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Re: Where can I get a spare wheel cover?

Bob Ward <WardR2@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Hilary" <musicalj2@y...>
wrote:

There's a chap who goes to the Shows who makes bags for all sorts
of
things - tent poles, walking boots, portable tv's, you name it....
might be worth asking him. If you're near an outdoor show, he's
likely to be there. Sorry, can't think of his name.

Hilary
Try this link - http://www.bags4everything.co.uk/
I believe this is the guy.

Bob


Re: Where can I get a spare wheel cover?

Hilary
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Mike"
<michaelandcatherine@y...> wrote:
I need a soft spare wheel cover for my 215x75x16 motorhome spare
wheel.

Does anyone know where I can get one?

Thanks

Michael
There's a chap who goes to the Shows who makes bags for all sorts of
things - tent poles, walking boots, portable tv's, you name it....
might be worth asking him. If you're near an outdoor show, he's
likely to be there. Sorry, can't think of his name.

Hilary


Where can I get a spare wheel cover?

Mike
 

I need a soft spare wheel cover for my 215x75x16 motorhome spare
wheel.

Does anyone know where I can get one?

Thanks

Michael


Re: [MH-list] Re: Why buy GPS navigation?

Pee Dee <pee.dee@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "bty248448" <action.replay@btopenworld.com>
One group banged in the
target coordinates and away they went. Unfortunately the target was
just on the other side of a very deep and fast flowing river! Had a
very long walk to find somewhere to cross.
<SMUG MODE ON>We, on the other hand, used maps and compasses saw
immediately that we needed to cross the river and set off in a
completely different direction but arrived at the target a couple of
hours earlier.
<SMUG MODE OFF>

Regards
Doug
www.action-replay.co.uk

TomTom off Memory Map and OS 1:50K on..... no problem!

Pete D
www.wheelgotravelling.info


Re: [MH-list] Talbot Express Parts

Mike Pope <mike.pope@...>
 

Take a cable connector block, ("chocolate block"), and cut the plastic off
to reveal the small metal tube with two grub screws in. (This little
lifesaver can be used for joining all sorts of broken cables). In your case
obtain a short length of bowden cable, (eg. old bike brake cable), loop
round fuel inj pump lever ball and anchor both ends of loop in one end of
connector tube. Connect throttle cable to t'other end of connector.
Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy T [mailto:andy@westmidland-internet.co.uk]
Sent: 02 April 2004 11:25
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MH-list] Talbot Express Parts


Ok I am in trouble now.

peugot parts ordering system has crashed and will not be up until the
middle of next week.

At the weekend the plastic connector that connects the end of the
accelerator cable to the diesel pump broke. The Motor home has gone
back for a re-test but will fail without this small £1.50 pence part.

Breakers yards have produced no joy as its not worth their while
selling that bit Fiat ducatto state they only search by Chassis number
and were very terse anyway and citroen were the same and I am at a
loss which way to turn. Does anyone have some back street favourite
parts supplier for motor homes. Its a Pilote on a talbot express 2.5
litre diesel I need the part for.

Thanks for any advice
Regards Andy T



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Talbot Express Parts

Andy T <andy@...>
 

Ok I am in trouble now.

peugot parts ordering system has crashed and will not be up until the
middle of next week.

At the weekend the plastic connector that connects the end of the
accelerator cable to the diesel pump broke. The Motor home has gone
back for a re-test but will fail without this small £1.50 pence part.

Breakers yards have produced no joy as its not worth their while
selling that bit Fiat ducatto state they only search by Chassis number
and were very terse anyway and citroen were the same and I am at a
loss which way to turn. Does anyone have some back street favourite
parts supplier for motor homes. Its a Pilote on a talbot express 2.5
litre diesel I need the part for.

Thanks for any advice
Regards Andy T



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Re Butane regulator pressure gauge

Mark Williams <Mark@...>
 


Otherwise, shake the bottle? :-)
Or weigh it:)

All bottles should have a full and empty weight stamped on them
somewhere. I use a fish scales (spring scale) to weigh mine.

Maybe someone could invent a scale that sits under the bottle. You
tell the scale the full and empty weights and it warns you when you
are getting low and gives you a bar graph of the the amount of gas
left. Of course this would only work when stationary.

Maybe that's the route to my first million:)

--------------

Not wishing to do you out of your first million but, Truma market such a
device,
the Sonatic with a remote readout inside the van, there not cheap though &
they
only fit certain cylinders.

I have only ever fitted two of them some years ago, they don't seem that
popular.

Mark (W)

Waveney Technical Services
www.waveneymotorhomes.co.uk


Re: [MH-list] Those who "believe" as opposed to know

Hilary
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Darren" <daz@m...> wrote:>

That's not nice!
Iain has helped may people along the way. Yes he sometimes rubbed
people up the wrong way, but it's easily done :)

I thought that we were trying to steer away from such remarks.

Play nice.

Darren

I'll sit on the fence here and agree with you both. Iain appears to
be very knowledgable and he doesn't mind sharing that, which is a
very good thing and all to his credit, as helping one another is what
this list is about.

Plain speaking can often come across as plain rudeness, and in the
print medium, at least, when you have time to consider what you say
before you write it, that shouldn't arise. I think by and large we
do 'play nicely'!

Hilary


Re: [MH-list] Butane regulator pressure gauge

Motorhomer
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Duncan in Bideford"
<duncan@e...> wrote:
ap.

Otherwise, shake the bottle? :-)
Or weigh it:)

All bottles should have a full and empty weight stamped on them
somewhere. I use a fish scales (spring scale) to weigh mine.

Maybe someone could invent a scale that sits under the bottle. You
tell the scale the full and empty weights and it warns you when you
are getting low and gives you a bar graph of the the amount of gas
left. Of course this would only work when stationary.

Maybe that's the route to my first million:)

Darren


Re: [MH-list] Butane regulator pressure gauge

Hilary
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Duncan in Bideford"
<duncan@e...> wrote:
Some camping shops sell a little plastic plate which goes on the
outside of
the cylinder. It measures the difference on temperature above and
below the
liquefied gas level. This gadget has served my purpose for about
twenty
years. The only problem is that I sometimes leave it on the
cylinder when I
go for an exchange. Fortunately they are cheap.

Otherwise, shake the bottle? :-)

Duncan
SHAKE it???? I can't even ~lift~ it!!

Hilary


Re: Why buy GPS navigation?

bty248448
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Chris Martinson"
<chris_xx3@y...> wrote:
I have read all the technical debate about GPS, handhelds,
Bluetooth,
etc, etc and am very very tempted to buy. I love gadgets,
electronics
and computers. I see that I am urged to upgrade `this', add
on `that', `buy the best' so as to future-proof a
technology in
constant evolution. Then I think why spend £400 or so, have the
complication of carrying it around when I leave the van, have the
inevitable faults to deal with and have the distraction of the
voice
directions or the view of the map while I am driving. I get lost
sometimes but so what. There are road signs, maps and the
entertainment (sometimes) of asking directions in a foreign
language.
I have a fairly good sense of direction, unlike my wife. If I spent
a
lot of time driving around a major city in the van then, yes, it
must
be a wonderful thing to have but these are the places I geneally
avoid.So, I think it is really not for me and it would take a bit
of
the adventure out of new places although I can see the possible
value, as a back up, to gps itself when out fell walking.
Does anyone else feel the same or I am a lone Luddite.
Safe travelling!
Chris
I'm not sure you're a luddite (didn't they bust up machinery?) but
you are adventurous! For me, one of the greatest benefits of SatNav
is avoiding areas I don't want to be. Narrow roads in the motorhome
or less salubrious areas of some of our cities.
First of all I'm going to declare an interest because I'm talking
about something I sell.
For those who already have a laptop computer you should consider a PC
based package. Navigator gives you street level mapping for the whole
of Europe, all the UK full 7 character postcodes, visual and audible
directions, automatic recalc of the route if you leave the planned
route, map rotation in the direction of travel and a wealth of other
features. None of this is revolutionary but it is affordable. We sell
Navigator bundled with a GPS mouse at £110 for GB & Ireland and
£125
for Europe (including GB & Ireland). Software is updated free of
charge and the latest maps are available for a small fee.
I always start it before setting off even if I ignore it. Like most
people I can probably find my way to most areas and there are times
when I know a better route. But it's when I DON'T know where I'm
going that it is priceless. It really is fabulous having an A-Z of
every village, town and city available. Last year I had to go to
Maximillianstrasse in Munich. It took us unerringly from Venlo to the
door.

If anyone would like to see it I'm going to be exhibiting at Malvern
and Peterborough shows.

On another note, GPS isn't always the best idea for terrain as it
encourages straight line navigation. Not a great idea if you don't
know what's ahead of you! I remember one exercise a few years ago
when we were first issued with Trimble GPS. One group banged in the
target coordinates and away they went. Unfortunately the target was
just on the other side of a very deep and fast flowing river! Had a
very long walk to find somewhere to cross.
<SMUG MODE ON>We, on the other hand, used maps and compasses saw
immediately that we needed to cross the river and set off in a
completely different direction but arrived at the target a couple of
hours earlier.
<SMUG MODE OFF>

Regards
Doug
www.action-replay.co.uk


Re: [MH-list] Those who "believe" as opposed to know

Motorhomer
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, Brian Marsden
<brianmarsden@b...> wrote:

Mmmm--that reminds me, I haven't seen a posting from Ian for quite a
while.
Brian M
Then Mike wrote:
Think he's finally taken the hint.

That's not nice!
Iain has helped may people along the way. Yes he sometimes rubbed
people up the wrong way, but it's easily done :)

I thought that we were trying to steer away from such remarks.

Play nice.

Darren


Re: [MH-list] Talbot Express - radiator replacement

Simon Whitehead
 

Depending on the state of the rest of the radiator, it is often
possible to get the rad re-cored. This is usually MUCH cheaper than
buying a full replacement.
If you cannot do this then try to find a replacement from a third party
manufacturer. Companies like PartService often supply this sort of
thing.
Another possibility is to try Fiat or Citreon. Their equivalent vehicles were amazingly similar. Fiat parts are usually a lot cheaper
than Peugeot.


On 2 Apr 2004, at 09:01, Peter Moore wrote:

Coming back from the IoW the other day and two miles after leaving the
ferry warning light came on!

Looks like the radiator has had it. Anybody had experience of
replacing
one or any advice as to best place to have it done.

Living in Gloucester and the main agents want £250 +VAT for the
radiator alone!

cheers,

Pete
Simon Whitehead
s.whitehead@iee.org


Re: [MH-list] Those who "believe" as opposed to know

Pee Dee <pee.dee@...>
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Marsden > Mmmm--that reminds me, I haven't seen a posting from
Ian for quite a while.
Brian M
I actually miss Ian's posting, it made for lively discussion. I see he did
post once a few days ago. In actual fact much of what he printed was
correct, it was just the way it was said.

Pete D
www.wheelgotravelling.info


Re: [MH-list] Talbot Express - radiator replacement

Mike Pope <mike.pope@...>
 

It's not difficult to remove the radiator. Look at the front bumper and
grill and you'll see the fixings to remove. If the rad' is not too corroded
a rad specialist will be able to repair quite easily. Look in yellow pages.
Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Moore [mailto:popshome@blueyonder.co.uk]
Sent: 02 April 2004 09:01
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MH-list] Talbot Express - radiator replacement


Coming back from the IoW the other day and two miles after leaving the
ferry warning light came on!

Looks like the radiator has had it. Anybody had experience of replacing
one or any advice as to best place to have it done.

Living in Gloucester and the main agents want £250 +VAT for the radiator
alone!

cheers,

Pete



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Re: [MH-list] Those who "believe" as opposed to know

Mike Pope <mike.pope@...>
 

Think he's finally taken the hint.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Marsden [mailto:brianmarsden@blueyonder.co.uk]
Sent: 02 April 2004 06:20
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Those who "believe" as opposed to know


At 23:12 01/04/04 +0000, Alan wrote:
I've just seen this on another digest.

" A word of advice to those trying to rationally debate with those who
"believe" as opposed to know: don't. It's been tried many times before,
and those caught within an ideology will twist and turn any fact not
compatible with their belief. "
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Mmmm--that reminds me, I haven't seen a posting from Ian for quite a while.
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[MH-list] Butane regulator pressure gauge

Duncan in Bideford <duncan@...>
 

I am looking for a Butane gas cylinder regulator with pressure gauge
(indicator) for fitting to a 15 kg bottle, would anyone know where I
can buy one? all I can obtain is the basic regulator, the reason I
want one with a gauge is to have an idea when the bottle is running
low and needs replacing.

Thanks in advance,

Steve
Some camping shops sell a little plastic plate which goes on the outside of
the cylinder. It measures the difference on temperature above and below the
liquefied gas level. This gadget has served my purpose for about twenty
years. The only problem is that I sometimes leave it on the cylinder when I
go for an exchange. Fortunately they are cheap.

Otherwise, shake the bottle? :-)

Duncan


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
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Talbot Express - radiator replacement

Peter Moore <popshome@...>
 

Coming back from the IoW the other day and two miles after leaving the
ferry warning light came on!

Looks like the radiator has had it. Anybody had experience of replacing
one or any advice as to best place to have it done.

Living in Gloucester and the main agents want £250 +VAT for the radiator alone!

cheers,

Pete


Re: Half-term holiday

Steve Pyke
 

Andy wrote:
As it's the half term break for my wife next week, we think we may
go off somewhere for a few days. Does anyone know of any meets or
motorhome based activities that will be taking place over the coming
week?<<<

Don't know of any motorhome meets but it will be a busy weekend for getting
a pitch. We tried to book a C & CC site and they are fully booked for
service pitches over Easter. Managed to get a basic non electric pitch
eventually. Hope the weather gets drier or we will be putting our trackmats
and blocks to the test ;-)

We didn't even try any CC sites as they are usually booked months in
advance.

We stayed one night at Clumber Park C & CC site this week. Nice and sunny
(for one day at least) but had to put up with grass cutting and strimming
for about two hours and the site has only been open a week!! What is it with
wardens (sorry - site managers) and ride on mowers?

regards
Steve
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