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Talking Flag

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  • Location
    Leics / Warks border
  • Interests
    Rugby, Caravanning now, clay pigeon shooting, good food and red wine. Not necessarily in that order
  • Towcar
    Ford Kuga
  • Caravan
    Bailey Senator Indiana S5

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  1. Thanks guys. I've found some wheel clamps which I'll mount much as Griff has shown so the bikes can stand up in the caravan.
  2. I know it's a long shot, but has anyone come across an in-caravan bike stand at all? We can't mount a carrier on the 'van, and I'd rather not have them on the roof of the car. Some friends have an A-frame mounted one from Fianna, but our Bailey doesn't have the requisite room on the frame.
  3. We don't use a credit card so much as a currency card - Caxton. we just dump euros (or whatever currency) on it when the exchange rate is good and it acts like a debit card when we use it. We can get cash out of machines without paying interest as well, so possibly a better fit than credit cards.
  4. It's acetone that is the active part of nail varnish remover that works, but there are acetone free versions, so they'd be (inevitably) useless.
  5. My father is a shocking bad driver (86 yrs old), and had to re-apply for his licence recently. I asked him to re-take a test or at least to go out with an instructor, but he told me not to be so arrogant and rude in suggesting that he needs any training as he's already a good driver. He's been told he will need an operation for cataracts in the next 12 months, but refuses to take any actions or stop driving. He recently cracked two ribs in a fall, but was driving his car next day in direct contradiction to Dr's recommendation and my disgust. The police aren't interested as such, and as above the GP won't take any action.
  6. No idea, to be fair. Thanks all for the views though - appreciate the discussion.
  7. Had a couple of conversations recently where the views regarding towing a double axle caravan were polar - some saying they're better, more stable, and the other saying that buying a double axle caravan was the worst thing they'd done on 30 years of caravanning. Is there any good evidence one way or the other, or is it just personal preference?? Thanks, in advance
  8. Or George? Albert. Ethel. Edie. .. Could be some mileage in this one
  9. Yeah - like most of the replies so far, I use mine whenever possible and road conditions allow. Most of my motorway driving, even not towing, is done at 65mph on cruise (less when towing, obvs).
  10. Downside to a full cover can be condensation, but you might find some people disagree with that. we use a towing cover - when towing, but leave it off otherwise - the straps *can* rub and cause damage, the cover itself can rub and cause what I've heard called leopard spots on your van. It's a buyers' choice, but hardly any of the vans where we store ours use a full cover. Hope that helps. ..
  11. Just had it form the horses mouth that summer 2019 bookings will be available from October. .. Thanks - Have asked them for availability, but will check with C&CC because of the ferries and booking it as one. Might have to invest in an ACSI card!
  12. Well, I've just tried to llok at which sites are free in July 2019, and the C& CC site tells me there are NO campsites with 14 day availability in France between 20/7/19 for 14 days. Can that possibly be true, or are C&CC just bad language removed?
  13. Thanks - I have done it before, but the euro code was on the V5 for that car. I've found where I could look it up now though thanks - E6 in case anyone else needs to know.
  14. New car, need a clean air cert for France, but I can't see what category it is. 2018 Ford Kuga, 2. 0L Diesel AWD 180BHP Any help, please.
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