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  1. kazken

    kazken Read Only Funster

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    Hi, Karen and Ken here, we pick up our very first motorhome tomorrow, we are looking for lots of hints and tips to get us started. They say ignorance is bliss but in our case its a bit daunting. While parked up but not connected to a hookup, is it best to use the battery or the gas, for little things like maybe boiling water or should we buy a 12v kettle?
     
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    Hello :welc:

    Use gas for boiling water, much quicker, save the battery power you'll need that for lights and pump etc.
     
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    Hello anything is better than 12 volt kettle, slow isnt the word ,as scousebird said use the gas for boiling a kettle much quicker
     
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    Thanks for that, we are as green as grass, but we'll pick it up quickly I hope.
     
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    Ask as many questions as you like, we all have to start this fun life somewhere!
     
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    Hi Karen & Ken and welcome to the Fun!:welc::party:
     
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    Hi and welcome from Thebus Phoebe and Me :)

    Get a cheap whistling kettle for the gas ring, and plenty of baby wipes, they clean anything from greasy plates (don't let the scraps go down the plug hole) to work surfaces.
     
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    When and where is you first trip?

    Bet you are so excited I remember we were.
     
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    Hi & :welc:
     
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    Welcome to the fun, Battery is a limited resource and should not be used to heat anything or you will soon be left with no power for the water pump/WC flush etc let alone lights. Fridge only on 12v when the engine is running or again a flat battery in no time.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the Fun! :)
     
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    Dont forget the 240 sockets will not work when you are not on EHU unless you have an inverter
     
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    Thanks folks, Think we will sleep on our drive for the first time, once we are a bit more confident - the world is our oyster! Just been out and bought a whistling kettle, already have bedding so we're good to go.
     
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    hi karen & ken,exciting times ahead,even sleeping on your drive lol,..oh & welcome to the fun.Chris & Jean.
     
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    Hi there and welcome to MHF(y)
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    Hi and welcome to FUN, now let the adventure begin. (y)
     
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    Hi and welcome to the Mad House of Funsters :welc:


    Why not camp in it on the driveway for the weekend. By the end of it you'll know exactly how, what, where and when :)

    Use mains hookup if ever possible, then gas for the fridge and water heater :cheers:
     
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