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About Nilrem

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    N E Somerset
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    Caravanning, RC planes, web site design.
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    Toyota Land Cruiser
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    Hymer Nova.

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  1. Motorhome WiFi are mainly a reseller with a big mark up. You can get the same stuff from broadbandbuyer.com or Amazon at about half the price. As madasmad says you need a MiFi that will accept the leads from an externally mounted 4g antenna (2 External TS9 MIMO antenna connectors). Check yours to see if this is already the case. If you need to buy a new one not all have the external aerial option so be careful. I use a Huawei MiFi with TS9 sockets ( eg Huawei E5785-4G available on Amazon for £88) with a window mounted external aerial (NETGEAR 6000450 MIMO 2 TS-9 Antenna available on Amazon for £32). You will of course need to have a 4G signal outside the caravan which sounds lke you do.
  2. You can get them from Camping 24. I would suggest contacting them and asking if they will ship to the UK. https://www.campingshop-24.de/system-10.000-schuko-steckdose-braun-mit-klappdeckel/?c=367
  3. Not sure you can ring a landline number with WhatsApp. I have never tried.
  4. I would suggest an acceptable and much cheaper alternative for your caravan is to mount an external 4G/5G aerial like those sold by Solwise and use a MiFi and WiFi calling. Like you we have a very poor 4G signal at home but don't need it as we use WiFi calling with our iPhones and EE at no extra cost.
  5. I don't think our points are that far apart. On my side I only buy or sell items on Ebay that require post/courier delivery and payment by Paypal. If buying/selling an item that required collection I would not use Ebay, more likely Gumtree, AutoTrader, Caravan Club etc. In these cases I use both Paypal and cash. I totally agree with you with respect to Ebay not recognising a bill of sale. Put very succinctly.
  6. The advice was for buying - not selling. Personally I would never give cash for any purchase on Ebay. In the case of selling I wouldn't sell anything on Ebay that required collecting. If I do sell items that require collection I obtain a signed bill of sale eg. selling a second hand car.
  7. If you buy on Ebay correctly you are fully covered if the goods are misrepresented or fraudulent. The issues arise when you pay outside of the Ebay system to try and save a few pounds. If the seller wants cash then avoid at all costs. You aren't covered.
  8. Thank you for your suggestions - a great help.
  9. The main reason is I wish to assess the current expense related costs for my caravan during this lock down period. I am a member of the Caravan Club at present but will be looking at the benefits of that as well.
  10. Can anyone recommend any alternative services to Green Flag for recovery of car and caravan when travelling in the UK? Thanks
  11. This is the one I use as it sticks to the window. https://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-6000450-Antenna-Aircard-Hotspots/dp/B00DN3J03O It does make a difference to the signal strength in the caravan assuming there is a reasonable signal to start with.
  12. I assume from your post that you have set up a hot spot with your phone using an O2 sim. We stream using an EE data sim and a MiFi (Huawei E5577C) with external aerial (NETGEAR 6000450 MIMO 2 TS-9 Antenna) stuck to the window. Perhaps a set up like this would help. Alternatively try streaming with your phone positioned near an open door/window to see if the problem is the signal strength.
  13. Volvo XC90 T8 (plug in hybrid) will tow 2400kg. BMW X5 Plugin Hybrid will tow 2,700 kg. Both expensive cars.
  14. There will be a need for alternatives to BEV vehicles I am sure but Japan is in the unfortunate position with respect to generating renewable electricity due to its topography and have few other alternatives to reduce their carbon emissions especially after the problems they had with their Nuclear plants a few years ago.
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