Non Nonsense, Motorhome Related Post...

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by JJ, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. JJ

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    As I read elsewhere on this Fun forum a level of dis-satisfaction pertaining to the number of non motorhome related posts, and as a Funster who is undoubtedly guilty of the above sin, I will try to go a small way to redress the balance with some motorhome related infomation...

    Anyone with a Malaga3E water heater who finds, as I did, it failing to light because of a small water leak (remove the vent and you can see the water "pooling" around the burner) can effect a temporary repair (and hence stay touring) by not letting pressure build up in the unit.

    I do this by switching off the pump BEFORE I close the tap. This has stopped my leak from preventing the water heater functioning. The proper repair is on my "to do list".

    Hope this wasn't boring and, who knows, maybe useful to someone...

    JJ :thumb:
     
  2. Carol

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    Another piece of information may be useful to someone. If your Hymer passenger door is hard to pull open push your thumb under the door handle and pull it then opens really easy.
     
  3. Road Runner

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    No I just struggled with your text size, now I know JJ that your eyesight is spot on when observing you putting lap after lap in faster times on the solex at Shepton:Wink: the stig would shiver in his boots at the sight of it :notworthy::clap::clap:
     
  4. dazzer

    dazzer Read Only Funster

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    And another small nugget of motorhome related info to keep on thread :thumb:

    If you find no water coming out of your taps, check the water level in your tank it may be empty :Doh:. No big deal just find a tap and fill it up :Wink:
     
  5. Dodgey

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    ...and if you're filling up with water after a winter drain down and it seems to take ages, check you shut the drain down taps:Doh:


    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:









    Only once (I hope):Blush:
     
  6. Hayleylulu

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    AND a most in all motor homes is some JJ.PIES:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  7. Road Runner

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    Make sure the bottoms of your tyres and not flat on the road, they must be round before driving off:Wink::Rofl1:

    not alot of people know that:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  8. brodie

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    Don't leave the toilet till it is absolutley to the brim before emptying as it is very heavy to carry and you are always busting for a tinkle when you have to wait till you find a suitable spot to empty off (the cassette that is not your bladder).
     
  9. old-mo

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    If leaving your MH for any length of time try to keep the road tank topped up as much as possible.. helps stop condensation building up in the tank.. especially this time of year.. :thumb:

    Not all motors have a water filters in the fuel line.. :Cool:

    And always start your engine before driving of.. :Doh::Wink:
     
  10. buttons

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    Very very informative JJ thank you:cry:
     
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    If you habitation lights do not come on when you turn them on, check your batteries are not flat!
     
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    And the same applies for gas, but dont use a tap, change the bottle:Doh:
     
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    Another useful motorhome related piece of information,

    If you cannot see out of the windscreen before driving away, ensure you have removed the Silver Screens.
     
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    if you hear a scraping noise when pulling off pitch check that the rear ladder is up and you have wound up the corner steadies :Doh::Doh:

    to remind of corner steadies put the winder thru the steering wheel (as i didn't in norfolk):Doh:
     
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    Don't you find that it gets in the way when you are driving along? :Eeek:
     
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    Wow. Some wonderful tips above. Make this thread a sticky ?

    If your mirrors dont fit through the gap, there is a good chance the rest of your MH might not fit either. :Doh:
     
  17. tofo

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    whist we are being helpfull may i venture to sugest:thumb:

    only fill your water tank with water not diesel or petrol:Eeek:

    and never fill your diesel tank with petrol or water:Eeek:

    dont syphon the black tank :Eeek:
     
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  18. 1_man_and_his_dob(lo)

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    :Tongue1::Laughing:

    Here's another one, from experience:

    Objects flying towards you in the rear view mirror probably means you didn't lock the fridge door before you set off....again :Doh:
     
  19. wivvy's dad

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    Never leave your keys in the ignition of a MH that self locks after a certain amount of time, especially when you are outside, all the windows are closed, it's night-time, you are wearing very little clothes, and your phone is in the MH.
     
  20. SC 05 OUT

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    if your passanger appears not to be speaking to you , you may have set off without her/him turn your head and see if they are really there
     
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