First night in motor home

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  1. JimboT

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    OK first night in motorhome went to a local site in ware Hertfordshire.
    When plugging into hook up managed to trip main trip on RCD may have had every thing on!
    reset on turned off plugged in everything ok.
    Also tested my generator and confirmed this will not start when switched to the off position!
    few questions should you leave in gear when leveling on chocks?
    Could not get a good signal on television have not got disc but a thing that looks like a satellite do you need to raise these or do something did not go up on roof to look yet.
    Have drained out all water, dumped water from boiler (dropped out on its own other day) emptied toilet anything else needed for cold weather ?
    few pictures

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    Like the MotorHome, LOVE the Ridgeback.....:thumb:
     
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    Great photos,
    Nobody is going to mess with your motorhome !!

    Hope you enjoy your adventures
    :thumb:
    Steve
     
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    Hello and welcome

    Now, that's what I call a guard dog!
    Oh, the van's not bad either.
     
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    easier to leave in gear and handbrake set on ramps.

    i drive up ramp, handbrake on then hold on clutch while switching off the engine.
    that way the gearbox is taking some weight off the handbrake, which will roll back slightly on the suspension arms.

    if the disc on the roof is a sat dish it has to be raised to an exact position (20 to 30deg depending where you are in the UK) then rotated to an exact position (28.2deg east) to 'see' the satellite.

    a degree or two out either up or down or sideways and you wont get a picture....and you need either a freesat enabled tv or a digital satellite receiver box to receive sat TV.

    draining water.......as you have done but remove shower hose and open and blow down the tap if possible and leave all taps open and mixer taps open and centralised.

    if taps freeze they split and cant be repaired.
     
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    have not done shower will do tomorrow plus pop up onto roof to look at aerial.
    jim
     
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    Nice motorhome, I do like the Dethleffs and am thinking of getting one when I sell my RV. :thumb:
     
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    Nice van and dog
    If it's not a sat dish you have there may well be a booster in the wardrobe for the arial I have a app for finding best signal and rotate accordingly
     
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    Enjoy :) You seem ti have got it covered! Interested to know where the site in Ware is as Bob's Mum and Dad live in Ware (for the past 56 years) and we did not know there is a site nearby. Could be very useful to know! Many thanks, Jane
    Is your Ridgeback friendly as our little Izzy would like to know :Smile:
     
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    :BigGrin:Give it a year, and you'll look back and have a good laugh:Rofl1:

    P.S. Crackin' Motorhome:thumb:
     
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    Nice van:thumb:
     
  12. JimboT

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    dog very friendly not sure if you can post up links to camp sites?
    will pm you details
    Jim
     
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    You've got a big bum there, watch out for that overhang.
     
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    Hi.
    Was it you we waved at in Harlow earlier?
     
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    Lovely photos and congratulations

    Just coz you've drained down for winter doesnt stop you coming to Waldegraves in Essex this coming weekend if you fancy it, its not too far for you and I am sure you will have a lovely time. There are site toilets and showers so you wont need to refill your water tanks.
     
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    no not today there are a few dethleffs we live in wgc and since we got one i have seen 3~4 in the last week similar in our area.
    regards
    jim
     
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