If you could give me just one tip...

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  1. ericonabike

    ericonabike Read Only Funster

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    The good ship Autocruise Starburst is going for its maiden voyage [well, with its new crew, anyway] on Monday. A two night shakedown cruise, first to a local site that we know to try it on EHU then to a pub in Norfolk that I love, to try the wildcamping thing. In between, stopping & shopping in King's Lynn plus breaking the journey at a picnic place to see how good a cup of tea we can make.

    Really looking forward to it, but as many others have said, it's simultaneously a bit daunting. Literally like moving into a new house and taking it on tour. So...as the thread title says, what's the ONE big tip you'd like to give us to help us on our way?
     
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  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    keep calm, dont panic and enjoy :thumb:
     
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  3. B-well

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    nothing can go wrong that cannot be fixed, just relax and enjoy your trip
     
  4. Southampton

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    Don't drive with your silver screens up and keep to the left hand side of the road!

    No, seriously, enjoy it, and make sure you keep to firm ground.
     
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    Hi, we are down in Norfolk in a few weeks time and like pub stop overs - which pub are you using?
     
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    Don't park it on it's side:Doh:
     
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    When you come to pack up.

    Make sure the EHU is unplugged.

    THEN. Drive off your pitch and STOP. Have a quick look back to make sure you've picked everything up.

    Enjoy June
     
  8. EthnGeoff

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    Look out for height barriers, park out of the way and get your co-pilot to watch you reverse.
    Geoff.:thumb:
     
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    Double check you have everything you need before you set off ...... We have grown complacent and have had to return home after a few miles down the road to pick up stuff "SHE" has forgotten :BigGrin:
     
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    My tip would be to join a motorhome forum and ask them for advice :Rofl1:
     
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    Corkscrew
     
  12. ericonabike

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    Excellent - keep 'em coming! Re corkscrew - we've graduated to wine boxes as an emergency sedative if need be...
     
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    always set out with the intention of having fun. Even the longest of journeys begins with a single step and motorhoming is just another journey. Dont worry about the small things, as the good times will make them irrelevant. If you spend your time in the motorhome worrying about what could be, you will miss the many interesting and fun things that you can do and people you will meet.
     
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    Sorry to be serious but change your bulbs to LEDs before going off EHU.
     
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    Very good point about the wine boxes, we use them all the time in the MH, much lighter and take up much less space. The white ones take up a lot of fridge space though.
     
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    We're figuring on using one light each in the evenings - dealer estimated £200 to swap out all the 20+ lights for LEDs. what's the payback time?
     
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    Incidentally the pub is the Lifeboat, Thornham - a favourite since I was 17...
     
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    Unroll

    the whole of your EHU cable before connecting.
     
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    Shop around and dont accept dealers inflated prices. Most LED bulbs can be changed for about £2 each if you buy from places like EBay or Amazon
     
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    My tip, Don't Eat Yellow Snow!
     
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