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  1. Willum

    Greenhouse and Garden and Chicken sitting - again

    We have a new camper to iron the knots out of, so there's a pitch-with-free-eggs on offer again. I've pretty much done a cut and paste of the info from last time with the odd amendment. There will probably be an offer of something a little more long term if it works out, so............ Does...
  2. Willum

    An Earthy Subject

    It may be that I was the only one in the world who didn't know about this - but I doubt it. All the same, forgive me if this an egg-sucking exercise........... For those of us who have a Sevel-built X250 base unit (Citroen/Peugeot/Fiat) from the last 10 years or so: There is a problem with the...
  3. Willum

    Look what I found in the Tank!!

    Had your tea yet? OK, if you have, read on. If not, it's at your own risk.................... I got fed up with the waste tank always showing 25% full. Flush, sluice, add chemicals, didn't matter what we tried, it still showed 25% when completely empty. I hauled everything out of the garage...
  4. Willum

    Greenhouse and Garden and Chicken sitting

    Does anyone need somewhere to stay for a week, or so, in Lincolnshire, in May? (sadly I have to say that it's a NO DOGS arrangement) We have a family wedding opposite end of the country about 15th May and would like to take off for a week or so to attend. The problem is our Garden, Greenhouse...
  5. Willum

    A Chilling Moment

    'Twas the day before Crimble Eve.................... ............ and the wife got up at 7am to make a cup of tea, bless her, shortly followed by: "It's freezing in here and the heating isn't working!" 'Must have forgotten to turn it on, then' I (daren't have) said It was on - but not working...
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    Pi**tillate

    Has anyone noticed the following phenomenon? We have a Thetford C400 bench-type loo. It has the appropriate SOG extractor fitted - ie, it draws air out through the cassette venting system, down underneath the installation through the supplied add-on pipework and then out to the fan/filter...
  7. Willum

    Solar mods

    Does anyone have tilting-turning solar panels, rather than the 'fixed flat to the roof' variety? I know there are sun-tracking versions - but I doubt they will be cheap. Iv'e a mind to mod my fixed panels, probably to something that tilts and turns but leave them on the roof, out of the way...
  8. Willum

    Mina de Sao Domingos

    If you were contemplating heading for this lovely winter site in Portugal, down by the barragem, it's been cleared of all motorhomes - by the GNR. It happened on Tuesday night (just got the BBQ going nicely) and they arrived, told everybody to go, and dished out a €30 fine to anyone who argued...
  9. Willum

    Mat---ters

    A quick straw poll: What type of awning mat have you got - if you bother with one? Who made it? How big is it compared to your awning - if you bother with one? How do you fasten it down? How long have you had it/did it last? Will
  10. Willum

    Not again.................................

    I was doing so well with my Snooper - until............... It stopped working. Just on the outskirts of Seville, busy roads, not been there for a while, etc, etc and at the crucial point, it just turned itself off! Various bits of Anglo:swear:Saxon later - and PatNav brought into emergency...
  11. Willum

    Hartal Door duff

    Has anyone had a problem with a Hartal habitation door? The bit in question is the big 'crescent-shaped' handle thing on the inside, used to close it - not the locking one, or the one used to open it. I went to pull ours shut the other night (it has always needed a good hard tug to close it...
  12. Willum

    Mobility Aid

    Pat's been complaining that it's difficult to get on the back of the bike, especially when the topbox is on. So, prepared, as I always am, to make motorcycling as enjoyable as possible for my dearly beloved, I got her something to help her over that initial step up onto the pillion. Will...
  13. Willum

    Brakeless.......... but not quite broken !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Coming down through Portugal for the winter, we came over a 1900 meter pass that turned into a rather steep (and absolutely beautiful) descent to Covilha. A lot of engine braking was used but still the brakes got a bit smelly and as we entered the town, the brakes decided to - not work anymore...
  14. Willum

    Sun, at last............... and even more wind

    We too made it to Portugal. A fairly eventful trip down, not the best of experiences in France, highlighted by the rip-off price to cross the Millau bridge (32+ Euros) and a tollbooth that wouldn't recognise our Mastercard, bringing the whole queue to a halt. I'd chosen to cross the bridge for...
  15. Willum

    Here's what we bought..............

    ................ or what really happened to my son's inheritance;)
  16. Willum

    Has anyone else made the same satnav mistake?

    .......................... and before vwalan can say 'told you so'............... Has anyone else made the mistake of buying a Falcon satnav for a motorhome? It was whilst I was looking for a journey recorder at the Lincoln Show that I allowed myself to buy the thing - which included a journey...
  17. Willum

    All Change........................

    There's a good reason I've been off the radar for the last couple of months! I haven't given up and gone back to bricks and mortar. All we did - the lady-in-my-life and myself, that is, was to decide to take a run down to the Malvern show. Yer know, just to have a look around. We had just...
  18. Willum

    Omnistor 8000

    Does anyone (ignoring the net result of the replies to the posting about awnings by Mike 7692) have an Omnistor awning fitted? I am fond of mine but it has developed a fault in that it won't close properly. The bolts/setscrews fixing the main hinge to the box have come loose and the hinges...
  19. Willum

    Home alone

    ....................and it's done! I'm home alone. No house. Poor old motorhome ended up being used as a bit of a skip with the last minute finds as the house was emptied. 2 ISO containers full of 'stuff' most of which will probably get auctioned off/ebay/car boot sale. Slowly sorting...
  20. Willum

    Panels

    A question (or several) for anyone who spends a lot of time 'off-grid', ie, using other than mains power to top up the batteries: 1. How much battery capacity do you have? 2. What do you run off them, other than the lights? 3. How do you keep them topped up? a. Solar panels - how many watts is...
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