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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 28-03-2018, 17:56 Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice, I did try and view the attachment with your list on but can't, the van is a 2002. Think I need a list as I've forgotten plenty of things when we had the caravan, now I'm even older it will probably be worse.
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Thanks for the advice, I did try and view the attachment with your list on but can't, the van is a 2002. Think I need a list as I've forgotten plenty of things when we had the caravan, now I'm even older it will probably be worse.
Here you are. Click on to open it.
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Thanks for the advice, I did try and view the attachment with your list on but can't, the van is a 2002. Think I need a list as I've forgotten plenty of things when we had the caravan, now I'm even older it will probably be worse.
If it's the pdf I attached here's the content -

Before You Set Off In Your Motorhome
External
1) Leisure battery secured?
2) External cables (EHU \ aerial) disconnected, coiled and stored?
3) Gas bottles secured and turned off?
4) External lockers, water filler cap, gas and shower outlets secured?
5) Rear ladder and spare wheel cover secured and locked?
6) Headlight protectors secured?
7) Habitation door grab rail locked in open position?
Internal
All jars, cans and bottles stowed securely (no heavy items in overhead lockers)?
9) Bar bottles stored securely?
10) Kitchen appliances stored securely?
11) Microwave plate removed and stored?
12) All internal lockers, cupboard doors and lounge \ bedroom drawers locked?
13) All beds, including centre slide out and overcab ladder, secured?
14) Main table locked in transit cupboard?
15) Coffee table locked in travelling position?
16) TV aerial retracted and locked?
17) Lounge TV secured or stored (including wall bracket - if required)?
1 Drop down TV powered off and secured?
19) Battery charger, water heater and space heater turned off?
20) Cooker turned off and oven \ grill trays removed and stored?
21) Shower doors closed?
22) All roof lights closed and secured with blinds open?
23) All windows closed and secured?
24) Lounge and kitchen curtains \ blinds opened?
25) Bedroom blinds closed?
26) Lounge seating in travelling configuration?
Cab
27) Cab seats locked in forward facing position and seats adjusted correctly?
2 Sat Nav and traffic update aerial mounted and plugged in?
29) Dash Cam and GPS aerial mounted and plugged in?
30) USB key plugged into Media Centre?
31) Ensure entrance step retracts on engine start-up.
32) Road lights checked and working correctly?
Services
33) Waste water tank emptied?
34) Fresh water tank emptied or part-filled, as required?
35) Toilet cassette emptied, cleaned and primed, as required?
36) Fridge is on “Auto” operation?
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Regarding turning off the gas, I have wondered about the actuality of a crash, and what would happen, my first though would be that if the pipe was damaged after the regulator, you are not going to get bottle pressure, only 30mb, so not as bad as it might be maybe, and even then it would depend on which pipe was leaking if only one unless it was leaking for a while, you'd probably jsut get a small fire, assuming there was an ignition source.
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I would first answer that by referring to Penquin post No. 19.

Secondly, as to a 30Mb fueled gas fire, remenber there are a lot of combustible materials - wood, plastic, upholstery - in a MH, so it could quicky become a major fire, which could not be dealt with by use of a 1-2Kg extinguisher. EVACUATE! EVACUATE! would be my call.

Even with a Secumotion system a rupture after the cut-off would still provide the gas in the pipes.

Remember I was trained to think of all the 'what ifs'

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I think its time you spent some of your millions on a new van Kapitän.
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What prompted those 'devilish' thoughts?

New motorhome (not 'van' please)? Just because we do not have Secumotion and on-the-road gas heating?

And where do you get the idea of 'millions' from? Unless you are using Polish Zloty, when I might creep in.

My turn for the

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Jan

What prompted those 'devilish' thoughts?

New motorhome (not 'van' please)? Just because we do not have Secumotion and on-the-road gas heating?

And where do you get the idea of 'millions' from? Unless you are using Polish Zloty, when I might creep in.

My turn for the

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Times getting short Kapitän for me and for you, can´t take it with you and you were talking about someone else buying what you want and then you could have it second hand later when it might be too later.

You keep enjoying what you have and turn orf the gas to keep you safe. I'm only pulling your leg of course.
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We have a laminated sheet. One side for setting up the other for packing up and going out during day or night...we never forget anything now.

Hope that helps

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Times getting short Kapitän for me and for you, can´t take it with you and you were talking about someone else buying what you want and then you could have it second hand later when it might be too later.

You keep enjoying what you have and turn orf the gas to keep you safe. I'm only pulling your leg of course.
Jan

I only said that in context of when we might be free to long-term, whch we are not now for reasons I have rehearsed before. Even then the only wish list items over and above our excellent Arto would be extra payload and an island bed.

But since we cannot change our limited few weeks touring a year there is no point in changing up now, especially since we have a 3850kg MPLM which could be downplated to 3500kg were I to lose C1 before we can go long-term, but have just renewed it.

If the time came and we wanted to go upmarket and the spec was not on the 2nd hand market, then yes we could spash out, but at the expense of my 'young kid's' inheritance - she might prefer to have me climbing over her in the transverse bed

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Good morning, many thanks for the list. Printed it out, now can set off on a journey without worries I have missed something.
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Regarding turning off the gas, I have wondered about the actuality of a crash, and what would happen, my first though would be that if the pipe was damaged after the regulator, you are not going to get bottle pressure, only 30mb, so not as bad as it might be maybe, and even then it would depend on which pipe was leaking if only one unless it was leaking for a while, you'd probably jsut get a small fire, assuming there was an ignition source.
In the nineties we attended a race meeting at Brands Hatch, not far from us a brand new Royale Motorhome caught fire and was gone in less than five minutes.

At the first shout I was outside with a fire extinguisher only to see the complete vehicle engulfed in flames. From what we were told, the owner had left a cigarette lighter on top of the Truma heater. Luckily the two inhabitants escaped and no one else or any other vehicles were damaged, but if I hadn't see it with my own eyes I wouldn't have believed how fast it went up.

On another occasion when travelling in Cornwall we passed a caravan by the roadside that had just been burnt to a cinder. Not a pleasant site.

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