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The Summary Log Book - Foreign travels, Service History, Replacement Parts
Log of YT 63 OXV
14th October 2013
2 miles
Delivery miles
We collect our Caravelle from Gilders Van Centre Sheffield

28th November 2013
2847 miles
Off we go to Germany
Christmas Markets
Our first long range trip with our new Caravelle.
17th December 2013
5441
Back Home
2594 Miles this trip
Countries France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany.
21st February 2014
8248 Miles
A trip to France and
Italy for the Mardi Gras Carnivals
12th March 2014
11781 miles
Back Home from Italy
3533 Miles this trip
Countries France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland
27th July 2014
19311 miles
Off we go to France again
Just for a weekend
1st August 2014
20822
Back Home from France
1511 Miles this trip
25th September 2014
25223 miles
A Minor Service, Oil Change to Millers XF Longlife.
24th November 2014
27116 miles
Winter wheels and tyres fitted
A legal requirement in Germany and Austria
18216 miles run on these tyres so far.
27th November 2014
27267 miles
Away we go again, heading for German Christmas Markets
This year we concentrate on Frankfurt  and around the area, but also visit Luxembourg, Koln and Brussels.
16th December 2014
29385 miles
Back Home from Germany
2118 Miles this trip
Countries France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland
9th February 2015
31877 Miles
A trip to France and
Italy for the Mardi Gras Carnivals
3rd March 2015
35155 miles
Back Home from Italy
3278 Miles this trip
Countries France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland
10th May 2015
39712 miles
DSG Gearbox, Oil and Filter Change.
15th May 2015
39774 miles
I decide to top up the oil.
The dipstick is only half way, but it takes 1 litre of oil.
15th May 2015
39774 Miles
A trip to Monaco for F1 Grand Prix.
31st May 2015
42198 miles
Back Home from Monaco
2424 Miles this trip
Countries France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco
1st July 2015
43543 miles
Off we go to France again.
This time with the Adur Band to Montpellier, deep in the Mediterean coastline.
1995 miles, a short direct run via Clermont Ferrand.
10th July 2015
45538
Back Home from France.
1995 miles this trip.
1st September 2015
48524 miles
Off we go to France again
Just for a weekend
3rd September 2015
49214
Back Home from France.
690 Miles this trip.
24th September 2015
50672 Miles
Second Service (long Life)
by Gilders, (Now JCT600) of Sheffield.
The Engine Software is updated.
Strange as the VW emissions scandal has just broken out.
6th October 2015
50895 miles
The nearside door is being difficult,
sometimes it puts the lights on the button while driving.
JCT replace the door sensor strip.
28th November 2015
52777 miles
Away we go again, heading for German Christmas Markets.
Bavaria is the focus this year, Augsberg, Passau, Saltzberg, Munich.
15th December 2015
55676 miles
Back Home from Germany
2899 Miles this trip
Countries France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland
13 January 2016
50895 miles
The nearside door is being still a problem
especially in cold weather.
sometimes it puts the lights on the button while driving.
JCT replace the door sensor strip, door contacts and handle mechanism.
21st February 2016
59094 Miles
A trip to France and Italy for the Mardi Gras Carnivals.
8th March 2016
62212 miles
Back Home from Italy
3118 Miles this trip.
Not that good a trip as the weather was poor, and many events were cancelled.
Countries France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy, Switzerland
24th March 2016
63281 Miles
Off with the winter tyres
9995 miles this winter
24th March 2016
63281 Miles
4 Brand new summer tyres fitted to the alloy wheels.
New Brake pads front and rear