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  1. I've got a couple of tears in my awning. I've purchased a Kampa repair kit - 2 circular sticky patches, a length of sticky tape and two tubes of solution, but the instructions are minimal. So what's the best way to tackle it? I'm thinking the tape alone for the smaller tear, and a patch for the larger one, which is up against a seam. But do you use the patch and the repair solution?
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    My A4 has the filler next to the fuel filler as well. It was awkward to juggle a funnel and a 10 litre container of Ad Blue. Also a pain not being able to know how close you are to overflowing. In the end it took the whole 10 litres, so hopefully that'll last a while.
  3. We're going to the Moffat C@cc site on 15th July, their toilet and shower facilities will be open, but they'll also be open from the 4th, with only water and Elsan disposal available. A lot of the independent sites don't seem to be opening at all.
  4. We make sure to drink as little unboiled water as possible when caravanning. Beer, wine, gin & tonic and whisky make adequate substitutes for drinking water. I do add water to whisky, but the alcohol kills any germs. Probably. Cheers! (hic)
  5. And dinde is French for turkey (even more bored)
  6. Ta. I did wonder if the barely-above-freezing water temperature was a contributory factor.
  7. I've primed my water system with a Puriclean solutuion, hot water tank included (not with the heating n though), and now reaise it's going to be in there for 24 hours, or twice as long as the maximum time stated on the tub. Should I be panicking? As a side note, anyone else find it difficult to dissolve? Seemed to be large crystallline flakes in the bottom of the water carrier.
  8. Add 'iconic', especially when applied to something that's still on the drawing board.
  9. Get as far north as you can on the first day - Peterborough to Strathclyde Park Caravan Site is 311 miles. It's going to be considerably slower for the remaining distance! I'd almost be tempted to go up the east coast and stop overnight somewhere near Edinburgh, then continue up the M90/A9 to Dalwhinnie and cut across to Spean Bridge, or even go up via Inverness and Achnasheen. The A82 is wonderfully scenic but it will be painfully slow in parts, especially up past Loch Lomond to Crianlarich.
  10. Polarised lenses are (or should be) orientated specifically to block the polarised light reflected from horizontal surfaces (roads, water, etc.), so you're unlikely to find a pair that work at right angles to the optimum position!
  11. There are worse things on the roads, far less the country. There might be a mild correlation between bad plates and bad driving, but in general a lot of drivers behind perfectly ordinary plates appear to have picked up their driving licence in a lucky dip.
  12. A few years ago we went touring round Europe. Car was on plain number plates so I did buy a GB sticker but never got round to attaching it. Just as well because it's magnetic and when I tried it there was surprisingly little sheet metal to which to attach it. Drove all through the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France and Belgium and no-one batted an eyelid. In Italy, in the Emilia-Romagna area, we had a week where we seemed to be the only foreigners around. Last year we did the same but I bought a set of plates with the EU stars, the letters SCO and a saltire. Technically non-regulation and unacceptable, but again, never had a problem.
  13. I think my caravan's handbook actually mentions that running on 12V isn't intended to bring the fridge down to working temperature, it's only supposed to keep it 'topped up'.
  14. All hail the cordless drill, especially when it's raining. Anything which brings aperitif time a little nearer is always acceptable. However, I still use the brace to fine-tune the steadies.
  15. I bought a pair of 195/70 R14 reinforced tyres from blackcircles in September 2017, £103. Looking at their web site you can still get a pair for just over £100, only a few quid more expensive than non-reinforced. Had them fitted at an ATS depot; I don't have Tyrons but the question never arose.
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