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Flying Grandad

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  1. I had "3" data only sims for a few years. Recently I realised that the current price of an upgrade to unlimited data on the phone, along with the increased data only price, means that it is now economical to use the phone as a hot-spot instead of a MI-FI.
  2. Had the Truma system with fire and blown air in a 2009 Stirling Eccles. Only ever used the fire because the fan for the blown air was just too damned noisy. The Ultrastore water heating worked well though. Been with Alde since 2016. What a bonus. Keeping the 'van warm just takes a bit of forward planning with the control panel. Just make sure you are on inclusive EHU.
  3. I've had a Tyrepal system since 2014: originally six sensors then two added when we got a TA 'van. One sensor has given up completely but the system showed no error message; just didn't register the sensor. A new battery made no difference. I figure that given the rigours that the sensors endure, one failure from eight sensors over seven years isn't too bad.
  4. Scarsdale's comment is accurate with reference to tests passed after 1997. However, we are talking about tests passed before 1997. So, to clear up any possible misunderstanding: from the government website, (www.gov.uk/driving-licence-categories) Category B - if you passed your test before 1 January 1997 You’re usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg You’re also allowed to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kg
  5. Watch any of the "border control" programmes on TV and see how people get on trying to sneak food stuffs into other countries. We are now in the same category as regards EU.
  6. I've seen people use a roof mounted canopy rolled out over a normal awning. Great for keeping the sun from getting the awning too hot.
  7. Correct. And their inflation pressure is only 4psi.
  8. See what comes with the 'van you're trading for.
  9. Thank you VV. Could be useful.
  10. What is the name of the site please?
  11. FIL probably does not recognise the AL-KO as a stabilizer. I imagine that he thinks you need an old school blade type. I remember those from the mid-eighties. Just be aware that the AL-KO relies on the tow ball being absolutely clean and grease free.
  12. I 've just looked at the photo's on Google and there is a caravan with full awning and annex in one of the images.
  13. Have you tried any caravan breakers for a replacement unit?
  14. Move some of your caravan payload toward the rear of the 'van.
  15. Apologies GGJS, for the tardy reply. Yes the window comes as a one-piece double-glazed unit. In case you're interested, it cost me £440.00 including delivery.
  16. £1.25 per mile would only cover the running cost of a tow vehicle. Would you work for free?
  17. I think this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rustins-Exterior-Wood-Oil-500ml/dp/B01N7G3LGW/ref=sr_1_25?crid=2YICEHQQH8U3Q&dchild=1&keywords=danish+oil+for+wood&qid=1617265433&sprefix=danish+oil%2Caps%2C255&sr=8-25 would do the job. I've been using Rustin's Danish Oil for years on interior wood, great stuff.
  18. I have LED headlights which do not draw enough power to make much of a difference. I haven't experimented with running the Air Con: I've heard it said that that works. There is a solution on the Navara that I came across on an Aussie forum: that is to disconnect the sensor wire from the battery positive terminal. The alternator will then run all the time at full charge.
  19. The problem is that, once the battery is at full charge again after starting, modern "intelligent" alternators reduce their voltage output to minimise power for the sake of economy. I have a plug-in voltmeter in one of the 12v sockets and it shows as little as 11.9v output once the battery has recovered from starting. The fridge will not operate on that voltage.
  20. Hi Ralf and Welcome to the forum. The front window is simply bonded to the body of the caravan. Nothing needs to be removed from inside. I had to break the window and remove it from the bonding agent from outside or , as you can see, through the aperture once the window was removed. I used Soudal Fixall as the bonding agent for the new window. You can see from this photos that the internal trim and window blind are still in place. It also shows how I had to break out the old window piece by piece.
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