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I dont want to scare people, put please be vigilant.

 

The drug and rob stories about caravans and motorhomes are often dismissed as urban legends, but sadly in this case its true.

 

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-caravan-couple-drugged-and-robbed-at-french-campsite-36219039.html

 

 

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Hi there
I was just wondering if there was such a thing as a tent for the side loader door of a van that did not want hundreds or even a thousand pounds from the like of halfords etc spent on it.
 
 
The idea hear is to find something I can use as a wind shield from my side loader door out side of my van for a shower and stuff. 
Now I know you can buy these awning that act as a retractable roof but they are a roof only and the price just seams to be unjustifiable of hundreds of pound (bit like those roof boxes sold at halfords LOL)
So if you can not buy one then has anyone made one them selfs before?
 
Thanks
Batista230
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Bought my latest Caravan in Feb. Bought at show and turned out to be sold by Catterick Caravans.

Had a few warranty repairs, which they failed dismally to fix after 2 attempts (big round trip both times), so decided never to use them again. Speaking to a friend who also bought from them and he said to check that they had registered with CRiS, because they had been speaking to  another former customer of theirs and their Caravan had not been registered and neither had my friends .   I thought I'd check mine.. ..Yes.. ..you've guessed.. ...my Caravan had not been registered.

Don't know how this would have affected the insurance, but if you bought from them I would suggest you check on the CRiS site.

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As title, I won a set of tickets for the upcoming show and due to work I can no longer attend. First pm gets them.
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I've just received an email as from Spinney, promoting their attendance at the NEC. The ad features their dealer special Vogue models of Swift and Elddis motorhomes and Coachman and Bailey caravans.

The only thing is that the ad says that the Bailey Vogue caravans come with 'graphite grey cab, satnav and 16ins black and silver alloys'. Now whilst the last item may be correct, I've yet to see a caravan with a cab or one with inbuilt satnav.
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I hope this is ok with admins.. ... ..

 

I was one of the lucky winners of two tickets to the above show.

 

Unfortunately I've injured my leg and walking isn't easy at the moment so I don't think I will make the show.

 

If anyone would like the tickets PM me your address and I'll post them to you. If you could also leave a message on this thread saying PM sent to save others time and trouble etc.

 

AJ

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During last week I received a text from the tracker company explaining that the caravan battery voltage was low, I checked the App on my mobile and it showed 9.2 vdc this should not have happened because the solar panel usually keeps the battery fully charged when it's not on a 240vac supply. 

When I arrived at the van on Friday I had a quick check and everything looked OK so I plugged the mains cable into the bollard checked the voltage at the display in the van and it was showing 13.8vdc. 

Later on Friday night there was a strange smell in the van which we thought was coming from the sink drain!!!!!! Early hours of Saturday morning the Carbon Monoxide alarm went off there was horrible smell of H2S (rotten eggs) so the first thing I checked was to go outside round to the battery box and touch the battery box door and it was very warm, went back into the van a switched the charger off. Back out to the battery box opened the door and lifted the battery out and it was really hot, so left it to cool down overnight, so back to bed for some sleep.

First thing in the morning disconnected the battery (still warm) went and bought new battery installed it and working OK now.

The caravan and battery is only 18 month old and would never expected the battery to go faulty, the battery was supplied with the caravan so there will be a call to the dealer first thing tomorrow morning.

The worrying thing is if this had happened during the day if we had been out all day, we might have come back to a burnt out caravan.   

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Lets face it this summer has been b awful, in fact I dont recall a worse summer in my 66 years.

On top of that my missus broke her shoulder which severely curtailed our outings with the van.

Well hows this for a finisher.
Ive had a year long fight against my local Jaguar Dealer, Parks Jaguar Ayr after being ripped off for unnecessary suspension parts on my XF to the tune of £760.
Then there was the door corrosion problem (Google Jaguar XF Door Corrosion) where Jaguar Cars let me down badly but eventually footed the bill to get all four doors replaced. In addition to this I paid £1,300 for additional paint work.
On Thursday morning just over a month after getting this work done, just one mile from home a young chap in a Polo met me on a corner driving a tad too fast and took me out.
The XF was thrown through the air and rotated 90 degrees with the rear end finishing up on the pavement.

The car is a total write off with damage to front wing,severe damage to drivers door, the rear door is totally destroyed and the rear wheel and hub ripped off with the wheel almost in the boot. Both curtain airbags and drivers seat airbags were deployed and there is structural damage to the rear wing and inner sill.
I am gutted to say the least let alone now very sore with backache and a headache and now two days later aches on places I didnt know I had
As for the 16 plate Polo, it has severe front drivers wing damage and front suspension damage but the drivers door looks like its just minimal damage but in reality I think it will also be a write off.
I cannot believe a Polo could do so much damage to an XF.

The Jaguar has been a great tow car, it looks or should I say looked lovely but it was beset with some electrical glitches. It was the Main Dealer and Jaguar Service which let it down, badly, no worse than that so I doubt very much if it will be replaced with a JLR product which is sad as we had hoped to replace it with the new Discovery Sport.

Ive no doubt the insurance settlement will nowhere near cover the cost of a car in the same condition, my XF had done 49,883 miles but Meantime I back to the very reliable 15 year old Rover 75 Connoisseur.

Heres a shot of the XF taken earlier. What a mess.

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Lets face it this summer has been b awful, in fact I dont recall a worse summer in my 66 years.

On top of that my missus broke her shoulder which severely curtailed our outings with the van.

Well hows this for a finisher.
Ive had a year long fight against my local Jaguar Dealer, Parks Jaguar Ayr after being ripped off for unnecessary suspension parts on my XF to the tune of £760.
Then there was the door corrosion problem (Google Jaguar XF Door Corrosion) where Jaguar Cars let me down badly but eventually footed the bill to get all four doors replaced. In addition to this I paid £1,300 for additional paint work.
On Thursday morning just over a month after getting this work done, just one mile from home a young chap in a Polo met me on a corner driving a tad too fast and took me out.
The XF was thrown through the air and rotated 90 degrees with the rear end finishing up on the pavement.

The car is a total write off with damage to front wing,severe damage to drivers door, the rear door is totally destroyed and the rear wheel and hub ripped off with the wheel almost in the boot. Both curtain airbags and drivers seat airbags were deployed and there is structural damage to the rear wing and inner sill.
I am gutted to say the least let alone now very sore with backache and a headache and now two days later aches on places I didnt know I had
As for the 16 plate Polo, it has severe front drivers wing damage and front suspension damage but the drivers door looks like its just minimal damage but in reality I think it will also be a write off.
I cannot believe a Polo could do so much damage to an XF.

The Jaguar has been a great tow car, it looks or should I say looked lovely but it was beset with some electrical glitches. It was the Main Dealer and Jaguar Service which let it down, badly, no worse than that so I doubt very much if it will be replaced with a JLR product which is sad as we had hoped to replace it with the new Discovery Sport.

Ive no doubt the insurance settlement will nowhere near cover the cost of a car in the same condition, my XF had done 49,883 miles but Meantime I back to the very reliable 15 year old Rover 75 Connoisseur.

Heres a shot of the XF taken earlier. What a mess.

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