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Re: [MH-list] CC site advance bookings

Mike Shepherd <mike.shepherd1@...>
 

In the season when the kids are off it is impossible. In the winter when
all the grass pitches are waterlogged it is impossible. I used to book
always when I had a Caravan, but with a motorhome it is the freedom to
just go. Fortunately retirement means we spend all holidays and half
terms at home, and go when its not so busy. But clearly if the
indications for growth in Caravan and Motorhome use are right, what the
clubs need to do is start restricting sites to members only, and BUILD
SOME MORE.

Mike


[MH-list] Re:Hinges on door(Now WD 40)

Motorhomer
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Boris" <boris_ford204@h...> wrote:

but whatever happens to the thin red tubes to get into the awkward
places,
they are with the can when you buy it,
you use it once, then they disappear - FOREVER!
Elastic bands Boris. Put one around the tin to keep the straw safe.
Not a cheap weak one either, make it a good un.
The clip on the lid is useless. Put a band on the tin and you'll keep
the straw for years.... You might even get to the end of the tin :)

Darren


Re: CC site advance bookings

Motorhomer
 

We're off to the Elvaston Castle site in Mid July for a radio rally.
For the last 4 years this site has been fully booked when I tried to
book a pitch.

Every year I tried earlier and earlier. This year I was successful. I
booked the site as soon as the early booking office opened.

Whilst I was on the phone I booked a few other sites as well :)

It was the only way to get on the sites I wanted, when I wanted.

At least if they are booked up that early in advance it's members on
site. I hate trying a site to be told that they are full and then when
asking how many non members are on site I'm told that 40% or more are
non members. I then wonder why I joined the clubs.

CLs/ CSs are normally pretty good. Basic facilities but they tend to
usually have space.

Both clubs have the early booking facility and I now know why :)

Darren


Re: [MH-list] Water Tank - Level Warning

Bob Ward <WardR2@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, Chrislyn2602@a... wrote:
In a message dated 28/04/2004 12:01:33 GMT Standard Time,
PB2000@i...
writes:
There was a stand at Peterborouigh that had the stuff (quilted ) on
a roll -
presumably so you could buy - I'll see if I can dig out the show
plan and
work out what the stand was - if anyone else remembers what it was
called it was
very near to the entertainment hall entrance -
Lynne in Carlisle
Paul/Lynne,
I have checked the layout at Peterborough Show and the "Taylormade"
stand (No. 112) was just in front of the entertainment building. This
was probably the one selling the silver screen material.
www.taylormade-window-covers.co.uk
tel. 01484 661918
fax. 01484 661918

Hope this helps,

Bob


CC site advance bookings

DABurleigh <daburleigh@...>
 

Just a moan to make me feel better.

I think the CC is incompatible with those who fancy something a little more
sociable than a CL but who cannot, usually for work reasons, anticipate
sufficiently far in advance the precise days they will want to stay where.

I tried to book up Rookesbury Park for a week in a month's time. I've got a
couple of days working nearby, and rather than fight rush hour traffic there
and back on separate occasions, I thought I'd use it as a base and take days
off in between and either side of the work days.

Nope, can't do. Fully booked. OK, the period spans before, through and after
a bank holiday. But it's not this coming one, rather the one after that.

That's that spontaneous idea up in smoke. Clearly planning a month ahead is
insufficient.

Some friends are away on a CC site in their motorhome this bank holiday. I
asked them when they booked it. They answered "the first day of the season
the site was open".

I have a sense of deja vue from when golf was my passion a few years back.
In order to get a game at the weekend (had to work during the week) you had
to book up a foursome weeks in advance and turn up whatever the weather or
you received a snotty letter from the secretary. A bit incompatible with
what I wanted to do, which was wake up on a Saturday morning after a tiring
week, throw open the curtains and comment that it was a lovely day for a
round of golf. So I gave it up.

Escaping the country has similar constraints. Trying to obtain suitable
ferry crossings at a less than extortionate price to suit the time you can
get off, when you know what it is, is a nightmare. So last year we flew out
to a hotel, only to hear that the hotel was already fully booked for the
same month a year hence. Things are getting a bit crazy!

I wonder if motorhoming amongst those of working age is increasing or
decreasing in this country. It strikes me you need to be retired for the
freedom to plan sufficiently in advance.

Dave


Re: [MH-list] Water Tank - Level Warning

Andy Clarke <andy@...>
 

On Wed, 28 Apr 2004 12:00:44 +0100, KaraPaul wrote:

Hi Folks
On my control panel, the red light indicating PRIMARY WATER TANK < 1/4
is permanently lit even when the tank is full.
I have "felt around" ! inside the tank and I can feel 2 small nuts and
bolts about an inch apart at the point where 2 wires attach to the outside
of the tank - approx. 1/4 distance up from the bottom. This must be the
sender unit location. Does anyone know how these sender units function ?
Is it some kind of resistance detection (depending on whether or not the
water covers the terminals) or is it usually a kind of float system (which
on mine has possibly been removed)? .... if so, where can I get a
replacement?
It's probably resistive, the circuit is broken when the level drops
leaving the top contact above the water level. I would suspect that there
is a break in the wiring somewhere - failing that, there could be a
fault in the electronics that control the warning light.


Also, many thanks to all who replied to my posting a couple of weeks ago
RE: Silver Screen Material (which I have still not been able to source).
CAK list the material for internal screens in their catalogue:

Part No: BX5L15, 1.5m wide, 23.43 per metre.

They also do the edging tape and suction cups.

Contact phone: 0870 757 2324


--
Andy Clarke - Motorhome List Owner

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


Re: [MH-list] Water Tank - Level Warning

KaraPaul <PB2000@...>
 

Also, many thanks to all who replied to my posting a couple of weeks ago
RE: Silver Screen Material (which I have still not been able to source).
There was a stand at Peterborouigh that had the stuff (quilted ) on a roll
-
presumably so you could buy - I'll see if I can dig out the show plan and
work out what the stand was - if anyone else remembers what it was called
it was
very near to the entertainment hall entrance -
Lynne in Carlisle
Thanks Lynne - yes, the thin quilted silver screen blind material is exactly
what I need (just a piece approx. 2'6" x 5'). Good luck with your search.
Cheers Paul (on the Wirral)


Re: [MH-list] Silver screen material - sourcing.....

Itineris2000@...
 

Ive seen the silver screen material on rolls in Wikes Building Supplies.
Maybe B & Q and Homebase are worth a try also.


Re: [MH-list] Re:Hinges on door(Now WD 40)

Boris <boris_ford204@...>
 

Ever wondered what WD40 can do?

try here
http://www.twbc.org/wd40.htm


but whatever happens to the thin red tubes to get into the awkward places,
they are with the can when you buy it,
you use it once, then they disappear - FOREVER!

Boris


Re: [MH-list] White spirit on GRP?/ Glass cleaner

peter walker <peter@...>
 

hi I think it's white spirit that bloke in sutton coldfield use to damage
the paint of all those car's
Pete

----- Original Message -----
From: "Voxy" <voxol51@yahoo.co.uk>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 11:45 PM
Subject: [MH-list] White spirit on GRP?/ Glass cleaner



In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Rich" <rich@r...> wrote:
Does anyone know if white spirit has an adverse effect on GRP? I've
been told it removes black marks, and removes traffic film.
---------------
I recently tried some glass cleaner spray on black streaks, and they
wiped off instantly, including the greasy ones around the fridge
vents, but I wonder if its taking my coat of 'Mer' off as well.
Voxy.




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Re: [MH-list] Re: French Trip

peter walker <peter@...>
 

hi. their's a camping municple at rochelle and voxy's right about that
ferry, worth going on it just for the experince.also their's dune du pila
(think that';s spelt wrong)that's if your fit enough
pete

----- Original Message -----
From: "Voxy" <voxol51@yahoo.co.uk>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 3:45 AM
Subject: [MH-list] Re: French Trip


--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "garwatts" <garry@w...> wrote:
Hi
We are off in mid May for a trip to France and plan to visit La
Rochelle, Bordeaux and hopefully just over the border into Spain. Any
advice on sights,places of interest,routes, aires, camp sites.
---------
Depending which way you are going, St Louvier (or just Louvier) just
south of Rouen is a sleepy picturesque town. The tourist office has a
free leaflet for a walking tour of the town- an hour's dawdle.

The whole of the island of Ile de Re near La Rochelle is a protected
nature haven. The WW2 submarine pens at La Rochelle.

Heading south, the Royan Ferry is an experience in its self; side
loading, and if you are too long, they just leave you overhanging the
side!! Quite cheap to cross, and easiest route to Bordeaux.
On arrival at the southern side of the ferry crossing from Royan,
don't try and walk the length of the beach......because its a few
hundred miles long, all the way to Spain! There are dozens of quiet,
out of the way parking places down to Bordeaux.

We haven't been yet, but we have been told not to miss any oportunity
to visit Andorra on the French/Spanish border. Besides the scenery,
fuel is half the price of anywhere else.
Well, theres a start for you, have a good trip,
Voxy.




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Re: [MH-list] CC site advance bookings

nhrluk
 

daburleigh@ntlworld.com writes:

That's that spontaneous idea up in smoke. Clearly planning a month ahead is
insufficient.
I feel the same: I don't want to book anything; just up and go. However, on
the 'World Tour of England' last year we didn't book anything but had no
trouble getting in sites ( CC and C&CC sites and CL / CSs ). This was often because
of cancellations or no-shows. I have even found that a site who said they had
no vacancies when we telephoned them, were quite happy to give us a pitch
when we turned up a couple of hours later and asked them personally ( they didn't
know we were us...........)

Just go, turn up, and ask.

Nigel L


Re thetford toilet de-scaling

deegod757
 

Hi the latest CC mag just arrived in which thetford have an ad for
thier own brand of tank cleaner descaler the use of which will
guarantee "many years of pleasure from my thetford toilet" ! wow - I
cant wait to try that! rgds deegod


Silver screen material - sourcing.....

Chrislyn2602@...
 

In a message dated 28/04/2004 12:01:33 GMT Standard Time, PB2000@ic24.net
writes:

Also, many thanks to all who replied to my posting a couple of weeks ago
RE: Silver Screen Material (which I have still not
Back again after having gone through the layout for the Peterborough show -
the stand I am thinking of faced onto the "entertainment building" and was
selling made up covers etc... but at the end of their counter was a roll of the
quilted silver screen - which looked as though it was ready for diy... I could
be wrong...From the layout plan I think this is the
company....Taylormade....they have a web site www.taylormade-window-covers.co.uk they seem to do them
to order, but there is a "contact"..... might be of some use to you.

Hope they can help.
Lynne


Re: [MH-list] Water Tank - Level Warning

Simon Whitehead
 

It sounds like you have the resistive type of sensor. It is quite possible that the wire has "dropped off" somewhere. On my old MH it was the earth wire that had parted.
trace both wires to their ends and that could be the cause.
It is also possible that the electronic part has failed but that is less likely as the sort of basic electronic device is normally very reliable.

Simon Whitehead

On 28 Apr 2004, at 12:00, KaraPaul wrote:

Hi Folks
On my control panel, the red light indicating PRIMARY WATER TANK < 1/4
is permanently lit even when the tank is full.
I have "felt around" ! inside the tank and I can feel 2 small nuts and
bolts about an inch apart at the point where 2 wires attach to the outside
of the tank - approx. 1/4 distance up from the bottom. This must be the
sender unit location. Does anyone know how these sender units function ?
Is it some kind of resistance detection (depending on whether or not the
water covers the terminals) or is it usually a kind of float system (which
on mine has possibly been removed)? .... if so, where can I get a
replacement?
Although this is not an essential item, it is niggling me so if anyone has
any idea of what I am waffling about, I would appreciate advice to help me
to get it working correctly.

Also, many thanks to all who replied to my posting a couple of weeks ago
RE: Silver Screen Material (which I have still not been able to source).

Cheers
Paul
LHD 98R Weinsberg Toskana 100 - 2.5Tdi



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Water Tank - Level Warning

KaraPaul <PB2000@...>
 

Hi Folks
On my control panel, the red light indicating PRIMARY WATER TANK < 1/4
is permanently lit even when the tank is full.
I have "felt around" ! inside the tank and I can feel 2 small nuts and
bolts about an inch apart at the point where 2 wires attach to the outside
of the tank - approx. 1/4 distance up from the bottom. This must be the
sender unit location. Does anyone know how these sender units function ?
Is it some kind of resistance detection (depending on whether or not the
water covers the terminals) or is it usually a kind of float system (which
on mine has possibly been removed)? .... if so, where can I get a
replacement?
Although this is not an essential item, it is niggling me so if anyone has
any idea of what I am waffling about, I would appreciate advice to help me
to get it working correctly.

Also, many thanks to all who replied to my posting a couple of weeks ago
RE: Silver Screen Material (which I have still not been able to source).

Cheers
Paul
LHD 98R Weinsberg Toskana 100 - 2.5Tdi


Re: [MH-list] Tom Tom Question

Pee Dee <pee.dee@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Goodman" <john@goodmans.eclipse.co.uk>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 10:35 PM
Subject: [MH-list] Tom Tom Question


In TT2 what is the supposed function of the gps log??

I was hoping it would be an easy way of recording
coordinates - but apparantly not.

--
John Goodman
John,
Thought it was where you could record info about a position but as I have
not used it, I am not hundred percent certain.

Just upgraded mine to version 3.01 and brought version 3 Euro maps. The help
screens state the log function can be used quote 'Whilst navigating you can
record your itinerary. Use the VCR type controls to record and play back
your itinerary.' unquote.



The ability to create way points or an itinerary on version 3 looks good and
for me it is going to prove a very good improvement.

Pete D
www.wheelgotravelling.info


Re: French Trip

Hilary
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "garwatts" <garry@w...> wrote:
Hi

We are off in mid May for a trip to France and plan to visit La
Rochelle, Bordeaux and hopefully just over the border into Spain.
Any advice on sights,places of interest,routes, aires, camp sites
etc
will be most welcome. Especially Spain as we haven't ventured that
far before....

TIA

Garry

Hi Garry,

We received a book in the DK 'Eyewitness Travel Guide' series on
France for Christmas. It's a beautifully illustrated book, and gives
a fully comprehensive breakdown of the sights to see in all the areas
of France, along with items on local customs and cuisine.

Having been given some book tokens by my last place of employment, I
bought another book in the same series; 'Europe'. Now, as they do
books about (eg) France, and then Paris, it stands to reason that you
only get a taster of the full-sized book - and the country you want
to look at. If there is a country you particularly like to visit,
it's worth getting the more in-depth book perhaps later on, but as a
general and easily carried guide this one isn't too bad. The only
thing is, it carries no information about campsites and aires...

We've never been to Spain, either, and I hope to persuade Himself
that it might be worth the effort, so I look forward to hearing how
you got on!

Hilary


aires french pushpins to find

Stan Wood <stan@...>
 

Hi
click on address
http://www.campingcar-infos.com/index1.htm
click on
Cliquez to entrer

On the left handside list
Cick on rechercher une aire.

Scroll down to bottom of this page.

Tlchargez
lintgralit des aires de Campingcar-Infos
au format infoclics Autoroute Express 2000 ou 2002
Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus... (CLICK THIS SHORTCUT)

Your now there, select 2000 or 2002 download to desktop
when done, click on icon and it opens in A/R
Stan


Re: [MH-list] Camper Tyres

Myrddin <myrddin@...>
 

Hi

Camping tyres offer more resistance to weathering



Myrddin

www.penllergaer-village.co.uk <http://www.penllergaer-village.co.uk/>

www.gowertonian-society.co.uk <http://www.gowertonian-society.co.uk/>

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy T [mailto:andy@westmidland-internet.co.uk]
Sent: 28 April 2004 09:37
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Camper Tyres



On Tue, 27 Apr 2004 13:06:57 +0100, you wrote:

We have tried to obtain new Michelin camping tyres and have been informed
that it could be six weeks to six months before there are any available in
the U.K. We have been offered Firestone equivalent for our weight of
vehicle (Lunar Roadstar). We would appreciate any advice.
Arnold and Brenda
what size are they?/

I had fitted a michelin agilis 185/75 14 yesterday for 58 quid inc VAT
fitted and balanced. The same tyre was £54.20 via the net inc postage
and VAT but obviously not fitting!

What difference is a "camping tyre" ??
Regards Andy T






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