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  1. It looks like I might have over reacted with all the horror stories. It's just been a worrier thinking buy this car and if gear box goes it's 2K to repair. I just seen an Estate Skoda Superb but weight is an issue as they are very light.
  2. I currently own a 59Volvo XC90 D5 Auto 185 BHP car. It has lots of plusses but it drinks fuel no end. I drive around 13K each year with some of that being towing as well. I have been looking at getting another 7 seat car that is more economical. I have found a 64 Ford Galaxy 2 litre 138BHP and it has a powershift. Now I am about to test drive it tomorrow and was hoping to make a deal. My worry is that a few people have mentioned them not being best for towing. Should I A) Get the Powershift but keep on top of fluids? B ) Get a seat Albrhama with a manual box or C) Just keep the XC90 The XC90 also needs it's belt replacing so need to budget around 400 quid for that to be done.
  3. Is it possible to fit a brand new thetford hatch to a caravan? One engineer says should be ok another said no due to possibility of causing structural damage to the caravan? It's a swfit 586 so inside of van will be pure not wood.
  4. We use Coop Extra Account so has everything in for 15 a month.
  5. We have recently bought a 2015 Swift 586 and the blind that seperates the front and their area keeps falling down if further along. My solution is to put some bigger screws in. Do people think that is a sensible solution? Was thinking same length but fatter? Is it worth putting some glue in holes or sealant even though inside to stop it pulling back down?
  6. We are away soon as was wondering the same.
  7. No all seperate but near each other. So gas point at front so goes into front locker I imagine so gas is right there. Then access hatch a little bit the right. Then after that a 240 socket. Both hatch and 240 socket should go under front seat. No not the parts. The parts I have bought have cost 200 pounds. The fitting of the three parts is 300 pounds.
  8. We got a 2015 586 van, so want external gas, 240V and a access hatch putting in. The guy said would be 125 to fit the access hatch so thought well if already there it's only couple of holes wtih drill then conenct up and do checks. They came back with 300 just to fit the three parts. The parts are nearly 200 in total. Am I being tight or does 300 pounds seem ok for this? Guy says it's 5 hours work. Says it's due to having to do gas safety check and electric safety check after it's done.
  9. I am on the verge of buying a smart 586 2015 tomorrow. It has smart technology but I might have misjudged this. Is the only thing that Smart changed mean they changed the wood battons to Pure? Does this mean if you get a window leak that the wallboard is still wet and damaged unless pick it up quickly? Is Alu Tec 2013 better than the 2015 Swift Smart system?
  10. Thanks Stevan. I think I am going to get the guy to put an external locker door in to get rid of it. Want a socket and gas point. I think that will cover it the locker door but if not will cover the rest with electric socket.
  11. I have looked at a van and got an engineer to check it. They say couple of readings at 18%. He says he noticed some panel fade. He described this as probably a repair in the factory that looks great at first glance then over time can be noticed. Is this normal and does this significanlty affect the resale price of the van?
  12. Has anyone used a single set of these movers on a twin axle caravan? If so how well did it work or not? I appreciate you don't get amazing ability to move van with single mover on a twin van but the price of an AWD just seems mad. Found second hand for decent price.
  13. I am going to look at a 586 2014. From what i can see this is the first models to use Smart. Does this mean their is no wood in the external construction anymore? What about the floor? Since it's a sport it won't have an external gas or 240 V how much do people charge to get this installed?
  14. In August we have our ferry booked for 10.30 which is a reasonable time that means we get there at 13:05 we guess it's about 6 to 6 and a half hours with a stop to our main site. What are the chances of trying out luck and going to down early to see if get an earlier ferry or does this not happen anymore? Thanks, Paul
  15. So as you know I finally decided to get a Bailey 646 2010 from somewhere around 3 to 4 hours away as nothing that I wanted was available up here for a decent price. Today on Ebay something comes up I like. Basically this is situation Paid 250 deposit on one travelling for on Friday and paid 40 quid for damp check. Needs shower tray repaired which might be 370 if use paintseal of something. Taking a risk that everything else works but has mover. Fiamma, air awning, locks and lots of extras. Some of which I will see as going to end up with duplicates. The other van is an Elddis Tempest Crusader 2011 with Alde wet heating. The base price of both will be the same but will have to pay to get a mover on the Elddis and it's nearly 1.9 tonnes and will be towing it to France in the summer. Good thing is it's 35 miles from my home so could check everything at owners house before buying. The last negative is the owner is away on holiday till Monday. What would people do? Obviously the second one is better deal overall and closer. Worry is if pull out of first one lost 300 quid and assumes other buyer keeps to their word and doesn't sell on ebay for more. Thanks, Paul
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