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About Snakecharmer

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  • Birthday 26/01/1955

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    County Durham
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    Photography, Reading, Archery, DIY.
  • Towcar
    BMW X3
  • Caravan
    Lunar Clubman SB 2011

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  1. Yes, this pole also has a C clip at the other end. There are two more poles with C clips but with nothing at the other end? Would these poles stand close to the caravan? Thank You.
  2. Thanks, I will take some more pictures. I have three rubber suckers, Three short lengths with hooks. I assume I use one ore the other and buy brackets for the hooks. There is also a long three piece pole held together with a spring that has a small spike at one end and a clip at the other but altogether there are three clips? A home for the pole end below, of which there is only one would be a good start. Thanks all.
  3. I would be very grateful if someone could supply me a set of instructions for my newly acquired Porch awning. In fact I have two awnings which came with my recent (first) caravan purchase. Lets start with the small one. Its a NR Awnings Jupier. Failing that and while I am unable to get to my caravan at the moment could anyone tell me if I am on the right track here? I seem to have too many of some things and not enough of the other. I know this would take some explaining but I thought I would ask anyway. Thanks in anticipation, frustration and on the verge of going bonkers!
  4. The point i'm making is someone possibly bought the Swift I was watching and there were six bidders. Somebody got caught. By posting this anyone thinking of buying a caravan on ebay might pick this up and think twice. Moreover, if anyone spots an obviously dodgy caravan they can report it to ebay on the link shown above. Happy days
  5. It seems my posting was in earnest, everyone seems to be Ebay experts but I. Even with my ( Now 1184 ) feedback I almost fell for it...... Having never bought a caravan before!
  6. For everyone reading this, I have a feedback of 1138 so use Ebay a lot and have returned goods many times. Paypal also operate a scheme called Pay After Delivery https://www.paypal.com/uk/smarthelp/article/what-is-pay-after-delivery-faq918 allowing purchasers to look at their purchase and have 14 days to return it, even though the buyer gets your money up front. However, PAYPAL WILL NOT PROTECT YOU FOR THE PURCHASE OF A VEHICLE OR CARAVAN. A person selling a very nice Hobby for £4000 wanted me to use this facility explaining (by email) how we would both be protected using this method of transaction.
  7. Following on from a thread published about caravan security recently, where I regrettably sidetracked the issue with something not unrelated but also not directly relevant to the topic of preventing caravan theft. I decided it would be of interest to start a new thread relating to some experiences I have had in purchasing my first used caravan. I cam across two Caravans being advertised at very cheap prices and was almost considering purchasing but then became suspicious before parting with my money. Having alerted Ebay to a person supposedly based in Doncaster selling a 2013 Swift Challenger for £7,750 and willing to have the Caravan delivered to Durham for £100. It seems someone had Hi-Jacked another persons credible Ebay account which had very good feedback. This is happening a lot on Ebay! It's actually hard to imagine this is even possible, however, following is the reply I received from Ebay. MC139 Alert about a message from another eBay member Dear snakecharmer500 We think eBay account sweetpea5433 has been used without the account owner's permission, so we're now restoring it to them. To protect this member's privacy, we can't share any more details about their account. People sometimes misuse eBay accounts by sending emails from them. In these emails, they invite you to buy or sell outside eBay, or ask questions that have nothing to do with eBay. They do this in the hope that you'll respond and give them your email address. We strongly recommend you treat emails from this member with caution and don't respond if you hear from them again. If you wish to chat to one of our customer service agents through the Live Chat function please follow the below link. http://contact.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ContactUsNextGen&Format=1&pid=863 ***Safety Tips*** - Don't respond to the sender, through either eBay or your email provider, if the message is an offer to buy or sell an item. This type of offer is against eBay policy, may be fraudulent, and the transaction won't be covered by eBay protection programs. - If you received what appears to be a Second Chance Offer for an item you recently bid on, and it appears in My Messages with the subject of "Message from eBay Member," it isn't a legitimate Second Chance Offer. Real Second Chance Offers appear in My Messages with a blue background and subject stating, "eBay Second Chance Offer for Item...". Always check for both the blue background in My Messages and the subject line of "eBay Second Chance Offer for Item…" when responding to a Second Chance Offer. - Never pay for your eBay items using instant cash wire transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. It is against eBay's Safe Payments Policy for a seller to request payment with these methods, as these types of payments are unsafe if you're paying someone you don't know. ***If you've Already Sent Payment or Posted an Item*** - If you already sent payment for an off-eBay transaction, or if you're a seller who already posted an item to a fraudulent buyer, we suggest you take the following steps: - Contact the payment service you used to make the purchase. If you paid by credit card, most card issuers provide consumer protections in instances of online fraud. - If you sold and posted an item to a fraudulent buyer, contact the carrier you used to post the item. You might be able to receive additional assistance from the delivery service. - Report the fraudulent buyer or seller both to law enforcement officials in your area, and in the area where the buyer or seller lives. When you contact a law enforcement officer, please explain the following: - eBay will be happy to help with the officer's investigation. - For more information on how the officer can contact eBay, go to: http://pages.ebay.co.uk/safetycentre/law_enforcement.html Keeping eBay a safe and reputable place to buy and sell is our top priority. To find out more about buying safely on eBay, open a new window on your browser and copy these links into it: http://pages.ebay.co.uk/help/tp/isgw-fraud-non-ebay.html http://pages.ebay.co.uk/safetycentre/buying_safely.html If you've sent payment for an item but not received it, please let us know. You can contact us from any eBay Help page. As always, if you have any questions, please get in touch. Regards, eBay Trust & Safety
  8. Thanks Durbanite, Thats a good place to start looking when I get back and hooked up. Thanks Tradewinds. I think my 2011 van pre-dates the glamorous effects you describe. I'll be delighted if there is.
  9. Thanks for that. I will look for the vents when I can get back on board. I have been studying the operation and seen how they change the coolant to G13 (Pink-5years), which we will do. I have also seen the touch panel upgrade. That's one for later perhaps, when I'm sure we love caravan touring? I just can't work out what the isolator switch refers to. Expect I will find out eventually by trial and error. Again, when I can get on board and get it all fired up etc. Or if the penny drops when I read the manual again! Regards
  10. Thanks, I've got the handbook. Its a bit confusing. If it had a Thetford water heater it would make sense. I have an Alde system and tried the central heating when we looked at buying and it worked fine. Then noticed the switch on a different day and it was switched to off. So nothing to do with the central heating. Unless the water heating is separate to the central heating and uses this isolater? I'll have another read today when I am more alert!!!
  11. I have just recently purchased a 2011 lunar Clubman and because of the lock down I am unable to get access to it as I would like. I am reading all the gen on how to operate its systems etc and have a question about an Isolater switch located next to the Power Distribution Unit. Can anyone tell me if this is for Hot Water? It has the Alde Heating system installed. Many thanks in advance.
  12. Great, thanks! I am unable to access the thing easily at the moment with all this lock down stuff. Very frustrating! That's given me some hope though. Cheers Chris
  13. I think I may have had my fingers on the Siren? Could the control boxes be mounted upside down in the same area so as not to be seen easily without a mirror?
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