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

     
    Another 3 to add please.
     
    East Centre rally at Kelso for the Border Vintage Show.
     
    Our total for 2018 - 124.
     
    Ian
     
     
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  2. welder added a post in a topic I need a new tow car .   

    Nor, for twelve years I towed with a 5-speed manual Shogun 2800 LWB. After a quarter of a million miles the big-ends had had quite enough. With some trepidation I replaced it with a much newer Shogun 3200 DiD Automatic. Serious trepidation ensued when my first tow came up. How will auto cope? Will I have to use the override facility? I was astonished, just hitched up, selected 4-wheel drive as per manufacturer instruction and went caravanning. No dramas, no stress and no changing gear. I'll never go back to manual transmission!
    Ian
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  3. welder added a question in Workshop   

    Brake adjustment on Al-Ko axle?
    I'm wondering if someone could advise me how to adjust the overrun brakes on my 2005 Cristall Moorea. The overrun shaft is travelling very close to the end of it's travel before braking is achieved.
    Yesterday I jacked the van up with a trolley jack and removed one of the wheels expecting to find some visible adjuster. None. I did, however, find what appears to be a plastic blanking plug towards the edge of the backing plate. All this by means of using a shaving mirror as I couldn't get my head in far enough to see.......Is the adjuster behind this plug? If so, what tool is inserted to carry out adjustment, please?
    Ian
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  4. Rune Caster added a post in a topic temperature sleeping outside?   

    How long is a piece of string... In other words it depends on you - the rating, 0ºC indicates a 3 season bag - spring summer winter - and is based on an average person - not you or I I suspect. Some people will be quite happy in a 3 season down to -5ºC others will shiver in one at 5ºC whilst Mr average will be OK at 0ºC
    I've been happy using a 3 season outdoors from March through to October but I can't use it indoors during the winter - it's just too hot for me.
    To be honest this is one of those suck it and see situations - just go out and try it
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  5. finlen added a topic in New to caravanning, camping or motorhoming   

    temperature sleeping outside?
    Just wanted some advice I bought a new sleeping bag from timberbrother because of price and lightweight but not sure of the temperature rating. It is approx 900g with 350g down filling and even though labeled as EN Limit 0 ℃, I didn't expect a temperature rating will be fully accurate, how many degrees should be added when sleeping outside? Thanks.
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  6. markf added a topic in Say hello to members   

    Welcome finlen
    Hello finlen,
    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.
    finlen joined on the 05/20/2018.
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  7. MONTYSA added a post in a topic Blue Methylated spirit   

    .Hi
    Tried many cleaning and rubbing agents, no joy.
    In desperation sore some thick bleach in Garage tried small area at first blue streak vanished straight away so washed of side of van with strong mix of bleak an water streaks gone.  Best clean it has had even cleaned water heater plastic cover.
    Happy Caravanning 
    Monty 
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  8. Rune Caster added a post in a topic Blue Methylated spirit   

    Not good - you know you can get white meths now? Well at least you could the last time I bought some
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  9. MONTYSA added a topic in Touring and Tenting   

    Blue Methylated spirit
    Hi
    Nightmare, had problem with windout awning on Campervan the sealant between van and awning box was letting water pass mainly over door, so when entering and leaving got wet.  Spent couple of hours removing old sealant, then cleaned out gap with Meths before resealing. Big mistake I now have Blue streaks running down Van which have not fully gone after cleaning with White turps, brake clean solvent, heavy duty detergent, and caravan streak remover.
    Only thing starting to work is Silky Cream Cleaner with lots and lots of effort.
    So beware of Blue meths.
    Probably wouldn't have same problem with my Caravan as got Ally panels.
    Happy Caravanning
    Monty
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  10. Surfer added a post in a topic Would you buy one of these?   

    We have an air con which cools the caravan okay!
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  11. rslsys added a post in a topic Ingo's Outdoor & Survival Shop   

    IT systems need attention?
     
    Cheers
    Keith
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  12. Rodders added a post in a topic Ingo's Outdoor & Survival Shop   

    Need a rewire ?
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  13. Jbeans added a post in a topic Ingo's Outdoor & Survival Shop   

    Want to buy a caravan? 
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  14. indoors added a post in a topic Ingo's Outdoor & Survival Shop   

    Wanna buy a garage door ? !!
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  15. nor added a post in a topic I need a new tow car .   

    Ok this may be a silly question but when you say shift to a lower gear on hills mainly going down hill .
    how is this possible in an automatic if there is no clutch . Can you do this while the car is moving just move into 1 or 2 . 
    I am collecting this car next week and not really worried but not sure when towing . Down hill more than up hill . Or like manual car just keep foot on brake  . I am a confidant driver but need to understand everything . I have never used cruise control when towing either . 
    So should I have a driving lesson ?
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  16. Gabigailshaw added a post in a topic Welcome Gabigailshaw   

    Thank you hoping to get some advice on a new awning 
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  17. Gabigailshaw added a topic in New to caravanning, camping or motorhoming   

    Buying a new awning for a sterling Eccles elite trekker 1999
    Been offered an awning but. It sure if it will fit our caravan the size stated for the awning is 8140 
    Full Acrylic awning.  Royal Fritiders Tencate 
     
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  18. markf added a topic in Say hello to members   

    Welcome Gabigailshaw
    Hello Gabigailshaw,
    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.
    Gabigailshaw joined on the 05/15/2018.
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  19. Ocsid added a post in a topic Would you buy one of these?   

    No, we simply don't want or need more "stuff", we simply open selected windows when a need arises to address this particular issue; I don't doubt there are others who would.
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  20. mickreeve added a post in a topic Would you buy one of these?   

    It would depend on cost, functionality, portability and appearance ( if it were to be a fixture ). More info needed to decide, but I guess you are concerned that somebody will steal the concept if you show it..
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  21. Guest added a topic in Videos   

    Would you buy one of these?
    Hi,
    I have an idea to produce an air scoop that will cool tents, RV's and boats during the summer months regardless of the direction of the wind. I would like to know if there is any interest in the idea. If there is, then I will put the project up on Kickstarter where all the backers will get one 3D printed for their own particular situation.
    Please view the video at this link, www.airwayze.com 
    Many thanks,
    Richard
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  22. ianb added a post in a topic 2018 nights away   

    If you are staying in it then yes I think.
    Ian
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  23. ianb added a post in a topic 2018 nights away   

     
    Another 5 to add please.
     
    Running the East Centre follow on rally at Peebles.
     
    Our total for 2018 - 121.
     
    Ian
     

     
     
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  24. nor added an answer to a question Brakes locking on reversing   

    We had this on our new caravan and didn’t know what the problem was we took it to our dealer because we thought it was the motor mover locking . But they said that was not possible . Then they said it could be the ATC locking . We don’t know why but thought it was over sensitive I had also noticed my brakes coming on when driving over any uneven surface . It is fine now . I don’t know if they altered or adjusted it slightly . But it hasn’t happened Since. 
    we had been told if it did happen to just unplug the electrics and re plug then so it would reset itself .
    i don the know if this would be the same on yours being a twin axle .
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  25. markf added a topic in Say hello to members   

    Welcome Telgirl67
    Hello Telgirl67,
    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.
    Telgirl67 joined on the 05/12/2018.
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