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  1. macquatic

    Scottish Holiday

    Yes, agree with all of the above. I live up here and travel these roads a lot for work and I would agree with Black Grouse and go via Ullapool. A bit longer, but the scenery is just as spectacular and as said, it's good double track to Rhiconich. From there to Durness is single track and about 15 miles, depending on traffic, maybe 35-40 mins towing your 'van.
  2. macquatic

    New Smoke regs for MOT killed my car :(

    They don't do anything to them, just ship them straight to the mart.
  3. macquatic

    Yellowing plastics

    Yep. .........Cara Clean does work. .............this is the same stuff at £1. 69. .......choice is yours! Peroxide Cream
  4. macquatic

    Folding campers/caravans

    Might be a bit of a taboo discussing folding campers on here but hey-ho! We've had a couple of them a few years back - Pennine Fiesta and a Pennine Pullman - before changing to caravans. I do miss them at times! Great pieces of kit, very light to tow, beds stay up (no faffing about every night/morning), easy to store (in garage in our case) and loads of room with the awning up. As previously said, the downside is packing away damp but if have room at home, it's not too much of a problem to dry them out. BTW, both our campers had heating fitted to them.
  5. macquatic

    Tow Car Hire - Options & Costs.

    Showing 1 previous now. Maybe got wind of this thread!
  6. macquatic

    cadac sparking but not lighting?

    Can't help with pics of the lighter set-up. The Piezo lighter on mine stopped working over 2 years ago. Never bothered me, I just use one of these.
  7. macquatic

    Electric hook up at festivals

    We go to lots of music festivals throughout the year, and yes, hook ups at them are expensive. Our local festival is £95 (plus booking fees) for 3 days/nights! As others have said, there is a huge amount of work setting the areas up, so no surprise at the cost. Generators are banned, for obvious reasons, get caught using one and you're ejected from the site! Although we always take a spare battery, we've never needed to use it, managed fine on the 'van one with out being too frugal with the power either.
  8. macquatic

    A9 Scotland

    Satellite link
  9. macquatic

    A9 Scotland

    Berriedale (already mentioned above) and there's two bends, one worse than the other. Quite manageable in the right gear. Artics are up and down the (North) A9 all the time.
  10. A Focus 1. 0 weighs in around 1270kg. The OP would need to check the plated weights of the vehicle, to be given valid advice
  11. macquatic

    Towball & hitch creaking - cause?

    Yes, soot from towing vehicle exhaust, particularly diesels can cause this. At 9 years old, I'd be looking at replacing the pads, but a clean with emery and brake CLEANER would help in the interim.
  12. macquatic

    Petrol tow car, Help me out please

    Just buy another diesel, they're more suited to towing. I wouldn't worry too much about all the government bluster about diesels, it's going to take years to sort out. They've only done this to appease all the jumping up and down about NOx emissions from environmental bodies.
  13. macquatic

    Pegasus Control Panel Cover

    There are 6 small tags on the panel, 2 each side and 1 top and bottom. Just prise it off carefully, starting at the top, then down one side, It's quite strong and will stand it. I removed mine (Rimini) to fit a switch to operate the backlight on the battery condition indicator.
  14. Is it part number 51 in this diagram? https://www. leisureshopdirect. com/water/caravan-toilet/dometic-toilets/dometic-cts3110-toilet-spare-parts#ppSpecs[iframes]/5/ If not you will need the model number and do a search on the Leisure Shop Direct site. https://www. leisureshopdirect. com/water/caravan-toilet/dometic-toilets
  15. macquatic

    Swift Charisma Wall Paper

    Wallpaper stripper or steam iron? With very gentle use you may be able to soften the adhesive and re-apply the wall covering. Could be worth a try?