Someone else unplugging your hook up

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  1. kaasbroodje

    kaasbroodje Funster

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    Just got back to the van after a mornings kayaking to find that some moron has unplugged my hook up.
    No damage done and never happened before but can't help wondering if this silly behaviour occurs often ?

    If done by accident surely you'd reconnect it, so can only assume it's malicious.
    The pitch alongside did pack up and leave this morning, so wondering if that's connected...

    Don't think we've done anything to upset anyone, we're pretty quite folk.

    Have been wearing a big smile (having a great holiday) is that really enough to upset someone ?
     
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    Was your next door neighbough from the
    darkside ?:)
     
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    Maybe he was a bit thick and disconnected yours by mistake.
    Then discovered his mistake and disconnected the right one.
    But being thick or ignorant didn't bother to reconnect yours
     
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  4. kaasbroodje

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    I was hoping that perhaps a child did it. Unplugged it, couldn't put it back in and left it....

    Does the dark side still exist ??? Paid up members must be a rare breed by now ??:)
     
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    Had it happen once latish at night on a site we won't go back to..... think Martin's machine alarm going off (power failure alarm) must have scared the bejinks out of them as we heard them swear and run. :)

    Edit: at that site you had to buy cards for electric and swipe a reader on your EHU point. All I can think of is that they wanted to use the electric we had paid for and were hoping we wouldn't notice until too late (ie next morning). That was the site which with a few thousand spent on it would make a travelers' site for travelers who weren't too fussy :)
     
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    I only do it when the fuse or whatever has blown on my hook up point.

    I then unhook someone else's so that I can keep heat in my awning during Winter.
     
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    I only unplug Hymers(y)

    Moron!!!!!

    Rule 1

    :cooler:
     
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    I'd think it was done accidentally.
    If I'd disconnected you by mistake, and you were offsite and I was leaving then I think I would have left a note. I'd also have avoided reconnecting you in case that caused a problem to ay kit in your van; but I'm a bit wary of electrics anyway, not thick and not on the dark side,
    regards
     
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    My subscription ended and I won't renew but the new owners VS are not changing your visible status to the readers as it will look bad with so many defunct members. I am still shown as a member subscriber which is quite annoying.

    I would ask the warden about your hook up as they may have an electrician doing RCD testing and left it out when they'd done
     
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    It happen to us on a cl on the Gower next doors electric had blowed a fuse at the mother board but instead of telling the owner they unplug us and just carried on as if nothing had happen. I had a view and told them so. :mad:
     
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    That was you was it?:D
     
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    Take you all day to unhook the Hymers on this site.
    Plenty of merc 4x4s to scratch too, if you're up for it :):cry::whistle:
     
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    I like a challenge:)

    :cooler:
     
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    On a big club site once with no set pitches, just "park up along there somewhere, we're really relaxed about it, wherever you like" so we all had found suitable spots. Then another van arrives, cable not long enough to reach from where they parked to an available EHU so the Warden unplugged our neighbour's van, and re-plugged elsewhere. Of course this meant all sorts of stuff indoors was now without power. They were very unhappy bunnies when they got back late that evening.
    NOTE: this was the one and only site we've visited where I've been less than happy with the Wardens.
     
  15. Poohbear

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    On our MH, the handbook tells us to switch off the charger on the Sargent unit before connecting the EHU and then switching it back on afterwards. If someone disconnected our lead and just plugged it back in I wonder whether that could cause any damage?
     
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    Over many years we have had this happen twice. Once in England at a campsite in Dorset where kids we going round pulling out all the hook-ups while mum & dad were in the clubhouse getting pi--ed. Second tine in france no hook-ups left when the French bloke turned up so pull out the UK vans hook-up. That did not go down well with me and was quickly put right much to the discuss of Froggy.

    steve & ann. --------- teensvan
     
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    Ours says that too. We never have. Don't know if we really should .....?
     
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    I'm going to be charitable and suggest our youngest 2 would probably fight over a job like unplugging and cooling the hook up and if they were granted the privilege would quite likely pull the wrong plug and not be able to plug it back in.. there's a 50/50 chance whether they would tell me or not and equally a 50/50 chance whether I would hear them..

    Mind you, I'd probably have got fed up of them fighting over it and done it myself..
     
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    We always do it, as we don't know what the potential consequences are of not doing it.
     
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  20. Reallyretired

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    Although I have been motorhoming since Moses was in his basket this has never happened to me. Perhaps I don stay on dubious sites.
     
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