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Old 05-06-2017, 12:14 PM   #1
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Out and about with my Fanny.

So yesterday we set off on our first trip this year with Fanny.
We started by snapping off the jockey wheel handle.
So we tied the wheel up with string which had almost frayed through by the time we got to the ferry. Fortunately we bought a bungee there and used that to tie up the jockey wheel.
Then we waited for the ferry ...

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Old 05-06-2017, 12:28 PM   #2
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Are we there yet?
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Old 05-06-2017, 12:38 PM   #3
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I don't care, I'm watching the fanny wiggle and jiggle over the road.
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Old 05-06-2017, 12:48 PM   #4
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It's jockeying for position.
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Old 05-06-2017, 01:06 PM   #5
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Yes BigV, we are now there. We stopped at a massive caravan suppliers and, even though they'd just closed for the day the nice man sold us a new wheel and fited it for us.
But before that, I found that being on the ferry car deck was the perfect place to adjust our towing mirrors. (Pam I'd welcome your comments).


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Old 05-06-2017, 01:46 PM   #6
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mirror adjustment looks good. they're w-i-d-e-r than your old mirrors, adjust your turning accordingly.

let's see the new jockey wheel! I can't see in the original pic where the handle broke. I don't see how it worked/works.

anyway, keep'em comin!
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Old 05-06-2017, 03:24 PM   #7
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mirror adjustment looks good. they're w-i-d-e-r than your old mirrors, adjust your turning accordingly.

let's see the new jockey wheel! I can't see in the original pic where the handle broke. I don't see how it worked/works.

anyway, keep'em comin!
I've circled the winding handle in red. It raises and lowers the wheel, helping to level the caravan front to back. You can also raise the whole assembly or remove it altogether using the lever to the left. You would do this once your Fanny is hitched up prior to travelling.

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Old 05-06-2017, 04:08 PM   #8
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And here we are lurking among the proper caravans.
Please to note cosy interior lighted by lantern from Lola Bunny. Electric fire at lower centre as it's still bloody cold of an evening.

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Old 05-06-2017, 04:34 PM   #9
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I keep reading the thread title as "out and about w/my fanny out".

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Old 05-06-2017, 07:03 PM   #10
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No, no, no. She said she uses a crank to position her fanny.

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I've circled the winding handle in red. It raises and lowers the wheel, helping to level the caravan front to back. ...
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Old 05-06-2017, 07:21 PM   #11
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Proper caravans.
Jeremy Clarkson might argue there is no such thing.
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:38 PM   #12
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Fanny needs a bumper sticker that says "Resistance was futile, we have been assimilated."
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Old 05-06-2017, 10:38 PM   #13
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I had a tongue jack on my car trailer with a plate on the bottom. Trying to hookup to the truck was a pain in the ass because I'd often get the ball about right but a couple inches left or right. So either get in the truck and try again or move the trailer tongue over. The trailer is heavy, especially with a car on it, so I replaced that jack with one that has a wheel on it like yours, only a heaver version. Works great, except cranked all the way up the wheel only has a foot of ground clearance. I'm sure you'll find that wheel very useful.

An alternative to adjusting the mirrors is mount a few rollers on the sides of the fanny, get an American Cowboy hat, and Damn the Torpedos...
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Old 05-07-2017, 01:55 PM   #14
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The whole caravan holiday thing is a new experience for Mr Limey and me.
We are staying at what I guess to be an average sized recreational campsite.
There are around 200 or so static holiday caravans here. I think the caravans are mostly privately owned and the owners rent a permanent pitch. They stay in the caravans at weekends and for a week or two's holiday at a time. I'm pretty sure sites are licensed by the local council and there are restrictions which mean you cannot live here permanently.
The statics have permanent electric connection and plumbing though how these are charged for (flat rate or by usage) I don't know.
A sort of cottage by the sea for those who can't afford a second home.

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Old 05-07-2017, 02:19 PM   #15
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Out and about with my Fanny.

The site has 20 pitches for touring caravans and motorhomes. This is where Fanny is lodged. The cost is 20/ night including electric hook-up and use of all on-site facilities. These include loos and showers in a well-heated clean building, laundry (machines) and dish washing (sinks) facilities. Fresh water taps (to fill your own jerry can/ reservoir for your rig) and waste water and chemical loo disposal.
Many of the caravans and motorhomes have awnings which double their footprint. Often sites will charge extra if you use an awning. Fanny doesn't yet have an awning but I think it'd be useful in some situations (especially to keep wet wet weather gear in).

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