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Forum: Water / Sanitation / Heating   28-11-2015, 15:51
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By bigtwin
My point about the heat in the hab area is that...

My point about the heat in the hab area is that it doesn't offer as much benefit for pipes in the hab area. In contrast the heat in the double floor has a significant impact on any pipes in the...
Forum: Water / Sanitation / Heating   27-11-2015, 20:41
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By bigtwin
I'd suggest that heat loss from the underfloor...

I'd suggest that heat loss from the underfloor space would be much less than that from the habitation space for a number of reasons:

1 - heat loss through windows and roof lights is likely to be...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   17-11-2015, 21:24
Replies: 21
Views: 5,252
Posted By bigtwin
Ducati 999 in mine but it only fits if it doesn't...

Ducati 999 in mine but it only fits if it doesn't have new tyres fitted. Those extra couple of millimetres on each wheel were just enough to cause contact with the door!

Ian
Forum: Off Topic   15-11-2015, 21:54
Replies: 59
Views: 2,452
Posted By bigtwin
40 Guineas! Ian

40 Guineas!

Ian
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   23-08-2015, 08:12
Replies: 23
Views: 2,085
Posted By bigtwin
Good advice, but, unless you are also using...

Good advice, but, unless you are also using purpose designed (hardened) security chains (the type used for securing motorcycles), the padlock won't be the weakest link, the chain will be.

For...
Forum: Wild Camping Spots / MH Friendly Parking   08-08-2015, 17:07
Replies: 6
Views: 2,340
Posted By bigtwin
Is Lockerbie lorry park / Aire any good? ...

Is Lockerbie lorry park / Aire any good?

We've stayed overnight there once. They have food and beer available too (and showers etc).

Ian
Forum: Off Topic   03-08-2015, 21:23
Replies: 29
Views: 1,616
Posted By bigtwin
Wishing you a speedy recovery Peter. Ian

Wishing you a speedy recovery Peter.

Ian
Forum: Jokes & Trivia   25-07-2015, 11:36
Replies: 17
Views: 1,508
Posted By bigtwin
For those who are happy to dismiss the importance...

For those who are happy to dismiss the importance of punctuation (and believe that as long as the meaning intended by the originator of a piece of text can be understood, there isn't a problem), I...
Forum: Tech / Mech Chat   02-07-2015, 23:10
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By bigtwin
Think of a right angle triangle. The car is...

Think of a right angle triangle.

The car is traveling downhill along the hypotenuse.

The GPS measurements (as observed by the satellites) only detect the horizontal movement (the base of the...
Forum: Tech / Mech Chat   02-07-2015, 21:09
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By bigtwin
As previously suggested, the GPS will be the more...

As previously suggested, the GPS will be the more accurate unless you are ascending / descending a steep hill in which case the speedo could well be the more accurate of the two.

Ian
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   28-06-2015, 08:08
Replies: 39
Views: 2,887
Posted By bigtwin
Depends on the weather! If it's sunny/warm...

Depends on the weather! If it's sunny/warm enough, we'd invariably eat outside.

We also sometimes eat in local establishments; if on Britstops then in the Pub and if in France anywhere local...
Forum: Suspension and Chassis   02-06-2015, 20:30
Replies: 4
Views: 7,152
Posted By bigtwin
Deefordog, You are assuming that the weight...

Deefordog,

You are assuming that the weight vs pressure relationship is linear. That's very unlikely to be the case.

Ian
Forum: Ferry & Tunnel   27-05-2015, 19:39
Replies: 34
Views: 4,769
Posted By bigtwin
You are correct Geoff. You rightly say that...

You are correct Geoff.

You rightly say that "unless that were subject to a force great enough ....". As I said earlier, I am not pronouncing on whether the margins are threatened only that you are...
Forum: Ferry & Tunnel   26-05-2015, 22:50
Replies: 34
Views: 4,769
Posted By bigtwin
Geoff, My point is simply that lowering the...

Geoff,

My point is simply that lowering the lowest point of the vehicle (as a result of adding tow bars and the like, particularly if they extend beyond the back of the vehicle) increases the...
Forum: Ferry & Tunnel   26-05-2015, 19:50
Replies: 34
Views: 4,769
Posted By bigtwin
I've said it before (in previous similar posts)...

I've said it before (in previous similar posts) and I'll say it again, anything that is added to the underside of the vehicle that lowers the contact point will increase the likelihood (frequency) of...
Forum: LPG / Gas   26-04-2015, 09:41
Replies: 15
Views: 2,083
Posted By bigtwin
Out of interest, how long is the pipe from the...

Out of interest, how long is the pipe from the external gas point to the Cadac?
Just as is the case with electrical cables, the longer the pipe the greater the resistance to flow! This may be part...
Forum: Rallies   20-04-2015, 22:28
Replies: 73
Views: 14,614
Posted By bigtwin
Yes, many thanks to Ballymoss for his efforts...

Yes, many thanks to Ballymoss for his efforts over the weekend.

Ian
Forum: Off Topic   17-04-2015, 09:14
Replies: 63
Views: 3,956
Posted By bigtwin
Curiosity got the better of me!

Curiosity got the better of me!
Forum: Off Topic   17-04-2015, 09:13
Replies: 63
Views: 3,956
Posted By bigtwin
Testing, Testing, 123.

Testing, Testing, 123.
Forum: Motorhome Security   13-04-2015, 21:49
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By bigtwin
I've had no problems using the text code to...

I've had no problems using the text code to cancel the calls.

We've always been impressed by how sensitive the tracker is - even rolling off the ramps can result in a call from Phantom.
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   11-04-2015, 08:02
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By bigtwin
I'd be interested to find out about this also. ...

I'd be interested to find out about this also.

They replaced my A Class cam belt five years ago and I'd be looking to have it done again soon.

I was looking for their details the other evening...
Forum: Rallies   05-04-2015, 08:07
Replies: 73
Views: 14,614
Posted By bigtwin
Did you add your name to the list of rally...

Did you add your name to the list of rally attendees and did you affiliate yourself with MHF when you booked with Warners?

If the answer to the former question is no that will explain the absence...
Forum: Motorhome Towing   21-03-2015, 22:51
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By bigtwin
I'm with Gerry on this; only difference is that I...

I'm with Gerry on this; only difference is that I drive the toad onto the hitch. Set the jockey wheel height to be just above the centre of the tow bar ball and then as you touch the ball with the...
Forum: France Touring   16-03-2015, 22:08
Replies: 15
Views: 3,083
Posted By bigtwin
When we were there two years ago, dogs were...

When we were there two years ago, dogs were allowed in the village but not in the museum.

Ian
Forum: Off Topic   02-03-2015, 21:05
Replies: 5
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Views: 391
Posted By bigtwin
According to the BBC Weather App!

According to the BBC Weather App!
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