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  1. Mr & Mrs Plod, me and Mrs Jacko really hope your relatives recover quickly and the level of infection is as a minor as possible. We have spoken a couple of times if our remaining parent gets infected. Reading your post brought it home that I can’t imagine how you feel that you can’t just jump in the car and go see them or how useless one may feel. We did try and show MIL how to zoom but gave that up!! hopefully we won’t have to face your dilemma. Hope all works out for the best.
  2. I think its a cracking idea Old Chimers and with some 'vetting' would be willing to let ours be used by a well deserved person. During the first lockdown ours was used on our drive by a friends son who is a traffic police officer (I'm not stupid!!..), who wanted to shield from his young family and during the 2nd lockdown it was used by a friend of ours who nurses in A&E with absolutely no damage. Our neighbours were brilliant, one side chipped in with the occasional home cooked meal and the other side offered their washing machine. Unfortunately both my neighbour who we share our
  3. When I clipped mine I needed the whole lamp, I just went to my local Elddis dealer who it must be said was very helpful. I cant remember how much it was, which tells me the price was not extortionate, and I had it in a couple of days.
  4. we both had a test yesterday and both negative Must say our local test site, Kent County Showground is run and staffed by the army and what a fantastic slick operation it was, apart from the gagging and itchy noise!! it was actually quite a nice experience, good humour and banter.
  5. I’ve got a 2018 XC60 D4 AWD and before that a 2016 XC60 D5, both are brilliant solo and I also think the D4 is the better tow car. Have got no reason to change at the moment but if I did I wouldn’t hesitate getting another Volvo. Do agree though the main dealer service costs are high, once out of warranty will go back to our local guy for any work needed.
  6. I for one think this is brilliant news and can’t wait to get me two jabs although no idea when. We are both over 60 (just) and in good health so we will be well down the jabbing order. Have been in Tier 4 since it started and certainly in our local area everyone seems to be adhering to the rules. Well that’s apart from a couple of yoofs at our local co-op today who thought they were exempt from the Q outside, the one way system, wearing masks oh and any reply when OH and another guy in the store gave them a piece of their minds and the guy literally frog marched them out the store
  7. I have the flat ones, a mate has the convex version and I much prefer mine. on both our 2015 and now 2018 XC’s they clamp on the mirror casing well with no damage and the mirrors gold flat ok.
  8. I use Milenco Aero and they are good, no vibrations. Have used them on both our XC60’s.
  9. Ours will make your ears bleed if you stand to close
  10. Mind you am seriously thinking of getting this one😂, just waiting for a mate of mine to get his next toy, hopefully will be mine by Easter.
  11. Had this for 5 years, sold it about a year ago, worst thing I have ever ever done... regretted it as soon as it drove up the road.
  12. If you guys dont mind I will keep my glass half full and hope for happier healthier days rather than doom, gloom and despondency
  13. We are on our 2nd XC60 and are brilliant both towing and solo. Did test drive the Kodiak and also drove a mate’s one. Whilst it’s a nice car, personally felt the quality you feel in the Volvo just wasn’t there. You do get a lot of car for your money and am sure it would make a capable reliable tug. enjoy what ever you choose but the XC60 gets my vote
  14. TD, exactly the same as us, 2 x Cockapoos and Jax in his bed and Doris snuggled up on the bed..... Must be a 'poo thing... Our Elddis also has the stable door which we love and would be one of those things that would influence any future purchase
  15. This all makes me want to bury my head in the sand, *********** and take the slaps as they come along.... __________________________________________________________ Admin comment: Bad language edited out in line with the forum T&Cs Bad Language: This is a family site, therefore swearing, foul language and profanities are not acceptable in any form, and where seen will be removed. Even if you do not find a particular word or phrase offensive, please respect others who may. Swearing includes direct swear words, abbreviated swear words, net-speak
  16. They do not say you cant use a diesel or petrol vehicle from that date just you cant buy a new one. There are going to be many applications that do not suit electric vehicles so they will carry on being used, just look at the classic car market that is still going strong. Admittedly fuel and tax is most likely going to change but the petrol and diesel powered vehicles will survive for a long time yet. You never know as the date draws closer the values may even creep up as people decide they need a petrol or diesel vehicle for their particular needs. What will be interesting is as the deve
  17. Am being cautiously optimistic that this vaccine is a goer.. When it happens we would have it when offered although we are 61 & 60 and according to our local surgery do0 not qualify for a flu jab so I guess we will be a long way down the list after front line workers, students etc etc. Fingers crossed something positive is about to happen.
  18. Advice has just been issued in our industry by the British Marine Federation and have copied a couple of paragraphs from their guidance which is aimed at the leisure boating industry but their are some similarities, thought it may help: Private individuals can use their boats for exercise and therefore deliver their vessel to a boatyard for maintenance or winterisation. However, current DEFRA guidance does not allow the boat owner to visit their vessel to conduct maintenance themselves. Private individuals can use their boats for exercise and therefore deliver their v
  19. What a interesting post and one that is most definitely up for interpretation, debate and opinion. As the house is connected to the company premises then it would probably be classed as part of the business, as already mentioned social distancing would be more of a problem and also cleaning regimes. Myself and our engineers have letters to prove we are on essential business and most hotels are asking for some form of clarification, we are finding that a lot of the smaller hotels we would normally use are not open and its the larger sleep factories that are remaining open.
  20. Luckily have not got stuck yet!!.. But have got a lump of rope in the 'just in case' bag...
  21. I use my adaptive cruise control all the time, certainly helps curtail speeding on motorways and thru' roadworks. Am not aware of any legalities using it whilst towing.
  22. I brought ours back from Storage and put on the drive last week for two reasons, one, we did have a booking for this Thursday for a week away so it needed a good clean and sort out (Now deferred till March) and secondly we have or hope to have a new bathroom being fitted sometime in November and had always planned to camp out in the van whilst we are Karzi and shower less in our main bathroom, and we can demonstrate to our tradesman we are practicing good Covid and social distancing measures. Not sure if that's classed as a fix but at least some of its features will be used during the nex
  23. We have a cheap one from Tesco's. I think we have used it once, it lives under the seat as its a bit bulky for the cupboards and neither of us can be bothered to get it out to use and toast our bread and crumpets in the grill. Reminds me to take it out and save the weight and space... Anybody want to buy a 4 year old toaster used once but high mileage.... (it will probably end up in the loft with the rest of the overspill items...)
  24. Totally agree with Gary, we are hopefully away next week for a 5 days on the Sussex coast, van will be packed with food for the trip, we will be out walking on the beaches etc, well away from other folk, only foray into the population will be to fuel the car and possibly a take away. Normally we would have a couple of pub lunches but will give that a miss.
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