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  1. That's a good point there are so many easily accessible databases these days where all the vehicle details can be found including full MOT history. However what has not changed is that vehicle owner/keeper details are not a matter of public record.
  2. Car rather than caravan related, the rear tyres on Mrs JetA1's car (3k miles a year shopping trolley!) have been passing MOT's for years with no problem even though they were dated 2004 The car is 15 years old with 47k miles and these were original tyres (on the rear) I replaced them a few weeks ago. By the by still on original battery
  3. Luxury .... one forum I use regularly has a 200kb limit on images, dreadful in this day and age!
  4. Back in 2005 we bought a new Fleetwood Sonata (aka Adria) it came equipped with a 20 litre toilet tank with integral wheels and handle ... aren't they all like that ??
  5. "faff around with W3W", I'm sorry but you've got that completely the wrong way around. The 'faff' is trying to remember 2 strings of 6-8 digit numbers for lat/long. An increasing number of emergency service responders are advocating the use of "W3W" because it is easier to use then coordinate systems. For most people trying to remember two strings of 6 to 8 digit numbers is a complete none starter. W3W is not a navigation system, it is a system to identify a location which is precisely what is required by emergency responders, they can sort out their own navigation to the location. That said many navigation systems are now integrating W3W input making it easier for everyone to use it. W3W is way more accurate than UK postcodes, I use it regularly with Google maps for in car navigation, it is seamless and simple.
  6. I think the linked promo video takes care of that, it is clear that this van is not really aimed at current caravanners downsizing, it is offering a different entry point for new caravanners.
  7. Sorry to say you've got it wrong, see my last paragraph where I refer to 'shopping around' and deciding what is or isn't acceptable, there's no right or wrong because we all have different values.
  8. If there is a covenant on the property which bans caravan storage then there is no further discussion. However, one thing about property ownership that is often forgotten is that it is not possible to "own a view", not surprisingly many people do not wish to recognise this. Discussions with neighbours about such matters may be difficult.
  9. When I hear people bemoaning the price of something I often wonder how they deal with matters that affect their own income, wages, salary or other means of income. I'm guessing that most probably want to maximise their income to their own benefit yet they're content to comment adversely on others doing the same thing. The phrase 'rip off' gets bandied around frequently. However, when buying something that is providing an income stream to someone else. I find it amazing how incredibly well informed many people think they are about the financial position of other people they are dealing with. In relation to this thread does anyone 'really' know the exact financial details of the supply arrangements of gas supply arrangement to a CMC site? Is stock provided on account, is it all paid for up front, are there discount structures in place? In my opinion the truth is it doesn't matter it is the wardens' business nobody else's. If I want to buy something about which I'm price sensitive then I'll ask the price and make a value judgment as to whether I'm willing to pay that price, or perhaps I'll exercise my freedom of choice and shop around. Some purchases I make are price sensitive others are not, I'm sure we'll all have different views and values, which is to be expected. Ultimately one person's rip off may be another person's acceptable price of convenience.
  10. It's not a question of the government being 'stupid enough' to lose fuel duty with regard to EV's, it is a simple financial reality. The amount of fuel duty currently being lost to EV's is small and is deemed to be acceptable on the basis of other perceived gains that arise from encouraging people to use EV's. But fuel duty is a significant source of income to the government (regardless of political persuasion) and no government could deal with a significant loss of fuel duty revenue without there being dire consequences to public spending. In the fullness of time it will be no less expensive (overall) to run and EV compered with an ICE car currently; government income from the various taxes and duties currently associated with running an ICE car will have to be maintained or we'll have to accept a significant change in public spending; or there will have to be an increase in the tax burden somewhere else to make up the income to government coffers.
  11. And of course they will, the government is not going to sit on its hands and watch revenue provided by tax and duty on fossil fuels dwindle away and not find a way to replace it. Switching to EV's is a very good idea from the point of tailpipe emissions and the early adopters are getting a good deal on tax breaks. But further down the road the tax revenue collected for EV drivers will have to be the same as it currently is for ICE drivers. What the tax is called is irrelevant, the government needs the tax revenue and they will get it. Spot the missing word, possible meant to read "government purse will NOT lose out"
  12. I'm sure this is one of those subjects where there are as many opinions as people you ask, personally in 15 years of caravanning we never had a TV of any size in the van. Evenings were always radio, reading with maybe some background music or back in the days of kids then board games as well. . But as you say each to his own.
  13. I think you'll find that whatever you may say insurers will pay market price unless you have an agreed value policy, which is a whole different kettle of fish and would be completely inappropriate for such a car Whether the car is worth £200 or £500 is immaterial, in today's terms it is disposable, it's only worth maintaining until you are confronted with a repair that costs more than the car is worth. With the likely effect on future premiums I can't think of a reason why I would make a clam on such a car, so set the excess high, the only reason to have insurance is to cover third party.
  14. One of the strange features of stop/start is that while it used to enhance emissions performance and possibly reduce VED rates the systems are easily switched off by the driver, and from the sound of it many do. This would introduce a variable into the effectiveness, or otherwise, of linking brake lights to stop/start technology. Given the size of the vehicle population that doesn't have stop/start and the fact that we appear to be heading in an EV direction where stop/start simply wouldn't exist I'm not sure there is sufficient value in pursuing the idea of linking brakes light to stop/start.
  15. Indeed it is the idea that the Tesla 3 is more of a mass market car (still difficult to believe at north of £30k), however the original comment was made in relation to a Tesla model X, which is far from a mass market car when a fully spec'd example will push £130k.
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