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  1. Article in the telegraph this morning saying that after all this they are moving to a UK sticker instead of GB. There will be a lot of p'd off people who have just stuck a great circle to the back of their vehicles!
  2. we are still hoping. We have 2 weeks annual leave booked in august. if we can we will head down to the eurotunnel..... Although I looked it up last night and it is approx 900£ instead of the approx 400-500£ it usually is!! I'm hoping price might come down if demand goes up and more people go on...
  3. coming back to an old thread. Can anyone confirm to me what I need to buy to be able to 1) attach it to the caravan gas point 2) use it with canisters thanks
  4. absolutely agree. that post was spot on handyandy. you have made me realise that it is about passing a test not how good anyone is at driving. We will wait and do it properly.... frustraaaaaating. thanks for help as ever.
  5. There seem to be limits on the weight as a minimum but nothing as a maximum weight and size. We are struggling to get a b&e assessment and test booked in promptly, so looking at a DIY option. I am an experienced tow-er so hopefully I will pass. Any tips are very welcome though.. Thanks
  6. So, just to come back to this thread - we have bought a sun canopy thing and a utility tent for the poor. Will give that a go a couple of times and see how we get on with it. We might then sell the awning if we dont feel like we need it. I think this will be worth it for trips to the continent. The question is about uk trips - but we are fair weather campers at heart so with a bit of luck it will work fine
  7. thank you so much to all for your comments. Lots of options to look at. We have a vango 390 air awning. it is a ***** because we cannot zip out the front or the sides, and therefore it is all or nothing - you can only open them. "junk" includes bike helmets and other kit, inflatable swimming rings when abroad, wet towels, picnic mat with toys, table, 5 chairs etc etc. We do need it to be secure (from wind etc), we wouldnt sit in it in the cold I'm quite happy to rule out a fixed canopy, I'm tempted by a sun canopy plus pup tent for the junk. We dont often stay more than 4 days, which looks like the line for many people - it just doesnt seem worth it to put up a big awning (also we sold one last year after using it once....) I guess, like everything we want something different for different scenarios.
  8. We went away this weekend and remembered that we are really falling out of love with our awning. It is not very big, and barely fits all 5 of us in and the piles of junk that we carry around with us. But we have always shyed away from really big awnings as we dont have the patience to put them together, and never really find it worth the effort. We actually don't often sit in it, but of course we might if we liked it more. It is also very dark and makes the van dark inside. We are thinking about a canopy type thing instead, and the wishlist includes - not dark - somewhere to put shoes on etc coverd - somewhere to leave shoes etc out overnight and not worry about them getting soaked in unexpected rain. - somewhere with shade for continental travelling - possibly somewhere to sit and eat, although we struggle to eat with bugs/wasps around and often therefore eat in the van, unless we had a totally sealed unit. - something that will withstand some weather - we are fair weather travellers but of course get caught out, and have been in some whopper storms in france which the current awning has dealt with fine. Anyone else had this decision? Thanks
  9. Remote is somewhere in the guts of the boot of the car. go somewhere quite and do a screeching emergency stop. that will out it. If you find it will you tell me where our caravan tv remote control is? We drove off with the jockey wheel down today....
  10. thanks - ive had a look. I think it is the old chestnut of the definition of outside. I have been fascinated by some pic on social media of restaurants with structures in their gardens that look a lot like buildings....
  11. This is just guidance though isnt it? We are staying at 2 campsites before the may date, and both have toilet blocks open. I guess there are choices for everyone. (5 in our caravan, it is non stop number 2's here - off you go to the toilet block...)
  12. i am starting to think awnings are bonkers. We just use ours to dump stuff, I am not sure it earns its effort...
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