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

nhrluk
 

In a message dated 01/06/03 21:55:06 GMT Daylight Time, musicalj2@yahoo.co.uk
writes:


A black and white tv licence is £38.50.

HTH

Hilary
But you can use a portable TV in your caravan or camper etc. on your home tv
licence.
The exact rules can be found on the licencing authority website. can't
remember its address though......

Nigel


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Re: [MH-list] Curly wurly hosepipes

Buff Eagle <buff@...>
 

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)


Re: [MH-list] Aires de Service

Andy Clarke <andy@...>
 

On Sun, 1 Jun 2003 11:06:37 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time), Don Madge wrote:



The following article was posted on the MMM Forum by Derek Uzzell

a very experienced motorcaravanner. Remember it's a personal view.

As we have now topped the 1000 member mark I thought the article

will be a big help to those just starting out.
Very useful info Don.

If you have Derek's contact details could you ask him for permission to
include his article in the Motorhome List FAQ files?

--
Andy Clarke - Motorhome List Owner

Motorhome Living - a discussion forum for long term motorhome living
http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/motorhome-living/

http://www.ukmotorhomes.net - Free Motorhome Classifieds and more!


Re: [MH-list] Water Pump Filter

Andy Clarke <andy@...>
 

On Sun, 1 Jun 2003 12:09:14 EDT, In22gram@aol.com wrote:

I have a 'SHURflo pump on my van.
I have just read in a 'motor caravan' book that this pump has a filter and
that it should be replaced each season. It shows a photo' of the pump and
filter, *but it does not tell you how to remove the filter from the pump*. What is
the point of that???????
I didn't buy the book; borrowed from the library, otherwise I'd be really
mad!!!!!!!

Anyway the question, obviously, is, how do I remove the filter: does it just
unscrew?
Access and the view of the pump is very restricted on my van: it's a case of
fumbling blindly......
Assuming that you are referring to the external filter, the 'standard'
ShurFlo filter is in two halves, one half is screwed on to the pump
inlet, the other half has the water pipe from the tank attached to it.
The two halves are held together in 'bayonet' fashion, to separate them,
hold the part that's attached to the pump and twist the other half about
1/8th of a turn anticlockwise, then just pull apart. There is a piece of
stainless steel mesh inside, it can be washed, no need to replace the
whole filter.

There is a much older type of filter that was used up to around 10 years
ago I think. If you have one of those it's held together by four thin
screws & nuts
--
Andy Clarke - Motorhome List Owner

Motorhome Living - a discussion forum for long term motorhome living
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Portable tv . . . . 12 v

Buff Eagle <buff@...>
 

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)


Is EBAY cheaper????

Martin Villar <MARTIN@...>
 

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.

On a separate note and I realise nothing to do with Motorhoming, I was wndering if there were any computer buffs out there that could help me.
I have a business website for my driving school that was built for me by a grateful pupil. I have the ftp codes for it and successfully updated it from time to time using Terrapin but it was time limited so went onto WS_FTP PRO and smart FTP but found that with neither programme could I establish a connection with the site to upload or update files.
I have Dreamweaver 4 and have been told there is a powerful FTP software programme in it but for the life of me I cannot find it.
Any help would be appreciated, but to leave this site free please reply to martin@drivingcentre.freeserve.co.uk
Thanks Martin



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Re: Portable tv . . . . 12 v

Darren <daz@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Buff Eagle" <buff@b...> wrote:

http://members.tripod.com/outdoor.camping/tv_&;_video.htm
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.
We have had a couple of pocket TVs over the years. Those 2 inch screen
jobs. Both were made by Casio (I think) They had colour screens and
were quite good in all but very strong sunlight (so we never had a
problem with that). The tuning was by auto tune as soon as you turned
the set on. I could also plug in an external antenna if I needed.

On the small telescopic antena we had few problems with getting a
usable signal, but we could see the Sutton Colfield TV mast from our
house (though it was the other side of the city.) We used to take
theses TVs to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix and we never had
problems there either... But then again, Silverstone broadcast it's
own TV channel for the weekend....

The only real problem was trying to read text and captions, and
weather forecasts were a little difficult to follow.

I found that we could even watch films on them. After a while you seem
to adjust to such a small screen.

We now have an LCD screen TV, cost was about 150 quid and it has a
nice 5" screen. Quality is great and the viewing angle is much
better.
Before this LCD TV we used a Radio cassette CD TV thing... It was only
a B+W screen but it worked really well... Only problem was it was too
big to store in our Dandy.

Darren


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

Buff Eagle <buff@...>
 

Thanks for all that Darren :0)

Do you think that this is the sort of thing you have now?

http://www.roadstar.com/uk/lcd5005sil_det.htm

Buff :0)

We now have an LCD screen TV, cost was about 150 quid and it has a
nice 5" screen. Quality is great and the viewing angle is much
better.
> Darren


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

Darren <daz@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Buff Eagle" <buff@b...> wrote:
Thanks for all that Darren :0)

Do you think that this is the sort of thing you have now?

http://www.roadstar.com/uk/lcd5005sil_det.htm

Buff :0)
That's the one! We got ours from a Thompson shop in Worcester.
Thompson sell factory reconditioned goods at sensible prices. The odd
cosmetic blemish now and then but the products tend to be fine.

We also bought (From Safeway) a portable DVD player with built in
screen for 249 quid. Very similar styling to the Tv and we can even
plug the DVD player into the TV, giving us two screens.... My 2 year
old son loves it.... He can now watch Thomas and Bob the builder
anywhere.... Great for keeping him quiet now and then :)


Darren


Re: Portable tv . . . . 12 v

Hilary
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Buff Eagle" <buff@b...> wrote:

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) !!!!)
GROAN.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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)

I have a Casio portable hand-held TV - unfortunately not with us so I
can't tell you the model number. I bought it for my mother whose
sight deteriorated in her last weeks to the point where she couldn't
see very clearly at all, and she found it useful. I used it for a
long time in the van before we bought the Thomson TV and had no
problems with it at all; the reception was good if you twiddled a bit
with the aerial, and the quality of the picture wasn't bad.

However....these things ~are~ 'hand-held', and therefore it makes it
difficult for more than one person to use it - unless you are sitting
straight in front of the screen the picture isn't very well defined -
it goes almost into a negative picture (like a photo neg). When
Himself came with me and we ~both~ wanted to watch the same programme
we had to cuddle up very close indeed!! ;-))

The sound - as in most small devices - is tinny, and I used it only
to watch the programmes I really would have missed if I hadn't seen
them, so to speak! You can use an earphone with them.

Pluses? You can run it of the 12v socket for aaaaages with minimal
drain on the battery. Minuses - apart from the above - use normal
batteries and it will cost you a fortune....


A black and white tv licence is £38.50.

HTH

Hilary


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

Buff Eagle <buff@...>
 

Thanks Darren.
I think Hilary has convinced me that if we do get one then a 5 inch screen
might be the most sensible option.

Thanks Guys :0)

That's the one!
Darren
(This is all the fault of Dave Burleigh for giving us URLs for equipment. .
. and one thing led to another!!)


Bugs are bugging me!

Hilary
 

What with Buff's newts and my bugs.....

Not so much bugs in their entirety so much as their remains on the
windscreen now that summer nights bring them out in their suicidal
thousands.

What do people recommend to shift the horrible sticky mess their
entrails leave behind? I had some stuff once but can't find it in my
bits box, so I assume I probably used it all last sumer and didn't
bother replacing it. I ~have~ to clean the car tomorrow; it goes in
for it's service first thing on Thursday morning and I won't have
time to do it before then as Monday and Thursday are my only days off
this week....whinge, whinge! :-)

TIA

Hilary


Re: [MH-list] Is EBAY cheaper???? (Infomap from Spotlight GPS)

DABurleigh <daburleigh@...>
 

Martin,

I'm sure the list will be interested in how you get on with Infomap, once
you have become accustomed to it and used it in anger. It seems the cheapest
voice navigation software/mapping available, whether just UK or Europe.

Who are Spotlight Global Positioning Systems? Do you have a webpage?

As to Dreamweaver 4 ftp, try:

http://www.swin.edu.au/corporate/webmanager/help/dw/ftp_dreamweaver_4.htm

http://www.macromedia.com/support/dreamweaver/

http://help.powweb.com/tutorials/ftp/dw4.php

http://dogbark.com/howto/ftp/dreamweaver4.php

Dave


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

Hilary
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Buff Eagle" <buff@b...> wrote:
Thanks Darren.
I think Hilary has convinced me that if we do get one then a 5 inch
screen
might be the most sensible option.

Thanks Guys :0)
(This is all the fault of Dave Burleigh for giving us URLs for
equipment. .
. and one thing led to another!!)

Unlike the hugs Hugh is going to miss out on if you get one you can
~both~ see at a sensible angle and distance..... <VBG>
Aaaw, poor Hugh; I thought I'd be doing him a favour by recommending
that approach!!! ;-))))))

Hilary


Re: [MH-list] Bugs are bugging me!

DABurleigh <daburleigh@...>
 

Hilary,

In between car washes, I just squirt the windscreen washers and use a pot
scourer if the bugs begin to bug me.

When I get the car serviced they wash & valet it then, without extra charge
(yes I know I pay for it, but I don't get it cheaper if I decline ....) so I
make sure it is filthy before the service :-)

You're not, by any chance, the sort who would have a cleaner in the house
but would then stay up half the night getting the house straight for the
cleaner in the morning?

Dave


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

Alan Cocks <aec@...>
 

In article <001001c32877$11566600$0200a8c0@DNSDomain>, Buff Eagle
<buff@barneagle.freeserve.co.uk> writes
Just browsing, as one does, and came across a pocket sized tv.
1) Do you use it abroad - I think a different system is needed there?
2) with very small units I recall that they have batteries and or
transformers - usually mains, and extra wires etc?

--
Alan Cocks Berkshire UK


Re: [MH-list] Is EBAY cheaper???? (Infomap from Spotlight GPS)

Martin Villar <MARTIN@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
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To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 10:15 PM
Subject: RE: [MH-list] Is EBAY cheaper???? (Infomap from Spotlight GPS)


Martin,

I'm sure the list will be interested in how you get on with Infomap, once
you have become accustomed to it and used it in anger. It seems the
cheapest
voice navigation software/mapping available, whether just UK or Europe.


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Re: [MH-list] Bugs are bugging me!

Hilary
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "DABurleigh" <daburleigh@n...>
wrote:
Hilary,

In between car washes, I just squirt the windscreen washers and use
a pot
scourer if the bugs begin to bug me.
I was wondering about that - but surely even the ones for non-stick
pans craze the windscreen a little?

When I get the car serviced they wash & valet it then, without
extra charge
(yes I know I pay for it, but I don't get it cheaper if I
decline ....) so I
make sure it is filthy before the service :-)
Tee, hee....well, regardless of whether or not I clean Arfur before
the service, I expect that the night-time travel I'm currently having
to do will ensure there are still enough bodies on the bodywork and -
because the car park at work backs on to a building site - with the
access to it through our car park! - enough mud, grit and grot inside
as well to make it worth their while if they ~do~ valet it. I'm
going to have to wait a couple of hours for it while it's done - no
loan car available - so I shall see whether they valet or not. It's
the first time I've used them, but as they supplied the car.... and
the warranty conditions have to be fulfilled.....


You're not, by any chance, the sort who would have a cleaner in the
house
but would then stay up half the night getting the house straight
for the
cleaner in the morning?
Um....no....but my mum used to! :-)) I can't afford such heady
luxuries as a 'woman wot does'; but every now and again I make a
point of inviting friends round just to galvanise myself into a spell
of frenetic activity with the duster and the vacuum - which is the
only 'cleaner' in this house! I keep saying we ought to go for the
minimalist approach; just doesn't seem to happen!

Hilary


Re: [MH-list] Bugs are bugging me!

DABurleigh <daburleigh@...>
 

Hilary,

I was wondering about that - but surely even the ones for non-stick
pans craze the windscreen a little?
No. I would avoid Brillo pads, but that's about it.

But, as they say, try a small area in the corner first if you're unsure :-)

Dave


Have I gone mad?

glerant
 

Hi Folks

I am thinking of selling my house and using the equity to buy a large
(haven't decided on a large European or American RV) motorhome and go
through France and Spain.
I have a partner and two kids(+dog).
At the moment I live in Somerset and work in London - I have resigned
my job and the house is on the market.
Unfortunately I probably don't have enough equity to buy a house
outright in Spain but since reading and getting 'into' MotorHomes I
am thinking that it may be possible to survive for up to two years
while we;

a: Learn the Lingo
b: Find out where we want to put down roots
c: just have a godamm adventure!

Have I gone barking mad or is this do-able!

I would appreciate any thoughts and advice on this.
bty - hopefully I would have about £80000 but I would want to stash
at least £30000 for any 'egg on face' scenarios.

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