How long between kettle stops ?

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  1. Ridgeway

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    We've noticed since we bought our MH last year that our tea bag consumption has increased vs the tin tent:Eek!:

    On long hauls we used to stop only every now and then and usually not that often. Now with everyone comfy inside we seem to be touring French aires in a sort of tea-crawl.

    It goes something like this:

    "Another aire in 2000m, fancy another brew ? yeah why not, haven't had one for at least 10 kilometers"

    Going to get a Tetley sticker for the back of the van:RollEyes:
     
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    We never go far from home without a flask of hot water, tea bags and a small bottle of milk.
    Even in the MH we have the flask so we can get tea whenever we like without stopping.
    And we thought it was just us that liked a cuppa.
    Always plenty of Tetley in our MH and bacon when we go to France.
     

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  3. Armytwowheels

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    :Rofl1::Rofl1: I can so relate to this post, except we are a PG Tips van.
     
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    I could win an Olympic gold medal if there was one for drinking tea!!! Nice and strong - left to brew for at least 7 mins!!! :thumb:
     
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    I have a 12v kettle which takes around 15 miles to boil, so i guess a brew every 15 miles :Rofl1:
     
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  6. Ridgeway

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    I'm glad we're not only ones then:Rofl1:

    Tea, diesel and croissants: we can cross Europe on that mix
     
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    Travelling a long distance we like to cover some Tarmac so 350mls a day is normal, and, by then we're usually gagging for a brew. Prefer something strong so Yorkshire Tea fits the bill. What's your favourite tipple?
     
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    The longest I go is 1 hour.
    This matches nicely for me as it about as long as I can go without a ciggy, it is also as long as I can go after the last half pint of coffee without peeing myself and while I am at it I may as well top up..

    Kettle on, pee, make coffee, drink and smoke....

    this leads to an hour later needing another pee, also ready for smoke... It goes on and on and on....

    Once the cycle starts though it seems a shame to stop driving...:Doh:
     
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    That sounds horrible - I prefer butter or jam with my croissants:BigGrin:
     
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    Diesel is for the van. Only unleaded on the croissants these days.
     
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    I've converted to LPG, great for warming up the croissants in the oven:thumb:
     
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    Our kettle is on constantly until bar opens
    12 volt driving gas on site
    Van does about 3 tea bags to mile on a good day
     
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    We never stop for a brew i usually drink water and stop probably every 4 hours unless i'm hungry or need the loo :thumb:
     
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    i'm put out if i have to stop for fuel, never mind tea/coffee.

    if i have somewhere to go i like to get there sooner rather than later.
     
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    My late partner Dawn could drink tea for England to Olympic standard (GOLD)..she could do around 3 hours tops before her concentration went and we would stop for a brew..we always had a big Calor Gas bottle..a 907 with a burner attachment screwed directly on to it so it was minimum fuss for a brew water in the kettle and on the burner and hey presto couple of minutes later a good ol' Tetley brew
    Personally being an ex truck driver it never fussed me the length of time between tea stops..but if the guvnor needed a brew I always knew of a good stopping place to brew up!!
     
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  16. Ridgeway

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    I think it's the novelty of having easy access to the kitchen vs long distance driving in the car or car with caravan. Until last year we did long haul with limited stops ie our house to Calais is around 800kms and that was done without stops through the night.

    We've gone from very few stops to well quite a few stops... and then there's the children knowing that a toilet is only 2m way:RollEyes:
     
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    Tea for two, and two for tea
    Weak for you and strong for me
    Then a stop to have a pee
    ... and another cup of tea! :BigGrin:
     
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    Why stop for a pee drink and pee on the move
    That's what cruise controls for
     
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    Eww, no no no! :Eeek:
     
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    It's not a MH you need, but more like one of these. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QuBM_t_Tjw"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QuBM_t_Tjw[/ame]
     
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