markf

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About markf

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  • Birthday 10/30/1963

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  • My outfit Bailey Pageant Bordeaux Kia Sorento
  • County/Town Southend on sea
  • Real first name Mark
  • Country United Kingdom
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  • Website URL http://www.touringandtenting.com

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Southend on sea, Essex
  • Interests Websites, this one especially, caravanning of course, mustn't forget the Playstation and other stuff too, but I am not going into all that.

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  1. 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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  2. markf added an answer to a question Butane phased out ?   

    Just had this back from Calor
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  3. markf added a topic in Say hello to members   

    Welcome Mer
    Hello Mer,
    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.
    Mer joined on the 08/12/2017.
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  4. markf added a post in a topic Inconsiderate or ignorance   

    Thats the way I have always done it car, caravan, awning, unless instructed otherwise or on CLs where we go and then there is so much space I can park anywhere :)
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  5. markf added a topic in Say hello to members   

    Welcome Cris
    Hello Cris,
    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.
    Cris joined on the 08/09/2017.
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  6. markf added a topic in Say hello to members   

    Welcome fab23
    Hello fab23,
    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.
    fab23 joined on the 08/09/2017.
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  7. markf added a topic in Touring and Tenting   

    Licences for electric bikes - coming our way?
    Anyone riding an electric bicycle in Northern Ireland without a proper licence could face a fine of up to £1,000, it has been revealed.
    The Department for Infrastructure confirmed that anyone who owns one of the bikes in NI must have a motorcycle licence.
    Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where this applies.

    Legislation to change the law in NI began in 2016, but cannot be completed as the assembly is not sitting.
    As a result electric bikes in Northern Ireland need to be insured, taxed and registered with the DVLA.
    Riders will also have to wear a crash helmet.
    Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-40861110
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  8. markf added a topic in Touring and Tenting   

    Owner Satisfaction Surveys
    The Caravan and Motorhome surveys, run jointly by The Camping and Caravanning Club, Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines, are designed to reveal the best in caravan and motorhome reliability, build quality and great customer service offered by suppliers. These surveys are also the first of their type to feature both new and pre-owned motorcaravans.
    Similarly, the Club's Tent Owner Satisfaction Survey seeks to investigate your thoughts and feelings on tents.
    We welcome feedback on any camping unit bought or owned since January 2014.
    Caravan Owner Satisfaction Survey >
    Motorhome Owner Satisfaction Survey >
    Tent Owner Satisfaction Survey >
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  9. markf added a topic in Touring and Tenting   

    That old grey waste question
    Dump it in the flower beds or cart it to the drain? Saw this on FB and wandered if opinions had changed or not
    Most of the time mine is just full of tea with a bit of washing up liquid so don't mind dumping it in the bushes if that is what the site wants.
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  10. markf added a post in a topic Found this gem in the Dordogne   

    http://www.musee-agricole-salviac.com/ 
    This the right one?
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  11. markf added a topic in Say hello to members   

    Welcome KenandLorn
    Hello KenandLorn,
    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.
    KenandLorn joined on the 08/02/2017.
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  12. markf added a topic in Say hello to members   

    Welcome F1Andy
    Hello F1Andy,
    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.
    F1Andy joined on the 08/02/2017.
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  13. markf added a post in a topic Detached caravans   

    I can never make my mind up about this, a part of me thinks that if something happened I would rather it became detached.
    But I consider myself a novice when compared to 50 years 
    On another note the title of this thread confused me at first reading when I saw it on email I thought what detached, semi-detached! :)
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  14. markf added an answer to a question Butane phased out ?   

    Same as David, I haven't used it for yonks but have asked Calor via twitter, see if we get anything back from them
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  15. markf added a topic in Touring and Tenting   

    VIN Chip launched to deter caravan thefts
    VIN Chip is unique as it uses both visible and invisible markings containing a touring caravan’s specific 17 digit VIN.
    VIN Chip comes as standard on all UK touring caravan models manufactured after 2016 by NCC members. Each unique VIN is linked to the official CRiS database (Central Registration & Identification Scheme).
    VIN Chip has 3 key elements that make it so effective:
    Electronic RFID chips  Hidden inside the touring caravan make it even more secure and easier for police to detect and identify your property.Highly Visible Tamper Evident Security Labels. Contain the unique VIN and demonstrate the touring caravan is chipped to deter would-be thieves.Scannable QR codes On the master window label and inside the gas bottle locker, no other security system is quicker in establishing the true identity of a touring caravan.Full story

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