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About smino0_1

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  • Gender
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  • Location
    . Llantrisant, South Wales
  • Interests
    anything rc, motorhome and caravanning holidays,
  • Motorhome
    . Swift Kontiki 669 HL
  1. self level

    Yes i had given thought to making sure not to drive away with the jacks down.Didnt think about the hand brake tho. The reason behind not on the engine is,we are looking to do more rallies and if off grid may need to start engine to charge batteries etc.so if on hand brake wont effect the lifting of jack and relevelling.
  2. self level

    As with our E and p system fitted to the caravan.it can also lift the van totally off the floor for wheel changes.Think they are rated at 3t per jack.being a t/a there is 1 fitted to each axle for side to side level.The 1 reason i do like it is sure makes it easier for fitting the wheel locks,But for us in the moho the main reaso for it will be to stop the movement and the wife suffers with the effect.I was in the middle of asking them if just a 2 front jack would be a possablity.but would there be a strain or twist to the chassis if this was done? 99% of our stop are on h/s and mainly level.but that dont mean to say it wont twist
  3. Ex Vanner looking at Motorhomes

    Very nice!. i can see the BBQ coming out soon.seriously tho is that the new drop down bed up front? It seem to a improvment on the previous mode.i dont know if i still like the luton vwersion or the newer version.trying to come to terms with it
  4. self level

    oh sorry but didnt know if it was ok too.yes its called Amplo and they are in Italy http://www.amplo.it/home.aspx As said there price for 4 jacks kit for moho is 2000 euro plus 150e for delivery I didnt enquire about a caravan(sorry to swear) as ours comes with it from new. So the cheapest i could find was £4495 supply and fit. From MA-VE,Fitters in the uk.and these supply MA-Ve.
  5. If you have a older style Sky hd + box you can use any method of satellite dish.i.e. tripod, fixed to roof,vuqube,flat panel, etc,but not with sky Q.as this is a totally different dish lnb.(wider band i think).and a sky q card will not be able to be put into a older style box(not backwards compatable). I spoke with Avtex and they said Sky have it all wrapped up with the sky q.nobody can copy it. So if you have already got sky Q you will need a brand new second acccount with a older box. Not really worth it in opinion, to have 2 account and 2x the price of a already expensive tv repeating gadget. If you are into watching movies then a Amazon dongle with netflix/amazon prime movies maybe your best choice
  6. Just for those who maybe interested.ive been in touch with a company and they are able to supply a self level system to fit motorhomes and caravans. Supply only £2000. Im in no way connected with these but just thought if anybodies interested i can pass on there details.but if this is not aloud then plz remove.
  7. Going on a rally for easter

    Thanx for your replies.i have not got any anti slip mats,but only this mor ing i was looking at them.approx £15 for 2 pairs.so is a small price to pay for peace of mind.It not just that but its my pet hate when ive seen some pulling vans over the grass to get to a pitch.i love the grass outside our house and i know how much it takes to keep it in tip top shape.and if ruined how long it will take to repair. So all we now hope is the weather hold out for us all
  8. So as the wife says "the clubs prices are always rising",we have decided to try our hand at going on some rallies.the first 1 we have booked is easter break ,thurs to the tuesday.So, being as it our first rally(for probably 25years) we are basically a new rallyers. we are going to the south coast uk. we have spoke to the officers and they assured us that they will help in any way poss to make our stay the best they can, Ive advised them of the size of our outfit and they have offered to accomodate us nearest to the roadside as poss.(as its a grass field).They do have ehu so its a bonus even though we are capable of off grid for a few days at a time.Our intentions are to Not move the moho once pitched and reply on either bycicles or bus.This will also be a first as we havent parked up for long periods before. So we are looking forwards to it,but a little scepticle that we wont need assistance to get out of the field etc.(dont want to look a fool). So here touching wood that our first encouters will be good and not thro us off.As our cost for this rally is £85 inc ehu for 5days ,over the easter period is some what little compared to what we are used to paying.
  9. Crit'Air

    Just out of curiosity,what year is your moho to be a cat 5.as ive just had mine and it a cat 3, iwas caught out as i thought it was a cat2 but i noticed i looked in the wrong square on the graph.
  10. Holiday to france booked..finally

    We have looked and looked at trying our hand at going non toll route.but as you have said 50/50 decision.So we have decide totry and mix it up for tolls and non tolls at the stops but at a cost. So here is a planned route. ! thing is that all the non C&mc site had to be paid up front.All the french sites we booked direct said payment upon arrival. so here goes French Trip 2019 So we begin our journey's start near Cardiff,South Wales.Joining the M4 at junction 34 or first stop over is Henley on Thames camc site for the 21st of July. then onto Black Horse Fm at folkstone via the A329 ,m3 ,m25 and m26 and m20. Catching the 7:50 le shuttle arrive france 9:25. We have decided not to do long trips down and we have booked 4 Vents south east of Paris for 6 days. This will take us thru (A16)Abbeville and onto the n31 to 4Vents.from there we are onward bound to clerrmont ferrand we have choose to take the N36,N7 and A77. We have looked at staying at the camping car area Courpière les Taillades.but this may change if we dont see good reviews,but will still be in the same area for 2 days. Back onto the A77 ,over the millau viaduct and on to Beziers A9 and our next 11 days is Camping Le Sainte Marie At perpignan. From Perpignan we travel west towards A61 A62 and stop over 4 days in campsas "Camping La Tisarne". A20 and N147 to Poitiers And staying another 3 days at Camping grande poitiers. A28 to Abbeville for the longest leg and a last 3 days stopping in Camc site Le clos casheleux. then back on the le shuttle for the 11:50am trip and back in the uk for 11:25.from there we are on to wyatts covert camc site for 2 days and then back on M4 to M5 and down to Burnham on sea We have a approx milage of 2100m but this may increase as we may have some more sites from there.We are not taking the dogs ,as our daugther will be looking after them so it maybe a return home from there. Another thing we have paid for flexi for the return route as this will give us leaway for the return.maybe weather dependant too.If it nice we may stay a little longs and cancel the uk booked site at wyatts covert
  11. So we have finally got round to making all the bookings nessasary for our trip to france. So ive had a full major service done incl gearbox oil change.new seal on the drive shafts (seen a small dribble on the off side).upon reading the web they are a common fault and the new ones where different ,so they obviously modified them.New tyres with M+S and 3mpsf symbol.hab serviced. breakdown sorted ,travel ins sorted,tunnel booked and few night outbound and return uk.total 29 days.All i have to do now is pay for it all. Ive looked at the route in fine detail and got some great info with regards where to get on and off the motorways and avaid the tolls,also got a road map as a backup to apps.ive also made up some extra levelling double ramps,just incase we encounter some sloppping pitches.we have the plastic ones but alway better to carry a few more i think.sent off for my 1968 idp forms. So we can relax a bit now.and we got plenty of scribbled scrap paper from all the places we jotted down over the last 2 weeks.
  12. Modified seals

    So after having a full service done last week(16,000 miles) they found that the kontiki 669 3.0l auto(manual with automatic shift) had a drive shaft leak on the off side. So i ordered the part from fiat (2 days order) and had it fitted via a fiat specialist today.I turns out this is a common fault and fiat have modified the seals accordingly.It took 2 hours incl a full gearbox oil change.very specific oil for this vehicle, Tutella gl4.. Took 2.9 litres of oil and the measured amount coming out was just 2 litres.So quite a significant thing to consider looking at.In the off side is just a seal but to change the n/s it involves a flange with a built in seal.Cost was seal £12 and labour £120(2 hours).Biggest part in terms of time was to remove the undertray,and the turbo intake pipe,to enable you to get to the seal its self.
  13. Camc redpennant for over 8m,5t and 2.4 wide

    Hi Brian,this is a link to the policy details.Its breakdown and emergency repairs ,onward travel.accomodation .hire vehicle etc. I feel that for the extra £70 its worth going to the plus cover.This is based on a single trip of upto 31 days. https://www.caravanclub.co.uk/globalassets/pdfs/insurance/overseas-holiday-insurance-motoring-and-personal-policy-booklet.pdf
  14. Ok so upon reading the t&c from red pennent,it appears they only show cover for upto 8m 4250kg and 2.5m wide Moho. Larger moho are at there discretion.So i took the liberty to do the online chat.It appears they do cover above these sizes but ,you have to submit your own individual sizes and they forward it to there Insurers for review.So i filled out the nessasary forms online and full sizes and it came back for a single european trip. £357 for stardard £437 for plus cover. This was for motoring and personal cover This was a quote for 28 days cover abroad and 7 days before holidays cover. Which looking at the type of cover i thought reasonable,for peice of mind.Obviously you have to be a member of the club in order to be able to get these cover.We are member but was going to cease it this year.but looking around at other quotes dont come back any where as good a cover, altho alot cheaper quotes.
  15. Thanx for the add

    Hi Brian.thanx for the replies and help.there is a question i would like to ask. 1) i understand that you have taken out the ADAC and have tried to read about it but most is in german(obviously).but i can see anything about terms and conditions.I have also been thru the caravan clubs re pennant and it states about the size and weight restrictions.Most of these are outside of our moho,so where does that leave us to look. Ive tried the uk site of adac ,but as said it a bit hard to follow.so do you have any linkl as the the cover policy etc etc.tia. simon
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