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Re: [MH-list] P&O North Sea Ferries

W3526602@...
 

In a message dated 29/10/2008 16:15:23 GMT Standard Time,
nigel@nigelowen.co.uk writes:

discounts on the Zebrugge crossing are for Saturdays only.
Hi,

Oh well, it means I don't have to pay the vet fot a Saturday call out.

602


Re: [MH-list] RE: cruise control, is it worth it?

W3526602@...
 

In a message dated 29/10/2008 15:36:55 GMT Standard Time,
lists.reg@googlemail.com writes:

Too many vehicles overtake, pull in front of you, then slow down.


Hi,

And usually too close in front. So if you should run into the back of
them....its their fault.......????

602


Re: [MH-list] Solar Water Heating

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 29/10/08 11:39, "Neill King (MH-List)" <yahoo@motorcaravanning.co.uk>
wrote:

PS.
Why did I get 4 copies of Neill's post? Some posts, but not all, are
duplicated. Like Peter and 602's, but four? Did you send it twice, Neill?
--
ErnB
Bristol


Cheap wireless reversing camera

calypso155 <varden@...>
 

Has anyone got one of these 'budget' wireless reversing cameras on
their van?

http://tinyurl.com/69849p

...Any good?

Cheers, Steve V.


Re: [MH-list] Solar Water Heating

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 29/10/08 11:39, "Neill King (MH-List)" <yahoo@motorcaravanning.co.uk>
wrote:

PS. Remember to allow for significant expansion and also some sort of safety
vent in case of steam generation otherwise you'll blow your taps off!
Good thinking, Batman!
--
ErnB
Bristol


Re: [MH-list] Solar Water Heating

Neill King \(MH-List\)
 

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

-----------------------------------------------------------
I was thinking that a single tube, 1M long x 80mm dia. would hold about 5L
of water. 5Kg. If considered too heavy for a MH roof, it could be easily
drained off or even put back into the water tank..."
-----------------------------------------------------------


Yes I guess you could ad-hoc it, I was thinking of a 'proper job' in a
similar way to domestic installations with a separate heating circuit
suitably protected against frost, bacteria, algae, extra pressure, etc and
then needing to be isolated from the fresh potable water with a heat
exchanger. All this being much more complicated and heavier and with some of
the weight in the wrong place.

PS. Remember to allow for significant expansion and also some sort of safety
vent in case of steam generation otherwise you'll blow your taps off!


Best regards

Neill
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Re: cruise control, is it worth it?

rmoore2222 <rmoore2222@...>
 

I purchased and had fitted a cruise control for a 3 year old Pilote
from Conrad Anderson in Birmingham. Very efficient company. It's
excellent, wouldn't do without it now.

RFM

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


automatic 1998 Hymer S660 (Sprinter based). MB can't help and
all the
independent suppliers I have approached either don't bother to
reply or
else can't help. If anybody has any suggestions, they will be
gratefully received. I live near Barcelona but visit the UK on a
regular basis.
Are they worth it? Definitely yes but, in my opinion, should be
used
with a great deal of caution, it at all, in typical urban traffic
conditions.

HTH
Colin
Colin

Have you tried Conrad Anderson? I've seen their after-market
cruise control
at a couple of MH shows.

HTH

Derek


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Re: [MH-list] Re: cruise control, is it worth it?

derek_sims@...
 

automatic 1998 Hymer S660 (Sprinter based). MB can't help and all the
independent suppliers I have approached either don't bother to reply or
else can't help. If anybody has any suggestions, they will be
gratefully received. I live near Barcelona but visit the UK on a
regular basis.
Are they worth it? Definitely yes but, in my opinion, should be used
with a great deal of caution, it at all, in typical urban traffic
conditions.

HTH
Colin
Colin

Have you tried Conrad Anderson? I've seen their after-market cruise control at a couple of MH shows.

HTH

Derek


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Re: [MH-list] cruise control, is it worth it?

Peter S
 

I had a Citroen Ami with the same type of clutch. As well as the clutch it used to have such good roadholding that I could leave much more powerful cars for dead on the twisting lanes from my house to the station - the car used to lean like crazy though.

There are still cars made with a type of Variomatic transmissionĀ  - the Honda Jazz and Mini can have a CVT gearbox.

Peter S




On 29/10/08 09:05, "Mike Shepherd" <mikeshepherd@gofast.co.uk> wrote:

It worked well and with the 2nd and 3rd gears in a line on the
gear change you could start in 2nd and then move into third and that was
all you needed in town.

The clutch was like on a mower, simply a centrifugal mechanism so as the
engine speed increased it engaged.
DAF had a wee twin-cylinder 600cc car-the "Daffodil" with "Variomatic" belt
drive car in the late 50s. That drove like a lawn mower.

Funny how the simple things get dumped.
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Bristol





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Re: [MH-list] Solar Water Heating

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 28/10/08 22:39, "John young" <john2younguk@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

Just a thought off the top of my head. may need a bit more looking at.
I thought that being on the roof meant that parking would be more flexible.
--
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Bristol


Re: [MH-list] cruise control, is it worth it?

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 29/10/08 09:05, "Mike Shepherd" <mikeshepherd@gofast.co.uk> wrote:

It worked well and with the 2nd and 3rd gears in a line on the
gear change you could start in 2nd and then move into third and that was
all you needed in town.

The clutch was like on a mower, simply a centrifugal mechanism so as the
engine speed increased it engaged.
DAF had a wee twin-cylinder 600cc car-the "Daffodil" with "Variomatic" belt
drive car in the late 50s. That drove like a lawn mower.

Funny how the simple things get dumped.
--
ErnB
Bristol


Re: [MH-list] Re: cruise control, is it worth it?

B WEBB <woodlake21rry@...>
 

That explains a lot and has removed my confusion about urban v
motorway driving. I do quite a lot of the latter so it looks as though
I can leave it while I go to make a cup of tea. {;-}

Cheers

Barry Webb

On 28 Oct 2008, at 22:30, Colin Mitchell wrote:

Post-
factory units may be different but in all my experience, cruise
control
units will not work below a factory pre-set speed which is usually
about 30/35mph. Accordingly, if you have set the unit to 'cruise' at
30mph and click in at say 10mph, the unit will not work. On the
otherhand, if you set the 'cruise' speed to (say) 50mph, having
previously travelled at that speed, and subsequently click in at or
above the minimum factory pre-set speed, the vehicle will accelerate
again to 50mph. In most cases the control button or stock can be used
as an accelerator to raise your speed to the desired level as an
alternative to using your foot, but only after you have passed the
factory pre-set minimum speed.
I would also add that despite my years of using cruise controls, I
avoid using them in urban areas or in any situation where traffic
density is relatively high. I just don't feel comfortable or safe for
that matter.


Re: [MH-list] Cheap wireless reversing camera

Itineris2000@...
 

Yep mine works fine. Try Ebay.


Re: [MH-list] cruise control, is it worth it?

Mike Shepherd <mikeshepherd@...>
 

When I worked in Switzerland in the late 60s I had a traffi-clutch 2CV,
but not the big engined 2CV6 that was imported here but the smaller
2CV4. It worked well and with the 2nd and 3rd gears in a line on the
gear change you could start in 2nd and then move into third and that was
all you needed in town.

The clutch was like on a mower, simply a centrifugal mechanism so as the
engine speed increased it engaged.

Mike

W3526602@aol.com wrote:


How about the traffi-clutch, as fitted to the old Citroen 2CV.......not that
I have ever met one.

602





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Re: [MH-list] cruise control, is it worth it?

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In a message dated 28/10/2008 22:14:12 GMT Standard Time,
don.madge@tiscali.co.uk writes:

It appears some drivers were falling asleep at the wheel and running off the
motorways at full throttle.
Hi,

OT....but understand that in Oz they have fewer accidents, but more of them
are fatal. This is possibly due to the driver of a road-train enjoying a few
ZZZZZZZZs

602


Re: [MH-list] cruise control, is it worth it?

W3526602@...
 

In a message dated 28/10/2008 18:05:38 GMT Standard Time,
pstallwood@btinternet.com writes:

they hadn't finished the
overnight roadworks so cruise was no use in the hour long jam. An automatic
would have been preferable.



Hi,

How about the traffi-clutch, as fitted to the old Citroen 2CV.......not that
I have ever met one.

602


Re: cruise control, is it worth it?

theberties
 

Thanks for all the replies, all i need to do now is convince the bank
manager that i need to spend some of her pennies. easy to convince her
that sat nav was cheaper than a divorce but this could take a bit more
negotiation

bertie


Re: [MH-list] Re Hymer Headlight

Nigel Owen
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "John young" <john2younguk@yahoo.co.uk>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 8:04 PM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Re Hymer Headlight


Kieth, with regards toheadlights, european / UK.
I am given to understand that there are two types, Asymetrical (UK) and
Symetrical (EU).
From this I would suggest that the UK ones are set to the left on dip
whilst the EU ones look straight ahead.
Do you know anything about this or am I just guessing.
Johnny from Donny

John Young
John:

EU lights *are* asymmetrical just like ours except they dip/cut the other
way.

It's lights in the USA that do not cut one way when dipped - they simply dip
down in a straight line.

Nigel.


Re: [MH-list] Solar Water Heating

John Young
 

Ernie,
Would it not pay to just lay a tubeĀ or loop it across the dash when parked up. It does get quite warm behind the glass so long as the sun is out. This could be a largish diam flexible tube (3" fire hose springs to mind) connected via small bore hose to and from the water system via a valve arrangement.
Just a thought off the top of my head. may need a bit more looking at.
Johnny from Donny


John Young

--- On Tue, 28/10/08, Ernest <ernb@supanet.com> wrote:

From: Ernest <ernb@supanet.com>
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Solar Water Heating
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Date: Tuesday, 28 October, 2008, 10:26 PM






On 28/10/08 10:38, "Neill King (MH-List)" <yahoo@motorcaravann ing.co.uk>
wrote:

Isn't the problem here that these solar heating panels or tubes are
(usually/always? ) a separate heating circuit with a heat exchanger to
transfer the heat to clean water? In a motorhome the penalty of all that
plumbing permanently filled with water could be a serious drawback.
Weight is a problem, but only while on the move, Neill, but what are we
talking about? I assume that, like me, most MHers do their ablutions and
washing up in the minimum amount of water. I was thinking that a single
tube, 1M long x 80mm dia. would hold about 5L of water. 5Kg. If considered
too heavy for a MH roof, it could be easily drained off or even put back
into the water tank.

Also, I do not think that any unnecessary plumbing, extra pumps or
electronics would be involved. Simply divert the cold water feed from the
Truma or whatever, to the tube inlet, then open the hot tap until water
comes out. The tube on the roof is then full, ready for the sun.

The advantage of a tube, btw, is that it it has the best chance of being
normal to the sun's rays. Park N-S and the tube will start heating water
from dawn on.

I might give it a go some time. My big problem is getting access to the
roof. That is why I mounted my solar panel in the wrong place.
--
ErnB
Bristol


















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Re: cruise control, is it worth it?

Colin Mitchell <cmitchell@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk, B WEBB <woodlake21rry@...>
wrote:

. . . considering cruise control but was unsure about
urban driving which is where the disadvantage is at its worst. How
does the acceleration work from say traffic lights if you set the
control to 28-30? How about if the traffic is crawling do you set
it
to lower speeds? I can see how knocking it out would work quite
quickly. Or do you accelerate to the desired speed whatever that may
be and then set it.
My experience of cruise control, spread over a number of years now, is
limited to factory fitted units attached to automatic gearboxes. Post-
factory units may be different but in all my experience, cruise control
units will not work below a factory pre-set speed which is usually
about 30/35mph. Accordingly, if you have set the unit to 'cruise' at
30mph and click in at say 10mph, the unit will not work. On the
otherhand, if you set the 'cruise' speed to (say) 50mph, having
previously travelled at that speed, and subsequently click in at or
above the minimum factory pre-set speed, the vehicle will accelerate
again to 50mph. In most cases the control button or stock can be used
as an accelerator to raise your speed to the desired level as an
alternative to using your foot, but only after you have passed the
factory pre-set minimum speed.
I would also add that despite my years of using cruise controls, I
avoid using them in urban areas or in any situation where traffic
density is relatively high. I just don't feel comfortable or safe for
that matter.
Having said that, I wouldn't be without my cruise control and greatly
regret that until now I have not been able to have a unit fitted to my
automatic 1998 Hymer S660 (Sprinter based). MB can't help and all the
independent suppliers I have approached either don't bother to reply or
else can't help. If anybody has any suggestions, they will be
gratefully received. I live near Barcelona but visit the UK on a
regular basis.
Are they worth it? Definitely yes but, in my opinion, should be used
with a great deal of caution, it at all, in typical urban traffic
conditions.

HTH
Colin

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