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[MH-list] Re: Scan Guage / mpg

chris724114 <chris724114@...>
 

I have been advised by the distributor that the ScanGauge is not
compatible with my 2004 Ducato, though no reason was given.

ChrisC



--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk, "Neill King &#92;(MH-List&#92;)"
<yahoo@...> wrote:

-----Original Message-----
From: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
[mailto:motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk] On Behalf Of Paul Ramwell

"I don't have a scan gauge, but my Fiat Ducato has a MPG logger.
- I can get about 23 MPG on side roads but hammering it at 70 MPG
on the
Motorway I still get 21! - highest MPG seems to be around 25MPG
pottering
around at around 30MPG even in town!"

My (older) 2.8 didn't really settle down to a 'fully run in'
condition until
nearly 30,000 miles (yes 30K)! In fact I wouldn't say it
was 'loose' until
40K. Fuel consumption is now between 20 and nearly 30mpg. The lower
on the
motorway and the highest only when taking it very easy indeed. Like
you I
find town driving fairly economical maybe around 26mpg which is
about my
overall average.

This is in complete contrast to my car where town driving is
thirsty and
70mph cruising is very economical indeed.


Best regards

Neill
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Re: [MH-list] EHIC (European Health Insurance Card)

Peter S
 

Mine is valid until Nov 2010 and I got mine as soon as they came out.
 
Are they giving variable renewal dates to spread the load when they come to need renewing?
 
Peter S

----- Original Message ----
From: Tim Atkinson <tim@hotneedle.net>
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Sent: Thursday, 16 October, 2008 10:06:07 AM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] EHIC (European Health Insurance Card)

FWIW My UK issued one is set to expire in Feb 2011 which would make it
to have been valid for 5 years as I got it in presumably Feb 2006

Cheers

--Tim

Gerry wrote:

Don Madge wrote:
I was under the impression that the EHIC was valid for five years but
following a thread on MHF it appears some are only valid for three
years.

As they came into force on the 31st December 2005 and they were
issued from
September 2005 some could now be out of date.

So if you are planning to travel shortly get em checked.

Don
What is the expiration date on the bottom right hand corner?
My Spanish issued EHIC has an expiration date, don't the UK issued ones
have an expiration date?
Perhaps
you've never looked.
Cheers
Gerry

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Re: [MH-list] EHIC (European Health Insurance Card)

Tim Atkinson
 

FWIW My UK issued one is set to expire in Feb 2011 which would make it to have been valid for 5 years as I got it in presumably Feb 2006

Cheers

--Tim

Gerry wrote:


Don Madge wrote:
I was under the impression that the EHIC was valid for five years but
following a thread on MHF it appears some are only valid for three
years.

As they came into force on the 31st December 2005 and they were
issued from
September 2005 some could now be out of date.

So if you are planning to travel shortly get em checked.

Don
What is the expiration date on the bottom right hand corner?
My Spanish issued EHIC has an expiration date, don't the UK issued ones
have an expiration date?
Perhaps
you've never looked.
Cheers
Gerry

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Re: [MH-list] Winnebago skylights

Glyndavies47@...
 

Geoff,

I you can manage to replace them yourself, you can get all you need here:

_http://www.abp-accessories.co.uk/_ (http://www.abp-accessories.co.uk/)

HTH

Glyn Davies
In sunny Pontypool

In a message dated 16/10/2008 12:56:45 GMT Standard Time,
geflechef@yahoo.co.uk writes:




Hello All. I have 2 skylights,(fanlightHello All. I have 2 skylights,(fa
roof,forgive my ignorance!), that weep quite badly in rain,(bucket
job),obviously a DIY job. Need pro help to seal or replace in Cumbria.
Dealers here are tourist hungry for rich pickings!!. Any suggestions
for a good deal?
Geoff


Re: [MH-list] EHIC (European Health Insurance Card)

Peter R. Thornton
 

Don Madge wrote:

On Wed 15 October 2008 20:04 Gerry wrote

What is the expiration date on the bottom right hand corner?
My Spanish issued EHIC has an expiration date, don't the UK issued ones
have an expiration date?
Perhaps
you've never looked.
Cheers
-------------------------------------------
Gerry,

I don't have a problem mine runs out in Oct 2010 five years after it was
issued.

I posted the info just to warn people to check their expiry date in case
like me they thought all cards lasted five years. It appears some peoples
cards are only valid for three years.

Don

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Thank you Don,
Just checked mine elapsed 01/10/2008. Hadn't given it a thought. Renewed online this AM.

Peter


Re: [MH-list] Re: EHIC (European Health Insurance Card)

tasman2405@...
 

In a message dated 15/10/2008 21:32:49 GMT Daylight Time,
john@anvicanna.co.uk writes:

I think there may be mis-information. My card shows an expiry date in 2012.
giving a five year period.



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------------------------------------------
As Don said, it appears some have a 3 year expiry date, some have a 5 year
date, mine was issued in 2006 and expires 2009 :))

Keith


Re: Euro Rate and State Pensions.

Ray Stables <zinj@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk, ErnB <ernest@...> wrote:

Well, well. Out of all that, the £ is edging up on the Euro by a
couple of
pence. Why I cannot see, what with the bottom dropping out of the
economy.
---------------------
I understand the world is buying dollars because they want to trade
with the USA, purchasing their products.
As our economy is now based on financial services, what have we got to
offer?
I dread to think what will happen to the pound.

Ray Stables


Re: [MH-list] Re: EHIC (European Health Insurance Card)

Don Madge <don.madge@...>
 

On Wed 15 October 2008 21:33 John wrote

I think there may be mis-information. My card shows an expiry date in 2012.
giving a five year period.
--------------------------------------------------------
Hi John,

Your have got it wrong, there is no miss-information.

This is a post from MHF where I got the original info from.

"We have 3 in our family, all applied for at the same time.
2 of them expired in July 2008, were renewed and are now valid until July
2013.
The third one in the original applications had a mistake in the birth date
not spotted immediately and returned for correction. That one is valid until
October 2009.

It seems that they have now extended the original shorter validity to 5
years.

For information see:
http://www.nhs.uk/EHIC/Pages/Applyingandrenewing.aspx

In particular note:
Renewing an EHIC
An EHIC is valid for 3 to 5 years depending on when it was issued. You will
need to apply for a new one before the expiry date. You can apply up to 6
months before the expiry date. The easiest way to apply is online.

Alternatively phone 0845 606 2030

You can also apply by post an application pack is available from all Post
Offices. However, postal applications will take longer.

Remember to check the expiry date on your EHIC before you start travelling."

I'm sure this explains it all.

Don


[MH-list] Re: What a shock

Motorhomer
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk, "Voxy" <voxol51@...> wrote:

...... and a nice little earner for a pick-pocket???
Voxy
Isn't any wallet??? At least my walet has no money in it or cards that
can be used.... Permanently skint and all cards maxed out.
My wallet is always either in a tight pocket, or one that is zipped
closed. My wallet is also always with me, unlike a device like an
e-book would be. That would be left in the van when out shopping etc :)
Ready for any car thief :)

Darren


Re: [MH-list] Re: Scan Guage / mpg

Neill King \(MH-List\)
 

-----Original Message-----
From: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
[mailto:motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk] On Behalf Of Paul Ramwell

"I don't have a scan gauge, but my Fiat Ducato has a MPG logger.
- I can get about 23 MPG on side roads but hammering it at 70 MPG on the
Motorway I still get 21! - highest MPG seems to be around 25MPG pottering
around at around 30MPG even in town!"

My (older) 2.8 didn't really settle down to a 'fully run in' condition until
nearly 30,000 miles (yes 30K)! In fact I wouldn't say it was 'loose' until
40K. Fuel consumption is now between 20 and nearly 30mpg. The lower on the
motorway and the highest only when taking it very easy indeed. Like you I
find town driving fairly economical maybe around 26mpg which is about my
overall average.

This is in complete contrast to my car where town driving is thirsty and
70mph cruising is very economical indeed.


Best regards

Neill
====================================
www.motorcaravanning.co.uk www.motorcaravanning.com
email: neill@motorcaravanning.co.uk phone: 01789-778825
==========================================================
An on-line shop community & reference for all motorcaravanners


Re: EHIC (European Health Insurance Card)

John Becker <john@...>
 

I think there may be mis-information. My card shows an expiry date in 2012.
giving a five year period.


Re: [MH-list] EHIC (European Health Insurance Card)

Don Madge <don.madge@...>
 

On Wed 15 October 2008 20:04 Gerry wrote

What is the expiration date on the bottom right hand corner?
My Spanish issued EHIC has an expiration date, don't the UK issued ones
have an expiration date?
Perhaps
you've never looked.
Cheers
-------------------------------------------
Gerry,

I don't have a problem mine runs out in Oct 2010 five years after it was
issued.

I posted the info just to warn people to check their expiry date in case
like me they thought all cards lasted five years. It appears some peoples
cards are only valid for three years.

Don


Re: [MH-list] Scan Guage

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 15/10/08 20:28, "chris724114" <chris724114@grouply.com> wrote:

I have looked online a the ScanGauge but have not yet found the price
in sterling, only dollars and euros. Any info on this? I get
impression fittng costs should be minimal?
£116, Chris. Inlc. VAT. See: -

http://tinyurl.com/4hqrdu

It has links to manual, compatibility guide, and something new, a mounting
bracket to hang it on rear view mirror.

HTH
--
ErnB
Bristol


ferry to France

Jim Brown <jimrbrown@...>
 

I had problems with P & O in August. Booked online from France for a one way
trip (Calais to Dover) inc dog. It cost me around £50.

We had some delays on route and arrived 2 hours late at Calais. P & O
charged me £60 rebooking fee to go on the next ferry out which was 2/3rds
empty.

I took it up with the company and got a corporate reply . I said I wasn't
happy and wanted to escalate the complaint. Eventually I got a voucher for
£60 for my next trip which I will use as we go to France 2 or 3 times a
year.

Regards

Jim Brown


Re: [MH-list] Scan Guage

chris724114 <chris724114@...>
 

I have looked online a the ScanGauge but have not yet found the price
in sterling, only dollars and euros. Any info on this? I get
impression fittng costs should be minimal?

ChrisC


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

On 15/10/08 16:01, "geoff_dwsn" <sucodude@...> wrote:

I am thinking of fitting a Scan Guage to my m/h to monitor MPG
etc.
does anyone have one fitted and can give any advice on
fitting,setup
and best place to buy.
Start here to check compatibility: -

http://www.ukobd.co.uk/site/compatibility_guidance.asp

The UK agent is UKODB at http://tinyurl.com/4kejtv

I have had one fitted to my Sprinter for several months now. I have
yet to
get mine accurately calibrated because I am not using much diesel.
Scangauge compares what it thinks you need to fill the tank with
what you
actually put in in order to adjust its parameters.

Nonetheless a useful tool. Even if, like mine, it does not give
accurate mpg
numbers yet, it indicates all the things you need to reduce your
consumption. The most useful of these I have found to be the LOD
figure.
This is the instantaneous percentage loading of the engine. Keep it
below
80% and you will be getting very good mileage.

Contrary to what one would think, my Sprinter will generally keep
the LOD
number below 80% using Cruise Control and Sprint-Shift. Give it a
hill and
it might get it up to over 90%, but not for long. The Mercedes
system seems
to be set for max economy. Trying to best it by manual gear
changing and the
numbers are nearer 100%. Especially if you work the throttle as
well.
Staying in a low gear and accelerating

Even if off, the MPG readout is still relative, drive to get the
biggest
number.

On top of that, it will read the Trouble Codes when something goes
wrong.
Very useful if you are stuck by the roadside. You can relay the
codes to the
breakdown people and determine if you can fix it yourself, if it is
safe to
drive, what spares are needed or, indeed, if it is terminal.

HTH
--
ErnB
Bristol


Re: [MH-list] EHIC (European Health Insurance Card)

Gerry Harris
 

Don Madge wrote:
I was under the impression that the EHIC was valid for five years but
following a thread on MHF it appears some are only valid for three years.

As they came into force on the 31st December 2005 and they were issued from
September 2005 some could now be out of date.

So if you are planning to travel shortly get em checked.

Don
What is the expiration date on the bottom right hand corner?
My Spanish issued EHIC has an expiration date, don't the UK issued ones
have an expiration date?
Perhaps
you've never looked.
Cheers
Gerry

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Re: [MH-list] Re: Scan Guage

Paul Ramwell <paul_ramwell@...>
 

I don't have a scan gauge, but my Fiat Ducato has a MPG logger. To be
honest, it started out as a challenge - then became depressing for a number
of reasons:

- I am convinced you would get a higher MPG in 5th rather than 6th gear!!!

- I can get about 23 MPG on side roads doing about 50MPG, slipping out of
gear whenever I can, coasting etc, but hammering it at 70 MPG on the
Motorway I still get 21!

- highest MPG seems to be around 25MPG pottering around at around 30MPG even
in town!



There comes a time where the extra 2-3 MPG isn't worth the hassle.



Or maybe I will get more when the Fiat 3.o litre is run in - its only done
about 3000 miles...



Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
[mailto:motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk] On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: 15 October 2008 17:23
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Subject: [MH-list] Re: Scan Guage



We installed a Scan guage on our Sprinter based Winnebago. Standard
connection to the plug where the garage mechanics can connect their
diagnostic computer.

Bought ours over the internet from a guy in Oregon.

If you wish to get you miles per gallon, read the directions first and
carefully and then follow them. You can mess up that data point if
you enter stuff incorrectly.

Ours has been most useful.

Tom in Vero Beach


Re: [MH-list] ferries to France

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 15/10/08 16:03, "Michael Hambleton" <mikehambleton@btinternet.com> wrote:

Wahoo off for another 3 - 6 months. Hi Snails, & Barry Spooner, see you soon
in Santa Pola,
Enjoy! Have a good trip.
--
ErnB
Bristol


Re: [MH-list] Scan Guage

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 15/10/08 16:01, "geoff_dwsn" <sucodude@sky.com> wrote:

I am thinking of fitting a Scan Guage to my m/h to monitor MPG etc.
does anyone have one fitted and can give any advice on fitting,setup
and best place to buy.
Start here to check compatibility: -

http://www.ukobd.co.uk/site/compatibility_guidance.asp

The UK agent is UKODB at http://tinyurl.com/4kejtv

I have had one fitted to my Sprinter for several months now. I have yet to
get mine accurately calibrated because I am not using much diesel.
Scangauge compares what it thinks you need to fill the tank with what you
actually put in in order to adjust its parameters.

Nonetheless a useful tool. Even if, like mine, it does not give accurate mpg
numbers yet, it indicates all the things you need to reduce your
consumption. The most useful of these I have found to be the LOD figure.
This is the instantaneous percentage loading of the engine. Keep it below
80% and you will be getting very good mileage.

Contrary to what one would think, my Sprinter will generally keep the LOD
number below 80% using Cruise Control and Sprint-Shift. Give it a hill and
it might get it up to over 90%, but not for long. The Mercedes system seems
to be set for max economy. Trying to best it by manual gear changing and the
numbers are nearer 100%. Especially if you work the throttle as well.
Staying in a low gear and accelerating

Even if off, the MPG readout is still relative, drive to get the biggest
number.

On top of that, it will read the Trouble Codes when something goes wrong.
Very useful if you are stuck by the roadside. You can relay the codes to the
breakdown people and determine if you can fix it yourself, if it is safe to
drive, what spares are needed or, indeed, if it is terminal.

HTH
--
ErnB
Bristol


Re: Scan Guage

Tom Salmon
 

We installed a Scan guage on our Sprinter based Winnebago. Standard
connection to the plug where the garage mechanics can connect their
diagnostic computer.

Bought ours over the internet from a guy in Oregon.

If you wish to get you miles per gallon, read the directions first and
carefully and then follow them. You can mess up that data point if
you enter stuff incorrectly.

Ours has been most useful.

Tom in Vero Beach

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