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ged600

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About ged600

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  • Birthday May 29

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    lancashire
  • Interests
    outdoors,walking,cycling. Photography
  • Towcar
    ford mondeo 2. 0 zetec business
  • Caravan
    Abbey vogue 417

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  1. ged600

    BMW318 touring

    What van did you tow with the 318? Wow 335 is that the 3.5 litre? I can't afford to own and run that one. A lot of info to take in!! I would be going for a 2011 to 2013 model. I have the 138 bhp model and tow around 1400 kgs it tows great with 4 in car plus 2 dogs. Upgrading to a fresh van next year. I find the Mondeo too big it's great in the summer when towing but winter it's a drag and it's our only car.
  2. Hi all currently have a Mondeo 2.0 D, Thinking of changing in new year to a BMW 318D estate. I love the look and most are automatic which is what I want. Anyone on here tow with one? Which model and year? Ive looked at a few and they get great reviews.
  3. Well after all the comments I decided to get a mobile engineer out, he removed and cleaned the unit all working now. £75 cost! thanks all
  4. If I get around £2000 for mine anything up to £9000.
  5. Well after a couple of years with our 20 year old Abbey Vogue we are upgrading next year but to what? We want a fixed bed, I tow with a Mondeo so don't want to go over 1500KG MTPLM, 2008 or newer. Baileys are light but are they rubbish build? Swift are a bit heavy but are they quality? We are selling ours private and would like to purchase private. Any suggestions?
  6. Was there any need for the comments, I have disconnected the gas. It will be electrical which powers the ignition. why pay £200 for a cooker that is worth a lot less.
  7. Hi all, I have a Stoves cooker fitted in the van and the ignition works now and again and now the grill I have to hold the nob in until the grill heats up and then let go very slowly. I have looked for pdf files online but no joy. I don't think it's the same Stoves as based in Telford this one is Liverpool. I'd like to fix it myself over the winter as I'm pretty practical. Any help or advise much appreciated.
  8. Hi thanks for the feedback. I was running at 80 kg nose weight pulling a 1340kg MPTLM van with a Mondeo 2.0D at the front. Yes more of a swaying than snaking but I find large wheel trailers worse than small wheeled trailers. I'll clean the ball and friction pads at weekend and see if that helps as advised in a previous post. I drive HGV'S for a living and tend to keep an eye on vanners when passing me.
  9. Hi it's a factory fitted tow ball Bosal one, underneath it's stamped on max load 90kg?
  10. Hi all, Loaded the van differently as we were getting a lot of snaking when passing or being passed by HGV'S even with Al-Ko hitch with good pads. Put more load on tow bar as recommended 90kg, plus loaded van forward of axle and over axle. I'm now getting a creaking noise when turning slowly and setting off from stop. Any suggestions please.
  11. Off to France/Belgium with Car and van in a couple of months, I have a tom tom start 25 with Europe maps installed. My question is what do you input for a destination as postcodes in these countries are more areas than individual places. Anybody any experience of driving in these countries with a sat nav device? Thanks in advance.
  12. Hi Nigel, Thanks for the info. Could be a fault in the windows or just age? When did you get the window and if you don't mind how much did eeco charge for replacement and repair?
  13. Yes ring them a few times a year never got any. thanks for the link though
  14. Hi all, I've been searching for nearly 8 months for some replacement windows. One is cracked, the other is de laminating I've been searching e bay, gumtree, various caravan breakers. I've been searching for abbey windows only, but swift bought Abbey in 1990 do you think all manufacturers back then used the same company for their window supplies?
  15. My wife and I have recently returned to vanning after a 20 year break, we did camping from 2008 to last year sold the tent and bought a bigger car and a used touring caravan. We have been away around 7 weekends mainly Yorkshire and the Lakes. Most vanners are helpful and friendly but I find the ones with new cars and newish vans tend to ignore a greeting like "good morning" or "how's it going". Is this because we have an oldish van, and don't fit in with the Jones ?? When we were camping everyone on the field or site were friendly. Anyone else experienced this?
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