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    Walking, National Trust, eating & drinking
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    Hyundai Santa Fe
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    Bailey Unicorn Valencia

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  1. Wow, I think we have a lot to learn...….
  2. Thanks Ian. Once checked would we then only need to check if wheels have been off or at regular intervals? It was serviced in September, prior to us purchasing, would that have been checked? Sorry for being so dim, just our friends had a sudden tragic bereavement and we have been unable to get the service sheet from them as yet.
  3. We bought our caravan from friends who had not toured with it, so no guidance given. We are totally clueless and haven't done any torqueing!! Should wheels be torqued before/after every journey or both? And will that sequence apply to any model or should we check the handbook? We have a Unicorn Valencia III 2015 model. Many thanks.
  4. Great to hear everyones views/experiences.
  5. I couldn't see any of the things in the fridge for today's!!
  6. We bought our Bailey Unicorn Valencia in September from some friends. It is a 2015 model and in very good condition. What has made you trade yours in or consider buying a new one? At the moment the only minor downside is the side bed.....having to crawl out the bottom or over hubby to get out!! I know, if money was no object, there are some amazing new models but just wondered how others have come to the decision? Thanks
  7. Hi Paul 1957......I have done a new post.....we survived......didn't take awning.....rain when we set off was horrendous and hubby wasn't too well. Saving for a future trip. Have just seen Richard Y's post...….now got a longing to go to W Pembrokeshire Thanks again everyone for help/guidance
  8. Thanks all. David.....I think being new to this, we've watched that many YouTubes......that it seemed to be highly recommended - maybe by the people who sell them
  9. Thanks all. Decided not to take the risk and just back from site....water drained. Thanks for advice John on covering water drainage outlets....a job to add to list. We got a Floe pump....I think that’s what it’s called, so will do that at weekend hopefully. We will then also need to decide whether to leave it open...are, however, hoping to take Unicorn out at end of December.
  10. Thanks Wildwood. In Durham....had frost when we were down in York during week but back to the rain at home. Hopefully can finish work early and get there.
  11. we are new and definitely learning. Loving the advice and help from the forums.
  12. Advice and help please. Just remembered we forgot to open the drain down tap (the one in the floor) - all other taps open, including shower and outside waste flaps. No forecast for frost in next couple of days....storage not right next to home, back to work tomorrow....will it be okay until we can get there, probably Wednesday or Thursday? Obviously we did forget something else - so this has been added to list for future!!
  13. Thanks everyone...definitely looking forward to next trip....hopefully, we’re doing a few nights local for new year and then further afield a bit later on. Our aim is definitely France, or even Spain...had never even thought that possible. Just want to say how great everyone’s help, tips and advice is. Again, our thanks to you all......unfortunately, it’s back to work tomorrow....
  14. Well, thanks to everyone’s helpful advice, we decided not to take the awning for our first trip. Turned out to be the right decision.....rain was lashing it down when we arrived on Sunday afternoon and hubby wasn’t feel too good while we were away. On the plus side, not too many mishaps, other than forgetting to remove microwave plate but it survived....note made to remember next time, and also the clock fell ‘inside’ - again managed to retrieve. A lovely site...Beechwood Grange, York...fab shower/toilet block, great pitches and friendly staff. Will definitely use again. Waste water froze...as did chemical toilet hose but they quickly sorted it. Arrived home in one piece today, although Unicorn will need a good clean now. Small mishap on way home, fridge shelf fell out inside fridge, no damage, and sink drainer fell off. Not too bad considering our first time....although hubby did the towing, so he takes most of the credit..maybe i’ll brave it next time.....yes, there will definitely be a next time
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