Got first motorhome

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  1. Adrian1

    Adrian1 Funster

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    We have now after 10years of towing have now got a Swift Sundance 630g 2012 from Oaktree motorhomes only just driven down to cornwall were we live but hope to go away to Penzance area this weekend lets see how we get on, next week may need help were we go wrong. one early question we do not have corner steadies on this motor home can they be got to fit on my van or are there any other way to stop the motor home rocking in the wind (or any other reason).
    Thanks in advance
    ADRIAN
     
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  2. Phill D

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    :Cool: enjoy the new toy:thumb:
     
  3. BreweryDave

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    Nice one Adrian - welcome to motorhome world where the journey is as important as the destination!
    Don't worry about steadies - ours is 27' and never used 'em!!!
    ........but we like to rock:BigGrin:
     
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  4. DBK

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    You're still thinking caravans, no need for corner steadies or a fixed awning for that matter. Buy them if you really need them but most don't.

    And welcome!
     
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  5. Baycott

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    I wouldn't worry about steadies either.
    We have had our MoHo for 2 years after tugging for 20yrs and have not used them once.
    By the way, welcome to FUN. :welcomefunster:
     
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    :BigGrin: WELCOME TO THE FUN:thumb::thumb::thumb:
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    Steadies would just reduce your payload.

    Enjoy your van:thumb:
     
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    Had them on our old Van never used them,

    Enjoy your trip and welcome to MHF, there's a few of us Funsters here in Cornwall, and three or four five here in clay Country, St Austell or nearby, we'll be holding a meet in a month or so, come along and say Giday
     
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    welcome to the fun:Smile:
     
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    :welcome:
    We bought from Oaktree Motorhomes last August and so far, we've been very pleased with the van and with Oaktree in general and would certainly recommend them.
    We had a problem with the fuel filter leaking after we set off north and had to contact them about it from north Yorkshire. They sent one of their mechanics up to sort it out for us (200 mile round trip).......had no trouble since.
    Wish you many happy miles in yours:thumb:

    Re the steadies, we've never had ours down yet.

    Bill
     
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    Welcome and thanks for a great opening question

    I have never seen anybody use steadies on a MH whether they have them fitted I don't know either, I have read about auto levelling steadies, mixed reviews

    However, I fondly remember my first night away in our new to us MH, on our favourite beach site, which we had caravanned on before buying our first MH, I reversed in the half light before total darkness, decided I was level, Bev said what do we do next, as I turned my seat round I said 'nothing, unlock the fridge we are here'

    I do abuse (misinterpret) the ruling regards turning gas off while travelling, so literally had nothing to do, no EHU where we went

    No steadies for me, thank you, cuts into drinking time :thumb: and really not needed, we are 8m long and the movement is minimal / acceptable
     
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    Hello - sending a long distance wave from Scotland.
     
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    Agree with the others - our previous van, a Rapido - had corner steadies fitted as standard. We never used them once. :Smile:

    Don't have them on the current van and wouldn't dream of fitting them.

    Hope you enjoy your new motorhome and have loads of fun! :thumb:

    Mike
     
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    Hello:thumb:
     
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    Hello and welcome from Leicestershire. I am sure you and your new van will be very happy together. Just get used to it for a while before worrying about corner steadies. They can be retro fitted but why give yourself something extra to do when you get to your pitch, or leaving it!
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  16. DonA4000

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    I believe the saying goes "if you see me rocking don't come a knocking" :BigGrin:

    Welcome
     
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    Hello and welcome, as to steadies, we have them and use them, I feel abit sea sick in the van otherwise.
     
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    Hi and welcome to the Fun! :welcomefunster:
     
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    Hi & welcome to the club :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
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    Good luck with the new van!
    Have seen Motorhomes using lightweight axle jacks which seems good idea!:thumb:
     
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