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Forum: Wheels & Tyres   22-01-2014, 17:31
Replies: 17
Views: 3,260
Posted By GROUNDHOG
I have no experience of using snow...

I have no experience of using snow socks/chains/winter tires in Europe but I do in Canada where in parts it is a legal requirement to carry chains. Two weeks ago I was driving around Whistler BC (...
Forum: Health & Fitness   22-01-2014, 17:11
Replies: 26
Views: 8,131
Posted By GROUNDHOG
Huge thanks to everyone, I was at the doctors...

Huge thanks to everyone, I was at the doctors Monday, had the finger test which showed enlarged prostate but thankfully it is smooth so hopefully all OK. Blood test results came today and they appear...
Forum: Continental Touring Info   20-01-2014, 16:48
Replies: 28
Views: 8,744
Posted By GROUNDHOG
I have a funny feeling we may yet see things...

I have a funny feeling we may yet see things getting better still, it wasn't so many years ago my daughter bought a mini cooper in Brussels when the rate was in the area of 1.60, my prediction based...
Forum: Wheels & Tyres   19-01-2014, 15:33
Replies: 32
Views: 6,729
Posted By GROUNDHOG
Nor North Devon, our son is tree surgeon near...

Nor North Devon, our son is tree surgeon near Barnstaple and the number of times he has had loads taken beggars belief, even out of the back of his Land Rover!!
Forum: Introductions   19-01-2014, 15:21
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By GROUNDHOG
Agree you have lots of research to do and there...

Agree you have lots of research to do and there is quite a bit of info here, there are all sorts of complications when importing a van and as above they are much cheaper in the US anyway, maybe try...
Forum: Sat Nav GPS   16-01-2014, 20:39
Replies: 20
Views: 4,208
Posted By GROUNDHOG
We used the clip method on our old Peugeot as...

We used the clip method on our old Peugeot as well but had a piece of glass cut with non slip stuck to the bottom, glued the tom tom mount on with araldite... it never moved and I gave it to the...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   15-12-2013, 16:30
Replies: 10
Views: 1,978
Posted By GROUNDHOG
Thanks Grath, no offence taken. Many years...

Thanks Grath, no offence taken.

Many years ago I was caught for speeding in South Wales, in a car with the company name on the side that any one of twenty people could have been driving. Same...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   15-12-2013, 16:15
Replies: 10
Views: 1,978
Posted By GROUNDHOG
teemyob - Its OK I will let him try for me! ...

teemyob - Its OK I will let him try for me!

Let me be clear, I always do stick to the speed limit I just cannot believe this is correct, guess someone with some Police experience may know the...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   15-12-2013, 16:02
Replies: 10
Views: 1,978
Posted By GROUNDHOG
variable speed limits

A relative claims that when in a variable speed limit or any speed limit where there is more than one camera if you switch lanes a few times the camera does not pick you up?

Surely this cannot be...
Forum: Wheels & Tyres   15-12-2013, 08:37
Replies: 17
Views: 2,906
Posted By GROUNDHOG
much easier to put on than chains, much quieter...

much easier to put on than chains, much quieter and great to get you out of trouble but will wear out in a very short space of time if they sniff the pavement or rocks.

They cost around the...
Forum: Ski-ing   10-12-2013, 09:43
Replies: 14
Views: 10,287
Posted By GROUNDHOG
143cm (56") Blackcomb, Whstler, BC... will be...

143cm (56") Blackcomb, Whstler, BC... will be there next week. Hell of a drive from the UK though!! :lol:
Forum: Mercedes Chassis   10-12-2013, 09:37
Replies: 6
Views: 3,975
Posted By GROUNDHOG
You can get it in Canada too, an increasing...

You can get it in Canada too, an increasing number of RV's are now based on the Sprinter, way to go!!
Forum: Health & Fitness   09-12-2013, 19:34
Replies: 69
Views: 12,841
Posted By GROUNDHOG
I'm a pensioner now, hard up already! :oops:

I'm a pensioner now, hard up already! :oops:
Forum: UK Touring   07-12-2013, 14:05
Replies: 11
Views: 3,214
Posted By GROUNDHOG
Lizard Point and Dunnet Head are actually the...

Lizard Point and Dunnet Head are actually the most southerly and northerly points in mainland GB and agree with all the previous not much at JO'G but worth seeing if you have gone that far!

Please...
Forum: Motorhome Towing   06-12-2013, 07:54
Replies: 27
Views: 8,331
Posted By GROUNDHOG
Is there a budget for this?

Is there a budget for this?
Forum: Jokes & Trivia   01-12-2013, 17:40
Replies: 33
Views: 2,715
Posted By GROUNDHOG
Wherever you be let the wind go free!

Wherever you be let the wind go free!
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   28-11-2013, 19:29
Replies: 7
Views: 1,932
Posted By GROUNDHOG
Land Rovers especially defenders with specialist...

Land Rovers especially defenders with specialist bodies seem very desirable to the thief, I know of at least two tippers that have gone and another is shown on ebay (??) as stolen in Eastbourne a...
Forum: AutoTrail Motorhomes   28-11-2013, 09:09
Replies: 7
Views: 2,193
Posted By GROUNDHOG
Tend to agree with everyone else, your specific...

Tend to agree with everyone else, your specific problem may be Autotrail but I have owned Autosleepers, Autocruise and Bessaccar motorhomes and they all use pretty flimsy materials which is common...
Forum: Motorhoming for the Disabled   27-11-2013, 09:34
Replies: 41
Views: 10,556
Posted By GROUNDHOG
If you have a standard cigarette lighter socket...

If you have a standard cigarette lighter socket you can also get a small inverter ( Maplins have them) that will just plug in and be sufficient to charge things like a laptop, phone and other...
Forum: Motorhoming for the Disabled   26-11-2013, 18:50
Replies: 41
Views: 10,556
Posted By GROUNDHOG
Homebase, Wickes etc have some quite good...

Homebase, Wickes etc have some quite good tarpaulins, different sizes, that are cheap and would be ideal for covering the chair, we use them for protecting carpets etc when decorating. Useful too in...
Forum: Germany Touring   26-11-2013, 17:51
Replies: 63
Views: 11,998
Posted By GROUNDHOG
Surely the last sentence is rather relevant, the...

Surely the last sentence is rather relevant, the toll will apply to ALL cars but the Germans will be able to claim it back.

A similar scheme is planned for the Tamar bridge and all accesses into...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   25-11-2013, 13:17
Replies: 44
Views: 5,257
Posted By GROUNDHOG
I reckon we use ours about 20 nights a year, but...

I reckon we use ours about 20 nights a year, but we use it every week just to go down to the beach and sit and have a coffee or lunch after a long walk. You should see the stares we get on a cold day...
Forum: Health & Fitness   11-11-2013, 12:52
Replies: 12
Views: 2,938
Posted By GROUNDHOG
Sorry but I would check that information is...

Sorry but I would check that information is correct, I had mine done on the NHS two years ago and I was very short sighted, will PM you tonight with more info as no time now.
Forum: France Touring   03-11-2013, 19:38
Replies: 20
Views: 3,631
Posted By GROUNDHOG
only been there in the Summer but the big aire...

only been there in the Summer but the big aire by the ski lift was closed ( we were moved on by the Police), there is a small aire in town where we didn't pay anything but it was absolutely packed....
Forum: Motorhome Towing   01-11-2013, 19:44
Replies: 20
Views: 19,569
Posted By GROUNDHOG
Try scrolling up the page there is a post from...

Try scrolling up the page there is a post from Richard-Bantam which cannot be much clearer! :?
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