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Re: [MH-list] Mice!

Peter S
 

We had mice in habitation part of the the van before last. It was an Autosleeper Executive that had a small drawer under the cooker - this drawer was full of acorns - it was so full that it was nearly imposible to get out. I also found a mouse wandering around on the driver's seat, I could not believe it when I caught it with my gloved hand.

Our next van had mice hoarding cob nuts under the bonnet.

Several years ago we also had mice in the spare wheel well of our car.

Coincidentally I only found the evidence in the last two cases just before we sold the vehicle.

Luckily no damage has been done.

I now have mouse poison laid near where the van is kept - hopefully this will attract them away from the van. I also have one of those ultrasonic things plugged in in the van- whether it makes any difference I don't know.

It is very difficult to keep mice out by physical barriers as they will climb anything - up the tyre, along the suspension and through holes so small that you would think it impossible for them to get through

We also get mice in the loft at home. I have several traps set and we occassionally get a catch. I have moth balls scattered around as they are reputed to act as a deterrent.

We live in a rural setting with lots of nature around with loads of stuff for it to feed off and all you can do is the best to keep it away from where you don't want it.

Peter S







Amongst other chores, I emptied the waste bin - full of chewed-up bits
of paper kitchen towel and mouse droppings. No sign of the mouse (or
mice), and no idea how they could get into the 'habitation' part. No
obvious signs of damage (electrical circuits ok etc) although one of
the other owners had admitted a couple of weeks ago to having replaced
a chewed-up seat belt.

So the question arises - apart from setting up mousetraps here and
there, is there anything I can do to avoid such future attacks? Any
point in asking the local service agents to try to identify and block
up possible access paths?


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Mice!

jcjh123 <john@...>
 

Planning to visit deepest Derbyshire this weekend for a family bash,
today I fetched the mhome from the caravan park where it is usually
stored.

Amongst other chores, I emptied the waste bin - full of chewed-up bits
of paper kitchen towel and mouse droppings. No sign of the mouse (or
mice), and no idea how they could get into the 'habitation' part. No
obvious signs of damage (electrical circuits ok etc) although one of
the other owners had admitted a couple of weeks ago to having replaced
a chewed-up seat belt.

So the question arises - apart from setting up mousetraps here and
there, is there anything I can do to avoid such future attacks? Any
point in asking the local service agents to try to identify and block
up possible access paths?

As usual, all advice, suggestions and reminiscences gratefully received

John H


Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

Sue and Bob <snailsontour@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk, "Nigel Owen" <nigel@...>
wrote:

Some time ago there was a discussion on the MH list regarding ADAC
the
German Automobile Club recovery/assistance programme.

This covers the person, not the vehicle and includes motorhomes over
3.5 t.

The comprehensive package (Germany + Overseas) is called ADAC Plus

The cost for 1 person + 1 partner (same address) is ? 98.70 per year

Did anyone join ADAC and can advise of their experience?

Nigel.
We have just joined ADAC - 83.5 euros inc 4 euros joining fee for a
single named driver (we pretty much always travel together). This will
cover us on the motorhome, car and motorbike all around Europe. This
compares to £88 for the motorhome (Central European cover) with Saga,
£100 odd for the car (UK only) with the RAC and no cover on the 'bike
(quoted £100 plus for European cover).

It seemed a pretty good deal to me, plus add in the benefit as Derek
says of being covered all over Europe - we travel with the 'bike on
the back of the motorhome; plus numerous minor benefits like obtain
spares, loan money, free hotels in emergency, etc.

The worst bit is paying them money which is a bit cumbersome, but they
were happy to send me a membership card on the assumption that I will
get around to paying in due course -just paid today, three weeks
later.
HTH
Bob


Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

Nigel Owen
 

----- Original Message -----
From: <derek_sims@lineone.net>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?





The cost for 1 person + 1 partner (same address) is ? 98.70 per year

Did anyone join ADAC and can advise of their experience?

Nigel.
We joined. If it's for yourself and wife (or civil partner I think) you
don't need more than ADACPlus membership so it's even cheaper. The cover
appears very comprehensive although we haven't put it to the test. It
includes at-home service but more importantly there is no restriction the
time spent abroad and cover includes all countries bordering the Med., so
it
includes Morocco.It covers all your vehicles It also includes personal
travel insurance for trips up to 90 days in Europe and 45 days worldwide.
.

All the membership documents are in German but there seems to be no
problem
getting an English-speaking operator on the 'phone. I translated my
documents using OCR and Google translate but I wouldn't vouch for their
accuracy as my German is almost non-existent. There are some pdfs in
English on their website.

There was quite a long thread on this last August or September. Should be
possible to search and find it.

Derek
Thanks Derek.

The ADAC Plus shows as Euros 98.70 for two people on their website.

We have full cover through our motorhome insurance (Caravanguard) or the
van. However, we both have new VW cars that only come with one year
roadside recovery (although the cars warranty is for three years). It will
be much cheaper for us to take out the ADAC cover for us as individuals as
this will then cover the cars - the fact that the motorhome is also covered
is an added bonus.

Nigel.


Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

shaun collins
 

sounds like a standard rac cuver you have there.£90 worth
 www.blackrosetrikes.co.uk
www.cafibo.co.uk




________________________________
From: David and Mary <davidandmarygarvin@googlemail.com>
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Sent: Monday, 12 January, 2009 18:06:11
Subject: RE: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?


I joined as well - main benefit for me was the fact that there is no age or
value restriction on the vehicle as my Talisman is now 19 years old. I have
breakdown cover through my insurance company (a specialist motorhome policy
for ROI or Northern Ireland residents) but it does not cover repatriation
costs in the event of a breakdown abroad.

David

-----Original Message-----

The cost for 1 person + 1 partner (same address) is ? 98.70 per year

Did anyone join ADAC and can advise of their experience?

Nigel.
We joined. If it's for yourself and wife (or civil partner I think) you
don't need more than ADACPlus membership so it's even cheaper. The cover
appears very comprehensive although we haven't put it to the test.
............ ......






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Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

David and Mary <davidandmarygarvin@...>
 

I joined as well - main benefit for me was the fact that there is no age or
value restriction on the vehicle as my Talisman is now 19 years old. I have
breakdown cover through my insurance company (a specialist motorhome policy
for ROI or Northern Ireland residents) but it does not cover repatriation
costs in the event of a breakdown abroad.

David

-----Original Message-----

The cost for 1 person + 1 partner (same address) is ? 98.70 per year

Did anyone join ADAC and can advise of their experience?

Nigel.
We joined. If it's for yourself and wife (or civil partner I think) you
don't need more than ADACPlus membership so it's even cheaper. The cover
appears very comprehensive although we haven't put it to the test.
..................


Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

shaun collins
 

www.blackrosetrikes.co.uk
www.cafibo.co.uk
mick

i got told that as long as im under 25 foot long and under 3 half ton they will bring me back to my door as well as my trailer and the contents as well, mine is a large dodge 56s with the bike unit boltid on the back im 23 foot long.
i thort that was a good prise for a piece of mind.




________________________________
From: Nigel Owen <nigel@nigelowen.co.uk>
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Sent: Monday, 12 January, 2009 16:34:25
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?


Some time ago there was a discussion on the MH list regarding ADAC the
German Automobile Club recovery/assistance programme.

This covers the person, not the vehicle and includes motorhomes over 3.5 t.

The comprehensive package (Germany + Overseas) is called ADAC Plus

The cost for 1 person + 1 partner (same address) is ? 98.70 per year

Did anyone join ADAC and can advise of their experience?

Nigel.

----- Original Message -----
From: "elizabeth wilkinson" <wilko@eawilkinson12 4.fsnet.co. uk>
To: <motorhome-list@ yahoogroups. co.uk>
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

You have to watch as there are restrictions on size we have the rac but as
our motorhome a hymer b644 is over 18ft and there are restrictions on
transporters a way round this is to join caravan + camping club

-------Original Message----- --

From: mick.potter
Date: 12/01/2009 14:40:46
To: motorhome-list@ yahoogroups. co.uk
Subject: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

Can anyone recommend a company that sells good value insurance for a
motorhome and another car, for two drivers?

TIA

Mick





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Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

derek_sims@...
 


The cost for 1 person + 1 partner (same address) is ? 98.70 per year

Did anyone join ADAC and can advise of their experience?

Nigel.
We joined. If it's for yourself and wife (or civil partner I think) you don't need more than ADACPlus membership so it's even cheaper. The cover appears very comprehensive although we haven't put it to the test. It includes at-home service but more importantly there is no restriction the time spent abroad and cover includes all countries bordering the Med., so it includes Morocco.It covers all your vehicles It also includes personal travel insurance for trips up to 90 days in Europe and 45 days worldwide. .

All the membership documents are in German but there seems to be no problem getting an English-speaking operator on the 'phone. I translated my documents using OCR and Google translate but I wouldn't vouch for their accuracy as my German is almost non-existent. There are some pdfs in English on their website.

There was quite a long thread on this last August or September. Should be possible to search and find it.

Derek


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Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

kenny.macdougall
 

There is no restrictions with the AA
regards
Kenny

----- Original Message -----
From: elizabeth wilkinson
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?


You have to watch as there are restrictions on size we have the rac but as
our motorhome a hymer b644 is over 18ft and there are restrictions on
transporters a way round this is to join caravan + camping club

-------Original Message-------

From: mick.potter
Date: 12/01/2009 14:40:46
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Subject: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

Can anyone recommend a company that sells good value insurance for a
motorhome and another car, for two drivers?

TIA

Mick


Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

Nigel Owen
 

Some time ago there was a discussion on the MH list regarding ADAC the
German Automobile Club recovery/assistance programme.

This covers the person, not the vehicle and includes motorhomes over 3.5 t.

The comprehensive package (Germany + Overseas) is called ADAC Plus

The cost for 1 person + 1 partner (same address) is ? 98.70 per year

Did anyone join ADAC and can advise of their experience?

Nigel.

----- Original Message -----
From: "elizabeth wilkinson" <wilko@eawilkinson124.fsnet.co.uk>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?


You have to watch as there are restrictions on size we have the rac but as
our motorhome a hymer b644 is over 18ft and there are restrictions on
transporters a way round this is to join caravan + camping club

-------Original Message-------

From: mick.potter
Date: 12/01/2009 14:40:46
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Subject: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

Can anyone recommend a company that sells good value insurance for a
motorhome and another car, for two drivers?

TIA

Mick








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Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

shaun collins
 

iv just look in to this and so far iv found that RAC can cover the van and a trailer for 90 odd notes and if you are a member of the caravan club you get 15% discount that brings it to 80 odd notes, iv got more to look at my self so as and when i find out you will. :0)
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www.cafibo.co.uk




________________________________
From: "W3526602@aol.com" <W3526602@aol.com>
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Sent: Monday, 12 January, 2009 15:41:01
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?



In a message dated 12/01/2009 15:27:52 GMT Standard Time,
kenny.macdougall@ btinternet. com writes:

Can anyone recommend a company that sells good value insurance for a
motorhome and another car, for two drivers?

Hi,

Britannia give me over for ANY car which is carrying either me or my wife as
driver or passenger, plus one named car being driven by ANYBODY, which may
(or may not ????) be the same named car as can be driven abroad for long
periods (365? 183?). Driving abroad is extra, but you can pay even more and cover
both your cars abroad. £32 comes to mind, but check that.

Britannia charge the least, but pay the most.

602

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Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

elizabeth wilkinson <wilko@...>
 

You have to watch as there are restrictions on size we have the rac but as
our motorhome a hymer b644 is over 18ft and there are restrictions on
transporters a way round this is to join caravan + camping club

-------Original Message-------

From: mick.potter
Date: 12/01/2009 14:40:46
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Subject: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

Can anyone recommend a company that sells good value insurance for a
motorhome and another car, for two drivers?

TIA

Mick


Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

kenny.macdougall
 

The AA is you best bet covers any vehicle
Kenny
Skye

----- Original Message -----
From: mick.potter
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 1:58 PM
Subject: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?


Can anyone recommend a company that sells good value insurance for a
motorhome and another car, for two drivers?

TIA

Mick


Breakdown Insurance?

Mick Potter
 

Can anyone recommend a company that sells good value insurance for a
motorhome and another car, for two drivers?

TIA

Mick


Re: [MH-list] Breakdown Insurance?

W3526602@...
 

In a message dated 12/01/2009 15:27:52 GMT Standard Time,
kenny.macdougall@btinternet.com writes:

Can anyone recommend a company that sells good value insurance for a
motorhome and another car, for two drivers?



Hi,

Britannia give me over for ANY car which is carrying either me or my wife as
driver or passenger, plus one named car being driven by ANYBODY, which may
(or may not ????) be the same named car as can be driven abroad for long
periods (365? 183?). Driving abroad is extra, but you can pay even more and cover
both your cars abroad. £32 comes to mind, but check that.

Britannia charge the least, but pay the most.

602


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Re: [MH-list] Euro and ferries

Peter S
 

That's excellent Reg.

I could get cheaper on Norfolk line but it would mean coming back in the middle of the night and missing a dayof our very restricted holiday period. The alternative day sailing was much much more expensive. Going out in the early hours of a Sat morning was only £20 - very reasonable!

I will keep trying.

Peter S




Just received my Norfolkline ticket - Dover to Dunkirk return.  MH +
driver + wife.

£35.02 return - out mid May 2009.

Price on web changes from time to time.

Reg.

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Re: [MH-list] Another new ferry service

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 12/1/09 07:17, "W3526602@aol.com" <W3526602@aol.com> wrote:

Isn't that somewhat brisk?
Have they bought the Speedferries or the Hoverspeed boats, I wonder?
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Bristol


Re: [MH-list] Another new ferry service

W3526602@...
 

In a message dated 11/01/2009 19:15:23 GMT Standard Time,
james.cheney@gmx.net writes:

Ramsgate to Boulogne taking 75 minutes.



Isn't that somewhat brisk?

602


Re: [MH-list] Euro

W3526602@...
 

In a message dated 11/01/2009 10:51:34 GMT Standard Time, ernb@supanet.com
writes:

I think that I will buy Euros at the first sign of another slide.



Hi Ern,

I assume you know that your UK bank will open a Euro account for you, but
won't give you a cheque book. But you can instruct then to send funds elsewhere,
including your £££ account.

602


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