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Fireman Iain

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    Swift Kudos 530sb

    The Alko is widely accepted by insurers, unlike some other brands of wheel lock. It’s as good a deterrent as any of its type, as far as I know. Personally with a single axle van, we find it a doddle to fit, I back the van more or less where we want it, running it onto levelling boards if needed, then kay ‘eyeballs’ the wheel recess as I creep forward. All I have to do is stop when she tells me, then bolt it on.
  2. Mitsubishi Outlander Diesel Auto 2017

    I haven’t got one, but have also been tempted. They’re a 6 speed torque converter auto box, not a CVT. The ratios are in the transmission section of the spec list on the Mitsubishi uk website. http://www. mitsubishi-cars. co. uk/new-cars/outlander/specification/ There’s no 2 ratio transfer box on these, I’d surmise the L is just a low gear holder to prevent the transmission shifting up.
  3. We prefer Annstead farm about half a mile north. C&CC members only. More sheltered pitches, option of family friendly or adult only pitching and better value for money. And that's where we are now, unfortunately it's raining for the first time all week, but should clear later.
  4. Kampa Limpets - Warning

    Already tried a claybar, it helps clear the brown marks, but after the next tow in the rain, they're back. I think the wheelarch is white GRP or abs, rather than a painted surface, so I'm stuck with it. Thanks though.
  5. Top Tips Wanted Re Looking After Caravan Over Winter

    I follow the advice given by the CCC in Slopesoarers post. And am a big fan of our Protec cover. A quick wash before it gets parked up, a few minutes to fit the cover guarantees a gleaming van next time we come to use it.
  6. Kampa Limpets - Warning

    This is one of the marks on the wheel arch of our Swift, where I used limpets to attach the awning skirt. The minor marks on the aluminium sides have polished out, but nothing is shifting these.
  7. Caravanning On Isle Of Man

    Very expensive on the ferry, and, as above you're supposed to have a permit to take one on to the island.
  8. Assistance Choosing A Mover For Challenger 580

    That's an expensive way to line up a wheel lock. Can you not grab someone else to eyeball it as you ease forward. Kay's got really good at it and stops me bang on pretty much every time.
  9. Powerful Torches

    Various LED Lensers always knocking about our house and van. Very good torches, we all use them in the Mountain Rescue team I'm a member of.
  10. Towing With Cruise Control?

    An older but long running thread with lots of opinions here http://www. caravantalk. co. uk/community/topic/123193-cruise-control-while-towing/?hl=%2Bcruise+%2Bcontrol
  11. Parking Caravan On Slight Gradient Any Tips .

    I pretty much do as above. Our storage pitch is on a slope, but I've never applied the handbrake, just chocked the wheel. On a site, short term, I'd use the handbrake, and a wheel chock. As I use an Alko wheel lock, the wheel on that side is never going to roll down a slope. So I've never felt the need to use more than one chock.
  12. Towing Covers

    The very first tow with our very first caravan, which was brand new saw a big chip out of the gas locker. I like to look after things, so I was fuming. No ones fault, but I've never towed without a front cover since.
  13. Air Awning Recomendation

    Another one happy with our Outdoor Revolution. Not the most popular brand out there, but seems very good quality.
  14. Caravan Cover What One ?

    I'm biased. Protec. Ours is a protec easy fit, we use it all year round and are very happy. Good customer service. When I sufferered a bout of idiocy and tore it they repaired it for me same day, and at no charge.
  15. New Van Time , If I Can Get A Decent Discount

    At this time of year, an ex display van that's going to be classed as a year old almost immediately, I'd be looking for 20-25% off RRP.