It's finally Here!

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  1. Nigel L

    Nigel L Funster

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg well, after what seems like an age, we finally took deliver of our new (first) MH.
    So, prepare for a load of basic questions!
    Firstly, our driveway slops a little and also drops away slightly to one side. So, trying to level the van last night was a frustrating experience!
    How crucial is it to get exactly level for the fridge to work efficiently? I managed to get it fairly level in the end, but the bubble in the spirit level struggled to stay the right side of the line:)
     
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    Congratulations! Looks a beauty! - wishing you many happy travels (y)

    Ref the fridge: As far as I know there shouldn't be any problem if on EHU. Ours works OK on gas with quite a lot of slope lateral and longitudinal - it's a case of try it and see - but it won't switch onto gas straightaway after the engine's switched off, we have to be patient and give it up to 20 minutes.
     
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    Congratulations ... nice looking motorhome now you just need to get out and enjoy.

    Most modern fridges seem to be ok with a slight slope .... we often pitch at strange angles and have never had a problem, so try it and see.
     
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    Your fridge should be Ok on a slope of upto 6 degrees - side to side (which is front to back as you're parked)
    Try with no levelling and if you have a problem you can level if required
     
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    Beautiful, congratulations enjoy.
    Mimi
     
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    Lovely, exciting times ahead:)
     
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    Great looking mh enjoy
     
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    Looks great, enjoy (y)
     
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    Huge congrats! Lovely van. Hope you have lots of fun using it :)
     
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    I use one of those 'T' shaped levels & if the bubbles aren't touching either end of their respective vials I'm happy. TBH the fridge will work as long as your tea / beer / wine doesn't look as though it's trying to climb out of the cup / glass.
     
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    Brilliant, enjoy
     
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    lovely van (y)
     
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    Lovely, time now to explore and read the manual, loads to learn (y)
     
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    Well done, looks lovely. Enjoy Clive
     
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    Lovely van ! Enjoy your many travels!!
     
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    Lovely van go and enjoy and post some pics of interior
    Exciting times where is your first trip to

    Gary and Janet
     
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    That's one stunning looking motorhome! Travel everywhere you can and enjoy it.
     
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    Who, ME, jealous :whistle:
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    Welcome to a better world (y)
     
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    If the beer doesn't slide off the table, you are level enough! Don't get too obsessed with getting the bubble in the middle.
    Looks a lovely van, enjoy it.
     
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    Thanks for all the comments, will get some pictures up of the interior later today.
    We are absolutely thrilled with it, and gradually getting to know how everything works etc!
    Been busy getting some anti-slip matting cut to size and gradually getting things loaded. We are hoping to head off on Wednesday morning next week for a few days on our first ever trip in a MH:) probably along the south coast, Durasic coastline/Exmouth area.
    Yes, probably just obsessing to much about the fridge and getting everything dead level, but as everything is literally new to us, am on a steep learning curve:)
     
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