blowout at 80 miles an hour in a hymer....

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  1. harveytherabbit

    harveytherabbit Deleted User

    Apologies,,,,the rather exciting 'blowout at 80 miles an hour in a Hymer' was a simple ruse to encourage a wider readership of what will turn out to be a rather mundane posting.
    This coming monday will see me completeing the purchase and pickup of a small tho perfectly formed Hymer.......i will drive it from Norfolk to East sussex, park up and wonder if I should touch anything without a grown up being present. The problem is that the van was 'born' in germany and comes with all its german christneing papers/literature which shall forever reamin a mystery to me. i don't speak german.

    I am wondering where a fresh faced motorhomer might get an english manual. I guess it doesnt have to be model specific but of the right era.........early 90's.

    i did look thru the FAQ's but the problem hasn't been answered before....

    Heeeeeeeeeeelllp please

    Michael 52.....originator of exciting headings
     
  2. jaygee

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    sent a PM about this,
     
  3. Douglas

    Douglas Read Only Funster

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    You could have tempted fate and wished upon your self a blow out at 80 MPH!

    Doug...
     
  4. Tony Lee

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    You are right.

    It was.

    Do we have an "Ignore twits" facility on this forum?
     
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  5. The Wallace

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    I wouldn't tempt fate with comments about blowouts either but on your substantive point - if you email Hymer (Germany)they will send you a pdf file with your vans manual FOC, if you have a Merc based Hymer your local commercial Merc dealer will get you a manual for the base if you give them your chassis number (its only a few quid). If you are on any other base you might get lucky but I have no experience of them.
    Sorry I dont have Hymer email addy with me and not home for a few days.
    You can always use Google to find out what the various german labels mean and there is nothing remotely rocket science about older Hymers.

    Enjoy it.
     
  6. harveytherabbit

    harveytherabbit Deleted User

    many thanks tony........fine looking old bus in your pic there......the van's not bad either.
     
  7. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    It may have that effect but not the desired result, I suggest you read the rules before posting.

    Motorhome Fun Rules & Regulations

    as an example this post got a more helpful response

    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/how-do-i/11123-hymer-b564-manual.html
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    You want to treat us like idiots, how about we do the same to you ?
     
  9. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Try an online lanquage translator, my wifes speaks German but she is not at Johns Cross.

    If bits dont work you know where we are:thumb:

    Peter
     
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    Don't come the raw prawn with me !!

    Look in the mirror pal....If you haven't got anything sensible to say then say nowt !!!
    This guy was looking for help, not a reply like that !!! Being from Australia I believe that you are what might be called a "Bludger"....Case closed...:moon::swear::boxing:hardhathardhathardhat
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    No he wasn't, he was DEMANDING help.

    There's a difference. These were tabloid/politician's tactics. This was pushing to the front of the queue. Nothing is more guaranteed to start a fight than pushing in to the front of a queue.

    Well at least that was my initial impression.

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    quote from original post
    "I am wondering where a fresh faced motorhomer might get an english manual. I guess it doesnt have to be model specific but of the right era.........early 90's.

    i did look thru the FAQ's but the problem hasn't been answered before....

    Heeeeeeeeeeelllp please"


    hardly a demand!!!!!

    Give the guy a break - it's his first post lets hope it's not his last!

     
  13. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Yes I know but it was the initial impact that jarred. It was a mixture of poor sod and oh sh1t could this happen to me. Then "The Ha Ha I fooled you". Crying wolf. The rascal.

    I'm sure I've done worse. I can't remember if anyone grumbled at me but if they did I would have listened to them.

    No hard feelings I hope, welcome Harvey and don't be put off by German. I've only done O level and failed that but it's a very logical language so buy a dictionary and between that and Google you can figure out most things.
     
  14. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    We had two "blow outs not so long ago on the motorway, both within 20 miles of each other, however the vehicle handled superbly and we werent doing anywhere near 80 miles an hour.

    Blow outs should not be taken lightly, as with inexperienced drivers and adverse conditions they can end up in fatalities.
     
  15. Stephen & Jeannie

    Stephen & Jeannie Read Only Funster

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    Have a look at my post entitled "Free sex and Beer" why wasn't I pilloried like this poor NEW!! member?????? I would not be surprised if he moved over to the dark side after the slating he has received !!...Be ashamed you who know who you are..:Angry:
     
  16. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    I was nice to him!:Smile:

    Peter
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Because that carries no emotional baggage. It's obviously a joke.

    Anyone seeing that immediately said "Oh Yeh !" I nearly came back with "You are being reported to the ASA etc etc" but my internet was giving me trouble.

    FWIW:
    Fangio
    Stirling Moss
    Peter Ustinov
    Derek Piggot
    Douglas Adams
    Spike Millgan
    Hell of an evening.

    He would not last long in the humourless hole in the internet AKA The Dark Side.
     
  18. sinbad1

    sinbad1 Deleted User

    I can't believe the reaction of some members to a first time poster? thought i was on the dark side ?

    Come on guy's give the chap a break

    Ok his title wasn't representative of his post. So what there are loads of thread titles that dont represent the contents.

    Pulling him to bits and calling him a twit is bang out of order.

    This supposed to be a freindly site and we should welcome new members not pull them to pieces for a minor error.

    lighten up chaps:BigGrin::BigGrin: its a fun site?

    Regards

    If by any chance your still with us harveytherabbit :welcome:
     
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    Free sex and Blow----------------------------------------outs
    come on keep it clean:Laughing:
     
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    Comments like that to the new user were one of the reasons I left the other place and Christened it "The Dark Side" Now when ever people mention it is as "The Dark Side" Please don't use those tactics on here, it's not big and it's not clever. Remember, this is the FUN site, "The Bright Side"
     
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