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Forum: Rapido Motorhomes   21-11-2015, 11:57
Replies: 19
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Posted By Bagshanty
We've had our Rapido 746 - not an A line - for 9...

We've had our Rapido 746 - not an A line - for 9 1/2 years, and it has been superb. Buy from Wokingham Motorhomes, the original importers - their service is superb, and avoid any problems with the...
Forum: Electrical   29-10-2015, 22:35
Replies: 23
Views: 2,686
Posted By Bagshanty
Banner Batteries

I'm a HUGE fan of Banner batteries. On test they always give more ampere hours than specified. Many others in the same test give around half - often these are rebadged starter batteries, a completely...
Forum: Croatia Touring   29-10-2015, 22:11
Replies: 5
Views: 2,247
Posted By Bagshanty
I would say Croatia is a very safe country. It...

I would say Croatia is a very safe country. It might be advisable not to wild camp, but I'd feel a lot safer there than in the UK. English is widely spoken, campsites are plentiful, roads are...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   29-10-2015, 18:28
Replies: 20
Views: 1,516
Posted By Bagshanty
We have been motorhoming since 1989, and we are...

We have been motorhoming since 1989, and we are still on our 3rd van. We only gave up the the Autosleeper Talisman because it drowned in Bulgaria (see http://pippins.me.uk/2005/2005_bulgaria.htm)....
Forum: Electrical   29-10-2015, 17:35
Replies: 30
Views: 2,391
Posted By Bagshanty
I agree, unless you are taking a lot of current -...

I agree, unless you are taking a lot of current - over 10 amps, then the vo;tage drop should be minimal. I often turn my fridge off if I need to put in a lot of charge, say after several days wild...
Forum: Off Topic   29-10-2015, 17:24
Replies: 36
Views: 2,198
Posted By Bagshanty
Over Old Sarum, 11th Oct 2015, billed as her...

Over Old Sarum, 11th Oct 2015, billed as her final flight
Forum: Croatia Touring   29-10-2015, 17:10
Replies: 5
Views: 2,247
Posted By Bagshanty
Croatia Sept 2015 - report

We went to Istria for most of September, mostly staying at campsites, ranging from the HUGE 2000+ pitches to our favourite, only 4 pitches, and a couple of naturist sites, which we found were the...
Forum: Fiat Ducato   26-06-2013, 08:35
Replies: 14
Views: 5,191
Posted By Bagshanty
2006 Fiat 2.3 AC NBG

The A/C on my 2006 Fiat 2.3 JTD is largely ineffective. I had it recharged last year, but it made no difference at all. There is a tad of cooling, but no more. The light lights, and the AC engages - ...
Forum: Rapido Motorhomes   24-05-2013, 21:23
Replies: 11
Views: 4,229
Posted By Bagshanty
We have a 746 based on a Fiat, bought new in...

We have a 746 based on a Fiat, bought new in 2006. 2.3JTD engine gives MORE than enough power. She has been to most of Europe, from Norway, Turkey, Albania, Bulgaria Romania etc. Just coming up to...
Forum: Motorhome Trips   01-04-2013, 17:49
Replies: 22
Views: 13,663
Posted By Bagshanty
As far as I recall, no restrictions - it takes...

As far as I recall, no restrictions - it takes buses and lorries (and we wild camped on the quay, but beware parking where the vehicles queue for the ferry)

Andy
Forum: Computer Help   07-11-2012, 15:15
Replies: 0
Views: 2,130
Posted By Bagshanty
Beware Virus in "Westminster Parking Receipt" emai

I have just received 2 emails headed "Pay by phone parking receipt", and goes on..""westminster pay by phone parking receipt" Being naturally suspcious (and not having been near Westminster) I...
Forum: Rapido Motorhomes   26-10-2012, 08:38
Replies: 28
Views: 7,177
Posted By Bagshanty
Not true for our 2006 Rapido 746F. It's on the...

Not true for our 2006 Rapido 746F. It's on the limit when stuffed to the gunwhales. Uprating it will cause driving licence issues at 70, restrict access on various roads, bridges and in some countries
Forum: Tech / Mech Chat   06-10-2012, 07:01
Replies: 52
Views: 19,711
Posted By Bagshanty
Because I managed to leave the awning light on...

Because I managed to leave the awning light on overnight, when not on hook up and trying to conserve battery, I replaced the halogen bulb with an LED equivalent for a couple of quid, off ebay.

In...
Forum: Electrical   05-10-2012, 20:25
Replies: 9
Views: 7,022
Posted By Bagshanty
I have just bought and installed a CTEK D250S...

I have just bought and installed a CTEK D250S Dual for my Rapido. I chose CTEK over Sterling precisely BECAUSE it is 20 amp rather than 40 amp. This means I can use existing wiring, making...
Forum: Polls & Surveys   28-08-2012, 15:02
Replies: 94
Views: 38,894
Posted By Bagshanty
we stayed on a wohnmobilstellplatz some years ago...

we stayed on a wohnmobilstellplatz some years ago ( a big one) that offered hook up with a small meter that plugged in at the connection. Didn't need it so have no details. (Also had wifi)
Forum: Parts & Accessories   06-07-2012, 05:56
Replies: 5
Views: 1,954
Posted By Bagshanty
Thanks Harvey. Do you have a link for that,...

Thanks Harvey. Do you have a link for that, please? Google brings up masses of stuff.

Thanks

Andy
Forum: Motorhome Trips   05-07-2012, 21:35
Replies: 22
Views: 13,663
Posted By Bagshanty
Satellite tracker

I have been asked what I used to track our route.

I used i-gotu, a small device from Maplins, http://www.maplin.co.uk/gps-travel-tracker-227620, then uploaded the trip to the atrip website...
Forum: Parts & Accessories   05-07-2012, 11:01
Replies: 5
Views: 1,954
Posted By Bagshanty
Yes, that looks ideal! But it is no longer...

Yes, that looks ideal! But it is no longer available :(

Thanks, anyway

Andy
Forum: Parts & Accessories   04-07-2012, 22:31
Replies: 5
Views: 1,954
Posted By Bagshanty
awning review help please

My daughter, who has a Wingamms Micros, wants to buy a standalone awning.
My wife is sure she has seen a review of these recently, but can't think where. Does anyone have a better memory, please?
...
Forum: Motorhome Trips   04-07-2012, 19:05
Replies: 22
Views: 13,663
Posted By Bagshanty
A Google Earth type view of our route through...

A Google Earth type view of our route through Montenegro, Albania & Macedonia, callected by a satellite tracker, can be seen here:

http://www.a-trip.com/tracks/view/107902

(Select map view, and...
Forum: Motorhome Trips   02-07-2012, 09:24
Replies: 19
Views: 9,672
Posted By Bagshanty
Having the original document is an absolute...

Having the original document is an absolute requirement for entry to quite a few non EU countries, eg Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia. We had to show it several times in the last 2 months. Other...
Forum: Motorhome Trips   02-07-2012, 09:13
Replies: 2
Views: 3,283
Posted By Bagshanty
Albanian blog - the final episode

Home again after our 2 month circuit of the Balkans, 5505 miles.

The final blog post is here: http://balkanbeetle.blogspot.co.uk/, covering the home leg from Vienna to Dorset.

Now to tidy the...
Forum: Motorhome Trips   23-06-2012, 20:24
Replies: 2
Views: 3,283
Posted By Bagshanty
Romania & Austria - blog update

A couple of blog updates, which may be of interest:

Vienna - and our own torpedo alarm (http://balkanbeetle.blogspot.co.at/2012/06/vienna-and-our-own-torpedo-alarm.html)

Romania - bringing the...
Forum: Austria Touring   17-06-2012, 10:16
Replies: 12
Views: 9,730
Posted By Bagshanty
Grizzly, thanks for those suggestions. We'll be...

Grizzly, thanks for those suggestions. We'll be going for the ACSI site. I'll keep my open for the Klimt exhibitions

Andy
Forum: Motorhome Trips   17-06-2012, 07:39
Replies: 22
Views: 13,663
Posted By Bagshanty
Romania - and interesting monastic paintings

We're now at one of our favorite sites, Oude Wilg in Romania, owned by a Dutch/Romanian couple.

I have updated my blog, http://balkanbeetle.blogspot.com, the latest update covers Romania so far
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