Newbie From Essex

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  1. Brent

    Brent Read Only Funster

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    Hi all, I've just bought my first motorhome, a twin axle autotrail Arapaho. As a kid my parents had many motorhome a and I've seen some fantastic places, so thought my son would enjoy it as much as I did. I have a small problem though and hopefully someone can help, all the electrics work, 240 and 12 volt when static, but the moment we start to drive the 12v switches off, nothing at all, has. Anyone got any ideas.
    Many thanks
    Brent
     
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    Hi yes it's normal, something to do with safety, ours does it and it's a pain sometimes.
     
  4. Brent

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    Thanks chaser, it is a pain as we have a 12v air con unit that would be great on the move. It just seems really strange, I don't remember any of my parents past campers doing it. Is there any way to override it
     
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    Hi from East Sussex and :welc:
    I think the only thing you can do is to wire a suitably fused 12v socket directly from the leisure battery. I had this on my AT Tracker and found it very usefull. (y)
     
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    Welcome aboard - we only need two more Essex members and we'll get our own forum:)
     
  7. Brent

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    Thanks for the welcome guys, yes, sunny Southend on sea. But have driven to the south of France for 2 weeks . First big run for the old girl
     
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    It may well be sunny in Sarfend but down here in southern France (Avignon), it's still chucking it down.
     
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    Hi from Devon animated-gif-emoticons.jpg
     
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    Hello from Kent :welc:
     
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    Another Hi from Essex. Yes I'm in Bordeaux and having the same problem with rain :(
     
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    We are in marsellian ?? Spelling, we have had a few bad days but has been a steadying 27 -30 every day
     
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    welcome to the forum. Diligent searching will uncover the mods needed they have been posted in the past.
     
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    Thank you wildman, I had a little search but am a newbie at this. I'll keep searching
     
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    Hiya Brent and welcome.

    Motorhomes used to be as rare as hen's teeth in Essex, but over the last few months, we've had encouraging membership of MHF in the county.

    Enjoy your trip and if I see you on the A127, I'll give you a wave!

    James

    PS, My 12v shuts off on the move too.
     
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