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chris76

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    Bishop Auckland
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    amarok
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    buccaneer cruiser

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  1. chris76

    Sky Tv In A Buccaneer Cruiser

    i was thinking of how to run the shotgun cable from rear of battery box i can understand under seat ,behind draws but how to then go up to cupboard above microwave?
  2. chris76

    Sky Tv In A Buccaneer Cruiser

    ok cheers mate, id rather do that but dont see how to get the lead running down the back of the fridge are there any access holes in the floor
  3. chris76

    first trip abroad

    nope,im talking rubbish,lol theres a late night arrivals area,not sure if its wort the the detour though i think we'd rather just split the driving and get it done in one go, fare enough i might not do it next time round
  4. chris76

    first trip abroad

    just checked and i think 8 is the last arrival time, tunnel's booked for 2pm on saturday, theres no chance id be able to pick the kids up from school and get down to london for 8 on the friday
  5. chris76

    Sky Tv In A Buccaneer Cruiser

    so does the tv in the bedroom have its own magic eye, i dont think having the tv on the draws would work for us as the kids like it for drawing/games and it just seems more natural to us to lie back and look towards the door area. how does the picture look working from the rf, i cant imagine not using hdmi im starting to think it might be too much hassle to take my q box, fair enough id be able to pre load it with programmes before going away, but then theres the hassle of having to use hdmi leads and obviously it would be a pain to move into bedroom area unless i have a splitter and leads all over the place.
  6. chris76

    Sky Tv In A Buccaneer Cruiser

    thanks durbanite so just to be sure i get this right - i can just buy a twin connector to replace the external one on the side of the van, then run a shotgun cable from that connector to wherever i decide to place the box, if the box is to be located under the seat and i decide to use a regular hd box then, then i could make a cable to go from the rf into the internal carvan sat cabling, then at the two tv points, cable from the wall outlet to magic eye then tv? also from what i have read am i right in saying as im using a hybrid i can use the sat finder on the regular side of the lnb,so i dont have to mess about swapping lnb's? and are the cheap sat finders any good, im guessing to save time and to make it easier it would be best to invest in a digital one?
  7. chris76

    Sky Tv In A Buccaneer Cruiser

    Hi durbanite, when you say to swap out the single sat connector at the battery box for a double, how does that work? Surely there is only one sat cable there? Also what’s the point of only having a single connector when sky boxes neeed two feeds How did you get on in the in the end? im hoping to sort something out for my cruiser, Iv bought a tripod with hybrid lnb, I’m hoping to take the q box away with us if you have any ideas
  8. chris76

    2018 buccaneer q's

    The guy who I booked the van in for a service/ warranty assessment, im dealing direct with Elldiss too, who I must say seem to be very good
  9. chris76

    2018 buccaneer q's

    apparanatly we should be removing them from storage and then recharging every 6-8 weeks,otherwise they wont be covered under warranty
  10. chris76

    first trip abroad

    will worry about the sites/route in between later
  11. chris76

    first trip abroad

    hi yeah i get it, but it would take maybe 3 hours to go to hull or 7 folkestone and then a longer crossing and then be further away from where we are heading,would rather drive straight down and be straight through tunnel
  12. chris76

    first trip abroad

    wow havent had time to check this for a few days, thanks for all the input guys, we're more than likely going to book the tunnel, bit concerned to borrusia say its quite narrow though, my van is 2. 4m wide hope theres a good run up to get it perfectly straight,or the sides are carpeted,lol looking at a crossing at around 2 pm on a sunday now so 7 hours to folkestone should be fine and we'll leave at about 5. 30am to be sure. And book a site near calais for the night also just been on live chat to the Caravan and Motorhome Club,iv been trying to do too much in one go thinking if i book a crossing then id get the best discount booking all the sites together, turns out the discount is only for the ferry and you only need to book 4 nights anyway, which would give me more time later to plan a route.
  13. chris76

    What towcar do you use for your Buccaneer

    hi durbanite its actually the 2. 0l bi ti but yeah the noseweight is the same. instead of putting water in the tank couldnt i just put my awning under the bed? Kerb weight: 95% The caravan's laden weight is close to the car's kerb weight, increasing the risk of stability concerns. This outfit should not be driven by novice towers, and does not meet Club guidelines. Note that a small increase in ratio (to perhaps 90%) is acceptable if all other criteria are passed. Towing limit: 63% The caravan's laden weight is within the car's stated towing limit, and therefore meets legal limitations. Gross train weight: 81% The sum of the car and caravan’s fully laden weights is within the car’s gross train weight. This outfit can therefore be used legally with both the car and the caravan fully laden. Nose weight: 83% The car's nose weight should be fine to safely tow this caravan. If this figure is high, however, (typically over 100%) care will be needed to load the caravan so that the car’s nose weight limit is not exceeded, but this should be practically achievable. Aim for 5-7% of the caravan’s actual laden weight without overloading the car. BHP per ton: 41 The car’s engine power should be fine to safely tow this caravan.
  14. chris76

    2018 buccaneer q's

    hi mate, i found a garage to do the work, but theyve bascially said its very doubtfull anything will be covered under warranty. battery - i need to go back to yuasa and they will turn around and say it should have been charged every 6-8 weeks and i cant vouch for wether the previous owner did this pump - possible under warranty depending on what the problem is panel coming away - no but they will send a photo to elldiss silicone behind bathroom sink and the kitchen sink out of square and microwave not sitting square in panel- nothing would be done i was told i would have to pay £51 for them to take a look so i booked my first service in at the same time as my two month either side starts next week and they may not charge me to look at the problems,lol iv told them if theyre going to charge me not to do any work as im sure i can do a better job than when it left the factory,for example that panel should have been glued and braced better.
  15. chris76

    first trip abroad

    yeah some good points, i think the tunnel was coming in at around 400 but like you say it could be worth paying the extra So is there a substantial difference in the waiting times then? just checked its 435 with 2 dogs Travel summary Folkestone to Calais Sun 21st July 2019 Standard Dep 01:15, Arr 02:50£166. 00 x 2 Dog(s), cat(s) or ferret(s)£38. 00 Calais to Folkestone Sun 1st September 2019 Standard Dep 13:50, Arr 13:25£193. 00 x 2 Dog(s), cat(s) or ferret(s)£38. 00 Vehicle details Car over 6ft / 1. 85m x 1 Caravanx 1 Roofbox/Bikes Total i think its probably the best option, we can pack up sat morning get away in the afternoon,should take us 7 hours to get down,kids can sleep in the car/traffic shouldnt be too bad. i cant seem to get a price through the cm club though it only comes back with the ferry price
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