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    Teesside
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    Travelling
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    A caravan

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  1. There be dragons up here in the Northern Wastelands, you really don't want to come up here...
  2. Without getting into an discussion about we do on an evening, we are consenting adults and it's none of your business. For TV we use a 24" TV with a Sumvision Cyclone Micro 4 media player. We converted a lot of our DVD's to MP4 files and loaded them onto a 2TB USB drive. We can then watch whatever program/film via the media player. It works for us.
  3. Kia uses Here Mapping for it's sat nav's and their is usually an update once a year, around June. Kia dealers will do sat nav/media system updates on request for a fixed £25 fee, it is not part of the service. There is a Kia Owners Forum with a thread about this years update. I believe Kia and Hyundai share the same sat nav/media system software.
  4. You are unlikely to find hard copies, they are available to download here Swift Web Site
  5. On the 2017 Sportage there is a rocker switch for the mirrors, it is on the drivers door, on the front edge of the mirror adjuster switch. In the central position the mirrors fold when the car is locked, rock it to the left and the mirrors will close, even if the engine is still running (handy in tight spots), switch it to the right and it locks the mirrors open all the time. I'm not sure if the applies to the Sportage 1 but from the Sportage 2 upwards it does. Also the mirrors will still close with the Milenco mirrors fitted without issue.
  6. I have a 2017 Sportage and use Milenco Aero's with the normal shaped clamps. They are a tight fit but we found by adjust the clamp position on the bar we were able to attain a good fit.
  7. From the 2014 handbook:- Vertical coupling load The vertical coupling load is the load exerted by the trailer on the coupling ball. It can be varied by changing the weight distribution when loading the trailer. The maximum permissible vertical coupling load (85 kg) is specified on the towing equipment identification plate and in the vehicle documents. Always aim for the maximum load, especially in the case of heavy trailers. The vertical coupling load should never fall below 25 kg.
  8. We don't use one, never really thought about it and am happy enough not to bother. But a few weeks ago we were on a site and a van arrived with one on. It was raining at the time and the couple pitched up then took the cover off the front and fitted it onto the rear of the caravan. Next morning, when it had dried up they took it down and folded it away before erecting their awning.
  9. macSpot

    Ouch

    My daughter passed this yesterday morning. She said the tow car was on it's side and the caravan looked twisted. Also there was another car involved, which was on it's roof. I wouldn't like to speculate how that happened.
  10. I've used them successfully on a number of cars in the past. The last time I used them was on a Vauxhall Insignia Tourer and they worked really well. It didn't change the feel of the car until the caravan was attached or we had a heavy load in the rear. Make sure you get the right size.
  11. And by filtering on the C&CC web site they have 905 CS's with toilets, 688 CS's with toilet/showers and 708 CS's with showers.
  12. I didn't know either, until we bought a replacement lozenge, opened it and there was no plastic protector. If you check the Alko web site you will see they are sold as separates.
  13. We got our first complete Alko wheel lock with a Swift Challenger, by the time we changed caravan Swift had altered the alloy wheel, which mean't we had to buy a new insert (Alko call them a lozenge). We have recently changed to an Elddis and again we have bought a suitable lozenge (£140). We have kept the same key, lock and bolt. The only thing you need to do on each change is update the account information on the Alko web site. It is worth noting the red lozenge does not come complete with the protective black plastic backing, which is a separate item.
  14. Seriously get somebody with some caravan electrics training/knowledge to look at this. Everybody is trying to second guess this on a image that to me is confusing. There appears to be two wires going into the loose connector, or am I imagining the light brown (white/orange?) wire looping behind the red. Is the fuse connector actually attached to the connector that the black wire is going into, the perspective is confusing, and I don't think it is. And where is the dark brown wire going, it looks wrong and I can't work out what it is looping into. Simple rule - Don't play around with electrics if you are not sure what you are doing.
  15. Wow! We had ours on a CMC storage site, which is CASSOA Gold, and I blanched when they asked over £400. Moved to another Gold site, not that far away, which charges £250 and is actually a better facility. I did notice recently the the CMC site had dropped it's price to £350 - I can't think why
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