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  1. Mike7692

    Looking for an overnight stay in Spain....to start with anyway

    Good afternoon everybody, We are off an a 2 week trip through France into Spain in a few weeks to visit friends now living in Torrevieja, south of Alicante. My estimated timings should get us to somewhere near Tortosa, just off the E-15 south of Tarrgona. Now, this being our first trip in the...
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    Help!! mould issue

    Merry Xmas everyone but can you turn it into a 'happy' one please....... We've got up this morning and moved some stuff for our final bit of Xmas shopping and found the inside of the cab doors and wheel arches covered in dusty mould.........how can I stop it returning? Do I need a humidifier or...
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    Bonnet Cover

    For those of us still in the U.K. over winter because we're still working :cry: does anybody use the bonnet cover from TailorMadeI recently bought the windscreen cover so as to let more light in at weekends but still notice a low level cool air drifting through...really noticed it when we had a...
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    Fridge Covers

    Hi guys heard a lot of talk by some people on another site regarding fridge covers. Are they necessary? Our vents are within our awning so not exposed to the elements....and what is their purpose... Thanks
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    So far so good....

    Hi folks, Just thought I'd give a little update of life so far FT living in the van. As I mentioned before we are not touring yet but living on a medium site which as of right now has 9 of the 38 pitches in use - 7 of which are long term staying with 3 hardly ever around, lots of wildlife on...
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    oooh....smelly

    We have a bit of a whiff coming from the sink any ideas on how to get rid please :-). I have a filter thing over the plug hole so only the really small bits will get through, most of the washing up is done in the facilities of the site. I don't want to take it apart if I don't have to and don't...
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    Well we've only gone & done it!!

    Hi Mh365'ers, Firstly can I apologise for not being as immersed on here as I was when I was first joined up :blush: but recently it's been rather busy getting sorted because as of July 4th we are now full-time living in our Bailey Approach 745SE aka The Fluffy Duster!! It feels like an age...
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    Solar Panels

    Hi fellow motorhomers!! It's been a while but things have moved on. It has come to the point that my daughter has finally found somewhere else to live :) (just need the documents to go through) which means we will be free to start our full-timing dream :thumb: So, we were thinking about getting...
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    Water water everywhere......

    Just a quick one fellow MHomers...the water in France from Aires & sites ....is it ok to drink? I know in Spain you're best off with bottled & as we venture off tomorrow across on our first little jaunt for a week its something I just thought of? Many thanks in advance Mike
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    Reversed Polarity

    Hi everyone We are off to France for our first trip abroad in the van in 2 weeks. A little anxious maybe but yesterday I was told to look out for reversed polarity! So I've ordered a tester but how important is it to have a reversed plug....I've looked at the way to do it.....and what cable and...
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    First time venturing across the water!!!

    Hi people, Forgive me for I have sinned.....my last posting was......a while back.....why does normal life have to get in the way of everything you want to do:mad: Anyway to the point.....we have booked our ferry to France in June and are taking our MH abroad for the very first time:eek: We...
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    Calling all bibliophiles.....

    Good evening fellow Motorhomers and happy campers!!!! As we have to think of payload (and Sue is an avid reader) we have to look for a suitable 'eReader'. Now Sue has reluctantly added Kindle or Kobo to her wishlist with a view to switching from 'proper' books in the future. My question to...
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    Black streaks!!!!

    Thought i would post anew for other peoples benefit too so....... When it rains and the van's been sitting on the drive it produces black streaks down the sides. Okay fair enough, but particularly at the edges of the windows they are thick and flipping annoying!!!! Almost looks like a...
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    Water water everywhaire....

    Hi folks, Those of you following Eric's progress on BM big adventure will see & most likely have experienced for that matter, his recent stay at a couple of 'aires' on his way through Spain. Now as someone who as yet to travel abroad in our MHome.....the water.....is it drinkable or just...
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    Water

    Right another question for you all regarding my fresh water tank. As we were at home the other week I filled up my tank before leaving via the garden hose pipe connected to the Whale system. I now realise this was a mistake as we made a drink of squash and promptly went uurrrghh!!! :oops::p...
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    Time to wash the fluffy duster

    As we're going to be at home entering the 'doldrums' I think it's time to wash the van! Now, the question I have is what with? Do I use the general wash & wax for cars or is there a specific wash for the van material? I have seen something called inside & out which does the surfaces inside as...
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    The fridge and 12v operation

    Hi folks!! We've just come back from a weekend at a friends house in Nuneaton. Before we left the van was plugged in the fridge freezer was nice & cold and everything was charged. I put it on 12v when we left but left it on that the whole time....and everything went warm!! To be fair...
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    Awnings

    Good evening fine people!! We are currently grounded due to 'other stuff' and getting rather frustrated about not being able to get out in the van :mad: so.....we're trying to kit it out with all the bits we need so the next availbale opportunity - 5/6th July and counting - we can just get...
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    Wild camping Suffolk

    Hi campers, We're off for a night to try the wild camping!! Can anybody point me in a direction around Ipswich particularly Woodbridge side that we can get a night off site please?? :cautious: Cheers Mike & Sue
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    Grey water disposal

    Hi guys, We have had one night away in our new van on a fully serviced pitch. Now we are thinking of going away next weekend Fri/Sat night but staying on a site, Sat only and wild camp Fri night, to replenish/dispose of water etc.....if there is no grey water disposal where do we get rid of...
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