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CHELTENHAM OWNER'S CLUB
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PLEASE NOTE The club subscription rises to 12.00 on January 1st 2017   Please ensure you amend your standing order to accommodate the increase.  

 

We are holding a  Nibble and Natter on Sunday 26th November to eat at 13-30 at The Arkwright Arms,At New Duckmanton just off the M1 near Chesterfield.

Please could anyone who would like to come, let me know by Sat 18th. Contact me if you would like a copy of the Menu. I notice they have a 3 course for 10-95 !!!!

Everyone very welcome especially new members who can see that we do not all have forked tails without taking the bold step of signing up for a rally.

John Marsland.  cheltenhamownersclub@outlook.com

 

The FICC International Rally 2018 is being held near Berlin 27July 4August 2018.

We are considering ending a  European tour at this event ,and wondered if anyone thought it might have legs for a C.O.C group to meet up at this venue for a few days.

Website is www.ficcrallye2018.de for full details.

I know parties have attended in the past and thought as it wasn't too far there might be some interest.

Contact via the usual channels for anyone interested. John and Jenny.

 

Ben Hackney-Williams from Caravan Magazine came to the rally at Harbury in 2015 and interviewed Cecil Gardner. Hope you will enjoy reading the full interview Click here

Ben has also wrote two articles about The Caravan Club Caravanner of the Year Competition which as you will know was won be Jenny and John Marsland, click here for a news story The Results and for an opinion piece about the programme. Follow The Caravan Magazine on Facebook and on twitter.

 

Gas Bottles.

We have had two experiences in 2016 of being almost unable to locate full Calor 3.9 Propane bottles. Once in West Midlands and once in Herts/Cambs area.Both times resulted in 70 mile+ tours of several outlets, before locating one.

This weekend we have discussed the situation with the Wardens at Chapel Lane CAMC site to find they have had similar problems at times over the last two years.

We wanted to warn anyone using the 3.9 Propane to make sure you have enough gas on board for each trip.  John and Jenny Marsland

 

Check out the events page for this years events.

Exciting times at The Rally of The North last year, John and Jenny have entered Caravan Club 'Caravanner of the Year' Competition and have reached the semi finals so the film crew spent some time gathering footage that could be used when the programme goes out on BBC early this year. Good luck to you both for the challenges ahead and the rest of the competition.

Cheltenham Owners Club     Information for all members  

 A few important points to the attention of the whole membership.

The committee is undertaking a review of the needs to safeguard the professional running of the club and  to this end new club positions will be introduced over the coming months.

A permanent non-voting position of Fire and Safety Officer has been created to ensure the club complies with all safety aspects and Philip Woodhouse has kindly agreed to accept this post.

We welcome Philip to the post and hope he can enjoy the support of the whole club.

The club will be carrying out a Skills Audit of members probably when the newsletter is produced, the purpose of which is to discover what hidden talents are lurking undiscovered amongst club members.

 

 

 

News from Steve Dale -  Gas Lights 

We have managed to find a supplier for replacement gas lights and hope that this is of interest to other members. 

CCG 2049 Nova Gas Light wall light, Truma Nova gaslight NLZS  operating pressure 30 mbar with thermo-electric safety ignition device, complete with shade, output approx 60 W. Ideal for lighting up those out of the way places, Propane. 123.20 . 

Web site  wwwcaravanparts.co.uk    Tel 01295 269163 Fax  01295 269163 Visit the section on classic parts

 

News from John Marsland.

I have had a hitch damper made to pattern. It is gas filled with 28 adjustment stages so should be suitable for different models. The makers have established a part number for us and can produce the item in less than a week from receiving payment. The price is 99.99 plus post and packing but we should be able to negotiate a batch discount dependant on demand.
I will bring the damper to Coniston for inspection by anyone interested.
 
For any further information please contact   John Marsland 

If members have any news, pictures or stories they would like to see published on this page please forward to Jacqui. Thank you