Newbie - home from 1st trip and have questions..

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  1. Dai Howells

    Dai Howells Read Only Funster

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    Hi, not sure if I'm on the right forum or not? We've just returned from our 1st trip which went really well, but:Confused::Confused: I have a few questions - is here the right place? Thanks
     
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    Welcome to motorhome fun, if you look at the left hand corner of the page you will see the title forums, click on this scroll down until you come to all the different sub sections, click on Motorhome Chat.

    Start a new thread there in the title make it as relevent to the question you want to ask. you should get some replies helpful and otherwise :Smile: just ask away thats what its all about. :welcomefunster:
     
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    Questions always welcome from Welsh people:thumb:
     
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    OK here we go:
    1. Is 'van' an acceptable abbreviation for motorhome?
    2. When pitching should I aim to get the van level or should it be lower at one end e.g. For the waste water to feed away?
    3. Our van doesn't yet have an aerial. We has a multi directional status ariel on our caravan but the previous van owner used a satellite dish and box. We have sky at home. What would you recommend?
    4. Our dashboard speedometer and rev counter and mileometer comes on for a couple of seconds at random times and makes a whirring noise - at ideas what it might be? This can happen at any time whilst we're on site
    Thanks
     
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    Can't help with 3 and 4 but:

    1, Yes

    2. Level is best in my opinion. It feels odd walking around the van when it's sloping.
     
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    What van is this ?

    Do you believe in poltergeists ?
     
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    hilldweller - haha! It's a Tec Freetec 638
     
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    Don't know that one, maybe I should have asked what the chassis is and the year, then someone can make a stab at it.

    Can you monitor the starter battery voltage ? I wonder if the speedo has a micro in it and the battery is bordering on it's brownout voltage. I had something similar on a BMW bike caused by a corroded connector on the speedo.
     
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    Are you running anything when the whirring happens like water pump, blown heating kicking in or so forth?
    Where you hooked up
     
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    Van should be designed for waste to run away if level, fridge may not work if the vehicle is not level
     
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    Well nearly always.

    usually why were we so bad?
    Or Rob Howell whats the point ?
    can get a cynical response.:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    but Welcome anyway.
     
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    Who is Rob Howell?
     
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    :welcome: ... from 2 ex-near-Lampeter dwellers!



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    If you are a Mason I think you must be on the level...

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