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Forum: Motorhoming with Children   28-01-2013, 02:05
Replies: 9
Views: 6,474
Posted By mickdee
thanks for all of your replies, giving me some...

thanks for all of your replies, giving me some research to do on the internet, one thing i noticed is no one has recommended an integrated model, all semi integrated, does anyone know of an...
Forum: Motorhoming with Children   27-01-2013, 14:49
Replies: 9
Views: 6,474
Posted By mickdee
5 berth motorhome

Hi, I'm looking for some advice re a new motorhome, I currently own a 2007 sl514 hymer but due to a growing family - there will soon be 5 of us, I am looking to trade up to a 5 berth. So I'm looking...
Forum: Electrical   28-09-2012, 16:06
Replies: 12
Views: 2,675
Posted By mickdee
hey ray, apologies re delay been off line, ...

hey ray, apologies re delay been off line,
havent found solution yet so going to auto elecrician to see if he can source what draining the battery. Any idea what % we can allow our batteries to go...
Forum: Electrical   26-09-2012, 15:19
Replies: 12
Views: 2,675
Posted By mickdee
they seem to be fairly constant when recharging...

they seem to be fairly constant when recharging (13.3 and 13.2 with only about a .1, fluctuation) they do drop charge when down to 80% but still above 12V -about 12.5V, another strange thing...
Forum: Electrical   26-09-2012, 14:57
Replies: 12
Views: 2,675
Posted By mickdee
not sure if they are gel(asked for gel but bought...

not sure if they are gel(asked for gel but bought in Corsica and not sure what they gave me- cant see teh words gel) but they are both sealed units
Forum: Electrical   26-09-2012, 14:55
Replies: 8
Views: 3,425
Posted By mickdee
Hi NicknClaire im also having battery...

Hi NicknClaire

im also having battery problems and wondering if its my batteries (2 * 110 Ah), im interested in doing the test you suggested in the previous post.
can you tell me if there is an...
Forum: Electrical   26-09-2012, 14:46
Replies: 12
Views: 2,675
Posted By mickdee
ray only 18 months old, but wasnt on trickle...

ray

only 18 months old, but wasnt on trickle charger over winter (although camper is stored in a garage in Dax southern France, wondering if batteries may be the problem.
either that or stereo...
Forum: Electrical   26-09-2012, 14:41
Replies: 12
Views: 2,675
Posted By mickdee
hi ray thanks, just tried to check the...

hi ray

thanks, just tried to check the fridge but cant tell if light is going off
have a dometic small fridge, cant see where the light switch would be

as an aside the batteries are re...
Forum: Electrical   26-09-2012, 14:32
Replies: 12
Views: 2,675
Posted By mickdee
thanks pete so to summarise i just have to...

thanks pete

so to summarise i just have to keep looking for what is sucking the power?
ive only just disconnected the stereo, do you know if it would have been drawing (and possibly the amount)...
Forum: Electrical   26-09-2012, 13:30
Replies: 12
Views: 2,675
Posted By mickdee
battery drain

help,

we are currently in portugal and we are experiencing difficulties with our batteries.
we have 2 solar panels and 2 auxilary batteries (2 * 110 A)
The power panel reads about 5 A coming in...
Forum: Motorhome Insurance   04-08-2012, 11:09
Replies: 18
Views: 4,391
Posted By mickdee
not sure if this will help however im an aussie...

not sure if this will help however im an aussie and bought a camper in germany, its also insured in germany (but we store it in dax france) however the catch is my wife has german relatives and we...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   12-06-2011, 08:18
Replies: 313
Views: 216,800
Posted By mickdee
i bought a second hand hymer, and it came with...

i bought a second hand hymer, and it came with solar, 2 gel leisure batteries, additional locks, and a lot of items frank is now installing as standard, sure i ve had a couple of prblems (like the...
Forum: Hymer Motorhomes   12-06-2011, 08:12
Replies: 24
Views: 8,483
Posted By mickdee
hi, ive got a hymer sl514, and have had the...

hi,

ive got a hymer sl514, and have had the saem problem withthe schauldt electroninc display.
i posted a thread and several other hymer owners experienced teh same problem. Hymer dont seem too...
Forum: France Touring   01-06-2011, 20:45
Replies: 3
Views: 3,678
Posted By mickdee
going to answer my own post, we decided to high...

going to answer my own post, we decided to high tail it to Sardinia, best move we could have made. the roads were good, absolutley no problem, the people friendly and we could wild camp at leisure....
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   01-06-2011, 20:18
Replies: 313
Views: 216,800
Posted By mickdee
hi frank, i read the first 16 pages of your...

hi frank,

i read the first 16 pages of your very interesting thread but thenskipped to the last page as it was a little overwhelming. My advice buy Hymer!!
Forum: Hymer Motorhomes   19-05-2011, 18:10
Replies: 11
Views: 10,210
Posted By mickdee
thanks richie, i took the advice of hymie and...

thanks richie,
i took the advice of hymie and contacted schaudt who were very helpful, they recommended:
- loose contacts on batteries connectors (+) and (-)
- check any loose contacts on Block 2,...
Forum: Hymer Motorhomes   13-05-2011, 11:04
Replies: 11
Views: 10,210
Posted By mickdee
dt 201 led panel

thanks for replies,
we are in sardinia at the moment and it has happened again, we have been wild camping for 4 days and was all good, power was going from 98 to 100% down to about 90% overnight...
Forum: France Touring   04-05-2011, 20:47
Replies: 3
Views: 3,678
Posted By mickdee
Corsica Wildcamping anyone

Hi,
Arrived in Corsica 5 days ago and have travelled in a clockwise direction from Bastia, down to Bonifacio and now in Propriano, we are having a lot of trouble trying to find wildcamping sites, we...
Forum: Hymer Motorhomes   01-05-2011, 22:36
Replies: 11
Views: 10,210
Posted By mickdee
thanks for reply, forgot to mention that our...

thanks for reply, forgot to mention that our panel also went from 80% suddenly down to 50% and then the panle went blank, so i had to re set time date etc. Did you have same problem and have you...
Forum: Hymer Motorhomes   01-05-2011, 08:49
Replies: 11
Views: 10,210
Posted By mickdee
dt 201 lcd problems (electronic display)

fellow motorhomers,

i have a hymer sl514 (2007) equiped with a DT201 lcd display, we are having problems with the read, after a couple of days on 240V it reads 100% charge although it says '100%...
Forum: Italy Touring   27-03-2011, 05:09
Replies: 13
Views: 6,745
Posted By mickdee
thanks david, how long id you travel around...

thanks david,

how long id you travel around sicily for- what would you recommend?
Forum: Italy Touring   25-03-2011, 06:29
Replies: 2
Views: 7,430
Posted By mickdee
corsica/sardinia free camping

hi,

we're going to corsica sardinia and sicily may 2011, anyone know any good freecamping spots, has anyone freecamped there and any problems?
Forum: Italy Touring   25-03-2011, 06:26
Replies: 13
Views: 6,745
Posted By mickdee
thanks keith we'll look out for you, any idea if...

thanks keith we'll look out for you, any idea if free camping is ok in sicily?
Forum: Italy Touring   28-01-2011, 11:43
Replies: 13
Views: 6,745
Posted By mickdee
thanks irishman, can you recommend as a good...

thanks irishman, can you recommend as a good place to take a camper, what do you mean by 'when time allows?' are there good and bad times to travel?
Forum: Italy Touring   28-01-2011, 11:05
Replies: 13
Views: 6,745
Posted By mickdee
Sicily anyone

hi, im thinking of taking my hymer 514 to Sicily this summer (june/july) ive been told the roads are very narrow and hence driving is very difficult (especially since he hymer is 2.35m wide) has...
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