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Fortyfoot

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About Fortyfoot

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    West Yorkshire
  • Interests
    Outdoors
  • Towcar
    Volvo XC60
  • Caravan
    Coachman Pastiche

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  1. Chesil beach, fantastic for mackerel when I was there years ago. Caught a bucket full every session, took them back to the site and gave excess to other caravaners. A long way from Yorkshire but it was worth it at the time.
  2. As far as I can see they use RSA as underwriters, have a look here. The C&CC use Ageas, info here. I got a quote of £150 from C&CC for my van without naming security devices, I will check them out and get back to them and see if it improves their quote.
  3. I have been looking at new insurance, the cheaper quotes are USA companies or ones with poor reviews. I have just had a reasonable quote from the C&CC, you don't have to be a member, Underwriters are Ageas. Give them a ring, their website is a disaster! 08001244633152.
  4. Yes they are brokers, yesterday I saw their underwriters but have lost that info. It was a company I recognized. I will be checking later today.
  5. My existing provider is AmTrust, I am not happy about them. They go under cover4caravans, mine was through compare caravan insurance. CCI only gave me the one option this time, in the past I have been shown the cheapest. Frank Pickles is not far from me so I will look into them next as well as the failures yesterday. Thanks for your interest.
  6. Not getting very far, current provider AmTrust does not seem good, I have my car through Saga, tried them on the internet, they could not give a price, I have to ring them. Some one said C&CVC was good so I tried them, errors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I went back and the only error was that I had a space in the middle of my mobile number, none of the other error existed or applied. If they cannot get an application right, would they get a claim sorted? Their website is very very slow! I have had enough today, I will look at Frank Pickles tomorrow, their office is not far away.
  7. It's market value I am looking for, it seems to be about £10,000. I have just used Compare the market and got the following quotes. Next I will check out the quoted companies and ask my existing insurer, AmTrust Europe, for a quote on £10,000.
  8. I have just got my renewal notice, its £125 for next year. My van is a 2012 Coachman pastiche, is this price reasonable? Thanks.
  9. Mine is 2014, I updated last November. I must admit that I find google maps is better for diverting to quicker routes. My last car was an Xtrail and my phone sat neatly against the speedo without obstructing it. Overgrown hedges are also a problem in Yorkshire!
  10. Most speed limits are fine, in mph. There is so much to learn on these cars, mine is 2014, newer one have more features. I am told that newer cars use Google Maps instead thank goodness.
  11. Fortyfoot

    Volvo maps

    There are quite a few errors on Volvo maps, which could lead you to breaking the speed limits. Every time I go out I see a wrong speed limit on the Volvo map. I am using a version which I downloaded last year. Below is what I got on a 30mph limited road this morning! Roundabouts are called "squares" and cash machines are shown as dollar signs! I would have thought there would have been a UK version!
  12. We liked this site, good chippy just up the road! https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/club-sites/england/north-east-england/tyne--wear/old-hartley-caravan-club-site/ Fortyfoot
  13. I finally made my mind up and got an XC60, 5D, 2014. I bought my previous car in 2007 and had no idea of the improvements there had been since then. I have plenty time to get used to the vehicle before we start caravaning again next year. I really appreciate the comments which I have received from you all, thanks. Fortyfoot
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