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      Please note that the forum is still upgrading will be for most of the night I think,therefore you may find it slow at times, looking different etc etc. This will straighten out (he hopes) as the upgrade continues. One of the big changes is that usernames and display names will change.   At the moment you can have a username and display name for example you can have a username of joeblogsy and a display name of Joe Blogs.   After the upgrade we will only have usernames.   For some this won't make any difference at all but there are a fair few of you that have different display names., many of which I have changed for people for various reasons.   If, after the upgrade you notice your forum name isn't right please just send me a PM with your desired username.   You may also find you have been logged out, if this happens and you cannot remember your original forum details, please email me at mark@touringandtenting or open a support ticket by

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  1. Paulgkn added a post in a topic 2017 nights away   

    Hi Sonja, 
    More nights to add please.
    Steamer Quay, Totnes.  1 night.
    Start Bay, Slapton , 21 nights. 
    That makes 106 nights for us so far!
     
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  2. Surfer added a post in a topic Calor Gas Needs you   

    A solution to customer is for them to buy refillable cylinders from Safefill saving a fortune!
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  3. markf added a topic in Touring and Tenting   

    Calor Gas Needs you
    As a follow up from this thread Calor have announced that are keen to hear from caravanners
    If you've been affected by Calor's phasing out of its 6kg Lite gas cylinders and want to assist in developing its next models, here's your chance
    Following the announcement earlier this year that it was ceasing production of its 6kg Lite cylinders, Calor has issued information that it hopes will put caravanners' minds at rest, as well as hint at the company's future plans.
    The decision to discontinue the Lite gas bottles was because a higher number than expected were failing Calor's routine quality inspections.
    Therefore, instead of increasing production of a product the firm was working to change, Calor increased the number of standard, 6kg cylinders on the market and introduced its exchange scheme.
    “We appreciate that this has caused some uncertainty and inconvenience and we apologise for this," said Alistair Todd, Calor's Cylinder Asset Manager, "but we are confident that our customers will still be able to obtain a suitable alternative and that, in the long term, we will be able to offer an improved cylinder solution."
    Calor tells us it is taking a three-pronged approach to addressing this problem, to deliver the products caravanners want and to create a more robust product.
    One phase of this is research-based, and the manufacturer is working with representatives from The Camping and Caravanning Club, the Caravan and Motorhome Club, as well as major caravan brands.
    In addition, Calor is keen to hear from the caravanning community, from the people that use the gas cylinders on tour.
    Indeed, a dedicated email address has been set up. So email caravaninsight@calor.co.uk if you'd like to register your interest and participate in this research
    Source Practical Caravan read the full article 
    There is also a Q&A on the Calor website 
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  4. Kiaman added a post in a topic Calor Promises Free 6kg Lite Cylinder - But   

    Like you, Les, we got our calor lites in the same way by exchanging ordinary bottles for the lites.
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  5. markf added a topic in Say hello to members   

    Welcome Adamsmith
    Hello Adamsmith,
    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.
    Adamsmith joined on the 08/21/2017.
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  6. ianb added a post in a topic 2017 nights away   

    Another 4 to add please.
     
    East centre rally at Paxton House near Berwick.
     
    Our total for 2017 - 133.
     
    Ian
     
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  7. carper added a post in a topic Calor Promises Free 6kg Lite Cylinder - But   

    When they bought out the lites, I changed a butane bottle for a lite bottle so do not have proof of purchase. So I assume that means I won't be able to get the new bottle when it comes out unless I pay for it. 
     
     
     
    Les
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  8. Jbeans added a post in a topic Am I alone on this issue?   

    Yep!!! Agree on that!!! 
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  9. Pete & Zena added a post in a topic Am I alone on this issue?   

    Yes I would agree most sites don't show pictures or even have a upto date web page which is frustrating when wanting to check for availability or when you call the phone rings out or is answered normally by a grump voice at the other end of the phone. 
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  10. markf added a topic in Say hello to members   

    Welcome Pete & Zena
    Hello Pete & Zena,
    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.
    Pete & Zena joined on the 08/20/2017.
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  11. WandrinAndy added a post in a topic How many of you use an I pad .   

    G'Day Blighty!
    In my opinion the Samsung is best as it is considerably better value for money than the iPad.
    Obviously stand to be corrected but believe the O/S on the Samsung works on other generic and much cheaper tablets, giving them all a similar and usable feel, whereas Apple is a proprietary and ultimately very expensive solution.
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  12. Predictable Bob added a post in a topic Calor Promises Free 6kg Lite Cylinder - But   


    We ditched Calor when they introduced the lites and ramped up the cylinder charge. Switched to 10kg BP but they moved the goalposts and increased their prices too   IF it were legal and we used enough gas to make the effort worthwhile I'd rig up a system to fill the cylinders on the forecourt or via a 47kg cylinder in the garage ... As it is with not having the kids away with us we seem to eat out a lot these days anyway 
     


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  13. Surfer added a post in a topic Calor Promises Free 6kg Lite Cylinder - But   

    We gave up on Calor a long time ago and bought a Safefill refillable bottle and have saved a fortune since as it costs under £10 to top up!
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  14. Surfer added a post in a topic How many of you use an I pad .   

    We initially bought an iPad and found it to be very user unfriendly.  We ended up giving it away and bought a Samsung tablet about two years ago and have never looked back as the Samsung is user friendly unlike the iPad where you have to use some other unfriendly app to load anything onto the iPad.  With the Samsung I can transfer photos using Bluetooth, but could not on the iPad as it would only accept files from another Apple product.  A HUGE difference between the two.
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  15. maurice added a post in a topic How many of you use an I pad .   

    Great I got a tablet and it was a Samsung and I found it very usefull but I didn't realise that there were two differing systems . I got on very well with my Samsung and it was very solid and worked as I wanted it to. It had differing Apps to the tablet my son had - but they bothed seemed to do the same job.
    However last Christmas Christopher gave me a Apple tablet. 
    They are different ! The Apple feels much 'softer' against the Samsung. But with the Apple I am able to join in with things like face time.
    We have just resurrected the Samsung and Mary is using it and can see no difference between the two.
    So which is the best??
    Maurice
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  16. markf added a topic in Touring and Tenting   

    Calor Promises Free 6kg Lite Cylinder - But
    Calor has announced it is to give its 6KG Calor Lite cylinder customers a free replacement when their new unit comes out, as long as they can provide proof of purchase.
    The news sparked an enormous reaction from Caravan magazine readers worried by the potential cost to them of not being to get a suitable replacement. Reader Darrell Warnes’ reaction was typical of their concerns:
    In May this year, dismayed Calor Gas customers were shocked with the news from the LPG supplier that they were planning to phase out the lightweight gas cylinder used in their caravans. Customers worried they would have wasted money investing in the 6KG Calor Lite cylinder and that they would not get a decent alternative to replace it.
    Full article here Source Caravan Magazine
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  17. Rune Caster added an answer to a question Butane phased out ?   

    The new bulkhead regulators are all set at the same pressure for both butane and propane - I'm guessing that this might be the problem
    Providing that the regulator is higher than the bottle and the pigtails come from the regulator down to the bottle the sediment issue should never be a problem
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  18. Rune Caster added a post in a topic Parking ticket arrived today   

    I'd say that the ticket (from the machine) should not have been issued if the registration had not been entered fully, therefore it must be an elaborate scam by the council obtain money - I used one of these machines in Ashburton, Devon, it only required the letters IIRC - they can not be relied on if they are not standardised 
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  19. Surfer added a post in a topic Parking ticket arrived today   

    They have not got a leg to stand on as you paid for the privilege of parking and they will not go near a court with this one.  Obviously a "Parking Charge Notice" and not a "Penalty Charge Notice" as a very big difference between the two.
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  20. Rodders added an answer to a question Butane phased out ?   

    strange ,I seem to remember reading of problems with bulkhead regulators years ago when they were first introduced,the problems attributed to sediment in the liquid gas 
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  21. Rune Caster added an answer to a question Butane phased out ?   

    Perhaps it is a case of caravan manufacturers phasing out butane due to the bulkhead regulator problem.
    Personally I can see no use or advantage for butane in the caravan - propane you can use all year round and it burns hotter or is more efficient...
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  22. maurice added a post in a topic Geocaching anybody?   

    I joined some years ago whilst in France after seeing a couple on our site avidly and enthusiastically talking about it. We went with them on a search and our combined efforts took us to the cache . Great fun and taxing the grey matter. We found it in the wall of a castle a small tobacco tin.  The prize Wes in fact nothing!! Apart from signing the small note book in the tin. But the search was worth it and on return to the uk I joined and cot clues to several locations in our area. One in fact was in the Wicksteed Park --- half a mile from home. Surprisingly we spent some weeks trying to unravel the clues. E