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Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   19-06-2019, 17:04
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By Mrplodd
All of your ideas have good and bad points to...

All of your ideas have good and bad points to them.

Only you can determine which is the best for you.

I sold a £30K MH privately via the CMC’s “For Sale” section. I was contacted by a chap who...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   08-06-2019, 08:08
Replies: 11
Views: 225
Posted By Mrplodd
But certainly NOT me :wink2: Andy

But certainly NOT me :wink2:

Andy
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   07-06-2019, 18:35
Replies: 11
Views: 225
Posted By Mrplodd
Brave? Or plain stupid??

Would YOU attempt this crossing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRkpjEQxZtE

Andy

(Nah, me neither :surprise:)
Forum: Base Chassis (Fiat/Mercedes/Iveco etc)   07-06-2019, 17:12
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By Mrplodd
What does your handbook say?? If it’s an...

What does your handbook say??

If it’s an option it will be explained in it.

Bit concerned about your comment concerning tyre temperatures (or did you mean pressure! A rise in pressure of 15% is...
Forum: Newcomers   03-06-2019, 20:56
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By Mrplodd
I would be very surprised if someone has fitted a...

I would be very surprised if someone has fitted a panel to your MH and NOT wired it in!

Just because you cannot see any cables doesn’t mean they are not there somewhere.
Have you asked the...
Forum: Spain & Portugal Touring   31-05-2019, 14:43
Replies: 19
Views: 387
Posted By Mrplodd
Rather than just say “It’s a dump” I thought it...

Rather than just say “It’s a dump” I thought it better to try and explain why I thought that, and detail the little bits of useful information I had gleaned because I thought you might find them...
Forum: Spain & Portugal Touring   31-05-2019, 14:10
Replies: 19
Views: 387
Posted By Mrplodd
So why just single me out?? Barryd has posted...

So why just single me out?? Barryd has posted pretty much the same as me, he escapes without comment yet you choose to post unpleasant personal comments in respect of me.

I spoke from a point of...
Forum: Spain & Portugal Touring   30-05-2019, 19:03
Replies: 19
Views: 387
Posted By Mrplodd
Don’t get too excited at the prospect of visiting...

Don’t get too excited at the prospect of visiting it. We went there last year. We won’t be going back!

The best way I can think of describing it is that it’s like a chunk 1960’s Portsmouth that...
Forum: France Touring   29-05-2019, 21:52
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By Mrplodd
Now that is a REALLY stupid system that SHOULD...

Now that is a REALLY stupid system that SHOULD have been firmly banged on the head many years ago

Worryingly I have driven through a few French villages over the last month where there are...
Forum: Off Topic   28-05-2019, 16:09
Replies: 29
Views: 457
Posted By Mrplodd
We often charged our two electric bike batteries...

We often charged our two electric bike batteries via an inverter (cheap one not a fancy pure sine wave Jobbie) when we had a MH without problem. 2 x 115 AH LB’s and 100W solar panel.

Don’t forget...
Forum: France Touring   26-05-2019, 21:49
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By Mrplodd
Sorry but that is not correct. On a three...

Sorry but that is not correct.

On a three Lane section of road with one direction a single lane, and the other direction two lanes, the speed limit is 80 kph for the single lane and 90 kph for...
Forum: Motorhome Insurance   26-05-2019, 15:27
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Mrplodd
Rather than spend loads of time searching why not...

Rather than spend loads of time searching why not contact a broker and get THEM to do the groundwork?? They have all the contacts and know who to contact and who not to bother with. Once they get...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   24-05-2019, 10:06
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By Mrplodd
It’s clearly a very long time since you got on a...

It’s clearly a very long time since you got on a bus!!

The bus pass is like a credit card, you hold it against the ticket machine as you enter the bus, that records that it’s a valid pass (or...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   24-05-2019, 08:04
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By Mrplodd
I would just point out that a bus pass does not...

I would just point out that a bus pass does not give free bus travel!!

What it DOES do is shift the payment. The pass holder doesn’t have to pay for the bus trip, but the bus company passes the...
Forum: Tech / Mech Chat   19-05-2019, 21:45
Replies: 19
Views: 362
Posted By Mrplodd
It has to be the switch. Think about it. Open the...

It has to be the switch. Think about it. Open the shower tap, nothing happens so the switch clearly isn’t telling the pump to pump.

Open the basin tap and it’s switch DOES work and “tells” the...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   19-05-2019, 21:37
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By Mrplodd
An even simpler system is to leave the latches in...

An even simpler system is to leave the latches in the unlocked position when you open the door.

Then, when you close the door If the key is inside the garage it’s no issue because the door isn’t...
Forum: Off Topic   09-05-2019, 20:18
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By Mrplodd
Be interesting if sat astride it when that...

Be interesting if sat astride it when that happens!!

So it’s not just electric cars that burst into flames then. Best tell “The Hamster” !!

Andy
Forum: Introductions   06-05-2019, 17:37
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By Mrplodd
Who told you it is impossible to do? I bet it was...

Who told you it is impossible to do? I bet it was the Renault main dealer wasn’t it? They are just being snooty and don’t want an old vehicle in their workshop.

Ask around your local smaller...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   06-05-2019, 17:33
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Mrplodd
Sounds like a reasonable deal doesn’t it? ...

Sounds like a reasonable deal doesn’t it?

Be sure to take some “before and after” pictures. Both for us on here and, more importantly, for yourself in case of any issues 10-12 months post...
Forum: Fiat Ducato   04-05-2019, 17:38
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By Mrplodd
Been a problem on Ducato’s for years! I had...

Been a problem on Ducato’s for years!

I had a “P” reg Hymer many years ago, about 80% of it had succumbed to the dreaded “metal moth” Not a difficult job, you just need to raise the vehicle up...
Forum: Off Topic   04-05-2019, 15:44
Replies: 16
Views: 187
Posted By Mrplodd
This fiasco? COULD cost Boeing dearly. Look...

This fiasco? COULD cost Boeing dearly.

Look what happened to Pan Am after Lockerbie! It wasn’t anything they had actually done wrong, but the public lost faith and chose to fly with other...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   30-04-2019, 16:38
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By Mrplodd
I use the stuff sold by Screwfix! It seems...

I use the stuff sold by Screwfix!

It seems to work! (And lubricates the awning rail “C” channel.)

On my new Bailey caravan there is a sticker inside each locker door saying to lubricate the...
Forum: Off Topic   30-04-2019, 16:36
Replies: 40
Views: 420
Posted By Mrplodd
No idea what speed mine is, but it allows me to...

No idea what speed mine is, but it allows me to stream 4K films from Netflix so it’s clearly pretty quick!

Andy
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   30-04-2019, 16:35
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By Mrplodd
At storage sites caravans tend to be parked...

At storage sites caravans tend to be parked pretty tightly alongside the next one so fire can easily leap the (minimal) gap.

This sort of issue goes a long way to explain the CMC and CC rules...
Forum: Off Topic   30-04-2019, 16:30
Replies: 40
Views: 420
Posted By Mrplodd
Contrary to Barryd’s view I have been using the...

Contrary to Barryd’s view I have been using the powerline “plug it into your ring main” system at my house for years. It has worked utterly faultlessly for many years (But thats with UK not French...
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