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  1. If the smaller handle doesn't stay up on its own, I can press the pad at the 6 o clock position under the hitch with my thumb.Then I can hear a click and hitch handle will stay upright. (12 o clock is front of hitch.)
  2. It never seem to amaze me that this can be an issue.When picking a pitch I just request "Away from toilet blocks" "Evening Sunny pitch" Quiet pitch" etc etc and never have been disappointed. Keswick this year was very busy even after the kids had returned to school,so pitches available was from only from a few and still they picked me a suitable pitch. As it has been said before with the CCC they do it their way,and their way only. I get more frustrated at the 13.00hrs arrive time.
  3. Lutz Thanks for the clarification.
  4. I am not sure what you want the manufacturer to say.They provide say 155 kg allowance for my van.If I want a motor mover fitted that is my choice.When an axle fails like mine,everything is down to us.If its not overloading then its pot holes. When it was repaired and weighed it only had 4kg allowance left with just everyday items in the van.No clothes ,no food,no drink,no awning etc etc All the time the manufacturers get away with it,and no one is on the caravanners side unless you get legal advice.
  5. No it is not limited to Bailey but as the inner wheel arch is a lot lower the fault is more prominent.If you visit the CMC forum and look under the Caravan section there is information there on axle failures.Unfortunately caravanners may not even know there axle has a fault without examination but it is getting more of an issue without manufacturers or Alko admitting there is a issue
  6. I have just returned from a lovely £15 a night CL which was full ,during this stay another caravanner turned up hoping to stay,the owner let him stay in another field he owned so not to effect the CL,yet he trapsed regularly to the site toilet from his pitch in the next field,, the single toilet was in an outbuilding and rather like you get in football changing rooms,on talking to him one morning he said he had left a CL because of the state of the toilet there.Surely this defeats the objective of staying on a CL,if he wanted a full fat site why not use a Club site.
  7. The CCC seem to like investing in the Lake District pitches,along with the other two new sites just outside Keswick.I have been to this site half a dozen times or so but I cannot seem to place where this new pitches are.The plans seem to show them on land on the toilet block side.
  8. MPG You do not say how many adults,I have looked at their pricing structure and it does not come out at 72 euro's.I have used this site in the past and whilst it can be pricey nothing near what you have been quoted.
  9. That is how it appears in the latest site directory,but I can assure you that the cc have not stopped the peak and off peak price structure.If you look any any of their pricing for site fees on the cc web site you will clearly see when the children are off school and prices rise.
  10. Sorry but I have not had time to read all the posts.But my van has just had its 3rd service and yes axle has "relaxed". The new term for damaged.When looking at the end of the axle ,you can see the end of the triple rubber blocks have squeezed out.I will not name my van yet as early days.My personal feeling in all of this is my van is the same layout as the Vigo and both these vans have a long overhang.If my van has been damaged and this is my personal view it is due to speed ramps especially the table top ones where the van does bounce badly when exiting.To say the vans is overloaded is just a get out clause for the manufacturer.Also my axle is rated at 1550kg on a van weighing 1510kg. Can anyone explain that you can pay extra for a plate upgrade.You try explaining this to your wife. On holiday now for a week and I will not be using the van.
  11. I to have been there and got the tee shirt,when your storage pitch closes it does cause sleepness nights. Bearsted CMC store vans there,not sure of vacancies. But there is another storage site near Riverside Country Park called Mariners Farm,the entrance is just past the turning into the CP. This is on the way to Lower Rainham. If I remember Medway Marina was a Cassoa storage site with quite a few vans stored there,Goodness knows where they are going now. Best of luck with your search.
  12. I have just changed my air filter, oil and filter at the recommended (or that is what I thought) 12,500 miles. This is on a 2014 Kuga 2. 0l diesel. I was informed though that the fuel filter is bi yearly.
  13. https://www. kentlive. news/news/motoring/26-mile-diversion-m20-drivers-2462699 Montesa,I know this is late,but have a look at the above link for your diversion. They do advise going back up the A20 from Dover towards the Tunnel
  14. BFM Thanks for the reply. As you can see I did think you were measuring the alarm battery side. Hope you get it sorted satifactory.
  15. BFM, Even though I do agree that the battery is the possible issue, but if it was a supply issue the fuse would blown even if it was not arming,and having rung Sargent myself in the past,how are you testing the current. This has to be in series and knowing the small connector from the battery to the printed circuit this must be very fiddly to measure this. I would ring Sargent first,at least this company must be one of the best to deal with,before doing anything else. If you do need the number let me know and I will find it.
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