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    Good job you posted this, my passport also...

    Good job you posted this, my passport also expires next March, not going abroad anytime soon as I'm awaiting confirmation of operation, but needs sorting before next trip. IIRC my last renewal was...
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    The panel should have a blocking diode so...

    The panel should have a blocking diode so shouldn't discharge, also it will start charging the battery quite early in morning this time of year unless it was very dark and overcast, so shouldn't be...
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    When the pet is one of a household with a couple,...

    When the pet is one of a household with a couple, it's bad enough, if it's your main companion it must be more so. Gutted for you.
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    After 8 years of use our Triples look similar,...

    After 8 years of use our Triples look similar, with the high points having been flattened, but they still work just fine. Our van is on a Maxi chassis with 215/75-16 tyres.
  5. Thread: Pensions

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    IIRC if you are signed up to 'Government...

    IIRC if you are signed up to 'Government Gateway', you should be able to sign in through that, but as I posted earlier, it's not always right, if you get a estimate which looks wrong you can phone...
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    Our Milenco's triples are ok in most...

    Our Milenco's triples are ok in most circumstances, but as our van is LWB they are sometimes not enough to get the van level, with your van being MWB this is much less likely to be a problem.
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    Had a Calor cylinder which slightly leaked at...

    Had a Calor cylinder which slightly leaked at joint with pigtail, the mating face was very slightly damaged. As above leak spray or soapy water might show it, but if it's very small leak might take...
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    I've never fully investigated how the system...

    I've never fully investigated how the system works, but wouldn't it be because the magnet is stuck in high position due to you shaking it too vigorously( the cassette that is :o )
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    Can't help but think the program makers would...

    Can't help but think the program makers would want a 'character', and odds on that would be someone to wind up the audience. Any form of normality is seen as boring and not worth filming.
  10. Thread: Solar Panels

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    Have you got a link to panel data?

    Have you got a link to panel data?
  11. Thread: Pensions

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    I will repeat, if you pay into the latest version...

    I will repeat, if you pay into the latest version of pension for 35years you get full entitlement, this is not the same as the old pension which you still get option of receiving. I hit the maximum...
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    The state pension in UK is only designed to keep...

    The state pension in UK is only designed to keep you alive, if it covers your monthly outgoings then job done.



    The latest version of state pension is paid in full for 35years of contributions.
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    When stationary the only really noticeable noise...

    When stationary the only really noticeable noise we get in wind is the blind when the skylight is open, and that's solved by partially opening blind.
    You don't say what type of skylight it is, so...
  14. Thread: Pensions

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    There's all sorts of pension schemes, the best...

    There's all sorts of pension schemes, the best where final salary, very few of these about nowadays, gf has one which she's taking early and is quite good, I have a small one due which dates back to...
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    Lies, damned lies, and statistics. It's the...

    Lies, damned lies, and statistics. It's the typical FB bullshit, the more important figure is the minimum pension payment which is similar across much of Western Europe, on top of that people can...
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    We expect to be buying another van in the next...

    We expect to be buying another van in the next few years, like you I guess diesel will still be the only suitable option when considering long distance touring, but knowing my luck as soon as we get...
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    Well if this is the future for EV's I want one....

    Well if this is the future for EV's I want one.
    Introducing Lamborghini Terzo Millennio

    The concept they are trying to work with could also see trucks powered by electricity, similar to the way...
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    I scanned page 2 of logbook, with default...

    I scanned page 2 of logbook, with default settings on my scanner this came out correct size.
    The only thing to be aware of when filling in the online form, there is no 'motorhome' you need to select...
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    He is remembering to drop the 0 and add 46 on...

    He is remembering to drop the 0 and add 46 on front?
    Failing that there is an email address to try.
  20. I think he's from Florida. In the UK it would be...

    I think he's from Florida. In the UK it would be illegal to release to the wild, but freeing a animal trapped as this one was would probably be exempt, I left a comment about hour ago inferring a bit...
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    It's about what I'm living off right now, if I...

    It's about what I'm living off right now, if I was young and had rent/mortgage and kids I would be hard up, but these are all now sorted. I don't feel hard up, although just having paid 200 to take...
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    The prediction for my state pension is about...

    The prediction for my state pension is about 10,000 even though some of the time I've been contracted out, my mothers state pension was over 200 per week.
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    At the moment there are two problems, global co2...

    At the moment there are two problems, global co2 and local pollution. At this moment in time EV's or Hydrogen cell will only solve local pollution, it requires some serious will to sort out global...
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    That's an interesting option. Most airports have...

    That's an interesting option.
    Most airports have very high traffic volumes and short stay parking is priced to put people off.
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    A quick google brings up this. Lead battery tech...

    A quick google brings up this.
    Lead battery tech could make electric car charging cheaper | Autocar
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