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EURO VALUE

Buff Eagle <buff@...>
 

I'm planning to purchase M/H in September. Cash to spare? 12/14000.
I know . . . . Hilary can raise the price of her camper van and then you
can buy hers! :0))))))))

Buff :0)


Re: Length of mains hookup lead?

alan <alanjbassett@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Steve Wilson" <steve@s...>
wrote:
Just been out and bought myself some CEE plugs and 15m of 1.5
12amp 'arctic' cable.
My original thought was to simply make one l-o-n-g lead, thinking
that would cover me
for 99% of all cases. However, after coiling this cable for the
first time (no very easy
task), the thought struck me that it may be better to have two
shorter leads. Mostly I
would use one; this would be just long enough to reach the hookup
points on most
campsites. The other lead would only emerge when I needed it, and
would serve as an
extension - the plugs fitting together.

SO

lacking experience in such matters, I ask:-

* on camping sites, what is the average distance between mains
hookup and pitch, and
* what is the longest such distance you feel you have to cater for?

Also (two bonus questions :-)
* what is the commonest type of socket found on UK sites, and
* ditto European sites?

Regards,
-Steve Wilson
steve, most hook up leads are 2.5mm2 not 1.5mm2, most uk ehu are 15a
so bigger cable safer bet. most ehu leads come in 25m lengths which
are ok for most sites. most uk sites use universal blue 3 pin
connectors as do a lot of french sites
hope this helps
bertie


Length of mains hookup lead?

Steve Wilson <steve@...>
 

Just been out and bought myself some CEE plugs and 15m of 1.5 12amp 'arctic' cable.
My original thought was to simply make one l-o-n-g lead, thinking that would cover me
for 99% of all cases. However, after coiling this cable for the first time (no very easy
task), the thought struck me that it may be better to have two shorter leads. Mostly I
would use one; this would be just long enough to reach the hookup points on most
campsites. The other lead would only emerge when I needed it, and would serve as an
extension - the plugs fitting together.

SO

lacking experience in such matters, I ask:-

* on camping sites, what is the average distance between mains hookup and pitch, and
* what is the longest such distance you feel you have to cater for?

Also (two bonus questions :-)
* what is the commonest type of socket found on UK sites, and
* ditto European sites?

Regards,
-Steve Wilson


Re. Site Wardens

Richard Evans <richard@...>
 

Paul Phipps wrote:
With hindsight, I know now that I should have tried putting in a word
but I was a little late in picking up on what was happening - the warden
gleefully explained all to me when she'd finished sending her victim
packing!
Over the piece bad experiences are the exception and not the rule for
us.>>>>>>>>>

Though perhaps not too late to write a letter of complaint to the C&CC,
along the lines you have outlined. This behaviour places UK in a very bad
light.

regards
Richard Evans


Re: [MH-list] Barbeques

DABurleigh <daburleigh@...>
 

Advice please! For many years we used a small gas barbeque ....
We have looked at Beauclaire, Cadac etc but it seems to me that these are
not
really BBQ's at all, as they do not have coals.
We are lucky enough to have excellent conventional facilities in our van
and it is a
BBQ we need, at home we have a gas BBQ which cooks superbly. Can anyone
recommend a small one which is really good? Or any thoughts on
Beauclaire etc.?
Ruth,

Your query goes to the heart of a definition of a BBQ; it is a subject where
many have strong views (that's a euphemism, by the way).

You believe a "proper" BBQ must have coals or lava rock of some sort. On the
other hand, many would argue a gas BBQ (which you are after) is not a
"proper" BBQ at all! The same claim that only with charcoal/ briquettes can
you obtain the "real" BBQ taste.

At this point I must nail my colours to the mast and say that not only am I
a fan of gas BBQs both at home and away, I consider coals of any kind to be
entirely optional in achieving a BBQ taste, on the assumption, that is, by
BBQ taste one does not mean food tasting of carbon by virtue of either being
in intimate contact with the briquettes or courtesy of out-of-control
flames!

Indeed http://www.gasbarbecues.co.uk generally shows that, as one increases
in quality and price of gas BBQs, one moves from lava rock to ceramic
briquettes (last longer and easier to clean) to a carefully designed metal
bed devoid of any "coals". In all these methods, all that is needed is some
way of burning fat coming off the food so that it can be flooded by the
smoke generated.

Hopefully the BBQ design also allows scope for controlling flare-ups where
an excess of fat, or temperature, (usually both) causes flames to lick
extensively at the food, again converting it to pure carbon!

I have had a Cadac for over 13 years now, used heavily each year. I would
happily buy another. Before doing so, I would consider the Beauclaire, if
only to check out its crepe-making ability when compared with a cheap ring
burner I have plus heavy mild steel disc! A fellow camper has a Beauclaire,
but resented its cost and still uses a separate burner for crepes - last
summer on a site in the south of France he virtually had a little cottage
industry going selling crepes to the French. Talk about coals to Newcastle!
(pardon pun).

And if anyone is considering a gas BBQ for home, I can vouch for the design,
quality and value-for-money of the Sterling range available from the
web-site mentioned above. I've had mine, with not a coal in sight, for 2
years. I was in the shop again last Sunday - the couple whose business it is
are extremely helpful and patient on the phone to ensure you get the right
BBQ for you.

Dave


Re: [MH-list] Re: 14" wheels

Vin Rigby <vin-rigby@...>
 

This has come up before on this list, speedo has got to be well out plus
oddometer will be registering less miles - maybe good in one sense but maybe
costly if checked by authorities.

Vin

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Villar" <MARTIN@drivingcentre.freeserve.co.uk>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 10:29 PM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Re: 14" wheels


Hi
one question, if fitting 16 inch wheels in place of 14 inch has the speedo
been recalibrated as if would be circa 13% out
Martin
----- Original Message -----
From: "dave harrison" <chippard@tiscali.co.uk>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 8:06 PM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Re: 14" wheels


Hi,
The 16" and 14" wheels are the same pcd, but if you have the 16"
wheels
on your van as standard then the 14" wheels won't fit because of the
larger
dia discs (290 mm). I hope this helps.
Regards,
Dave C.

-------Original Message-------

From: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Date: 25 May 2003 22:29:18
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MH-list] Re: 14" wheels

Hi,

I was wondering, to fit the 16" wheels which seem to be on a larger
pcd fixing. Did you look for 16" wheels with the smaller pcd before
going to the expense of new discs etc. or am I mistaken?

The reason I ask is that to fit snow chains on the 16" (as already
fitted to my vehicle) is not possible, so I would have to use smaller
wheels and tyres but haven't seen any with the larger pcd. Or where
do you suggest I look?

Thanks.


--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "dave harrison"
<chippard@t...> wrote:
Hi All,
I have recently had the front discs and calipers replaced
for the
larger sized 16" wheels, so there is a full set of 14" wheels with
reasonably good tyres, calipers and very good discs all these are
for the
Fiat Ducato, Express, C25 circa 1985/92. They are all in good order
and
anyone requiring these please enquire off list.
chippard@t...
Regards,
Dave C.



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September Meet [was Re: AUTOSLEEPER RAVENNA]

Hilary
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, Andy Clarke <andy@b...> wrote:

See: http://www.motorhome-list.org.uk/meet.htm


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Yep, site address works for me too! Any thoughts about where it is
to be held yet, Andy?

Hilary


Campervan for sale

Hilary
 

Notification to one and all, I've finally done it and put my
campervan up for sale. I think I said before that it was going for
£8500; someone said they thought that was a tad expensive, so it is
now up for sale on the ukmotorhomes link at £7500. Full details
there. I need the room!

Hilary


Wild camping in France now illegal?

Alan Cocks <aec@...>
 

I see in C&C magazine May 2003 issue that a recent French law has made
wild camping illegal in France. Is this taking people by surprise, or
has it been expected?
--
Alan Cocks Berkshire UK


space! off topic.

dave harrison <chippard@...>
 

Hi All,
I know its not topic, but I need space for the Motorhome, I have
what used to be the top tow car for sale, its a Triumph 2000 Estate in
decent order, six speed, PAS,good tyres spots and many more extras! Anyone
interested contact me off list at chippard@tiscali.co.uk
Regards,
Dave C.


Re: [MH-list] September Meet [was Re: AUTOSLEEPER RAVENNA]

Andy Clarke <andy@...>
 

On Wed, 28 May 2003 15:25:00 +0100, Jenny Wilson wrote:

Andy your link to meet page is generating "Temp. unavailable" message on
screen

At 15:13 28/05/03 +0100, you wrote:

It's on 5/6/7th September


See: http://www.motorhome-list.org.uk/meet.htm

It must have been a very temporary problem - I checked it just before I
posted the message, and I've just checked it again, it's working OK from
here ATM.

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Re: [MH-list] invisable

bob clewley
 

Be careful with the insurance. I can remember some years ago I was
going to fit some to my VW type II and was told by my insurers that they
would no longer cover me if I did. I think it is because of the extra
damage it can do to people on foot.

Worth checking.

bob

-----Original Message-----
From: dave harrison [mailto:chippard@tiscali.co.uk]
Sent: 28 May 2003 17:50
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MH-list] invisable


Hi All,
If you remember last year I asked if anyone had any Bull-Bars
for
Express/Ducato 1989, well I am still looking for some! But the main
reason
for wanting them is being carved up! it is almost continuos when out
with
the M/H,they seem hell bent on beating me to a junction/roundabout I try
to
keep near the speed limit but it makes no difference. The damage that
could
be done to the front would be expensive and being a pensioner.with a
limited
income I don't it. I know it started a controversy last year, but a guy
needs something to protect him when on the road!
Regards,
Dave C.





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Re: Barbeques

David McMillan
 

Hi

I use a Beauclaire and can recommend it without reservation. The
steaks that come off it are as good as any cooked on charcoal or gas
BBQs.

IMO it is also more versatile than a BBQ.

HTH

David



--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Ruth" <geoff@g...> wrote:
Advice please! For many years we used a small gas barbeque about
the
size of a toolbox,with volcanic coals, originally bought in Canada.
It was compact and efficient, but after it's death the replacement
we
bought in this country (which looks very similar) and admittedly
was
cheap (£19.99)is very disappointing, cooking very slowly therefore
massacering all but very fatty foods. We want to invest in a good
one. What do you all use? We have looked at Beauclaire, Cadac etc
but
it seems to me that these are not really BBQ's at all, as they do
not
have coals. They seem to be outdoor cooking systems as such I
presume
they appeal if you want to spend a lot of time cooking
conventionally
whilst outside, perhaps if you spend long periods in hot climes or
your van kitchen is small or poorly equipped. We are lucky enough
to
have excellent conventional facilities in our van and it is a BBQ
we
need, at home we have a gas BBQ which cooks superbly. Can anyone
recommend a small one which is really good? Or any thoughts on
Beauclaire etc.?


Re: [MH-list] Which Site Books (Europe)

Peter <brelades@...>
 

We will be going touring to Europe France/Benelux/Germany/Italy/Spain)
later this year and seek the groups recommendation on which site
books/directories would be best.

Nigel, having just returned from a two month wander, herewith a couple of
tips I wish I had known....First, in France, the departments (counties) are
very good at giving you information at the Tourist Offices, one in any
medium sized town, but only for their Department...we frequently found we
had virtually passed through an area when we got the information we could
have made use of, and, even though there may be something spectacular just
up the road, if it is in a different Department, they don't mention it....a
bit like Torquay,now ignored by the Devon tourist board since it became a
unitary authority. And go to a big Supermarket as soon as you get over the
expensive ditch and look for a magazine called "Vacances en Camping Car" by
Le Monde, costs 6 euros 40, and has forty itineries in France for
interesting tours plus 15 mini 3/4 day tours and a 12 page section with all
the Aires and maps thereof.....We found it a few days beforw we came home,
but it is coming with us next year. In French,obviously, but even with my
less than adequate knowledge I can make sense of most of it....For each
suggested tour, a list is given including addresses of Offices de Tourisme,
Restaurants, maps and guides,some sites and Aires de Service.Lots of colour
photos to whet ones' appetite. Look for it, and I am sure you will be
pleased. Safe travelling. Peter.



invisable

dave harrison <chippard@...>
 

Hi All,
If you remember last year I asked if anyone had any Bull-Bars for
Express/Ducato 1989, well I am still looking for some! But the main reason
for wanting them is being carved up! it is almost continuos when out with
the M/H,they seem hell bent on beating me to a junction/roundabout I try to
keep near the speed limit but it makes no difference. The damage that could
be done to the front would be expensive and being a pensioner.with a limited
income I don't it. I know it started a controversy last year, but a guy
needs something to protect him when on the road!
Regards,
Dave C.


EURO VALUE

BobbiLeFylde@...
 

I'm planning to purchase M/H in September. Cash to spare? £12/14000. Until
the hike in the Euro (from 60p to 72p in 12 months) Germany was looking good.
I'm beginning to rethink. Serious sale offers put my way will receive serious
consideration.


Re: Barbeques

alan <alanjbassett@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Ruth" <geoff@g...> wrote:
Advice please! For many years we used a small gas barbeque about
the
size of a toolbox,with volcanic coals, originally bought in Canada.
It was compact and efficient, but after it's death the replacement
we
bought in this country (which looks very similar) and admittedly
was
cheap (£19.99)is very disappointing, cooking very slowly therefore
massacering all but very fatty foods. We want to invest in a good
one. What do you all use? We have looked at Beauclaire, Cadac etc
but
it seems to me that these are not really BBQ's at all, as they do
not
have coals. They seem to be outdoor cooking systems as such I
presume
they appeal if you want to spend a lot of time cooking
conventionally
whilst outside, perhaps if you spend long periods in hot climes or
your van kitchen is small or poorly equipped. We are lucky enough
to
have excellent conventional facilities in our van and it is a BBQ
we
need, at home we have a gas BBQ which cooks superbly. Can anyone
recommend a small one which is really good? Or any thoughts on
Beauclaire etc.?
never seen the point in having a barbie & me standing outside doing
the cooking when the other half wanted a m/home with full cooker

bertie


Re: [MH-list] September Meet [was Re: AUTOSLEEPER RAVENNA]

Jenny Wilson <j.wilson@...>
 

Andy your link to meet page is generating "Temp. unavailable" message on
screen

At 15:13 28/05/03 +0100, you wrote:

It's on 5/6/7th September


See: http://www.motorhome-list.org.uk/meet.htm


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September Meet [was Re: AUTOSLEEPER RAVENNA]

Andy Clarke <andy@...>
 

On Tue, 27 May 2003 23:37:26 +0100, Barrie Wilcox wrote:

"We will see you again in September then."


Hi Elizabeth & George.

I hope so but I've forgotten the date and my diary is a bit hectic. I had hoped to squeeze in a week or so in France, too.

Barrie
It's on 5/6/7th September


See: http://www.motorhome-list.org.uk/meet.htm


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FOR SALE

EWARTROBERT@...
 

Omnistor 3.5m pullout awning in grey (Still boxed, never fitted)

£295 inc delivery anywhere UK

Bob


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