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Post by heyupluv on Thu 23 Jul 2015 - 14:57

We are now at the tunnel heading for home left Wilsthorpe  7.45..arrived at tunnel 2.15pm.....wow what chaos....there are motorhomes ...car & vans...cars ...buses all over the place full up...people on the grass....we arrived 2 hours before allotted time as we had a email....so 4.30pm slot now 3 hours as been added 7.00 to 7.30 pm wait junction 6 the stacker system came and we was diverted through villages...lorries carried on...
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Post by The Burchies on Thu 23 Jul 2015 - 16:48

Yes what a nightmare,  we had this problem coming back at calais a couple of weeks ago, we had to rebook 3 days later for another ferry at dunquerke & even then our 8:30 ferry departed at11:30!.
19 mile tailback with artics!
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Thu 23 Jul 2015 - 17:07

heyupluv wrote:We are now at the tunnel heading for home left Wilsthorpe  7.45..arrived at tunnel 2.15pm.....wow what chaos....there are motorhomes ...car & vans...cars ...buses all over the place full up...people on the grass....we arrived 2 hours before allotted time as we had a email....so 4.30pm slot now 3 hours as been added 7.00 to 7.30 pm wait junction 6 the stacker system came and we was diverted through villages...lorries carried on...
They know you have a aquatic zoo in the garage as I did inform them of your attempted smuggling out of the UK and also told them you smuggled a Pork Pie into the UK so you could be delayed for days, I could of course withdraw my accusations if you admit that you lost the Pork Pie competition to a proper Lancashire Pork Pie.

Seriously do hope you are not delayed for too long, one consolation is at least you have a M/H and have some comfort whilst waiting.
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Post by heyupluv on Thu 23 Jul 2015 - 22:39

Not only that Bob on the M25 a french Rapido motorhome in front of me chucked up a stone....Oh bugger a cracked windscreen...that's 200 euros repair or replace... on our insurance and others in france on a motorhome you have to take an excess of 200euros due to the large motorhome screens being expensive....
And to the the admit question...NO....and bribery to try and get me to let you win.. won't work...you did came a close second..
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Thu 23 Jul 2015 - 22:43

The Lord works his wonders in mysterious ways, Sad
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Post by Leapy on Fri 24 Jul 2015 - 6:34

Sorry to read of your delay - and hope you can get your screen repaired
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Post by heyupluv on Fri 24 Jul 2015 - 9:56

Hi peter..Thanks..I will see if carglass in France (same as Autoglass uk) will do it as a repair in there back pocket.. and ...not through the insurance company...I think ? it is repairable...
Trust to be a French Rapido...who through up the stone..*******heading back to France

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Post by heyupluv on Sat 1 Aug 2015 - 10:39

Good News
Carglass (autoglass) arrived this morning and yes it is repairable
All done now and left...30 mins max
On a few insurance companies in France even though you have an excess...you are allowed a repair..like many in the UK..the good news mine is one of them and it is allowed 3 repairs to front windscreen all the time I am with that insurance company...

After  that we will have to pay the €150 private....or the 200 excess through the company....
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Post by The Burchies on Sat 1 Aug 2015 - 12:09

That's great news, glad it's sorted!
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Post by heyupluv on Sat 1 Aug 2015 - 12:59

Cheers Mark....now just to sort out this buddy electric earth leakage that keeps tripping every time we are out and about...THEY COME MONDAY... EDF ...I think this is going to be a battle as they have tried always in.. NOT coming out !!!
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Post by The Burchies on Sat 1 Aug 2015 - 13:14

Have you got any ideas what is causing the trip?
Is it the mains or 12v tripping out?
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Post by heyupluv on Sat 1 Aug 2015 - 13:23

Mark
Mains where it enters the house.....the internal normal fuse box (ours ) has a 40amp.30 ma earth leakage trip...that's not tripping but the EDF 500 ma is tripping !!
No as it runs ok most of the times...thunder in the distance can and does trip it....there is no item interior that is causing it....and when we are away...all that is on is the...freezer...fridge..telephone...and the Fon....

It went all winter while we was in Portugal 4 months and also it had the central heating on frost 8 to 10c.no problems....but last september while we was in Brittany 1 month..trip and while we was in the UK this June/ July...trip...it sometimes trips when we are home heavy rain & thunder..but we can reset easy and it resets without any problems....so I would say "storms "...but the neighbours are still on after the same storms
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Post by The Burchies on Sat 1 Aug 2015 - 14:29

Yes these new modern consumer units are very fussy they trip at the flick of a switch (pardon the pun) but your problem is frustrating as it goes while you're away wish I could help but my knowledge ends with lights & switches I'm afraid  Sad
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Post by heyupluv on Sat 1 Aug 2015 - 15:25

As you can see Mark.the earth leakage unit of EDF is...far from modern ..very antique !!!!

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Post by heyupluv on Mon 3 Aug 2015 - 14:24

Well the EDF have just been..... fitted a new 500 mA earth leakage trip....
Lets hope that's sort out our / the problem of the electric tripping while we are away and loosing all our frozen food ....the old was fitted in 1974..... 41 year ago
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