Rear Steadies.

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  1. Daveo2006

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    The new motorhome is 7.5 m , does anyone have steadies? and in your opinions yes or no?
     
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    What make of van Daveo2006
     
  3. NickNic

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    Ours is 7.4m and has them. Put them down sometimes when I remember. Never notice any difference when I don't.

    Waste of time and weight IMO. Wouldn't pay for them or bother with them if they weren't already there.
     
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    We've used our corner steadies once in Ten years (when we first got the van)

    I agree with Nick, they are waste of time/weight/money.
     
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    yes, have them and use them on sites..

    stops the van rocking when it's windy, and also when your partner turns over in bed.. :LOL:

    I guess it depends on where the bed is.. ours is rear transverse, when not down you feel the van rocking, even when someone walks about
     
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    Its an Apache 700 and i do feel it if someones mooching about or up for the loo in the night. We will use the rear lounge as a bed i would think so just thought it might make a difference.


    Sorry not got the new one yet but felt movement in current van which is smaller.
     
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    We sleep at the back to and putting the steadies down stops the van rolling and moving
     
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    Use ours all the time.(y)
    I think it depends on the van and its layout.
    Ours has a very long overhang and we sleep in the bed made up from the U shaped lounge.
    It stops people walking past getting embarrassed :whistle:
     
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    Ps when we have the legs down I jam the winding handle across the clutch and brake pedal as a reminder not to drive off with the legs down
     
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    We have them and use them most times, stops it moving about on the springs.
     
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    What the hell are you lot doing in your vans? :Eeek::rofl: We sleep at the rear too and I've never noticed it moving around.
     
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    Had them in the last van and also this latest one, but have not used them once , but then being used to boats I have to admit to quite liking a bit of wind motion(y)
     
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    Is that when your doing the hokey cokey ?
     
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    that's sad.. :LOL:
     
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    Only put ours down once (7.6M) and forgot to put them up, they make quite a good plough. Never used since, they're just a nuisance really, can be removed to save weight but not bothered so far.
     
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    Or maybe it still rocks around when they're down ;):cool:
     
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    Nuisance heavy items which get scraped off in foreign parts with nasty graunchy noises and took ages to unbolt! Glad to get rid of them - just put put with the slight rocking; its part of the FUN experience!
     
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    I think I'm just going to keep on rocking for the time being and see how it goes. I need all the help i can get.:merci:
     
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    Our's is 7.0 mtr. with long overhang. Have steadies and use them if stopping for a couple of days or more. We have rear door and really feel the van move when I enter.. maybe time to lose some weight myself
    :)
     
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    I always put ours down. It stops the van catapulting up at the front when the wife walks around inside. :)
     
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