed replacement shoes and drums will be sent. Dealers have rung to say van is ready! Apparently they had some in stock and have used them pending replacements from Alko. Very pleased with Dealers response, but just hope they are the new type shoes, not the old type!
  11. In a lot of cases, problem with brake shoes causes scouring of the drums, hence drum replacement. My 2017 Lunar is currently waiting for shoes and drums. I have been told there are so many claims with Alko that it could take a while for them to come through. Looks as though our next trip will have to be cancelled (and possibly the one after that too).
  12. If the standard 340 wide Magnum fouls, perhaps the 400 wide model would suit. Amazing how much extra space it gives, and not really any extra effort erecting it.
  13. Depends on whether you can find an identical overall size stable door, and whether the hinges line up.
  14. Option on the Acadia, standard on the VIP.
  15. If all the advice on the Forum about not buying a particular make of vans was heeded, there would be no British made vans available to us.
  16. You are assuming that an external f connector always indicates a connection for a satellite dish which feeds to f sockets in the van. Sometimes it is just a means to connect an external terrestial aerial, which seems to be the case in the OP.
  17. Chester Fairoaks is its proper name. Cheshire Oaks is the name of the shopping centre close by.
  18. I have the same problem, in fact when my van is sited at home it is just about impossible to get to the battery box. Instead of putting the isolation switch on the nearside of the van with the long cables that would require, mine is under the front offside bunk, just inside the drop down flap.
  19. My Powrtouch moves the van to the side if going onto a block on one side. I counter it by putting a shoulder against the front of the van on the side with the block, and then straighten it fully with the mover when its on the block. ,
  20. Time will tell. The new MD has previously stated that 50 of the previous 52 Dealers are on board. Perhaps the one you spoke to is one of the 2 not on board. If that is the case maybe the new Company will not be too concerned. My Dealer has told me that the warranty on my 2017 Lunar is with them not the manufacturer, and if anything goes wrong it is up to them (the Dealer) to sort it. The difficulty comes if the Dealer cannot source any parts required.
  21. I have never paid cash for gas. There again a Calor Lite lasts me over 2 years, and I have 3 of them.
  22. £23.45 is calor’s RRP for the 6kg propane refill. So the extra charged by the Club site is either due to a delivery charge from their supplier, or a charge made by the Wardens themselves. As already said, gas supply on sites is at the discretion of Wardens and nothing to do with the Club itself, hence why only cash is accepted when you change a bottle on site.
  23. . I was told today in my Dealers that the new Owners are currently considering the position regarding warranty on Lunar vans (ie those made by the now defunct Company). They thought that it was quite possible that warranty responsibility would be accepted for those 2019 vans on Dealer Premises that were unsold when the new Company took over, but the position regarding other ’old’ Company vans was much more uncertain. However, it was also said that the new Company accepting responsibility simply meant that Dealers would be paid for warranty work they did, and didn’t remove the responsibility of Dealers to carry out any warranty work required, subject to the availability of parts.
  24. Have you checked what that 3 year warranty covers? I would have some doubts about whether it includes any water ingress cover.
  25. My caravan is 3 years old, insured new for old total of £27000. The premium is £226.
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