Rodders added a topic in Touring and TentingAwning pegsI got fed up crawling around the edge of the awning knocking in pegs , and my knees are not getting younger .
And decided to give them a try , FANTASTIC , awning pegged down in half of the time , and knees fine , all you need is a good battery drill ( most of us now have one for corner steadies )If you have access to an impact driver , even better ,
Can not give them a higher reccomendation .
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Rodders added a topic in Touring and TentingSad SightSouthbound M11 at about 0830 , in-between Duxford and Stanstead
Overturned car and caravan , the car , a Ford Ranger , the caravan , not sure , may even been a fifth wheel as it was quite large , large low loader artic nearby , may have been for pick up . or …..
Glad to see the couple nearby on the hard shoulder appearing to be uninjured .
That was the start of a bad day for M11 , later , overturned lorry and a car fire to complete the mess
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Rodders added a topic in Touring and TentingIts getting close !! countdown startedCover comes off today and deep cleaning and polishing starts ,
3 full weekends for prep , checking and loading without rushing , hopefully not forgetting things , spreadsheet tick list printed up and ready to ticked as loading is carried out
SWIMBO watching pills being sorted after the mess I made of the Grand Canaira trip forgetting one of the important ones
So in 2 weeks and 3 days I will be supping a cool beer alongside the Dordogne .
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Rodders added a topic in Computer CornerTom Tom issuesI am having issues with my Tom Tom Go Live .
I have had it for about 5 years , the live traffic function has long since timed out , as £50 pa for renewal is expensive .so when traffic is an issue I resort to Waze , but then I have to use the car charger to keep the battery topped up on my phone
The issue is , losing contact with GPS satellites, this can be for up to half an hour , and is not related to being in a built up area , or in a tunnel .
I have just carried out an update of maps and firmware , and hopefully this should do the trick .
In the event the TT us still unreliable , I have been looking at possible replacements . I do like the way TT works so am leaning towards that brand .
BUT I have not closed my mind to others .
TT live used to be stand alone , not needing a smart phone link , to keep traffic updates coming in , and they were very accurate .
But the newer versions of sat navs appear to require a Bluetooth link to the smart phone to get traffic updates .
So my questions , will a smart phone link to the car Bluetooth , and to the sat nav at the same time . How resource and battery hungry is the link .and how reliable are traffic updates
Or simply , as I have unlimited data on my smart phone , do I just carry on and use Waze
Finally , anyone used successfully Waze in France , navigating down to post code level
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