Hello - new Caterham owner / club member

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Toughie
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I usually put a shower cap over mine when parked up and left, just to deter prying eyes, which seems to help.  Other than that, there's not much you can do about stopping people getting into the boot.  If you're staying over, just don't leave anything valuable.

I got the hang of the hood on the first day of ownership on a long drive, when it kept showering heavily.  I can only suggest practice. 

Half Hood:  They're certainly much quicker.  If you have a heater the half hood isn't at all bad in the cold.  I have had a wet left shoulder in a downpour, where the rain is sucked back in between the seats, but now, even my wife is happy to make do with the half-hood on most occasions, though I've usually taken both on tour.

I have an old Autocom intercom, but there are better ones about and Autocom are a bit of a rip off.  there's lots of inteminable threads here about intercoms.

Alan

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Poss been lucky had no problems parking ,,,always try find places to stay which look to have good place to park ,,never get accommodation  ,in big towns go for places outside town ,,,and if stay in pubs ,,make sure safe parking ,,,would advise shower cap we always put it on when parked ,even if hood down ,,have nown seven owners to come back to car find people sitting in taking photos ,,,if go to Scotland do NC. 500 run plus over to skye ,,,great quiet roads (if you need any places to stay PM me ) we go every year ,,just watch out for an Aussie guy in a hired seven ,,,

good idea about head set ,,if your on your own ,,poss good comfy set of ear protectors ,,,I have wireless set of intercom ,can connect to radio ,phone ,,sat nav ,,,trouble is ,,it's also connected to Kay the wife who gives me a running commentary on speed limits , drives you bloody nuts ,,,and cannot switch her of ,,,like a pissed parrot rabiting on 

if you ever come to IOM your welcome to call in as a few have done over the years 

Derek

Ours has a removable steering wheel ,which if stay place not sure take it in ,,,,but feel a bit of a dick head at times walking in a place holding a steering wheel ,,,but if anybody asks ,,usually come up with a good crazy answere ,im originally from Yorkshire so it comes easy 

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Haven't used the full hood in the 13 years since we got a half hood. Removed the hoodsticks too.
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In 130,000+ miles, I have not had anything taken from the Seven. For nearly 20 years I just put the tonneau cover on. I never have returned to the car & found covers unpoppered.

This isn't to suggest that you should be blasé about things, I never left money, tickets or passport behind but just to say most people are straight and that a Seven just isn't an obvious target. Out of sight really is out of mind.

Stephen

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If you have a removable steering wheel and you've declared it as a security feature to your insurance company, they'll expect you to remove it when the car is left unattended, else you might void your cover, which can lead to voiding your bowels.

I have had my satnav nicked when I parked opposite a Costa to get coffee.  I watched the car through the window for almost every moment, except when I went for a pee.  When I got back, there it wasn't.

There's no legislating for errant stupidity on the part of the driver!

 

 

Alan

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Welcome to the fold!

Welcoming Seveners since 2006

The Douro Valley is waiting for you

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Well that's perfect - you  are near but not on my patch in London West Middlesex, [email protected] , drop me a text to 07710 020 040 and I can add you to our local Whats App list but also join South London,  Adil Patel [email protected], 07763 477673

I am also the Club Events manager looking after social events [email protected]

Come and join us on our very first  social events events zoom call where we are planning our high days and holidays with our Sevens this year 

Sevens at Six  Every Wednesday

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85852592325?pwd=RXRJdUtEZnRRTnpWQ3RvZFRaU2NUdz09

All best

 

Geoff

 

 

 

See you at the Ace Cafe and or Hare and Hounds in Osterley

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Welcome aboard! K series is great for touring with good economy and range especially SV. I don't have a boot bag. Oxted Trimming / Thundersport's oblong bags optimise use of space behind seats. The spare wheel doughnut bag is handy for longer trips but far and away my best buy was a half hood. Over 77,000 miles since 2002 including many great and memorable tours in UK and rest of Europe. Don't forget to pack a spare clutch cable and a few basic tools.

Philip Ambrose member no. 5869 since 2002 location Cotswolds

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Hi don't no your age but got both hoods ,,as we go across to Scotland ,,we have a 260 mile drive to first stop so put full hood on to start just incase weather bad as all motorway ,or caridgeways ,,I had a pair of zips put into half hood by SBFS ,,on recommendation from Pete the diesel,,,works great for old farts ,

derek

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Great feedback, thank you all. I have a full hood and a tonneau cover and will probably buy a half hood. And travel light in quick drying clothes! My car has a heater which I found helpful so hopefully I can start using it soon and then see what else I need to add.

Thanks Derek - would love to visit the IOM at some point as I enjoy 2 wheels as well as 4 and there is nothing quite like it in my book. Must be a great place to visit in a 7 as well.

Geoff - Thanks for the details, have sent you a message and look forward to meeting you at some point when allowed.