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  1. What does this mean? How are you supposed to transcribe a you tube video. It was not me in the situation described so I fail to see how any other way it could be done. Exaxtly. I am in no way associated with the people in question, I thought it would be a valid discussion but I have learned my lesson. I dont think sarcasm is warranted even with the wink. My last post.
  2. Lets not make this personal as its a debate on what membership of a club is about and we all have different views on this. I seem to be getting a bit of an attack for having a different view point which is disappointing. Well balanced and I agree.
  3. Being Devils Advocate for debate, when the shutdown was in full force, the Club was promoting itself as Club, rather than a directory of sites. I think there should be a directive, and there may be one already as Gary has stated in his post, which would makes things crystal clear, and should be posted in the memebrship handbook,although if you did the laundry you would be paying for that service. This could well have been where they got the idea. I have heard that you can ask for a drink of tap water in a pub for free, and also to use the toilets if there is no public ones withing a certain distance, but these maybe old wives tales as well Thats typical of certain people in all areas of society, as the unknown individuals who are flytipping around my rural area rather than pay to use the local recycling center. According to the video the MH'ers asked permission.
  4. I think they were trying to make a discrimination between travellers and themselves, although there is nothing to stop travellers becoming members. This is my interpretation as well which could be wrong.
  5. Bit of a cryptic title. I have been watching a couple on youtube who are fulltiming in a MH for a couple of years. The videos are interesting as he has fitted and reviewed lots of things eg solar panels and inverters, ebikes etc. Anyway, they do use campsites as well as park ups, but are members of the CMC. They stopped enroute at a CMC site as they had been told by other members that they would allow MH'er members to stop and top up the water and empty the cassette waste. So they did top up the water, but were refused to empty the waste, and were informed by the warden if he/she had know who they were they would have refused the water. But, also they said you are not a member until you book into the site. So are we members of the club or not, as if as the warders intimated, its not a club anymore and really a discount card if you want to use the site. And do we think its acceptable that if you are a member, you should be allowed to do this? - I know it could be abused by certain members of the caravan community who shall remain nameless, but this was a £50k MH. I assume if they could have booked in and paid then it would have been all well and good. There has been a suggestion in the comments to table a question at the AGM regarding this. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFcfBrwRNNkvyYKXxZ4HH1g https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Qw5gt8r4RCpDaXTxY46Fg My personal opinion is that you should be allowed to do this, but not take your vehicle onsite, especially as most sites have a late arrivals area outside the main gates
  6. The angle plate is not a factory fit item, too expensive . They would have used another piece of plywood glued on. Loos like a sturdy support.
  7. If this is a wire frame one then it is attached underneath with woodcrews.
  8. Come up to the North East, we have had a sea fret for the last few days
  9. I found Borrowdale CMC site quite a challenge a few years ago, due to the parked cars coming out of Grange village. This was with my old 2 berth van, and it was a squeeze.
  10. The Camino is the Compass equivalent of the Infinity and is the next level up from the Avante range. The Crusaders are the next level up from the Infinity and will have more gadgets, thicker gables on the end of the cabinets/furniture. The styling will be different as in colour of veneer and seating material. Have a look on the website for the differences.
  11. How old is your van and has it Alde heating? Very easy to operate. Turn it on, set the energy type, gas or electric and set the temp.
  12. Have you got the CRiS registration document with the previous owners details. Send then a letter as I have done in the past when buying a used van. The dealer should also have their details and may give them a call on your behalf
  13. I have towed with a MK 3 and MK4 facelift model and both were very good towcars, towing a 1470kg MTPLM van. They were both 2.0TDCi engines, and the MK3 was very quick. Not sure if the MK5 is much different in handling but if the engines are more powerfull then you should have no problem - mine were very stable. I think the MK4 had a PCT towbar(fitted by the dealer) fixed normal type. It was very close to the bumper and the bolts were only a couple of mm clear, so I would go for a swan neck type.
  14. Dont think they are., although the bulkhead is also attached to the front of the floor with long wood screws. The front locker floor is not part of the structural floor, just a piece of MDF covered or painted. The sides are structurally attached to the floor by the Solid construction, i.e. glued tongue joint. It is only if this fails and the sides start to move up and down independently, then the screws in the angles will fail. It could also be caused by some floor delamination at the front causing the movement.
  15. I have had 2, I would go for the 3 pole one, I have the 2 pole one now and wish I had bought the longer one.
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