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General Discussion / Re: Caravan Cleaning Services
« Last Post by JM2021 on January 21, 2021, 05:38:58 pm »
Many thanks for your reply Sparkalicious. Much appreciated.
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General Discussion / Re: static van year of manufacture
« Last Post by fhb2 on January 21, 2021, 03:08:27 pm »
If there is nothing in your purchase paperwork, have you tried asking either the manufacturer or the manager/owner of the park it is sited on?
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General Discussion / static van year of manufacture
« Last Post by patrick etheridge on January 21, 2021, 03:00:04 pm »
can anyone help me please i am trying to get my static caravan insured the only chasis number i can fin is 204951 and i cannot find out the year if you can help please email me
    magicwandsuk@gmail.com
regards
Pat
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General Discussion / Re: Caravan Cleaning Services
« Last Post by Sparkalicious on January 21, 2021, 09:39:03 am »
No worries, I'll answer these for you

Would an independent caravan cleaning service be something you would you use? DON'T KNOW

Which cleaning service would/do you use? BOTH

How many times would/do you use a cleaning service annually? ONCE

During which months would/do you use a cleaning service? February

How much do/would you pay for exterior only? 51-60

How much do/would you pay for interior only? 41-50

How much do/would you pay for exterior and interior? 91-100

What have been your previous experiences, pros and cons, from using a caravan cleaning service?

Pros: convenience, easy to arrange
Cons: can be hit and miss, I can't check the work they have done

I use our on site cleaning service from the park. Can be very hit and miss. I'm not sure their heart is in it.
 I can cover most of the cleaning on a weekly basis but would want a deep interior and exterior clean once a year if I was to arrange one. The big issue I can see, would the site even let you on. It can be very closed for things like that.
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General Discussion / Caravan Cleaning Services
« Last Post by JM2021 on January 20, 2021, 04:36:52 pm »
Hi,

I would massively appreciate a few answers to the following questions if people are willing to partake.

 

Would an independent caravan cleaning service be something you would you use? YES / NO / ALREADY USE / DON'T KNOW

Which cleaning service would/do you use? EXTERIOR ONLY / INTERIOR ONLY / BOTH

How many times would/do you use a cleaning service annually? ONCE / TWICE / MORE THAN TWICE

During which months would/do you use a cleaning service? PLEASE STATE MONTHS

How much do/would you pay for exterior only? 30-40 / 41-50 / 51-60 / 61-70 / 71+

How much do/would you pay for interior only? 10-20 / 21-30 / 31-40 / 41-50 / 50+

How much do/would you pay for exterior and interior? 71-80 / 81-90 / 91-100 / 101-110 / 111+

What have been your previous experiences, pros and cons, from using a caravan cleaning service? PLEASE STATE

 

Many thanks in advance for any answers and help. Much appreciated.
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General Discussion / Re: Decking stain/paint
« Last Post by Mickyboy on January 19, 2021, 04:52:33 pm »
I’ve bought the carpet,after getting different samples,it’s very thin and green in colour with a studded backing which allows for ventilation and drainage ,the samples I tried gave very good grip and looks quite effective,as you say the decking needs to be well prepared before fitting.I have spoken to other owners who have the AstroTurf on their decking most just gave me a blank look when I asked about maintenance- out of sight is out of mind!Only one had battens around the edge for easier removal for maintenance,the owner said it was a bit of a faff to remove the battens etc but he could do it in  less than an hour and check for any signs of wear and replace the AstroTurf without any damage.
As a plus the carpet was less than £4.00 a square metre,and is available without the studded backing which is a lot cheaper both types have a permeable backing for drainage and delivery was free.
When I ordered it I hadn’t realised the weight,on the company web site it says one kilo for every sq metre,my non metric brain read that as pounds( no idea why) so when it was delivered I expected it easily managed,sort of ‘ pick it up and chuck it on your shoulder’ whistling as I carefully put it in the garage in reality the delivery driver rolled it off the back of his truck and mumbled something about how many drops he had to do etc etc,I was a bit miffed at his attitude until I tried to pick it up!I kicked and rolled it to the garage where it’s laying forlornly secretly laughing at my naivety,fitting it should be interesting  😂
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General Discussion / Re: Decking stain/paint
« Last Post by Sparkalicious on January 19, 2021, 10:00:14 am »
Hi Mickyboy,

Welcome to the forum.

I like the idea of outdoor carpet. Would be simpler to clean. I wonder what the risks are of the decking underneath getting damp and getting rot with no chance to breath. I'd think you'd have to  treat it well before you put the carpet down.

As for decking stain, I can't say. I know when I got garage floor paint there was an option of some anti slip grit that could be added to stop it becoming slippery when wet. I wonder if there is something similar that could be done for decking stain.
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General Discussion / Decking stain/paint
« Last Post by Mickyboy on January 18, 2021, 10:24:19 pm »
The decking around my static van is very slippery especially when wet, just before lockdown I managed to use some Cuprinol decking cleaner which helped a lot but didn’t eliminate the problem, I plan to lay outdoor carpet - I prefer it to the AstroTurf type of flooring- has anyone used it? your comments would be welcome
Has anyone else managed to get the grey decking stain from Screwfix,I’ve had it on their ‘reminder’ page for quite a while but it’s never in stock,my local branch has one tin but can’t say when they’re expecting new stock,I want to use it on the handrails ,fencing and skirt around the van
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General Discussion / Re: Wifi only deals
« Last Post by Sparkalicious on January 12, 2021, 11:25:30 am »
DaveE I completely agree.

An example, with my phone. When I first got a 4G phone I was getting great speeds but then very quickly it started to grind to a halt.

I then turned off 4G and went back to 3G and got faster speeds.

This was due to the 4G network not being robust enough and as everyone got new phones and turned them on they were pre-set to 4G and nothing else. So the 3G network was freed up and the 4G network swamped.

I'm now back on 4G as the infrastructure is much better. The same, I'm sure, will happen for 5G. Only advantage now, phones tend to scan for the fastest speed available from the options it can pick up and use that (I know my iPhone does) where they didn't do that in the past. So my phone regularly swaps from 5 to 4 to 3G depending on where and current network density.

5G is probably great right now as the new phones are only just starting to roll out but it won't be long till the majority people will have a 5G device in their pocket. Then it's a waiting game for the actual network to catch up.

I won't be upgrading to 5G for a while. The price of the hardware is still to high, even though it looks like my caravan site does have signal. Worst case, I could hotspot 5G off of my phone for the time being.
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General Discussion / Re: Wifi only deals
« Last Post by DaveE on January 12, 2021, 11:02:37 am »
The thing about 5g/4g/ 3g  is subject to personal choice. 
To my thinking each generation has been introduced from the major cities outwards with many of the sites our ‘vans are on being in those areas ( be it coastal or rural ) that are the last to see any benefit.
It isn’t that long ago that I read somewhere of a ‘van owner who deliberately switched his router from 4g to 3g and got faster upload/download speeds. The logic was that everyone around was connecting via 4g and he had 3g to himself...
It could be worth trying for some.
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