MCC Believe that gas attacks happen

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  1. Jim

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    Well they are trying to convince their members they happen. So they can sell them something. I noticed a large advert in their hospitality tent at Shrewsbury that The Motorcaravanners Club "Special Members Offer" selling a Narcotic Gas Attack Alarm to their members for just £95. :Eeek:

    Scare Mongering, deterring a predominantly elderly membership of continental travel and ripping off your membership all with one advert. How irresponsible can you get! No wonder that so many people (even learned ones like Bob:Wink:) believe this myth.
     
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  2. peter H

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    Oi...... I'm in the MCC and I don't concider myself 'ELDERLY'.
    Not even got my bus pass yet.

    Harumppp!

    I'm just maturing, like a fine claret.

    Peter

     
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    We had a Gas attack in our Motorhome while in France recently.

    I blamed it on the baked beans, two cans of Lager and a bottle of cheap plonk that I'd comsumed earlier.

    Despite the drizzle we sat outside until the gas cleared - she wasn't happy!

    In the words of Jim Royle "Gas attacks? - My *rse!"

    :france::france::france:
     
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  4. Jim

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    I did say "predominantly" Peter. Of course you are an obvious exception:BigGrin:
     
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    Sounds familiar ...

    First create a problem then provide a solution... bingo ! you sell loads

    Now where have I seen this tactic used before ... ? :Wink:
     
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    I just reported it

    JIM.. I just reported it.. did not say I believed it.

    Bob:Smile:
     
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    Jim I think it was with light up tyre pressure monitors

    Jim, I think it was about light up tyre pressure monitors... I have seen the 'light'


    Bob:Blush:
     
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    you may possibly think that.. I certainly couldn't comment :Laughing:
     
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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I don't think that can be the case Bob, I know Jim better than to make such a poor analogy it's lame to see even a weak link between the two things:Wink:

    I didn't create the need for an easy way to monitor tyre pressure for wheelchair bound funsters like you Smudger and others. The need was real and already there, I did provide a solution.

    I did not create the need or situation whereby 60% of people do not check their tyre pressures regularly enough, because its dirty, difficult or they're just too lazy, the situation is real I just provided a solution.

    A simple solution to an issue that is real and exists compared to an expensive solution for something that does not:Doh: Bob Apologise to Jim for even suggesting he'd be silly enough to think they are the same:Wink:
     
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    im gonna buy a canary that will detect the gas and its ok for sending to the shops for the papers
     
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    The caravan club magazine (used to?) has adverts for copper bracelets to help with athritis.

    If I were a cynical type I would say the sellers target these things at the older generation...

    I think items that advertise a medical benefit no matter how shrouded in "mays" "can in some cases" etc should not be allowed to advertise until an independent review has been conducted by proper medical experts...

    Same as with anything that scares people into buying stuff without real evidence. Like these narcotic gas detectors.
     
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    Agreed.

    Of course there is plenty of "alternative" medicine that works.

    It's called medicine.

    Steve :Smile:
     
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    I'm just getting over being classed in the group 'predominantly elderly', :Sad:, just nobody mention low bridges in Rouen.

    Bristol Balloon Rally is worth the MCC membership fee! :thumb:
     
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    Having seen peterH's post, I now realise that we've had a good many gas attacks over the years, it used to happen in the caravan; it's happened in every tent we've ever owned and it still happens in the M/H.

    It's OK though, everyone else is safe - because they live round here, the scroats that do this. I know that because they often strike at our house too. I've reported them to the police because they are obviously stalking me; but they haven't caught em yet .....
     
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    I think you mis quote me JIM

    I think you mis quote me JIM... a bit like saying I believed in gas attacks.. never said that in any post...

    Jim (as in the other Jim) was talking about making people think there is a need for an item and people will buy it.. that is how all business works JIM.. even yours for the lights... if you point out as you have the safety issues then you are in a way creating a market... nothing wrong with that.. in fact if you quoted me correctly I did say I saw the light.... which I did when I lost a tyre in France recently.... I am sure Jim is not up set by the fact I bounced of his post which was fairly open.. it did not show him in a bad light in my opinion .. but if I have up set him and I do not accept I have then I say sorry to Jim... but you do need to remember like wise JIM what is good for the goose is good for the gander...

    I pointed out you mis-quoted me, but you ignored that.:Blush: I have never said I believed in gas attacks..:Sad: I just reported what i was told. :Sad: .. case of shot the messenger. But you are holding me to account when I draw a light (no pun intended) to you creating a market place for your light up tyre pressure monitors ... Can I say not really suitable for power wheelchairs as they tend to have very very low air pressures in the tyres to allow for them to grip... even my scooter has only 9 psi and the power chair even less.. but then if I use green tyres I also carry... and I do not know what Smudger uses .. these are solid and would not have a valve to allow the unit connected to it. So it is a bit misleading JIM re power wheelchairs. I hope that is not taken out of context JIM.

    But I see a business man protecting his market. ... which I would do the same... but lastly ... I do not believe in gas attacks .. there said it again.

    Bob:Smile:
     
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    Bob,you've completely misunderstood my post, I was not talking about wheelchair tyre pressure monitoring, I said it makes it easier for wheelchair users to check tyres. Anyway the post was really addressing ScotJim even though I was replying to you, it was subtle Bob, maybe too subtle, but read it again and you'll see, Jim did. No worries:BigGrin:
     
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    I think Jim meant that chair users would find it useful as they may not be able to get down to the vehicle tyres to use a manual tyre pressure monitor. I can see the led ones would be handy in that situation as you just need to scoot round the van looking for one that is switched on rather than fiddling with the valve.

    Sorry if I misspoke..
     
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    No problems Jim

    No problems JIM or Jim... yes they do work.. see a plug... I took them off my big trailer when I sold it and put them on my baby red one... only needed 3 ... now the trailer was in the garage for the best part of a year.. So I pumped the tyres up and fitted the sensors.. I must have caught the valve and while I was adapting the frame to take Sue's scooter I saw the 'light' a little red light flashing.. air was escaping from the vale seat.. sorted it and put more air on and the sensor.. and this time I did not see the 'light' as in this post (train).. another story.

    But I purchased them because of your excellent sales pitch.... and yes I am happy with them. .. boy even a plug....

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    Just noticed Jim responded while I was typing my post:Doh:
     
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