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Givendale Spaniels

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About Givendale Spaniels

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Ireland
  • Interests
    Shooting / Fishing / wine / France
  • Towcar
    Suzuki Grand Vitara
  • Caravan
    Bailey Unicorn Cordoba
  1. Hi to everyone need a bit of assistance , we have a 2014 Bailey Unicorn Cordoba twin axle tow car is a Suzuki Grand Vitara that at present has a 7 pin plug , towed the caravan no problems at all from Cumbria to Ireland , but on one occasion at home in our drive whilst reversing with the jeep one axle brakes locked eased forward and slowly started to back up again they did it again 3rd time was fine, yesterday on the motor mover whilst testing a new awning they did it again whilst reversing a couple of times, switched off the key in the battery box and back on again and all was fine the surface on our drive is gravel, am having a 13 pin system fitted to the jeep on Friday coming any ideas ?? I have my own theory but would like to trust in the experiences of you guys, ps Caravan had its annual full service in March
  2. Belfast to Cairnryan is always cheaper to the UK, can I ask what you thought of the Campsites in the Republic which is where we live, our opinion is they are terrible, over priced and un kept with poor facilities, Northern Ireland is different again as is the UK. For us we can travel to France and back for the same price as the UK cabins and all included
  3. Planning a trip away is a great way to while away the winter nights, looking at those photographs of summer days on a beautiful campsite or the surrounding area lifts the winter blues no end, I love using google earth and the internet to research areas and especially for us who love to fish the French rivers its an invaluable tool from which you can just about pick your fishing peg and your pitch, AA route planner again can afford you a near military style organisation that allows all periods in between to be totally the opposite " chilled out and relaxing " we plan to spend the future years seeing here there and everywhere we can from the UK to all of Europe so much more planning to come, would love to hear fellow caravaners thoughts and plans for future trips over the coming years, month's, weeks .
  4. Hi Bopeep, thats the site that we wanted to go on and they said they wouldnt take twin axles .
  5. Very interesting to read everyone's experiences, thoughts on this subject, I suppose when I raised this topic to put it bluntly both my wife and I being passionate river anglers I had found a beautiful site at Amboise that sat on an Island in the middle of the Loire with the market town in walking distance and all seemed perfect until after messaging them they said those soul destroying words NO twin axle caravans , but never mind as I have found 2 perfect sites that we intend to visit one on the River Mayenne and one on the River Cher, the latter one turned out to be a wonderful woman who said they didnt really take twin axle's but she would let us stay no bother and has reserved us a perfect pitch facing the River, it always pays to be very nice to people all the time and that lady will be receiving a thankyou gift from Ireland when we arrive in June .
  6. Hi we have a 2014 Bailey Unicorn Cordoba and we absolutely love it, so spacious inside, my wife hates clutter and is a compulsive cleaner but to her the Cordoba is a dream so well laid out and loads of storage accessed through the outside lockers and also underneath the single beds, this layout works perfectly for us, it tows like a dream and with the twin axle you just feel that little bit more secure whilst travelling, we looked at lots of different makes and models and the closest we found that we liked with the same bright well upholstered was the Lunar, we found a lot of the other manufacturers were sporting dark grey interiors apart from the Bailey and the Lunar .
  7. Hi Pete hope it was useful Confolens is a lovely area, the young couple that look after the site are so helpful
  8. Givendale Spaniels

    Les Ribieres

    The site was beautiful with nice spacious pitches lots with little hedges between them , st beside the River Vienne for a scenic setting and angling , the facilities were excellent absolutely spotless clean at all times , the site was run and maintained by a young French couple who could not do enough to help everyone with lots of information about everything , Confolens is an historic town on the border of Charente and Limousin lots of little restaurants and boutiques .
  9. The site was beautiful with nice spacious pitches lots with little hedges between them, st beside the River Vienne for a scenic setting and angling, the facilities were excellent absolutely spotless clean at all times, the site was run and maintained by a young French couple who could not do enough to help everyone with lots of information about everything, Confolens is an historic town on the border of Charente and Limousin lots of little restaurants and boutiques . Click here to view the European campsite review
  10. Its been very interesting reading all the posts even though we did digress a bit, we especially look for sites beside a category 2 rivers like the Loire, Vienne, Cher Sarthe Mayenne etc purely for the fishing and relaxation, what I suppose really peed me off was that this particular site at Amboise if anyone cares to look it up looked absolutely beautiful, as regards the stability of the twin axle I found on the journey back home from Ulverton in Cumbria where we bought the Cordoba it towed like a dream, having said that I really loved towing the old Lunar Solar but I did have a few sways occasionally but she wasnt bad for a 1998 model.
  11. Thanks to everyone who commented, we appreciated it very much, having emailed the particular site in the loire Valley again we got the same jobs worth French Lady, ITS THE RULES she explained , should have know after living there for 3 years ps we have stayed at Beaumont Sur sarthe and the lady is lovely and so is the campsite
  12. Hi everyone, quick question having looked at a few beautiful municipal sites in the Loire valley we see they dont allow twin axle caravans so a bit disappointed seeing as we have just bought one can anyone tell me if this is quite widespread across France and why they dont like twin axles, thanks for any info
  13. Just joined Caravan Talk looks like it could hold a wealth of information and advice from like minded people, so pleased to be here we are based in Ireland, fairly new to Caravaning but absolutely love it started off a couple of years ago transforming a van into a camper, sold that ( not spacious enough ) bought an old Lunar solar went here there and everywhere loved it so we sold her and have just bought a Bailey Unicorn Cordoba , we lived in France and love it so thats our main destination, hobbies and sports are Fishing, Shooting, breeding and training Spaniels and Wine look forward to chatting to everyone, Best Wishes Pete & Bernadette
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