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Les666

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About Les666

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  • Birthday March 9

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Surrey
  • Interests
    football, Scuba, fishing, adventures
  • Towcar
    Chrysler PT Cruiser
  • Caravan
    Lunar Venus

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  1. yea thanks for that... I did realise it needed a good push to lock properly... but at least its very secure.. wish I had bought this model first time, would have saved so much time and so many phone calls
  2. rather than a board painted black (which absorbs heat) placed in front of the wheel, how about a white board which reflects heat better...also after a couple of years rotate tyres?
  3. Started with a simple idea... as we leave the seats made up as a bed we cannot get to the space under the nearside...so I thought...locker.. I went on a well known auction site and bought a locker, seemed a good price £50.. It arrived, I had a quick look and it locked etc...so away we go... marked the hole, drilled, cut, fitted. couple of hours and job done...but hold on, the door has a slight bow in the middle..tested and not water tight...rats.. Took it off, checked and yes its a design flaw. also the cheap plastic lock couldn't be adjusted.. contacted company and ordered a replacement..that arrived and was the same... contacted manufacturer and told they had issues with that design and it is now obsolete...refunded on 2 doors.. Now have a hole!! ordered a slightly bigger THETFORD locker with infill panel. Fitted in a couple of hours and now is perfect... morale... cheap is not always a bargain..
  4. these sort of posts are not allowed?? or are they
  5. Les666

    8k tug

    Had both. prefer auto...however check the car tax costs as some autos, (like my make) can pretty much double..Which is why I'm driving a manual..
  6. think this might be the part?? https://www.ecocamel.com/accessories/acc/super-power-suction-cup-products/product/39-tap-aerator
  7. check for things like accident cover, many companies do not recover you and rely on an insurance company, also many won't continue to a journey to holiday site with caravan then recover home afterwards...so holiday ruined...... Just joined RAC (been with them before) as I found the cover better than GEM, who would only cover me for one call out for the same fault... simple thing to do is list all the things RAC or AA or whoever cover you for and compare them..
  8. So so without all the issues you 'may' come across here are my thoughts on the most important points when moving from tent to caravan.. 1. what can you tow? no point getting a huge twin axle if you have a small car. 2. how many adult size beds? you say 4 so guessing 2 adults, 2 young children or teenagers 3. layout, do you plan to stay in a field or luxury campsite... so consider importance of toilet, shower, cooking 4. Storage, do you have room at home? 5. don't forget leave some cash for insurance...and also locks, water containers, awning etc ..unless included in a sale..
  9. Its the feeling of achievement when it works...well done... garage recently quoted me 4 to 5 hours at £125 an hour to change cars radiator plus would only use official rad at £200. ... did it myself with rad from ebay costing £55 , in just over 3 hours...
  10. Another for Puriclean, I do it twice a year..First drum goes through into waste, second sits in system overnight.. then I rinse with 2 drums.. all the waste water goes on the garden. For tea/coffee water we also fill up a clear container from site tap and leave it sealed by kettle.. otherwise we drink beer and wine!!
  11. good to hear nice reviews...
  12. to see how much the tank holds simply fill it up till water get to the edge of the filling hole.. then drain it and count how many litres.. I normally set off with the chemicals (in correct sections) a couple of pints of water in the bottom and 1/3rd full the top.. that way its one less thing to do immediately when you arrive on site, plus great if you have to stop en-route in a lay-by for a quick call of nature..
  13. welcome, you will get lots of helpful advice from the forum.....Just remember that negative views are often from those who feel frustrated or angry about faults or service, there are many more who say nothing but are completely happy.. Ok so tips...I went through this recently deciding on a replacement caravan.....points which you probably already know came down to.. What is heaviest you can tow with the car you have, or do you intend to change car as well. How many berth and what sort of lay out...so maybe 2 adults and any kids? Bunks, single beds, fixed?? Do you plan to stay in sites with lovely showers or use the one in a caravan? Most important...budget... without knowing that and how may berth its impossible for people to recommend anything.. do another post with as much information as possible and Im sure you will get some direction..
  14. I have a Truma heating system, by the drain valve i have a screw valve (some brain box can add technical name), this can be screwed to adjust to add or reduce the running time of the pump after a tap is shut off... I also changed from the Truma pump to a Whale which I found much easier to fit and gives better pressure.. My system runs for about 3 seconds after shut off, 6 seems a bit too long...
  15. found date...0714 on inside of both tyres..typical I will run these till March next year assuming no problems.. So what is a good make of tyre for caravans?
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