10m cable

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  1. Mags52

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    I've just realised that the hook up cable that came with our 'new to us' motorhome is 10m. We always had a 25m cable with our caravan. Is this a new thing? I'm wondering if 10m is adequate for most sites or whether I should go out and buy a longer one. I do know that with the 25m one there was always far too much but not sure how much too much if you get my drift. What's your thoughts? We're off to France next week and will be staying on sites for some of the time.
     
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    I would recomend you get another 25 and carry both
    dont forget your French adapter
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    i think 25mtr is the norm.

    i have a pair of 25s, one in use and one spare, and a shorter, 5 or 6mtr for the genny...got fed up laying out the full 25mtrs when the genny is only 4mtrs from the hookup socket on the van. :Doh:

    if you're more than 25mtrs from a hookup post you must be wildcamping. :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    or on an aire .. many of which have a central post, you could easily be more than 25 mts from ..

    I carried 2 x 25mt and a 10 mt and have on at least one occasion used them all on an aire
     
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    never thought of that scenario Jim.....but i'm only 4 or 5mtrs behind you. :Wink:
     
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    It's the accessory shop for me tomorrow then. Thanks for the advice.
    Mags
     
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    Slightly off topic, we changed our van twice last year, dont ask first one was a friday van, the dealer told us both times to take every thing out, gas bottles lead etc, my question is do you normally leave this gear in a van when you sell? I can understand if it was a private sale/purchase, just seemed odd after my experiance.

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    If I was part X,ing,, No I would take everythining.. :thumb:

    But if selling and giving up I would let most go with the MH to enhance the price,, but there again if I was selling and got knocked back on what I was hoping to get for the MH I would take the gear out and sell on Flebay..
     
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    In this case it was a part exchange (from a caravan) and I had taken the cable out but when I saw they'd put a new one in the under bed locker I put our old 25m one back in the caravan as they took it away. It was only at the weekend when we had our first weekend away in it that I noticed it was a 10m cable. I'll learn from this experience! :Wink:
    The other thing we left in was the gas bottle because we have Gaslow in the MH.
    Other than that we stripped the caravan and gave the gear away to caravanning friends apart from a good awning which I sold on Gumtree.
    I have to say tho that the dealers (Cleveland) have been more than generous with extras, freebies and great after sales service so I'm not too concerned.
    Mags
     
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    Same here :BigGrin: and in a similar vein we carry 1 x25m, 1 x 10m and 1 x 1m hosepipes.

    Mike.
     
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    I bought what I thought was 25m but turned out to be 10m, and I'm still using it 5 months later. I've had a couple of occasions where it wasn't long enough, but in both cases the site owner has lent me an extension.

    And with my little van, I save a bit of space, which is good :Smile:
     
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    i agree, Cleveland offer an excellent service but their finance manager/salesman needs to refresh himself on the products he peddles.
     
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