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Re: Waste disposal

timsinc Sinclair
 

On 21/07/2020, Sandytrax <brianinspain12@...> wrote:
What ever is the point of this email?
I don’t think this is the place to vent anger at some random person but hope
you feel better soon.
Agree. Lot of anti-social behaviour about that could raise one's blood
pressure, such as motorists having forgotten in few months lockdown
how to drive. As experienced moving my home-on-wheels to a campsite
for first time in 100+ days. Still, I arrived in one piece. And blood
pressure normal.

Campervan Tim




On 21 Jul 2020, at 12:48, Mike via groups.io
<mike.egff=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:


Fellow motorhomers, with absolutely no apology for the content & tone of
what follows can I have your attention.

Can the filthy pig who was seen walking down the beach to the sea at
Manorbier Pembrokeshire at the w/e to empty their motorhome toilet
cassette please vacate Wales immediately & never return. If you’ve
already left the same applies re-returning & if you’re actually Welsh you
should be ashamed of yourself & your behaviour.

If you have that little respect for other people’s environment the sooner
something dreadful happens to stop you motorhoming the better.

Mike Kemp



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Re: Waste disposal

Mike
 

To illustrate the piggish folk who frequent the motorhoming  community & destroy reputations I trust you not condoning their behaviour.

 

END OFF

 

From: motorhome-list@groups.io <motorhome-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Sandytrax
Sent: 21 July 2020 11:53
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] Waste disposal

 

What ever is the point of this email?

I don’t think this is the place to vent anger at some random person but hope you feel better soon.



On 21 Jul 2020, at 12:48, Mike via groups.io <mike.egff@...> wrote:



Fellow motorhomers, with absolutely no apology for the content & tone of what follows can I have your attention.

 

Can the filthy pig who was seen walking down the beach to the sea at Manorbier Pembrokeshire at the w/e to empty their motorhome toilet cassette please vacate Wales immediately &  never return. If you’ve already left the same applies re-returning & if you’re actually Welsh you should be ashamed of yourself & your behaviour.

 

If you have that little respect for other people’s environment the sooner something dreadful happens to stop you motorhoming the better.

 

Mike Kemp


Sat Nav TomTom

frankcurryuk
 

Further to the Garmin, I’ve just received this from TomTom:

 

Your TomTom VIA 135 is worth £110

Lockdowns are easing up, bringing the possibility closer to get away somewhere.

It's perhaps the perfect time to prepare for a new road trip. We'd like to offer you, as TomTom customer, a discount of up to £110 on our latest models with LIVE traffic, easy updates via Wi-Fi®, map updates, all included!

 

Cheers, Frank

 

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Re: Waste disposal

Sandytrax
 

What ever is the point of this email?
I don’t think this is the place to vent anger at some random person but hope you feel better soon.

On 21 Jul 2020, at 12:48, Mike via groups.io <mike.egff@...> wrote:



Fellow motorhomers, with absolutely no apology for the content & tone of what follows can I have your attention.

 

Can the filthy pig who was seen walking down the beach to the sea at Manorbier Pembrokeshire at the w/e to empty their motorhome toilet cassette please vacate Wales immediately &  never return. If you’ve already left the same applies re-returning & if you’re actually Welsh you should be ashamed of yourself & your behaviour.

 

If you have that little respect for other people’s environment the sooner something dreadful happens to stop you motorhoming the better.

 

Mike Kemp


Waste disposal

Mike
 

Fellow motorhomers, with absolutely no apology for the content & tone of what follows can I have your attention.

 

Can the filthy pig who was seen walking down the beach to the sea at Manorbier Pembrokeshire at the w/e to empty their motorhome toilet cassette please vacate Wales immediately &  never return. If you’ve already left the same applies re-returning & if you’re actually Welsh you should be ashamed of yourself & your behaviour.

 

If you have that little respect for other people’s environment the sooner something dreadful happens to stop you motorhoming the better.

 

Mike Kemp


Re: airconditioning

Carol Weaver
 

Great. Usually if you can acclimatise you will cope

Enjoy

Carol

On Tue, 21 Jul 2020 at 06:16, Sandytrax <brianinspain12@...> wrote:
Thanks all for your advice on aircon.
Further research has also indicated that a fan blowing warm air over a wet sponge is not helpful!

We have now moved onto the coast and with the sea breezes and a very shaded pitch, the van temperature is way more moderate. 
I managed to freeze a bottle of water and placing that in front of the fan also helps. 

Saving £330 means I can eat at the local taverna! 

Cheers!
Brian 

On 20 Jul 2020, at 10:41, Ernest Bull <ernb32@...> wrote:

On 20 Jul 2020, at 08:20, Phil <g4udu-1@...> wrote:

As has been said on here before - just a box of water and a fan moving wet air around the van 

Using chilled water or adding a freezer block or ice cubes to it helps no end - provided, as someone has already told us, that the fridge didn’t heat the van’s interior in the process. But there is a way around that as well. Most supermarkets sell big bags of ice cubes for a £/€ or two. Keeping them frozen should cut the overhead to near zero.

HTH
________

ErnB

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Re: airconditioning

Sandytrax
 

Thanks all for your advice on aircon.
Further research has also indicated that a fan blowing warm air over a wet sponge is not helpful!

We have now moved onto the coast and with the sea breezes and a very shaded pitch, the van temperature is way more moderate. 
I managed to freeze a bottle of water and placing that in front of the fan also helps. 

Saving £330 means I can eat at the local taverna! 

Cheers!
Brian 

On 20 Jul 2020, at 10:41, Ernest Bull <ernb32@...> wrote:

On 20 Jul 2020, at 08:20, Phil <g4udu-1@...> wrote:

As has been said on here before - just a box of water and a fan moving wet air around the van 

Using chilled water or adding a freezer block or ice cubes to it helps no end - provided, as someone has already told us, that the fridge didn’t heat the van’s interior in the process. But there is a way around that as well. Most supermarkets sell big bags of ice cubes for a £/€ or two. Keeping them frozen should cut the overhead to near zero.

HTH
________

ErnB


Sat Nav Garmin

Peter S
 

Garmin have sent me an email. 20% off Camper sat navs and other bits of equipment.

They give a Discount code   EU-SUMMER20    don't know whether this will work for everybody and it expires on 27/7/20.

Peter S

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: airconditioning

Ernest Bull
 

On 20 Jul 2020, at 08:20, Phil <g4udu-1@...> wrote:

As has been said on here before - just a box of water and a fan moving wet air around the van 

Using chilled water or adding a freezer block or ice cubes to it helps no end - provided, as someone has already told us, that the fridge didn’t heat the van’s interior in the process. But there is a way around that as well. Most supermarkets sell big bags of ice cubes for a £/€ or two. Keeping them frozen should cut the overhead to near zero.

HTH
________

ErnB


Re: airconditioning

Phil
 

I could think of a lot better way to spend £330 !

As has been said on here before - just a box of water and a fan moving wet air around the van - there are smaller ones that charge on USB and have internal lithium batteries - not quite so powerful but if you wanted to try at 30 Euros

https://www.starkstores.gr/water-chiller-air-cooler

https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&tab=wT&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.starkstores.gr%2Fwater-chiller-air-cooler

Full Air Conditioners are the only way to get cold filtered air - but Noisy and eat power 1kW plus !

Maybe 23C +  in Sussex today

Phil


Re: Greece

David
 

Really pleased for you - and more than a little jealous! Hope you have a great time and find space to keep us up to speed with your adventures.

Don't be getting burnt in that sun!
David


Re: Van Respray

Carol Weaver
 

Most definitely with these things. Coach companies can also be looked at

Carol

On Sun, 19 Jul 2020 at 13:08, Mick Potter <mickpotter@...> wrote:
All, 

Thank you all for the advice. It looks like it's worth tracking down someone who knows about handling motorhomes, rather than the cheapest sprayer in the area. 

Thanks again. 

Mick


On Thu, 16 Jul 2020 at 19:01, charlie.green@...
When I needed some paint work redone I also had to take it to a place that dealt with commercial repairs as the 'oven' area where they cure the paint wasn't big enough at your average car repair place.

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Re: Van Respray

Mick Potter
 

All, 

Thank you all for the advice. It looks like it's worth tracking down someone who knows about handling motorhomes, rather than the cheapest sprayer in the area. 

Thanks again. 

Mick


On Thu, 16 Jul 2020 at 19:01, charlie.green@...
<charlie.green@...> wrote:
When I needed some paint work redone I also had to take it to a place that dealt with commercial repairs as the 'oven' area where they cure the paint wasn't big enough at your average car repair place.


Driving with the Gas on

Richard
 

In another post Ernie wrote:-
Although it used to be that while one could not drive with the Truma
running in the UK, one could do so in Europe. Has that changed?

AFAIK you need something like the Truma CS regulator and hoses with hose
rupture protection. It all ends up too pricey for me so cylinders are
turned off when driving.

Richard


Re: airconditioning

Ernest Bull
 

On 19 Jul 2020, at 06:54, Sandytrax <brianinspain12@...> wrote:

Now in Athens I realise we could do with air conditioning!
We have a Roadpro fan which helps but not enough.
I found this on a google search:
https://totalcool.co.uk/product/totalcool-portable-evaporative-air-cooler/

I found this quote, which just about sums up the problem;

Evaporative coolers can be very effective on hot days, just as long as they are dry hot days. On those sweltering hot humid days, it's best just to run the fan only inside or you'll have a steam room inside – the air conditioning industry doesn't call evaporative coolers 'swampies' for no reason.

Modern weather stations give instant readings of RH or Relative Humidity, so switch off the spray function when the RH hits 60 or 70% and stop making matters worse.

I had a solar panel and cab air-con and so I developed summer and winter strategies;

In summer, I did any driving in the afternoon both to keep cool and comfortable and take the heat out of the van's interior. In winter, a hook-up could keep the Truma going 24/7, but if no hook-up, I would rely on the sun to run the Truma during the day and do my driving at night to charge the battery and cook the interior with cab heat. (Although it used to be that while one could not drive with the Truma running in the UK, one could do so in Europe. Has that changed?

HTH
————

ErnB


Re: airconditioning

Jenny Wilson
 

The only thing is that it is putting water vapor into your homer making it damp. 

On 19 Jul 2020 06:54, Sandytrax <brianinspain12@...> wrote:

Now in Athens I realise we could do with air conditioning!
We have a Roadpro fan which helps but not enough.
I found this on a google search:
https://totalcool.co.uk/product/totalcool-portable-evaporative-air-cooler/


It’s not cheap at around £330 but might do the job.
There is a company in Athens that sells them.

cheers
Brian



Re: Greece

Carol Weaver
 

So pleased everything went well for your return. Such a relief for you I’m sure but also glad the Motorhome is in a good state. 

Will you continually on sites for a/c?  Generally speaking trying to acclimatise is better and use cool (damp) sheets at night.  If sites then a/c good option.  

We have a Fantastic Fan and find that works. Need it on and also another roof vent open so it sucks air in but allows the movement of air. There again I wouldn’t be in Greece in those temperatures!!

Enjoy your trip and keep us up to date

A good app (free) for friends to follow you is Polarsteps.  

Carol 

On Sun, 19 Jul 2020 at 06:47, Sandytrax <brianinspain12@...> wrote:

So here we are at Camping Athens.
Everything went very well with the EasyJet flight. Mask wearing on an almost full plane but no testing either at Bristol or Athens. All that we had to do was wave our Passenger Location forms to prove we had completed them. 

The parking company picked us up at Athens airport within minutes and took us a short distance to the parking compound. 

The parking company jump started the vehicle battery and we were on our way!


4 months parking undercover for £200 was a bargain. EParking - excellent company, part of Europcar.

Extremely hot at up to 35C and 25 at night.
So I’m researching air conditioning units!
See ‘air conditioning ‘ thread. 

Camping Athens is a fair size maybe 60 pitches. Only 6 vans here - 5 German and one Chech.
The staff are very helpful and are cleaning everything regularly.


Off to the beach!
cheers
Brian

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Re: airconditioning

Sandytrax
 

Now in Athens I realise we could do with air conditioning!
We have a Roadpro fan which helps but not enough.
I found this on a google search:
https://totalcool.co.uk/product/totalcool-portable-evaporative-air-cooler/


It’s not cheap at around £330 but might do the job.
There is a company in Athens that sells them.

cheers
Brian


Re: Greece

Sandytrax
 

So here we are at Camping Athens.
Everything went very well with the EasyJet flight. Mask wearing on an almost full plane but no testing either at Bristol or Athens. All that we had to do was wave our Passenger Location forms to prove we had completed them. 

The parking company picked us up at Athens airport within minutes and took us a short distance to the parking compound. 

The parking company jump started the vehicle battery and we were on our way!


4 months parking undercover for £200 was a bargain. EParking - excellent company, part of Europcar.

Extremely hot at up to 35C and 25 at night.
So I’m researching air conditioning units!
See ‘air conditioning ‘ thread. 

Camping Athens is a fair size maybe 60 pitches. Only 6 vans here - 5 German and one Chech.
The staff are very helpful and are cleaning everything regularly.


Off to the beach!
cheers
Brian


Re: Sat Navs

Alan Morris
 

On Sat, 18 Jul 2020 at 15:08, Bennett Family via groups.io
<martin.bennett47=me.com@groups.io> wrote:

Further to my Sat Nav test - route from St Austel to Pentewan I see this campsite sees the need to highlight the problem.
I recall many years ago while travelling in the motorhome close to the
River Seven, seeing large signs about not entering a narrow lane due
to Sat Nav instructions.

The lane stopped at the edge of the river, where a foot passenger
ferry operated to the opposite bank.

Alan