New discovery!

LucyCaitlynW

Free Member
Aug 29, 2013
68
78
Kent
Funster No
27,802
MH
Ford Golden Eagle Transit
Exp
I'm a newbie of 2 days
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.
 

highwayman

LIFE MEMBER
Jul 31, 2007
911
598
Herne Bay
Funster No
47
MH
Low profile Rapido
Exp
Since 2005 ish
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
 
Jul 5, 2013
9,500
9,665
Tunbridge Wells
Funster No
26,797
MH
A class
Exp
Since 2013
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

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!!!!

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grasscutter

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Oct 11, 2009
1,838
4,240
East Wittering. West Sussex.
Funster No
8,848
MH
Hobby Van Exclusive.
Exp
Started in 1980
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.
 

GJH

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Aug 20, 2007
28,634
36,137
Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
Funster No
127
MH
Burstner t625 Harmony
Exp
Since 2006
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.

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

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Dec 5, 2013
317
248
Somerset
Funster No
29,290
MH
A class
Exp
Newbie
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
 

Bobby22

Free Member
Dec 15, 2013
1,537
6,411
Scotland
Funster No
29,386
MH
Rapido 680ff
Exp
since 2013
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:
 

Allanm

Free Member
Jun 30, 2013
5,437
9,167
Cotes d'armor, France
Funster No
26,730
MH
Burstner Harmony TI 736 G
Exp
Since 1987
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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