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Forum: The Plough 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
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Posted By Petemate
Wishing you lots of pleasure with your new 'van! ...

Wishing you lots of pleasure with your new 'van!
Know what you mean when you say it may be your last caravan; we are in our eighties and although I still enjoy the towing as much as ever, even with...
Forum: The Plough 15th August 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Petemate
Nice one Kerry. Our 'van is a 2005. The...

Nice one Kerry.

Our 'van is a 2005. The only damp problem we have ever encountered with it was from the toilet area. After we bought it, I had a look at the service details from purchase and...
Forum: The Plough 10th July 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 1,249
Posted By Petemate
How are things doing in the Poole/Bournemuth...

How are things doing in the Poole/Bournemuth area? Trying to get info from the 'net regarding the safety etc of the areas, especially places like the Dolphin Centre.
We are hoping to get at...
Forum: The Plough 16th June 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 1,249
Posted By Petemate
Worrying Dave, but according to the news, brought...

Worrying Dave, but according to the news, brought in to NZ by travelling UK residents!!
Forum: The Plough 14th June 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 1,249
Posted By Petemate
MMmmm. I'll keep an eye on that, we are/were...

MMmmm. I'll keep an eye on that, we are/were hoping to activate our held deposit at South Lytchett Manor for September (we have ordered an Indian Summer lol)


I'll watch the local news, re the...
Forum: The Plough 7th June 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 1,249
Posted By Petemate
Hopefully, things will start to move soon towards...

Hopefully, things will start to move soon towards a realistically projected date for sites to start opening again.


It looks like this will be in two stages, the first being for c ravans and...
Forum: The Plough 9th May 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 1,249
Posted By Petemate
Lololol

Lololol
Forum: The Plough 12th March 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 1,249
Posted By Petemate
Comments gratefully noted! The way things are...

Comments gratefully noted! The way things are going, we feel that we made the right decision, especially as we are in our eighties. While we are quite healthy with no underlying problems, we didn't...
Forum: The Plough 11th March 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 1,249
Posted By Petemate
The dreaded virus

So, what, if any, effect is this having on the caravanning? For us, it is a disappointing decision to abandon plans to take our forst trip of the year next month.



One could think that this is...
Forum: The Plough 5th February 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Petemate
I opted not to have forward travel, as if we have...

I opted not to have forward travel, as if we have problems en route to a destination either with or withut the caravan on, I would sooner get it home and fix it here. Also for same reason home start...
Forum: The Plough 4th February 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Petemate
Thanks all for the inputs. Well, after 18 years...

Thanks all for the inputs. Well, after 18 years with them, I'm leaving the AA. Last year I nearly went over to Green Flag. When I contacted AA to advise we were leaving, they took it down by just...
Forum: The Plough 20th January 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Petemate
Breakdown cover

Renewal due soon. Currently with AA. Last year we got a quote from Green Flag, and down from the ridiculous renewal quote the AA couldn't match GF but came down still higher but to within about a...
Forum: The Plough 19th January 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By Petemate
So sorry to hear of the loss. Easy mistake to...

So sorry to hear of the loss. Easy mistake to make. Call me cautious, but the only paperworks we keep in the caravan are all the manuals etc for the equipment and the radio. also the only paperwork...
Forum: The Plough 12th August 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 562
Posted By Petemate
Practical Caravan TV

At approximately 5pm today, I set two programmes to record from Showcase TV Sky 192. First was Caravan Finder TV, 7.30pm. Then Practical Caravan TV, 8 pm. The content of PCTV included a tow test of...
Forum: The Plough 9th July 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Petemate
Unhappy Glad you got sorted with the prostate. Mine is...

Glad you got sorted with the prostate. Mine is (happily) only enlarged.
Small world regarding pursuits - I also built and ran a kit car, Robin hood, than later a kit replica Model A Roadster. Great...
Forum: The Plough 8th July 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Petemate
Kerry - it may be an age-related thing. 83 in...

Kerry - it may be an age-related thing. 83 in September, though right now, I personally have no issues other than it taking me a bit longer to do things, eg setting up etc., there will naturally come...
Forum: The Plough 7th July 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By Petemate
Hi Dave - sorry for not responding earlier. We...

Hi Dave - sorry for not responding earlier. We are still with the Saab. Ironically, every time I think of/talk about/browse the ads for Insignias, the Saab starts to run really well and behave...
Forum: The Plough 10th June 2019
Replies: 875
Views: 65,434
Posted By Petemate
So we have an update on this sorry saga. OH...

So we have an update on this sorry saga. OH emptied the caravan laundry bag Saturday morning (it was brought in from the caravan on our return Friday) and guess what was in the bottom of it? Yes,...
Forum: The Plough 17th May 2019
Replies: 875
Views: 65,434
Posted By Petemate
Hi John & Carole - good thanks! Just going to...

Hi John & Carole - good thanks! Just going to bed, couldn't get on the PC until now so decided to write up my fun-filled experience.


Kind Regards,
Pete
Forum: The Plough 16th May 2019
Replies: 875
Views: 65,434
Posted By Petemate
Talking Well, yesterday, finished sorting out a...

Well, yesterday, finished sorting out a nightmare. Long story long lol.


Got back from a trip on Friday 26 April. Moved the caravan up to the house and maneuvered it on to the hitchlock post. As...
Forum: The Plough 16th March 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By Petemate
New Zealand

Terrible situation there. Rikijohn, Are you, Carole and friends/relations all OK?
Forum: The Plough 4th March 2019
Replies: 875
Views: 65,434
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 27th February 2019
Replies: 875
Views: 65,434
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: 5,256
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: 875
Views: 65,434
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...
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