Rune Caster

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  1. Rune Caster added an answer to a question Lunar meteor pms4   

    That is correct - when the switch is in the car position the caravan is using your car battery (assuming you still have electrical connection to your car) and when the switch is in the off position then neither battery is connected.
    Incidentially most caravans have a habitation relay which stops the use of the caravan 12volt electrics being used while the vehicle is in motion (or while the car engine is charging the batteries)
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  2. Rune Caster added an answer to a question Veneer   

    Hi Keith,
    do a google for wood veneer there are quite a lot that come up
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  3. Rune Caster added a post in a topic Sad Sight   

    You know, I’ve never driven the M11 yet without there being at least one accident on it - thankfully I haven’t driven it that often.
    Likewise glad to hear the couple escaped without injury
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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. 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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  6. Rune Caster added a post in a topic I need a new tow car .   

    Oh dear - You've bought an automatic..... You'll never go back you know
    Some tips:
    Remember you can't move the shift lever without the ignition being on and your foot is on the brake neither can you take the key out unless the shift lever is in park (although some will allow you to take it out in neutral - it's best to get into the habit of using park)
    Driving is quite simple - put in in reverse and you'll go backwards and you should get an audible warning thet you are in reverse - to go forwards put it in Drive - forget 1 & 2 if you have them they are only for keeping the gears in 1 or 1 & 2 - Drive uses all the gears including 1 & 2
    Going up hills the gearbox will automatically change down to the gear that is required - there is no need for you to do any gear shifting, going down hills you'll have to use your brakes and although you can put it in 2 or 1, depending on the steepness of the hill you will still have to brake - I've gone down a steep slope in 1 and it made no difference from going down in Drive
    Hill starts - my 2.5 tonne truck and 1.8 tonne caravan will hold on a hill - but you can use your hand brake - starting, shift in Drive slight bit of accelerlation, hand brake off and you're moving - far easier than jiggling clutch and accelerator
    Importantly enjoy the extra relaxation you will get especially when towing
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  7. Rune Caster added a post in a topic Where do you like to pitch ?   

    Yeah - Brits that think they can play footie in the kid's park but can't control the ball enough to keep it in the park
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  8. Rune Caster added a post in a topic Where do you like to pitch ?   

    Always used to try for shade (which defeats the object of having solar panels) on CLs
    Now I'm sited in the open, with a slight breeze it's ok but the view out over the river and bay is spectactular so wouldn't change
     
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  9. Rune Caster added an answer to a question Brakes locking on reversing   

    I’m thinking your brake adjustment is NOT ok 
     
    http://www.al-ko.co.uk/edit/files/handbooks/overrun-braking-system-handbook.pdf
     
    a pdf on how the brakes work and importantly how to adjust them correctly 
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  10. Rune Caster added an answer to a question Alko Pneumatic Jockey Wheel   

    The title of this post has me imagining a drunk pheumatic jocky wheel carreering everywhere except where it was meant to go
    I got a pheumatic jockey wheel for my Tabbert caravan intending to fit motor movers because it would have to be maneuvered hitch in because of the right hand door, however after using many CSs I found it wasn't really needed...
    On the pheumatic jockey wheel - it was always deflating while in storeage and becoming quite annoying so I eventualy bought a standard jockey and still use it to this day (although I don't move anywhere anymore) Perhaps taking the weight off the wheel while pitched and in storeage might prolong the inner tube?
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  11. Rune Caster added a post in a topic Only caravans with motor movers accepted   

    isn’t it already on some sites?
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  12. Rune Caster added a post in a topic Are CLs pricing themselves out of the market?   

    I wouldn’t look for hardstandings on a cl/cs that is really too regimented - but £15 what would that include?
    It's the extras that get charged - for extra people, for EHU, for awnings, for pets and etc...
    in addition, anyone who thinks they are going to make a living from a 5 site "caravan park" had better think again because they have been totally mislead.
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  13. Rune Caster added a post in a topic Are CLs pricing themselves out of the market?   

    No the electric they supply is free (to you), they just charge you a connection fee to access it
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  14. Rune Caster added a post in a topic Are CLs pricing themselves out of the market?   

    Found this Geoff - it's a pdf
    https://www.ofgem.gov.uk%2Fofgem-publications%2F74486%2F11782-resaleupdateoct05pdf&usg=AOvVaw0df-8-ESGYouwLzDemGNdX
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  15. Rune Caster added a post in a topic Are CLs pricing themselves out of the market?   

    Hardstanding where I am £22 at the moment rising to £26 for Jun-Aug that's with electric -
    Awning/Boat/Pup Tent/Gazebo/Extra Car - Free
    Pets - Free  
    Free extra night if you book for 7
    I hope it never gets bought up by any of the clubs...
     
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