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    Citroen C3 Picasso
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    Abbey Iona Vogue 2002

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  1. The link doesn't work for me.
  2. By law on ordinary roads you are restricted to 50mph, and 60 mph on M/ways and dual carriageways. The 50 will be OK, but you will drink fuel increasing your speed from 50 up to 60mph. Personally I keep to about 55mph on M/ways and dual carriageways. You'll get get there almost as quickly and still have some money in your pocket and in a more relaxed mood.
  3. 1 - weigh before leaving the supplier. Once you've walked out of the door, they can quite rightly say you could have used some. 2 - Use Flogas, cheaper and they deliver free of charge to your home from their main bottling plant.
  4. Yes, been there, done that, wasted the time trying to find out why the tank wasn't filling! I open the drain tap before driving home when leaving site and then close it when I'm home. The motion of the van whilst on the road will encourage any water to drain out, but don't worry about what tiny amount may still be inside when I then close it. After 17yrs of use without frozen water damage, it's been proved to be OK.
  5. Well done. Any new venture has you at the bottom of the learning curve, but you made fewer errors than I made on my first trip. It'll get easier when you learn from your mistakes and start being able to anticipate what can go wrong.
  6. HGV tractor units weigh c 7t. The trailer weighs up to 42t. That's a ratio of 1 to 600%
  7. As Jaydug has said, but also, the vents in the floor allow ambient air to get into the van en-route to escaping out of the ceiling vents, thus removing moisture. Block them all and expect to increase the chances of excessive condensation. The extra insulation is a good idea, but not the vent blocking.
  8. Relative humidity is just that - relative. It's how much water vapour the air can hold before it condenses on a colder surface, relative to the air temperature. The warmer the air temperature, the more vapour it can hold before it condenses out on a cold surface. If you warm that cold surface, it won't condense out. If you don't have a cold surface, it won't condense out. The cooler the air temperature, it will have less ability to hold the moisture before condensing out onto a colder surface. If you warm that cold surface, it won't condense out. You can have 99% humidity, but that may be a massive, or tiny amount of water vapour being held in the air, because it is relative to the amount of vapour that can be held AT THAT TEMPERATURE. I used to work on special cabinets that could create and control temperatures and humidities to scientific degrees of accuracy and repeatability that simulated environmental conditions anywhere in the world. Unless you totally seal the box (your caravan) you will always have some ambient air coming in. Save your money, just make sure you have no rainwater leaks into the van, and ensure the vents are not blocked to allow the van to "breathe" such that the interior temperature and humidity within the van can easily equal that of the outside. Open the cupboard doors to allow those voids to also breathe.
  9. Fenwicks Caravan Cleaner, followed by Fenwicks Overwintering. BUT, read the instructions, and follow them. No danger if you don't, but you'll get much better results if you do. I have no connection whatsoever with Fenwicks.
  10. Totally agree. It's also too cold to sit out in it!
  11. That is quite correct. If you look closely at the design of the small opaque roof vents such as in the kitchen and bathroom areas (not the large window type ones) you'll see that, even when shut, there is a bypass that allows passage of air through the sides of the vent.
  12. Yes, it's amazing how many times I've heard drivers say" B..... cyclists, you see them all the time riding at night without lights". So, I say, if you see them, what's the problem? I have a friend who was stopped by a Police Car driver because his lights were "too bright."
  13. warm air holds moisture. It will condense out on any surface (window, wall, or even you!) if the difference is sufficient. I have condensation on the inside of my double glazed windows here in the hose when I pull the lounge curtains open in the morning if it has been very cold outside. It's normal and natural, don't worry about it provided it dissipates during the day as you open and close the doors etc and thus ventilate the space. When I was a child in an unheated bedroom, it wasn't condensation on the inside of the single glazed, metal framed window in the morning, it was ice!
  14. Re fixings. If possible, drill right through and use a spreader plate on the other side of the wall and then use nuts and bolts so that the wood is clamped between TV bracket and the spreader plate.. That will be much stronger than just screwing into what will be rather flimsy wood. As has already been mentioned, take the TV off the wall when travelling.
  15. I think I would prefer to hang it from the underside of the shelf above it.
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