Re: [MH-list] Digest Number 2497


Rich@ricksweb <rich@...>
 

We bought the Fiamma grip strips, which have been useful - except last time,
the van wouldn't budge and the wheelspin generated enough heat to smooth the
ridges out - so now utterly useless!!! The trick is to place them under the
wheels before you park...if you have an assistant.

Does anyone have experience of rear wheel drive motorhomes? Do they have
better traction (like the Ford double wheel chassis used byRimor)?

Rich

-----Original Message-----
From: Vin Rigby [mailto:vin-rigby@tiscali.co.uk]
Sent: 02 April 2004 00:03
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Digest Number 2497


yes agree, I have returned my bits of timber to the van but still have a
big
cleanup job in the cab area when it is fully dried out.

Vin
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pee Dee" <pee.dee@ntlworld.com>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Digest Number 2497


>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Vin Rigby" <vin-rigby@tiscali.co.uk>
>
> > Hi Pete, I made the double error of leaving my wooden blocks at home
as
I
> > had purchased a pair of plastic ramps which were of no use in this
> situation
> > so I had no adequate surface to spread the load when jacking up. You
> > mentioned 'grip track' in your posting, I read in some postings some
time
> > ago on this list that this was mentioned, where did you get yours?
> >
> > Vin
>
> I brought the grip track at the Lincoln Show, I like it because it is
easy
> to store. You can roll it up in a number of shapes to fit in any
convenient
> hole. The one time I used them, they did the job, admittedly with the
help
> of a few bits of wood. If anyone else has used it I would be interested
in
> their views about its usefulness compared to chopped up bread basket or
> those bits of plastic they sell which I thought a 3.8 ton vehicle would
very
> easily demolish.
>
> I don't carry those plastic ramps (made by Fiamma I think). I carry two
> planks of wood cut to fit in my external locker and I chock these up to
the
> desired height
> to create ramps for levelling. I find they are much stronger than
plastic
> ramps. (I bust a set second time out) Planks and chocks can be
individually
> used for other purposes and I find this a much more flexible solution,
e.g.
> park on planks on soft ground, use chocks under jack and as restraint
when
> wheels need chocking etc.
>
>
> Pete D
> www.wheelgotravelling.info
>
>
>
> Motorhome List Website: http://www.motorhome-list.org.uk
> Files area: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/motorhome-list/files/
> For long term travelling/living in a motorhome:
http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/motorhome-living/
> Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
>
>




Motorhome List Website: http://www.motorhome-list.org.uk
Files area: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/motorhome-list/files/
For long term travelling/living in a motorhome:
http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/motorhome-living/



----------------------------------------------------------------------------
--
Yahoo! Groups Links

a.. To visit your group on the web, go to:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/motorhome-list/

b.. To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
motorhome-list-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

c.. Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.

Join motorhome-list@groups.io to automatically receive all group messages.