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

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 31/10/08 11:14, "PETER STALLWOOD" <pstallwood@btinternet.com> wrote:

but I was only doing 65.
But you still got there, Peter. And just think of the fuel you saved.

As an aside, TomTom gives an estimated time to destination. Try dropping
your speed by 5mph. It takes a long time and several miles before you ETA
stretches by more than a minute or so.
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Re: [MH-list] 2 berth with drop down bed?

Carol Weaver
 

Peter, well I had contacted them when he first brought them in, as it looks
very nice and well made and as we live at the opposite sides of the country,
I had asked for a brochure...what 2 years or so later, never did receive
it..... which I didn't think was very good for a new importer.....so
obviously friends get a better deal......

Carol

2008/10/31 PETER STALLWOOD <pstallwood@btinternet.com>

I happen to know Bill Pitts the importer. He said he would do me a special
deal but the van didn't suit us. The van does seem to be very well made
though.

For a minor importer he has had more than his fair share of write ups in
the various mags.

Peter S





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Re: [MH-list] SPEED FERRIES STOPPED

Andy Clarke <andy@...>
 

On 31/10/2008 11:33, Joe Soap wrote:
Just read that Speed Ferries have stopped running to Boulogne from Dover.
Where did you see his? They still appear to be taking bookings.

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Re: [MH-list] 2 berth with drop down bed?

Peter S
 

I happen to know Bill Pitts the importer. He said he would do me a special deal but the van didn't suit us. The van does seem to be very well made though.
 
For a minor importer he has had more than his fair share of write ups in the various mags.
 
Peter S




I suppose it could be any one of a number, but I've just read a review of a
Wingamm? Italian small low profile with drop down bed, in the Caravan Club
mag.  Apparently very good, but expensive.

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SPEED FERRIES STOPPED

Joe Soap
 

Just read that Speed Ferries have stopped running to Boulogne from Dover.

To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.ukFrom: don.madge@tiscali.co.ukDate: Wed, 29 Oct 2008 17:44:48 +0000Subject: RE: [MH-list] P&O North Sea Ferries




On Wed 29 October 2008 16:05 Nigel wroteJust phoned the CC to make some enquiries who advised that the discounts onthe Zebrugge crossing are for Saturdays only.-----------------------------------------------Nigel.The supplement with the CC magazine states Sat and Sun for both Rotterdamand Zeebrugge crossings.I checked to see if the discount applied for late December but it was no go.I'm planning to use some of my Tesco vouchers on a night crossing fromHarwich to Hook of Holland for the outward crossing. I'll book my returncrossing (Rotterdam-Hull) some time in June with the Caravan Club just a fewdays before crossing.Don





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Re: [MH-list] 2 berth with drop down bed?

derek_sims@...
 


Thanks for the replies about Gatwick parking.
Next question: last year we saw a new camper with a drop down bed -
but I can't remember what it was. Any clues?
Alison, was it a La Strada Trento?
I suppose it could be any one of a number, but I've just read a review of a Wingamm? Italian small low profile with drop down bed, in the Caravan Club mag. Apparently very good, but expensive.

HTH

Derek


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

Peter S
 

Your understanding is the same as mine but we have the weasel  word "guidelines" in there. There have been reports of very minor speeding been peanalised and I can only see it getting worse.

Heavens knows how I haven't got points yet. Went through a mobile trap earlier this week where it has not been unknown for me to be well well in excess of the limit (like 50% of other vehicles at that point) but this time was only doing 70 on the speedo. Whew!!!

Peter S




She didn't admit that :)

The point is that I thought that the ACPO guidelines meant that there
was an 'allowance' up to and including 35mph.


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

W3526602@...
 

Hi,

What about these new 20mph signs. What rules are they supposed to comply
with?

20mph says the sign......and a mile later you are wondering if it is safe to
speed up.

Some signs have lights, some don't.

I can show you a 2 mile stretch of road restricted to 20mph. But meet a bus
coming the other way, and you have to stop with your wheels in the gutter. The
other side of the road is full of parked cars, and there's not much left for
moving traffic. Two motor homes meeting? Tough!

602


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

W3526602@...
 

In a message dated 31/10/2008 15:13:40 GMT Standard Time,
john@anvicanna.co.uk writes:

If your neighbour was convicted then I
would suggest an appeal.


Hi,

If she pleaded guilty, then she can't appeal.

602


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

Peter S
 

Agree. My Mazda MX5 was dead on when compared with Tom Tom. Could be a bit frustrating when you knew it was safe to go faster because those in front were keeping to 70 by their speedos but I was only doing 65.

Peter S




Speedos may not display a speed less than than the real speed, but may
over-read up to 10%. My Nissan over-reads by the whole 10%, but some
cars are nearly spot on, so it's unwise to assume that a speedo over-reads.


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

W3526602@...
 

In a message dated 31/10/2008 09:30:48 GMT Standard Time,
vaughan669@yahoo.co.uk writes:

You get 5mph latitude in a 30 zone. I do not know if it a percentage
allowance or a straight 5mph.


Hi,

You MIGHT get an allowance of 10% plus 2mph. Or you might not!

602


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

Andy Clarke <andy@...>
 

On 31/10/2008 10:25, PETER STALLWOOD wrote:
Hello Andy
But what was the speedo showing?
The speedo will overread by say 10% so a speed of 35mph as measured by the equipment that caught her would mean a speed showing on the speedo of closer to 40mph. Unless you have an accurate speedo that is.
She didn't admit that :)

The point is that I thought that the ACPO guidelines meant that there was an 'allowance' up to and including 35mph.

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

Pet Human <pethuman@...>
 

PETER STALLWOOD wrote:


Hello Andy

But what was the speedo showing?

The speedo will overread by say 10% so a speed of 35mph as measured by
the equipment that caught her would mean a speed showing on the speedo
of closer to 40mph. Unless you have an accurate speedo that is.
Speedos may not display a speed less than than the real speed, but may
over-read up to 10%. My Nissan over-reads by the whole 10%, but some
cars are nearly spot on, so it's unwise to assume that a speedo over-reads.


Re: [MH-list] 2 berth with drop down bed?

Pet Human <pethuman@...>
 

bty851935 wrote:


Thanks for the replies about Gatwick parking.
Next question: last year we saw a new camper with a drop down bed -
but I can't remember what it was. Any clues?
Alison, was it a La Strada Trento?

http://www.lastrada-mobile.de/cms/index.php?id=109

-- Pet Human


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

Peter S
 

Hello Andy

But what was the speedo showing?

The speedo will overread by say 10% so a speed of 35mph as measured by the equipment that caught her would mean a speed showing on the speedo of closer to 40mph. Unless you have an accurate speedo that is.

Peter S

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Subject: [MH-list] Speeding [was: cruise control, is it worth it?]

On 31/10/2008 09:05, Ernest wrote:


You get 5mph latitude in a 30 zone. I do not know if it a percentage
allowance or a straight 5mph.
We thought that too.
I think the ACPO guidelines recommend enforcement at 10% + 2mph, my wife
got a fixed penalty notice for doing 35 in a 30 zone.

Andy Clarke
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Something for Fred?

ErnB
 

I know Fred has a large bank of batteries, but anyone else with similar
problems could probably use one of these: -

http://www.power-store.com/?id=199

HTH
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ErnB
Bristol


Re: [MH-list] 1995 Peugeot Rapido - Battery Coupler Query

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 31/10/08 10:10, "busterbb001" <busterbrownbb@googlemail.com> wrote:

I cant seem to access your link for tinyurl?
It worked for me - I like to check 'em - but try the direct route: -

http://www.marinemegastore.com/product-product-ECS_25270.htm

The thing about it is that the primary wiring is so straightforward.

BTW, you did not mention if you have an ASR fridge.
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Bristol


Re: [MH-list] 1995 Peugeot Rapido - Battery Coupler Query

busterbb001 <busterbrownbb@...>
 

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

On 30/10/08 14:01, "busterbb001" <busterbrownbb@...> wrote:

Details:
Scheiber Coupler Seperateur de Batteries
Ref: 38.10592.3D LOT: 816468-49
I gave up on Scheiber after the second one burned out. It was
similar to the
one in the only picture I could access. I considered it to be totally
inadequate. I replaced it with one of these: -

http://tinyurl.com/2f6fbm

I have had no trouble since. It does exactly what it says. The only
complication you may experience is if you have an ASR fridge. You
will then
need to wire in another small relay to signal the fridge to run on
12V when
the engine alternator is delivering current.

I could tell you exactly how to on a Hymer, but not a Rapido.

HTH
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Bristol

Hi ErnB
Thanks for the reply.
I cant seem to access your link for tinyurl?

BB


Speeding [was: cruise control, is it worth it?]

Andy Clarke <andy@...>
 

On 31/10/2008 09:05, Ernest wrote:

You get 5mph latitude in a 30 zone. I do not know if it a percentage
allowance or a straight 5mph.
We thought that too.
I think the ACPO guidelines recommend enforcement at 10% + 2mph, my wife got a fixed penalty notice for doing 35 in a 30 zone.

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

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 31/10/08 09:30, "Vaughan Pitman" <vaughan669@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

You do not get 5mph latitude in a 30 zone. My neighbour was done for
33mph just after he entered a local 30 zone.
The biggest problem with the justice system - discretion!
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ErnB
Bristol

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