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FrankBullet

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About FrankBullet

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  • Gender
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  • Location
    Cambridgeshire
  • Interests
    Junior-rugby, Belgian Beer, Gym
  • Towcar
    2015 VW Passat 2. 0TDi GT Estate
  • Caravan
    Bailey Pursuit 430/4

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  1. FrankBullet

    help finding caravan to match my car

    The Exeo, as you say is an Audi A4 - not just chassis but pretty much everything bar the badges! I think 1600kg will be plenty enough. My Passat has a 2005kg towing limit but at 1505kg Mass in Service, only somebody with a death wish would put a 2t caravan in n the hitch.
  2. FrankBullet

    towcar suggestions

    Yup, my thoughts too
  3. FrankBullet

    Small petrol SUV recommendations

    Smaller caravan, Skoda Karoq 2. 0TDi 4x4 tow car for Mrs B to drive daily and Mustang V8 for you. Simple
  4. FrankBullet

    Small petrol SUV recommendations

    Sat alongside a Vitara in traffic yesterday - she may not like the Arona’s mirrors (they do look a bit fussy) but that’s nothing compared to the style and character-free zone of the Suzuki.
  5. FrankBullet

    help finding caravan to match my car

    Both the Sprite Alpine 4 and Pursuit 430/4 are fine weight wise but neither are island or twin bedded Bailey did a Pursuit with twin singles, I think it was the 540/4 which would be fine weight wise too and a used one would be in budget. There is a Lunar Venus too
  6. FrankBullet

    help finding caravan to match my car

    If you are new to towing the advice is to not go above 85% of the kerbweight, so this is a van of approx 1350kg MTPLM, you are a little limited on options for your layout - you can go above this weight but additional care must be given. Entry level Bailey and Lunar models will likely be your best bet for weight.
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    Small petrol SUV recommendations

    I’ve driven both an A1 with the 1. 0 3-pot engine and 95bhp and the Up! GTi with the 115bhp version of the same engine - the unit is a little peach, the lower powered version has a 5-speed box and cruises well but sometimes felt like it needed 6th where 5th was and another ratio in the middle as there was quite a large gap at times. The Up! GTi is clearly a different animal and it was a genuine hoot to drive, whatever the gear it just pulled like a miniature train, felt like a properly sorted smart car and I’d have no hesitation in using that engine and gearbox in a car like the Arona or T-Cross
  8. FrankBullet

    Small petrol SUV recommendations

    The Arona looks nicer than the T-Cross, the latter looks like that rubbish Ford thing that used to have the wheel on the tailgate.
  9. FrankBullet

    Small petrol SUV recommendations

    Karoq is larger - Golf Sized although being VAG there’s quite a blend of sizing going on.
  10. FrankBullet

    Build quality

    Aye, but they are miles away from us for servicing etc - I’d probably consider Oxford Caravans Ridgeway though although still a ball ache to get to
  11. FrankBullet

    Small petrol SUV recommendations

    You’ve got different size cars there, the T-Cross and Karoq are in different classes; the SEAT Ateca is Karoq sized and the Arona is T-Cross size; I’ve seen a few of the latter and they are great looking things
  12. FrankBullet

    Build quality

    I think the replacement strap is wider too. When I washed my van the first time I did notice the mastic on the strap looked like it had been applied by Stevie Wonder using an elephant gun, so it proved that it leaked; my dealer, White Arches, did the repair and it looks superb. ..I think they'd had plenty of practice! No issues picked up with damp at the last service and on checking the caravan the other day barely any moisture in the trap, during the first winter there was plenty. Very happy with my Bailey, having looked at the Phoenix 640 thos weekend (the White Arches 'GTX' special) I know what we will be getting in a few years
  13. FrankBullet

    Build quality

    We had the leaky roof strap, picked up on the first service and replaced under warranty - otherwise it’s been great.
  14. FrankBullet

    Don't Disrespect The Green Oval

    In the late 90’s I was a nightclub doorman, one of my colleagues was dating an EasyJet Cabin Crew; can’t remember what his car was but it had an issue one night so he turned up in his girlfriends car - a purple Suzuki X90, he made the mistake of not parking it around the corner. ..he never properly recovered from the abuse we gave him.
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    Don't Disrespect The Green Oval

    Two of my team had the last Jimny, and one them her dad has one too (a rare auto with air con); they each loved them to bits, but the two who worked for me eventually got rid as they start to get expensive to run with age (replacing transmission and drivetrain gets expensive) and they also acknowledged they weren’t the smoothest vehicle to drive! The dad still has his, along with his half-dozen Morris Minors! Great little cars.
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