First trip out in Autotrail

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  1. dogman

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    Well we are off on our first trip in the new MH (new to us anyway) today, a steady drive down to Pembrey Country Park Caravan Club</SPAN>, hope the wind doesn’t get up to much, 8.5 metres of slab sided motor home can be a little errrm, unpredictable in a heavy wind I would think:Eeek:.
    The weather forecast is NOT favourable with rain on the cards; I have taken certain precautions in case we get “rained in”, ample supplies of beer being the main one together with a bottle of something stronger:Wink:, wellies are stowed along with good rain coats and waterproof trousers just in case the wife has to go and get me more beer in an emergency situation (SHE doesn’t drink by the way).
    Looks quite a nice place next door to a wide open park not far from the beach, not that I will be going in the water you understand. Will let you know how we get on next week, perhaps a short review of the camp site.
     
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    enjoy:thumb:
     
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    HI dogman, have a good trip, hope all goes well for you.:thumb:
    Safe journey.

    Brisey.
     
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    have fun, remember if you put the rear steadies down, put the winder over the drive peddels so you dont forget to wind them back up:thumb:
     
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    What a brilliant tip, many thanks.:thumb:
    Cal
     
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    Our neck of the woods.......

    There is a fish and chip shop on the left, just after you turn off the main road, there is a good cafe in the park at the bottom of the dry ski slope. Pembrey beach is massive, might be a tad windy, and I'm sorry to say it's chucking it down at the mo, but good news....it's been raining all night so there might be none left when you arrive!

    Bury port harbour is 10 mins away, with the start of a coastal path to Llanelli. Excellent for biking or walking.
    Llanelli is sadly abit grotty but Carmarthen is nice to shop in.

    If you need anything give us a shout, we are 20 mins away, have fun.
     
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    Thanks for the information, great stuff but management has a huge chicken in the oven as we speak to be finished off later in the MH, there should be enough to :~
    1. Feed the whole camp site.
    or
    2. Put us both in hospital with chicken poisoning.:Eeek:
     
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    Have a great weekend!
     
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    :RollEyes::RollEyes:" enjoy" the sun always shines in wales :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hope you have a great time!
     
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    I do similar with mine by securing it to the steering wheel
     
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    I put mine on a chain around my neck just to be sure I don't forget. Make sure the missus has the beer chilled and ready.
     
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    Well while I knew there would be lessons to be learned I didn't appreciate how many. The one I didn't bargain for however was that the TV we bought (12v and 240v) while we ran it from the cigarette lighter (with ignition on) would run down the vehicle battery because there was no charge even on EHU, I assumed there would be a charge. While looking for the liesure battery I discovered a mains socket behind the passenger front seat so it could have been run direct from the EHU. Couldn't run it from the TV cabinet because it's to big and there is nowhere to stand it close to the plug in that area so near to the front it had to be. Here we are in sunny Wales with a flat battery but snug and warm, great picture on the TV, cold beer in the fridge, oie, peas and spud consumed followed by rice pudding, great stuff. Still a mystery where the liesure battery is though, checked all the likely places (I think), just leaves a trapdoor under the cab floor to be investigated but doesn't look big enough to get a battery in. Oh well, let mayday sort it out in the morning then off home again to look at my (fairly long) list of things to put right or investigate further. Will post again tomorrow night and tell you some of the shortcomings I came accross most of which are mine.
    By the way, the gas central heating in the MH is superb but just a little noisy, can't get it to work on gas AND electricity though, further investigation/research is need.
    Stand by for tomorrows thrilling installment.:BigGrin:
    Regards to all.
    Cal
     
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    Interesting....but did you catch the john Lewis christmas advert?!:Rofl1:
     
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    I guess this was the reason, with the ignition on, the EHU is disconnected, at least it is on mine.

    Allan
     
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    try trapdoor under the carpet in front of passenger seat
     
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    The leisure battery in our Autotrail Scout is under the floor of the nearside rear locker
     
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    Nah, spoilt the whole weekend:BigGrin:.
     
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    The only place I haven't looked, saw it there but didn't have the necessary to open it, tool kit on my list.
    Thanks for the suggestion.
    Cal
     
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