Bob

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About Bob

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  • Birthday 09/16/1959

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  • My outfit 2007 Vauxhall Antara S & 2012 Elddis Avante 515
  • County/Town Daventry
  • Country England

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  1. Bob added a post in a topic "Operation Stack" and delays   

    Came back on the train yesterday morning on a 9.50am crossing. 15 minutes late leaving but no other problems at all.

    Just glad I wasn't going the other way.
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  2. Bob added a post in a topic Industrial Action At The Port Of Calais   


    Not good news. I'm scheduled to travel on Eurotunnel on Friday
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  3. Bob added a post in a topic Short Stay Site near Calais required.   

    Hi Lyndon.

    This is the one I'm using this year. Been there before some years ago and found it to be ok. Hope it still is.

    http://www.campinglachaumiere.com/UK/presentation.html
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  4. Bob added a post in a topic Away for Easter?   

    Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos, with West Midlands BCC. Doing Sandringham at Spring Bank holiday weekend.
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  5. Bob added a post in a topic Bicycle Carrier   

    You don't state the age of the car but a quick Google found this at Towsure

    http://www.towsure.com/bundle/SEAT_Ibiza_MkIV_Hatchback_02-08_Fixed_Flange_Towbar

    or this at Witter

    http://www.witter-towbars.co.uk/towbars/towbar.php?id=8560&year=29
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  6. Bob added a post in a topic BT connections issue   

    Not encountered any problems here (NN11 country) but that may be due to the fact that I never disconnect my hub.
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  7. Bob added a post in a topic MTPLM   

    Just to chuck my 10p worth in on this. As far as I can determine the caravan's Maximum Technically Permitted Laden Mass (MTPLM) must not be greater than the towing car's Maximum Permissible Towing Mass (MPTW) defined by the car manufacturer and the combined actual laden weight of the car and caravan must not exceed the Gross Train Weight (GTW) – the maximum permitted weight of car and caravan together specified by the car maker. (Source: Towing advice - The AA).

    Also found "The Camping and Caravanning Club, like many others in the industry, recommends you only tow a caravan that weighs 85 per cent or less of your car’s kerbweight. Those who are experienced at towing may go up to 100 per cent of the car’s kerbweight, but no-one should tow a caravan that is heavier than the towing limit of the vehicle it’s behind. Legally, if you add together the Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) of your car and the MTPLM of your caravan, the total weight must not exceed the GTW of the car."

    So to my mind you shouldn't exceed the towing vehicle's plated towing limit with the plated max weight of the van or the plated gross train weight of the vehicle for the outfit.
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  8. Bob added a post in a topic Any plans for next year?   

    Well at the moment 25 weekend rallies (running two of them), 2 weeks in France in July, Spring Bank holiday visit to Sandringham, Christmas somewhere in the van and probably another rally somewhere at New Year.
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  9. Bob added a post in a topic Cuckoo’s Corner Campsite, Hereford   

    Used to rally here many years ago with the Elddis Owners Club. There were no hard standings in the first field at that time and I remember the owner (Wally?) driving round the site first thing in the morning with his small tractor and trailer collecting all the children to go feed the animals.

    I also remember breaking down there once in the old Discovery when a CV joint failed just as I pulled into the field!! Happy days.

    It looks quite posh now.
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  10. Bob added a post in a topic Barnstones Caravan Park, Banbury, Oxfordshire   


    Nope. Still pretty much the same. We'll be there on a rally mid-November - lovely place.
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  11. Bob added a post in a topic Win tickets to the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2014   

    Tickets arrived. Thank you.
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  12. Bob added a post in a topic Win tickets to the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2014   

    PM sent. Thank you.
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  13. Bob added a post in a topic Win tickets to the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2014   

    PM sent. Entered. Entry 4
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  14. Bob added a post in a topic Win tickets to the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2014   

    Still full.
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  15. Bob added a post in a topic Where are you off to next   

    This coming weekend we're running a rally for the East Warwickshire Caravan Club Centre at Oberryfields Farm, Lighthorne.
    Then the weekend after that we'll be at the ACCEO AGM rally at Towcester Race Course.
    Then the weekend after that we'll be at Nether Whitacre Village Hall for the EWCC AGM.
    Then the weekend after that the van goes up to Derby for its annual service.
    Then the weekend after that the van gets collected from Derby (can't do it in the week due to work getting in the way),
    and in November ....................
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