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Orange

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  1. But I didn’t get a reminder. My wife did last year.
  2. Applied for my renewal a couple of weeks ago and it was three days before it arrived. Amazing.
  3. I haven’t been flying for 24 years now. I miss it so much that once or twice a month I sit under the stairs all night and read the electricity meter every hour.
  4. Discovered Duchy Baking Potatoes. Only ones in stock at the beginning of lockdown and absolutely delicious
  5. Or, more likely, the van’s chassis, but I think you can get a sort of shock absorber towing hitch to get round that problem.
  6. Not strictly caravan related but our friend (serious kidney problems) received a letter today (along with 1,499,999 others) telling him what to do during the present situation. Confidence in the system withers a bit with the knowledge that he died 10 years ago. How many of the stretched facilities are being wasted this way?
  7. I should have said in my earlier post that sound on the Avtex (I think ours is an 18” set) is perfectly acceptable to us. I think some of the new sets have twin tuners, ie watch one record another.
  8. Main reasons for Avtex are 12v, DVD player and really good customer service. You can get a good enough model from almost anywhere. John Lewis online would be a good place to start.
  9. We were hooked up and ready to go last Sunday but cancelled. It was nothing to do with the caravanning side of things but we thought that if anything did go wrong (we are a gnat’s whisker short of 80) we were better at home than 200 miles away.
  10. Had a weird email yesterday confirming my cancellation of a booking in autumn. Hadn’t cancelled but it seems the club has closed a small number of volunteer run sites. All understandable but I hope they come back on the network when this is all over. We suggested that the club allow those members affected (don’t misread that!) to transfer their bookings to a regular site but with a goodwill discount of the price difference. We hope the club closes all facilities on all club sites to improve the safety of our staff. Booking in and other office contact can be done ‘bank style’ through a window or from the door with no close contact. We plan to spend time in our van on the drive when the weather picks up!
  11. Orange

    Freelander 2?

    I get better mpg towing with my X3 30D than I did solo with my Freelander 2!
  12. If you’re thinking of the M Sport 2L I would recommend going down a model to the X Line and up an engine to the 3L for the same outlay.
  13. Don’t forget the insurance aspect if you have a discount for ALKO ATC.
  14. A gnome on Orkney. I loved that gnome!
  15. Just strike them before use.! I think match sticks are the only way to go. Anything else can be too hard or too permanent. The trick is not to overtighten. Really worried when I read the title of this thread until I realised that Philips and Pozidrive were involved.
  16. Now there’s posh. A handle for each aqua roll!
  17. So we’ve established that the speed limit when towing a caravan in the UK is 60 mph on a motorway or dual carriageway or 50 on a single carriageway unless there is a lower speed limit in force!
  18. Cadeside or Exeter Racecourse if you’re in the club.
  19. I think you will find that you could override the limiter.
  20. I've been doing this for years using an iPad with an Apple Lightning to HDMI connector which also has a power connection. The cable isn't cheap (It's Apple!) but I would be wary of a a non Apple unit. Except ===== If you have the latest iPad with USBC then the cost of the cable is much higher. There is a good quality Anker alternative but it doesn't have the power throughput. Another alternative is an Apple TV (series 3 and above I think) and Airplay to it. You don't need a network, I think it's called personal hotspot or peer to peer. Should have said that I use it to play stuff from my iTunes library.
  21. Not so. If OP is permanently on mains then a leisure battery is not needed. No need for deep cycling. Constant top up like a regular car is ok.
  22. U2 tyres were often remoulds and were not generally bothered by the low temperatures usually found above 60,000 feet.
  23. I agree with the above. To my mind, the heaviest task is emptying the waste master. By its very nature you are carrying a good half of the weight yourself. Emptying it twice a day would help there. Also, many CL owners are happy for you to empty the grey water in the hedges so that is another thing to consider.
  24. Got the car today. The circuit for trailer control is active. Thanks for all your help.
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