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Your Caravan Showcase / Re: New curtains
« Last Post by Tonks on Today at 08:06:55 am »
Good job! They look great and the van looks very nice. Enjoy!
General Discussion / Re: Back in the 'Van
« Last Post by Tonks on Today at 08:01:36 am »
Sounds like you had a wonderful time and can’t wait to get back down.
Like you, we are due to return to our park in a few weeks and we are planning to stay for the week. It will be the official handover of our new to us van, then we can then really begin to relax and enjoy our new purchase.
Your Caravan Showcase / Re: New curtains
« Last Post by DaveE on Today at 07:32:50 am »
A good job well done...... Let’s hope you get to spend plenty of time at your ‘van ( with new curtains) this year.
Your Caravan Showcase / Re: New curtains
« Last Post by Gerry1964 on Today at 05:40:05 am »
Looks Beautiful  :)
Your Caravan Showcase / New curtains
« Last Post by Jaymo40 on April 20, 2021, 08:18:31 pm »
]We bought a 2015 Rio. It is really lovely and love it.  Just wanted to put my own stamp on it so changed the curtains in the living room area.  I ended up buying some ready made curtains as I have only ever made  curtains with heading tape and you hook them onto tracks.  Anyway I bought some ready made one with the eyelets that slide onto the curtain poles.  I had to shorten them by 10 inches as the shortest ready mads are 54" long.  Managed to do this.  The task then was to try and put them up.  We discovered you need a very small alan key to undo the knob on the ends of the rails and also to undo the bracket that the pole slots into so you can lift the pole off and remove the old curtains and then put the new ones on the pole.  Also remembering to leave the end eyelet off til you had put the pole back as the last eyelet goes the other side of the bracket.
The big window at the front of the van the pole is a very long pole and it is hinged at the inner ends.  When we first put it back we realised we had put the 2nd curtain on the left the wrong side of the bracket so we had to re do that.  But all good fun
General Discussion / Back in the 'Van
« Last Post by Sparkalicious on April 20, 2021, 09:31:15 am »
So, as a family we finally got back to the 'van for 5 days.

Journey down did not look good. On the 12th we ended up passing through 2 heavy snow flurries on the M25 and some stop start traffic.

But when we got to Cornwall the weather just turned a switch. Bright blue skies with a couple of clouds. Was a little chilly in the shade or when the sun popped behind a cloud but bearable.

'Van was in good shape. Odd dead bug but that was about it. Do need to sort out some smart heating though as it would be useful to be able to warm it up for our arrival especially when we travel through the night to get there.

Site pool was open and heated, even though there was an argument brewing as head office were saying it was closed due to government restrictions which there weren't any at the time. Eldest, 4, was in the pool within seconds and having a great time. It has felt like forever since she has been in a pool.

Took the new puppy to the beach for the first time. First thing he tried to do was eat the sand. Love a puppy. Then had a wail of a time running around on the beach and through rock pools etc. He wasn't too sure of the sea though ???

Weather was just fantastic and more than we could of hopped for. A little cold at night but nothing we couldn't handle.

Was great to go into town and get a pasty, do a bit of shopping and just have a mooch about. There is a bouncy castle park on the way into Newquay that my daughter spent 2 hours at just jumping around like a loon. Great fun

Our next trip is on the first may bank holiday. So less than 2 weeks away. The eldest can't wait. Not sure that I can either. Really didn't want to come back.
General Discussion / Re: Changing wheels - questions!
« Last Post by Sparkalicious on April 20, 2021, 09:02:39 am »
I've never really thought about the wheels on the 'van before. You can't even use standard car rims I suppose due to only having one nut.

Good luck with the move. Let us know how it gets on.
General Discussion / Re: Cluster flies
« Last Post by Sparkalicious on April 20, 2021, 08:57:59 am »
We took off all of our vents, the floor and the ceiling and places fine bug mesh over them before replacing them. Not had a problem since and it was a fairly big issue before. Like Gerry said, you need to make sure you don't block your vents as they are there for air movement and to supply fresh air when burning gas.

I hope you get it sorted as it was driving me nuts and I just couldn't figure out how they were getting in. Now, happy out  ;D
Introductions / Re: Saying hi
« Last Post by Sparkalicious on April 20, 2021, 08:48:08 am »
Hi Lismar3

A big welcome to the forum from me. Great news on your static purchase. You will love it I'm sure

We just came back from a week at ours and my wife admitted to me that it was probably the best money we have invested in in the last couple of years. Somewhere great for the kids and a bolt away out of the big smoke. We are very chuffed.
General Discussion / Re: WiFi boosters
« Last Post by Sparkalicious on April 20, 2021, 08:46:07 am »
Sorry I'm late to this. I was actually at my van last week  8)

I have just installed a router and aerial to run off a sim card. The set up was pretty easy but my download speeds on 4G are still only at 10 Mb.

I am going to have a play around with the connections. I don't want to throw too much money at it as 5G is here and when I tested that on my phone outside the van I was getting 260 Mb download which is better than I get at home sometimes.

We have no site wifi and the TV reception is shocking so we have gone down this route of streaming everything. What I have is enough for 1 or 2 devices but I could really do with a bit of a higher download speed. If the connections all seem fine I may change my outdoor mast but that's about it till the 5G equipment comes down in price.
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