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Re: [MH-list] Re: Portable tv . . . . 12 v

Buff Eagle <buff@...>
 

Thanks Darren.
I think Hilary has convinced me that if we do get one then a 5 inch screen
might be the most sensible option.

Thanks Guys :0)

That's the one!
Darren
(This is all the fault of Dave Burleigh for giving us URLs for equipment. .
. and one thing led to another!!)


Re: Portable tv . . . . 12 v

Hilary
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Buff Eagle" <buff@b...> wrote:

http://members.tripod.com/outdoor.camping/tv_&_video.htm


Just browsing, as one does, and came across a pocket sized tv.
When we are
away our daughter that lives with us kindly records a few key
programmes for
us, and we never seem to have time to watch them. Do any of you
have
experience of tiny televisions ('my newt' ones :0) !!!!)
GROAN.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and if so, to what
extent is it possible to get a picture. If anyone can recommend a
particular make or model, I would be grateful. When at home with
access to
a proper aerial, can you plug it in and get a better picture?

Am I right that you don't need a license for a black and white tv
these
days?

Buff :0)

I have a Casio portable hand-held TV - unfortunately not with us so I
can't tell you the model number. I bought it for my mother whose
sight deteriorated in her last weeks to the point where she couldn't
see very clearly at all, and she found it useful. I used it for a
long time in the van before we bought the Thomson TV and had no
problems with it at all; the reception was good if you twiddled a bit
with the aerial, and the quality of the picture wasn't bad.

However....these things ~are~ 'hand-held', and therefore it makes it
difficult for more than one person to use it - unless you are sitting
straight in front of the screen the picture isn't very well defined -
it goes almost into a negative picture (like a photo neg). When
Himself came with me and we ~both~ wanted to watch the same programme
we had to cuddle up very close indeed!! ;-))

The sound - as in most small devices - is tinny, and I used it only
to watch the programmes I really would have missed if I hadn't seen
them, so to speak! You can use an earphone with them.

Pluses? You can run it of the 12v socket for aaaaages with minimal
drain on the battery. Minuses - apart from the above - use normal
batteries and it will cost you a fortune....


A black and white tv licence is £38.50.

HTH

Hilary


[MH-list] Re: Portable tv . . . . 12 v

Darren <daz@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Buff Eagle" <buff@b...> wrote:
Thanks for all that Darren :0)

Do you think that this is the sort of thing you have now?

http://www.roadstar.com/uk/lcd5005sil_det.htm

Buff :0)
That's the one! We got ours from a Thompson shop in Worcester.
Thompson sell factory reconditioned goods at sensible prices. The odd
cosmetic blemish now and then but the products tend to be fine.

We also bought (From Safeway) a portable DVD player with built in
screen for 249 quid. Very similar styling to the Tv and we can even
plug the DVD player into the TV, giving us two screens.... My 2 year
old son loves it.... He can now watch Thomas and Bob the builder
anywhere.... Great for keeping him quiet now and then :)


Darren


Re: [MH-list] Re: Portable tv . . . . 12 v

Buff Eagle <buff@...>
 

Thanks for all that Darren :0)

Do you think that this is the sort of thing you have now?

http://www.roadstar.com/uk/lcd5005sil_det.htm

Buff :0)

We now have an LCD screen TV, cost was about 150 quid and it has a
nice 5" screen. Quality is great and the viewing angle is much
better.
> Darren


Re: Portable tv . . . . 12 v

Darren <daz@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Buff Eagle" <buff@b...> wrote:

http://members.tripod.com/outdoor.camping/tv_&_video.htm
Do any of you have
experience of tiny televisions ('my newt' ones :0) !!!!) and if so,
to >what
extent is it possible to get a picture.
We have had a couple of pocket TVs over the years. Those 2 inch screen
jobs. Both were made by Casio (I think) They had colour screens and
were quite good in all but very strong sunlight (so we never had a
problem with that). The tuning was by auto tune as soon as you turned
the set on. I could also plug in an external antenna if I needed.

On the small telescopic antena we had few problems with getting a
usable signal, but we could see the Sutton Colfield TV mast from our
house (though it was the other side of the city.) We used to take
theses TVs to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix and we never had
problems there either... But then again, Silverstone broadcast it's
own TV channel for the weekend....

The only real problem was trying to read text and captions, and
weather forecasts were a little difficult to follow.

I found that we could even watch films on them. After a while you seem
to adjust to such a small screen.

We now have an LCD screen TV, cost was about 150 quid and it has a
nice 5" screen. Quality is great and the viewing angle is much
better.
Before this LCD TV we used a Radio cassette CD TV thing... It was only
a B+W screen but it worked really well... Only problem was it was too
big to store in our Dandy.

Darren


Is EBAY cheaper????

Martin Villar <MARTIN@...>
 

Thanks a lot to Buff Eagle and Dave for their helpful advice re GPS.
I bought infomap plus Haicom HI203(for the laptop) from Spotlight Global Positioning Systems(thanks Buff for the review) for just under 99.00 , but before I did I went on EBAY and found exactly the same new system from a seller, I bid until the bidding went to over 100.00 then ordered from Spotlight. The bidding went to 111.00 also the postage was 5.50 compared to Spotlight at 2.95.
So OK I only saved 14.60 but you would expect auctions to be cheaper.

On a separate note and I realise nothing to do with Motorhoming, I was wndering if there were any computer buffs out there that could help me.
I have a business website for my driving school that was built for me by a grateful pupil. I have the ftp codes for it and successfully updated it from time to time using Terrapin but it was time limited so went onto WS_FTP PRO and smart FTP but found that with neither programme could I establish a connection with the site to upload or update files.
I have Dreamweaver 4 and have been told there is a powerful FTP software programme in it but for the life of me I cannot find it.
Any help would be appreciated, but to leave this site free please reply to martin@drivingcentre.freeserve.co.uk
Thanks Martin



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Portable tv . . . . 12 v

Buff Eagle <buff@...>
 

http://members.tripod.com/outdoor.camping/tv_&_video.htm


Just browsing, as one does, and came across a pocket sized tv. When we are
away our daughter that lives with us kindly records a few key programmes for
us, and we never seem to have time to watch them. Do any of you have
experience of tiny televisions ('my newt' ones :0) !!!!) and if so, to what
extent is it possible to get a picture. If anyone can recommend a
particular make or model, I would be grateful. When at home with access to
a proper aerial, can you plug it in and get a better picture?

Am I right that you don't need a license for a black and white tv these
days?

Buff :0)


Re: [MH-list] Water Pump Filter

Andy Clarke <andy@...>
 

On Sun, 1 Jun 2003 12:09:14 EDT, In22gram@aol.com wrote:

I have a 'SHURflo pump on my van.
I have just read in a 'motor caravan' book that this pump has a filter and
that it should be replaced each season. It shows a photo' of the pump and
filter, *but it does not tell you how to remove the filter from the pump*. What is
the point of that???????
I didn't buy the book; borrowed from the library, otherwise I'd be really
mad!!!!!!!

Anyway the question, obviously, is, how do I remove the filter: does it just
unscrew?
Access and the view of the pump is very restricted on my van: it's a case of
fumbling blindly......
Assuming that you are referring to the external filter, the 'standard'
ShurFlo filter is in two halves, one half is screwed on to the pump
inlet, the other half has the water pipe from the tank attached to it.
The two halves are held together in 'bayonet' fashion, to separate them,
hold the part that's attached to the pump and twist the other half about
1/8th of a turn anticlockwise, then just pull apart. There is a piece of
stainless steel mesh inside, it can be washed, no need to replace the
whole filter.

There is a much older type of filter that was used up to around 10 years
ago I think. If you have one of those it's held together by four thin
screws & nuts
--
Andy Clarke - Motorhome List Owner

Motorhome Living - a discussion forum for long term motorhome living
http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/motorhome-living/

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


Re: [MH-list] Aires de Service

Andy Clarke <andy@...>
 

On Sun, 1 Jun 2003 11:06:37 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time), Don Madge wrote:



The following article was posted on the MMM Forum by Derek Uzzell

a very experienced motorcaravanner. Remember it's a personal view.

As we have now topped the 1000 member mark I thought the article

will be a big help to those just starting out.
Very useful info Don.

If you have Derek's contact details could you ask him for permission to
include his article in the Motorhome List FAQ files?

--
Andy Clarke - Motorhome List Owner

Motorhome Living - a discussion forum for long term motorhome living
http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/motorhome-living/

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


Re: [MH-list] Curly wurly hosepipes

Buff Eagle <buff@...>
 

c) and then there's the (I think) more modern 'curly-wurly' hoses that
would seem to
combine ease of use with ease of storage.
> Has anyone here got one?

We came across this type of curly hose at a C&CC site . . . it was just a
bundle of curled up hose which was plonked on top of the standpipe/tap . . .
. it didn't occur to me that perhaps it would take up less room than a
coiled food standard blue hose in a stuff bag, but perhaps it would. Hugh
unravelled it easily enough, and it then just sprang back into the
bundle/coiled shape.

I am sure there are technical terms for what I have just described, but I
can't think what!

Buff :0)


Re: [MH-list] Re: Portable tv . . . . 12 v

nhrluk
 

In a message dated 01/06/03 21:55:06 GMT Daylight Time, musicalj2@yahoo.co.uk
writes:


A black and white tv licence is £38.50.

HTH

Hilary
But you can use a portable TV in your caravan or camper etc. on your home tv
licence.
The exact rules can be found on the licencing authority website. can't
remember its address though......

Nigel


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Re: [MH-list] Water Pump Filter

nhrluk
 

Thanks Andy......just the sort of detail one would expect to find in a book
about motorcaravans......:-)

I guess it's the later type. It is clear plastic and looks a bit like a
'mushroom' shape as far as I can see, torch and mirror job tomorrow.......

Nigel

In a message dated 01/06/03 19:32:46 GMT Daylight Time,
andy@bm-services.co.uk writes:
Assuming that you are referring to the external filter, the 'standard'
ShurFlo filter is in two halves, <snip>................There is a piece of
stainless steel mesh inside, it can be washed, no need to replace the
whole filter.

There is a much older type of filter that was used up to around 10 years
ago I think. If you have one of those it's held together by four thin
screws & nuts


Curly wurly hosepipes

Steve Wilson <steve@...>
 

I suppose every hosepipe ever manufactured might fall into one of three categories.

a) there's your everyday garden-variety (arf arf) hose which is cheap to buy, yet kinks
easily and folds ... erm ... eventually.
b) there's the flat ribbon-like stuff that winds onto a reel (slowly) but can be stored in
very little space.
c) and then there's the (I think) more modern 'curly-wurly' hoses that would seem to
combine ease of use with ease of storage.

Trouble is, I don't know anybody who has used such a hose. And it's perhaps significant
that it's the solely the 'bargain-basement' type shops that stock this stuff. At least in my
area.

Has anyone here got one? One concern I have is that the hose might be so tightly
coiled, the user might struggle to use the thing at any useful extended length. Rather
like some of those coiled bicycle lock cables.

Regards,
-Steve Wilson


Fiamma Bike Rack

Frank Todd <frank.todd@...>
 

Hi
Does anyone know which model of Fiamma bike rack will fit an Eribacar
520?
TIA

Frank


[MH-list] Re: Stephen Buckley

Nick
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Dick Lane Garage"
<motorhomes@d...> wrote:

Hello everybody
I'm pleased to say that I am over the worst (ophthalmic
shingles) now and on the road to recovery. I'm told there should
be no
permanent damage to my sight or my hearing, so that's a great
relief because I actually lost my sight in one eye for several
hours.
Not a pleasant experience! Still on pain killers but back at work
for a few hours a day.
Regards

Stephen - Dick Lane Motorhomes
Leeds - Bradford
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Pleased to hear that you are recovering well Stephen, welcome
back on board.
Nick.



Re: [MH-list] Gas storage tanks

tonyishuk <nonny_mouse@...>
 

Tony
Are you thinking of an LPG tank (cost about £500) usually bolted or
fixed to
the chassis
or such like or a refillable LPG bottle (cost about £220) that can
===============

Thanks for the reply,

This weekends job was to investigate if I could could fit a 13kg and
6 kg propane, in the gas locker. ( was 2 X 6 kg bottles)

Pleased to say that I can, so I can now get cheaper refills whilst
thinking on other options. Tight fit through the door, but I can get
both in .

Tony Ish UK


Re: [MH-list] Fiat Waring Lights Update

tonyishuk <nonny_mouse@...>
 

WIWorth, you may recall that this throttle problem seems a fairly
frequent problem, ( see previous threads) Despite having my throttle
replaced, it still has the problem occasionally reoccuring, allways
at the most inconvient time, but nothing repeatable.

I have written to Fiat about this reoccurring throttle problem and
waiting for a full reply. I did say in my letter that this does seem
to be well documented problem in Motor c/vanning circles and that a
number of prospective purchasers had changed their allegences to a
Mercedes base vehicle.

I wait for their reply with interest ! ( and will post it if it ever
arrives)


Re: [MH-list] Fiat Waring Lights Update

Dick Lane Garage
 

----- Original Message -----
From: gerald_r_simpson
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 3:16 PM
Subject: [MH-list] Fiat Waring Lights Update


Just to let you know, they fixed my engine cutting out and funny
warning light comming on.

Throttle rheostat, (Well done Dick Lane, correct diagnosis) fixed it.

At the same time they fixed a speedo failure (gearbox out!) and all
under the Fiat warrenty. Not bad on a 27 month old grey import.

Well Done Fiat.




Glad to hear that it's been fixed for you, Gerald - and under warranty too. That's exactly why I wanted you to persevere with
Fiat instead of taking you up on your suggestion that you let us fix it for you. We would have been happy to do so of course, and
if it hadn't have worked out with Fiat we would have had a look at it for you. As it is I'm glad it's all worked out OK for you
without our help.

Interestingly enough I thought about you a week or two ago when I collected a brand new Hymer from the factory. It ran as smooth
as silk until reaching the UK when it 'threw a fit' half way up the M1. It started with a mild loss of response that escalated into
a big loss of power, resulting in 10 mph on the hard shoulder for 5 minutes. We actually stopped the engine and restarted it
several times, thinking that this might re-set the 'chip' - and although I can't actually say that it did the trick, after a few
minutes we eventually did get full power restored, with an occasional misfire that lasted for another twenty minutes. The rest of
the journey was as 'smooth as silk' again and the loss of power has so far not recurred, despite the fact that it has since been
delivered 300 miles to the new owner in Dorset. The symptoms are exactly what you would expect from a blocked fuel supply (dirt or
water in the diesel) and in fact my twin brother (who is an airline pilot and not in the motorhome business) was all for
investigating the fuel filter. He was convinced that we had picked up some dirty fuel in France. As I knew exactly what the problem
was I restrained him, of course, but only when we appeared to have the power magically restored did he really believe my diagnosis
of a faulty throttle pedal rheostat! He should have known better as he flies the latest glass cockpit 'fly by wire' aircraft with
controls that work with exactly the same principle.

Regards

Stephen Buckley (MD) Dick Lane Motorhomes
Leeds - Bradford
Hymer Personal Import Agent - save 's on UK prices
Lunar Motorhome Distributor












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Awnings

ajb901 <ajb901@...>
 

Just bought a Talbot Highlander 1991 - I am exploring the possibility
of a rear awning. Any tips or suggestions?

Andy


Re: [MH-list] Re: Stephen Buckley

Dick Lane Garage
 

Hello everybody
I'm pleased to say that I am over the worst (ophthalmic shingles) now and on the road to recovery. I'm told there should be no
permanent damage to my sight or my hearing, so that's a great relief because I actually lost my sight in one eye for several hours.
Not a pleasant experience! Still on pain killers but back at work for a few hours a day.

I would like to thank everyone who sent me their 'get well' wishes, whether by e-mail, SMS text message, or by phone and by
snail-mail, and in particular

Nigel
Mark
Hilary
Ernie Bull
Vin Rigby
David McMillan (I've got some Hymer bits for you, David)
Alan
Ray Hankey and Julie
Marty
Trevor Mace
Mick Estridge
Stuart (still retired)
Stewart and Julie
Paul
Capt David Magee

and others.

I am deeply touched by your concern for my well being.

Now I see I have several hundred posts to read and catch up on!

If anyone out there is still waiting for a reply from me about anything, please send me a reminder as otherwise it may take me a
day or two to realise.

Thanks again, everyone.

Regards

Stephen - Dick Lane Motorhomes
Leeds - Bradford

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