Help Needed For Newbie!

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  1. Chris53

    Chris53 Read Only Funster

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    Hi all, I'm a real newbie. Waiting for my first motor home to be delivered next Tuesday.
    Could I please ask some advice. The MH I have purchased is a 2000, 1.9, hymer swing 494.
    I want to purchase a wheel clamp for it, but don't have any idea as to what size wheels it has. I also would like to know which are the best, from insurance point of view. Which is the best insurance company and which best rescue that would accommodate transport of my dogs if needed? Sorry it's a long list!
     
  2. Jim

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    Hi Chris, I'm not sure what size wheels you'll have, but most clamps are adjustable enough to accommodate a few different sizes. How many dogs? The RAC Pets policy is here http://www.rac.co.uk/advice/pets-and-breakdowns

    Oh and welcome to the fun (y)
     
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    Hi and welcome. Get wheel sizes from your seller I joined caravan an camping club and in your first year they offer great insurance and also special offer from Arrival rescue including discount vouchers for sites This could be a way to go in your first year and would let you get the hang of everything ready for next year Check the website for c and c club and see what they have to offer including discounts from their partners including wheel clamps etc Good luck with your new adventure you will enjoy it.......Bruce and Irene
    PS Just keep posting your questions here you will get lots of help and loads of alternative answers to help you decide
     
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    Hi Chris and welcome on board.. To get the wheel size, give the supplier a ring :)
     
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    Hi from Devon .as jim has said most clamps are adjustable .or else the clamping firms would need much bigger vehicles :)
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  6. Chris53

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    Thanks all. I am actually already a member of the caravan club. I purchased a little caravan last year. Bought everything I needed like insurance rescue etc. I just didn't feel brave enough to tow it. Hence it sat on my drive for a year and has just been sold to be replaced by the little hymer. I know I will be ok driving this as I had a lwb Renault traffic. I've looked at wheel clamps on eBay and most seem to fit between 13"- 15", so I'm hoping if I get one it will fit.
    I have three dogs at the moment and one or two expected later in the year. I show them and that is the main reason for the MH. To enable me to stay over at shows.
     
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    I would have thought that it would be 15" wheels

    Joe
     
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    For your ins caravan gard . Are very good and inc..brackdown and they will tow you off a site if you get bogged down all in . I pay for my autocruse 2005 £180.00 full comp been with them 4 years now and they don't try to put it up .
     
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    Hi and welcome most will recover you with pet's but if they use anther company to pick up up they could say no.
    We was recovered by AA told them we had dogs with no bother. The recovery company did not ask about pets and was not till they dropped us off did he here them .
     
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    hello and welcome. you seem to be getting your answers on here. so keep it up. we hope to see you and your dogs at one of the meets.
     
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    HEY! Another recruit from Essex! Welcome.

    I've got a Milenco 'U' shaped clamp (though I haven't got a Hymer)
    It came with two different sized bosses to fit over different sized wheel nuts.
    I looked at all sorts of clamps, some quite elaborate and fiddly. Most appear to be for caravans. My one only takes a few seconds to fit and remove. Would need an angle grinder to break it off.
     
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    Hello Welcome to motorhome fun, when you bought the van and had a good look at it, just a bit wary at the moment after a couple of people buying vans in the last couple of weeks not seen the van and then they turned out to be scams I am sure this is not the case and you have checked the van out. :)
     
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    The easiest way to find the wheel size is read the tyre. The tyre will say something like "195/85 15h". The 15 in this example is the wheel size ie 15 inch
     
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    Pics of your van when you get it please!
    Post as many questions as you would like.
     
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    First thing I thought, "delivered" alarm bells should be ringing
     
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    Been looking at this a bit more, and found she is a 62 year old lady who maybe not so scam savvy, never having bought before, if she comes on again please someone put here right if she hasn't let go of any money yet, doesn't look good to me, who delivers motorhomes.
     
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    Comfort for insurance
     
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    Well Tuesday's here, did the van get delivered or was it a scam , as she hasn't been back , suppose we will never know
     
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