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    Use of Gas in a van

    I had my Carthago retro-fitted with Gaslow bottles when I bought it second hand. The filler is in the body work and you fill it just as you would a tank. I can't remember if it swaps automatically from one gas bottle to the other automatically. I should probably check that. They are massive...
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    CAMpRA survey regarding National Trust Overnights

    Available on their website. (I couldn't find it posted anywhere on here yet) https://campra.org.uk It's under latest news atm. It's asking question like would you more be likely to join NT or (or English Heritage) if overnight stays were allowed, and how much do you currently or would you be...
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    Driving an automatic motorhome after a left hip replacement

    You know that dislocation I mentioned? Thats how you do it. Don't swing your leg outwards! It's most likely that it's just the inflammation kicking in (this is a good thing. Inflammation = healing) and that's why its more painful, but I would get it checked out if I were you. It is usual for...
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    Driving an automatic motorhome after a left hip replacement

    Surgery is primitive. Anyway, surgeons have it easy. They’re allowed to look inside. The rest of us have to work it out the long way round. 😉. I wonder if 3D printed materials would be up to the job? Hips especially take such a pounding, getting something with the flex, durability and low...
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    Driving an automatic motorhome after a left hip replacement

    Technically, they cut the capsule, but that’s nerdy anatomy for you (and I’ve been out of the field a while, so they might be doing all sorts of different things nowadays. It seems dislocation is still an issue, though) The hammering is rather dramatic. And the sawing. And, well, you get the...
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    Driving an automatic motorhome after a left hip replacement

    Edited because I should read till the end of the thread before I give pre op advice! Oops.
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    Driving an automatic motorhome after a left hip replacement

    I heartily would not recommend it. There are some things you really don’t need on your mind during recovery. I’ve cheerfully been to plenty of surgeries, including open heart surgery and the hip is second in the list of ones I‘d really rather not know about! The surgeons used to hate doing them...
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    New water filling hosepipe suggestions.

    I have jointed metal hoses, like showers do. I bust two of the expanding ones while away two years ago and couldn’t fill up, so I vowed to get something more durable. Then I never used them at all, because everywhere had hoses. I have a fancy-pants water filter, and have never noticed any taint...
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    Driver companion required

    I wish you the best of luck. I’m sure you’ve given a lot of thought to your personal safely, and I genuinely hope you find someone who can help you. One does get a lot of this on forums, Marylin. Posters very often tell you that you don’t want to do what you asked how to do, without fully...
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    Hide a key

    I have to agree. I broke into mine with a butter knife and a ten year old accomplice. Wearing only a towel. I’m the least ‘handy’ person I know, and my dignity wasn’t even threatened! I’m still not sure whether I’m glad I’m not really in any danger of locking myself out of the thing, or...
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    Levelling

    I cannot sleep head down, and when I last had the caravan out (pre-MH) I could NOT get the thing level. I even swapped to the other end of the bed and I was STILL feet up. We were away for the summer and moving on frequently visiting friends and different parts of the country, and I thought I’d...
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    E P Levelling system - can we turn engine on?

    SAP fitted it, but the dealer I bought if from took it in and dealt with them. I just paid. I’ll ask them, they are lovely. I believe the research shows that men are better at true multi-tasking - actually doing two things at once, like following directions while driving, say, but women are...
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    E P Levelling system - can we turn engine on?

    Is that standard? The dealer organised getting mine fitted, and I don’t recall them mentioning it. (For the record, mine also don’t retract until the handbrake is taken off, and I usually do them with the engine running, as I leave the controls on the electric step button. Which starts...
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    ideas for a table in the cab.

    Old thread, but it might help someone. What I needed (and never found) was one of these...
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    New Motorhome Advice Needed and some questions

    I have banged on (at length) about this elsewhere, but I advise caution. I do motorhome with my daughter (who is ten) and in many ways its a royal pain in the proverbial. Motorhoming isn’t like camping, or carvanning. You pack up and down ALL the time. You don’t have an awning to throw the...
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