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Travel in Russia

Mike Bull <Mike.Bull2@...>
 

We are hoping to take our Elddis Aotoquest to Russia to visit Moscow and St Petersburg. Have applied to Russian Embassy for visas, but understand they need a detailed itinery. The problem here is that no-one seems to know the location of campsites (if any), so it's difficult to plan in detail. Also the AA tells us that there is no (or very little)unleaded petrol in Russia and we run on this. Will we wreck the engine if we use leaded fuel?
Any tips and hints would be welcome.
Cheers Mike


Free Portable tv . . . . 12 v

danielmedleyuk <danielmedleyuk@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Buff Eagle" <buff@b...> wrote:
WOW!!! You couldn't knit it for that!! It is a similar type to
the one
Steve used. You couldn't call it "reassuringly expensive" could
you!


One of these Black and White TV sets arrived free with a Viking
Direct order we placed. They are truly awful, taking up good space a
decent colour model could occupy. In the end I could not give it
away and ended up chucking it in the bin.

Don't waste your money on 1950's style rubbish, the world has moved
on.

Danny


Re: [MH-list] Bedford CF 250 based motorhomes.

nhrluk
 

Voxy,

Also have a look at:- www.bedford-cf.co.uk should be useful info there
somewhere, not least the Bedford Owners Club.

Nigel


In a message dated 02/06/03 20:47:10 GMT Daylight Time, voxol51@yahoo.co.uk
writes:


Thanks Tony,
Just had a look at their website and will pass the address/telephone
number on to Trevor.
Voxy.



[MH-list] Re: Portable tv ( o.t. )

Nick
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Tony Whitworth"
<tony.w@b...> wrote:


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
But Hilary is using it in places where an n is nowhere in site.
Perhaps Hilary and Steve are secretly driving buses around
Benidorm and not Oxford without letting on to the rest of us
:o))
I,m sure all will be revealed when they finish there shifts later
on??
Nick.

The driving buses in Oxford is just a smoke screen
I'm sure they have won the lottery and are living it up in Spain
and on a World Tour with their new Autostar and Smart Car.
They are keeping quiet about the win because they just don't
want my begging letters.
Tongue in cheek.
Tony.W
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Dearest Hilary and best mate Steve I would just like to say how
much I,ve admired----------------------slurp, kiss kiss, slurp-----

Nick.


Re: [MH-list] OT Hilary's wiggle was Portable tv :0)

Gillian Selby
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Buff Eagle" <buff@barneagle.freeserve.co.uk>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 1:56 PM
Subject: [MH-list] OT Hilary's wiggle was Portable tv :0)


I think Hilary uses the ~ to make sure we all get the correct emfaaarsis
on
the sylaaaarble :0)))

Buff :0)
-------------------------------

Yes, that is what she's using it for.
things ~are~ 'hand-held'
we ~both~ wanted
It is more common to use .......
things_are_'hand-held'
or
we_both_wanted

HTH

Gillian


[MH-list] Re: Hilary's worms ( o.t. )

Hilary
 

I dunno....leave you lot alone for a few hours and not only have I
got dead bugs and live ants, now I find I've got worms!!!!!!

The tilde sign is used in Spanish above the letter 'n' which means
the pronunciation is no longer a normal 'n' sound, more of a 'n-ye'(I
believe). Not being a Spanish speaker myself I can only think of
some of the more common words which most English-speaking people
understand as an example; senor and Espagna with the tilde across the
top of the 'n' become pronounced sen-yor and Espan-ya respectively.

But Buff is right, I use the worms for emphasis as in this format you
cannot write using italics or underlining, which then leaves CAPITALS
for emphasis, and heaven forbid anyone should think (as is
accepted 'netiquette'- and we've been there, done that thread) that I
am shouting at them if I do that.


--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Tony Whitworth" <tony.w@b...>
wrote:


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
But Hilary is using it in places where an n is nowhere in site.
Perhaps Hilary and Steve are secretly driving buses around
Benidorm and not Oxford without letting on to the rest of us :o))
I,m sure all will be revealed when they finish there shifts later
on??
Nick.

The driving buses in Oxford is just a smoke screen
I'm sure they have won the lottery and are living it up in Spain
and on a World Tour with their new Autostar and Smart Car.
They are keeping quiet about the win because they just don't want
my begging letters.
Tongue in cheek.
Tony.W

I've never been to Spain...I'd like to go ~some~ day, but I'm a timid
traveller and like to have some smattering of the lingo before I go!
I'm still battling bravely with French! Although, come to think of
it, I lived in Hong Kong for nearly two years without ever learning
more than my destination for the taxi drivers and how to say 'thank
you' in Cantonese (I think!)...oh, and 'Happy New Year'...going to go
far on that, aren't I!

As for begging letters, Tony, we long ago decided that if we were to
come up with a HUGE win on the Lottery, yes, of course we would spoil
our friends summat rotten....and maybe we'd have an all-expenses paid
Meet...but a Meet for over a thousand people would take some
organising! ;-))

Hilary


Re: [MH-list] OT Hilary's wiggle was Portable tv :0)

Hilary
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Gill107"
<gillian.c.selby@b...> wrote:


Yes, that is what she's using it for.
things ~are~ 'hand-held'
we ~both~ wanted
It is more common to use .......
things_are_'hand-held'
or
we_both_wanted

HTH

Gillian

Ah, I see....well, you'll have to blame my interest in calligraphy
for my wiggly worms. Why draw a straight line when a curly one will
do! I'm afraid I've ~always_been a non-conformist.....!;-)

Hilary


[MH-list] Re: Hilary's worms ( o.t. )

Darren <daz@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Hilary" <musicalj2@y...> wrote:

The tilde sign is used in Spanish above the letter 'n' which means
the pronunciation is no longer a normal 'n' sound, more of a 'n-ye'(I
believe).
We are the nights who say n-ye! Do you want us to say n-ye again?

By far one of the most memorable Python lines.

In the same league as
"Wait 'till biggus dickus hears about this"

and
" Rule Number one..... Nah Pooftas"

Just don't get me singing "Bruces Philosophy song"

Darren
Proud owner of the complete works of Python on VHS
(and quite a bit on DVD too)


Re: [MH-list] Fenwicks New window cleaner

paul phipps <pphipps@...>
 

Ursula said......"Ihave just sen a advert for Fenwicks window cleaner.
If it's as good as there other products then this should be good.Trouble is
its 30 miles to my nearest camping shop"

Ursula - Its 100 miles to my nearest shop but it does stock the new cleaner! According to the label its supposed to restore the visibility of the window by removing haze and scratches etc. Looks like a small tube of toothpaste. Have not used it yet as their motorhome cleaner does a good enough job at present.

Paul


Re: [MH-list] Re: Hilary's worms ( o.t. )

Buff Eagle <buff@...>
 

Proud owner of the complete works of Python on VHS
And we find it helps to always look on the bright side of life!!!!

Buff :0)


Re: [MH-list] Curly wurly hosepipes

Rich <rich@...>
 

Steve,

My father in law has one of these, a green curly wurly thing that is advertised in the Sunday supplements at about £19. Looks fine to me, but either I or Deb will let you know after watering his plants with it tomorrow!

Rich

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Wilson
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 01 June 2003 18:24
Subject: [MH-list] Curly wurly hosepipes


I suppose every hosepipe ever manufactured might fall into one of three categories.

a) there's your everyday garden-variety (arf arf) hose which is cheap to buy, yet kinks
easily and folds ... erm ... eventually.
b) there's the flat ribbon-like stuff that winds onto a reel (slowly) but can be stored in
very little space.
c) and then there's the (I think) more modern 'curly-wurly' hoses that would seem to
combine ease of use with ease of storage.

Trouble is, I don't know anybody who has used such a hose. And it's perhaps significant
that it's the solely the 'bargain-basement' type shops that stock this stuff. At least in my
area.

Has anyone here got one? One concern I have is that the hose might be so tightly
coiled, the user might struggle to use the thing at any useful extended length. Rather
like some of those coiled bicycle lock cables.

Regards,
-Steve Wilson

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Re: [MH-list] Re: Portable tv . . . . 12 v

Rich <rich@...>
 

Bob,

I also have a tv card which plugs into the usb port on the laptop. Unlike Phil's, mine is terrestrial TV and FM only but was £50 or so.

It's called Win TV and is made by Hauppauge - but shop around as prices range from £50 to £90 - I think I got mine on line at watford electronics which was cheapest at the time.

Regards
Rich

----- Original Message -----
From: bob clewley
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 02 June 2003 12:06
Subject: RE: [MH-list] Re: Portable tv . . . . 12 v


Which make and models is that Phil

Ta

bob





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Sent: 02 June 2003 11:38
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MH-list] Re: Portable tv . . . . 12 v


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wrote:
> Hi I have a digital box about the size of a book which plugs into
my laptop through USB and turns it into a TV. This box receives
didgital TV and be set for anywhere in Europe. Cost £120.

Phil


> HYPERLINK
"http://members.tripod.com/outdoor.camping/tv_&;_video.htm"http://members
.tripod.com/outdoor.camping/tv_&_video.htm
>
>
> Just browsing, as one does, and came across a pocket sized tv.
When we are
> away our daughter that lives with us kindly records a few key
programmes for
> us, and we never seem to have time to watch them. Do any of you
have
> experience of tiny televisions ('my newt' ones :0) !!!!) and if
so, to what
> extent is it possible to get a picture. If anyone can recommend a
> particular make or model, I would be grateful. When at home with
access to
> a proper aerial, can you plug it in and get a better picture?
>
> Am I right that you don't need a license for a black and white tv
these
> days?
>
> Buff :0)



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Re: [MH-list] Rear View Cameras

Andy T <andy@...>
 

On Sun, 1 Jun 2003 23:32:41 +0100 (BST), you wrote:

Due to difficulty with the wiring on our existing trailer, made me think that there must be a way to have a reliable radio frequency camera system on the trailer for safety purposes both in parking and view of the following traffic. Does anyone know of such a commercial system for vehicles? The idea is that the camera on the trailer could act as a safety warning if the view of the area surrounding the motor caravan was directed in the right direction. Of course, it does mean that the trailer would need a 12 volt battery.
Try www.towtal.co.uk
Regards Andy T



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deadlocks part 2

Steve Pyke
 

Ok so I got a set of deadlocks from Safeways.
Fitted the rear door ok.
but . . . .
Does anyone know how to get the door trim panels off the driver and
passenger doors?
I've managed to release most of the plastic clips but what about the window
winder ?
The locks aren't too easy to fit as they need a bit of careful alignment and
some hand filing to get the right shaped hole for the actual lock.
regards
Steve
==========================
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see our website for hints and travel tips
www.motorhomeandaway.co.uk
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Re: [MH-list] GPS

Buff Eagle <buff@...>
 

Hi Paul,

>What other gear do you have please and is that Tomtom Nav 2 you have?

Apologies to Ira and Roger for cribbing from an email I sent them recently .
. . . :0))))))


Remember, I know NOTHING about what I am talking about, and I would not have
been able to cobble our package/software together. It is Hugh that has the
ability to
make it all work. If it had been up to me I should have either
bought the Streetpilot III which is a 'plonk it on the dashboard and go'
job or the Navman iCN630 which is along the same lines and just out, and on
reflection my preferred option of the two. The Streetpilot is reviewed on
the Pocket GPS forum and the Navman is due to be reviewed soon.

http://www.pocketgps.co.uk/forum/


Yes we have Tom Tom Navigator 2 software, and a Socket Bluetooth GPS
Receiver
(Socket seems to be the name of the company that makes them) as it needs no
wires in use, talks directly to the iPaq which is also Bluetooth . . . but
it has a wire for recharging its
batteries which goes to the iPaq which in turn takes its power from the
ciggy socket. It is mentioned a lot on the PocketGPSforum as being a very
good GPS
receiver as far as fixing on satellites quickly is concerned even if in a
house, which I understand is the acid test! It can slip into your
bag/pocket in use. No wires in use. It is the size of aa box of
matches. Very light. We had a very nice friendly helpful conversation by
email with a charming chap called Leo at info@mobiledatadirect.co.uk of
http://www.mobiledatadirect.co.uk/ You can see the receiver on the
left . . . the bad news it cost about 240 but we think you get what you pay
for. (reviewed on GPS forum)

We have got the iPaq 3970 which cost 399 which of course has loads of other
uses.

We have a compact Flash sleeve (for more rechargeable battery and greater
memory by installing the compact flash chip into the sleeve) for the iPaq
which slips/fixes
on the back of the iPaq so that we can download lots of maps into it, and
so
you see, it has proved an expensive but very worthwhile operation . This
card can also be used in our digital camera.

The iPaq is fixed to the dashboard via a cut down margarine tub, a few
inches of wooden dowling, some extra strength Velcro and of course some
sticky backed plastic!!!!

We have had to buy various bits of cable to make all this work, and to get
it to talk to the laptop, but if you are interested I suggest you go to the
GPS Pocket Forum where you will get lots and lots of very friendly help. I
appear as Buffy Beagle by the way and Hugh uses the same handle, but signs
off Hugh.

There is a beginners forum if that is appropriate for you, and once you get
interested in particular equipment then there are individual forums for each
product. There are reviews of the hardware and software and generally it is
a very comprehensive site. There are four voluntary members of 'staff' and
they are all very friendly and helpful.

Enjoy!

Buff :0)


Re: [MH-list] Is EBAY cheaper????

Andy Clarke <andy@...>
 

On Sun, 1 Jun 2003 21:20:33 +0100, Martin Villar wrote:

Thanks a lot to Buff Eagle and Dave for their helpful advice re GPS.
I bought infomap plus Haicom HI203(for the laptop) from Spotlight Global Positioning Systems(thanks Buff for the review) for just under 99.00 , but before I did I went on EBAY and found exactly the same new system from a seller, I bid until the bidding went to over 100.00 then ordered from Spotlight. The bidding went to 111.00 also the postage was 5.50 compared to Spotlight at 2.95.
So OK I only saved 14.60 but you would expect auctions to be cheaper.
You can get bargains on eBay, but you need to have done some research on
the prices that are available elsewhere.

I've recently bought a new replacement battery for my laptop on eBay,
from a seller in Canada - even with the shipping it was half the price of
a new one here in the UK. The best bargain I had was a faulty GPS12
(screen problem), I sent it to Garmin for a repair estimate and got a new
replacement under warranty!
I've bought from British, American and German sellers too, all with no
problems. I also sell on eBay, mostly computer stuff - I've a laser
printer on there at the moment.

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Re: [MH-list] Bedford CF 250 based motorhomes.

Voxy
 

Thanks Tony,
Just had a look at their website and will pass the address/telephone
number on to Trevor.
Voxy.


Bedford 250CF Spares

Bill <bill@...>
 

Voxy,--- Adrian Bailey Classics,Unit 11-12 Tower Works,Globe Rd.,Leeds LS11 50G. Tel. 0113 245 9569. He has a world wide mailorder business dealing only with Bedfords from the small to the big commercials.He will supply any spare part either new or refurbished. I,ve dealt with him several times and tho a tad expensive,he is very reliable and I,ve had brake shoes,filters, clutch cable etc. delivered next day.In fact he brought me a sill to Sheffield the same day I ordered it as he was giving a talk that night in town. Hope this helps your friend Bill M.


Re: [MH-list] GPS

james.cheney@...
 

Yes we have Tom Tom Navigator 2 software, and a Socket Bluetooth GPS
Receiver
(Socket seems to be the name of the company that makes them) as it needs
no
wires in use, talks directly to the iPaq which is also Bluetooth
I have the same setup, but using an IPAQ 5450. I find the big advantage of
the bluetooth is that I can mount it in the roof vent and get excellent
satellite coverage in all conditions.

Just used it on a trip to Cote d'Azur via Grenoble and the Verdon, returning
via Burgundy and found it a great help as I was driving on my own on the
outward trip. It sometimes took me down smaller roads than I might have chosen
myself, but it always got me there.

One great advantage I found, particularly on very winding sections (eg
Grenoble to Gap) is that you can see on the map the severity of the curves before
you start to round them, which means that you don't have to cut the speed too
much for a shallow bend but you can slow right down for the hairpins.

Jim

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Re: [MH-list] Curly wurly hosepipes

Steve Latham <stephen.latham1@...>
 

In the engineering business its called recoil hose comes in all colours and qualities and grades. The cheap stuff doesn't recoil for long. As I recall the stored length should be 1/25th of the extended. Try any pneumatics/ hydraulics supplier.

Regards
Steve

----- Original Message -----
From: Buff Eagle
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Curly wurly hosepipes


> c) and then there's the (I think) more modern 'curly-wurly' hoses that
would seem to
> combine ease of use with ease of storage.

> Has anyone here got one?

We came across this type of curly hose at a C&CC site . . . it was just a
bundle of curled up hose which was plonked on top of the standpipe/tap . . .
. it didn't occur to me that perhaps it would take up less room than a
coiled food standard blue hose in a stuff bag, but perhaps it would. Hugh
unravelled it easily enough, and it then just sprang back into the
bundle/coiled shape.

I am sure there are technical terms for what I have just described, but I
can't think what!

Buff :0)


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