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Forum: Italy Touring   01-07-2014, 15:22
Replies: 4
Views: 3,107
Posted By framptoncottrell
If you have a smartphone, Duolingo Italian is...

If you have a smartphone, Duolingo Italian is very good. I think it is free. It only works while you are Wi-Fi connected.

For computer based systems I like Tell Me More Italian and Talk To Me...
Forum: France Touring   13-06-2014, 13:27
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By framptoncottrell
There's a dog-friendly campsite that is popular...

There's a dog-friendly campsite that is popular with Brits at Guines, about 20 minutes from Calais. It's called Campsite La Bien Assise and accepts the ACSI card from April to June and in September....
Forum: Sat Nav GPS   08-04-2014, 21:46
Replies: 30
Views: 5,347
Posted By framptoncottrell
Margaret Sorry you're having such trouble. ...

Margaret

Sorry you're having such trouble.

Turn on your Camper.

On the opening page - the one with the two big choices 'Where to?' and 'View Map' click on 'Settings' at the bottom right....
Forum: Sat Nav GPS   08-04-2014, 18:10
Replies: 30
Views: 5,347
Posted By framptoncottrell
We've had ours - the 'Camper' variant - since the...

We've had ours - the 'Camper' variant - since the NEC show in October. Bought it from the MHF stand (thanks guys) and it has lots of pre-loaded POIs.
We're just off to Spain for our first overseas...
Forum: France Touring   20-03-2014, 17:11
Replies: 3
Views: 1,095
Posted By framptoncottrell
We stayed at Ghisonaccia on a GB Privilege tour...

We stayed at Ghisonaccia on a GB Privilege tour and had a coach trip to Corte. The road was fine from Aleria to Corte for the coach. We drove in our Murvi from Bonifacio to Bastia, including going...
Forum: Tech / Mech Chat   14-02-2014, 13:06
Replies: 15
Views: 2,484
Posted By framptoncottrell
Yes, it's quite true. When the air is cooled...

Yes, it's quite true.

When the air is cooled by the air conditioner, the moisture in it condenses out and drips below the car. (The first time I ever had an air-conditioned car, in Washington DC,...
Forum: France Touring   03-02-2014, 20:24
Replies: 11
Views: 4,488
Posted By framptoncottrell
It is quite expensive but if your motorhome is...

It is quite expensive but if your motorhome is over 3.5t you don't have any choice since all the passes from Nancy south have a weight limit of 3.5t
I think one of my fellow travellers with a 5...
Forum: Introductions   23-01-2014, 18:05
Replies: 11
Views: 2,197
Posted By framptoncottrell
Great to have another Murvi Morello owner on the...

Great to have another Murvi Morello owner on the forum. Morello owners are a friendly but opinionated lot - I suppose that comes from owning the best motorhome in the universe.......

Dr (musical,...
Forum: Wheels & Tyres   22-01-2014, 15:12
Replies: 18
Views: 4,776
Posted By framptoncottrell
If you have Continental tyres, the following...

If you have Continental tyres, the following booklet has everything you need:

http://www.conti-online.com/www/download/transport_bg_bg/general/tech_info/download/technical_data_book_pdf_bg.pdf
...
Forum: Motorhome Security   25-12-2013, 10:57
Replies: 4
Views: 1,761
Posted By framptoncottrell
We had a Scorpion tracker fitted to our new...

We had a Scorpion tracker fitted to our new motorhome by the converters and it seems to be working very well. It was mandatory from our insurers since the purchase price of the motorhome was over...
Forum: Computer Help   21-12-2013, 21:51
Replies: 9
Views: 1,173
Posted By framptoncottrell
I bought an ASUS S200E from Currys about 6 weeks...

I bought an ASUS S200E from Currys about 6 weeks ago as a replacement for my old laptop, which wouldn't fit in the safe of my new motorhome!

The ASUS is a delight with a lovely keyboard, brilliant...
Forum: Parts & Accessories   10-10-2013, 19:03
Replies: 9
Views: 1,772
Posted By framptoncottrell
Italian adaptors

When we were on Sardinia, at one site we had to connect to a long extension lead provided by the site. The adaptor on the end was the standard Italian mains socket with three circular holes in a...
Forum: Sat Nav GPS   21-06-2013, 00:12
Replies: 4
Views: 1,744
Posted By framptoncottrell
I use a program that I got from Garmin called POI...

I use a program that I got from Garmin called POI Loader.
I've used it very successfully for several years, first with a Nuvi 660 and now with a Nuvi 3790.

I can't remember how I got it so you...
Forum: Bugs   03-06-2013, 18:32
Replies: 120
Views: 23,909
Posted By framptoncottrell
Here is my experience: 1. Operating System:...

Here is my experience:

1. Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate
2. Browser and Version: IE 9
3. Is the problem 100% of the time or intermittent: All the time
4. Is the problem apparent when you...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   25-03-2013, 14:33
Replies: 16
Views: 2,990
Posted By framptoncottrell
It may also be apposite to note that in many...

It may also be apposite to note that in many European countries the speed limit for 3501-7500kg motorhomes is unexpectedly low:

On main roads it is 80kph virtually everywhere except Austria...
Forum: Communications and Internet Access   14-03-2013, 19:50
Replies: 3
Views: 1,099
Posted By framptoncottrell
My Garmin Nuvi has Greece loaded on it as part of...

My Garmin Nuvi has Greece loaded on it as part of the European-wide mapping.

In 'Where to?' try entering a Greek address such as Heraklion and seeing if it comes up with a map. It will give an...
Forum: Music   11-01-2013, 22:41
Replies: 30
Views: 5,412
Posted By framptoncottrell
I had the pleasure of working with Christina...

I had the pleasure of working with Christina Ortiz - and her husband - several times in the late 70s and 80s. She was a delightful lady and very talented pianist.
She was an adjudicator at last...
Forum: Jokes & Trivia   24-12-2012, 20:51
Replies: 8
Views: 2,811
Posted By framptoncottrell
Great! Made me and SWMBO laugh. Thanks,...

Great! Made me and SWMBO laugh.


Thanks, Alan.

Dr (musical, not medical) Roy
Forum: Fiat Ducato   16-12-2012, 17:26
Replies: 13
Views: 5,835
Posted By framptoncottrell
Had the reversing switch on my 2006 Ducato 2.8jtd...

Had the reversing switch on my 2006 Ducato 2.8jtd replaced by my Fiat dealer earlier this year. They first did a thorough test to see that my diagnosis was correct - it was - and then stripped down...
Forum: Electrical   08-10-2011, 17:15
Replies: 4
Views: 2,373
Posted By framptoncottrell
My Murvi Morello has quite a sophisticated...

My Murvi Morello has quite a sophisticated charging and monitoring system.

In an hour's drive I can deliver 20 Amp-hours to the leisure batteries so I guess that means 20 Amps for an hour.
...
Forum: Spain & Portugal Touring   05-08-2011, 21:13
Replies: 3
Views: 2,203
Posted By framptoncottrell
We've covered quite a lot of the coastal route...

We've covered quite a lot of the coastal route from Santander to San Sebastian in the Murvi and it is utterly delightful. Allow plenty of time because there are lots of little villages to get...
Forum: Motorhome Shows   22-07-2011, 23:15
Replies: 7
Views: 3,760
Posted By framptoncottrell
Hi, Carol. You have to be very prompt on the...

Hi, Carol.

You have to be very prompt on the 0800 departure - they put up barriers at 0800 and charge you to get out if you haven't got a paid parking ticket for the day.

It's also worthwhile...
Forum: Switzerland Touring   09-07-2011, 23:46
Replies: 12
Views: 20,750
Posted By framptoncottrell
Aren't you a holder of an ACSI card? Most of the...

Aren't you a holder of an ACSI card? Most of the Swiss sites in the ACSI book regard 1st September as the start of the off-peak season with 15 Euros for motorhome, two adults and hook-up the top...
Forum: Motorhome Shows   09-07-2011, 23:37
Replies: 48
Views: 17,726
Posted By framptoncottrell
I'm through the tunnel on 30th August and will...

I'm through the tunnel on 30th August and will stay at the Show campsite on the nights of 31st August to 2nd September (3 nights, 2 days) before heading off to visit the 'bergs - Wurzburg, Nuremberg,...
Forum: Wheels & Tyres   10-05-2011, 09:46
Replies: 37
Views: 25,231
Posted By framptoncottrell
I have discovered one minor disadvantage with my...

I have discovered one minor disadvantage with my TyrePal set up. The receiver which you keep in the cab and the sensors/senders which you screw onto the valves have a shut-down mechanism to save the...
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