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About Coastline

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  • Birthday 04/06/1948

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    Walking, cycling, caravaning. Touring Spain & Portugal.
  • Towcar
    Kia Sportage 2009
  • Caravan
    Coastline 584SE 2012

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  1. Maggie & I hope are well soon, enjoy your time in Spain.
  2. Under the recommendation from JayDug and CT members I fitted Mad springs some years ago to my Kia Sportage 09 they transformed my towing.
  3. Matriculation is a everyday term in Portugal for non Portuguese to register Cars, caravans, trailers and Farm machinery etc with Portuguese number plates.
  4. The Gobur Slimline 600kgs to Gobur Clubman 810kgs the Pennine Pathfinder is 1000kgs. The Pathfinder is also good contender.
  5. Yes they do need to be registered (matriculated) with a separate number plate.
  6. We are setting up home in Portugal in a Static home, we would like days out in a caravan possibly a week or so, storage is a problem or the lack of funds to pay for it but we do have room in our garden to store a folding caravan. We have looked at trailer tents and folding caravans one make we like is the Gobur with toilet and shower has anyone had dealings with this type of caravan?
  7. The manufacturer will only fit blinds to the bedroom at a fantastically high price, possibly thinking ahead of myself but good to have a idea of what we need as a lot of extras are hard to find out here in Portugal. including picture hooks!
  8. Our static home will be a new one from Swift or Willerby then transported to us in Portugal we would need mosquito blinds throughout the year as we do now. Until we know which company we are buying from we have little idea of the type of walling.
  9. In November we return to England and will clear our furniture from storage unfortunately we do not think it make us much money some it will go to charity. We would like to keep some pictures and wondered about hanging them on the wall to our new static home, also we need to fix mosquito screens to the windows can they be screwed to the walls or even the windows.
  10. We are residents in Portugal and will be ordering a new static mobile home from Hull, my understanding is that we do not pay V.A.T. on a new home, can anyone confirm this?
  11. We are looking for a 10 foot wide static, we are thinking of buying in the UK and having transported to the Algarve Portugal as we cannot find anything in Portugal. (Unless anyone knows better) We have somewhere to put with electric and water and a habertion licence. Where is the best place to start looking? Any suggestions for a transport company?
  12. We are living in our caravan near Portimao and often tow to Porto non toll it's easy with fair to very good roads all roads are wide and fairly straightforward.
  13. I certainly know that, looking at the the 5 other caravans here in Portugal who have all-season pole awnings they look smart stay up and do not fade.
  14. We are just east of Lagos you can find fuel fairly easy at the moment it's limited to 25 litres per fill. I would not get depressed and take your best route. Enjoy your holiday.
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