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Re: [MH-list] Re: 15 amp trip

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 12/10/08 19:55, "Andy Clarke" <andy@bm-services.co.uk> wrote:

There's one on this page:
Thanks, Andy, A useful bit of kit. Being the cause of a power shut-down can
be quite embarrassing. My 600W kettle tripped the supply at Clères. It had
gone "leaky" and tripped the earth leakage relay.

Fortunately, the switch box could be opened easily and the switch reset. And
I "cured" my kettle by cutting the earth wire. I do not know why it had one,
really, as it was 100% double insulated. I could not imagine anyone dipping
a finger in boiling water just to test for an electric shock. And if they
had, guess what? The ELR would have tripped just the same.

Before anyone goes ape, it is now in a recycling box somewhere.

--
ErnB
Bristol


Re: [MH-list] Re: 15 amp trip

Andy Clarke <andy@...>
 

On 12/10/2008 18:38, Ernest wrote:
On 12/10/08 14:28, "chris724114" <chris724114@grouply.com> wrote:

what you need is the IVR Fuse Control (from Grade
or order via caravan dealers)
I am intrigued to know what this device is, Chris, or what it does and how.
Please provide a link.
TIA
There's one on this page: www.intacaravans.co.uk/acatalog/Misc_Electric_Products.html

Andy Clarke
--
www.ukmotorhomes.net - The UK Motorhome Website
www.motorhomemarket.co.uk - The Motorhome Classifieds


Re: [MH-list] Re: 15 amp trip

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 12/10/08 14:28, "chris724114" <chris724114@grouply.com> wrote:

what you need is the IVR Fuse Control (from Grade
or order via caravan dealers)
I am intrigued to know what this device is, Chris, or what it does and how.

Please provide a link.

TIA
--
ErnB
Bristol


Re: 15 amp trip

Ray Stables <zinj@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk, Ernest <ernb@...> wrote:

You had better have some flexibility - some sites only allow 4A.
Especially
in France.
----
ErnB
Bristol
...............
In Spain it can be as low as 2 Amps.

Ray Stables


Re: [MH-list] Can you help....logistics.

Nigel Owen
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ernest" <ernb@supanet.com>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk>
Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2008 3:37 PM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Can you help....logistics.


On 12/10/08 13:43, "Pet Human" <pethuman@gmail.com> wrote:

And of course the cash will be ever-so-safe in a bank.

Great interest rates on offer in Iceland, I hear ....
Buy Premium Bonds. No interest, but a 30,000 bond should, statistically
speaking, win a prize every month. Anything from 50 to 1M. And it will not
go walkies.
--
ErnB
Bristol


From the NS&I website:

Although the chance of winning 1,000,000 may seem alluring, the payout on
30,000 averages at 3.4% - reducing to 3.25% from November 1st.

A better guaranteed return with instant access would be an Easy Access
savings account paying 4.2% (but you'd need 50,000 invested to get that
rate).

see: http://www.nsandi.com/products/easa/rates.jsp

Nigel.


Re: [MH-list] Can you help....logistics.

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 12/10/08 13:43, "Pet Human" <pethuman@gmail.com> wrote:

And of course the cash will be ever-so-safe in a bank.

Great interest rates on offer in Iceland, I hear ....
Buy Premium Bonds. No interest, but a £30,000 bond should, statistically
speaking, win a prize every month. Anything from £50 to £1M. And it will not
go walkies.
--
ErnB
Bristol


Re: 15 amp trip

chris724114 <chris724114@...>
 

If you are willing to pay for it (£80 - £90) and have it installed I
suggest (exactly?) what you need is the IVR Fuse Control (from Grade
or order via caravan dealers) --- we have had in one use for 18
months.

See

http://www.intacaravans.co.uk/acatalog/Misc_Electric_Products.html

http://www.touringandtenting.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=22545

It was discussed in October MMM

ChrisC

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk, "donald9605"
<don.newton@...> wrote:


Here is one for Ernb or all other electrophobes.

When overwintering for a lengthy period of time I use a site
supplying
16amps.

I would like to avoid having to get the site manager to reset the
trip
(in a locked box) every time we inadvertantly

go over the 16 amps. This is a pain if it is late evening/early
morning
etc.

What simple, cost effective, piece of kit can I install in the main
supply cable to say trip the supply at

15 amps and then can be reset by me?


Re: [MH-list] Can you help....logistics.

Pet Human <pethuman@...>
 

Ernest wrote:
As to your other plans, I would say that getting rid of unused property can
only be a win, win, strategy.
And of course the cash will be ever-so-safe in a bank.

Great interest rates on offer in Iceland, I hear ....


Re: [MH-list] Re: Oil Price

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 12/10/08 12:47, "Neill King (MH-List)" <yahoo@motorcaravanning.co.uk>
wrote:

Yep and the pound is still falling! Our masters are doing a great job for UK
PLC!
Did they ever?

I repeat;

If politics worked, the world would be at peace. Its peoples happy, healthy,
well housed, well educated and free.

The only time in my whole 76 years when such conditions almost existed in
Britain, was in WW2. If that sounds daft, remember, that was the only time
when most of the pin-striped bastards really did work for the good of people
of Britain. Although I dare say their only real aim was save their own
arses. I say most, because some of the scum-bags were working their own
agendas, even then.

There was an indescribably fantastic atmosphere about the place, and I did
really feel extremely proud to be British.

What will come of the present crisis, I do not know, but it doesn't augur
well.
----
ErnB
Bristol


Re: [MH-list] Re: Oil Price

Andy Clarke <andy@...>
 

I've just come across www.keepmoving.co.uk

You can input the start and end of a journey, and as well as calculating the route and giving traffic info, it will also find the 3 cheapest filling stations on the route.

Andy Clarke
--
www.ukmotorhomes.net - The UK Motorhome Website
www.motorhomemarket.co.uk - The Motorhome Classifieds


Re: [MH-list] Re: Oil Price

Neill King \(MH-List\)
 

-----Original Message-----
From: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
[mailto:motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk] On Behalf Of James Cheney

"Since oil is priced in dollars don't we also have to factor in the changes
to the exchange rate when working out an an equivalent price?"

Yep and the pound is still falling! Our masters are doing a great job for UK
PLC!


Best regards

Neill
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Re: [MH-list] Re: Driving Advice in Spain

Don Madge <don.madge@...>
 

On Sun 12 October 2008 09:50 Martin wrote

In message <gcrmce+67n6@eGroups.com>, Tom <salmont@mindspring.com>
writes
We spent the month of May in Spain and I cannot recall seeing
Police
anywhere on the road stopping people. We entered from Tangiers
How did you get to Tangiers?
------------------------------------------------------
Hi Martin,

You can follow Tom's travels here.

http://home.mindspring.com/~salmonjt/Narrative%20Page%20List.htm

Don


Re: [MH-list] Re: Driving Advice in Spain

Bennett Family
 

In message <gcrmce+67n6@eGroups.com>, Tom <salmont@mindspring.com> writes
We spent the month of May in Spain and I cannot recall seeing
Police
anywhere on the road stopping people. We entered from Tangiers
How did you get to Tangiers?

Martin
--
Bennett House


Re: [MH-list] Dover - Boulogne

James Cheney <james.cheney@...>
 

Don Madge wrote:
Looks like a bit more competition on the short see crossing.

http://directferries.co.uk/news/2008october.htm#L1
This was featured on our TV news here in Kent last week. I like going to Boulogne and had hoped to use if for day trips as I don't live far from Dover, but the sailing times (there are only 4 crossings a day) are not ideal for that, see http://www.ldlines.co.uk/news.html

Jim


Re: [MH-list] 15 amp trip

Motorhomer
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk, Ernest <ernb@...> wrote:

> (We will not confuse matters by discussing diversity.)

Ernie, my blood just ran cold...
When I was a spark in Cardiff in the late 80's, one of my jobs was to
work out how large a supply we needed or the various factories our
company owned. We had to order a large enough supply, but now too
large as you were charged for what you ordered. Go over this and a
hefty fine was sent our way...We had to get it just right.

I used to spend days working out the diversity factor and then going
over old bills to check for averages and changes. Hour and hours spent
looking at clamp meter readings, shift patterns etc etc etc. All this
before the advent of computerised monitoring systems and chart recorders.

This had to be done for each of our 7 factories... A lot of
responsibilty for a 21 year old...

After this, came power factor correction..... How I welcomed automatic
PFC controllers!!!!

All this will mean nothing to a lot of you, but to me it was hell!!!!

Getting back on topic... I'd struggle to use 15A in our van, but I
guess if you a microwave, large heater, and possibly a hoover running
at the same time, you might get close.

Darren


Dover - Boulogne

Don Madge <don.madge@...>
 

Looks like a bit more competition on the short see crossing.

http://directferries.co.uk/news/2008october.htm#L1

Don


[MH-list] Re: What a shock

Motorhomer
 

This new Sony e-book is nothing new.
I've been reading e-books for about 10 years, thanks to my Palm PDAs.
If you get a Palm Treo mobile phone/PDA you can download the books
with the need for a laptop.
E-books are great but they do have problems... You can't lend them to
friends, Change the PDA and the book is unreadable, unless you can
rememebr the unlock code, not all authors are available on e-book.
Some, Stephen King for example, has written book only available on
electronic format.

Most new mobile (smart)phones can display e-books, but the size of the
screen can make this tiresome. I'm yet to try it on my N95 8GB, but
this might be OK, and it's built in wi-fi should make downloading
books a lot easier :)

Forget the Sony thing, it's far too expensive for an e-book reader.

Darren


Re: 2.1. Re: Safety stuff.

MikeA
 

I did my 1st aid course with St Johns Ambulance and they offer cheap insurance cover in case you are sued by someone that you treat (so long as you maintain your training)...

Maybe be a double-edged sword though, as having insurance cover often encourages someone to sue you if they think there is a pot of money to be had.. Lawyer friends of mine say its very unlikely that a court would award damages against an individual without cover unless they had done something particularly stupid or incompetent...


Re: [MH-list] Can you help....logistics.

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 12/10/08 07:26, "W3526602@aol.com" <W3526602@aol.com> wrote:

I did some sums yesterday, worked out that 25mpg at £1.30 per litre is
approximately 25p per mile....anybody want to check that?
25 mpg is 5.5 miles/Litre. Current UK price is about £1.16 which works out
at 21P a mile. The price in France is, as of yesterday, 96.8P or 17.6P a
mile. All at Nationwide rates, of course.

As to your other plans, I would say that getting rid of unused property can
only be a win, win, strategy. Who knows where property prices are going? The
house price figures quoted on TV are probably averaged over the country. In
Bristol, terrace houses priced at £140K earlier in the year, are still
unsold at little more than £100K. In fact one I noticed in a local agent's,
has been going down at £5K per week and now stands at £90K.

When you think on it, how could anyone believe that shares and house prices
would keep on going up? My grandfather sold a block of 6 cottages in
Hounslow to sitting tenants for £3,000 in 1948. A few months ago, those same
cottages were "worth" over £1M. That is crazy. But so are economists. Less
than a week ago, some financial experts were declaring that Icelandic banks
were a good bet. I wonder how much money the experts lost?

Reagan had the best idea - he used astrologers and Tarot card readers.
--
ErnB
Bristol


Re: [MH-list] Can you help....logistics.

W3526602@...
 

In a message dated 11/10/2008 09:07:10 GMT Daylight Time, ernb@supanet.com
writes:

The way south from Calais can be taken at a
diesel saving, leisurely pace on Routes Nationale which only add 2 or 3
miles to the journey. BTW, I always use the A16 autoroute for the 1 or 2 Km
to the first junction as it gets me past that mess just south of Boulogne.

What van do you have? Can you get on SpeedFerries?



Hi Ern,

Going over to France on holiday, being away for a couple of months is
different from a quick dash to sort out some business. What happens in the event,
depends on what my prospective buyer decides. This year has been a pain,
starting with them drilling a hole in my head, then Barbara's car running amok
writting off both our cars ( and a nearby Transit) so she bought herself a brand
new KIA and an old Land Rover for me, followed by another largish "capital"
purchase, which left our savings just this side of comfortable. Then the
central heating boiler went belly up. So we didn't return to France this Summer.
Things will be back on track by next year, but the renovation is almost
finished.......and that will be the end of the fun. If we can sell before then, I
think we will, and indulge in some retail therapy, cos the proceeds are not
already spoken for.

My working truck is a 1960 Land Rover, but fitted with a 2.5TD engine. Pulls
like a train, and can hold 80mph when legal to do so. But struggles to top
25mpg, and is noisy and tiring over long distances. I regard it as a tool or a
toy.

I did some sums yesterday, worked out that 25mpg at £1.30 per litre is
approximately 25p per mile....anybody want to check that? Academic, cos they keep
moving the goal posts. When we first bought in France, diesel was just over €
0.80 per litre, and the £ was worth €1.70. So thats a double whammy, but
fetching the proceeds of selling the house back to UK should raise a smile.

Also to be taken into account is the dog. We got him from the pound and
don't know his previous history. He is very unhappy to be left alone (tough!),
and we would be reluctant to leave him in kennels. But he goes manic when in a
car, he has barked non-stop for three hours...and he spits. Actually its
saliva that gets projected by him barking, and after a long journey there is a
puddle in the bottom of his travel box. Never any problem getting him into the
car (can't stop him), but he was distressed after only a couple of hours on
the Norfolklines crossing. So another point in favour of the tunnel, though the
vet says he can give us a sedative. We're reluctant to dope him, but a large
financial incentive may make us change out minds.

I was amazed to see that Swansea to Dover is only a couple of miles further
than Swansea to Newhaven.

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