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Re: [MH-list] Distantly related to curly wurly hosepipes

Marjorie Clarke <mjc@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "mabelbabel2001" <Katebarker@blueyonder.co.uk>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 11:06 PM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Distantly related to curly wurly hosepipes


We put water treatment tabs in tank, and use it for washing and
anything which involves boiling it first - eg cooking and brewing.
We use bottled water for straight drinking. Are we at risk of
something horrid?
I think the choice of which type of hosepipe is a different issue from
purifying or sterilising the water. AIUI, the non-food hoses (black, green)
may contain and release particles of whatever they're made of, which won't
poison you (well, not immediately) but could be carcinogenic or do some
other long-term harm (if you drank enough of the water, that is).
Sterilising to kill bacteria won't make any difference to this.

So is you're not going to drink your tank water it doesn't matter what
colour hose you use, but if you are, even when the water's to be boiled,
it's wiser to use the special blue, food-approved hoses.

Apart from that, I should think puri-tab treated water is safe for anything
you want, but I'd still prefer to drink water that's fresh from the tap and
hasn't been sitting around for weeks. Also, it's a bit of a waste to
sterilise your whole tankful and then use this for personal washing etc. We
just fill a 5-litre mineral-water bottle from the tap wherever we are and
use this for drinking and cooking.

Marjorie Clarke


Re: [MH-list] Re: Distantly related to curly wurly hosepipes

Marjorie Clarke <mjc@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Voxy" <voxol51@yahoo.co.uk>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 12:24 AM
Subject: [MH-list] Re: Distantly related to curly wurly hosepipes
How many people worry about climbing into the attic and cleaning out
their water tank at home?
So whats the difference with the motorhome tank?
In our (1930s) house, the cold-water tank in the loft is only used to top up
the hot water. All the cold water taps are fed straight from the mains.

Both the houses where I grew up had a system that fed the upstairs taps from
the tank in the loft, while the kitchen taps were supplied direct from the
mains. We were told not to drink the bathroom water or the water from the
hot tank, and if you looked at the tank in the loft, you certainly
understood why! It had all sorts of gunk at the bottom.

Also, see my other posting (just sent before I saw this) about the reasons
for special hosepipes.

Incidentally (this really should have gone in my other post) we've always
drunk the tap water in France with no problems at all. In Spain, however,
we've found the tap water sometimes tastes awful, so we generally buy
bottled water for drinking.

Marjorie Clarke


Wild Camping Or campsite near Skirlaugh, E Yorkshire

gbkaven <george@...>
 

Hi Everyone


We are going to the meet this weekend but before & after the meet we
need somewhere to wild camp or a recommended campsite between Hull &
Skirlaugh.

Any help would be welcome


Elizabeth & George


Re: Wind deflecters.

tonyishuk <nonny_mouse@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "danmclouis"
<danandchell@h...> wrote:
Does anyone know where to get wind deflecters from for a new shape
fiat ducato, cab windows?

=====================

Parmiters (or similar name, advertise in the m/cvan magazines about
£40)

I will post telephone number when I get home, if no one else has
posted the info.

Just put a pair on my 2002 Ducatto, easy job, makes quite a
diiference to wind noise but not a total cure.


GPS - but also maps in general

E.F. Webb <uptongreycat@...>
 

James Cheney writes "..... you can see on the map the severity of the curves ......."

Not so. At best you can see an indication, no more than that, of the severity of the curves.

Think about it & do some simple arithmetic. Depending on the scale of the sheet, the one feature which is not to scale is the road width & the smaller the scale the greater the problem. Given a complex road section the cartographer has two options - 1. to use up far too much area, or 2. to simplify. In real terms option 1 is not an option.

Anybody who sails into an unseen bend at an excessive speed will at some time fall off. In a rally car you may get away with it . In a motorhorhome - no chance.

As James says, use the map - or GPS - as "a great help", but don`t rely on it with your life without the confirmation of the eyeball.

Ernie Webb.

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Re: [MH-list] Curly wurly hosepipes

Mike Shepherd <mike.shepherd1@...>
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Wilson [mailto:steve@sirocco-software.fsnet.co.uk]
Sent: 03 June 2003 00:14
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [MH-list] Curly wurly hosepipes

Thanks for all your comments people. On balance, I don't think I'll
bother.

Mile:
The cassette will be going to the next car boot, and the curly will be
consigned to the garden.
IOW you'll be using a conventional hosepipe for your motorhome from now
on ???

-Steve

Conventional hosepipe but dedicated to the van. Generally however if I
fill up at home and use site showers/washing up facilities, I can go at
least a week on a tank (27galls). Plus of course at least 2litre of
drinking water per day in bottles.

Mike


Re: [MH-list] Re: Distantly related to curly wurly hosepipes

Mike Shepherd <mike.shepherd1@...>
 

Also, the home domestic tank only serves the hot system, so unless you
drink hot water from the hot tank, you are drinking water straight from
the street main. No storage involved.

Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: Hilary [mailto:musicalj2@yahoo.co.uk]
Sent: 03 June 2003 00:41
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MH-list] Re: Distantly related to curly wurly hosepipes

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Voxy" <voxol51@y...> wrote:
--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "mabelbabel2001"
<Katebarker@b...> wrote:

How important is it to have a special type of hose pipe (rather
than the common-or-garden green variety) for use when filling the
freshwater tank?
---------------

Hi Kate,
We fill our m/home tank with the good old green garden hose, but
always let it run on the garden for a minute to ensure fresh water
is
going into the tank, not water left in the hose from previous use.
We don't use water tablets or bottled water.
How many people worry about climbing into the attic and cleaning
out
their water tank at home?
So whats the difference with the motorhome tank?
The throughput in your domestic water tank means that the water in
there is refreshed practically every day; 9 litres every time you
flush the loo, 130 litres for the washing machine, 108 for the
dishwasher, 30 for a shower, 90 for a bath, over 200 per hour for a
garden hose left on, etc,etc.... Think about it. Just putting the
washing machine on for one cycle would deplete the capacity of most
motorhome tanks I think.

Not only this, but the water from your mains has already been
chlorinated or treated in a way which should minimize the risk from
any 'bugs'...

When you fill your MH tank, the water in there is carefully conserved
and used far more reservedly than it is at home, I think?
Consequently, ~I~ think there is a need to treat the stuff with a
healthy respect when it comes to actually using it for anything other
than washing.

Hilary




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Re: [MH-list] Wild camping in France now illegal?

Trevor Mace <macet416@...>
 

Spot on. Just of the coat by La Rochelle now reached by big
bridge. As I recall plenty campsites etc.
Ah yes, but last week many were not open

Except for seasonal overcrowding, that is. We couldn't get a
pitch on a camp site, so we wild camped on the beach amidst
all the rubbish and in full earshot of sundry adolescent
mating rituals.
The local tourist office gave us a list of places where it WAS possible to
stop for just one night.

My original comment of it being difficult to wild camp was based on
experience of other parts of France and the many notices we saw this time
banning overnight stops by camping cars. We had never been to the Ile de Re
before and it was very quiet at the beginning of the week - I imagine that
in August it's dreadful! As teachers we normally are restricted to
July/August and our experiences last week encouraged us to look forward to
retirement!

BTW I was rather stung by the phrase 'freeloader' as we do use campsites,
pay for our water/waste at Aires and last week negotiated with camp owners
on the cost of refilling tanks and dumping waste. This is on top of the
money we bring into the community by eating out and food/fuel/gas/present
purchases.

Trevor Mace
CI Itaca www.abacus-web.co.uk


Re: [MH-list] Travel in Russia

Marty <camping.car@...>
 

Can't help you with sites, but if you run on unleaded & have a catalytic
converter fitted you'' destory the convert if you use unleaded.
M.
-- The Camper House, sole UK importers of new Autostars & approved used
Autostar imports via network .
-- Tel. 01865 427900. Fax 01865 427576. P.O. Box Oxford 432, Oxford, OX2
9WJ.
-- http://www.thecamperhouse.co.uk e-mail to enquiries@thecamperhouse.co.uk
-- All comments herein are only the personal comments or opinions of the
author.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Bull" <Mike.Bull2@btopenworld.com>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 3:24 PM
Subject: [MH-list] Travel in Russia


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






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Re: [MH-list] Travel in Russia

Don Madge <donmadge@...>
 

On Tues 03 June 2003 09:22:36 Mike wrote

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.
=============================================================================
========
Hi Mike,
We wanted to visit St Petersburg but after much planning and taking advice
from different organisations we decided to do the trip by rail from Helsinki
It's also possible to do a round trip Moscow/St Petersburg from Helsinki as
well.
We were unable to get van or recovery insurance for the trip anyway.

We found it was a lot cheaper and easier to organise the trip in Helsinki
(the main tourist office have a section for such trips and are very
efficient).
The trip (visas etc) took about four/five days to organise. In the mean time
we took a trip on the fast craft to Tallin, Estonia.

There is an suitable site in Helsinki where you can leave the van

We got a great deal of misleading information from tour companies in the UK
who do package tours to Russia.

I can give you a rough idea of prices if you are interested.

Regards

Don


Re: [MH-list] Re: Stephen Buckley

Marty <camping.car@...>
 

Welcome back, hope the pains stay away!
M.
-- The Camper House, sole UK importers of new Autostars & approved used
Autostar imports via network .
-- Tel. 01865 427900. Fax 01865 427576. P.O. Box Oxford 432, Oxford, OX2
9WJ.
-- http://www.thecamperhouse.co.uk e-mail to enquiries@thecamperhouse.co.uk
-- All comments herein are only the personal comments or opinions of the
author.


Re: [MH-list] RESIGNING AND FULL TIMING

ayrstreem@...
 

We took our 4 kids away on an extended European tour for 6 months from March
till October some years ago. .... including all the school work for that year.
You can never replace the memories and shared experiences that we had, and
not one of them suffered educationally each getting a degree later in life.
The school was most helpful and all the teachers without exception
congratulated us on "breaking the mould"..... and provided everything we needed to
ensure that the kids education did not suffer.
So go for it.... youll never regret it.
Its a big World out there.


Re: Motor cycle hydraulic rear tail lift

Nick
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, pilotepete@b... wrote:
I have seen on the back of RVs substantial tail lifts but
wondered if anyone had any experience of them and whose to
recommend? I need to carry my heavy motorcycle that weighs
about 350 kilos.



Pilotepete shortly to change horses
Bikes towed in trailer.
Birmingham UK
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Ruddy-hell Pete what do you ride, a fully dressed steam roller? I
used to have a Harley and it did,nt come anywhere close to
350kgs.
Nick.


Motor cycle hydraulic rear tail lift

Tez.45 <tez.45@...>
 

Hi,

Towtal do an Motor cycle hydraulic rear tail lift. I am sure it can be
viewed on their website.
http://www.towtal.co.uk/

Regards,

Tez45

I have no connection with this company apart from being a satisfied customer.


Re: [MH-list] Re: MH Rental Companies - Help Needed!

Chrislyn2602@...
 


MH Rental Companies - Help Needed!

paolabrescia2001 <paolabrescia2001@...>
 

Dear all,
we are planning to spend the first two weeks in the Republic of
Ireland. We are going to rent a motorhome (6-berth). May you provude
us with rental companies' contacts in order to find our vehicle?
We hope you will answer quickly because we are in a big Hurry (due
to reservation contstraints and other stuff)
Thank you ALL!


Re: [MH-list] Re: Motor cycle hydraulic rear tail lift

Marty <camping.car@...>
 

You'll need a very sutaintial rack for that size, the heaviest I've seen in
Germany carried upto 250kg & was really only suitable to fit to something
akin to an American RV or Clou etc. The rack alone weighed in at near
100kgs.
Marty.

Better to stick to the trailer I think!

-- The Camper House, sole UK importers of new Autostars & approved used
Autostar imports via network .
-- Tel. 01865 427900. Fax 01865 427576. P.O. Box Oxford 432, Oxford, OX2
9WJ.
-- http://www.thecamperhouse.co.uk e-mail to enquiries@thecamperhouse.co.uk
-- All comments herein are only the personal comments or opinions of the
author.

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, pilotepete@b... wrote:
I have seen on the back of RVs substantial tail lifts but
wondered if anyone had any experience of them and whose to
recommend? I need to carry my heavy motorcycle that weighs
about 350 kilos.


Re: MH Rental Companies - Help Needed!

gbkaven <george@...>
 

Hi

Marquis Motor homes do mhome hire. Many branches throughout UK. Key
in Marquis Motor homes into Google to find on th internet or address
on back of MMM magazine.


George & Elizabeth.
------------------------------------------------------------------
Adress on back of--- In motorhome-
list@yahoogroups.com, "paolabrescia2001" <paolabrescia2001@y...>
wrote:
Dear all,
we are planning to spend the first two weeks in the Republic of
Ireland. We are going to rent a motorhome (6-berth). May you
provude
us with rental companies' contacts in order to find our vehicle?
We hope you will answer quickly because we are in a big Hurry (due
to reservation contstraints and other stuff)
Thank you ALL!


Re: [MH-list] Rear View Cameras

EWARTROBERT@...
 

Andy
Along with a partner, My company is developing a wire-less rear view camera,
which need nothing on the trailer. Just secure the camera to a bracket and
move it somewhere else whenever you want. Loads of other uses !
3-6 months, watch out on www.caravanparts.net

Regards
Bob


Re: Rear View Cameras

andyangyh
 

Having driven 38 tonne trucks for 27 years without a reversing
camera, nor being involved in a reversing accident I personally
think
them a waste of time - I'd rather spend the money on a holiday in
the
bus. But that's just my thoughts.
If there is a reversing camera system available that could also be
radio controlled to scan 360 degrees as a cctv security camera my
concerns would be that camera itself would be open to
vandalism/attack.
Voxy.
I found a MicroMark CCTV system (camera, monitor that doubles as a
TV/Radio and 10 metres of cable) at a local discount store. Cost -
£39.95. I called MicroMark to see if the camera was
weatherproof. "Totally" And will it run off 12 volt (it came with a
mains plug transformer that put out 12v) "Yep - no problem!" Now
installed in the van and I have found it very useful. At that price
it was a bargain. It also has infra-red (so I can see my wife smoking
behind the van before bed!) and a microphone built into the cam so I
can hear her instructions. Don't think I would have paid £300+ but
for under £40....!

AndyH
http://www.losinebrios.co.uk (Possibly the oldest boy-band in the
world

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