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  1. Today we review the stunning 8ft Swift Super FB 2021. We think this is the best familyvan on the market if you have a large family. A great size van for all the family and some new touches in 2021. https://youtu.be/TbmQ7MUJW1k
  2. Hi, I hope people don't mind. We got this wheel clamp and have been so impressed with it that we made a review of it. We kept it a few weeks to make sure it was as good as people say. I wish that I had found it quicker than 3 years into touring. I no longer dread getting that other wheel lock off. Here we are doing a time trial between my new wheel lock and the old wheel lock.
  3. Its right hand side of the toilet itself. In my caravan the toilet is in the middle washroom on one side. The wall board is GRP so can't get a reading on that. Today going to get seal to replace that on cassette. Then will be having a look at weekend to see if I can discover that is going on.
  4. Thanks. I have noticed some leaking down below in the cassette area so it could well just be that. I will see if can do that at weekend. Do you think it's ending up on floor somehow which isn't a nice thought thinking about it. I was thinking fill tank leak but don't want to have to remove toilet really if can get away with it.
  5. We have a Swift 586 2015 caravan. We bought it last July. Around Nov last year I noticed that the right side of the toilet was a bit high on readings over 20. I therefore made sure to fully empty flusher tank etc and heated the bathroom a lot. I got the reading back to sensible. We have just been away in the van for around 2 weeks and the readings on the floor are again high highest is 27. I am trying to work out what is causing this? I never physically see anything go onto floor that isn't cleaned up quickly. Anyone any ideas and easy ways to check rather than taking to a
  6. Thanks for that Dave. I think the 2016 may be a MK3 but that sounds good about the 2012 a dealer near here has one but it's not in yet so wondering whether to go for it or wait for a MK2 facelift. Both same power I think just made other changes apparently.
  7. I would like a 2013 MK2 Facelift Kia Sorento as like look of them and apparently they rebuilt them to make them better to tow with. Did anyone have a 2010 to 2013 model then have a MK2 facelift if so is the Facelift so much better to tow with than the original MK2?
  8. I really like the look of the Touareg can pick up a 12 plate 40K for 16K but that seems a canny bit of money for an 8 year old car. Also not sure about reliability on them as this is why XC90 is going.
  9. Yes I think Swift ditched the 6FB edition they had with Alde(625) and changed to the L shaped lounge which is nice but we have three children so that model means set up two beds each night
  10. Thank you. We fancy a Sprite FB next I think as the ones with Alde will be too heavy for all but he heavy cars. The only thing I wanted was the ability to fit three in the back so would like to see one in the flesh with the kids which maybe a wait till start of June job I think.
  11. We are still looking for that elusive tow car at present. So see a VW tiguan but my worry is their Kerb is 1711 so not very heavy. Obviously when we tow with it we would have 5 people in a boot full to the rafters which would add a bit of weight. We currently only have a single axle 1550KG but would ideally like a twin with a fixed bed and for non Alde talking 1600KG. Basically I want a reasonably reliable tow car that will fit in 5 people so needs wide back seat setup. Budget will be 13 to 14K. Currently car a 59 plate Volvo XC90 but starting to get a bit expensive to
  12. You can get a Rav4 this is why I am asking not too bad miles but at my budget never going to have low miles.
  13. We are looking for a new tow car as I do like my XC90 but the costs are starting to go up and sick of paying out for it. Nothing major but constantly needs something doing to it. I did like the Santa Fe but apparently recently What Car said must unreliable used SUV at present. I have seen a used Toyota Rav 4 150BHP with Auto box. Does anyone tow with one and if so what are they like? I can't find a review from any of the caravan people just a slightly older model which assume was same build. Wouldn't mind a Kia Sorento but in my price range nothing seems to come near to me at prese
  14. Thank you for advice it looks like both possible. The weird thing is a CRV on practical caravan they add another 75KG saying that Honda didn't add it in. Do different companies do different kerb weight calculations?
  15. As you may have seen looking at a new tug that is more fuel efficent. Currently looking at Kuga or a CRV. The problem is both very light cars. The kuga is 1705 and CRV 1653 and in an ideal world my next caravan would be a twin with a fixed bed. All would be high % between weight of van and car. Both are 4 by 4 and have decent power. My worry is in case I buy it and they are unstable with a heavier van between 1600 and 1700 KG.
  16. 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.
  17. 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) Ju
  18. 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.
  19. We use Coop Extra Account so has everything in for 15 a month.
  20. 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?
  21. We are away soon as was wondering the same.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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?
  25. 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.
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