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      Forum upgrade   12/10/17

      Hi everyone, As you're probably aware, we've been in the process of upgrading the Caravan Talk forum software for a while. I can now confirm that the software has been upgraded and we're fully up to date. Please note that this new software is quite different in appearance and function, so may require a bit of relearning. We are in the process of refining the look, features and experience to make it a bit better and more familiar. If you spot any issues please let us know in the feedback forum. Unfortunately any posts between Monday morning and now have been lost. This is due to when the database snapshot was taken for the upgrade, this may also affect new members since then. We do apologise for this, but we have tried to keep disruption to a minimum. We are already aware and working on the following issues: PayPal payment issues for CT Supporters Forum design, lack of CT branding including colours Temporary loss of reviews databases Navigation bar needs refining We will keep this list up to date, so please check here before posting new updates, or to keep on tabs of our progress. The software was upgraded in order to provide you with a more secure, reliable, faster experience, whilst providing us with more tools to improve the features and options for the forum. Thank you for your continued support. Ben and the CT Team


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    Renault Laguna Coupe Monaco GP Edition
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    Swift Charisma 535

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  1. Surround Sound

    We also use a Bose Soundlink just in front of the TV, but I use a AUX lead as the Bluetooth sometimes has a little time lag.
  2. Polish roof. Yes. Or no.

    I do and use the same products (the wife helps)
  3. Future Used Car Prices in Trouble?

    That’s partly correct. As to the amount of detail each finance company goes into is hugely different. Companies like Blackhorse (the biggest Caravan funder in the UK and biggest independent car finance company) do proper checks based on Affordability, Sustanainability and overall indebtedness but, they don’t all do this. In addition the FCA banned the use of flat rates in favour of APR but you will find many dealers still quoting flat rates. With regard to customers GMFV on PCP agreements, the customer has the option to reduce the amount they last as the Deferred payment, you can reduce this liability ultimately giving you equity when you come to part exchange at the end of the agreement. This will of course increase your monthly payment, but there has to be a compromise somewhere. The rule of thumb is if you plan on owning your car at the end of the agreement then PCP I’d more expensive than regular finance because interest is added to the final payment. PCP is great if there is instability in the market, because of the option to hand back and also if you plan on changing your vehicle on a regular basis. All purchasing of vehicles should be done on a variation of finance whether it be HP, PCP or even LP as it gives the customer better rights as consumers. All of the above finance agree to are tri-party agreements, meaning the goods are owned by the finance company until such time as the hirer (you lot) have met all your financial obligations to the lender and title is then passed on.
  4. Hello, Just a quick post to introduce ourselves. Joanna (swmbo) and I are about to return to caravaning after a 13 year hiatus. Our last caravan was a Abbey Expression 500 bought new from Jordan Caravans, we have now placed a deposit on a 2009 Swift Charisma 535 which amazingly is almost the same money as the one purchased in 2003. Our tow car is a break from what now appears to the traditional SUV as we have a Renault Laguna Coupe which is my pride and joy (and amazingly rare). We won't be collecting the Swift until the middle of September as I need to reduce the length of my garage to accommodate the van behind my gates and I need to get the tow bar electrics upgraded from the 7 pin to the 13 pin. I'm sure will be asking alsorts of daft questions real soon. Regards Darren