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    Mercedes B200 CDI Auto
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    2017 Lunar Solaris 462

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  1. With us, it depends on where we're going and for how long. We choose not to eat out most of the time, so for short trips of 3 or 4 days, we'll usually take everything. For longer trips, we'll take just enough for 2 or 3 days and shop when we need to as we're lucky enough in this country to have a supermarket within a dozen miles of almost everywhere we're likely to go.
  2. As my army colleagues used to say, time spent in reconnoiter is seldom wasted. Google Maps is your friend here, especially the satellite view and geotags. Our bête noire are kennels. We've dismissed more than a few sites because of their close proximity and the potential to be kept awake at night (been there, worn out the sweatshirt).
  3. Our use of club sites has been declining over the years for a variety of reasons, price being only one. We've always preferred to do our bookings on-line, but there are many other sites - and a few cls - doing exactly the same now. In addition, unlike the clubs, some sites are doing late availability deals just to fill the pitches. When will the clubs acknowledge that it's better to have an occupied pitch and some income rather than an empty pitch and no income. For the first time ever, we've not used a club site so far this year. Instead, we're using a mix of cls and small private sites, together with some of the larger commercial sites when they have their seasonal special deals on.
  4. Andy, I've PM'd you with the link. Let me know if you have problems. Mike
  5. If you're missing the handbook, pm me and I'll send you a Dropbox link to the Ex300's handbook, tech specs and eqpt chart which I scanned in (I once had an Ex300 Mistral). You should find what you're looking for there.
  6. Just passing on some information, the day Lunar went into administration I was at our dealers having them look at an area of possible dampness underneath the front windows. The Service Manager said that the plastic wall board (Thermhex?) would have turned blue if there had there been any damp present. Interesting to note that she said that Lunar recommend only a visual check for any blue discolouration as an indication of damp and that protometer-type checks, both invasive and non-invasive, could give false readings.
  7. I've done over 10,000 miles towing with my 7-geared DCT and it has not missed a beat. It changes down by itself going down steep hills without me having to use the flappy paddles, it returns 34 to 36mpg when towing and around 70mpg on a long run solo. Servicing is every 60k or 5 years and is just a fluid and filter change. Most slush boxes also need a fluid change about then, so it's evens. I've had other automatics in the past but much prefer the characteristics of the DCT; however, each to their own.
  8. I wonder how many of us have read the bit in the instructions which says: "We recommend that your Powrtouch is cleaned, and lubricated with a motorcycle chain lubricant, or similar, once every 5 –6 months. Please refer to our website support pages for instructions." I use white grease to keep the mechanism sliding freely, just a couple of squirts every 6 months or so.
  9. Last service I made a warranty claim through my AWS engineer for a new worktop flap as the edging was coming away. It only took just over a month to get a new one from Lunar and get it fitted.
  10. Is this any help? truma combi fault codes.pdf
  11. We're off to the dealer tomorrow for them to check the front window bar (needs resealing, a warranty job). It will be interesting to see how they respond.
  12. I was very pleased with the service they provided last month when I noticed the rubber boots covering the electrical connectors on both the motors had perished, despite the mover being only 2 years old. Sent off an email with details and photos of their condition and received 2 new ones in the post 3 days later, no quibbles. Incidentally, the new boots are made of a better material and are more substantial.
  13. We always used to treat getting there as part of the holiday. Meandering down to the Med, we always planned to arrive at en-route night stops, usually municipal sites, about 4 in the afternoon, so no more than 200 - 250 miles a day. The return journey, however, was often done in less than half the time using Autoroutes.
  14. Good point - but not if you are on a grass pitch - the hot water will kill the grass. Run it off into your waste water container until it is just warm.
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