# Made myself a cheat sheet for the windscreen (1 Viewer)

#### HKF

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Sounds like my hubby, he constantly asks me even when the bridge height is 4m!

Hahaha, sounds like me! I'm terrified of knocking the capucine off

#### Itsmcb

I can't believe no one has pointed out that the imperial measurements on your chart are not in the correct format. You won't find 10ft 17in on a road sign, 3.1metres is 10ft 3in. Could cause some uncertainty if you come to a 10ft 6 bridge

#### Morning Major

It actually says 10.17 foot which is 10 foot 2 inches which equals 3.1 metres. It is unusual to see a decimal foot dimension.

#### MisterB

i think we can all agree, what works for one person might not work for another, but its good to be able to consider different options ..

#### Itsmcb

It actually says 10.17 foot which is 10 foot 2 inches which equals 3.1 metres. It is unusual to see a decimal foot dimension.
Well yes, I am aware that it's 10.17 feet but that is a meaningless measurement in a roadsign context.

#### varaizian

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?
MisterB. I have obviously annoyed you but that was never my intention. It was meant in jest but clearly our humour is very different. For what it is worth I too attended a comprehensive school, leaving a few days after my 16th birthday with no qualifications whatsoever to start a 5 year apprenticeship. I am not in a position to sneer at anyone; even if I wanted to. I don’t come on here for that.

#### MisterB

MisterB. I have obviously annoyed you but that was never my intention. It was meant in jest but clearly our humour is very different. For what it is worth I too attended a comprehensive school, leaving a few days after my 16th birthday with no qualifications whatsoever to start a 5 year apprenticeship. I am not in a position to sneer at anyone; even if I wanted to. I don’t come on here for that.
Ok, I obv took it the wrong way, perhaps a smiley emoji might have helped me realise it was all tongue in cheek, anyway it's all clear now but thanks for taking the time to clarify. Best wishes

#### Howard B

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.
PaulandChrissy print a modification for the sun visor that will sort the problem.
I fitted to mine a few months back.

#### CraftyPete

If I remember correctly, for vehicles 3m and above, it's a legal requirement to have the height displayed for the driver
This is indeed the case. If the height is above 3 m, then it needs to be displayed in feets and inch, the height of the characters are to be at least 40 mm. Metric height is optional, but sensible, especially if in mainland Europe. At the moment, we are +- 2.91m, so the height plate is optional (but sensible).

#### Owain

Tyre Pressures?

Those you want, as opposed to the confusing Fiat chart.
Anyone got an idea of the tyre pressures for a Citroen Relay 2.2 2021 campervan, only just got it and haven't a clue.
It's my first ever van and first ever diesel. Thanks

#### scotjimland

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Anyone got an idea of the tyre pressures for a Citroen Relay 2.2 2021 campervan, only just got it and haven't a clue.
It's my first ever van and first ever diesel. Thanks
tyre pressures are generally on a sticker on the drivers door pillar .. have you looked there ?

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#### FrankNicklin

Anyone got an idea of the tyre pressures for a Citroen Relay 2.2 2021 campervan, only just got it and haven't a clue.
It's my first ever van and first ever diesel. Thanks
Have a look on Tyresafe.org, put in your van Axle weights and tyre size. In a majority of case the suggestion is 80psi rear and 60 to 70psi front but I find that hard so run 60 and 65/70 front to rear

#### Boldly

This is indeed the case. If the height is above 3 m, then it needs to be displayed in feets and inch, the height of the characters are to be at least 40 mm. Metric height is optional, but sensible, especially if in mainland Europe. At the moment, we are +- 2.91m, so the height plate is optional (but sensible).
Surely that can't be right. If above 3 m needs to be displayed in feet and inches no wonder we see so many hitting low bridges

#### scotzsue

I do know our van measurements in metric, but really aught to have the dimensions in whatever the non metric is , Linear? Senior moment. Sat nav is set to the relevant mile/K and John's car can have digital display too
Most important is read the road signs, especially for low bridges, John never seems to notice them, did a 16 point turn in Beverley when he tried to go through the bar in our first motorhome

#### Old Gibber

I do know our van measurements in metric, but really aught to have the dimensions in whatever the non metric is , Linear? Senior moment. Sat nav is set to the relevant mile/K and John's car can have digital display too
Most important is read the road signs, especially for low bridges, John never seems to notice them, did a 16 point turn in Beverley when he tried to go through the bar in our first motorhome
Should be able to get through that with a motorhome, double decker buses went through regularly, although they did have somewhat pointy roofs.

#### Suenliam

I'm OK with the campervan dimensions and if navigating, speed limits are OK too. However, when driving, conversion to kms can be a bit hit or miss. I now use the Tom Tom and convert it to kms as we go over the Channel. Anyway with a comfortable driving position I can't read our speedo. The kms per hour on the sat nav also go red whenover the speed limit
Sue

#### scotzsue

Should be able to get through that with a motorhome, double decker buses went through regularly, although they did have somewhat pointy roofs.
Height restriction was 0.5M less than motorhome height, due to shape of the bar doubt the van would have got through, brand new vehicle no way it was going to be risked

#### scotjimland and FrankNicklin​

Thanks for your replies I'll look on the drivers door tomorrow and if not there will try Tyresafe.org

#### Felipe54

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 ....

or am i overthinking it?
How about using the Keep Right FUN aid that help all to use the correct side of the road when leaving a roundabout. The aid is really helpful for those that are unsure which is their right hand. But for those more experienced in europe roads the aid can be modified so that the keep right aid shows a list of speed conversations right in front of the driver without a problem with road vision at any time.

#### pau1phi11ips

Just made this laminated cheat sheet for the MH windscreen.

Should ne no excuses now.

View attachment 825414

When I read you're not allowed to park in a lot of the East Coast beach parking locations if your vehicle is over 6m I checked mine. 5.95m!

#### TheBig1

LIFE MEMBER
please remember that anything blocking the area of the windscreen swept by the windscreen wipers is an MOT fail and could be considered driving without due care and attention in an accident

#### TheTwoOfUs

This was the crib sheet I did for our last van/trailer.

#### Jez1966

I have a ready reckoner to my right, LHD, a bit like Alexa but Angie.....

On the topic of "remembering" we bought magnetic cable ties

They come in pairs and we use then as a checklist.
Gas on, 1 on gas tank the other on the steering wheel.
Plug in to mains, 1 round Le Grand, the other on the steering wheel.
Open a vent, 1 on the vent handle, the other on the steering wheel.
We always put 1 on a garage handle as soon as we stop, the other, you guessed it, on the steering wheel.
Then when we preparing to leave you simply need to match them up as you close, lock, check things off.
FYI don't use 1 to secure cling film on part used baked bean can, it took a while to fine it partner in the fridge.

Available from many places and colours Google "Magnetic Cable Ties"

Currently having a "Late Gap Year" in USA

#### Jez1966

I have the internal windscreen speed conversion sticker bought from Halfords, only a couple of quid.
Set Sat Nav / Google Maps / Other devices are available to local MPH/KPH.
I have found either to be more accurate than speedometer (Dial or Digital) that are designed to read <> 10% high.

#### 125BEER

Digital speedometer on Phone on dashboard reflects on windscreen...

Cheers

#### varaizian

Tells you velocity but not trajectory.
Do you mean that it tells you how fast, but not where , you are going?

#### Jez1966

Do you mean that it tells you how fast, but not where , you are going?
Yes, Sat Nav/App gives you both.
I use google/waze as they both are traffic aware as they get data from other users.
This means they will always take you the quickest route, subject to options chosen.
We have driven to/from the same place 3 times here in Dallas and and different routes used morning and evening.

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