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    At present France
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    Life, especially the bad things
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    2014 Discovery 4 - HSE
  • Caravan
    Lunar Clubman SR

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  1. Yep, we think that’s the way of it, but as I said, up to now there have been no repercussions for staying longer than 90 days, I’ve even attempted to find out what exactly the penalties might be via various government websites but to no avail , it appears that historically there are no fines, no imprisonments and no president, I was hoping that someone might have an idea. The are thousands of people in Europe on long stay breaks, that is longer than 90 days, ah well.
  2. On behalf of our friends I would like to thank those of you that gave a positive response
  3. So here we are again, the dreaded Brexit, we have friends who are currently in sunny Spain, and they’re panicking about Brexit so here’s the outline of the question or possibly questions. normally, apparently the law says that you can only spend 90 days in 180 days in Europe, up until now most people have ignored this fact and so have the authorities, BUT, and here’s the rub, with Brexit possibly kicking in tomorrow will the blind eye stop? Will the authorities take people to task for going over the 90 term, and if so what are the penalties likely to be. DOES ANYONE KNOW, whilst this is an approximation we’re guessing that at present there are possibly hundreds of thousands of people that would normally stay for up to 180 days of winter sun. Will this end up being another cash cow for the government’s your answers if you have any would be appreciated
  4. Well well, happy days, I only say that because we thought we had a problem with our Theford Aspire 2 grill, clearly we don’t or at least we’re not alone with our 25 minute not coloured-up toast, it must be Thefords way of attempting to keep us all healthy, unfortunately what’s good for your health is not necessarily good for the environment because as we attempt to slightly colour our toast the gas is running for hours. Maybe some one might come up with a booster for the grill, just a little more pressure at the burner end of the grill perhaps. At least we know that Theford are not on the case and that they really couldn’t give a flying ****. You know what I mean. However, I wonder what they say when you explane to them that the grill is not fit for purpose unless it sole use is as a plate warmer when the oven is on?
  5. Great thank you both for the responses, 2 x 6 mtr lengths it is then, I’ll put the front cover on for trolling with, and simply remove the awning side when we’re on site.
  6. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your comments, van sorted no more shocks still no idea
  7. Hi everyone, yes this is your opportunity to aid and assist a moron with a fairly simple problem “to cut or not to cut?” And, if you cut “where to cut”. Also, “to cover the front ?” Or, “not to cover the front” So here it is. We own a Lunar Clubman SR, 7.2 Mtrs in length, the awning rail being considerably longer taking into account the up drop and the down drop, we also own a front cover and I have just purchased an awning strip witch is 12mtrs in length. I purchased the strip with this in mind, we are about to travel to Spain for a well earned break. Under normal circumstances I would use the front cover whilst travelling, however, the last time we did this we felt a little insecure when we stopped along the way whilst taking a cuppa and a sarnie sitting in the van unable to see the car, (paranoia) yes. So mooching around in our local caravan supplies I spotted the 12mtrs awning strip. 1st question, should I use this instead of the front cover? My thoughts are that we would be able to see the car along the way if we stop, sorry when we stop for a break, paranoia issue resolved, front of van covered in dirty rainy water possibly ? 2nd question does the awning strip really work in preventing water marks down the van when travelling? 3rd question, where to it length wise, should go for one long piece 8 mtrs in length and one piece 4 mtrs in length this would mean that when on site the awning, was side would be protected without a join whilst the 4 mtr length is stored, or should I just go for cutting it in half? your thoughts and opinions on the above would be appreciated
  8. Hi all, assistance required if possible. We’re just about to take our 2017 Lunar Clubman SR in for its second service tomorrow, whilst cleaning every thing out yesterday a got a shock, yep, I mean a real shock albeit very small, at first I thought it might have been static but I took my electrical tester out this morning and put the live stabby little pin, I’m not an electrician, I put it on the metal plate I believe this is aluminium in the gas locker which sits at the rear of the gas bottles and I put the negative little stabby pin on the tester on the metal hinge on the locker door, at this point I got a continuous beep from my tester, as I said I’m not an electrician, but, Im not sure if this is correct, can any one tell me what it might signify, I’d like to know before it goes into the service shop so that I’m not blinded by science. Any advice would be welcomed, thanks in advance. johnnyboy
  9. Hi all, I guess this has been talked about before but I thought I’d raise the topic again. Caravan levellers, NOT, I hasten to add the plastic block types, but the Bulldog, Milenco type. I appreciate that they are hard to use, I also appreciate that although the manufacturers say you can use a rechargeable drill, you can’t, that is unless you’re lifting your child’s plastic John Deere trailer. And, I know you need a ratchet type wrench to effect the lift, however, does anyone out there have any experience using on of these and if so how do they perform, please
  10. I would like to thank you all for taking the time and trouble to reply, I’m off to the local brewery shop to get some acid, cheers
  11. Hi peeps, it him again, a quick question if I may, and, whilst this question might seam a bit mad I thought I’d enquire. We’re currently sitting in a great campsite in Kent, however, the lime levels here are extraordinary high, so high you have to wipe the kettle out every two days or you’re drinking limescale, not sure what it’s doing to those poor bu ggers out there that have to suffer it on a permanent basis, however, the question is, “ has anyone out there ever felt the need to run kettle descaler through the water system?” And, if so, did it damage it? would it damage it? Our van is a 2017 model the heating system is a sealed trauma system which runs on antifreeze so no worries with that, but the hot water system, taps and pipe work must be taking a right lime dousing at present, so I was wondering if it’s possible? as always your answers will only be shared with those that visit caravan forum, I’m looking forward to receiving your responses regards johnny
  12. Well Lost in the wilderness, thanks very much, after continuing to listen to the banging, I decided to take another look, and, whilst I didn’t have PTFE tape I did have some gas tape, similar thing only slightly thicker, anyway, did what you suggested yesterday and no banging since, and, whilst the pump runs on slightly (10 secs) max no banging, great news so thank you very very much, your help and assistance is greatly appreciated.
  13. I’ve adjusted my pressure switch so many times it’s causing me pressure
  14. Thanks for the response, I too will now ignore the problem, although I would have thought that the likes of trauma with all their research and development would have got to grip with this, I’ve said i5 before and I’ll say it again “the likes of the Trauma / lunar development teams are definitely NOT caravaners”
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