A few questions for first time camper

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  1. snooky

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    Just a few questions for you experienced people out there.
    where is the best place to buy a windbreaker from thats big enough to go around our sun canopy so id say about 1.5 mts high and around 6mts long but could buy 2x3mts if cheaper and needs to be one that can be put into the grass in hot dry summer conditions without the poles snapping.
    Also what waste pipe do I need as its around 2-3" bore but ive only seen very small types and what end do I need to go on a hose pipe so I can fill my fresh water up while on site.
    Tia snooky.
     
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    Hello and welcome from West Midlands.
    I can easily answer the one about water filling. It's the same connectors you'd use for a garden hose (Hozelok etc.) Get them at the garden centre or supermarket. They are cheaper there.
    I find it useful to carry a Heosafe filler cap to put on the tank while filling. That way you don't need more hands than come as standard!

    Wyn
     
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    Thanks for that, ive got a hoselok fitting so will just use that, and since posting this ive been on aldi and bought 2 windbreaks so happy about that.
     
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    Good supply here - some have steel poles.

    You don't usually need any extensions, we always to move the van to over a drain.
     
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    Your waste depends on the van you get we got an extension pipe with our Hymer Exsis the pipe is high pressure grey water pipe you can get fittings on line on ebay
     
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    I'll second Nicks post, 1st class product, heavy compared to the alloy or timber versions but that is the compromise for no guy ropes and high quality......
     
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    Forget the windbreaks bring back more wine!!!
     
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    That seems pretty big. Ours is 40mm. I bought some flexible hose at Pondkeeper in Billingham. Water garden hose is much cheaper than motorhome hose (even though it's pretty similar) :) Autoplus in Norton has a range of hoses but I don't think they have anything 2-3" wide.
     
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    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=h...AUICCgC&biw=800&bih=500#imgrc=NHfYSLjNvvPrAM:
     
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    The waste pipe isn't usually an issue, most places have a drive over drain. And if they don't ask if there is somewhere you can dump the grey water. We do have a 2 metre length of flexi hose on board and it was the largest bore they had in the caravan shop I went to. Sadly I can't remember the actual diameter.
     
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    Thanks for replies, I've found a great fix. A bucket and the diameter doesn't seem to matter
     
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