Date   

Re: End of an era maybe

Derek Sims
 

Hello Steve
 
Sorry I can't offer any useful advice on the selling front. This is just to wish you both all the best in the future and to thank you for all the practical advice I've gleaned from your posts over the years.
 
Best wishes
 
Derek

Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 3:57 PM
From: "Steve Pyke via groups.io" <esspyke@...>
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: [motorhome-list] End of an era maybe
Hi,
After twenty eight enjoyable years of motorhoming we are thinking about selling our van, a Weinsberg Caracompact 600MEG 2015 model 22520 miles while the market is still good for sellers (I hope!)

This is mainly because of health problems and we have hardly used it except for days out into Peak District this summer.

I can't believe how much stuff I've taken out of it's garage!

The question is what is the best way to sell: Private which I'm cautious to do reading about the scammers, to a dealer for cash, probably for a shockingly low price, or by dealer brokerage which again I have read can be problematic and take a long time.

Looking at the prices dealers are asking it has hardly depreciated in six years.

Anyway have anyone in the group have any advice or even know someone who is looking for a motorhome??

I'll keep our website motorhomeandaway.com running for a while as we may return to the fold one day.

Take care and enjoy your travels

Steve and Sheila Pyke


Re: End of an era maybe

Bennett Family
 

Steve,

Sorry to hear this & I hope your health problems improve. 

Over the years I’ve tried most of the selling options and they all have their disadvantages. 

Selling to a dealer is the easiest, quickest and generally you get the least, but it’s pretty secure and if you are dealing with a reputable company you will get what they said provided your van is as you describe it. 

Private - should maximise your return as long as you are realistic, people expect to pay less than from a dealer as they have no come back/ guarantee etc. It can take a long time and you can waste a lot of time showing people and then waiting for decisions and everyone expects to haggle about the price etc. Then you have the problem of dealing with the payment side. Much easier these days than when I sold an American RV to someone in a Scunthorpe pub car park. The guy had Coe fro Germany to buy it and was returning from Hull with the van that night. He brought a suitcase with half the amount in and a Banker’s Draft for the rest. It was a Saturday and we rushed to Meadowhall to pay in £23k just in case it was funny money!  Not good for the nerves. 

Brokerage - I’ve not tried the latest incarnation, but in the mists of time dealers would “sell” your van for you and I did try that. Agreed a price for me to get, but they then priced mine very high to make the stock they owned look good value for money. After a month or so I removed it from them - just as well as they went bust just after and had sold a lot of vans without returning any money to the persons owning them. Subsequently the police visited me because they had taken an HP agreement out on my van!

To sum up, they are all ok but take care and walk away from any potential deal if you don’t feel completely happy with it or the people you are dealing with it. 

Good luck 

Martin
PS doesn’t seem 5 minutes since we were both buying our vans fro Premium - not used ours much this year either - mainly day trips. 



On 21 Oct 2021, at 15:57, Steve Pyke via groups.io <esspyke@...> wrote:

Hi,
After twenty eight enjoyable years of motorhoming we are thinking about selling our van, a Weinsberg Caracompact 600MEG 2015 model 22520 miles while the market is still good for sellers (I hope!)

This is mainly because of health problems and we have hardly used it except for days out into Peak District this summer.

I can't believe how much stuff I've taken out of it's garage!

The question is what is the best way to sell: Private which I'm cautious to do reading about the scammers, to a dealer for cash, probably for a shockingly low price, or by dealer brokerage which again I have read can be problematic and take a long time.

Looking at the prices dealers are asking it has hardly depreciated in six years.

Anyway have anyone in the group have any advice or even know someone who is looking for a motorhome??

I'll keep our website motorhomeandaway.com running for a while as we may return to the fold one day.

Take care and enjoy your travels

Steve and Sheila Pyke


End of an era maybe

Steve Pyke
 

Hi,
After twenty eight enjoyable years of motorhoming we are thinking about selling our van, a Weinsberg Caracompact 600MEG 2015 model 22520 miles while the market is still good for sellers (I hope!)

This is mainly because of health problems and we have hardly used it except for days out into Peak District this summer.

I can't believe how much stuff I've taken out of it's garage!

The question is what is the best way to sell: Private which I'm cautious to do reading about the scammers, to a dealer for cash, probably for a shockingly low price, or by dealer brokerage which again I have read can be problematic and take a long time.

Looking at the prices dealers are asking it has hardly depreciated in six years.

Anyway have anyone in the group have any advice or even know someone who is looking for a motorhome??

I'll keep our website motorhomeandaway.com running for a while as we may return to the fold one day.

Take care and enjoy your travels

Steve and Sheila Pyke


NEILL KING

Carol Weaver
 

I have been wondering if anyone has heard anything from or about Neill

Website down and I had emailed him back in April and got no reply

Last message I had was he was on chemo and pandemic would compromise his treatment

I’m fearing the worst but just hope someone has some news. As I did send my email to Dilys too 

 Carol
--
--
Carol WeaverAires photos here|. www.carolweaver.co.uk/Travel
Sign up for SMUGMUG here: https://secure.smugmug.com/signup?Coupon=ETh4Jkg1xE0KE

Plusnet -cardun if you sign up recommend me please and use this link; https://www.plus.net/refer.php?strReferralsUid=190439df75498abb9996f599912e9539a8e2217307e3338783b7c846899424d4


Re: France, ADVICE please

John Clemence
 

Thanks very much Carol and Colin, very useful information especially where to find the app.
As you say, it can all change quickly so will need to keep watch!
Thanks again.
Regards,
John.

------ Original Message ------
From: "Colin" <macski50@...>
Sent: 13/09/2021 09:29:47
Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] France, ADVICE please

Hi John
I have just returned from France you will need a day 2 test for when you return home and the booking ref. number for the passenger locator form which can only be filled out 48hrs before you travel home.
We downloaded the French tousanticovid app and added our vaccination passport to it as all the bars and restaurants we went to asked to see vaccination passport.
We travelled with euro tunnel and found a covid testing lab near citi Europe this test has to done within 3 days of travel home.
We upload the passenger locator form and the covid test form on the euro tunnel Web site
All of this could change
Regards
Colin


Re: France, ADVICE please

Colin
 

Hi John
I have just returned from France you will need a day 2 test for when you return home and the booking ref. number for the passenger locator form which can only be filled out 48hrs before you travel home.
We downloaded the French tousanticovid app and added our vaccination passport to it as all the bars and restaurants we went to asked to see vaccination passport.
We travelled with euro tunnel and found a covid testing lab near citi Europe this test has to done within 3 days of travel home.
We upload the passenger locator form and the covid test form on the euro tunnel Web site
All of this could change
Regards
Colin


Re: France, ADVICE please

Carol Weaver
 

John best place is government website and put in country. But all supposed to change 



On Sun, 12 Sep 2021 at 23:16, John Clemence <clemence.john@...> wrote:
Hi all,
We are planning a 2 or 3 week trip to France soon and I wonder if anyone
can advise on the current Covid regulations or point me towards a web
site.
  We have been holidaying in France for many years, mainly staying on
aires but sometimes use sites.
Very grateful for any advise.
Regards,
John.






--
--
Carol WeaverAires photos here|. www.carolweaver.co.uk/Travel
Sign up for SMUGMUG here: https://secure.smugmug.com/signup?Coupon=ETh4Jkg1xE0KE

Plusnet -cardun if you sign up recommend me please and use this link; https://www.plus.net/refer.php?strReferralsUid=190439df75498abb9996f599912e9539a8e2217307e3338783b7c846899424d4


France, ADVICE please

John Clemence
 

Hi all,
We are planning a 2 or 3 week trip to France soon and I wonder if anyone can advise on the current Covid regulations or point me towards a web site.
We have been holidaying in France for many years, mainly staying on aires but sometimes use sites.
Very grateful for any advise.
Regards,
John.


Re: Headlight replacement glass for Dethleff Esprit 2012

Carol Weaver
 

On Tue, 7 Sep 2021 at 17:58, andyowl2004 via groups.io <andyowler=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Our 2012 Dethleff Esprit has a broken left hand headlamp glass. Broken by "who knows what" during a journey last week. Multi-fragment glass is still in place and now secured by Gorilla tape but it needs urgent replacement (obviously)!

Dethleff have a complete new unit in stock at £1,600 + p&p + VAT + handling/customs duty etc. Gulp! They do not sell the glass as a separate item - there is a surprise!

It is held in place by a light grey substance, mastic or double-sided tape possibly.

The glass is double curvature and looks a natural for replacement by a thermoplastic / moulded Polycarbonate (?) replica.

Do anyone know of a company that can supply such a "glass" or who can make a replica for me?

Reliance (Chichester), whom I trust, are not aware of any replica but would be very interested to find one or ten.

The lamps inside appear undamaged and are still fully working.

  1.  andyowl2004

Andy Owler

--
--
Carol WeaverAires photos here|. www.carolweaver.co.uk/Travel
Sign up for SMUGMUG here: https://secure.smugmug.com/signup?Coupon=ETh4Jkg1xE0KE

Plusnet -cardun if you sign up recommend me please and use this link; https://www.plus.net/refer.php?strReferralsUid=190439df75498abb9996f599912e9539a8e2217307e3338783b7c846899424d4


Re: Headlight replacement glass for Dethleff Esprit 2012

Carol Weaver
 

Andy when we bought our new Dethleffs Trend in 2027. We had to get new lights as we were LHD to conform with uk spec. Ours is low profile and I’ll look up web address but I think pair were @ £400.  It’s Fiat parts

On a Hymer A Class we had had (2) both had Hella lights


Carol. Will find address

On Tue, 7 Sep 2021 at 17:58, andyowl2004 via groups.io <andyowler=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Our 2012 Dethleff Esprit has a broken left hand headlamp glass. Broken by "who knows what" during a journey last week. Multi-fragment glass is still in place and now secured by Gorilla tape but it needs urgent replacement (obviously)!

Dethleff have a complete new unit in stock at £1,600 + p&p + VAT + handling/customs duty etc. Gulp! They do not sell the glass as a separate item - there is a surprise!

It is held in place by a light grey substance, mastic or double-sided tape possibly.

The glass is double curvature and looks a natural for replacement by a thermoplastic / moulded Polycarbonate (?) replica.

Do anyone know of a company that can supply such a "glass" or who can make a replica for me?

Reliance (Chichester), whom I trust, are not aware of any replica but would be very interested to find one or ten.

The lamps inside appear undamaged and are still fully working.

  1.  andyowl2004

Andy Owler

--
--
Carol WeaverAires photos here|. www.carolweaver.co.uk/Travel
Sign up for SMUGMUG here: https://secure.smugmug.com/signup?Coupon=ETh4Jkg1xE0KE

Plusnet -cardun if you sign up recommend me please and use this link; https://www.plus.net/refer.php?strReferralsUid=190439df75498abb9996f599912e9539a8e2217307e3338783b7c846899424d4


Re: Headlight replacement glass for Dethleff Esprit 2012

Andy Clarke
 

The headlights are likely made by another company for Dethleffs, could be worth removing the whole unit and checking for a manufacturer's name and part number.

Andy Clarke

On Tue, 7 Sept 2021 at 16:58, andyowl2004 via groups.io <andyowler=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Our 2012 Dethleff Esprit has a broken left hand headlamp glass. Broken by "who knows what" during a journey last week. Multi-fragment glass is still in place and now secured by Gorilla tape but it needs urgent replacement (obviously)!

Dethleff have a complete new unit in stock at £1,600 + p&p + VAT + handling/customs duty etc. Gulp! They do not sell the glass as a separate item - there is a surprise!

It is held in place by a light grey substance, mastic or double-sided tape possibly.

The glass is double curvature and looks a natural for replacement by a thermoplastic / moulded Polycarbonate (?) replica.

Do anyone know of a company that can supply such a "glass" or who can make a replica for me?

Reliance (Chichester), whom I trust, are not aware of any replica but would be very interested to find one or ten.

The lamps inside appear undamaged and are still fully working.

  1.  andyowl2004

Andy Owler


Headlight replacement glass for Dethleff Esprit 2012

andyowl2004
 

Our 2012 Dethleff Esprit has a broken left hand headlamp glass. Broken by "who knows what" during a journey last week. Multi-fragment glass is still in place and now secured by Gorilla tape but it needs urgent replacement (obviously)!

Dethleff have a complete new unit in stock at £1,600 + p&p + VAT + handling/customs duty etc. Gulp! They do not sell the glass as a separate item - there is a surprise!

It is held in place by a light grey substance, mastic or double-sided tape possibly.

The glass is double curvature and looks a natural for replacement by a thermoplastic / moulded Polycarbonate (?) replica.

Do anyone know of a company that can supply such a "glass" or who can make a replica for me?

Reliance (Chichester), whom I trust, are not aware of any replica but would be very interested to find one or ten.

The lamps inside appear undamaged and are still fully working.


Andy Owler


Re: GB/UK Stickers

Alan Morris
 

On Mon, 6 Sept 2021 at 11:40, Mick Potter via groups.io
<mick.potter=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

you'll need UK stickers, GB isn't good enough any more. Another government U-turn!
Apart from having to spend an extra £2 to £3, what difference does it make?

Both are no longer appropriate as:-

GB is no longer Great Britain, its now simply Britain,

UK is no longer the United Kingdom, as we aren't united.

Alan.


GB/UK Stickers

Mick Potter
 

We're taking the ferry down to Spain next week for a few weeks touring.

While checking up on the consequences of smuggling a cheese sandwich into Spain I discovered, almost by accident, that in a few weeks, you'll need UK stickers, GB isn't good enough any more.  Another government U-turn!

https://www.gov.uk/driving-abroad
"If you’re driving on or after 28 September 2021, you’ll need a UK sticker instead of a GB sticker."

While I'm sure it won't trouble most people, it might give a stroppy policeman a chance to be awkward.

Mick


Internet searches comment

Alan Cocks
 

I have found that duckduckgo is very useful - in fact I am using it
more than anything else. When it started the clunky name put me off
and its responses were not so slick, but - well - just a heads up?
alan cocks


Garmin Dezl LMT D SatNav

Elwyn
 

Hi Folks


For the last 3-4 or so years I have relied on a Truck SatNav for work and I'm thinking it's time for an upgrade.

I've poked around, and think I'll still be sticking with the Garmin over the Tomtom, but I'm just doing research now on whether the new 7" or 8" is for me.

What I've got currently is the Garmin Dezl LMT-D 780 Truck SatNav. I think it covers UK and Europe and has lifetime map updates (via computer).

I did have the RDS traffic/power lead for it, but it looks like they've now discontinued that service.

However, it won't connect to my phone over bluetooth. If it does, it doesn't for long. Possibly because I have so many other devices that are often connected (PLT earpeice, Truck BT etc) and the SatNav has 2 modes to connect. One for the TrafficLink and another for taking calls. Which I wouldn't reccomend using.

When it does connect it works pretty good with traffic. I have loaned it to a colleague and he loved it enough to buy one of his own 6 months ago.

Because I'm finding more and more the need for traffic support whilst driving I'm considering upgrading and was wondering if there was any interest here on the MH list for such a beast?

I use it with the Wildcamping POIs and it's very good for that. I get to see the random W around and some are even good to hide a 50ft artic in! It currently has all my work POIs in it too, and its good at that. I've used the PC software to help me build up planned routes when I go off road too.

I've offered it to Dad (YorkCov) but he prefers his smaller 5" satnav.

So. Is anyone here interested in such a beast?

Elwyn


Re: GPS Convert

Bennett Family
 

Thanks

Martin Bennett

On 27 Aug 2021, at 14:14, yorkcov <alan@...> wrote:

Hi Martin
Different people use various formats to express coordinates. There's degrees & decimal minutes, degrees minutes & seconds (which Vicarious use in their Aires books) and decimal degrees which I use in my Garmin and in Autoroute. GPS Convert allows you to convert one to the other.
Regards
Alan

On 25 August 2021 20:14:43 BST, "Bennett Family via groups.io" <martin.bennett47@...> wrote:
Here’s a daft question to show my ignorance. 

Why do you need to convert them?

Martin
On 25 Aug 2021, at 13:23, yorkcov <alan@...> wrote:

Hi

I have since found it online. It is GPSConvert (Ver 2.1) from ALMSys. Downloaded from https://www.updatestar.com/publisher/almsys-inc-428378

(Found via my Son, Elwyn)

Alan

On 20/08/2021 14:22, yorkcov wrote:
Does anyone know where I can get a copy of this app? I was recommended it by someone on the list (?Andy) some years ago and use it regularly. I have just changed my laptop and can't find where to download it from.
Regards
Alan






Groups.io Links: You receive all messages sent to this group.
View/Reply Online (#102747): https://groups.io/g/motorhome-list/message/102747
Mute This Topic: https://groups.io/mt/85020398/1563278
Group Owner: motorhome-list+owner@groups.io
Unsubscribe: https://groups.io/g/motorhome-list/leave/3461575/1563278/54103616/xyzzy [alan@...]
--
Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.


Re: Parking to visit Bath

Alan Morris
 

On Fri, 27 Aug 2021 at 13:46, Andy Clarke <andyclarke1050@gmail.com> wrote:


According to the information from Bath NES Council some motor caravans were being incorrectly charged for driving in the CAZ, they should not be charged if the V5C has the Type Approval as M1, the Type Approval classification is not related to emissions.
When this topic was first raised, I did some research on it.

It would appear that towns that have a CAZ, use different rules and do
not comply with a UK or national standard.

So how does a driver of a motorhome know if their MH is included or
not included, when they approach a CAZ sign?

The situation for Bath is even worse. Looking at their map it's not
possible to drive through Bath or the outer parts of Bath. If one is
able to park on the outskirts of Bath the only way out is to use the
same road one came in on.

Alan.


Re: Parking to visit Bath

Andy Clarke
 

According to the information from Bath NES Council some motor caravans were being incorrectly charged for driving in the CAZ, they should not be charged if the V5C has the Type Approval as M1, the Type Approval classification is not related to emissions. 

If you have already checked your registration number at https://www.gov.uk/clean-air-zones, and it shows as no charge, then you don't need to worry.

My issue with Bath NES is that the CAZ is supposed to apply to goods vehicles, not private cars. Motor caravans are not goods vehicles so should not be charged, irrespective of what Type Approval is recorded on the V5C. Our Sprinter conversion is Type Approval N1 on the V5C, so is chargeable, even though it is recorded as a Motor Caravan.

I'm in the process of challenging this with Bath NES.

Andy Clarke

On Thu, 26 Aug 2021 at 17:26, Buff and Hugh via groups.io <huffbuffforums=googlemail.com@groups.io> wrote:
On Sun, Aug 22, 2021 at 10:04 AM, Andy Clarke wrote:
If your motorhome is a Motor Caravan, and Type approval is M1 on the V5C you shouldn't be charged.
I've at last got round to checking the V5C.
"D.5: Body Type" says "MOTOR CARAVAN",
but "K: Type approval number" is blank.
Is this the "type approval" that you were referring to, Andy? Does it matter if it's blank? How would the type approval affect emissions?

(I've got thoroughly confused googling for information about type approval. I found one promising-looking government web page (What is Vehicle Type Approval? - Vehicle Certification Agency (vehicle-certification-agency.gov.uk)) that says I'm not authorised to access the detailed information about category M, and another web page (Registration of motor vehicles from the UK to Cyprus | Parikiaki Cyprus and Cypriot News) that refers to "Vehicle of Category M1 (passenger vehicle with 8 passenger seats without the driver)", which doesn't seem relevant to our van where V5C says "S.1: Number of seats including driver 3". )


Re: GPS Convert

yorkcov
 

Hi Martin
Different people use various formats to express coordinates. There's degrees & decimal minutes, degrees minutes & seconds (which Vicarious use in their Aires books) and decimal degrees which I use in my Garmin and in Autoroute. GPS Convert allows you to convert one to the other.
Regards
Alan


On 25 August 2021 20:14:43 BST, "Bennett Family via groups.io" <martin.bennett47@...> wrote:
Here’s a daft question to show my ignorance. 

Why do you need to convert them?

Martin
On 25 Aug 2021, at 13:23, yorkcov <alan@...> wrote:

Hi

I have since found it online. It is GPSConvert (Ver 2.1) from ALMSys. Downloaded from https://www.updatestar.com/publisher/almsys-inc-428378

(Found via my Son, Elwyn)

Alan

On 20/08/2021 14:22, yorkcov wrote:
Does anyone know where I can get a copy of this app? I was recommended it by someone on the list (?Andy) some years ago and use it regularly. I have just changed my laptop and can't find where to download it from.
Regards
Alan






Groups.io Links: You receive all messages sent to this group.
View/Reply Online (#102747): https://groups.io/g/motorhome-list/message/102747
Mute This Topic: https://groups.io/mt/85020398/1563278
Group Owner: motorhome-list+owner@groups.io
Unsubscribe: https://groups.io/g/motorhome-list/leave/3461575/1563278/54103616/xyzzy [alan@...]
--
Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

121 - 140 of 102834