Jump to content


Approved Member
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About fooddestroyer

  • Rank
    Over 10 posts

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Northern Ireland
  • Interests
    foodie, who loves time with his family and kids
  • Towcar
  • Caravan
    Compass Corona 556

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Hello hello. FINALLY booked our first campsite for 25th July for wife and two kids in our 6 birth tourer. It's our first time in a touring caravan. We're not going too far, but I guess I'm beginning to think about 'what to bring/prepare' in advance. Has anyone any pre-tour checklists that might guide our preparatory thinking? Many thanks.
  2. Found a dealer in N.Ireland who has what I need. THANKS!!
  3. Haven't yet... any breakers that stand out as a 'go-to' rather than calling around half the country? Thanks Geoff
  4. Thanks guys. BTW - the seller has placed the steadies on Ebay, so now, sadly, I am in a bidding war. Does anyone know where I could find quality-used steadies online? Thanks!
  5. Hey guys I still need to replace the corner steadies on my wife's 2ton food trailer. I cannot see any inscribing to help me on the part. And the trailer is a custom. I have found a seller offering 2 x Alko 205 817 & 2 x Alko 267 265 taken from a 2016 Bailey Valencia - https://www.alko-tech.com/sites/default/files/uploaded_files/EN/499668_htk-caravan_12-2018_en.pdf Would these be sufficient?
  6. Sorento pre 2010; auto or manual? and I live in N.Ireland. I've spotted quite a few topline 'Titan' specs at great money on mainland UK. But I'm nervous at buying from a distance. Has anyone any tips in the purchasing process from a-far? If I'm sure the car is first class, don't mind jumping on a plane and driving it home. Buts it the initial stages. Dont want to waste my time travelling over for a lemon. THANKS!
  7. I took a snap to show you the jacks that I want to replace. They are welded on to front right and left of rectangular food trailer. see HERE On inspection again this AM, I notice that they are not scissor jacks, strictly speaking, but more 'support legs'. So a quick Googly search landed on this product > https://www.olearymotorhomes.co.uk/alko-support-leg-1310-p.asp But I cannot find any details about the product Am I right in thinking that the wheel chocks primarily stabilise in conjunction with the rear drop down support legs and front legs? Thanks
  8. A friend who has towed at all levels stopped me for a chat on Saturday and heard me out. He said to consider a VW Transporter with the heavier engine, 2.4L/TDi to get the required horse power to handle a 2 tonne braked trailer, AND to handle family run arounds about town. At the risk of flogging this subject to death, has anyone any comments on this direction? THANKS guys. I really appreciate the wisdom and help on here. ~FD
  9. Thanks Andy. There are two stabilising jacks attached to each side of the front of the trailer that I need to replace - to let down when parking up. Yes, a food trailer!
  10. Anyone know a reasonably priced source in UK to purchase a set that will support a 2000kg trailer? All sources appear to be selling from the US? TA!
  11. Got a soft spot for Pathfinders. Anyone got advice on finding one with a sound/treated chassis? Seems like apart from this, they are good. Great Ian, and thanks for replying. My max budget is between £7k-8k so 65 plate is too much, but I LOVE them.
  12. Thanks for this. Passed my B+E a few weeks ago and I have been getting commercial insurance quotes to be sure of this change.
  13. Thanks Ian. What year do you own? Haven't thought of Merc, but thanks. I suppose I will look at conversion specialists to get a fuller idea then. Thanks! Is it 'thirsty'? I'm curious as to which Touareg has the most economical, and/or even best all round engine.
  14. Just for the record, I got the trailer weighed and it's 2000kg! My poor CRV was MAXXED out. I really don't want to destroy it, so changing vehicle has become more of a reality. I like muscular Nissan Pathfinders, but the well documented chassis issues terrify me. As do any pick-up 4x4's mpg. So I am back to thinking about something like a Touareg/Rexton/Sorento. Any buying tips welcome, and which would pull my beastly trailer best! Thanks friends. FD
  15. Hmm. Never thought about this. Thanks Dave.
  • Create New...