New discovery!

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by LucyCaitlynW, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. LucyCaitlynW

    LucyCaitlynW

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    I'm on my 5th trip out in my motorhome and
    for first time ever (courtesy of lovely campsite neighbours)
    I've discovered stabilisers on my mh.
    No more rocking in the middle of the night as I turn over!
    I'd never been in a mh until I bought mine, and knew
    absolutely nothing about them, still don't know a lot :ROFLMAO: but
    delighted with my new discovery.
     
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  2. highwayman

    highwayman Funster Life Member

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    Put something on the steering wheel when using them to remind you they're down, or you'll look daft trying to drive off and plough your pitch at the same time :Blush: :Blush:

    Cheers. Nige
     
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  3. peterc10

    peterc10 Funster

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    Second that. We actually put the winding handle for the steadies across the brake clutch and accelerator pedals. Heard several stories of people driving off with them down. They soon realise!!!!
     
  4. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    I do the same ::bigsmile:
     
  5. grasscutter

    grasscutter Funster Life Member

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    We have coloured string for the various bits and pieces, i.e., stabilisers, ariel etc which we tie to the steering wheel. Its a bugger getting old and forgetful.
     
  6. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    What happens when you forget which colour means what though? :roflmto:
     
  7. mikekaren2

    mikekaren2 Funster

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    We use "slap bands" remember them? I use a permanent marker on each one ie: step out, steadys, fridge on 12v, on levelers you get the picture. I fit them on the steering wheel as our "pre flight" check!

    I bought mine from Ebay, not this particular seller but the seller I bought mine from doesn't have any in stock.


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-HIGH-VISIBILITY-ARM-SLAP-STRAP-BANDS-REFLECTIVE-SAFETY-BAND-FLUORESCENT-HI-/130847085480?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Cycling_Bike_Lights&var=&hash=item1e771813a8
     
  8. Bobby22

    Bobby22 Funster

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    Check List

    Too many bands and strings for me.....I keep a book with a checklist and check it twice before moving off.

    1/ All roof lights closed.
    2/ All windows closed
    3/ T.V. locked in position
    4/ T.V. aerial retracted and locked in position.
    5/ Fridge to 12v and locked
    6/ Gas off at main switch
    7/ Levelling ramps in locker
    8/ Electric cable stowed
    9/ All lockers closed and locked.
    10/ Nothing hanging on cupboards or hooks
    11/ Walk round inside and out for anything out of place,


    Oh and make sure the fridge is stocked with beer for the next stop......:thumb:
     
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  9. Allanm

    Allanm Funster

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    We don't use reminders....yet.
    We rarely use EHU and don't have a TV, so the procedure is simple: ramps, if used locked away. Mrs A shuts and checks all windows, and I look along sides through door mirrors as we drive off. Fridge is auto select, so does its own job. Quick look down the van inside to check all lockers shut. Dogs in correct travelling places or they squabble!

    Pull away, stop 5 minutes later to lower one or more roof lights.

    Pull away, stop 10 minutes later to find whats banging about in one of the cupboards, usually a bottle or unsecured water / wine.

    Pull away, and we're off..

    Every time!

    Allan
     
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