Posts made in May, 2015

North Wales

Posted by on May 30, 2015 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 0 comments

North Wales

Once every now and again you have a break that really means something. It really resonates with you. Well for us, and especially for me our Trip to North Wales was that holiday. We decided to stay at Coed-Y-Llwyn on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. It’s a small Caravan club site about 10 miles away from Porthmadog. Its really peaceful and a real gem of a site. Our trip up however wasn’t peaceful, nor was it quick. It took us 7 hours to get to the site. This was in part due to the Bank holiday traffic and road works along the route. However once arrived, set up and settled our first...

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The Clean regeme.

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Featured, Technical | 1 comment

The Clean regeme.

Back in March I wrote on how we keep our caravan clean. Well I had literally a couple of emails asking for more information. So, not content with writing lots of words – I created a video on how we clean, what we use and how the results turn out. This cleaning regime is only for the outside. Inside is a completely different beast. Anyway here is the...

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Dash Cam – Part 3

Posted by on May 16, 2015 in Technical | 2 comments

Dash Cam – Part 3

The camera is installed, the cable is tidy, now to configure and test the camera. Set up is easy. Using the 4 buttons on the back you can access the menu and set the date and time, configure and play with some settings. Its not worth me going through the options as there are plenty of unboxing and set up reviews on YouTube. However here is some of the features I have set on my installation. Resolution – 1080p Motion Detector – Off G Sensor – Off Exposure – +/- 0 (this may change !) Loop Time – 5Mins Beep – Off (no annoying startup or shut down sound) Screen Protection – 3 mins Sound –...

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Dash Cam – Part 2

Posted by on May 16, 2015 in Technical | 0 comments

Dash Cam – Part 2

After reviewing which model to use, in fact it ended up being one of the cheapest cameras on the market. The G1WH (The WH is important – it provides a wider view.) is available from Amazon (Click here) at about £35, or £45 with a suitable 32Gb memory card. Although this camera has many of the features I was not looking for, at the price you simply cannot go wrong. The biggest issue I have with the idea of dash cam is installing it so no wires, leads or plugs are in the cabin. I hate a messy dashboard, so with that its important to consider : The car is a BMW X5, which means – The cigar is...

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Dash Cam – Part 1

Posted by on May 16, 2015 in Featured, Technical | 0 comments

Dash Cam – Part 1

I’m pretty sure that if you have visited YouTube lately viewed your Facebook timeline you would have no doubt seen the viral sensation of Russian Dash Cams. A Dash Cam a camera that is mounted to your screen or dashboard and it records your journey as your drive. And some of the near misses, crashes and random events that are captured are staggering. Why would you need such a device ? Trust me it’s not just a gimmick. There is a good reason why you should have one. You are well aware that you are liable if you hit someone else’s car from behind, you are at fault. But what if they didn’t...

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