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

Buff Eagle <buff@...>
 

If you don't want to camp on a site, then you need to get away from where
the campsites are, get into the countryside and usually away from the sea if
it is a popular area. Go inland a little bit and you could be in a
different country! I have a feeling there is a rule about not wild camping
within a certain distance of a campsite.

Buff :0)


Re: Distantly related to curly wurly hosepipes

Voxy
 

--- 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?
Voxy.


Re: [MH-list] Curly wurly hosepipes

Steve Wilson <steve@...>
 

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


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

Steve Wilson <steve@...>
 

Spot on. Just of the coat by La Rochelle now reached by big bridge. As I recall plenty campsites etc.
Just had a look at the map. Yup ...thar she blows. Just to the south of Ile de Noirmoutier.

I remember making for there one summer's cycle tour, thinking I fancied a spot of beach
bumming. What a mistake! Even setting the crass timing aside (we chose the public
holiday when the whole of Paris drives there for a spot of baise-moi-vite), it has to be
said that the place itself is unremarkable.

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 following morning we arose early and made 120 miles to get as far
away from the place as possible.

-Steve


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

Hilary
 

No, shouldn't think so, provided you are specific in the number of
tabs or spoonfuls of powder you put in for the amount of water you
are carrying in the tank. Bottled water is ok as far as it goes, but
in the UK we have the highest drinking water standards in Europe, so
provided you can cope with the taste of your domestic water supply,
just buy the first large quantity of bottled water in the 5 litre
plastic things you can get, and keep refilling it from a domestic or
camp water supply - in this country. Bottled water has been standing
on the shelf for a while, and it's possible you will never see the
words 'drinking water' on it; funnily enough I don't think they are
allowed to put that on it - or at least, that was the case a couple
of years ago.

Hilary

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


--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Shepherd"
<mike.shepherd1@v...> wrote:
Depends whether you are going to drink the stuff. We always take
drinking water in bottles, and use the tank water for washing
etc.

Mike


Wind deflecters.

danmclouis
 

Does anyone know where to get wind deflecters from for a new shape
fiat ducato, cab windows?


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

mabelbabel2001 <Katebarker@...>
 

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?


--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Shepherd"
<mike.shepherd1@v...> wrote:
Depends whether you are going to drink the stuff. We always take
drinking water in bottles, and use the tank water for washing etc.

Mike



-----Original Message-----
From: mabelbabel2001 [mailto:Katebarker@b...]
Sent: 02 June 2003 23:01
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MH-list] Distantly related to curly wurly hosepipes

Hi everyone,
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?
Kate (new to the list, and relatively new to motorhoming)



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

Mike Shepherd <mike.shepherd1@...>
 

Depends whether you are going to drink the stuff. We always take
drinking water in bottles, and use the tank water for washing etc.

Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: mabelbabel2001 [mailto:Katebarker@blueyonder.co.uk]
Sent: 02 June 2003 23:01
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MH-list] Distantly related to curly wurly hosepipes

Hi everyone,
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?
Kate (new to the list, and relatively new to motorhoming)



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Distantly related to curly wurly hosepipes

mabelbabel2001 <Katebarker@...>
 

Hi everyone,
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?
Kate (new to the list, and relatively new to motorhoming)


Re: [MH-list] Curly wurly hosepipes

Mike Shepherd <mike.shepherd1@...>
 

I bought one of these hoses as it seemed a good idea. Having previously
bought a cassette hose that needed to completely unwound and used
completely straight to avoid kinks, I thought I couldn't go wrong.
However having tried to fill my tank at the York show with it, after
15mins I gave up with only half a tank. They are very small bore, and
take forever.

The cassette will be going to the next car boot, and the curly will be
consigned to the garden.

They also try to make a straight path from the tap to the tank, and any
bonnet etc that gets in the way gets scuffed.

Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: Rich [mailto:rich@ricksweb.co.uk]
Sent: 02 June 2003 19:47
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Curly wurly hosepipes

Steve,

My father in law has one of these, a green curly wurly thing that is
advertised in the Sunday supplements at about £19. Looks fine to me, but
either I or Deb will let you know after watering his plants with it
tomorrow!

Rich
----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Wilson
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 01 June 2003 18:24
Subject: [MH-list] Curly wurly hosepipes


I suppose every hosepipe ever manufactured might fall into one of
three categories.

a) there's your everyday garden-variety (arf arf) hose which is cheap
to buy, yet kinks
easily and folds ... erm ... eventually.
b) there's the flat ribbon-like stuff that winds onto a reel (slowly)
but can be stored in
very little space.
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.

Trouble is, I don't know anybody who has used such a hose. And it's
perhaps significant
that it's the solely the 'bargain-basement' type shops that stock this
stuff. At least in my
area.

Has anyone here got one? One concern I have is that the hose might be
so tightly
coiled, the user might struggle to use the thing at any useful
extended length. Rather
like some of those coiled bicycle lock cables.

Regards,
-Steve Wilson

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Bedford CF advice ; Thankyou

Voxy
 

Thanks for your replies, I shall pass on the info to Trevor. I'm sure
he will be most appreciative.
Voxy


Re. Trim panels

Richard Evans <richard@...>
 

Steve Pyke wrote:
Does anyone know how to get the door trim panels off the driver
and passenger doors?
I've managed to release most of the plastic clips but what about the window
winder ?>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Most window winders I have ever had to deal with either have a screw in the
end hiding under a blanking roundel, or a pin sideways through the winding
shaft which is concealed by part of the base of the winder -- try pushing it
in towards or out away from the door.

Screwfix, Machine Mart and other mail order people have lots of special
tools for dealing with door trims but improvisation is usually possible.
HTH

regards
Richard Evans


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

Steve Latham <stephen.latham1@...>
 

Spot on. Just of the coat by La Rochelle now reached by big bridge. As I recall plenty campsites etc.

Steve L

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Wilson
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Wild camping in France now illegal?


> Just come back from Ile de Re and wild camped 7 out of 9 nights, but it was
> difficult!

Don't know where the 'Ile de Re' is exactly, but I'd hazard a guess it's probably a tourist
trap. If so, then it stands to reason that such will be the first (and hopefully) only places
to have such a law rigorously enforced.

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Re: [MH-list] Curly wurly hosepipes

Steve Latham <stephen.latham1@...>
 

In the engineering business its called recoil hose comes in all colours and qualities and grades. The cheap stuff doesn't recoil for long. As I recall the stored length should be 1/25th of the extended. Try any pneumatics/ hydraulics supplier.

Regards
Steve

----- Original Message -----
From: Buff Eagle
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Curly wurly hosepipes


> 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)


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Re: [MH-list] GPS

james.cheney@...
 

Yes we have Tom Tom Navigator 2 software, and a Socket Bluetooth GPS
Receiver
(Socket seems to be the name of the company that makes them) as it needs
no
wires in use, talks directly to the iPaq which is also Bluetooth
I have the same setup, but using an IPAQ 5450. I find the big advantage of
the bluetooth is that I can mount it in the roof vent and get excellent
satellite coverage in all conditions.

Just used it on a trip to Cote d'Azur via Grenoble and the Verdon, returning
via Burgundy and found it a great help as I was driving on my own on the
outward trip. It sometimes took me down smaller roads than I might have chosen
myself, but it always got me there.

One great advantage I found, particularly on very winding sections (eg
Grenoble to Gap) is that you can see on the map the severity of the curves before
you start to round them, which means that you don't have to cut the speed too
much for a shallow bend but you can slow right down for the hairpins.

Jim

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Bedford 250CF Spares

Bill <bill@...>
 

Voxy,--- Adrian Bailey Classics,Unit 11-12 Tower Works,Globe Rd.,Leeds LS11 50G. Tel. 0113 245 9569. He has a world wide mailorder business dealing only with Bedfords from the small to the big commercials.He will supply any spare part either new or refurbished. I,ve dealt with him several times and tho a tad expensive,he is very reliable and I,ve had brake shoes,filters, clutch cable etc. delivered next day.In fact he brought me a sill to Sheffield the same day I ordered it as he was giving a talk that night in town. Hope this helps your friend Bill M.


Re: [MH-list] Bedford CF 250 based motorhomes.

Voxy
 

Thanks Tony,
Just had a look at their website and will pass the address/telephone
number on to Trevor.
Voxy.


Re: [MH-list] Is EBAY cheaper????

Andy Clarke <andy@...>
 

On Sun, 1 Jun 2003 21:20:33 +0100, Martin Villar wrote:

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.
You can get bargains on eBay, but you need to have done some research on
the prices that are available elsewhere.

I've recently bought a new replacement battery for my laptop on eBay,
from a seller in Canada - even with the shipping it was half the price of
a new one here in the UK. The best bargain I had was a faulty GPS12
(screen problem), I sent it to Garmin for a repair estimate and got a new
replacement under warranty!
I've bought from British, American and German sellers too, all with no
problems. I also sell on eBay, mostly computer stuff - I've a laser
printer on there at the moment.

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Re: [MH-list] GPS

Buff Eagle <buff@...>
 

Hi Paul,

>What other gear do you have please and is that Tomtom Nav 2 you have?

Apologies to Ira and Roger for cribbing from an email I sent them recently .
. . . :0))))))


Remember, I know NOTHING about what I am talking about, and I would not have
been able to cobble our package/software together. It is Hugh that has the
ability to
make it all work. If it had been up to me I should have either
bought the Streetpilot III which is a 'plonk it on the dashboard and go'
job or the Navman iCN630 which is along the same lines and just out, and on
reflection my preferred option of the two. The Streetpilot is reviewed on
the Pocket GPS forum and the Navman is due to be reviewed soon.

http://www.pocketgps.co.uk/forum/


Yes we have Tom Tom Navigator 2 software, and a Socket Bluetooth GPS
Receiver
(Socket seems to be the name of the company that makes them) as it needs no
wires in use, talks directly to the iPaq which is also Bluetooth . . . but
it has a wire for recharging its
batteries which goes to the iPaq which in turn takes its power from the
ciggy socket. It is mentioned a lot on the PocketGPSforum as being a very
good GPS
receiver as far as fixing on satellites quickly is concerned even if in a
house, which I understand is the acid test! It can slip into your
bag/pocket in use. No wires in use. It is the size of aa box of
matches. Very light. We had a very nice friendly helpful conversation by
email with a charming chap called Leo at info@mobiledatadirect.co.uk of
http://www.mobiledatadirect.co.uk/ You can see the receiver on the
left . . . the bad news it cost about 240 but we think you get what you pay
for. (reviewed on GPS forum)

We have got the iPaq 3970 which cost 399 which of course has loads of other
uses.

We have a compact Flash sleeve (for more rechargeable battery and greater
memory by installing the compact flash chip into the sleeve) for the iPaq
which slips/fixes
on the back of the iPaq so that we can download lots of maps into it, and
so
you see, it has proved an expensive but very worthwhile operation . This
card can also be used in our digital camera.

The iPaq is fixed to the dashboard via a cut down margarine tub, a few
inches of wooden dowling, some extra strength Velcro and of course some
sticky backed plastic!!!!

We have had to buy various bits of cable to make all this work, and to get
it to talk to the laptop, but if you are interested I suggest you go to the
GPS Pocket Forum where you will get lots and lots of very friendly help. I
appear as Buffy Beagle by the way and Hugh uses the same handle, but signs
off Hugh.

There is a beginners forum if that is appropriate for you, and once you get
interested in particular equipment then there are individual forums for each
product. There are reviews of the hardware and software and generally it is
a very comprehensive site. There are four voluntary members of 'staff' and
they are all very friendly and helpful.

Enjoy!

Buff :0)


deadlocks part 2

Steve Pyke
 

Ok so I got a set of deadlocks from Safeways.
Fitted the rear door ok.
but . . . .
Does anyone know how to get the door trim panels off the driver and
passenger doors?
I've managed to release most of the plastic clips but what about the window
winder ?
The locks aren't too easy to fit as they need a bit of careful alignment and
some hand filing to get the right shaped hole for the actual lock.
regards
Steve
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