Things I've recently had to replace

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  1. Petest

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    1st - A month or so ago, I went to wash the van after a trip away and noticed the saucer aerial spike had broken just leaving the internal piece of metal showing. Easy enough to find a replacement.

    2nd - returned last Saturday and went to wash van Sunday. Up the ladder and what's missing,not the aerial spike this time, but the vent cap from the chimney section for the fire.

    Again easy enough to source and fit a replacement.

    It's a mystery to me how both have happened. I've not been under any low trees to catch the vent cover and the same with the aerial spike.
    The aerial is set towards the back of the van and is lower than the top of the overcast bed. Very strange. I may have a crow with a taste for motorhome bits living locally.
     
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    I think I've spotted a pattern here ... don't wash the van in future!
     
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  3. Petest

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    What worries me is I'll be fitting a solar panel in the next week or so.
    What's the worse that can happen?
     
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    For you, or me??? The worst thing that could ever happen to you would be my wife moving in to watch Eastenders on your solar panel driven telly........:(
    The best thing that could happen to me would be her leaving my credit card and the MH keys whilst she's watching your telly........(y)
     
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    The sun won't shine?
     
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    It might rain?
     
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    I will be with Tootles, and the missus sat in yer MH
     
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    No sun !!
     
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    Hi.
    Go under a low bridge in Rouen..... No more worries,sorted.
    Tea Bag
     
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    And cancel the order for air conditioning :dance2:
     
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    Anyway Teabag where exactly in Rouen is that bridge (just in case) :tmi:
     
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    Hi.Louis
    Lets put it like this,going south come to Rouen "City limits" and turn right.....proceed along there,with the river on your left. At this point i was doing OK,told Doris the Sat Nav,just what i thought of her,and had started to ....admonish?.... First wife,the road then split,left lane into a CAVERN,a height barrier flashed by... brakes on!(Bum halfway up the back of the drivers seat) Self preservation kicked in,locked over hard right,and went up a slip road,around an island and back onto the road i had just come off.
    Now to your question,the low bridge is about 50yds (X metres?) from the end of the black skid marks,hope this helps. This was in 2009,bet the marks will be there still in 3009 LOL.
    I now have a New Sat-Nav,so,one down,one to........GO LOL
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    PS. It seems there are several,so don't think just because there are NO SKID MARKS, you can blast on/under etc.
     
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    Ahhhh the skid marks, had a few of my own trunking m6-m1 London
     
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    The only skid marks I could find after I nearly squashed myself under that bloody "bridge" in Rouen were my own, and they were all inside the van

    Sorry if that's too graphic, but it took a bit of intervention from the gendarmes for me to reverse back up that bloody slope!
     
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    Oh ell seems to be popular (not) this bridge, anybody got a photo re skid marks and traffic chaos in that vicinity ? I can envisage a new thread here :moon2:
     
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    No pics of the underpass, but I do have one about skid marks...

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    No low bridges in Skeggy, and hey, no soiled underwear..........As long as you choose a clean looking kebab joint.(y)
     
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    Trust what Tootles says Funsters. The council even erected a statue to warn against the effects of a dodgy kebab after he had one.
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    I must find the time to go looking for this bridge/tunnel etc. in Rouen ... Been travelling through Rouen for years and never found a need to go looking for it up till now... :rolleyes:
     
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