Hymer's Easter Holiday Tour...

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  1. JJ

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    The tour doesn't start properly until I pick Frankie up at Lisbon airport tomorrow at around mid day but I set off for the airport on Tuesday afternoon and am staying overnight close by.

    I am afraid I have to report a fairly stress filled trip ending with a wiper problem when 30kms from the destination.

    Using the wonders of the internet and mobile communication l was able to use Google to get the German for "windsceen wipers" and then locate the correct fuse from the user's manual.

    So I got them going but now they won't stop... which is fine when it is raining but when it stops the motor really strains to move the blades over the dry glass. Definitely don't want to burn out the wiper motor.

    I suspect a dodgy multi-way switch on the steering column.

    I will have a look in the morning. Just removing the fuse will stop the wiper motor from straining but the indicators are on the same fuse...

    Still, I have Portuguese plates and Portuguese drivers are not in the habit of using their indicators that often!

    At least I am close enough to walk over to Arrivals if need be...

    JJ:Cool:

     
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    Have a safe and peaceful night JJ and a fabulous time with Frankie

    Best wishes to you both xxx
     
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    Have a safe trip Frankie
     
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    Still, I have Portuguese plates and Portuguese drivers are not in the habit of using their indicators that often! ................

    Hand signals JJ..... revert to hand signals... :Wink::BigGrin:
     
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    Waggling in the air until needed !!

    Just lift the wipers off the windscreen, then you can drop them if it rains !!:Cool::Cool::Cool:
     
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    Do as they did in Bulgaria years ago and take the wipers off :BigGrin:They did this to stop them getting knicked because they could not buy replacements :BigGrin: :Wink:
    On a more practical thing simply pull the wires off the switch -stopping the wipers, untill you get chance to it looked at properly:Wink:
    Terry
     
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    Hey you two! Have a great time!
    xx

    :Smile::Smile::Smile::Smile:
     
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    Brilliant, in fact replace with one or two simple toggle switches, about 1000% cheaper.
     
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    or put a switch in the wire .

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    should of read to the end of the thread. :Doh::Doh:
     
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    My VIP has arrived...

    Straight off for a luxury lunch...:thumb:

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    You told me this morning you were busy doing housework in readiness for Frankies arrival....What happened ?.
     
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    Look at that dashboard it has more gadgets plugged in than inspector gadget:Rofl1:
     
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    You should have seen it before the cleaning and tidying Dave...:Wink:

    Where would a man be without his gadgets... :Rofl1:

    Without wipers or indicators we have made it to the Algarve!

    Now in Portimao.

    Another luxury meal out...

    JJ:Cool:

     

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    Now thats proper food egg and chips not that salad rubbish in the other picture (I did not get to this weight eating salad):Rofl1:
     
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    Am so happy my fears were unfounded JJ. I can now see that you certainly know how to treat a lady :BigGrin:
     
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    That looks my sort of bar JJ:thumb:
     
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    Now that looks like one very Happy Camper..........:thumb:

    ...........but I'll bet it's two.........:Wink:
     
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    It is a big mobile unit owned by the guy who also gets €2.50 a night from each van (and €2.00 for 110 litres of water.)

    I notice they have a "wifi special" where you can buy a meal (€5.50) and get 24 hours wifi included! (Wifi normally €3 for 24 hours.)

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Right you two, I think the funsters would like to see the wellies move from the jet ski to another backdrop, woja-rekon?
     
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    Your wish is my command Oh Great One...

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