Coming to Aldi soon

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  1. dave newell lvs

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    Thanks for the heads up !!! I shall be getting those !!:thumb:
     
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    The weather station/clock is a good bit of kit too!

    Ours is four years old and works well.:thumb:
     
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    Also on ebay - same price no postage
     
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    Got a link?

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    I bought some last time they were in and they work - it hasn't snowed since :Laughing:
     
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    checking the offers on there, have to say the After Eight dessert looks good :Rofl1:
     
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    Back on topic LOL - the Aldi ones are 28cm wide whereas the eBay ones are only 18cm - that's 7 and a bit inches v. 11 ins.

    And the Aldi ones are in a bag, me like 'in bag' - esp when stuff is wet, as it will be if it's needed to do the job they are sposed to!
     
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    These are really good in sand too. Helped a german campervan out the sand recently with ease
     
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    I think you should go buy some more then :Rofl1:
     
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    I think you'll find they are the same product (made by Maxim) with the Aldi 'unrolled size' being wrong and should say 18cm wide - it could be that the 'packed' size is 28cm?
     
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    Hey - well spotted Jenny - I didn't notice that variance in width! :RollEyes:

    I agree that it makes quite a difference. Can't help wondering if there is a typo in the eBay seller's listing? But I wouldn't buy those now, without checking first with the seller.

    As it happens, we use Milenco grip mats. We got completely bogged down just about up to the axles, when I accidentally drove both front wheels off the campsite road / hardstanding into soft sand this year in France (Montalivet). The van stopped dead and I thought - 'that's done it' - 'will need a tractor to get out of here'. :Eeek:

    In the event, dug a bit of loose sand out from behind the wheels, inserted the Milenco grip mats and reversed back up on to the hardstanding! :thumb: Had quite an audience by this time who were amazed it just popped out using the grips.

    So pleased with them, I bought a second pair when we got home - think they cost about £10.

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    I nearly drove into the sand there as well, untill my friend who knew the danger stopped me in time. There was at least 1 a day (8th to 22nd August) so can't recall [STRIKE]laughing[/STRIKE] feeling sorry for you.

    Popular place.................. Mine's the white one
     

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    We weren't on the aire, but at CHM Montalivet, the naturist campsite. :Smile:

    http://www.naturist-camping-chm-montalivet.co.uk/

    And on a Suntrecker rally in June, hence the big audience when I sunk the front end in the sand. I was in such a hurry to try to recover it, I forgot to take some pics - which would have been fun.

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    We were on their site by the sea and Yep, drove right over the hardcore and into the sand, extra help, shovels , jacks, timber, etc , nearly two hours later be it but for Taran-Las towing us out , we would have been there a lot longer- thanks Phil .
     
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    As I mentioned I think the fault may be with Aldi, not the Ebay seller - if you look at the picture for the grips you can see that they are about the width of a tyre, around 18cm (roughly 7"), rather than 28cm (roughly 11") ... do you know of anyone who has 11" wide tyres on their vehicle (other than a tractor?)!!!! :Doh:

    Stop press ... just found a picture of the actual box which gives the actual size - they are 18cm NOT 28cm ...
     

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    I've just emailed Aldi and asked them to confirm the width of the tracks and will report back when (if?) I get a reply.:Smile:
     
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