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About Mark&Penny14

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    The great outdoors, Walking , Dogs
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    BMW X5 40d
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    Coachman VIP675

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  1. Mark&Penny14

    Twin Axle Questions

    I have no idea but I’ve used them for years the only thing that does worry me I can stop but can the numpty going far to fast behind me on the phone eating a sandwich do the same
  2. Mark&Penny14

    Twin Axle Questions

    Welcome to Blighty. .... I spent many years in Germany when my sister was in the forces and everybody had winter tyres it’s a no brainier and with your setup I expect to see you and said vehicle at the top of Snowdon 👍
  3. Mark&Penny14

    Twin Axle Questions

    😂🤣😂 Winter tyres is the way to go I have them fitted to my VW Caddy Van and it’s gets further in the snow than many supposed 4x4 soft roaders.
  4. Mark&Penny14

    2 wheels or 4 on the wagon?

    Yep must agree having just acquired a twin axle with quad movers and having a very tight 90degree turn to get into my drive with not enough room to turn in with the car I can confirm the movers make light work of it and it no more difficult than our previous single axle. 👍
  5. Mark&Penny14

    2 wheels or 4 on the wagon?

    Travellers like 8ft Wide twin Axle German vans 😳
  6. Mark&Penny14

    Review Eye Kettleby

    Turn it all off open the wine or beer sit back relax and enjoy being removed from the world. 😂
  7. Mark&Penny14

    Twin Axle Questions

  8. Mark&Penny14

    Twin Axle Questions

    To be exact 102 mm but the other wheel remained on the floor
  9. Mark&Penny14

    Twin Axle Questions

    Yes I was thinking of a piece of timber or something to prevent metal in metal slippage.
  10. Mark&Penny14

    Twin Axle Questions

    I don’t have a Kojack so can’t do that I think a trolly might be easier
  11. Mark&Penny14

    Twin Axle Wheel Locks

    Well what an absolute pain trying to fit 2 Alko locks never used them before fitting one is crazy they have to me mm perfect to be able to get the bolt into the receiver, anyway got the rear one fitted then gave up and fitted my nemesis much much easier. Oh oh and if you spot the missing weight plate it’s been sent back to Coachman for up plating to 1900 kg.
  12. Mark&Penny14

    Twin Axle Questions

    Now that we have our nice shiny Coachman VIP 675 sitting on the drive and after reading and posting about various things to do with levelling and jacking twin axle vans, I still have a bit of a conundrum, as I have done as several people have said and driven 1 wheel onto a ramp to see if it gives enough lift for the other wheel to be changed and can confirm that it doesn’t, all it seems to do is make the wheel on the ramp bulge a lot, suggesting too much load, anyway moving on, I have quad movers fitted so the access to the jacking points isn’t accessible as per the pic below or are these still useable with something like a Kojack. So with these not being useable I need to look at another jacking solution, I’m thinking of a small trolley jack that could be used between the wheels is that an option and if so would it be ok to jack on the strengthened section as per the picture below Any my suggestions please. Cheers Mark.
  13. Mark&Penny14

    Came home without the van

    Collected the van yesterday spot on repair and a chunk of money off as well as free movers so happy all round, we only keep vans for 2 -3 years so the paint won’t be an issue thanks for all of your replies and suggestions but ££££ talks and the less we have to part with the better.
  14. Mark&Penny14

    Caravan Tracker

    I haven’t had a problem with our 675 insured it through Caravan And Camping club insurance no tracker needed.