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    Near Chester
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    classic cars, photography and holidays
  • Towcar / Toad
    Audi Q5
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    Swift Challenger

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  1. We have 5 cars between the two of us. Audi Q5 does the towing and wifey has a mini clubman. I also have 3 ‘toys’ A 2006 MX5 as a summer runabout, a really tatty 1994 mini that’s undergoing lots of lockdown work but this is my favourite by far....
  2. Having documented how rubbish out in car Audi satnav is I've been thinking about getting the above standalone from TomTom. Price has put me off at approx £360, but had an email today with an offer of £270. I'd welcome opinions please. (other than use a map!) thanks
  3. yes I agree - hence why asking if anyone had experience with Saga
  4. thanks for the replies folks. I was with Saga a few years ago for the car but they became very uncompetitive and moved on. Caravan quote certainly seems OK. I think I'll take the plunge. Cheers
  5. Interestingly Swift cover and CaravanGuard, share the same address and almost the same phone number!!! Different line into the same broker I assume
  6. Renewal time and I've got 3 quotes so for that vary wildly. Caravan is one year old Swift Challenger 645, stored at local caravan site storage facility. Swift cover is £346 plus tracker activation at an extra £100 CMC is £490 Saga are £302 without tracker, new for old, same as the others. I've seen some on here recommend Saga so I can't see any downside to insuring with them but interested in the opinions of folk more experienced than I am. Only niggle is the Saga website is cranky and very slow. Thanks
  7. I’m one of those ‘newbies’. I had no idea people block book sites and then cancel at short notice without penalty. Sounds like a poor management strategy and one destined to lose revenue. however if the majority of members use this strategy then I guess the only way to get what you prefer is to adopt the same strategy Certainly explains why we couldn’t get a week anywhere we wanted mid September when lockdown was easier.
  8. I know you shouldn’t do this but I’m not sure why. I’ve always tried to use the corner steadies just enough to make firm grip on the ground. Pity there’s no torque setting but then I guess that would vary from caravan to caravan.
  9. The Audi system only has ‘fastest’, ‘second fastest’ and ‘mixed’ whatever they mean! No shortest or avoids available. Stupid. BMW are considerably better.
  10. Think were in the the same place - this is the route my Audi chose in 'Trailer Mode' as the fastest round between two towns in Devon!
  11. The SatNav in my Audi is rubbish, even though its totally up-to-date and a recent model car anyway its by far the worst I've used so much so that I dont trust it and would even consider changing the car because of it. But, before I go that drastic I'm thinking about getting one of the caravan specific devices from TomTm or Garmin. I know CMC promote the Garmin and even offer a not very generous £15 discount bringing the price down to £330 (slightly less with Amazon). TomTom's equivalent Go Camper is about the same price but can be found for £270 via ebay sellers. Does
  12. It was this item on ebay 333676445796
  13. It’s all going well enough I’m pleased to report, my little camera gadget works a treat and SWMBO stands on the apex of the blind bend outside our house to warn of traffic, I can clear the road in about 3 mins to total and only block the road for about one of those minutes. Only one grumbly lady so far (not in an Audi!) thanks
  14. Interesting read. We have a twin axle swift fitted with powrtouch 2wd system from new (2019) and we are struggling with manoeuvring it round 90 degree bends. Wondering if we should splash out and upgrade it to AWD for next year as it is spoiling our enjoyment at the moment to be honest.
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