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Monday, 21 May 2012

Earned Our Stripes At Last

Just returned from a couple of night of nights at Beechwood Grange CC site near York.

We have been before but it is only about 40 mins from home and a pleasant retreat for a couple of days.


 No disasters,no calamities,car electrics all worked as they should so I think we have earned our caravanning stripes at last.



Just happened to be pondering,as you do,as to why there there was no light in the fridge and never has been.Had a look,and there is indeed a light,complete with bulb but not working.Checked it was getting power and it was so it must be the bulb,but it looked OK.Any way went to Ebor Caravans for a replacement and hey presto! we have a light in the fridge for the first time.


On the return journey approaching Castleford there was a banging from the van.On stopping to have a look, the jockey wheel had dropped to within about 2cm of the road.Funny because I remember tightening it up,witnessed by SWMBO,so I will have to tighten it up a bit more in future.

Ian

4 comments:

  1. Hello Ian,
    We have also been away to a local CC site its only 1/2 hour from home. Once on site and set up its nice to chill out in the van and you haven't driven miles. As you say its a weekend away, if you dont go too far I think you can sneak a few extra weekends. Sometimes Less is More,
    Dave
    Nice to hear the lights are sorted

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  2. Dave,

    Plus the fact that you haven't used much diesel.

    Ian

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  3. We have had the exact same problem with our Jockey Wheel. What we do now is take it off after hitching, and put it back on just before unhitching. Not a bad security measure either.

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  4. Might not be a bad idea but i remember reading that if the van becomes detached from the car for some reason then if there is no jockey wheel it will drop straight onto the A frame causing damage.

    Six of one and half a dozen of the other I suppose.

    Ian

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