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Forum: The Plough 6 Days Ago
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Posted By Petemate
New Zealand

Terrible situation there. Rikijohn, Are you, Carole and friends/relations all OK?
Forum: The Plough 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 859
Views: 49,549
Posted By Petemate
Hi John and Carole - thanks for the thoughts!...

Hi John and Carole - thanks for the thoughts! Yes, we are still 'at it' and enjoying it as much as ever. We still get away four times per season, though to ensure the pennies go as far as they used...
Forum: The Plough 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 859
Views: 49,549
Posted By Petemate
Finally got around to fitting sockets in the...

Finally got around to fitting sockets in the front for the telly etc. Up to now, we have managed with one socket next to the 12V/aerial one. Fed up with using an adaptor (we have clock, TV and DVD at...
Forum: Tow Cars 24th November 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By Petemate
Likewise with our Saab. No extra light, just an...

Likewise with our Saab. No extra light, just an indication if/when there is a fault. Normal beeping and rate with trailer/caravan connected means system is OK.
Forum: The Plough 10th August 2018
Replies: 859
Views: 49,549
Posted By Petemate
Sorry guys didn't take pics of the canopy (well,...

Sorry guys didn't take pics of the canopy (well, we've all seen canopy pics lol) but happy to report that it went up quickly and stayed nice and taut.

The weather was great - we had some nice...
Forum: The Plough 6th August 2018
Replies: 859
Views: 49,549
Posted By Petemate
Checked caravan tyre pressures and wheel bolts...

Checked caravan tyre pressures and wheel bolts ready for trip tomorrow.
Forum: The Plough 25th July 2018
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Views: 49,549
Posted By Petemate
PS I have made two fittngs, awning rail locks, so...

PS I have made two fittngs, awning rail locks, so that I can tension the canopy and stop it sliding back & forth. Made from a couple of M6 SS button head screws and small plates.
Forum: The Plough 13th July 2018
Replies: 859
Views: 49,549
Posted By Petemate
Well, the trip went well, no kittens killed etc...

Well, the trip went well, no kittens killed etc etc. The outfit felt really nice and stable even at ...ahem... speeds.

Latest - what I did, not today but yesterday. In order to reduce the...
Forum: The Plough 24th June 2018
Replies: 859
Views: 49,549
Posted By Petemate
Checked the wheel bolts and tyre pressures (all...

Checked the wheel bolts and tyre pressures (all were OK) Off on Tuesday for 3 nights near Corfe Castle. As we are not taking the awning this time, and I usually have it in the caravan amidships, I...
Forum: The Plough 9th June 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By Petemate
Yes Phill - even the fully equipped one, ie with...

Yes Phill - even the fully equipped one, ie with hot water and oven, is under 800kg. However, the lack of room compared to our Topaz would be a no-no for 'er indoors. I only did the checks cos she...
Forum: The Plough 8th June 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By Petemate
Freedom and Fiat

Anyone any thoughts on Fiat 595 Abarth/Freedom? Looking at the specs the 595 lists a healthy 1435kg on one of the models, making at least one of the Freedoms a 57% match. Together with the 180bhp...
Forum: The Plough 5th June 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Petemate
Ours has too but see Harry's next post lol!

Ours has too but see Harry's next post lol!
Forum: The Plough 4th June 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Petemate
EEeeuurrrrggghhhh. Note to self - check all...

EEeeuurrrrggghhhh. Note to self - check all sections of pipe before attaching it to the 'van & waste tank.
Forum: The Plough 29th May 2018
Replies: 859
Views: 49,549
Posted By Petemate
Thanks for the reply Surfer01. I was going on the...

Thanks for the reply Surfer01. I was going on the advice, frequently seen, regarding replacing caravan tyres regardless of condition, once they reach the ripe old age of 5-7 years. Reasons given...
Forum: The Plough 24th May 2018
Replies: 859
Views: 49,549
Posted By Petemate
Well, mainly yesterday. Put the wheels back on...

Well, mainly yesterday. Put the wheels back on with new tyres. Very naughty of me, the old ones were dated 2010. While the treads were hardly worn, and there was no crazing/cracking whatever, I hang...
Forum: The Plough 13th April 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Petemate
Yes, it looks a biggish car. Mind you, the Saab...

Yes, it looks a biggish car. Mind you, the Saab has had its moments with the kerbs in our slip road when 'ER INDOORS is backing it into the drive (lol - glad she doesn't read this) but it would...
Forum: The Plough 12th April 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Petemate
Cheers Dave. Going o/t - how do you like the...

Cheers Dave. Going o/t - how do you like the Insignia? When our Saab bites the dust, I am tempted. First because I love the slush box and don't like the horror stories I've heard about the DCT type...
Forum: The Plough 12th April 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Petemate
Hardstanding pitches

As title! We usually use grass pitches as we only have standard pegs etc. Our first trip away this year is quite likely to be on a hard standing. So advice please peeps, regarding peg type? Hammer?...
Forum: The Plough 8th April 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By Petemate
I've started having a look through the ACSI...

I've started having a look through the ACSI website and I'm slightly confused - it is showing 41 sites in the UK but mention in this thread of 700? Is this sites for booking as opposed to sites...
Forum: The Plough 8th April 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By Petemate
Bt sheer chance, happened upon the info for this...

Bt sheer chance, happened upon the info for this on another caravanning forum (sorry peeps - I do stray occasionally lol)

Looks well worth getting involved. Over the last couple of seasons, it...
Forum: The Plough 22nd March 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By Petemate
Would be great if it could be retrofitted.

Would be great if it could be retrofitted.
Forum: The Plough 19th March 2018
Replies: 859
Views: 49,549
Posted By Petemate
Took the cover off the caravan. Gonna wash it...

Took the cover off the caravan. Gonna wash it when the temperature rises a bit, too cold out there just now.

Nice and fresh in there, checked all over - no damp anywhere. Just need to get a new...
Forum: The Plough 13th February 2018
Replies: 859
Views: 49,549
Posted By Petemate
Lifted the cover a bit to check on the tyre size...

Lifted the cover a bit to check on the tyre size - need new ones before we tow this year. Did some checking on the 'net and it seems that there may be problems sourcing the right size and load index...
Forum: The Plough 2nd February 2018
Replies: 859
Views: 49,549
Posted By Petemate
I have the leisure battery in the shed. Been in...

I have the leisure battery in the shed. Been in there since we covered the caravan up. Checked this morning and voltage sitting nicely at 12.7V. Connected the trickle charger for now to keep it up...
Forum: The Plough 5th November 2017
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By Petemate
Hi All - I'm still here! Can't do anything...

Hi All - I'm still here!

Can't do anything to the 'van right now, it is still cosseted up for the winter. I would add that if I could afford it, I would use the caravan all year round. OH would...
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