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    Transit Custom sport
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    Coachman laser 675

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  1. This is my heath Robinson effort๐Ÿ˜€ itโ€™s fitted with adjustable legs ready for any uneven pitches ๐Ÿ˜Ž used an 8mm bit of ply, scribed the wheel arch shape onto the ply and jigsawed it into shape, then used contact adhesive to glue the skirt material to the ply, works a treat๐Ÿ‘
  2. We tow with a van, have done for nearly 4 years, never had a problem with either C&C or CMC, both my vans do not carry any sign writing ๐Ÿ‘ think they donโ€™t mind a self employed plumber or the likes advertising on their own vans but would bulk at commercial sign written vans.
  3. Had a few spare minutes today so decided to modify the awning draught skirt๐Ÿ‘just fed up with it looking saggy over the wheels. Got hold of a scrap bit of 12 mm ply, scribed around the arch and cut to shape, covered this with the material used to cover the upper part of the wheels, legs swivel into place and can be hight adjusted ๐Ÿ‘ bit heath Robinson but Iโ€™m happy with it ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘
  4. Just to confirm Mr Ploddโ€™s comments about his friend ๐Ÿ‘ our gross train weight is 5240kg , even with all our kit we are well within these figures ๐Ÿ™‚
  5. We tow with a custom sport 170bhp, copes very well with our coachman 675 ๐Ÿ‘ being a panel van it provides plenty of secure storage space for the bikes and dog trailer, all the items needed for touring are carried in the van saving any overload issues in the caravan, having said that I did have it up plated when we ordered it๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜€ Iโ€™m sure the 153bhp will cope fine๐Ÿ‘
  6. Called into our local dealers this morning, they usually have around 70 new/used vans on site and a further 20/30 vans stored in a nearby compound, today they have 7 available to buy ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Speaking with them, they say itโ€™s pretty much all newcomers with no PXs They are now waiting on new stock arriving (bailey/coachman) no wonder itโ€™s hard to find a pitch ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜€
  7. Same as you Griff ๐Ÿ‘ itโ€™s top quality as youโ€™d expect, especially at that price point
  8. We use a transit custom sport, had no issues with either CMC or CCC ๐Ÿ‘
  9. Ours set up with the windscreen
  10. Try Alderstead heath itโ€™s a cmc site, come off J8 M25 and itโ€™s about 10 mins from the motorway ๐Ÿ‘
  11. Picard57, exactly the same for us, we have gone from a Vango kalari 420 to a Cirrus and absolutely love it๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘ infact we are sat out in it as Iโ€™m typing this ๐Ÿ˜€ we found the Vango a great awning and Had no issues with it at all. This is our second outing with the new awning, we have also purchased the north windscreen to give the dogs a little extra outdoor space, also provides a little privacy ๐Ÿ˜Ž it all looks fantastic when set up, will take a couple of pictures befor dismantling tomorrow ๐Ÿ‘
  12. Iโ€™ve just sold a Vango kalari 420, weโ€™ve had it since 2017 and have to say itโ€™s been a great bit of kit, we also have a smaller Vango Somona 250 which we use during the winter months, really good quality especially for their price point. We have like BM Bairn pushed the boat out and purchased the Isabella Cirius Air 400, the quality really is second to none (as youโ€™d expect) it resembles a polled awning once set up plus the roof hight is really good which really impressed us, only used it once so far but really happy we purchased it.
  13. Iโ€™d have dismantled it whilst they were away and stuck a post in the ground with a note on it stating fire regs๐Ÿ‘ Then sat back ready for the fireworks ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜€ joking aside...... what a nightmare situation to be in, hopefully with the site owner involved it will be sorted ASAP
  14. What a great looking outfit ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘ have fun ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  15. Some good info Pickard57 thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ‘ I know what you mean regarding the draught beams, I will follow your advice. We managed to fold ours up complete and get it into the bag, have to say it was a struggle lol, making use of both bags sounds like a good plan ๐Ÿ˜€ We are off to thetford forrest a week Friday, armed with all this info will make it a breeze ๐Ÿ˜Ž canโ€™t come soon enough ๐Ÿ‘ Regarding the pegs... I used a few of the ones supplied but they are not really up to the job on hard standing ๐Ÿ˜ณ I used mostly rock pegs, which reminds me that I need to get another set so I can make the
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