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Message posted by Paul + June via mobile 29/5/2022 at 11:38am
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Day 1
TUESDAY   Arrived in Bilbao and off ferry just after 07.00.Got a long drive to first site,about 350 miles but all day to do it,first Spanish hols for 3 years so going to enjoy it,right?
Wrong! About 30 mins from Altomira,battery light came on,decided to carry on to site then steering started to get heavy.Got set up on pitch then found out a belt had snapped.Towed to garage next morning,turns out power steering pump had broke the pulley.Cant be fixed until friday.C&M club have been brilliant,liased with the garage.
However Friday came no word,Monday,still no word,club kept in touch and rang the garage and lo and behold vehicle was done Tuesday dinner time.So now 800 poorer,but many thanks to Christine & Brittany at C&M club.
Day 2 Wednesday water pump packed in,luckily we had spare.
Day 4 Friday. Water hose reel fell and broke in half,no big deal but annoying.
Day 11 Friday. Jockey wheel came loose and hit speed bump,completely smashed,managed to get another wheel from B&Q like store.
Day 13 Sunday Moving on to Dequesa tomorrow so hopefully troubles are over .We are here for another 5 weeks.Surely nowt else can go wrong hopefully.

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Message posted by Kelper29/5/2022 at 1:39pm
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Good grief, guys!

Hope all now sorted for rest of hols!

Buen viaje!

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Next time you see that gypsy buy that damn bunch of lucky heather!

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April-Jul 2020 Awandering we will go ( Oh if only!)

Message posted by neil and lena30/5/2022 at 6:53pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Paul + June on 29/5/2022
Day 1
TUESDAY   Arrived in Bilbao and off ferry just after 07.00.Got a long drive to first site,about 350 miles but all day to do it,first Spanish hols for 3 years so going to enjoy it,right?
Wrong! About 30 mins from Altomira,battery light came on,decided to carry on to site then steering started to get heavy.Got set up on pitch then found out a belt had snapped.Towed to garage next morning,turns out power steering pump had broke the pulley.Cant be fixed until friday.C&M club have been brilliant,liased with the garage.
However Friday came no word,Monday,still no word,club kept in touch and rang the garage and lo and behold vehicle was done Tuesday dinner time.So now 800 poorer,but many thanks to Christine & Brittany at C&M club.
Day 2 Wednesday water pump packed in,luckily we had spare.
Day 4 Friday. Water hose reel fell and broke in half,no big deal but annoying.
Day 11 Friday. Jockey wheel came loose and hit speed bump,completely smashed,managed to get another wheel from B&Q like store.
Day 13 Sunday Moving on to Dequesa tomorrow so hopefully troubles are over .We are here for another 5 weeks.Surely nowt else can go wrong hopefully.



crikey your not having much luck
Is your towcar getting on a bit


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Message posted by bofs via mobile 30/5/2022 at 8:39pm
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Got to be plain sailing from now on 🤞🤞🤞

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Goodness me, what incredibly bad luck! So sorry to learn of your mishaps & really hope the rest of your holiday goes well. With very best wishes for a safe & trouble-free rest of your travels.

Message posted by Paul + June via mobile 01/6/2022 at 8:48am
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Towcar is a 2018 Transit Custom and had full service in Feb at ford dealers.Lucky it didn't go wrong before we got on the ferry,I would have been peeved then.

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Message posted by suechick4322/6/2022 at 9:37pm
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Yeayh,

What an adventure, and how resilient you are.

I hope you took lots of pictures, so that you can look back on these times fondly.

You know if you do a blog, people would love to follow your adventures.

By the way, how are you finding the heatwave?


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Message posted by Pixie_Hez23/6/2022 at 8:54am
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Oh no! Sounds like a challenging start to the holidays. Hopefully everything will be plain sailing from here on in!

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Message posted by Paul + June via mobile 23/6/2022 at 12:06pm
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Touch wood everything has been OK for the last 4 week.We are now at Caceres heading for the ferry next Friday.
When we were at La Dequesa the temperature hit over 90 some days,had to stay in the shade or in the pool, not complaining about that.
First week and half was stressful but since then we've had a great time.

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Quote: Originally posted by Paul + June on 23/6/2022
Touch wood everything has been OK for the last 4 week.We are now at Caceres heading for the ferry next Friday.
When we were at La Dequesa the temperature hit over 90 some days,had to stay in the shade or in the pool, not complaining about that.
First week and half was stressful but since then we've had a great time.



Wild guess but I am guessing that is 90F and not 90C? didn't know people still used Fahrenheit especially in Spain. LOL!

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Message posted by minicamper200124/6/2022 at 4:28pm
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Quote: Originally posted by iank01 on 24/6/2022
Quote: Originally posted by Paul + June on 23/6/2022
Touch wood everything has been OK for the last 4 week.We are now at Caceres heading for the ferry next Friday.
When we were at La Dequesa the temperature hit over 90 some days,had to stay in the shade or in the pool, not complaining about that.
First week and half was stressful but since then we've had a great time.



Wild guess but I am guessing that is 90F and not 90C? didn't know people still used Fahrenheit especially in Spain. LOL!


In the USA, they only use Fahrenheit for their weather reports.


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