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About Dave87

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    Rochdale UK
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    Fishing, fish keeping (koi) car repairs & modifacations, learning languages
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    2016 Ford mondeo estate
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    N/a currently

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  1. I remember reading about this in a fishing magazine, i would have been younger than 13 at the time, so at least 20 years ago.
  2. Putting aside the weights etc.. i'm not sure the mokka would be a good car for caravanning anyway, since you said you need 4 berth i'm guessing they'll be more than 2 adults going. The mokka boot space is tiny so would soon fill up with the equipment needed. If your in a position to change the car i probably would. You get the picture i'm sure.
  3. Possibly a transmission or petrol/diesel thing?
  4. The lights to tell you of a regeneration taking place are usually your last warning to allow it to complete the process before you start getting knocked into limp mode. The process was more than likely disturbed (engine turned off) a few times previous
  5. Not to hard on the maths, my dad was born in 1954 lol. I wasn't expecting so many replies thank you all. It's great to see plenty of folk starting out in their 30s or even earlier and also plenty who have made the move from tent camping, like we'll be doing. We've had two trailer tents, i sold the first one to make way for the second one but i stored it at a relatives house and the top cover blew off in really heavy wind & rain. It was ruined. Back to a regular tent now, airbeam setup.
  6. I was having a conversation with a work colleague a few weeks ago and when i mentioned i plan to get a caravan in the not to distant future he said, aren't you abit young for a caravan 🤨 which got me thinking. I'm 33 now and plan to get a caravan before i'm 35, so at what age did you start caravanning and how old are you now? Why do i want a caravan, well my grandparents always had tourers when i was a kid and with me & my sister been their only grand kids at the time we were always in tow (pun intended) , eventually they had their van sited permanently in skegness
  7. Costco tyre fitters are swines for only fitting your new tyres to the rear, i vaguely remember them saying that it's a policy michelin tyres adopts as they seem only to fit michelins. I have been using tyre shopper online for a good few years now, which use national tyres as their fitters, you just tell them front or rear & job done. My current car has a non popular size & tyre shopper only have a small range available so might have to shop further when the time comes
  8. You would need to pass C1+E to gain B+E. If you just do C1, your B entitlement will not change.
  9. Most cars & vans can not get anywhere near enough heat into the dpf to passive regen. Most of them are active regens only by adding extra fuel to increase the temps to 600c plus, hence why you can smell it. It always makes me giggle when people say they drive down the motorway in a low gear keeping the revs high, why? All that does is adds more soot content to the dpf and wastes morrison's finest blend. The dpf systems are controlled by the ecu, it decides when to regenerate, requiring no input from the driver. There is to much misinformation regarding dpf's on th
  10. My grandad used to tow his caravan with a 1.6 L-reg nissan primera.
  11. My bad, i assumed all drivers, driving on a provisional for any category needed to be supervised by a proper instructor. I know some hgv drivers who can barely supervise themselves, wouldn't like to think they could take someone out on L-plates.
  12. Not on the motorway though, unless you are accompanied by a driving instructor.
  13. If you are considering changing the car to get the bigger engine, it might be worth considering changing to the heavier skoda superb too?
  14. Possibly.. but topic's i have read from 2/3 years ago are also the same. A great forum with lots of good info on all things caravanning but going from a skoda to dead bodies is wild.
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