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  1. I was on a club site recently and there was a very large 5th wheel unit on site. The warden said that they struggled to get onto the pitch due to the size of their unit, and had they contacted the wardens prior to arrival they would have reserved a more suitable pitch for them.
  2. We have three Sunncamp Swift pole awnings in different sizes (220, 260 & 390) for different kinds of trips. The 220 is for winter and short trips, it's quick to pack away when wet and quick and easy to dry out at home. The 260 is for when our son comes with us, to sleep in. The 390 is for longer stays
  3. I heard that Knaresborough CC site was recently invaded by travellers, with them having to contact customers telling them not to attend their booking.
  4. Thanks, they don't seem to be taking bookings yet from people who haven't used them before.
  5. Always wanted to visit this show. Do you know of any other caravan sites within walking distance please? I once caravanned at a pop up site next to RAF Waddington air show, the only problem being I was amongst tents, it was crowded and folk were kicking footballs all over the place, often hitting caravans. I had an old caravan at the time, but wouldn't want to take my new caravan there.
  6. I may be having to do a last minute cancellation on this upcoming Bank Holiday Friday. We can only travel local and visiting friends will be at the site we want to go to, but they only had Friday night available which I have booked. I'm now waiting to see if the Saturday comes free so I can have a weekend away. If it hasn't come free by Friday then I will have to cancel. If I cancel now then Im effectively giving up a potential holiday, and then if Saturday does come free I probably wont be able to get the Friday. So I shall probably be receiving my first CMC warning of this year.
  7. You can also say the opposite applies, without the old school tactics of corner cutting, wrongful arrests, fabricated evidence, coerced false confessions etc, then PACE might not have been introduced. We can't blame the current generation of cops either, they know full well that if they are even perceived to be heavy handed or doing anything wrong then they get complained about and served disciplinary notices which can put blockers on them transferring to other departments, and they will have 18 months of not knowing if they are going to be charged with an offence, go to crown court and face prison, the sack and loss of pension etc. So they rightfully have to be cautious. From my experiences the general public don't deserve good effective traditional policing, and would complain if it was reintroduced. They are their own worse enemy, and they deserve the current policing service we see today. UK bobbies police by consent, and the public wouldn't consent to the old ways. So they deserve what they have.
  8. Mmmm, it could be. It's the wifes new company car so I don't know the full details.
  9. But is that only if caravan is being towed at the tine of the accident?
  10. No experience sorry. But this week we are taking delivery of a brand new BMW 320E. I haven't read up on its weight etc but I'm assuming it's no good for towing and we will continue to use our current tow car for towing our 1450kg caravan.
  11. You can buy 24" TV's with built in DVD players from Argos etc for less than £200 . Personally we use a 28" TV and have a separate blueray DVD player. I download Netflix films to my iPhone before I go away, and connect the iPhone to my TV via HDMI cable to play them on the TV.
  12. I know differently, but lets leave it at that. It's not the fear of crime that stops me taking my ebike, it's the realistic knowledge of what actually happens. Well it's your judgement call, but from my knowledge and experience with dealing with these matters on an almost daily basis, they are all easily defeated, and often are. I take my normal bile with me in the caravan, and leave my ebike at home. Theres nobody about on caravan sites int he early hours of the morning, perfect time for a thief to steal bikes. It's happened a lot at Clumber CC site.
  13. I dispute your claims too. Maybe I have a more up to date and realistic attitude when it comes to security of bikes. Most chains can be cut easily, perhaps you just don't know how the thieves do it nowadays? Whereas I do, so I wouldn't leave a £2k bike unattended anywhere. Would you leave £2k in cash tied to lamppost with a chain? Dont come running here if your bike chain gets cut and bike stolen.
  14. There isn't a practical chain or cable that can't easily be cut, so I wont take the risk. My ebike cost over £2k, so I wouldn't feel comfortable relying on a chain or cable.
  15. I have an ebike bit never take it with me when caravanning due to security when away from the caravan. Also, whilst their are roof racks that carry a bike laid flat, I don't think they would take the weight of an ebike even with battery removed - mine weighs 23kg, lifting that onto a roof wouldn't be easy I wouldn't want to carry a bike inside my caravan, and wouldn't want to leave it behind when out in the car away from the caravan.
  16. I think that is the attraction with policies like Mayday as they cover you when towing your caravan and the caravan then develops a fault where it can no longer be towed (they shredding and smashing the wheel arch etc). Normal breakdown policies like those provided with bank accounts probably wont cover you for this. I think the situation referred to in my original post will perhaps depend on the cars insurance policy as to whether they cover the repatriation of the caravan in the eventuality of an accident, but I doubt any of them will.
  17. I wouldn't feel comfortable using a direct supply from the tap into the caravan. Theres always the risk of flooding if your caravan develops a plumbing problem. Bought my caravan brand new in 2019 and had nothing but plumbing problems, I just couldn't ever feel comfortable being away from the caravan with a direct water supply. I'd have to turn off the tap at night and when we went out, which would defeat the whole idea.
  18. If that's the RAC Arriva, then I believe they have the same stance as Mayday.
  19. Anyone been in this position... I was reading of someone who was holidaying in their caravan and whilst driving (not towing) were involved in an accident, with their car written off. Mayday wouldn't recover them because it was an accident, not a breakdown. Their CMC insurance didn't cover their caravan getting home. Their car insurance did recover their car, but wouldn't recover their caravan from the site as it wasn't hitched to the car at the time of the accident. They had to rely on a taxi to take them back to their caravan, and then a friend travelling a few hundred miles to come and tow their caravan home. Otherwise they would have had to pay a recovery company for it to be transported home. It sounds logical to me, an accident isn't a breakdown so nothing to do with Mayday, it's nothing to do with their car insurance, and nothing to do with CMC caravan insurance either. Seems there isn't really a way of insuring against this eventuality?
  20. It's about time pedestrians had insurance and visible ID. Where does it stop? Skateboards, rollerblades, push scooters, running...?
  21. Not quite sure what you mean, but even at 6ft 3" I often sleep with the bolster discarded and without the bed being pulled out. But then I do have the bed to myself.
  22. Well 3 months after reporting this leak to my dealer, the new shower tap, hose and shower head arrived which I fitted today, and I resealed the tap enclosure to the sower wall with Dowsil DC785+. I also sealed the shower tray as I don't trust Swift to have done a good job on that. The sealant between the bathroom sink and the wall had also come away, so I resealed that too. I'll now take the old tap apart and see what the fault was, i'm guessing the cartridge?
  23. You may have misunderstood. Im referring to motorhomes already pitched up on the site, but getting up early in the morning to search for a better pitch, claiming it by getting the wife to stand on it, then moving the motorhome onto it. On one stay I the same motorhome move pitch at least twice, with other motorhomes also shuffling from one pitch to another on a daily basis. I imagine there's a silent rivalry between the motorhomes as to who can get onto the newly vacated pitch first.
  24. I've watched them do it at Castleton CC site, as couples walk around the site and see a unit vacate a nice pitch, usually the wife stands on the now empty pitch to 'claim it' whilst he walks briskly away, returning moments later with their motorhome.
  25. There is a weighbridge right next to my caravan storage site, but I wont use it as it is owned by a metal works wo have forklifts flying about carrying buckets of metal turnings, too much risk of a puncture for me.
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