Shakedown at Crazy Lane

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  1. colpot

    colpot Read Only Funster

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    Went to Crazy Lane nr Battle on Sat night to test out the Swift. Sat at home as weather was cr*p but as it brightened up we decided to go. Sat Nav tried to take us down a 6' 6" except for access, but ignored her and decided to set to truck mode once on site!
    Site was not as I had imagined from the pics on their website, but we were their to test everything out. 1st thing when we arrived Mrs Colpot wanted to see the Grand National. I set everything up, and in My quest for a better picture I decided I might extend the antenna that are on the ariel. mmm...how to get enough height so that I can reach out through the skylight?....I know, I'll pull the bed out and stand on it....
    Lesson: The bed is for laying on, not standing on!!!:Eeek:
    Anyway I'll fix that later. After we watched our selections a)get fall at the first b)get pulled up half way round, and c)come in 4th (Why didnt you back it each way?):Doh:
    Oven worked well and eveything else tested ok:thumb:. At bedtime the new design after the stand on test meant a support was made out of the levelling chocks and a bottle of Sterilizing Fluid. A good nights sleep and it was time to test the shower. Boiler worked really well and hot water was very hot! Mrs Colpot was in the shower when it started to splutter:Eek!: and Mrs Colpot emerged in mid shower, conditioner applied, in need of further rinsing. We realised we had run out of water. Not to worry, I had made up a hose for filling up - unfortunately the hose was shorter than the distance to the tap, and the ground round the tap was a tad boggy:Sad:. I had to fill the tank using the trusty 10 litre water carrier and funnel with hose.
    Sunday afternoon we spent making good the bed which now looks stronger than ever with various brackets fitted and screws moved.hardhat


    Now....where to go for Easter Weekend.........
     
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    :Rofl1::RollEyes::RollEyes::RollEyes: :thumb:
     
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    I'm 99.99% sure that the pull out aerials are just for VHF radio.

    If a bed can't take a person standing on it how can you make mad passionate love on it ? I'm sure Mrs Colpot will agree.

    Send it back, not fit for purpose.
     
  4. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Crazy Lane is actually owned by one our old employees!:thumb: well he is not actually old but he used to work for us.

    Peter
     
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    Thanks, I'll ignore the pull out ariels. As for sending it back not fit for purpose, I am now explaining to Mrs Colpot that it only applies to inanimate objects, not Husbands:BigGrin:
     
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    We stayed at Crazy lane for two nights last week whilst having our 'van's habitation and vehicle service at John's Cross.
    TV reception is almost non-existant, except if you are on the higher terraces and happen to have a twenty foot pole for a freestanding ariel.
    Each pitch has its own water supply, just how long/short was your hose Colpot!?
    Showers are wet rooms which are very good when the hot water eventually gets through.

    Site has its own personal frost supply as its in a small steep dale.
     
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    Thanks for the business:thumb:

    Peter
     
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    You're welcome.
    A good and positive experience.

    VFM too!!
     
  9. colpot

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    We were down on the hard standings in front of the shower block, and found TV reception passable. Hose was too short by only a few feet - bought a 15mtr hose on Sunday at B&Q so shouldnt have a problem now.
     
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