Made myself a cheat sheet for the windscreen (2 Viewers)

Sep 25, 2023
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Just made this laminated cheat sheet for the MH windscreen.

Should ne no excuses now.

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Riverbankannie

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I think most of us keep similar on the back of the sun visor which is otherwise a useless object. With it deployed, we cannot see forward out of the windscreen ! Actually we keep one on each visor so passenger can check and driver doesn’t lose their view of the road ahead.
 
Feb 25, 2018
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enough to know i shouldnt touch things i know nothing about ....
its given me an idea to make one up with speed conversions aswell. i usually use the standard 80/50 90/60 100/70 - it was only after being flashed in the car this year that i thought i had better check what a more accurate conversion was - which turns out to be

80kmh = 50mph, 90kmh = 56.25, 100kmh = 62.5 mph, 110kmh = 68.75mph , 120kmh = 75mph and 130kmh = 81mph - thats using the simple rule of thumb of 8km equals 5 miles and not the actual calculation.

i think having it printed onto clear plastic and stuck on the windscreen might be a simple way?? She Who Must Shop has an expensive Cricut machine and could easily print one out for me .... :wasntme:

or am i overthinking it?

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Apr 28, 2022
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its given me an idea to make one up with speed conversions aswell. i usually use the standard 80/50 90/60 100/70 - it was only after being flashed in the car this year that i thought i had better check what a more accurate conversion was - which turns out to be

80kmh = 50mph, 90kmh = 56.25, 100kmh = 62.5 mph, 110kmh = 68.75mph , 120kmh = 75mph and 130kmh = 81mph - thats using the simple rule of thumb of 8km equals 5 miles and not the actual calculation.

i think having it printed onto clear plastic and stuck on the windscreen might be a simple way?? She Who Must Shop has an expensive Cricut machine and could easily print one out for me .... :wasntme:

or am i overthinking it?
Learn your 16 times table and multiply the first digit of the mph speed by that. Therefore 5(0)x 16 = 80 or 3(0) x 16 = 48. Didn’t go to Grammar School? Yea, make up a crib sheet!
 
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enough to know i shouldnt touch things i know nothing about ....
Learn your 16 times table and multiply the first digit of the mph speed by that. Therefore 5(0)x 16 = 80 or 3(0) x 16 = 48. Didn’t go to Grammar School? Yea, make up a crib sheet!
There's so many different ways that your post could be answered, I will use a polite way.

Although I only went to a comprehensive school we were taught that common sense can often prevail over intellectual thought. We were taught not to complicate things and if there was a simple, quick and accurate process then we should use it. That's why an aid, whether it be a crib sheet or electric gadget, as has been described by quite a few contributors to this thread, makes sense.
Such an aid might also help a 'co driver' and save having to find a partner who can do sums quickly in their head.

PS is it true that grammar schools were always built on the top of a hill so those who attended could look down on those who didn't attend, a principle they were taught to carry throughout life?

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Feb 27, 2011
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Learn your 16 times table and multiply the first digit of the mph speed by that. Therefore 5(0)x 16 = 80 or 3(0) x 16 = 48. Didn’t go to Grammar School? Yea, make up a crib sheet!
I don't bother with 16. I do 15 but an easy way which is 1.5
So if I am converting from mph to kph I do /2 then x3 50 = 50 / 2 = 25 x 3 = 75 (true answer is 80)
Other way round. 90kph to mph = 90/3 x 2 = 60mph.
It is close enough. Gives you a rough idea and after a bit you start to remember them.

On my first trip though ended up using little bits of masking tape with 10kph increments marked and stuck to the speedo.
 
Jul 28, 2008
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The above as powerpoint file if anyone wants to copy and mod.

(My van is Ducato Sportivo MH2 with OEM S&M tyres and pressures for my individual axle weights confirmed by tyre manufacturer)

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Tyre Pressures?

Those you want, as opposed to the confusing Fiat chart.
 

HKF

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Maybe a better idea might be to have a vinyl sticker made that can be stuck on the windscreen, out of the field of vision, that can be seen through, rather than have something with a solid background. For me, with my OCD, that would feel better than something solid. You can create custom stickers here (other stickers may be available at a cheaper price)...

https://www.avery.co.uk/print-servi...le-ads&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=&utm_agid={adgroupname}&utm_term=&gad=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrZ3yx-iGggMV4ItoCR2zOADhEAQYAiABEgKVevD_BwE

There are different sizes available and you can upload your own artwork :)

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enough to know i shouldnt touch things i know nothing about ....
Maybe a better idea might be to have a vinyl sticker made that can be stuck on the windscreen, out of the field of vision, that can be seen through, rather than have something with a solid background. For me, with my OCD, that would feel better than something solid. You can create custom stickers here (other stickers may be available at a cheaper price)...

https://www.avery.co.uk/print-servi...le-ads&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=&utm_agid={adgroupname}&utm_term=&gad=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrZ3yx-iGggMV4ItoCR2zOADhEAQYAiABEgKVevD_BwE

There are different sizes available and you can upload your own artwork :)
That was my train of thought aswell, she who must shop could easily make one !
 
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That was my train of thought aswell, she who must shop could easily make one !
Its so rare you need to look, it'd be a pain to have on the windscreen which (IMO) should be clear of anything. See through won't help in certain lighting conditions. Ours is on the sun visor - and TBH we know the width/height by heart anyway (as we all should) - so its just a double check.
More important is to see the road signs saying the height in advance!
 
Feb 18, 2017
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I got a windscreen sticker off McRent for free.
It's semi translucent and you simply write on it with a marker.

Ask any of the dealers that also do McRent for one.
(I'd have thought every other van rental place would also have the same thing available)

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Aji

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I have the internal windscreen speed conversion sticker bought from Halfords, only a couple of quid.
 

Minxy

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Ditto, Mrs CC on the other hand,,, 4m bridge are we ok with that :doh: :doh: Only told her a 100 times we are 3.5🤔🤔
Sounds like my hubby, he constantly asks me even when the bridge height is 4m! 😆

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