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Speedo MPH Overlays.

ernb <ernb@...>
 

Having failed to find a source of conversion overlays for my Sprinter, I am
thinking of making one up myself. However, I have a problem.

If I can find an easy way of marking up the dial, should I mark it at the
exact theoretical conversion point - eg A touch over 80 kmh for 50 mph. - or
take the opportunity to calibrate it exactly. In my case 50 mph as provided
by TomTom corresponds to an indication of 86 kph.

Am I right to assume that TomTom's read out on speed is accurate?

Thoughts, anyone?

Ernie Bull
Bristol


Re: [MH-list] reply from burnham on sea council

John Goodman
 

Hilary wrote:
So it really makes these signs on the motorways rather redundant,
doesn't it? I mean....'Tiredness can kill: take a break' rather
pales into insignificance alongside the 'Thou shalt not park
overnight and sleep in your vehicle' attitude of town councils.
Ah---- if you take up a hobby like fishing then you could park up all night on the
beach carpark and sit in a deck chair on the beach all night! While your other
half gets his head down and has a quiet kip in the van. I suppose you could park
on Burnham seafront all night if you had a fishing rod. Do fishermen have M/H's?


--
John Goodman


Re: [MH-list] France in August

Adrian Harman <adrian.harman@...>
 

Hi
I would suggest that you book some sites as August is the time of year that
all of France is on holiday and pitches will be few and far between even the
Aires will be full I suspect. The weather will probably be good at this time
of year but everywhere is crowded. We went once in August and vowed never to
do it again if we could avoid it.I don't want to appear too negative and
would suggest that you keep well away from the regular tourist areas and you
might find it quieter.
Cheers for now and whenever you go enjoy it
Adrian

----- Original Message -----
From: "tidzaken" <tidzaken@yahoo.co.uk>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 8:29 PM
Subject: [MH-list] France in August


We are taking the van to France from August 9 - September 2.
Having only booked a crossing we would appreciate any advice
regarding campsites at this time of year.We are reluctant to book
many in advance, preferring to roam.Are we likely to encounter
problems finding pitches at this time of year and if so are there
suitable places to top up with water and dump the waste should the
situation arise where we are unable to find a pitch.
All advice gratefully received.




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Re: [MH-list] Re: reply from burnham on sea council

Simon Whitehead
 

On 22 Mar 2004, at 17:49, In22gram@aol.com wrote:

Thanks for that info. Simon. I do like canals too; is that one navigable?
Yes it is navigable. The Exeter Ship Canal is a staggering 5.5 miles long and runs from the Exe estuary to the Basin near the city centre. It has two main locks - Turf & Double Locks. Turf is at the seaward end. The entry to the canal is tidal and has to be achieved a few hours either side of high tide. The whole thing has to be booked with Jack Nott, the Harbour Master (who can be difficult!) and is a 'right pain'. The real issue is the longest viaduct in england (apparently!) which goes over the canal with an air clearance of only 10 metres. Whilst there are provisions for striking and stepping the mast to enable transit, who would dream of doing such a thing mid season when you can't even stay overnight at the basin because the council forbid it - at the moment.
This whole thing with our canal is really annoying and I am easily 'got going' on the subject. Soon, however, the attitude may change as public pressure is being brought to force a different approach by the council.

Sorry, this is a bit of a rant!
It isn't just motorhomes that councils discriminate against. I can (and do) go on for hours...

Anyone really interested should email me directly!

Simon Whitehead
s.whitehead@iee.org


Re: Looks like we've all been offered a job?

pee_b_dee <wolds.man@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "pee_b_dee" <pee.dee@n...>
wrote:
--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "andyangyh" <andy_angy@h...>
wrote:
Wow!

The power of the Motorhome List. I write one little entry and
right
away someone offers me a job! And then I see I am not alone.
snip<
It is obviously some sort of scam but does anyone
have any idea what mediacorpsnews.com have in mind for us when we
all reply to them (we wouldn't do anything so stupid.....would
we?).
You maybe right about the scam but it would appear every posting I
make elicts a response from 'MediaCorp' very very quickly. The test
message produced a response faster than I got my own tester back!
The
originating IP address indicates they are from Singapore. I suspect
this message via the web site rather than my eamil will produce nix?

Pete D
Well I was wrong MediaCorp swiftly replied yet again which seems to
me to indicate the list is being automatically monitored?

Pete D


Re: [MH-list] Motorcaravan Insurance

Andy Clarke <andy@...>
 

On Mon, 22 Mar 2004 14:21:15 +0000, ivan kohlinsky wrote:


Thanks The CIS is one of the few organisations that i haven't tried...the
premiums from places like the Caravan club are a joke....I guess that they
think, that people with caravans and m/homes think that the club must be
catering best for members.
We found that the Caravan Club gave the best quote for us last year! We
are not even members...

--
Andy Clarke - Motorhome List Owner

http://www.ukmotorhomes.net - Free Motorhome Classifieds and more!


France in August

tidzaken
 

We are taking the van to France from August 9 - September 2.
Having only booked a crossing we would appreciate any advice
regarding campsites at this time of year.We are reluctant to book
many in advance, preferring to roam.Are we likely to encounter
problems finding pitches at this time of year and if so are there
suitable places to top up with water and dump the waste should the
situation arise where we are unable to find a pitch.
All advice gratefully received.


Re: Looks like we've all been offered a job!

pee_b_dee <pee.dee@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "andyangyh" <andy_angy@h...>
wrote:
Wow!

The power of the Motorhome List. I write one little entry and right
away someone offers me a job! And then I see I am not alone. >snip<
It is obviously some sort of scam but does anyone
have any idea what mediacorpsnews.com have in mind for us when we
all reply to them (we wouldn't do anything so stupid.....would we?).
You maybe right about the scam but it would appear every posting I
make elicts a response from 'MediaCorp' very very quickly. The test
message produced a response faster than I got my own tester back! The
originating IP address indicates they are from Singapore. I suspect
this message via the web site rather than my eamil will produce nix?

Pete D


Test - please ignore

Pee Dee <pee.dee@...>
 

No body
Pete D


[MH-list] Re: reply from burnham on sea council

Hilary
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, Simon Whitehead
<s.whitehead@c...> wrote:

On 22 Mar 2004, at 16:13, Robin Eccles wrote:

This is an important point - I was not aware that it was an
offence
to sleep overnight in one's vehicle on the highway (including
carparks) unless there were specific signs forbidding it.
I don't think it is an offence to sleep in one's (legal) vehicle
overnight on the highway - unless there is a specific bye-law
forbidding it.
Exeter seems to attract the traveling community and we have lots of
vans over-nighting in the streets. Some even have tax! I never
see
anyone bothering with them.

So it really makes these signs on the motorways rather redundant,
doesn't it? I mean....'Tiredness can kill: take a break' rather
pales into insignificance alongside the 'Thou shalt not park
overnight and sleep in your vehicle' attitude of town councils. Why
do they think we carry our beds with us? In those areas where we
~are~ actually allowed to park overnight - but not sleep in the
vehicle, is it therefore all right to sit up in the driver's seat on
first watch while the other travelling companion dozes off?

Hilary


Re: [MH-list] Another e-mail from MediacorpNews.com

Pee Dee <pee.dee@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "David McMillan" <davidmcmillan@utvinternet.com>

Like Nigel L I also received the following after posting a message about a
Municipal site in Strasbourg.

I don't think this has come through the list but I wonder if we have a
member in MediaCorp News.

David
I had exactly the same thing this morning in response to my new posting re
Chassis Upgrades. Although the subject header is in the lists format i.e.
[MH-list] Re: Chassis Upgrades, an examination of the headers shows it did
not come from the list.
It wasn't very clear where it came from (headers not in the usual format)
and I couldn't be bothered to
trace it further and I just deleted it. It did not have any attachments
unlike many other weird messages received to date.
Nevertheless I made sure my antivirus software was up to date and scanned my
computer with nil result. My thoughts are
someone has a glitch on
their computer system and an automatic
acknowledgement is being fired back to the originator!

Pete D
www.wheelgotravelling.info


Willow motorhomes

dave harrison <chippard@...>
 

Hi All,
Has anyone ever had a Willow Motorhome built at Hull? What is
there quality? it's a GRP body with aireride suspension I am curios as they
avertise in MMM each month.
Regards,
Dave C.


[MH-list] Sleeping Overnight in a Vehicle

Martin Bennett <bennett@...>
 

In article <c3n3c3+v3lt@eGroups.com>, Robin Eccles
<robin.eccles@onetel.net> writes
This is an important point - I was not aware that it was an offence
to sleep overnight in one's vehicle on the highway (including
carparks) unless there were specific signs forbidding it. Perhaps any
legal beagle on the list can clarify this.

Does anyone know of any case where someone has been prosecuted for
sleeping in a vehicle (except on a motorway immediately prior to an
accident!!)?

I can't say as I've ever seen this publicised in 30 years of reading the
Motorcaravan Press - during which time the bad news (robberies,
gassings, muggings etc) has regularly appeared.


Martin
--
Martin Bennett


ACTV on sky

Motorhomer
 

ACTV has a MH/caravan programme on NOW (19:10)

It's on sky somewhere

More later as well I think


12V satellite digibox

DABurleigh <daburleigh@...>
 

I understand from Satcure that the 12V Pace Javelin digibox is no more and
there is insufficient demand for another production run.

Supplies have virtually dried up, but apparently Topsat have some left, were
you thinking of getting one.

http://www.satalogue.com/section9/page0.htm

Dave


Another e-mail from MediacorpNews.com

David McMillan
 

Like Nigel L I also received the following after posting a message about a
Municipal site in Strasbourg.

I don't think this has come through the list but I wonder if we have a
member in MediaCorp News.

David

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Sent: 22 March 2004 18:26
Subject: Re: Fw: [MH-list] Municipal site in Strasbourg?




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Looks like we've all been offered a job!

andyangyh
 

Wow!

The power of the Motorhome List. I write one little entry and right
away someone offers me a job! And then I see I am not alone. Should
we all meet up after the interview for a pint - assuming we all make
the shortlist of course. Going to be hell of a long short-list by
the look of it. It is obviously some sort of scam but does anyone
have any idea what mediacorpsnews.com have in mind for us when we
all reply to them (we wouldn't do anything so stupid.....would we?).

Having visited the mediacorpnews website (which turns out to be a
news site called channelnews asia) I wonder whether Rupert Murdoch
has anything to do with it? I have said some very rude things about
him in the privacy of my local pub in the past. Did he have spies
listening? Is he now wreaking revenge by infecting my computer with
some virus that makes me buy the Sun? Am I paranoid? Why are you
looking at me like that?


Re: Fw: [MH-list] Municipal site in Strasbourg?

David McMillan
 

Robin

I was just browsing through some Autoroute files that I have and came across an entry for another possible aire in Strasbourg. It only gives the latitude and longitude i.e. N 48.57998 E 7.73163 so I don't know what facilities it offers but it might be worth a try if you are in the vicinity. As far as I can deduce the nearest address to that point would be:-

Place de la Porte Blanche, 67000 Strasbourg.

HTH

David

----- Original Message -----
From: Robin Eccles
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 19 March 2004 11:17
Subject: Re: Fw: [MH-list] Municipal site in Strasbourg?


--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "David McMillan"
<davidmcmillan@u...> wrote:
> Sorry Robin
>
> I've only just realised that it is the same place. No mention of
any limit to 3 hours though.
>
>
> My 2003 edition of Le Guide National des Aires de Services camping
Cars lists a free aire in Strasbourg (no. 1037, p141)
David
There is some contradictory info:
In my 2003 Guide the one with the English Introduction (The Official
Guide published by Camping Car Magazine) it says stationnement
autorise 3h.
We'll have a look anyway as it is 'proximite immediate du camping de
la Montagne Verte', and report back.
Robin



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Re: [MH-list] reply from burnham d.c.+OT- IH's reluctant defence advocate

dikreeves@...
 

In a message dated 22/03/04 21:41:24 GMT Standard Time,
john@goodmans.eclipse.co.uk writes:


Do fishermen have M/H's
I'm no fisherman, but my RV has got a bait box built into the step! As it
will contain cold tinnies and ginnies (saving that exhausting climb to the
fridge) it must be 'Richard' bait!!!

Off topic: You're all making me feel sorry for Ian H, and while he may cast
an opinion on almost every topic which can be tiresome, he seems, to a newbie
like me, to be an elder statesman of this list and have the time and experience
to comment on a lot of topics. Like others I've started to be selective about
what I open, and like watching the telly (or not, in his case) you may choose
to switch it off if it becomes tiresome, but the interaction is quite
fascinating isn't it?

I've found the list v.useful and interesting in the few weeks I've been
watching and like the best villages this one seems to take turns to be the "v.i."
I've already taken a turn or two in the dolt category overeagre to contribute
something, how about 'you', but why restrain yourself, there's a lot of
opinion about? Has anyone checked his website out, you may get an insight into the
man behind Hairydog......or is that a concept too rich for these pages? (Sorry
Ian, I'm a dog lover too).


Dick


Re: reply from burnham on sea council

Pat Pascoe
 

If a car park has a tarrif that covers 24 hour parking + a sign
saying "no overnight camping" (or similar), has anyone asked the
powers that be what constitutes 'overnight'?

If you arrive at 8pm, bed down for a few hours and then leave again
at 2 am, is that 'overnighting'? If you arrive at 3 am, bed down and
then leave at 10am, is that 'overnighting'? If you arrive at 10 pm,
bed down, then leave at 4 am, is that 'overnighting'?

If the council, or whatever, defines 'overnight', it should be
possible to work within their definition and still make use of the
park to have a sleep on a journey - unless they completely stop any
parking between 8 pm and 10 am, which seems unlikely.

Pat Pascoe

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, alanjbassett@a... wrote:
Thank you for your e-mail. The motorhome markings were introduced
last
year. I regret overnight parking is not permitted due to concerns
raised by local
residents. There are no plans to introduce discharge and water
facilities.

Thank you for your interest.

Tom Dougall
Transport Officer
worth the effort to find out i think, saves waking up to find a
fixed penalty
fine affixed to windscreen
bertie





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