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  • #16651

    sandy
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    Where is this false floor? Or have you built up the floor, reducing boot space but having a spare?

    #16653

    ‎D
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    and you get your tyre repaired without all the hassle of the dreaded gunge.

    I noticed talk of a tyre repair kit in the manual, but hadn’t checked yet. The manual made it seem just like an inflator (which makes no sense); I take it from this there is some gunge in there too?

    Good point – I have a list of most services near me along with their postcodes, and I record whether it’s for northbound or southbound. Unfortunately some of them (at least along my stretch of the M1) use the same post code for both sides.

    I’m not show how TomTom handles postcodes spanning large areas – hopefully it knows the whole area and not just a single lat/lon point, and might just route you to the closest side; otherwise that could also be confusing (unless these ones are all at junctions with roundabouts).

    I keep meaning to print a list too, mobile reception is always poor when we need it on a motorway; so having them in the glovebox will be handy! Having them overlaid on a map, with distances between each marked would also be really handy when deciding which chargers to aim for!

    #16660

    Trevor Larkum
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    I’m not show how TomTom handles postcodes spanning large areas – hopefully it knows the whole area and not just a single lat/lon point, and might just route you to the closest side

    I use Google to get the postcodes and often the buildings on one side will have the same postcode as the buildings on the other (maybe the Post Office always uses service roads) and then the satnav will always route you to one particular side even if it means it goes past the services and back via the next junction. One to watch out for.

    Since this is the tips & tricks thread:

    1. The main satnav display has the option of 3D and 2D. I expect most people use 3D like me, but a quick touch on the 2D button can often help with orientating you, and checking whether it’s taking you a sensible route.
    2. With the satnav full screen, pressing the silver button will zoom right out. It goes too far to be really useful, but if you immediately press the zoom in about 6 times (don’t bother waiting for it to refresh the display) you an get a good display of most or all of your route. It’s a good way to check whether it’s taking you on motorways or not, and as above whether it’s doing anything silly with the route. If you know your way you can leave it up and watch yourself progress along the route (a small blue dot shows where you were when you entered the mode).

    #16664

    ‎D
    Participant

    2. With the satnav full screen, pressing the silver button will zoom right out. It goes too far to be really useful, but if you immediately press the zoom in about 6 times (don’t bother waiting for it to refresh the display) you an get a good display of most or all of your route. It’s a good way to check whether it’s taking you on motorways or not, and as above whether it’s doing anything silly with the route. If you know your way you can leave it up and watch yourself progress along the route (a small blue dot shows where you were when you entered the mode).

    Not sure if it’s similar, but sometimes I tap the “finish flag” on the right side of the satnav when full screen, and it gives an overview of the route (same one you get when selecting the destination) handy for the same reasons. Not sure if it’s faster or not; having tried your way yet!

    #16666

    Dexter1979
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    I also keep a mini wallet of charge cards in the glove box. (together that’s the glove box about full!)

    If you have the armrest it has a clip in the lid that I use to hold some charge cards I don’t use frequently. The other place is on the bottom left of the drivers sunvisor. You can slide them right in there. Keep that small glove box for something else 🙂

    My tip is the coin holder in the arm rest. It’s at the back and I use it for tolls on journeys over toll roads and shopping trolley coins. Very handy.

    #16671

    Trevor Larkum
    Keymaster

    Not sure if it’s similar, but sometimes I tap the “finish flag” on the right side of the satnav when full screen, and it gives an overview of the route (same one you get when selecting the destination) handy for the same reasons. Not sure if it’s faster or not; having tried your way yet!

    I hadn’t spotted that – it sounds like a better way, I’ll try it out.

    #16674

    strangerover
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    Sandie, “Where is this false floor? Or have you built up the floor…”
    You are correct. A plywood sheet the same size as the boot-liner. I also added an anchor point to tie-down the spare. Polystyrene blocks (with a coat of paint) fill-out each side and there’s plenty of space for both charging leads.

    #16717

    Dr Steel
    Participant

    Hi guys

    Yes I was told by the garage that I had the worst tyres on my Zoe “Low profile Etc ” they attract items that are the main course of punchers. once you have used the gunge provide for the Zoe in the case of a puncher the tyre is useless and you will have to buy another one

    Thats why like Strangerover I carry a spare

    happy days 🙂

    #16726

    jit187
    Participant

    @strangerover

    where did u get ur space saver tyre and how much?

    #16773

    strangerover
    Participant

    @jit187
    Space-saver steel rim from Nissan Note (ditch the tyre; it’s too small) and fit 125/90 R15″.
    Continental tyre is spot-on for central position in boot as there’s a small recess at the rear of the car. Be safe and make sure it’s tied down. That applies to anything in the car!
    Furthermore, a compact (but strong) bottle jack can be tucked-into the recess on left-front of boot. Underneath the pivot point for the seat-back.

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