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  1. sdrew56 added a post in a topic good speak for car manufacturer   

    Maybe this is the reason ? https://car-recalls.eu/?listing_type=opel-crossland-x-2017-2018/
     
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  2. ianb added a post in a topic 2018 nights away   

     
    Another 1 to add please.
     
    C&MC site, Maragowan at Killin.
     
    Our total for 2018 - 153.
     
    Met Andyn on site, in fact followed his car up the road and the OH said do you think his name is Andy.
     
    Ian
     
     
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  3. Rune Caster added an answer to a question Veneer   

    Hi Keith,
    do a google for wood veneer there are quite a lot that come up
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  4. MONTYSA added a question in Workshop   

    Veneer
    Hi
    Couple of months ago I had a water leak it came in from around Aerial, sealed now but made mess off the upper cupboard veneer.
    Anyone know where I can get some stick on veneer.
    Happy Caravanning
    Monty
     
     
     
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  5. MONTYSA added a post in a topic good speak for car manufacturer   

    Agree about the built in satnav can't add to them upgrades cost more than a Tom tom and a Garmin with free updates and can't add speed Cameras Warning to them. I don't like the positions of them either looking down at them as I do in my Alhambra is dangerous.
    Happy Caravanning
    Monty
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  6. Predictable Bob added a topic in Touring and Tenting   

    With deepest regret ...

    I must announce that, after many, many years of faithful service, this evening I consigned my T&T hitch cover to the depths of our black bin ...
    Is anybody still using one of the original T&T hitch covers ?
     


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  7. ianb added a post in a topic 2018 nights away   

     
    Another 4 to add please.
     
    West centre 800th celebration rally at Bridge of Allan.
     
    Our total for 2018 - 152.
     
    Ian
     
    Heading to Maragowan.
     
     
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  8. Surfer added a post in a topic good speak for car manufacturer   

    We like all the boy's toys with the exception of the built in Satnavs which in the majority of cars has huge drawbacks as you cannot add your own POIs i.e. Archies Campsites.  Plus when it is time to update they charge you an arm and a leg plus some.  TT gives us updates 3- 4 times a year free of charge and we can add our own POIs.
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  9. andyn added a post in a topic 2018 nights away   

    4 more for me please......Maragowan CC site at the moment.....testing out the new (to me) 'van.
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  10. andyn added a post in a topic good speak for car manufacturer   

    I'm in the "buy used, relatively low mileage" camp too. No point in buying brand new....you drop a fortune as soon as you drive off the forecourt & you don't have the (potential) brand new car problems.
    I have remote monitoring on my gas boiler so it comes as no surprise car manufacturers are using it too.
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  11. Jbeans added a post in a topic good speak for car manufacturer   

    We are the same. Buy a low mileage car and run it til it can run now more. The Vectra has done 125k and still running sweet.
    Famous last words
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  12. Predictable Bob added a post in a topic Awning pegs   


    I bought a good handful of 200mm coachbolts and a load of penny washers for our inflatable awning - we'll find out on Tuesday whether they'll work !


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  13. Predictable Bob added a post in a topic good speak for car manufacturer   


     
    I don't often agree with people but I'm with Rod - I may be overly cynical but I'd be hunting about checking for issues with Vauxhalls !
    As for a new plate - I think it's the dealers that are keen for people to have them and it could be that the dealership are rushing to get this years numbers up. Personally I'm with Geoff when it comes to cars, I buy low mileage cars around 6-12 months old and run them into the deck. I'm a bit fussy about the spec - decent heated seats are a must and I've added built in sat nav etc to the list as Jackie's Kuga came with it and I'm sold on the simplicity compared to Tom Tom etc. As a result my commuter bus bought at the end of March with 5.5k on the clock came with 8" satnav, voice control, app facility (Still not figured out how to add them yet !). Just hit 10k on Friday - hopefully this will last me into retirement
     


     
     
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  14. markf added a topic in Say hello to members   

    Welcome Phil green
    Hello Phil green,
    Welcome to Touring and Tenting. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
    Phil green joined on the 07/15/2018.
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  15. Rodders added a post in a topic Cooking with gas   

    After each cooking session I always disconnect the gas ,at home with the BBQ ,or the portable we use with the caravan, firstly for safety , and having lost a full cylinder of gas due to leaking regulator, to save loss of gas, the caravan supply is only connected when pitched otherwise switched off
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  16. Rodders added a post in a topic good speak for car manufacturer   

    It would be interesting as to  what the issue was with the car , causing a total recall and not just a repair
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  17. shipbroker added an answer to a question Starfire 1997 consort3 plus   

    Have you asked  any Autocruise dealers?
    Are you a member of their Owners Club?...may be worth an ask.
     http://www.theautocruisers.com/
    geoff
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  18. shipbroker added a post in a topic good speak for car manufacturer   

    Think it a little odd...but yes I would take the car myself. Date on the Plate, don't think it is as important as it used to be,unless you are one of these people who must have the latest of everything.... When I have changed cars,albeit not very often, these last few years I have been more interested in the mileage on the clock than how old it actually was. My last car was traded in last year,bought with 8000 on clock and sold with 148000 10 years on, the purchaser wasn't interested in the number plate just the mileage and service record.
    geoff  
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  19. Dobby86 added a topic in New to caravanning, camping or motorhoming   

    Cooking with gas
    Hi,
    I'm just getting back into camping after a good 15 years when my then boyf used to take charge of stove andnits associated responsibilities.
    I have a new stove which uses Campingaz 907. Worked perfectly on recent trip to Harris. I'm so paranoid about gas though and doing something wrong. Do i take regulator off for travel and storage and replace with little carry handle? Do i leave it on without the hose? Do i leave leave it on until i take cannister to be switched next time?!
    Probably a silly question but too embarrassed to ask in camping shop but know I'm important to get right...
    Thanks,
    Dby.
     
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  20. markf added a topic in Say hello to members   

    Welcome Dobby86
    Hello Dobby86,
    Welcome to Touring and Tenting. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
    Dobby86 joined on the 07/14/2018.
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  21. Jbeans added a post in a topic good speak for car manufacturer   

    I wouldn't like that either! 
    it is me, or is this offer too good to be good?
     
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  22. Surfer added a post in a topic good speak for car manufacturer   

    I don't think I would be very happy with a manufacturer tracking my every move as that is an invasion of privacy.  I guess you agreed to them monitoring you day & night?
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  23. MONTYSA added a post in a topic good speak for car manufacturer   

    Seems a bit drastic Vauxhall changing your cars, are these leased cars, wonder if its something to do with Vauxhalls catching fire.
    Happy Caravanning
    Monty
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  24. maurice added a post in a topic good speak for car manufacturer   

    We did of course go for the car option but still cant quite believe it. I went in the other day to see the sales manager and he was OK about it all and suggested that I might get the car sooner. I think that he was trying to get the car delivered and to me before the 68 plate came in. Does it make a great deal of difference when you sell the car -- not that we are likely to sell in the near future unless we have to     etc.
    Is there a difference  between the 18 and the 68 plates on resale?
    Is it worth the wait?
    Or is he just trying to get his numbers up for the end of month /year.
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  25. mickreeve added a post in a topic good speak for car manufacturer   

    Absolute no brainer Maurice, the new car, you are getting the use of the existing one for 9 months for free and a one year newer registration which will be worth more at trade in when / if you come to sell it on.
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