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B3nnl

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    BMW X5
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    Swift Challenger

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  1. I've now discovered it should be a 15amp as per the manual. So new holder is now in place with a 15amp fuse. Hopefully it'll all be good now, but will keep an eye on it. Thanks for the pointers though folks. Benn
  2. There's an interesting chat going on over at the Mustang forums for obvious reasons. Personally I don't see Electric as the solution, but Hydrogen. Hydrogen burns much more efficiently than petrol and when burnt, emits oxygen and water. The problem is, we have no viable cost effective method for extracting it as of yet. 2035 is a few years off yet and I wouldn't be surprised if we have the alternative to the EV by then. As for existing ICE vehicles, there will be conversions made available for them, so no need to panic just yet. Remember all the panic/uproar when it was announced Leaded fuel was being removed! It all got phased out and yet we still have plenty of classic cars running around today.
  3. I just bought 2 used ones off the bay for £50 for the pair, ill wait till the weather improves then fit them myself as it appears an easy enough job. By the looks of things, if you're capable of turning a screwdriver and peeling off old mastic and squeezing on new stuff, you'll be fine.
  4. We got our 2.0 TDI 190 4x4 7 DSG 7 seater with factory tow bar and its been an absolute joy to tow with. The issue with the one variant that cant tow is an oddity. I'm sure I read somewhere that it's to do with the low nose weight for the Kodaiq 7 seater variants only being 80kg as opposed to the 100kg for the 5 seaters. With the DSG, the extra weight counters the last 2 seats in the rear, whereas the manual doesn't and the nose weight drops dramatically with the 2 extra seats in the back, below permissible levels to tow. I could of course be talking absolute rubbish, but it does ring bells.
  5. Update, I managed to pull the fuse with some pliers and now everythings dead so the fuse is still intact. It's properly mashed mind! I'll look for a new block and replacement fuses. A slight concern as to what caused it in the first place mind. Still going to get a professional to have a look for piece of mind. Bloody hate electrickery!
  6. Sorry folks, another one. Rather than doubling up posts, I've put this post up in the electrical thread, regarding the in-line fuse from the leisure battery. I've been nudged to ask here as it may be a specific Hymer issue or do all leisure batteries have them? Can anyone shed any light to the problem?
  7. Sorry, this is on a Hymer not a swift. Should have put a post in there I suppose. Just thought this may have been a standard electrical issue rather than make specific
  8. Evening folks, I was just having a look at everything yesterday and noticed I have an in line fuse holder with a 2 amp and a 10 amp spade fuse in it before going into the main dist unit. The 10 amp fuse has gone south and melted itself to the holder, I can't even get it out to swap it over. Now, this is clearly not right, but...Everything's still working on 12V! Surely this fuse couldn't still be working in this state? Im obviously trying to get someone that knows electrics to come and have a look, but whilst I find someone, can anyone shed any light as to why this is still working or, is it actually doing anything at all? Do all leisure battery setups have in line fuses before they go into the dist box?
  9. Hypothetical question time... Your van might be 7.06m long... Options selectable with ferry company are upto 6m/7m/8m etc. Price jump from 7m to 8m is almost £100. Is it worth a "risk-it for a biscuit", or do they have reps with tape measures waiting at check-in for you? Sorry if it's a bone question, but just asking for a friend... Cheers
  10. Unfortunately the wife doesn't enjoy sea travel and the thought of getting the Santander/Bilbao ferry was enough to end the conversation abruptly! It would have made life much easier though!
  11. Is that combined, car & camper? The cars almost 1800kg and I think the vans around 1400, so I'm assuming I'd be ok? Must start reading up on these details, I'm making a lot of assumptions.
  12. Thanks for the posts folks and also on my other thread Here which I placed in the wrong section (that's what happens when you don't read the instructions!) It's been a wake up call for me, I've driven thousands of miles in a car and distance doesn't phase me, but you're all right. I'm not just driving me, I've got the wife and kids as well as a big old van on the back! So reality check time. 10 days is the maximum time we can afford off as my wife and I are also taking part in the Rally for Heroes event 5th-15th August so were already stretching the holiday time. With that in mind, scrap the Med idea and I'm now looking at getting the Portsmouth-Caen Ferry and heading off from there. If we get the night ferry, we'll be landing around 7am and I'll go for one days drive looking to arrive at our destination late afternoon/early evening. We'll sit and look through sites this evening, but does anyone have any gems we can look at? Once again, thanks for the contributions and I appreciate the honesty in managing my expectations, it is supposed to be fun for all the family, not just me on a mission! Thanks Charlieboy, were based near in-between Taunton and Yeovil on the A303. The 10 days are inclusive of travel, I'm quickly learning that its much shorter than normal caravanners usually go away for. Unfortunately this year, that's our lot, I'll definitely plan longer next year! Thanks Val, I like your thinking and I'll put the idea forward, although the better half may explode at the thought of going without a booking, but I'll certainly give it a look.
  13. It certainly is. ... Well, it is upto the last sentence in the other post where I apologise to the mods for posting into the incorrect section and ask them to remove it. But thanks for the input all the same. ;-)
  14. We've got our caravan and I've convinced the other half that we should take the two kids (9 & 10) on a 10 day trip down to the South of France. No idea where, I just want it to be sunny/warm. I'd happily drive all the way to Spain, but that's not fair on the family, so the compromise is S France. I'd like for us to be near the sea or a nice lake and ideally something to keep the kids amused, water slides etc (But not essential) I remember doing the Italian Lakes as a nipper and have great memories from that, but not sure if the extra drive heading over the Alps is worth it if there's something worth going to in France. Does anyone have any recommendations/insights of their own that I can take a look at? Thanks Benn.
  15. We've got our caravan and I've convinced the other half that we should take the two kids (9 & 10) on a 10 day trip down to the South of France. No idea where, I just want it to be sunny/warm. I'd happily drive all the way to Spain, but that's not fair on the family, so the compromise is S France. I'd like for us to be near the sea or a nice lake and ideally something to keep the kids amused, water slides etc (But not essential) I remember doing the Italian Lakes as a nipper and have great memories from that, but not sure if the extra drive heading over the Alps is worth it if there's something worth going to in France. Does anyone have any recommendations/insights of their own that I can take a look at? Thanks Benn. Sorry admins, just seen that I've posted this in the wrong section, how do I delete it?
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