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  1. Would agree with Les' choice of Le Lac Bleu at Doussard; don't worry about being at bottom end of lake - leave the car and take the regular bus service (air-conditioned) into Annecy and forget about the hassles of parking!
  2. Found one site just outside Sarzeau in Southern Brittany where they had the barrier key posts on both sides of the entrance, so didn't matter if you were in a left hand or right hand drive vehicle. ..........just wish more sites would adopt this practise!
  3. When I went to bed last night I had a black Mercedes on the driveway; woke up this morning and someone had swapped it for a white one!
  4. . ........and right by the entrance is the Brown Cow Pub! https://www. tripadvisor. co. uk/Restaurant_Review-g528789-d3422381-Reviews-The_Brown_Cow-Bury_Greater_Manchester_England. html
  5. We have been on several sites in France where they only allow gas or electric bbq's; one of our group got well chastised for using a charcoal one when we were at Lake Annecy last year!
  6. They are probably going to announce that from now on the annual rise in pitch fees will be inflation plus 10%.
  7. We place both of these in tailored storage bags and they live in the shower cubicle when travelling.
  8. Bubble wrap can disintegrate; we used to use an old padded ironing board cover (JML type) which we cut and wife sewed to fit - 1 old cover made 2 aerial covers!
  9. exkiaman

    tow car

    With the values of diesel vehicles falling at the predicted rate I reckon those of us who drive them but have limited incomes (OAP) will be forced to drive them a lot longer as the cost difference to hybrid or electric will be too great for us to afford!
  10. If you are members of the C&CC then I would highly recommend Polstead Camping & Caravanning site; you couldn't ask for more friendly site owners than Greg & Karen, easy access to all the pretty Suffolk villages.
  11. Agreed, nice friendly little site. .....just wish they had a shower block and more toilet facilities. We ran a small rally there a few years ago, kept meaning to go back but haven't so far.
  12. We bought the Eclipse rather than the shadow as it gave us more options; either direct off the awning rail or as an attachment to our Capri Lux. Have used it in all configurations and in all weathers with no problems (3 pole model), so long as you set your angles correctly no problems! Takes a little longer to assemble than the shadow due to the extra poles, but worth the extra time.
  13. ours has been modified to fit to the front as a combi awning, it is an Isabella Capri Lux and was modified by Isabella themselves.
  14. I used to travel up from Joburg to Bulawayo every other week through Beit Bridge and used to bring various bits up for your boys who were stationed at the bridge!
  15. Must admit that when we first swapped our Senator for our Unicorn I thought that the side mounted jockey was a step back!.....but, oh boy, it makes life so much easier that the centre mounted one!
  16. Would agree with it being a beautiful country, luckily I was there back in the days of UDI so no problem with the police in those days!
  17. Seem to remember a piece on the TV some time ago where the Tracker people flew a helicopter over the main roads in and out of Lagos and their equipment registered over 100 stolen vehicles on the roads below during a one hour flight!
  18. We have a 2013 S2 Cadiz (from new) and it has been faultless. Only dislike is the round shower, which although it works perfectly seems such a waste of space when compared to the later square shower. Are we planning to change it?.....No! have looked at the later ones and although we like the change to a square shower there are other things we don't like as much as our current S2.
  19. Latest is they will be without the Sorento for 2-3 weeks and are concerned abut getting a hire car on the RP as there is a limit of £2k and should they eventually need ca replacement towcar they want to keep as much back as possible. They are making good use of the local public transport at the moment!
  20. Surely there must be room for the Remoska in the back of the Sorento, Jenny??
  21. I own a 2014 C Class that "possibly" falls into this bracket, but when you think about the total number of cars (worldwide) that MB have produced and sold over the 6yrs in question, then 400k units is actually a very small number! I shall await a recall slip or question it at my next service, but I see no reason to panic.
  22. Has it been pitched or parked up under something like a lime tree (or similar) which drop a sticky residue which if left goes really hard and is difficult to remove?
  23. Not too worried about them giving something a new name; what does concern me is that any changes to their systems are secure and prevent our personal details from being hacked!
  24. For a good many of us the cost of a new Tesla (and many other cars for that matter) is well out of our reach; recently purchased a 3yr old C-class Estate with 18k on the clock for approx 50% of its cost new, but I wonder how many of us would be willing to purchase a 3yr old Tesla without worrying about the condition and longevity of the batteries??
  25. Think the answer may well be "no" then! Certainly haven't even bothered trying on our C-class.
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