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AWanderingLancastrian

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About AWanderingLancastrian

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  • Birthday 14/09/1945

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    Bescar, Scarisbrick, Lancashire.
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    Cars, photography, cycling & caravanning of course.
  • Towcar
    Still deciding petrol again.
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    Not at present - still looking.

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  1. Hi GpS. This is often done on the basis of creating the illusion that a caravan has been exceptionally well looked after and also might allow a slightly higher selling price if/when sold privately. The travelling community often leave the cushions cover with the plastic and put a hard plastic carpet protector as a safeguard against the wear and tear of every day life out on their travels.
  2. Caravan manufactures have got a great deal to learn from Kia, Ssangyong, and MG when it comes to 7 year warranties and a Kia bought at 5 years old can still have a further 2 years left. Caravan manufacturers are and have been for a very long time been shooting themselves in the foot by insisting on producing products that just do not and will not give long term value for money despite all of their claims about the likes of SoLiD and the like.
  3. My understanding of a 'Tag Axle' is one that can be raised and or lowered as the load demands on both Tri-Axle cab units and Tri-Axle trailers. This is done in an effort to save on tyre wear by not running the axle when it is not required.
  4. What are they advocating as an alternative and who is going to pay for yet another balmy Scrappage Scheme? The link throws up an unwanted compulsory Advert from AUTOCAR which I will not accept !!
  5. Hi Joannie. Perhaps shelters made out of sticks and and foliage coverings would be far more earthly friendly
  6. 2 minutes ago, jetA1 said: In essence it isn't that difficult to obtain a B+E, however it is a hurdle to be overcome and and in the present climate busy lives and most people wanting everything yesterday it will act as a barrier.
  7. Hi Geoff. Who said anything about David Morrow,I asked/suggested :-- Could it be that they are some of bunch that were involved in the demise of all of the little companies that eventually made-up Discovery ?
  8. Hi oldboy. You beat me to it. Could it be that they are some of bunch that were involved in the demise of all of the little companies that eventually made-up Discovery ?
  9. I would guess that the vehicle should have a valid Mot Certificate and without advisories that are not pending failure !!
  10. Hi Chris. From my personal experience the declared Miro is questionable and always has been. I have advocated for several years that the only really accurate way to establish the weight of car & or van is by using a DYNAMIC AXLE Weighbridge which is actually a beam set in a perfectly level concrete base;this will give a range of options including weighing just the tow vehicle,just the caravan and also the whole outfit. The results are visible on a large digital screen and then transmitted over to an office when a certificate is produced. Axle Weighing – Dynamic Axle Weighbridge - Axtec www.axtec.co.uk/dynamic.html The Axtec dynamic axle weighbridge is the most accurate in the world. In transport and distribution, it maximises payload whilst avoiding axle or gross overloads. One has firstly got to establish exactly what is included in the Miro and anything thereafter is PAYLOAD. The setting-up of your outfit can really only be done correctly on perfectly FLAT & Level ground. These are used by VOSA for law enforcement. If the vehicle is weighed first and then again with the caravan attached the difference in the weigh imposed on the rear axle will become immediately apparent. I was fortunate in so much as I lived 22 miles from Runcorn were the manufacture,installer and service engineers were based and they have one on site for for use by the trade and the public for a very modest fee complete with a certificate. Investing in a reliable NOSE WEIGHT gauge (MILENCO) is very highly recommended but again the exercise must be carried out on level and flat ground with the caravan parking brake applied.
  11. A new Pinnarello Dogma roadbike with some fancy Zipp Carbon Wheels will cost you more than a Ferrari wing. Ordinary every day club riders that have kit like that are barking - WUFF WUFF. That is for professional riders and even that is debatable as whether saving a few grams here and there is really worth the massive cost -better to loose it of the riders body or other kit and save the expense. The manufacturers and the add men have got the average club rider kidded stupid bordering on insane.
  12. God forgive the day that one steps out into your path - car,van or bike,I bet that you will suddenly have a whole change of attitude/opinion.
  13. Where has being responsible for ones own safety and actions in this situation gone !! The case of the crazy git that was haring about on a bike with fixed wheel and NO BRAKES at all was a totally different situation - where did that get him ?
  14. I am of little doubt that the now Sir David Attenborough really does tell it how it is and how are future relationship with nature could/will be. The massive clearances of various rain forests and the replacing of them with money generating crops for the benefit of the greedy capitalistic few individuals and world wide companies. I am of the seriously considered opinion that there are aspects of the 'save the planet' that is pure and simple money grabbing tear jerking and heart wrenching emotion generating propaganda. Behind it all there is a gigantic cash register raking in the monies from us all and we for the most part just simply cough-up with little or no protest. Look at the last 10 years or so with the almost constant debates/changes in the fuel (Diesel v Petrol) debates. The sad truth of them matter is that we are paying the silly sods for their half baked opinions and decisions. One area that really gets up my nose is the one that is absolutely loaded/riddled with laying the guilt at our (the customers) doorstep. The large Bread,Biscuit and other industries that still use non recyclable wrapping in the name of FRESHNESS and that is what the customer demands. There is also very wide use of the phrase - CURRENTLY NOT RECYCLABLE and other similarly worded excuses. Currently there is a SKYR (Icelandic style yogurt) producer;GB based that has absolutely nothing on the plastic yogurt pots that indicate/guide the end user as to how they should be disposed of,this is despite me ringing them on three separate occasions over a two week period and being assured that someone from their marketing team will return my call. I think that my next call will be in the direction of my local MP.
  15. There are legitimate,registered and fully insured Caravan Hire businesses out there that offer hiring as a short term experience for a prospective caravanner wanting to dip his/her toes in the water. This can often save a massive bump to earth and substantial expense saved by buying and then moving it on a potentially huge loss when the early aspiration are not realised.
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