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solar panels

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

Apologies for posting twice - gremlins (solar flares?) in Outlook Express!

Paul (re-inforcing his hatred of computers!)


solar panels

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

Hi Group

Was considering having a solar panel fitted to the van in the near future. Hymer UK are quoting £850 for a 60w unit but were vague about which maufacturers unit they proposed to fit - important as I read or heard somewhere that Siemanns were the only unit worth fitting. Is this true? I would be grateful to read any comments or experiences with and about solar panels in general, or if anyone can recommend a dealer/fitter in Scotland or the north of England.

TIA

Paul


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solar panels

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

Hi Group

Was thinking of getting a solar panel fitted to the van in the near future. Hymer UK quoting £800 for a 60w panel though were vague about the manufacturer of the unit. Read or heard somewhere that the Siemanns panels were the only ones worth having. Is this true? Further, can anyone recommend a dealer/fitter in Scotland or the north of England who would do the job? Would be grateful for any info, advice, or your experiences with these.

TIA

Paul


Re: [MH-list] Fiat fuel filler

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

Ralph said....."I'd say it was essential yes. Once the wheelarch was removed I was looking
up at the inside of the van, so it's necessary to keep it dry."

Just as I thought - on the phone come Tuesday! Thanks for the info.

Regards

Paul


Q!!Re: [MH-list] going wild in Scotland + possible ferry strike

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

Someone said......"Kinlochbervie .... although , watch out for this last one .. it's a seriously commercial fishing port & can be full of wild & crazy Russians of an evening ...don't send your women in there alone !!!"

Your havering and blethering man! KLB is the main north west coast port for the smaller inshore pelagic fishing fleet and as such is fairly quiet due to the difficult and narrow entrance to the harbour and the fact that the UK fishing fleet has been decimated to comply with EEC agreements. Lochinver is now hosting our friends of the European fishing fleets who are busy hoovering up all the fish off the Atlantic shelf. Ullapool used to (in the dim and distant past) play host to the Eastern European klondyker factory ships which bought and purchased large quantities of mackerel - quantities which could not be sustained, so they too, like the mackerel, have long since disappeared.
You are right though, in that there are at the moment many places to wild camp up here in the North. Make the most of it!
The CalMac ferry strike is still a possibility although just a threat at the moment - all parties are still talking!

Paul - who lives up here!


Re: [MH-list] Re: Fiat or Ford

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

David said ......"The problem was a faulty potentiometer"

Thanks David - noted for future reference!


Re: [MH-list] Fiat fuel filler

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

Ralph said......"I wrote recently about the trouble I've had with the fuel filler on my Fiat
based Hymer B564. Just to follow up, I found that the rubber hose between the body filler
"hole" and the tank pipe was crushed and perished .
Getting to it was no easy job as it entails removing the plastic wheel arch
which is heavily sealed with some sort of mastic but once there it was
relatively easy to repair. Just been down and filled the tank and it didn't
hiccup once."

That was the same with mine Ralph. Was the mastic sealing utterly essential in your opinion? The reason I'm asking is that the repair on mine was effected by the Fiat agent and not Hymer and I suspect that the Fiat man would not be too bothered to replace the mastic! Why have I suddenly got that sinking feeling again?

Paul


Re: [MH-list] Re: Fiat or Ford

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

David said......."The problem with the intermittent power loss took 9 visits over a
period of 5 months before it was finally put to rest."

and what did the problem turn out to be David?


Re: [MH-list] Holiday Info

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

Clive said ........"Has anybody been to the area bounded by Dumfries/Stranraer/Kilmarnock ?"


Hi Clive

The Ayrshire coast is very nice and the CCC camping site and the NT country park at Culzean Castle is a favourite. Worth a trip!
Midges are at their worst in July and August but are not so bad down on the coast. Good luck

Paul

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