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    The CCI card is now 5 from the CCC, if you are a...

    The CCI card is now 5 from the CCC, if you are a member. I had to leave it, or the ACSI discount card, at sites in Croatia until I paid. Some sites give discount for CCI card.
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    There is a place in the Algarve where they will...

    There is a place in the Algarve where they will fill any bottle. You need to make sure your bottle is empty first. Its a few years since I was there but believe its still filling bottles. It is...
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    Had the slave cylinder and clutch replaced on my...

    Had the slave cylinder and clutch replaced on my Renault Master conversion, as the slave cylinder had failed. Cost 951 including VAT earlier this month. Hope yours is less.
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    My Pilote on a Renault master has always been low...

    My Pilote on a Renault master has always been low at the front. Since the back springs were uprated it is worse. You get used to walking up and down hill in the van. Fields are good as you can...
  5. Thread: Mild Camping

    by Biggarmac
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    Tonight my stop is at a Camping and Caravanning...

    Tonight my stop is at a Camping and Caravanning Club meet. 7.50 a night. Only a dozen vans on a big field. Plenty of room and no markers to adhere to. Water available, toilet disposal. Waste...
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    Hi Catherine. Someone from another forum was...

    Hi Catherine. Someone from another forum was asking me about going to Turkey. Have you found any problems with going there? I'm not brave enough to go to Armenia and Georgia. Meg
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    No longer have a BT line and broadband at home. ...

    No longer have a BT line and broadband at home. The vodaphone 100 gb a month works well for me in European countries but the singnal is not good where I live. I have had a "Free.fr" sim for over 2...
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    For solo campers the big two club sites are often...

    For solo campers the big two club sites are often cheaper than CL/CSs as they charge per person when most other sites assume that there are two adults. The C&CC also has OAP discount. C&CC THSs are...
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    Thats 2 of us in garages tomorrow with gearbox...

    Thats 2 of us in garages tomorrow with gearbox woes. After spending 3 hours and 70 in an Italian garage I am taking my van to a Renault garage in France tomorrow at 9am. Its only across the road...
  10. Does anyone know of a Sat Nav with the setting "...

    Does anyone know of a Sat Nav with the setting " scenic but not scary please" That would avoid the steep with hairpins which my sat nav seems to like.
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    Not updated for a while. Today its cold, wet and...

    Not updated for a while. Today its cold, wet and windy; so am staying put and catching up on things.
    For me Slovenia is better than Croatia. Croatia, away from the coastal strip, is bleak with...
  12. I had a look at Mantova on my way past to...

    I had a look at Mantova on my way past to Slovenia in March. Did not stay there overnight but went to a full facility sosta in Mirandola. All free including electric. Fairly underwhelming place.
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    I've done all the Lake district passes in a car...

    I've done all the Lake district passes in a car and a couple of them with a caravan in tow. Its the long Alpine and Pyrenean passes that I don't like. As my van is an auto box I cannot use engine...
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    Still in Croatia. Came up the coast road from...

    Still in Croatia. Came up the coast road from Split. There were very few places where you could pull up just for a brake on the northbound side of the road. That was not the case going south, as...
  15. Its 23 in Moscenika Draga, Istria, Croatia. ...

    Its 23 in Moscenika Draga, Istria, Croatia. Just been to find the one beach where dogs are allowed. It measured about 12 ft by 6ft. No sand. Concrete and big rocks.
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    Thank you for the people who suggested where I...

    Thank you for the people who suggested where I should avoid, even if it did include Applecross. I have inadvertainly done some scary drives and would love a sat nat where you could pick "scenic but...
  17. Thread: Satnavs

    by Biggarmac
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    I tried an Xgody and ended up sending it back for...

    I tried an Xgody and ended up sending it back for refund. It tried sending me 108 miles for a 29 mile journey, amoung other faults. If it was that far out on a journey I knew it could not be...
  18. Thread: Satnavs

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    Snooper do have map updates. If you have an...

    Snooper do have map updates. If you have an older one it takes a bit of finding, but I rang them and got them to talk me through it.
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    Where is this please? Want to make sure I don't...

    Where is this please? Want to make sure I don't go there by mistake.
  20. Thread: Money abroad

    by Biggarmac
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    You load the Caxton FX card in the currency you...

    You load the Caxton FX card in the currency you are going to be using. When you are loading the card you see the exchange rate you are getting.
    I recently paid for something with my Halifax card...
  21. Thread: Money abroad

    by Biggarmac
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    The Caxton FX card is good as you can load the...

    The Caxton FX card is good as you can load the card just before going to the cashpoint; so that if you lost it or it is stolen the thieves would just get the amount on it at that time. The only...
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    I've been in Croatia for a few days now. By the...

    I've been in Croatia for a few days now. By the coast is busy, but the hinterland is very sparsely populated, probably due to the lack of soil. Most places inland are very barren. The motorways...
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    Anyone hanging back because of the pet passport...

    Anyone hanging back because of the pet passport should just get on with it. If there is a deal and we leave before 31 October then nothing has changed. We have till 31 October to be out and back if...
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    Never book. Don't know where I'm going to end up...

    Never book. Don't know where I'm going to end up each night. Look at a few options and see what appeals. Sometimes when you arrive at a site you think "noooo".
  25. Anybody want to buy a Slovenian Campsite?

    Came on to a campsite today. Only person here. Parked next to the house with the electric cable out of the window. Heart in mouth entry. Then in general chat the lady asked me if I knew anyone who...
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