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Susan D

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  1. Hi, there appears to be what looks like leaf debris inside the front lights on our caravan, the ones on the lower front corners. I believe they are Jokon 60cm round led marker lights. They don't appear to be cracked or damaged in anyway, so I presume it's just matter that's been flung up and made its way inside when the van is moving. Does anybody know how to safely take them apart to clear the leaves out? Many thanks in advance.
  2. The front is shaped like a ... I'll leave others to fill in the blank.
  3. Checking on the website shows that this weekend is fully booked, with availability from Monday. If our car became available on say, Tuesday - garage is quoting that as worst case scenario, but they said that last time, so we can't bank on it- we could have moved the 8 nights to Wednesday if they'd let us, as there is availability showing for a fully serviced pitch, the only type we use, for those dates. But as I've said, they won't. As it is, it's too far from home to travel for just the last two nights, not worth the petrol, so we've written it off.
  4. Silly man deserves to be stuck interminably behind a caravan, thats behind a tractor, that's behind a bicycle, on an uphill road, with endless blind bends and summits, frothing and fuming in his £70k Jag.
  5. Thing is, we don't know for definite when our car will be fixed - the garage is waiting on a part (after waiting on another part before that) - so we could be waiting until the end of the trip dates, or near enough. Hence our request to move the dates to when we know we have the car back, to no avail. Gah!
  6. My sympathies here as we are in the same position. An unexpected problem with our car means it will be off the road for the next few days, so our Aberdeen trip, which was due to start today, is out. We phoned to ask if we could move it to a few days later, when our car should be fixed, happy to pay any extra cost, admin fee etc. but they're not budging, so that's £252 down the drain.
  7. Also 1 overnight stop at Tebay Services Caravan Park between Fernwood and home, making our total after the Aberdeen trip 45 nights, forum total 205.
  8. 1 night at Charnock Richard Motorway Services to break up journey 1 night at Bridgwater Motorway Services to break up journey 14 nights at Golden Coast Holiday Park, Woolacombe, Devon 5 nights on my parents' driveway in Little Neston - in progress Still to come: 5 nights at Fernwood Caravan Park, Shropshire 8 nights at Deeside Leisure Park, near Maryculter, Aberdeenshire Making our total for 2021 44 nights, lost track of forum total, sorry.
  9. https://www.glen-nevis.co.uk/caravans This site has some July availability, it has both standard and fully serviced pitches.
  10. I can remember in my teens, going with my parents towing a 2 berth caravan (I stayed in a pup tent) down that hair pin bend on Porlock Hill. I think my dad got a few grey hairs that day. 😅
  11. 2019 Elddis Avante here, squealy brakes sorted under warranty, no issues since, touch GRP.
  12. Is it in a place where you are likely to do food preparation etc. anyway? If so, and if a satisfactory repair isn't possible, I'd be inclined to just glue a lightweight chopping board, plastic, melamine or silicone, onto the area, and give it no more headspace.
  13. We use our toilet for everything; we've stayed a few times at sites whose facilities weren't open yet. It usually gets emptied after a day and a half. We did try the bio liquid route but Mr. D was decidedly unimpressed. back to Elsan Blue for us.
  14. So far as I can tell, unless there are designated caravan parking bays, then caravans are entitled to park along with the HGVs if a bay is available. We've overnighted in service areas more than once, paying the full 24 hour fee of course. We just make sure the car and van are never left unattended. Of course we use designated caravan bays if they're available, but if not earplugs help to block out any noise.
  15. 4 nights, The Wheel Caravan and Camping Park, Falkirk. Forum total 112.
  16. Oops. 😳 <gets coat and slinks off back to Caravan Chat>
  17. If they're the same as used for caravans, we have these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0761VZ1Y9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 We have only used them on a few occasions, as we're usually on hard pitches, but they seem to work okay. We also now know to use them on loose gravel as well as grass.
  18. Ah, our oldest daughter grew an extra inch when she was 19...! 😄
  19. No, as Martin says, the front benches are very short, only suitable for very small children to use as single beds. We have the 574, which has the same front living area as the 550 and 554, the sofas are not very wide at all. We sleep on the made up bed, which at 3'8" with the front chest in place is a rather stingy "double", more like a large single. We've removed the chest now, so have a full double space to sleep on, but of course that won't help you. The problem you will encounter is that in a fixed bed van with full bathroom with separate shower, and decent sized kitchen, if like us, your choice of van length is restricted due to storage space, then the length has to be lost somewhere. In this case it's the living area. I don't know if you can go longer than the 7.21 m length of the 550, if you can, you may find more choice with longer front benches. "Just remember if planning on using the front benches as children’s beds that they have a nasty habit of growing !" Oh yes, we bought our van when our daughter was just turned 10; she is taller than me now, although that isn't difficult.
  20. With our shower, I looped and tightened a white cable tie around the shower pole, to sit just below the riser bar i.e. the thing you push up and down to raise or lower the shower. With the ends snipped short and turned to the back, it looks very discreet and helps keep the shower head in place at the chosen height, but can be pushed up and down the pole at will. Also, ours is the Ecocamel shower head, and I find that pushing the head backwards, so that it is angled more vertically and spraying forwards and outwards more than downwards, iyswim, helps to keep it from dropping down on itself.
  21. T'was lovely and peaceful, though. At least, it was until the weekend arrived; then everyone piled in!
  22. Bit like Mr. D the other week, then?
  23. We're also off to Drummohr near Musselburgh next month, making up for a cancelled booking from last year. Plus five nights in Ellesmere in Cheshire after our two weeks in Devon. (Sorry Mr.P, I guess folk just like to share. )
  24. We were away from the 12th to the 18th at Waren Park in Northumberland, back home now as Mr. D has had work and Miss D school since the 19th. We'll try to fit in the odd long weekend between now and the biggie summer break in Devon (all booked and paid for last September).
  25. Bailey's own website shows the new Cabrera as having the Dometic 134 litre tower fridge. In the picture - shown when clicking the "i" button on the fridge door while the 360° tour - the fridge has three shelves in the door. In the body, there's a salad compartment at the bottom, with three shelves above that, then at the top, what looks like a shelf at the bottom of what would be the freezer compartment - presumably this is if you choose not to have or use the freezer option? Otherwise that would have a door to close it off. But as a larder fridge only, yes, four shelves altogether in the body, with the freezer, three. Definitely not just the two.
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