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Motor home help

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Carole, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    One thing I never ever do is use onsite toilets and showers, urgh, shiver...
     
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    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    When we were in France all those years ago, my main memories are the stinky loos with a hole and 2 foot things to stand on to 'aim' at the hole :urgh: Hopefully they have progressed from those times :lol:

    Do motor homes usually have their own washroom/ toilets built in ?
     
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    That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Forumite

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    Scotland have the 'right to roam' so you can pretty much park anywhere (T&C's apply..)

    The views really are outstanding and it doesn't cost a penny!
     
  4. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    Yes ours has got its own loo and shower but for the moment I’d like to keep that tank really clean and if possible no number two’s.

    Before lockdown when I was here there and everywhere, I used public loos frequently. Whether it be aircraft toilets, pub loos, restaurant loos, at a shopping centre, garden centre etc. If I had an aversion to public toilets then I’d never leave the house.

    That is why though, I’m only interested in high quality sites where everything is maintained to the highest standards.

    I might feel differently once I’ve got it, but at the moment my thoughts are that it would be easier to nip to the loo, have a shower and then someone else cleans up rather than go away for a break but then spend time cleaning a shower and emptying a tank / rinsing it out urgh, shiver.....
     
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    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    I really can't wait for @Carole to go on holiday, to see her opinion of the motor home! I've had an aversion to any form of camping after being dragged around in tents and trailer tents as a child (walking across a field on my own in the dark aged 7 (or any age) , in pouring rain, with a torch to find the loo is not my idea of fun) , but I would (I think) manage in a motor home, and MrLittleme would dearly love one.
     
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    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Shiz, I've lost my caravan! :xd::xd::xd:

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    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Seriously, I am considering trading Bob the Focus in towards a motorhome/ VW T5. I've had enough of living in Stafford and working where I do. Youngest can have the house, he'll be able manage the bills etc. I just want to disappear off the face of the earth for a while.
    This Forum used be fun, friendly, it int at the moment.
     
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    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    62D1A40E-D3AA-4B84-8B64-71791FB0D66B.jpeg It arrived today.

    We decided to celebrate by opening a bottle of fizz.
    Some neighbours came round for a nosy and a socially distancing glass of prosecco.

    The dog has picked her spot
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Careful where you park up, or @Trumpet'll be moving you on...
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Finally moving in with Davey boy then?
     
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    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    I wish!
     
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    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    We found a fantastic camping/caravan/Motorhome accessory shop yesterday the other side of Cannock.
    Two storey building crammed full of things that I didn’t know I needed.

    I previously been looking online at low voltage microwaves because I’d read that normal microwaves can trip the system on some campsites.
    While in this super emporium yesterday I noticed low voltage kettles and toasters.

    I’d already bought a lightweight plastic kettle and toaster from Dunelm. The kettle is 3KW rapid boil but I’m now wondering if this will be ok?
    Do I need to take it back and buy a low voltage one?
    What do you lovely people use?
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    It depends on what the power system is in your camper. Many only have a 1kw inverter, in which case the max you can run in total is 1kw. If you have a 3kw kettle then it won't work, you'll just keep tripping the system. Our generator has an 8kw inverter so I've never really thought about power much.

    The sites I've been on have been able to cope with washing machines, dishwashers, kettles, TVs, hairdryers etc all working at the same time when the RV is hooked up without issue but then so has our onboard system.
     
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    If you're ever in the area Towsure in Halesowen is a great place for bits and pieces.
     
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    I agree!

    Nothing better than a river wash!
     
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    Power is one thing to consider, but, if you're running off a battery supply, rather than a generator, then there is the matter of the available energy capacity to consider.
     
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    In mine when the batteries dip below a certain level then the generator automatically kicks in to top the batteries up. So, theoretically, the only time you could run out of battery power would be if the RVs fuel tank (which is 120 gallons) ran out of diesel. Whether that's a common thing or not in camper vans I have no idea.
     
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    We never had this problem with our little one man tents with no groundsheet and a couple of brown paper carrier bags to sleep in. We knew how to live ... (or at least we did until the pneumonia set in.) :eek:
     
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    Are on-board generators that commonplace now? In 'my day', anything involving much power meant using the gas, which would rather rule out a microwave...
     
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    At least we had a groundsheet and airbed to lie on in ours :D

    Looks VERY nice @Carole . Love the photo of the dog enjoying her new holiday home :love:
     

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