Bigdrinks

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  1. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic British couple robbed in France   

    Can you use Camping Cheques in August? As this place is comming in dearer then Bien Assise for 1 night. Over €62 !

    Which is why I advocate Baie de Somme Aire de Service. But, if you can travel in high season and arrive about 10 pm for a reasonable price, then I' m still open to suggestion.
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  2. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic British couple robbed in France   

    Priced it yesterday. My family of 4 was €60.10 for 1 night in August! The one and only time I stayed previously, several years ago, it was €48 for one night!
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  3. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic British couple robbed in France   

    It's on the A16 towards Abbeville. An hour and a bit from Calais.
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  4. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic British couple robbed in France   

    When travelling to/from Calais, what would I rather do?

    Pay €60 for one night (8-10 hours) at La Bien Assise. Or, pay nothing at La Baie de Somme Aire de Service with its dedicated caravan area. Dedicated camping car area, boulangerie at reasonable prices, free showers and no booking in or out.

    Decisions, decisions!
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  5. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic Eurotunnel   

    Perhaps that's only at staffed booths. If you use the automatic booths, they'd never know!
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  6. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic Eterniti Caravans   

    My neighbour was lucky enough ( or, unlucky depending on your point of view) to pick his new Eterniti up 2 weeks ago!

    Their website states that they ceased trading on Friday.
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  7. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic Dead Sat Nav/radio OUCH!   

    I'd check out any VW forums for some good 'anorak' advice.

    Buying used units may not marry up to your vehicle and could end up an expensive paperweight!
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  8. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic 2014 starts here ... anyone else away this weekend?   

    In an hour or so we'll be returning our van to its seasonal pitch in Cheshire.

    Brought it home from storage on Thursday and gave it a thorough spring clean, will check all services when we get 'plumbed' in on site.

    Weather looks good for an easy 50 mile tow!
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  9. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic Bit confused about engine sizes now   

    Why venture from a 'proper' car? Unless you specifically need 4x4s/SUVs, plenty of modem saloon cars available to tow your caravan?
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  10. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic Best place to sell a van?   

    All that have been mentioned are worthy 'vehicles' in which to sell.

    Goes without saying though that selling to a dealer is swift and easy but the worst price. If your up to the challenge of scammers, idiots and time wasters, eBay will be a laugh!
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  11. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic Cheap Blue Diamond Fluid and Rinse   

    Couldn't resist either!
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  12. Bigdrinks added an answer to a question Electrolux RM 6291L Fridge Not Cooling Enough   

    Did you try it on gas?
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  13. Bigdrinks added a topic in Continental Touring   

    Polarity testers £2.99 at Aldi
    This Sunday Aldi are selling mains polarity testers for £2.99. ideal for Continental touring. That's the cheapest I've ever seen them! https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/sunday-specialbuys-14th-july/product-detail/ps/p/socket-tester/
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  14. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic Aires on route from Zeebrugge to Hambye Normandy   

    Aire de la Baie de Somme if you take the A16 route to the A28, near Abbeville, is one of the best aires I've stopped at. It has specific area for caravans, Toilets, showers and it's own bakery. There are several T&Ters who've overnighted there too on many occasions. It'll be ideal for a lunch stop for you. http://www.baiedesom...a-baie-de-somme
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  15. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic online car insurance quotes   

    Renewal for my Insignia is £444 with Royal & Sun Alliance. 10 minutes messing on t'internet has got a quote with comparable cover (Business use, protected no claims, £0 excess, European use) for £208 from Quote Me Happy.

    Now I know that they are part of Aviva and use 'off shore' call centres, but for a saving of £236 I'll take the chance!

    Oh, and if I didn't need the business use, protected no claims, Euro cover and prepared to pay a £350 excess, I could get it as cheap as £138 from Aviva via Quidco.
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  16. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic Anyone Swapped Number Plates?   

    You can also put it on retention. Still have to pay, car gets original registration number back and your cherished transfer is held on retention 'til you want to put it on another car. The cost will also include the transfer fee to the 'new' vehicle. It's valid for 12 months, or can be extended for another 12 months for another nominal fee!
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  17. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic visited caravan for the first time in 7 months today......   

    At our caravan for Easter. Sun is shining and very warm inside the caravan and awning. Though only 7 degrees outside. First cooked brekkie outside on the Webber this morning. Great views of snow covered welsh montains and the Cheshire Plains. Happy hour at the COB to look forward to and a BBQ tea!

    Although we will be back to Orlando at the end of the season!
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  18. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic Whitsun 2013 Rally - Bromsgrove   

    You don't need a Paypal account to pay. It's only the recipient that needs the Paypal account!
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  19. Bigdrinks added an answer to a question Anybody Have A Clue What Kind Of Aerial Clamp Style This Would Need?   

    If you've got the pole. Then a standard 43cm satellite dish (about £15 from eBay) attached to your pole with a 2" exhaust clamp. It'll do the same job and receive the same channels as any £100+ big name dish!
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  20. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic Ryan Air?   

    Are there still direct flights to Pau? Only 1 hour or so from Biarritz!
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  21. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic Mobile Phone providers   

    None of them Bob.

    Seriously, I dont think any will provide that level of service!
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  22. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic Looking for a caravan -- Model?   

    There was indeed a Fleetwood/Adria like you describe. Just before Fleetwood went to the wall. I remember the bathroom door could be opened/closed in a certain way to form a bedroom door.
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  23. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic Unable to sell my excellent bradcot awning   

    Most dealers will take it in part ex. But you'll get next to nothing for it!

    You're either pitching it at too high a price ( pun intended) or not using the right selling vehicle.

    Albeit you've discounted eBay. You'd sell it straight away on there!
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  24. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic Tyre pumps   

    I use a Bonaire DD18. About £24 from Costco, it's the best I've ever used.

    http://www.bon-aireindustries.com/products/detail.cfm?prodID=57


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  25. Bigdrinks added a post in a topic New BBQ? -- Weber   

    Well, that burner was so easy to remove, the Weber is now sparkling clean. You could eat your dinner off it!
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