How to park a caravan | Towing with a Caravan | Drive in | 1974

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For people new to caravanning, treat all of the information is this video as obsolete.

Lovely bit of Woolarding though.
 
May 7, 2012
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Had the Cortina and two Cavaliers. Hope I reversed better than that though.
 
Nov 6, 2005
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For people new to caravanning, treat all of the information is this video as obsolete.

Lovely bit of Woolarding though.
As obsolete as it may be, I needed a 50 sticker when I started otherwise the towing limit was 40mph - no Cortina for me, I made do with a mk2 Escort 1.6.
 
Jan 3, 2012
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For people new to caravanning, treat all of the information is this video as obsolete.

Lovely bit of Woolarding though.
Might be obsolete but i needed the 50 Sticker also when i started towing no Cortina or Cavaliers I made do with a Mazda 626 2.0
 
Jul 18, 2017
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First car I used for towing was a 1964 diesel Peugeot 404 pick up with column gear change. To start you had let a heater thingy glow before turning over the engine. I towed the CI caravan to places where no one would dream about going to even in these days.

Next tow car 20 years later was a 1981 BMW 520 pettol but towed a trailer fold out caravan and that was a real swine to reverse!
 
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this topic should have been called “all our yesterday’s) I had cortina mk1, 2E, 3 which was my favourite, I hand painted it with proper car paint but I used a brush lol, I had a Mk 5 then there was another but I’m sure it wasn’t callEd a Mk6 someone will know, I remember how my late father always maintained the cortina was absolute rubbish and when they finally got it right they killed off the cortina completely.

BP
 
Jul 18, 2017
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this topic should have been called “all our yesterday’s) I had cortina mk1, 2E, 3 which was my favourite, I hand painted it with proper car paint but I used a brush lol, I had a Mk 5 then there was another but I’m sure it wasn’t callEd a Mk6 someone will know, I remember how my late father always maintained the cortina was absolute rubbish and when they finally got it right they killed off the cortina completely.

BP
Nothing wrong with the Cortina Mk1 engine as it was brilliant and never gave me any issues. However bits and pieces like window winders, door handles etc would constantly drop off. Same with my 1960 Zephyr and 1965 Corsair.
 
Nov 6, 2005
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this topic should have been called “all our yesterday’s) I had cortina mk1, 2E, 3 which was my favourite, I hand painted it with proper car paint but I used a brush lol, I had a Mk 5 then there was another but I’m sure it wasn’t callEd a Mk6 someone will know, I remember how my late father always maintained the cortina was absolute rubbish and when they finally got it right they killed off the cortina completely.

BP
There was never a mk5 Cortina, officially although many call it that , it was the facelift mk4 - and then followed by the Sierra.
 

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