Surfer

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About Surfer

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  • Birthday 09/02/1949

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  • My outfit Buccaneer Cruiser towed by a Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD Ltd 3.0L auto
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  1. Surfer added a post in a topic Detached caravans   

    This would not have happened if the caravan had safety chains.  It seems the brake cable does not work if the caravan is in reverse.
     
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  2. Surfer added a post in a topic Forewarned is forearmed   

    What an attitude!  I made a joke and you go off the deep end and insult me.
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  3. Surfer added a post in a topic Forewarned is forearmed   

    Bristles what has upset you to make you so grumpy.  Three grumpy post in 24 hours? 
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  4. Surfer added a post in a topic Am I alone on this issue?   

    Perhaps we need a website like this one  https://en.camping-streetview.com/
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  5. Surfer added a post in a topic Calor Lite - update.   

    We only have the Calorlite as a backup so will probably take years before it is used up.  Maybe too many people are now buying refillables due to high price of Calorgas bottles?
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  6. Surfer added a post in a topic Parking ticket arrived today   

    To be clear is it a "Penalty Charge Notice" or a "Parking Charge Notice".  There is a very big difference between the two.  If the latter, who issued the ticket?
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  7. Surfer added a post in a topic Inconsiderate or ignorance   

    We prefer caravan, awning and car, but I would never park that close to a neighbour.  We seldom use CC sites these days as find them too expense.
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  8. Surfer added a post in a topic Licences for electric bikes - coming our way?   

    It is a motorised bike so not sure why it has not been enforced previously?  Hopefully they will enforce it in England, Wales and Scotland as after all they are using the roadways.
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  9. Surfer added a post in a topic Owner Satisfaction Surveys   

    Probably a ploy to get hold of your details for marketing purposes however you can opt out.
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  10. Surfer added a post in a topic Detached caravans   

    We clip ours onto the tow bar.
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  11. Surfer added a post in a topic Detached caravans   

    Thanks Andy as I could not remember all the regulations as I left SA nearly 25 years ago.
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  12. Surfer added a post in a topic Detached caravans   

    Maurice it seems that you are quite happy for our caravan to detached and cause injury or even death?  Hopefully I have misinterpreted your post?  Why should the two units separate and go on their separate ways? 
    I have never heard of a caravan stopping almost immediately it detaches from the towing vehicle and it can run some distance before it comes to a halt as we all know that the brake cable is not very effective at stopping a caravan.  Even on a car the handbrake is generally not that effective as both tend to use drum brakes instead of disc brakes. 
    If the caravan with a chain does become detached and the driver is foolish enough to brake hard, the caravan can only run into the back of the car for the distance that the chains will allow which will only be inches rather than feet.   The chain method is well and truly tested and proved to be effective.
    I am not familiar with electronic brakes so cannot really comment but suspect that the caravan will detach and try and find its own merry way which may not be merry for a third party.
    I think that the majority agree with you that something needs to be done to make the issue of a caravan detaching safer for all road suers and that should start with the driver of the towing vehicle!
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  13. Surfer added a post in a topic That old grey waste question   

    Is that recycled tea or not? 
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  14. Surfer added a post in a topic Detached caravans   

    If I remember correctly, the chain is welded onto the A frame and then looped over the towball so if the hitch became detached the caravan would remain attached to the towing vehicle as it would still be over the towball.
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  15. Surfer added a post in a topic Detached caravans   

    In SA if the caravan becomes unhitched, the chains stop the caravan from dropping onto the floor and the caravan stays behind the towing vehicle instead of the caravan running into oncoming traffic as the chain is looped over the towball on the car similar to how many brake cables are fitted onto the towing vehicle.
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