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Dogconker

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Dogconker last won the day on May 27 2016

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About Dogconker

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  • Birthday July 6

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    Staffordshire
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    wildlife photography
  • Subaru Model
    XV 2.0D SE

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  1. What did you do to your XV today???

    We’ve just ordered a motormover to be fitted actually, make it a bit easier to slot into its storage space. Spent a small fortune kitting it out, just bought a towing cover today. Security costs a packet though to stop it getting nicked
  2. What did you do to your XV today???

    So what did it actually get too?
  3. What did you do to your XV today???

    Yes both van and car are 13 pin, Subaru only fit 13pin themselves, it’s a new van so they’re all 13 pin now. Haven’t even got it yet.
  4. BBC News Article

    I'm intrigued. What are we looking for? Those of us who reside in this room will probably get it.
  5. BBC News Article

    Anyone else spot anything about this BBC news article??
  6. 96k service and it would hurt...

    They probably replace some belts as well as the usual stuff, if yours is petrol then you’ll have cam belts and plugs etc to deal with also. what you’ll find is different things are changed at different intervals, Oil etc will be every service filters might be every other service, other things might be every 3rd or 4th service. Inevitably there is a service where all of these things will align, and everything needs replacing all once, it sounds like the 96k service is that service.
  7. What did you do to your XV today???

    Subaru have fitted detachable Witter Towbar, not very intrusive at all, will be keeping mine now it has Towbar on and only dies about 100 miles a week, will now be the Towbar for the caravan we’ve just bought. With that mileage it should last me a while
  8. What did you do to your XV today???

    Thanks for that, I hadnt considered that, but to be fair I’ll probably run this one into the ground, it’s an official Subaru one so hoping its tidy
  9. What did you do to your XV today???

    Today car went in to have Towbar fitted so I can pull my little holiday home about, whilst it was in I got an oil and filter change done, keep her running smoothly, also put a tank of optimax in her on the way there.
  10. XV died after system dynamics and low oil warning

    How much did you get stung for? And if it’s only 2012 then it would still be under warranot, not their warranty but you get a 6 year warranty 1 year plus 5 on things that are non consumables. Especially if it’s a defect by design. The consumer rights act has changed such that you now have a 6 year warranty on something that is expected to last. Like a car, I’d get in touch with citizens advice and challenge that
  11. Creaking/knocking from rear

    That’s not good, we’ve got 4 with an hours drive so it’s not too bad, with our nearest only 15 mike away. goid to here provabkybonly a dry bush.
  12. XV strut bar

    I wondered this and whether it might increase understeer if you stiffened it too much. I find mine handles in a pretty balanced way and I don’t think I’d want to risk unbalancing the car by adding some new element to the handling package. The last time I managed to break traction in the car it drifted with the whole car moving sideways but the back becoming slightly looser than the front which meant it was manageable, I’m not sure I’d like the idea of full on understeer
  13. Slight knock under light load

    Well this is our first caravan, I’ve towed caravans before and driven LGVs with trailers so I’m ok with towing. But it’s all a bit new to us, I don’t think we’re doing the stuff of camping thing to be fair, although we could. I think we’ve Scotland in our sights for a 2 week holiday stopping off at different points Lake District, then west Scotland, across to east and then down through to kielder forest area and home. Probably pass your place on the last leg
  14. Slight knock under light load

    We’ve looked at the tow weights, the car tow weight isn’t going to be the kerb weight, we’ve looked at the kerb weight when towing and it’ll be nearer 1700kg for the car mass with me, the wife, a load of kit and the dog and his cage. So we’re under the 85% car to caravan. So should be ok. We don’t have a motormover. But I’ll see whether we need one later, most of the site were looking to go to are pretty flat. when we looked at car weights etc it had a warning saying that the XV cab easily pull a caravan beyond safe speeds. I read a test as well where the XV pulled a 1400kg van 0-60 in 14 seconds