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jetA1

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    MB C Class Estate C200 CDI
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  1. Genuine Benz wipers carry a very clear 'three-pointed star' logo, needs nothing more than a passing glance to check. My car was fitted with genuine Benz wipers when I bought it, needless to say as the car is now 11 years old I do not buy such branded items. In fact, having a job as a relief driver for a local motor fact, I tend to buy whatever we stock, with staff discount who would do anything else?
  2. Yes, that is one side of the deal but the other side is that being undercover awareness of the existence of the caravan is less likely to be known in the first place. Sure, especially if the location is remote, those with evil intent have more time to do their deed, but this can be balanced against the fact they are less likely to know to go looking there in the first place. I use barn storage for my classic sports car, it is one of a dozen or more classics stored in the barn, the location is remote in as much as it near the end of a mile long cul de sac through farmland, although we're actually only about 2 miles from the nearest built-up part of town. Those of us that use the facility are mindful of not being too specific about the precise location when talking to people we don't know. As an aside, I've just had a big shock with regard to the cost of storage. Currently, the car remains in the North West where we used to live and where I paid £225 per year for the barn space, it is dry with light and power and 7-day access. Research in my new home area in mid-Sussex 10 miles north of Brighton suggests that I'm looking at towards (an unaffordable) £100 per month for a similar facility . I'm currently trying to devise a plan B.
  3. We've had a Dyson V10 for about a year, thought long and hard because it was expensive but eventually went for it. It has not disappointed, it has certainly lived up to expectations in terms of both battery and suction performance. On the basis of seeing and using ours, I know of two people who have also bought V10's.
  4. Unless things have changed then normal Caravan Club insurance will cover it. We had out tourer on a seasonal pitch for several years and explained that fully, cc insurance was always happy to cover it. In terms of using a price comparison tool I don't know how cc would compare, never even thought about it, just used cc insurance.
  5. I would suggest it will be 'many', to the point where it may well have a regional effect on car prices as the deadline draws close and people have to decide to either pay the charge or changing their vehicle.
  6. Garmin were into sat nav long before it was found in cars, Garmin is a Sat Nav company. Although I've owned TomTom's I've never believed they were a particularly customer focused company, personally I think they've had their day. They know that in-car standalone devices have a limited future so they're trying to hold a place as an OEM provider by building links with manufacturers but I'll never take them seriously compared with Garmin. With the likes of real live services such a Google maps with traffic and navigation, I think that is where the long term future lies.
  7. Exactly, it is TfL's game played by TfL rules so the only thing that matters is what their online checker states. In the real world, I guess there are going to be errors, but it appears to be a case issue the fines and ask questions later. I'm sure this new regime is already costing folks a lot of money but when it expands to include the area bounded by the North & South Circular Roads it is going to have a much greater impact.
  8. I think you have hit the nail on the head. I would find it very difficult to believe that 'leccy prices" have gone up by 25% in the current environment, that just flies in the face of everything we are told about competitive markets. If by some quirk of fate electricity costs have "really" gone up by 25% then someone (at cc) has taken their eye off the ball. I think in the present climate there are many organisations who "exploit" genuine price rises but somehow manage to add a percentage on the back of it to line their owns pockets.
  9. There are some times when I really need the assistance of the Sat Nav when I'm prepared to accept the radio being cut out
  10. I always thought that 1.5mm cable was rated at 16amp and 2.5mm at 25amp and that the reason for using 2.5mm cable (say for a hook up) was the additional mechanical strength of the larger cable and possibly lower resistance on longer runs.
  11. I am by all accounts "Mr Micro manager" but you re taking it to a whole new level ... if you really are so worried about third party risk when using the mover then you will never enjoy a night in a caravan.
  12. All you say is true, we all know it, this thread has been started by a chancer/troll , I can't believe the effort that has been put into replies to such a dumb ass question. I'm ex plod myself and by all accounts, I'm pretty decent chap (some ex plods can't understand real life) but I wouldn't waste a minute of my past professional time on this thread. i'm more concerned that anyone here would take the question seriously since the OP obviously already knows the chance he is taking .. so why on earth try and justify it ... Sad to see so many taken in by it ....
  13. This is not remotely related to police training ... years ago when I was a plod we were called to all manner of incidents and we dutifully investigated them at great public expense ... this is nothing at all to do with the police ...
  14. I think the OP knows exactly what the situation is. To be honest I'm surprised anyone is dignifying the post with a reply.
  15. Electricity is never free, it is 'included' in the cost, and abuse is simply regulated by the circuit breaker on each pitch, exceed the limit and you get blown out, sadly there isn't an equivalent for wi-fi. It's a sad reflection on human nature but however 'nice' we think our fellow caravanners are there is always someone who thinks they can push the limit.
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