Rodders added a topic in While you are awayNext new year sites already fully booked
Spent our after Christmas break at Hunters Moon site Wareham , not bad but a bit isolated for walking out to local towns etc , so we decided to go back to Broadway ,O dear already fully booked for after Christmas 2018 break , so second choice Morton in the Marsh is now booked , need to act sooner next year .Not given up though , spoke to central bookings and they suggested , keep calling to check cancelations , and they can transfer booking.
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Rodders added a question in WorkshopAwning "window " damaged
Just come back from an after Christmas break at Hunters Moon CC site .The weather was a bit blustery to say the least .
The consequence if the high winds was a piece of debris struck the plastic window leaving a small puncture/slit in the window about 1cm long , any suggestions on how to repair , at present the best we can come up with is a weather proof semi opaque adhesive tape ,
Should have Googled first , nevertheless for the information of you all
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Rodders added a topic in Tow CarsVW issues , time to move on ?
I have been “loyal “ to VW Cars for the last 9 years ,each with about 3 years ownership , and am now losing faith.
Starting with a new Passat , multiple problems , including , central locking , Parking brake , and the infamous injector problem .
We then moved on to a manual Tiguan, straight after 3 year warrantee ended , Failed sat nav , VW offered part payment of £700 leaving us to pay the other £700 , needless to say a quick look at Ebay and £500 got us a later version , We then took out an extended warrantee , and had a failed a/c compressor replaced , followed by a failed water pump .
Our latest Tiguan , so far has had a split air cleaner replaced , a crankshaft oil seal replaced(gearbox out job) , is due for front suspension bush replacement ( Normal wear and tear!! ) this at 34000 miles ! needless to say extended warrantee is being done , although I wonder if refusing to have emission update is going to be an issue.
Perhaps we are just unlucky
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Rodders added a topic in While you are awayFrench healthcare good , Calais port yuk
Having been taken ill in Calais on Sunday , I have nothing but praise for the French health system
After a stupidly early start Sunday morning , we took a P&O ferry to Calais (£32 with 6bottles of Banrock station thrown in )
I was in the throws of a heavy cold and had not slept well for a couple of days , having done our wine and food shopping , we stopped for a bite of lunch , that is when it all caught up on me . I started to feel odd , and light headed , next thing I woke up with Cite Europe first responders checking me out .
They took my previous history ( hard going due to our limited French ) but what did get through was 3 previous heart attacks .
For them, that set the alarm bells ringing , and an ambulance was called and I was carted off to the Calais Hospital .
For 12 hours I was subjected to a barrage of tests ,ECG , Blood, BP etc and the upshot of it was likely fatigue and nothing else .
The E111 worked fine , and I was given a referral letter , copy of all the test results , and discharged . I was expecting some sort of invoice for the treatment , but it was just like the NHS at home , FOC
So at midnight we left the hospital to join the queue for the delayed ferries , due to the grounding of a ship earlier in the day at the port entrance , finally boarding at around 0245 .port information was all but non existent.
Out Son , who was with us but in his car had left earlier ,and had been waiting over 6hours at the port , in the end we ended up on the same sailing .
Finally getting home in the early hours of Monday morning
A weekend to forget
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Rodders added a topic in While you are awayCaravan and motohome club getting pricey ?
I know the answer to this is “no Brainer “
BUT ,A 5 night stay at Black Knowl CC site on serviced pitch £200 and change , A 5 night stay at Orchards IOW on serviced pitch £170 ish , This includes ferry , and Orchards has a pool .
Am I missing something . Black Knowl has just had total makeover ( to a very high standard )but Orchards is equally as good .
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Rodders added a topic in While you are awaySleeping comfort
We would love a fixed bed caravan , but due to space restrictions a 2 berth with a maximum length body of 4.6 m is all we can fit on our drive .
When caravanning as a couple (ie no grandson ) we leave the bed made up as a double and live in the awning summer and winter .singles are out of the question !
The seat cushions are now , we feel. starting to get a bit compressed in the areas where we sleep , and due to this some discomfort occurs and we are not getting the best nights sleep waking with backache ,age may have something to do with this as well !
So my thoughts turned to alternatives , a mattress from a normal bed or perhaps an inflatable mattress , leaving cushions at home .
Has anyone tried such a change ?
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