Hi we are newbies and havent got a clue

Jan 24, 2019
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3
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58,204
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Elddis low profile coach
Exp
im a newbie
We have always had static caravan where you just turn up on site and everything is ready for you, we have now bought our first motorhome and things don't seem to be as easy!!

Regards
Trevor
 
Feb 25, 2018
763
432
Essex
Funster No
52,564
MH
Swift Bolero 680
Exp
Very Little
Weve still got our static in france. Bought a motorhome this time last year and love it. Now going to pick up a newer one !! Stick with it. Its fun !!
 
Mar 23, 2010
4,272
2,065
West Midlands
Funster No
10,746
MH
Bailey Autograph 682
Exp
Since 2010
Hello and welcome from West Midlands. Yes there's plenty to find out about and that's part of the fun. At first you feel a lot of pressure not to appear new to it but we're always willing to help if possible.


Wyn

 
Oct 18, 2015
9,664
65,847
Sheffield
Funster No
39,598
MH
Hobby
Exp
Since 2009
Hello and welcome
It will get easier with practice , lots of help on here!w2f
 
OP
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Jan 24, 2019
9
3
Funster No
58,204
MH
Elddis low profile coach
Exp
im a newbie
Hello and welcome from West Midlands. Yes there's plenty to find out about and that's part of the fun. At first you feel a lot of pressure not to appear new to it but we're always willing to help if possible.


Wyn
We will stand out like sore thumbs
 
Oct 18, 2015
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Sheffield
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We will stand out like sore thumbs
Can you have a practice on your drive ? Try not to worry it will definitely get easier just don’t panic when filling up the water tank and it’s pouring out the bottom because you have forgotten to shut the valve! Or you drive off with the electric lead still attached!!;)

( only done once but never again!!):LOL:
And yes I went on holiday for 3 weeks and for got pants!!
 
Oct 30, 2010
3,158
6,862
Suffolk or France or ........
Funster No
14,290
MH
A Class Carthago Chic
Exp
Since 2008
We will stand out like sore thumbs
For about 5 minutes.
Then you will feel like old hands.
Most motorhomers are a friendly lot and like nothing more than discussing motorhomes and places to go. There will be lots of willing advice if you need it, just look for the Fun stickers in the window for 'proper' advice. :LOL:

Richard.
 
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Jan 24, 2019
9
3
Funster No
58,204
MH
Elddis low profile coach
Exp
im a newbie
Can you have a practice on your drive ? Try not to worry it will definitely get easier just don’t panic when filling up the water tank and it’s pouring out the bottom because you have forgotten to shut the valve! Or you drive off with the electric lead still attached!!;)

( only done once but never again!!):LOL:
And yes I went on holiday for 3 weeks and for got pants!!
Cheers, yes had a practice on the drive it went quite well and everything seemed to work. We are hoping to get away in March for the first time and are looking at booking a serviced pitch at Hawes in Yorkshire, it recommends to bring both 25 meter charging cable and also a 25 meter hose, is the hose really necessary?
 

movan

LIFE MEMBER
Dec 2, 2009
18,851
44,244
Moving around
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9,543
MH
Burstner
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since07
Trevor Welcome. Most of us on here have been 'at it' for years ... and we still don't have a clue .. so you are in good company ...

No question is too small a topic. Just ask.
 
OP
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Jan 24, 2019
9
3
Funster No
58,204
MH
Elddis low profile coach
Exp
im a newbie
For about 5 minutes.
Then you will feel like old hands.
Most motorhomers are a friendly lot and like nothing more than discussing motorhomes and places to go. There will be lots of willing advice if you need it, just look for the Fun stickers in the window for 'proper' advice. :LOL:

Richard.
Cheers Richard good to know
 
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Jan 24, 2019
9
3
Funster No
58,204
MH
Elddis low profile coach
Exp
im a newbie
Trevor Welcome. Most of us on here have been 'at it' for years ... and we still don't have a clue .. so you are in good company ...

No question is too small a topic. Just ask.
Thank you great to know, are you a Alpaca breeder by the way?
 
Oct 18, 2015
9,664
65,847
Sheffield
Funster No
39,598
MH
Hobby
Exp
Since 2009
Cheers, yes had a practice on the drive it went quite well and everything seemed to work. We are hoping to get away in March for the first time and are looking at booking a serviced pitch at Hawes in Yorkshire, it recommends to bring both 25 meter charging cable and also a 25 meter hose, is the hose really necessary?
Service pitches have their own water tap so you can fill up without moving.
I bought a 10 litre watering can after using another funsters on a meet. It does mean walking back and forth a few times to a tap but it’s good excersise and you get to chat to folks on route!
We haven’t used a serviced pitch before in our Motorhome as we don’t stay more than a few days usually.
 
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Jan 24, 2019
9
3
Funster No
58,204
MH
Elddis low profile coach
Exp
im a newbie
For about 5 minutes.
Then you will feel like old hands.
Most motorhomers are a friendly lot and like nothing more than discussing motorhomes and places to go. There will be lots of willing advice if you need it, just look for the Fun stickers in the window for 'proper' advice. :LOL:

Richard.
Thanks Richard, where would I get the fun stickers from
 
Oct 18, 2015
9,664
65,847
Sheffield
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39,598
MH
Hobby
Exp
Since 2009
Scroll down and press on the smiley face and Jim’s address and details will show!
 
Oct 18, 2015
9,664
65,847
Sheffield
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39,598
MH
Hobby
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Since 2009
Ha ha ha no .. although I would love to be... :) No, but am a scatty looking, bottle blonde, old woman who looks like that avatar ...

You are now a true member of Motorhome fun. Lol. :)
Trevor don’t believe Joy , she is a beautiful , loving , kindest person you could ever meet , a living angel amongst Funsters!
 
May 7, 2015
2,335
9,703
West Sussex
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36,248
MH
Concorde Charisma
Exp
Since May 2015
Cheers, yes had a practice on the drive it went quite well and everything seemed to work. We are hoping to get away in March for the first time and are looking at booking a serviced pitch at Hawes in Yorkshire, it recommends to bring both 25 meter charging cable and also a 25 meter hose, is the hose really necessary?
Hello and welcome! :)

You'll always need a hose to fill your vehicle. As you've booked onto a serviced pitch I expect the tap is a few metres away from the pitch which is why they've told you you'll need to provide one yourself.

Whenever you go to a site you will need a hose to fill your tank though. Some sites provide a hose but others don't and in that case you'll need your own. It also pays to have a number of hose connectors of differing connection types and sizes as its not a 'one size fits all' scenario.
 
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Jan 24, 2019
9
3
Funster No
58,204
MH
Elddis low profile coach
Exp
im a newbie
Hello and welcome! :)

You'll always need a hose to fill your vehicle. As you've booked onto a serviced pitch I expect the tap is a few metres away from the pitch which is why they've told you you'll need to provide one yourself.

Whenever you go to a site you will need a hose to fill your tank though. Some sites provide a hose but others don't and in that case you'll need your own. It also pays to have a number of hose connectors of differing connection types and sizes as its not a 'one size fits all' scenario.
Thank you, very helpful and much appreciated
 
Aug 13, 2015
1,101
9,991
N Yorks
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37,620
MH
Hymer B 524
Exp
Since 2015
We don't use a hose. We have a big water carrier on wheels which we fill up and then pump it into the van using a whale pump.
 

denisejoe

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Aug 6, 2014
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Since 2004
We haven't seen anyone else using our system. A hose may be simple but we have a thing about keeping one clean and attaching them to taps that have been used for other purposes :rolleyes:
We usually fill up with a hose but if staying somewhere for longer we also use an Aquaroll & pump into the van to save moving to the tap.

Denise
 
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