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Forum: Tech / Mech Chat   01-01-2017, 17:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,872
Posted By Skez
Replacing gas struts on a Frankia drop down bed

Happy New Year to everyone!!

The bed on my Frankia i650 is becoming increasingly difficult to raise and won't hold in the raised position unless empty. I assume the gas struts have failed. I have...
Forum: Continental Touring Info   07-08-2015, 23:54
Replies: 25
Views: 2,698
Posted By Skez
We are going to head back home through France via...

We are going to head back home through France via Champagne to pick up some fizz for our son's 21st. We found a lovely France Passion stop last year after chasing the sun through France when Annecy...
Forum: Continental Touring Info   07-08-2015, 22:38
Replies: 25
Views: 2,698
Posted By Skez
Following this with interest as we are off on...

Following this with interest as we are off on Sunday - intending to go to Bruges, then through Luxembourg via Diekirche, into Germany to Trier and then just mosey on down the Mosel and Rhine to end...
Forum: Bodywork & Trim   04-06-2015, 19:50
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By Skez
Thanks everyone.. I've decided the best...

Thanks everyone..

I've decided the best thing to do is buy a complete unit - bizarrely that works out cheaper than the cover, seal and handle purchased separately - and use the parts I need so...
Forum: Bodywork & Trim   02-06-2015, 22:43
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By Skez
Thanks Richard, It is a Heki Mini - As you...

Thanks Richard,

It is a Heki Mini - As you suggested it seems to be cheaper to buy the entire unit rather than just the dome, hinges and handle which are broken!! going to order one and give it a...
Forum: Bodywork & Trim   01-06-2015, 20:22
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By Skez
Is replacing a roof light a DIY job?

In windy West Yorks. for the weekend, and like a fool failed to secure one of my roof lights before going out.

On returning to the van I found the clear canopy a hundred meters away, and in...
Forum: Frankia Motorhomes   01-12-2014, 22:38
Replies: 13
Views: 7,564
Posted By Skez
Looks just like our i650SD, until you see the...

Looks just like our i650SD, until you see the slide out !!

Wow, all that space.

Ours is our first ever van - can't imagine owning anything else (yet :D )

Skez.
Forum: Wheels & Tyres   28-11-2014, 20:02
Replies: 66
Views: 11,597
Posted By Skez
Thanks for everyone's advice. Bit the...

Thanks for everyone's advice.

Bit the bullet and bought and fitted 5 x Yokohama 225/75R16 121/120 winter tyres to the Frankia. The fitters suggested 54 psi front 60 psi rear and it feels about...
Forum: Wheels & Tyres   17-11-2014, 15:06
Replies: 66
Views: 11,597
Posted By Skez
A commercial vehicle tyre specialist is...

A commercial vehicle tyre specialist is suggesting yokohama winter tyres for my van 225/75 R 16 120/121. (4000kg Frankia) 100 each fitted.

His view is given usual motorhome mileage I should be...
Forum: France Touring   14-11-2014, 09:33
Replies: 37
Views: 8,652
Posted By Skez
St. Croix de Verdon, if (as we were) you are...

St. Croix de Verdon, if (as we were) you are fortunate enough to get a lake view spot. Simply stunning view!!!

Mind you, it did seem as if Brits were told to move on after two nights whereas some...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   25-09-2014, 19:12
Replies: 15
Views: 3,212
Posted By Skez
Thanks All. We had looked at Cologne Mandy,...

Thanks All.

We had looked at Cologne Mandy, and being able to book in advance might take away the uncertainty. Also if the markets are bigger we would probably spend a few days there. Not that...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   23-09-2014, 23:09
Replies: 15
Views: 3,212
Posted By Skez
Bruges, Brussels, Lille Christmas markets

Evening Folks,

To celebrate our 25th Anniversary we would like to visit some of the Christmas markets. Don't want to drive miles and so we are contemplating a round trip of Bruges, Brussels and...
Forum: Italy Touring   13-09-2014, 00:28
Replies: 13
Views: 4,176
Posted By Skez
We visited Lake Orta in July. Absolutely...

We visited Lake Orta in July. Absolutely beautiful, and although we used the free sosta, there are two sites very close to the lakeside.

Lake Varese was nice also. Quite small compared to the...
Forum: Frankia Motorhomes   13-09-2014, 00:19
Replies: 7
Views: 4,112
Posted By Skez
I have sent you a pm. Skez

I have sent you a pm.

Skez
Forum: UK Touring   26-08-2014, 23:29
Replies: 22
Views: 6,425
Posted By Skez
We used the Drum Inn near the tunnel six weeks...

We used the Drum Inn near the tunnel six weeks ago. Nice stop, good facilities, 15 quid. Very relaxing start to our trip and would definately use it again.
Forum: Communications and Internet Access   01-08-2014, 19:54
Replies: 24
Views: 4,827
Posted By Skez
I ordered a Europasim end of June but...

I ordered a Europasim end of June but unfortunately didn't receive it until after we departed for the continent.

We returned to find it on the doormat at home.

Motorhome WiFi were more than...
Forum: Continental Touring Info   31-07-2014, 20:14
Replies: 10
Views: 2,580
Posted By Skez
My experience of BF is that they can be very...

My experience of BF is that they can be very rigorous in checking sizes compared to bookings. Turned up at Plymouth a couple of years ago in a car with trailer with 4 bicycles mounted upright on the...
Forum: Wheels & Tyres   31-07-2014, 13:21
Replies: 21
Views: 5,880
Posted By Skez
Twice, in 1972 and 1982 and world doubles...

Twice, in 1972 and 1982 and world doubles champion in 1984 with Jimmy White.

(just off the top of my head that is!!)
Forum: Wheels & Tyres   30-07-2014, 22:53
Replies: 21
Views: 5,880
Posted By Skez
LOL !! when I've got the hang of this MH lark I...

LOL !! when I've got the hang of this MH lark I will try my best Coppo :lol:

Ask me one on sport!!!!!!
Forum: Wheels & Tyres   30-07-2014, 22:10
Replies: 21
Views: 5,880
Posted By Skez
Thanks All for your help. A lot of learning...

Thanks All for your help.

A lot of learning there.

Action plan:-
1. find out what the axle weights are
2. visit a weighbridge
3. visit a tyre fitter to ensure my existing tyres are man...
Forum: Wheels & Tyres   30-07-2014, 11:39
Replies: 21
Views: 5,880
Posted By Skez
Help! Now really confused over tyres.

Just returned from our first 3 week trip on the continent, which was brilliant until the last day when we had a potentially disastrous tyre failure. Our r/n/s tyre deformed totally at about 55mph,...
Forum: France Touring   13-07-2014, 22:00
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By Skez
Fontain De Vaucluse Aire

Evening all, and greetings from the Aire at Montgenevre, between Briancon and the Italian border. Followed the route advice of some of you good people and had a fantastic drive from Verdon to here!...
Forum: UK Touring   28-06-2014, 13:27
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By Skez
Just looked at the website for the Canterbury...

Just looked at the website for the Canterbury Park and Ride 'Aire'.

It looks like the entry gates are locked at 8.30pm - Exit gates always open. I don't know if that means you can't arrive and...
Forum: UK Touring   27-06-2014, 22:36
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By Skez
Although the prospect of a good breakfast is...

Although the prospect of a good breakfast is tempting .... so perhaps St Margarets At Cliffe :?
Forum: UK Touring   27-06-2014, 22:33
Replies: 11
Views: 1,894
Posted By Skez
Thanks folks - Think we will give Marine Parade a...

Thanks folks - Think we will give Marine Parade a try.

M&J
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