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GAS

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  1. Twice in my ongoing caravan career as well. Once due to being pitched adjacent to a path leading to the Toilet/ Shower block and another time due to the dreaded midge being pitched up the back of a hedge line at North Ledaig ? ( spelling) . Met a chap who told me he was for the off early next morning and nabbed the shoreline pitch first thing. All above board with a rather slightly OTT Warden who frowningly agreed another reason for leaving " The Happy Club"..... GAS.....
  2. Hello Lisa and Welcome ... Have a wee 2 Berth Elddis Avante . Find it a good quality wee van.. GAS ....
  3. I jacked them in a few years ago. Appreciate there are benefits attached to the "Friendly Clubs" but on some occasions did not find them that friendly but certainly costly. I also have had a few issues Booking non club sites this year. Some of my favourites being fully Booked all season. Managed to get the Sept weekend but not my best date to be honest but still , got a pitch. They are far too expensive plus the last time I was on a Club Site the facilities maybe clean and well run but poor and tired. They need to up their Game before they get me back..... GAS ....
  4. £760 !! Jeezo Griff .... I'm £260 .Triple Gated ,CCTV ,Water on site hard standing, water tap to wash the van .... Seems very expensive . Plus the price has just been raised... GAS ...
  5. Eh ?? I have a two berth and pay the same money as someone with a six berth for my pitch and I very rarely put an awning up and always on a hard standing pitch if available... Talk about being selfish ..... ?? GAS ....
  6. Well Done Capn and Welcome to CT .... To be honest I'm slightly shocked at the cost you forked out to gain your B+E and to be Failed for such Silly Billy forgetfulness after doing the "hard bit" I find very disappointing. A simple H&S reminder for stepping over your A Frame or Tow hitch would have sufficed but to fail you ? Absolute nonsense. I Instruct and Assess EFAD Blue Light driving and also live in the Real World. For example and not related to my qualification recently did my HIAB Course (ma wee part time number) and after a weeks Training had my final practical based exam delivering 4 pallets to a building site. On arrival and entering the site you must make sure you close the entrance gate behind you. I forgot simply due to the fact that I have previous experience entering and delivering to many building sites with the entrance gates usually manned plus apart from a designated compound you drop the pallets as close to the job as you can get. Examiner did me point wise .Tick Box Exercise but had gained enough points to pass again an absolute nonsense. As usual I bit my tongue and skipped merrily away with my Ticket in my hip pocket. Some of these examiners need to remind themselves the cost that is involved getting these Tickets. Don't get me wrong if you are a blatant danger to life, limb and machinery yes you deserve a Fail. Good luck on your new adventures... GAS ...
  7. Galloway has a few . New England Bay, Sandhead Holiday Park, Port Patrick sea views rather than beach front but panoramic all the same....Recommend Killiegruer but a fair run from down south...... ⛽.....
  8. GAS

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    Here Grumpy 2 this is Grumpy Auld Smeesh..... What about plugging your phone Sat Nav or in mine its called (Maps) through your in car media system ? I use my phones through the wife's car comes up on her in car media screen and has voice control... I'm just guessing here by the way as I don't know the Audi set up but disappointing to know such a high class vehicle with a low class Sat Nav.... GAS ....
  9. Agree L F my point being it doesn't matter what precautions they take if they can't Police the Loo all safety measures are a waste of time ..... GAS ...
  10. He's a "Liar ,Liar Pants on Fire" . ... Wouldn't bother yer bazooka he was obviously at it and no doubt some poor soul with Mr Magoo eyes will buy it ! Reminds me when I returned to the fold. I drove 45 minutes to look at an old 4 berth with in my budget. Lovely wee pictures with the dinette set up with a tea set and flowers etc... Lovely .... Asked the Golden question if it had any damp . No was the reply so 45 minutes later after our brief phone call entered a very smelly van . It was that wet I never even bothered with the damp meter as I could press the spongy off side wall with my fingers leaving finger marks wondering to myself what else is wrong with the van. Was like pressing soft putty. How he thought he could get away with it God only knows . My comment "you having a laugh " and walked away ..... Soldier on Sire a lesson learned... GAS ....
  11. All very concerning ... No more than a "Gathering" of 6 but you can wonder down to the local Boozer and sit amongst 50 plus , some socially distanced some not. Coming into the winter months we are entering a dangerous period. Too many too complacent in my book. Maybe the Death Toll has dropped but has not disappeared plus the after effects for some even though they survived are life changing. Plus I also think it's starting to get Political upping the Risk. Was out recently with Mrs for our anniversary . Smashing meal with excellent Covid measures in place , customers being very respectful then off to a local Sports Bar for the Fitbaw ! Again, well executed safety measures in place . Temp test, contact details , escorted to our table, Green and Red Card system in place for drinks. No standing at the bar waiting for service , instant service once I displayed the green side of the card. Plenty of hand wash dispensers strategically placed . All good until I went to the Loo. Only 3 allowed at one time . Counted 6 and waited outside until it died down. Apparently the Staff don't have any powers over the toilet facilities .... So why go to all the bother ??? GAS ....
  12. Did a few Courses at the Fire Service Training School ... Smashing set up , smashing area..... GAS ...
  13. Andy you have retired ... Yi need to change that yon "traffic cop intuition" .... Yes you were being helpful and DannyB has brought us all up to date .... Danny . I hope your new experience in caravanning opens many doors.... GAS ....
  14. Welcome M&C.... You have came to the right place for knowledge and understanding... Oh nearly forgot ... Debate... GAS ...
  15. Well Tom you have a point . I recently gave up after near 20 odd years of touring even purchasing a brand new van but after the family ganging up on me with the no more caravan holidays I sold the lot ! Not even 18 months later started again and I mean start again with an old 2 Berth Bailey on a 1999. Checked it over with a damp meter at the usual hotspots and found zero damp that was until I dismantled the wine / bar cupboard whilst updating the lights and discovered a spongy wall behind the velvet rear cupboard . No doubt from the awning rail . So resealed the awning rail and battered on . Two years later changed it for a newer two berth. No issues and great wee van. The one I have now did a minor repair on one of the front window seals in the lounge area and now all good again being second hand and only worth a couple Grand no big deal . I suppose if you had underlying health issues it may have an impact but I suppose that depends on how wet the van is ? As long as its safe to tow and everything has been checked gas electricity wise don't see a problem..... GAS .... PS.. Forgot to say I now have a cover for the winter but never used it but going to cover the auld girl this year which can only be a help....
  16. Ferrari Roma trying to pull a Roma .... GAS ...
  17. Bought a big twin Fleetwood Colchester many moons ago. Smashing big van, second hand but absolutely mint. The day I picked it up took it home to give it the once over. Even though it had been valeted it was not to my OCD standard. They may have cleaned the van but unfortunately forgot to empty the toilet cassette and was near to the brim... Not a good start........🤧 ⛽......
  18. My diesel is going no where.... Luv it.... GAS ...
  19. Welcome Simon.... Just checking . If you sat your test before January 1st 1997 your licence covers combined weight of cars and caravan up to 8,250kg but if you passed your test after January 1st 1997 you are greatly reduced to 3,500kg. I'm sure my figures are correct but stand to be corrected... Good luck with your new purchase..... GAS ...
  20. Is this your very first van ? If it is I think you will be pre-occupied in learning the basics of caravanning being a Newbie rather than spending precious time and money on fixing rather than enjoying your purchase. Could be an idea to get your engineer back for a more in depth survey and maybe get a rough cost to repair deducting the cost from the selling price ...if you get me drift Me personally and coming into autumn and historically a good time of year to buy I would walk away. You simply don't need the hassle. Unfortunately now that the Furlough scheme is coming to a close you may find some good buys due unemployment issues and as Tuningdrew said maybe the "Staycation " Brigade tried it and didn't like it so bringing other units on the market for resale...... Be careful.... GAS ....
  21. It's all about plus's and minus's I suppose and too many minus's in auld Gas's Book of Life...... Stay home , stay safe. God only know's how thing's will go this winter and it's not looking good as we enter into autumn. At least at home you are surrounded by family and friends who would maybe worry if you were away... GAS ...
  22. "A lesson learned" as they say and Welcome to CT .... Having an older model of fridge never heard it "scream" if that was the issue ? One thing I always ,alway's do when leaving the pitch is drain down. Doesn't matter if its mid summer always drain down.... Many moons ago never got near my van until mid -winter after its last outing in late summer after unforeseen family issues and did not drain down . Lost my hot water tank... Absolute nightmare on an auld Mardon Marauder I think it was called... ?Always drain down now and a good habit to get into and one less worry ...... GAS .....
  23. Well said Joanie ... Some on here have no imagination... GAS ...
  24. DPF .... auld Alzheimer's kicking in... GAS ,....
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