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  • Birthday 01/03/1950

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    Jeep Cherokee 2. 8 CRD Sport.
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    Bailey Pageant Series 7 Burgundy.
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  1. A rather odd leak in the front middle large window of our 2004 van. Heavy rain and about a third of the way across at the top just from one place out of the rubber a constant drip, down onto the small table/chest of drawers. Good weather next day, no drips. Rain next day, no drips. Rain next day drip twice as bad. Odd it drips, then does not, then does. Any one experienced a drippy window rubber, and would a new rubber hopefully resolve the issue. Are new rubbers hard to fit, had a look on the tippy tappy and it seems doable at home. My problem is at 71 and very arthritic it might be beyond me
  2. Unless you have evidence that is irrefutable I would put it down to bad luck and put your efforts into having it repaired. It's not nice finding that kind of damage on your van, but your neighbour will deny it until the cows come home. Just a pity you did not have the camera installed, but it's easy to be wise after the event. We suffered a similar type of dent on our first caravan, but luckily it was horizontal. We bought 4 side reflectors, two for each side to make it look "balanced". Measured both sides and put the reflectors equal to each other starting with the dent f
  3. We once arrived at Fort William and after siting the van (water, drain and lecky pitch) I was a bit miffed to realise our food grade water pipe was back in Sheffield. We bought a replacement pipe next day from the nearest garden centre, and had a week of odd tasting tea and coffee. Never forgot it since, lesson learnt. Forgot to add we have 27 aquarolls when not on a serviced pitch, all linked together of course. It's hard work loading them onto the van roof and even harder work strapping them down. We cannot get them into the van because that's got our 23 wastemasters in it.
  4. Regarding the Land Rover, because loads and loads are sold overseas every diesel is slightly detuned to take into account the difference in diesel quality in different Countries, so I am told. Further more I believe the dreaded EU have stuck their oar into the situation and our motors have to meet their clean air criteria, so the dreaded EGR valve is also fitted, reducing the engine power again. So by removing the EGR and having the engine chipped, its real power can be restored. Of course some take advantage of these modifications and spend brass to have the power taken to the
  5. Best bet would be to visit your local tyre specialist and seek their advice.
  6. The easy answer is that towing will be just the same as your old van, plus a couple of inches wider at each side. As you are changing your van, you must be well versed at towing, so I see no problem for you.
  7. How you achieve these figures compared to my Outlander PHEV is the 8th wonder of the world, I can only say well done VW. To make it shortish and sweet, my PHEV, fully charged battery running solo, around low 20's. Towing our van, full battery around 10 ish miles. The BIG problem with my PHEV and its on board charging system, when TOWING the van it did not have the spare capacity to charge its battery pack, so after 10 miles ish on lecky, it was then onto petrol power where it did 17mpg. 5 year battery life then a second mortgage to replace it, factor that into its running cost a
  8. What a delightful little old caravan, someone has put much love into it. Who would not be proud of owning such a little beauty. The downside. The chassis will need viewing, as will the tyres. I think an examination for serious damp should also be considered. I hope the van passes muster, it would be a shame for it not to be roadworthy.
  9. I have a ridiculous expensive hitch lock on my van, you almost need a crane to lift it on, it is really heavy. But to be honest a thief with a battery steel saw would have it off, there is no doubt about it in my mind. Just fit the best you can, maybe we can deter the thief, we certainly cannot stop them, otherwise no van would ever be nicked.
  10. Some top notch advice on the forum, it's well above my pay scale. The only bit of the heater I understand is the on/off button.
  11. As we only stay on sites that provide EHU, and at 16 amp (if possible) all our electric accessories are those that you would buy for your house. We just take care when using them, so as to not exceed the 16 amp max. We have never tripped a bollard out yet, is it due to good management, maybe. Is it due to good luck, definitely.
  12. Looks really nice, but they have plenty of rules to adhere to.
  13. I think that describes my old LR Disco Td5 to a tee. Unless they design a caravan in excess of 3. 5 tons we fear no hill or any hill starts, wet or dry. Downside, drinks Derv like a Dervoholic.
  14. Just imagine if the advert for this new van had in it's blurb, "a guarantee of ten years against any water ingress of any kind". Bet it would become a best seller overnight, despite its extra width.
  15. Good that a contributor has left an honest opinion of a site that is not 100% on the ball. Regarding the close parking and the kids football makes me realise why we stay on child free sites and prefer to tour early in the year and in the autumn, when to be honest most sites are not full.
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