What and where to buy help please

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  1. Helga

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    Me again- sorry I feel like I am forever asking for help so please forgive me I will get the hang of all this soon!

    Where might I find....

    1) stabilisers for our Hymer 544 which type should we go for and where best can we get them from? Do other motorhomes have them?
    2) An in expensive satalite dish so we could occasionally pick up a bit of UK tv
    3) a ladder to get up on my Hymer bed
    4) a good small lightweight table we could use instead of our heavy Hymer table which we will keep just incase we want to make the seats into a double bed

    Thank you all once again

    Helga x
     
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    What a mixed shopping list you have. All the items you require are redily available.
    Your steadies. Best to check Google for caravan breakers and buy from them. In all my years motorhoming the steadies are not something I bother with much. My present van is 10 months old and they have only been down to lubricate.
    Your dish, the only guaranteed signal for your requirements is not cheap but once again try posting a wanted through the funsters, someone always has something for sale.
    Before you go down the ladder route check out furniture stores. Kids bunk ladders are normally feet friendly so easier to access your bed.
    The table issue is easy. It may be best to have an island table. Start by buying the chrome leg and base/table mount (probably ebay) then source a top to your required size (ebay). There is a mount and top on this classified section if you are interested.
    Best of luck and I hope this has in some way this has helped.
     
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    Hi Helga dont worry about asking loads of questions its questions that keeps the forum going.

    I have the globesat system, i have managed to get UK T.V everywhere i have been so far that includes down as far as Sarlat in France and Lake Garda. Here is a link http://*********************/globesat-satellite-system-through-roof-p-114.html
    You only need a sat box if on mains you can use your sky box if you have one. Or if you wait until Aldi or Lidi get the suitcase sat system in again then you can buy that and it comes with the box which is mains and 12v power, we actually bought the kit just to get the box as cheaper than buying box elsewhere, so if your ever in Dumfries area you can have the dish and other stuff that came in the box as we dont need it.
     
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    When you say stabilisers do you mean drop down legs or air ride suspension

    Maplins do a suitcase sat dish and receiver, though setting up is fiddly often secondhand at half price on fleabay
    A ladder and table can be found in most caravan breakers yards. or I could make them to suit your specific requirements.
    Good luck with your search.
     
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    1) Marcle Leisure have two sizes.. www.marcleleisure.co.uk/

    2) Maplins

    3) & 4) any caravan dealer
     
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    Just remember you will still need a sat box and if using Aire's you will need a 12v unless you have hook up, they can cost more than the dish and kit off ebay where as you can get virtually same kit and box from aldi or lidl when there in for £49.99 i think.
     
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    What to buy

    Hi, regarding the stabilisers, I have a Hymer and it hasnt got any.
    I dont think thay came as standard on the single axel models,

    just dont fill the tea cups too high :ROFLMAO:

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    Hi Helga,

    We have rear stabilisers, and only used them once in the seven years of ownership. They never made a blind bit of difference, so didn't use them again.

    We too have the Globesat Satellite Dish, and have used it down as far as La Rochelle in France, and Bavaria in Germany.

    HTH,

    Jock.
     
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    BothSlobberdob and I got the lightweight tables from Dunhelm mill.. They aren't huge and fold away and can be used for outside too, or for a computer laptop in the home....

    If you get a ladder make sure it doesn't go up to the bed at right angles like the ones in the Eldiss, as you can't get out of bed down them. I had to just swing my legs over and plop down onto the floor/couch beneath. I had a couple of inches added to their feet at an angle so that I can now climb down them.

    If you are going to Haganap's New Year Bring and Buy there are always 2nd hand levellers for sale .... well, up to now.:Smile:
     
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    Hi ,with regard to the satellite system,I use the B&Q hd system,got it when they had a 10% off day,with a 19 inch tv hd isn,t important so the SD sytem is also good..Also got a 90cm dish with folding lnb arm & tripod from Gumtree very cheap.we used this setup down in tarragona this year,got all the freesat channels.My brother tried the dish that came with the hd system and couldn,t get any thing.We used a multi port lnb and he hooked up to my dish that way..cheers Pete:thumb:
     
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    tables turning

    I'm always amazed and disgusted at the prices camping,caavanning/motorhome shops charge for things like tables.I bought a great one from Quality save for about £8.99 and it's light but stable and the surface is waterproof and heat resistant.
    I also think the standard fiamma tables with the one leg are total rubbish far too unstable!
     
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