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About sdrew56

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  • Birthday 04/08/1956

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  1. sdrew56 added a post in a topic Air awnings (again)   

    We had the Vango Varkala 420, although a bit heavy to put through the awning rail, it was the best awning we ever had, never had any trouble with pooling water or leaks.
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  2. sdrew56 added a post in a topic Selling my Abbey Vogue 215 GTS   

    Sorry to hear the Maurice, wishing you both the best.
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  3. sdrew56 added a post in a topic Awning lights   

    Us and Rita G use these bright enough to light up the awning, no wires and also useful as a torch.
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  4. sdrew56 added a post in a topic What is your best Off-Road Caravan Experience?   

    Gas lamps! Ian bet you bought mantles in bulk?
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  5. sdrew56 added a post in a topic Rename of Caravan   

    Ambulatory Residence ? 
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  6. sdrew56 added a post in a topic New name for the biggest club   

    Ours spends most our holidays in France so its neither a Motorhome or motor caravan its a "Camping Car" least ways that's what they book it on site as.
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  7. sdrew56 added a post in a topic New name for the biggest club   

    Maybe I am a bit cynical, but I can see a lot of hard standing pitches being reduced in size to become motorhome only pitches as often we do not use the sun canopy or awning, so effectively there will be more pitches per site.
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  8. sdrew56 added a post in a topic Jersey   

    Jersey is small you could save ferry costs by reducing the length and leaving the car at home, just moving the caravan to the site on the mover
    But seriously a lot of the roads are very narrow like Cornish farm tracks be and there is no google street view so you can reccy the roads before you go so pick your site carefully.
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  9. sdrew56 added a post in a topic Elddis now Hymer Group purchase   

    You missed Jamet off the list of Trigano owned trailer tents Mark.
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  10. sdrew56 added a post in a topic VERY FIRST TOW CAR   

    Ours was a totally unsuitable 1986 Daihatsu Charade that we pulled a Jamet Canyon trailer tent with.
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  11. sdrew56 added a post in a topic Maybe petrol engine next time - Congestion charges   

    It will be fairly irrelevant on a global scale what ever we drive here, because for every single person who gives up an internal combustion engine in Europe it will be replaced by 2 more in the emerging economies ie India and China and these economies do not have the infrastructure to support anything other then internal combustion engines for the domestic market,  it will be like the 50's here I'm sure some of you remember when your family aspired to owning their first car.
    I'm afraid it will not change much until oil runs out.
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  12. sdrew56 added a post in a topic Searching for Motorhome - yes the caravan is going   

    If its any consolation Our motorhome is £70.00 less to insure fully comp for a year then the single axle caravan was.
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  13. sdrew56 added a post in a topic Motorhome or Caravan   

    The parking issue will depend to a degree on the length and width of the motorhome, ours is roughly the same size as a supermarket delivery van or ambulance so apart from avoiding height barriers not an issue.
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  14. sdrew56 added a post in a topic Motorhome or Caravan   

    We changed to a Motorhome last year after many years of caravanning, and I don't think we would ever go back, the most important thing is to realize that the way you holiday will change we now pick sites within cycling (electric bikes) distance of attractions and tend not to stay on sites as long about 4 or 5 days instead of a week before we move on.
    Before we purchased we looked into what we needed something not to long under 6 metres fixed bed, proper shower, large kitchen worktop, large fridge 150 litres, the ability to seat 6 7 people round the table, 550 kilo payload seems like a fairly impossible list! but we have it in our Benimar Mileo 202 which has an electric bed that drops down from above the lounge to seat level ready made at bed time.
    Turning up on site with whole van heated from the drive in winter or cool from the aircon in summer, 130 litres of drinking water already in the tank, just driving onto the pitch hand brake on and ready to relax is a pleasure faster and easier to drive on the motorway and the fuel consumption is better then it was for us towing.
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  15. sdrew56 added a post in a topic Who has booked for next year .   

    We have the ferry's booked for June and September to go to France, but will not decide on where to go till nearer the dates.
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