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ascsbe

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  • Birthday 24/08/1951

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    Wimborne,Nr Bournemouth Dorset
  • Interests
    AFC Bournemouth. Cricket and Caravanning.
  • Towcar
    Mazda CX5 2.2 Diesel Auto 2021 model
  • Caravan
    Coachman Acadia 565. 2020 model

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  1. I purchased one through Amazon. Tried it for 3 days then returned it. Poor picture and sound. Lightweight the only good thing I can say about it.
  2. Totally agree with you. We have a 2020 Acadia and same issue.
  3. That happened to me as well. had to flick it up a bit.
  4. I have just ordered a brand new CX 150bhp Sport 2.2 engine Diesel Automatic in the darker blue. Spent hours reading reviews on it and the only negative that keeps cropping up is the SatNav. I was hoping with the minor tweaks on the post Sept models this may have been improved but apart from the screen increasing in size a bit it does appear to be the same as pre update. Get it towards the end of Nov and really looking forward to it.
  5. We used one at Nimes about 25 years ago. People looked at us bewildered. No sat finders or apps so sometimes took ages but always got there in the end. Now moved onto apps to find satellite and skyq for the TV. Takes just a few minutes now.
  6. Thanks to Alde and Ern. A few ideas coming through.
  7. Thanks for response. Have spoken to others who have fixed beds and it seems I am not alone. We want the heat coming up behind the boards not 90% of it going straight into mattress so I don't want to reduce the heat. Just have it coming up where it should.
  8. We purchased a brand new Coachman Acadia 565 earlier this year. We love the Alde heating. It is brilliant. However the van layout is two single fixed beds. Both sides of the single beds there are the normal boards but the Alde heating both sides is just blasting heat into the mattress. Very little if any goes up behind the boards. Totally wasted heat in this area of the van. Has anyone come up with a solution or modernisation to drive more of the heat between wall and board. Thanks Andrew
  9. All Coachmans have Alde heating as standard from 2020. We have had both types and prefer the Alde because it is more like heat from a home system where as blown air in my opinion dries the air. Also every van we have had blown air struggles to heat the bathroom if it is at the rear of van where as with Alde you have a radiator in the bathroom. Alde gets the vote for us.
  10. It was a nice day about 23 degrees. I do not know much about Kampa awnings but some brands do not have a pressure release valve. When I had an Outdoor Revolution Air awning it did have so felt fairly at ease in hot weather. Now sold it and back to Isabella Magnum. Might blow down but wont blow up!!!
  11. Was on a site last week when there was a huge bang. Kampa Air awning had blown up in the next cul-de-sac. Won't be leaking anymore as it is now in the skip. As Air Awnings get older I am sure that more will go this way as I am sure sun damage will have its effect. Would not have wanted to have been in it when it went up.
  12. All up and running now. Will be easy next time. Anybody who needs simple guidance email me. Thanks everyone who helped Andrew
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