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About Pheasant

  • Birthday 02/04/1942

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  • Location
    West Midlands
  • Interests
    Fine Wine
  • Make & Model of Towcar / Toad
    Hyundai Tucson 2ltr. Se blue nav.
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    Coachman 450/2

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  1. Correct Mr.Plod,over a period of 55 years I regularly towed exhibiting caravans,private vans!commercial trailers with heavy ish machinery on board ,agriculture trailers, I tried where possible to comply with laws,but I admit it wasn’t always possible ,so I drove with extreme care,all over whole UK, and Ireland. I was never ever stopped by anyone,except customs and excise in Ireland,
  2. We have just spent our first winter in U.K. for 17 years,forced on us by covid, we survived better than we thought we would. Did we miss it? sure as hell we did ! But we had to adjust, spent an absolute fortune on heating,but off set by not paying Ferries,campsite fees,etc.etc. sadly,due to age,health,we will never be able to go abroad again. using the van for few more trips,then sell it later on this year or early next.
  3. Quite interesting,reading all this. I live near Bewdley,Worcestershire. A campsite close to the Stourport road has had caravans and motorhomes coming and going all this year, I only pass it once a week and notice the new comings and goings. I live near the b4194 and a steady stream of caravans and motorhomes go up and down often, especially throughout Easter. They must all be going to the dealers I suppose for service! We are hoping to go to Wiltshire to a small site 16/19 April for a start
  4. I have heard that there is some anti British feelings running high in France at the moment,what with Brexit!the vaccination mess up and the French press stirring things up. Hope it doesn’t spoil anyone’s holiday,we love France as well,but 2019 was the last year we can go abroad due to age and health,very sadly.
  5. A long time ago on my way to Heathrow the cruise control on my Carlton didn’t seem to work,so stopped using it, dropped off passenger,back on M4. it suddenly decided to work again and I shot foreward at terrific speed and just about touched a golf in front before I managed to cancel it! Needed new underwear when i got home!
  6. I have a Tucson two ltr.diesel se, 2017 model!I am unaware of that instruction but I have towed caravans thousands of miles ,on cruise, without a problem, Must read the instructions when I get time! Fabulous car by the way.
  7. That’s what I was advised two weeks ago re.my driving license renewal,so I applied online,it came back four days later! Not due to mid April but starts now and runs three years to original renewal in 1924.
  8. There is a term in the medical profession known as sympto symatic, excuse spelling, If your body expects something it will get it! my cousin suffers from every thing, cause she expects it! she had the Pfizer vaccination, felt so ill for days,as I expected! Her daughter a nhs podiatrist was in bed,off work for two days!after hers. just saying like.
  9. I made my living from servicing small power engines, IE, lawnmowers , up to about twenty horsepower,I always stipulated the importance of regular oil changes when I sold them, but it always astonished me when often I would get one in to service and the customer said it hadn’t been changed in years! Some claiming to be up to twenty years old! and still running good as new.
  10. I have just moved from Aviva to LV, same cover was seventy pounds cheaper and included Comprehensive Europe cover,not needed any more,plus U.K. Europe breakdown cover with Brittania rescue, neither was included with Aviva so reckon I saved up to £140.00 .
  11. Yes,probably! It’s the thing on the panel above the door of my van that you press and it tells me the condition of my battery,clever clogs!😇
  12. We missed winter in Spain last October by literally hours as Spain closed and our ferry to Bilbao was cancelled. The best we hope for this year is to get to small private sites in Wiltshire!Dorset,Cheshire,and Wetherby to see family,some we haven’t seen for eighteen months now. Then I reckon we will have a caravan for sale end of this year sadly,as we are sure that will be it for us! For me it will be the end of sixty years of caravanning,almost continuously,sad day coming! But we have fabulous memories.
  13. My van charger failed eighteen months ago, I hardwired an AA smart charger and battery maintainer and it’s stays on continuously. Ammeter always registers about 13.4 amps, Cost £27.00 don’t know if still available.
  14. We bought a sat dome once!advised it was better than a dish!worst thing I ever did,it was next to useless,I am no expert but have had conversations with lots who agreed,hardly met any dome owner who was satisfied.
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