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Caravan Novice 101

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  1. Thanks for info. I have switched box on and with standard aerial cable i get Freeview channels. I have also taken photo of the box and what's on the roof. (From a distance at ground level so not the best).
  2. Thanks I will get some photos when I'm next at the caravan and look for the manual
  3. Thanks for replies. I believe the aerial is linked to satellite dish as dealer mentioned it automatically moves to detect best signal. We have a TV for caravan but not with built in Freeview or anything like that. Do I need a Freeview box for it to work or just an aerial cable?
  4. Hi, We recently got a new caravan (new to us) and it came with a satellite box. Dealer explained it has an aerial that would pick up signal automatically on top.of roof etc but I'm not sure what else I need to watch TV. He mentioned a decoder or sky box. If we just want to watch Freeview channels do we need anything else or just plug into TV and it will work? We don't have sky so don't have a box to use. Will a virgin media box work to get additional channels? Thanks for any advise.
  5. Thanks. The towball limit for vehicle I believe is 90kg
  6. So I have now collected our s max and got a nice surprise to see detachable tow bar already fitted and tow bar under the boot. I have taken a photo of tow bar included. Can someone advise the figures written on it meaning. I'm assuming it is suitable for vehicle tow ball limit of 90kg. Is it the 140kg figure im looking at?
  7. Thanks for reply. Hoping I can get test booked soon!!
  8. Thanks for quick reply. I was planning on sitting test anyway so will.need to now when able. Just aswell don't have any trips away planned! When looking at new van what MTPLM should we be looking at to be within the 85% guide?
  9. I have yet to collect 2016 ford smax vso don't have specific weights from vehicle however looking online I'm now concerned even with my existing caravan I will be over the 3500kg allowed for my license. My current caravan MTPLM is 1250kg and looking at online at vehicle weights for 2016 smax I think.i may be over. Any advice appreciated.
  10. Yeah will be leaving it all on when trade in for the next owner.
  11. Thanks for all the replies. This was factory fitted tow bar so no spare parts to out back. Only part Incan remove is the actual tow bar. Will leave it on car for trade in.
  12. Thanks will give me an idea of price to compare against. Adjusted for inflation etc through. On another note I currently have a detachable tow bar on my Skoda Octavia is this worth removing tow bar only prior to trading in or not? Is their a market for used tow bars? Thanks
  13. Does this mean having to have it fitted by ford as I spoke to my local ford garage and they don't fit tow bars.
  14. Thanks for advise. Does the ford electric kit need to be installed by ford or is it an option from tow bar suppliers as seem some offer two types of electric kits a bypass one around £80 and another option which is around £200?
  15. It's 2016 model and unsure about spare wheel or boot release but will find out. Do you mean a tow bar and kit from direct from ford? Thanks
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