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Re: [MH-list] aged over 70

nhrluk
 

Reg wrote:

I don't look on these medicals as a nuisance, in fact the opposite, as I
can get, FOC, a very complete medical every 3 years that I would not
otherwise have.
===
Hi Reg, I found your mail very interesting.

My PCV licence is on a time restriction: it was 12 months but has been
increased to 3 years. This is due to a medical condition. I don't have to have a
medical at these time intervals though; I just have to fill in the forms and
declare any instances of symptoms.
At the 5 year PCV renewal period I have to have the medical by a GP on form
D4 and pay for this. How do you get your (more thorough then mine) medical
free?

Nigel L

Re: [MH-list] aged over 70

W3526602@...
 

In a message dated 20/10/2006 01:17:02 GMT Standard Time,
lists.reg@... writes:

He had removed the wheel nuts and } was lying underneath trying to kick the
wheel off. He was advised that first one had to jack the wheel off the
ground....
It takes all sorts. But I understand that the spare is under the front, so
was he trying to kick off the spare?
No, the coach driver was actually cuddling the front axle to get better
purchase.



But keep an eye on any new licence as they removed my bike cat. I
complained and got it back before the medical.

I mentioned this happening on another thread.

as I can get, FOC, a very complete medical every 3 years that I would not
otherwise have.... Again at NO cost to me

Ah, so if you have a medical condition, DVLA pay. But if you are completely
fit YOU pay???


} Also a reference to regulations for campers that exceed 3m in height.
Mine is 3.1m so I need to have a look.

Its something to do with having to write the height of you van somewhere on
the van.

602

Re: [MH-list] aged over 70

Reg <lists.reg@...>
 

"W3526602@..." W3526602@... w3526602 wrote:-

} I understood that my driving licence allows me to drive a
} vehicle up to
} 7500kg....in fact I passed my driving test (for the second
} time) in a Bedford RL
} 4x4. But come March 2009, I will need a medical to do so. If
} I want to drive
} over 7500kg, even today, I will need the medical certificate
} immediately. Am
} I wrong in that assumption?

I don't know.

} Circa 1962, one of my mates stopped an RAF coach driver from
} removing a
} front wheel from his coach. He had removed the wheel nuts and
} was lying
} underneath trying to kick the wheel off. He was advised that
} first one had to jack the
} wheel off the ground.

It takes all sorts. But I understand that the spare is under the
front, so was he trying to kick off the spare?

} Just took a look at my driving licence....test passed in 1958
} and again in 1959.
}
} Groups I can drive are B, BE, C1, C1E, D1, D1E, f, k, l, n, p


Got my car test pass in about 1960 then a bike a year later. Passed my
third test in 2002 for Cat D. Fluffed the next for Cat C, so had to
have a second go. I blamed that on the instructor as his advice was
often the opposite of the coach instructor!

Before coach training I had to produce my driving licence. It was a
long term paper type that included a provisional for all other groups.
But the regulations had changed and although I had not been notified by
DVLA, the all groups provisional was no longer acceptable.

Before I could get a new short term (10 years) photo provisional licence
at age 58, I had to have a medical - walking ECG for 9 minutes - slow,
medium and then fast and also a lot of heart x-rays - as I had had a
very minor TIA in 1999. So they limited my C & D provisional to only 3
years.

When the 3 years was up, I had to have the walking ECG repeated and then
had an ECG test box strapped to me for 24 hours. I got another 3 years
added to my full C & D licence. The car and bike cats. however are the
complete 10 years.

But keep an eye on any new licence as they removed my bike cat. I
complained and got it back before the medical.

I don't look on these medicals as a nuisance, in fact the opposite, as I
can get, FOC, a very complete medical every 3 years that I would not
otherwise have. I don't have to see my GP for driving licence
requirements, but the DVLA do write to my GP. Again at NO cost to me
apart for the diesel to get to the hospital. I don't use the hospital
car park, so I save that cost, as I walk half a mile from where I park
for free!

But I don't know what happens at 70, however my MH is not over 3.5T. By
design, just in case!

} ...which deals with motorhomes. Interestingly there is
} mention that the
} maximum dimensions of a motor home at 12m by 2.55m,

That 2.55 applies to all standard motors and driving a 2.55 coach onto
the Chunnel train is a good 'test', especially when it's LHD.

} Also a reference to regulations
} for campers that exceed 3m in height.

Mine is 3.1m so I need to have a look.

Reg

Re: [MH-list] Kipor generators

Reg <lists.reg@...>
 

"louisalivingstone@..." wrote:-

} I think generators must be priced to 'what the market can
} stand'..

Nothing special about generators here in Britain.

ROB or Rip Off Britain!

Here most items are sold on the basis of 'what the market can stand'.

I normally, I buy my computer and similar items on my regular trips to
Europe.

On a similar topic, today (Thursday) a news item was about the Christmas
savings club that has gone bust. A government minister interviewed on
radio said that he felt very sorry for the victims that were generally
poorer folk.

Then he said that they needed to make a claim by phoning 0870.....

Yup - a premium number, where the caller pays more for the call, so that
the company receiving the call can get a rake-off.

Reg.

Re: [MH-list] Kipor generators

Reg <lists.reg@...>
 

"dazcaz" daz@... dazcaz wrote:-

} I used to know a maker of washing machines who made them for various
} other companies. The same machine with different badges on it had huge
} price differences depending on the name.

Darren much like Phillips. I remember my first portable tape recorder a
1/4" tape 3" reel to 3" reel.

The standard priced one had a Phillips case. The deluxe case had Cossar
on it and the lower cost case had Stella on it.

Mine was a Stella, it worked as well as the other two as inside they
were all the same.

Reg

Re: [MH-list] aged over 70

W3526602@...
 

In a message dated 19/10/2006 11:37:46 GMT Standard Time,
don.madge@... writes:

I was a driver in the RAF (not the one under 602's coach I hasten to add)
and we use to keep our M/cycle license separate from our car license. Then
when you got caught speeding or other horrendous crimes your car license
remained "clean" I spent so much time overseas the renewal of the M/C
license got overlooked.



Hi,

Disqualification means exactly that. You must not drive or ride in the
country that is frowning at you, even if you have a "spare" licence, or a foreign
licence, or IDP. Nowadays your details are held on computer, so can be easily
checked against records....unless you change your identity, and even then
you might get cross-referenced.

When Stirling Moss was disqualified, he managed to keep racing because he
also held an American driving licence. He complied with the rules for driving on
a race track, but wasn't allowed on British roads.

If your licence was allowed to lapse for 10 years you lost all entitlement.
However, in the case of holding two licences, allowing one to lapse MAY not
mean your entitlement has lapsed if the other licence has been kept alive. It
is/was not unknown for DVLA to omit bikes when they added a driver's details
to the computer. If you can prove you had bike entitlement prior to being
"converted", it may be worth asking them to correct their mistake. I doubt that
they will like the idea, and you may not be sucessful, but its worth a try.
I'm not sure if they can/will slap your wrist after all this time.

Same sort of thing if you passed a bike test in a country that is acceptable
to DVLA.

And no, I don't know what I'm talking about. Just wondering.

602

Who's Playing Silly Bees?

Ernest
 

Someone has changed my subscription to "No Mail - Web Only".

I didn't do it - don't know how. Nor do I know how to view post on the web or to change it back again.

Ernie Bull
Bristol

Re: [MH-list] Narbonne Accessories

Don Madge <don.madge@...>
 

On Thurs 19/10/2006 19:47:42 Trevor wrote

Don Madge wrote:
I've been trying to find Narbonne Accessories site. I can't find it on
Google any body got a catalogue? I know Richard Evans had/has one. Any
help
will be most welcome.
http://www.narbonneaccessoires.fr/info/

Trevor,

Thanks, Dave Burleigh beat you by a short head on Skype.

Don

Re: R/Angled Caravan Coupler with Schuko Plug

rebbyvid
 

--- In motorhome-list@..., "Don Madge" <don.madge@...>
wrote:

I'm trying to locate a R/Angled Caravan Coupler with Schuko

This right angled 16 amp Caravan Coupler also contains a Schuko 2
pin
continental outlet socket at the rear.

See http://www.crusaderproducts.co.uk/ click on A-Z search and
then click
J162

Only one problem they want £28 for one and they are trade only.

I paid £2 for one four years ago

Regards


Don

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
Hi Don
I manage a tool hire branch for travis perkins and use quite a lot
of 16amp plugs both 110v and 230v our suppliers are birchwood
products in notts.they have a web site but dont display products i
will find out if they do the plugs.
rob

Re: [MH-list] Narbonne Accessories

Trevor Mace
 

Don Madge wrote:
I've been trying to find Narbonne Accessories site. I can't find it on
Google any body got a catalogue? I know Richard Evans had/has one. Any help
will be most welcome.
http://www.narbonneaccessoires.fr/info/

Trevor

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R/Angled Caravan Coupler with Schuko Plug

Don Madge <don.madge@...>
 

I'm trying to locate a R/Angled Caravan Coupler with Schuko

This right angled 16 amp Caravan Coupler also contains a Schuko 2 pin
continental outlet socket at the rear.

See http://www.crusaderproducts.co.uk/ click on A-Z search and then click
J162

Only one problem they want £28 for one and they are trade only.

I paid £2 for one four years ago

Regards


Don

Narbonne Accessories

Don Madge <don.madge@...>
 

I've been trying to find Narbonne Accessories site. I can't find it on
Google any body got a catalogue? I know Richard Evans had/has one. Any help
will be most welcome.



Regards



Don

Re: [MH-list] ebay update - beware

Barry Richardson <barry.richardson@...>
 

As the originator of this item, it is only fair to say that my Credit Card
Company is Goldfish.
They were very co-operative and reassuring during an unwanted experience.
We do not pay for protection against fraud.
Regards,
Barry Richardson

-----Original Message-----
From: motorhome-list@... [mailto:motorhome-list@...]
On Behalf Of Andy Clarke
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 3:43 PM
To: motorhome-list@...
Subject: Re: [MH-list] ebay update - beware

keithfarwell wrote:
Barry Richardson wrote: -
The moral is to only use credit card for payment on eBay items since
you do have a fraud guarantee with its use.
---------------------
I would add a word of warning here - not all credit cards offer
automatic fraud gurantee. I found out (the hard way) that my Halifax
VISA gold card doesn't. You have to pay extra for protection. Needless
to say, this was not made clear when the smooth-talking salesman from
the Halifax persuaded me to have one. The older-style cards such as
Barclaycard VISa do have automatic protection against this sort of
fraud.
Best wishes
Keith Farwell

I thought that all conventional credit cards were covered by the
Consumer Credit Act 1974 which provides for joint liability from both
the supplier and the credit provider?

The problem with PayPal is that you are not actually buying the goods
from them so the Act may not apply.

I have to say that I've made hundreds of transaction via PayPal and only
once had a problem when an eBay item was not supplied. In that case I
actually got a full refund from PayPal. Having said that, now I only pay
for small items using PayPal - for larger eBay purchases I tend to buy
from traders who will accept a credit card directly, or I collect and
pay cash.

Andy Clarke
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Re: [MH-list] ebay update - beware

Andy Clarke <bmservices@...>
 

mike sherry wrote:
Hello Andy
If you pay paypal with your card they must offer protection against
fraud as in the joint liability. They receive your payment and pass
it on to the other party who are also as you are a paypal member.I
have received server full refunds from paypal when goods have not
been as described and if I had not I would have claimed a charge back
through my debit card.For more information about charge back have a
look at the bbc working lunch site you will be amazed at how much
protection you really have. Good luck Mike
Thanks for the info, I certainly wasn't aware that a Visa debit card gives almost as much protection as a credit card. Interesting article on the subject in the Telegraph: http://tinyurl.com/ybuwv

Andy Clarke
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Re: [MH-list] ebay update - beware

mickthebrute
 

Hello Andy

If you pay paypal with your card they must offer protection against fraud as in the joint liability. They receive your payment and pass it on to the other party who are also as you are a paypal member.I have received server full refunds from paypal when goods have not been as described and if I had not I would have claimed a charge back through my debit card.For more information about charge back have a look at the bbc working lunch site you will be amazed at how much protection you really have.
Good luck
Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: Andy Clarke
To: motorhome-list@...
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] ebay update - beware


keithfarwell wrote:
> Barry Richardson wrote: -
> The moral is to only use credit card for payment on eBay items since
> you do have a fraud guarantee with its use.
> ---------------------
> I would add a word of warning here - not all credit cards offer
> automatic fraud gurantee. I found out (the hard way) that my Halifax
> VISA gold card doesn't. You have to pay extra for protection. Needless
> to say, this was not made clear when the smooth-talking salesman from
> the Halifax persuaded me to have one. The older-style cards such as
> Barclaycard VISa do have automatic protection against this sort of
> fraud.
> Best wishes
> Keith Farwell
>
>

I thought that all conventional credit cards were covered by the
Consumer Credit Act 1974 which provides for joint liability from both
the supplier and the credit provider?

The problem with PayPal is that you are not actually buying the goods
from them so the Act may not apply.

I have to say that I've made hundreds of transaction via PayPal and only
once had a problem when an eBay item was not supplied. In that case I
actually got a full refund from PayPal. Having said that, now I only pay
for small items using PayPal - for larger eBay purchases I tend to buy
from traders who will accept a credit card directly, or I collect and
pay cash.

Andy Clarke
--
www.ukmotorhomes.net - The UK Motorhome Website
Information - News - Directory - Articles - Classified ads

Re: [MH-list] ebay update - beware

mickthebrute
 

Hello Keith

Is that an insurance against losses arising from loss or misuse of your card? if so, it is a bit on the expensive side have a look around on the net you will get that cost down a problem find better cover. If it is for consumer protection you have that right by law se my other mail.
Good luck
Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: W3526602@...
To: motorhome-list@...
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 4:03 PM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] ebay update - beware



In a message dated 19/10/2006 14:27:35 GMT Standard Time,
keith.farwell@... writes:

I found out (the hard way) that my Halifax
VISA gold card doesn't. You have to pay extra for protection. Needless
to say, this was not made clear when the smooth-talking salesman from
the Halifax persuaded me to have one. The older-style cards such as
Barclaycard VISa do have automatic protection against this sort of
fraud.

Hi Keith,

My wife is mumbling in her beard again, just had the renewal notice for card
protection. £70. Is that what we paid last year she asked? How the hell
should I know, I'm only a man.

Sod's Law says if we don't renew, we will need it.

602







[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Re: ebay update - beware

mickthebrute
 

Hello
The Halifax visa debt card has a feature called charge back.should you
pay for goods and not receive them the issuing bank i.e. Halifax can
make a claim against the merchants bank and recover any lost funds.I
found this out when goods I bought from an auction where not as
described in the catalogue.The auction house tried to claim that goods
sold in auctions where not covered by this; but in the merchants
agreement that the merchants must abide by if they wish to continue
receiving payments by card they had lost this get out;so I received a
full refund and as it took many calls and lots of work to get Halifax
to understand how charge back works as this is still a relatively
unknown feature of this card I received a nice little bit of
compensation. Also I cannot see why you should have to pay for consumer
protection with any card as it is part of the consumer credit act
section 75 that should you not receive goods or services paid for but
card your card company has to make good your payment.
Good luck
Mike

Re: [MH-list] ebay update - beware

mickthebrute
 

Hello
The Halifax visa debt card has a feature called charge back.should you pay for goods and not receive them the issuing bank i.e. Halifax can make a claim against the merchants bank and recover any lost funds.I found this out when goods I bought from an auction where not as described in the catalogue.The auction house tried to claim that goods sold in auctions where not covered by this; but in the merchants agreement that the merchants must abide by if they wish to continue receiving payments by card they had lost this get out;so I received a full refund and as it took many calls and lots of work to get Halifax to understand how charge back works as this is still a relatively unknown feature of this card I received a nice little bit of compensation.Also I cannot see why you should have to pay for consumer protection with any card as it is part of the consumer credit act section 75 that should you not receive goods or services paid for but card your card company has to make good your payment.
Good luck
Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: keithfarwell
To: motorhome-list@...
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 2:14 PM
Subject: [MH-list] ebay update - beware


Barry Richardson wrote: -
The moral is to only use credit card for payment on eBay items since
you do have a fraud guarantee with its use.
---------------------
I would add a word of warning here - not all credit cards offer
automatic fraud gurantee. I found out (the hard way) that my Halifax
VISA gold card doesn't. You have to pay extra for protection. Needless
to say, this was not made clear when the smooth-talking salesman from
the Halifax persuaded me to have one. The older-style cards such as
Barclaycard VISa do have automatic protection against this sort of
fraud.
Best wishes
Keith Farwell

Re: [MH-list] Narbonne Accessories

tasman2405@...
 

In a message dated 19/10/2006 19:34:06 GMT Daylight Time,
don.madge@... writes:

I've been trying to find Narbonne Accessories site. I can't find it on
Google any body got a catalogue? I know Richard Evans had/has one. Any help
will be most welcome.


======================================================
Hi Don
Try this link
_http://www.narbonneaccessoires.fr/info/_
(http://www.narbonneaccessoires.fr/info/)

Keith (S)

Re: [MH-list] ebay update - beware

Andy Clarke <bmservices@...>
 

keithfarwell wrote:
Barry Richardson wrote: - The moral is to only use credit card for payment on eBay items since you do have a fraud guarantee with its use.
---------------------
I would add a word of warning here - not all credit cards offer automatic fraud gurantee. I found out (the hard way) that my Halifax VISA gold card doesn't. You have to pay extra for protection. Needless to say, this was not made clear when the smooth-talking salesman from the Halifax persuaded me to have one. The older-style cards such as Barclaycard VISa do have automatic protection against this sort of fraud.
Best wishes
Keith Farwell
I thought that all conventional credit cards were covered by the Consumer Credit Act 1974 which provides for joint liability from both the supplier and the credit provider?

The problem with PayPal is that you are not actually buying the goods from them so the Act may not apply.

I have to say that I've made hundreds of transaction via PayPal and only once had a problem when an eBay item was not supplied. In that case I actually got a full refund from PayPal. Having said that, now I only pay for small items using PayPal - for larger eBay purchases I tend to buy from traders who will accept a credit card directly, or I collect and pay cash.

Andy Clarke
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