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jonply

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About jonply

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Plymouth
  • Interests
    Walking, being by the sea.
  • Towcar
    Hyundai Santa Fe Premium se awd 2020
  • Caravan
    Adria Dart (2020)

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  1. I've not looked at the proposed groups to roll it out too, but as I'm only 36 I would expect to be very low down, although I do qualify on medical grounds for the flu jab which I have each year. In a theoretical world where it was possible to give it to everyone, or if I did qualify, I would happy have it. Yes there may be some risks, but for the sake of saving more venerable peoples lives and to allow us all to return to normality more quickly I believe that it is a price worth paying. As others have said a lot of money and effort has been put into this, and people who are better qualifi
  2. Assuming that you are talking about the hook up from the car (towing vehicle) to the caravan, yes you can buy a lead. There are two possibles, if you have an older caravan and tow car with two sockets (12n and 12s) you can buy a lead for both, I think Western towing amongst others sold them. If you have a newer 13 pin plug I have seen leads but they tend to only have 8/13 pins connected so OK just for lights but no good if you want to charge battery or power fridge while towing. I converted my caravan to have a female socket on the A frame like the one on the rear of the car (13 pin) as I hate
  3. Also A member of both, use mainly CL/CS sites choosing based on location, have used both clubs main sites occasionally as well as commercial sites. Have my Caravan insurance thought CCC. If you look into the discounts offered by retailers etc they differ from both but can often save you more than the subscription per year. Hope you enjoy you caravan.
  4. Damage Barton Nr Woolacombe North Devon, close to beach and most if not all pitches have sea views (site is terraced). Only issue is if the fog comes down as cant see anything then, but to be fair none of us can control the weather.
  5. Done Hope 'A' level goes well, but a hint caravan makers don't actually ask owners/ users
  6. Not Sure what age your current Crv is, I have had a '17' plate Auto 2.0l petrol and a '65' plate Auto 1.6 Diesel both will tow 1500kg. Towed with both and never experienced any issues like you describe, even on a very long continuous tow where if it was going to overheat I would expect it to. Both were good tow cars the petrol being normally aspirated was much slower up to speed and slower to accelerate but would happily cruise. The diesel obviously had more torque and acceleration was better but personally preferred the petrol. I expect either of these would be in your budget.
  7. If you have a stabilizer hitch as most caravans doo now then it need to be free from all grease and paint. If you have a non stabilizer hitch it needs to be greased.
  8. HI I have a Dart picked up on1st June but ordered at NEC in Oct thought my local dealer. The size of the wheel is 51/2 J x 15 ch ET30 the tyre size is 195/70/r15c 104/102r. The only place I have seen this wheel for sale other than thought dealer is Prima leasure (Part of the Bailey group). Can't help on cost as dealer including as they initially thought it came with one and to be fair immediately they found it didn't they said they would get me one. Not sure why the brochure says it has 14" wheels as all models including the one displayed at NEC had
  9. Might be worth giving Freedom a ring and asking them re the ones they have listed. I had a Freedom many years ago and think that like most caravans/ trailers they use fairly standard rims. The should be marked something like 5.5J x 15 they will also have a 'ET' number this is the offset. You probably won't be able to read it if rusted but may be able to read spare, or look in handbook,then look on websites (google western towing or trailertek) that do trailer spares many of them sell rims with or without tyres, alternatively take this information to a local decent tyre place (I find the indepe
  10. I agree with the above, but just check that it is pressed home fully on pipe, as you away it may be worth contacting your dealer and see if they may allow local repair or replacement and reimburse you latter so that it does not affect your holiday too much.
  11. It should provide all road lights but not power to charge battery/ power fridge. You could buy some 12/13 core cable (only 12 needed) and a plug and socket and wire your own up if you want to have full function.
  12. If it is the same as my previous van (1995 Swift Corniche) the switch has a central position between 'van and car' this is the position it needs to be in when towed. The 'Car' position is just to allow you to use the car battery if hitched up but the leisure battery was flat for example. Also depending on the van it may have a relay that takes a small time to change over once it gets the switched 12v from the car. Hope this helps.
  13. The 12v setting is only designed to keep the fridge cold while towing, not to bring it down to temp, also it is not normally thermostatically controlled as the mains and gas are. The gas setted is often the most effective so if this is not working well there may be an issue with it, common faults are blocked gas jets. This is general information as I don't have that exact caravan or know which fridge was fitted to it but they all, absorption 3 way fridges work the same way. May be worth getting a caravan service engineer to service van, if it not been done for a while
  14. Sorry that it has taken me a long time to leave a review. Firstly thank you to Blackhart for the wonderful journal of his trip to Morocco and back. It should be also noted that he is not making money out of this (although I don't doubt that he could sell it commercially) but to help a worthy cause which I am sure like many of you, like me, will never have heard of. The Journal itself is both comprehensive (nearly 200 pages) and entertaining. When I asked Blackhart for a copy I was not sure what to expect but in reality had expected maybe 50 pages max, well I wa
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