marco f1

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About marco f1

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  • Birthday 08/14/1967

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  • My outfit VW Passat tdi 130 & lunar ariva gts
  • County/Town ingleby barwick
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Expertise camping & caravning & drinking

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Stockton on tees

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  1. marco f1 added a post in a topic Towing problems help needed   

    Hi all.     Update.     Checked my brakes and adjusted then moved my weight over the wheels got my nose weight to 65kgs took it out for a spin and I think it was wrong so got my nose weight to 75kgs and it went ok.   Hoping to get away soon before the dreaded winter turns up   
    Thanks 
     
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  2. marco f1 added a post in a topic Towing problems help needed   

    thanks bob that's what I thought putting all the gear at the back of the van will make it worse I will try to load it as best as I can but I don't have much room between the wheels and the kitchen... and it does have a full cooker I do have new shocks on the back and spring assisters or could it be down to the brake system if its not set up right ie being to slack making the tow hitch move in and out more than it should causing it to rock and roll as I have noticed it seems to be ok going up hills ? it is running on 155 .13 tyres at the moment do you think it would be wise to change to 165 .13 tyres

    many thanks

    marco
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  3. marco f1 added a post in a topic Towing problems help needed   

    Hi there. I haven't but will blow them up to the max pressure just to see if that helps
    Many thanks

    Marco
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  4. marco f1 added a topic in Tow Cars   

    Towing problems help needed
    Hi all
    I have towing problems with my VW Passat 52 reg and my 2003 luner ariva gts 2 berth as I carnt get the car and caravan to stop doing a see saw effect. Nose weight for the VW is 75 kg but my caravan sits at the weight 85k on the nose and that's totally empty tried to move the weight ( I.e the awning TV bits and pieces) over the axial of the caravan but no . moved the weight to the front but no . moved it to the back and still the same I even emptied the front locker and put all the weight in the cars boot but no still the same. I even got a new black handle alko stabiliser for the caravan fitted it but I still get that see saw effect . Had new shocks on the car with spring assisters as well.. Just carnt seem to get the right balance between car and caravan I am really at my wits end with it The only time it behaves its self is when I am going uphill ?

    Has anybody got any ideas

    Marco
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  5. marco f1 added a post in a topic kinnross scotland   

    Hi thanks for the info on that site will give them a ring...... As we are staying in a static at Kingdom caravan site in Glenrothes it only 14 mile to Kinross services were we are working but it's all back country lanes and it seems to take forever ( in the snow ) But if there is a site is in Kinross hey happy days. But as for Kingdom caravan park its quite nice and the people are friendly..........

    Oh and don't forget your shovel for that snow My god is it cold


    Many thanks

    Marco f1
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  6. marco f1 added a question in Workshop   

    New black alko stabiliser
    hi all. Just seen a add for a new black alko stabiliser £150 rang the guy up and he said the only reason he is selling it is that it won't fit his 2000 caravan. Now the question is is there any differance between the red handle stabiliser and the new black handle stabiliser or are the black handle stabilisers only for brand new caravans as I don't want to buy it and it doesn't fit like he did. My caravan is a lunar Ariva gts 2003 Can anyone help


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  7. marco f1 added a post in a topic kinnross scotland   

    hi mate i know that some of them may be closed but and i know its a big but... but someone may know of someone that has a static or cabin that may be privately owned (on a farm) for extra cash saves me paying travelodge prices

    regards

    marco f1
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  8. marco f1 added a topic in Touring and Tenting   

    kinnross scotland
    happy new year to all...............................

    looking for a camp site that rents statics or cabins out for six weeks as working at kinnross scotland just near the kinnross services on the m90
    would take my own van but there is 3 of us and mine is only a 2 berth and the wife (the boss) said NO...so can anyone help me its needed from the 12th jan 2015 yes thats next week

    i know its not in season but someone might know of someone somewere that might have a static for rent


    many thanks


    marco f1
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  9. marco f1 added an answer to a question Looking for new window luner ariva 2004   

    Thanks all. I have found a few breakers on the web and a few are near me so I will give them a ring after Xmas.. I will also need to go to the storage yard and get the number for the colour...

    Many thanks

    Marco f1
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  10. marco f1 added a post in a topic VW group owners present or past.   

    Hi all. I have a vw passat 1.9 tdi 52 plate it's a one pre owner full service history it's got 145k on the clock and it pulls like a train ...only problem is the rear springs are so soft when towing the caravan but will change for heavy duty ones next year But what a car

    Marco
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  11. marco f1 added a question in Workshop   

    Looking for new window luner ariva 2004
    Hi all I am looking for a new or second hand offside front window for my luner ariva gts 2004.... Does anyone know we're I can get a Replacement one from. my windows are a bronze/brown colour but the one I need to replace is clear there is nothing wrong with the window it just doesn't look right and it's bugging me.. And does anyone know if other windows of other caravans will fit........

    Many thanks

    Marco
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  12. marco f1 added a post in a topic towing with a convertible   

    many thanks for all your replies but i managed to get a vw passat 1.9 tdi 130 bhp on a 52 reg and yes it pulls like a train.. its had 2 owners from new, with a full service history 13 service stamps in the book.. fuel economy is fantastic. never thought i would ever consider buying a vw but im glad i did they are so well made...... so if you see a dark blue passat towing a lunar ariva gts give us a knock the kettle is always on or after teatime the beer will be flowing

    many thanks

    marco
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  13. marco f1 added a post in a topic towing with a convertible   

    well done graham that's about the size of my caravan but don't think our lass will get on the scooter... but you have made my day

    marco
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  14. marco f1 added a topic in Tow Cars   

    towing with a convertible
    hi all not been on for a while but got rid of tent and got myself a lunar ariva gts 2 berth 2004 with 1 pre owner.. but no car yet as been working away and didn't need one.. so the caravan a mas weight of 1000kg and the question is has anyone towed with a astra 1.8 convertible 54 plate petrol.. i think it will be able to tow the lunar as it is very light.. but the car is a soft top and i have only seen one person doing this in cornwall with a volvo.. will this be to dangerous can anyone help

    many thanks

    marco
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  15. marco f1 added a post in a topic info on cheep tow car   

    thinking about a 2006 kia sedona this is a 2.9 manual with 77000 miles on the clock for £2000 but does any one know what they are like and what to look for and should i look for a auto or manual there is also a a jeep cherokee 54 plate 2.5 cdr are these any good


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