What's the cleverest thing you have seen in a MH ?

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  1. 6pm Cowboy

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    ( Bearing in mind I am new to this )

    While at Malvern we were struck by the big Garages at the back of some of the MHs but didn't like the way that always meant it would have a high double bed inside ( couldn't climb up to that sober, never mind pixxed )

    But in one MH we looked at the double bed was on hydraulic jacks so YOU could chose how big the garage was and how high the bed had to be....

    Clever stuff that.
     
  2. Spacerunner

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    Its the simple things that impress me. ( no, not the missus)

    A hinged flap to cover the step well at the habitation door. Curtain rod brackets turned at a slight angle to stop them rattling.
     
  3. Larrynwin

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    MY wife, she cooks cleans washes opens my cold beers and does all the things a good un should ::bigsmile:
     
  4. superk

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    Hi Graham

    Mine's a bit of an oddball and not very exciting:

    External security roller shutters for plastic windows. These windows are one of the most vulnerable security points on a van.

    Look really neat, fit flush on the outside, wound manually from inside and curl up inside, made by Rolf Seitz, never seen in the UK and cost a fortune.

    Can't fit to our present van because it has a sliding door and the wound up shutter (inside) would prevent it opening.

    :Smile:
    Keith
     
  5. pappajohn

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    Me !!!

    ::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:::bigsmile:
     
  6. Larrynwin

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    Seriously Graham, I have a printed laminated card A5 which reads inbold red letters ' HOOK UP
    SATELLITE'

    When I arrive on site I put this on my dash to avoid any embarrassing moments when leaving.

    Larry
     
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    You bugger !!! you beat me to it !!!!!:ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
     
  8. 6pm Cowboy

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    Sort of inevitable really wasn't it.
     
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    sorry to go off track but i thought it was worth a mention.

    same idea but use a clothspeg if its a crankup dish.

    clip it on the dish crank handle and then on the steering wheel when dish in use.
    if its on the handle you cant 'forget' to put it on the wheel which you could with a card.
    could do the same with the hookup.

    not my idea but a good one none-the-less:thumb:
     
  10. ronald4874

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    Clever M/H layout

    The garage with a double bed over is an abortion, A) it takes up valuable day space B) difficult sometimes to get into.
    The one I like is the one with the rear garage with the kitchen and bathroom over. This leaves you with plenty of day space especially if you can use the drop down bed. This bed is for sleeping north/south as opposed to the normal east/west bed, easy to get out of in the night without disturbing your partner.
    RonW
     
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    what!!! you have to climb onto the garage 'roof' to go pee or make a cuppa????:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Are you sure it wasn't a sex aid - did you see any straps above the bed ?
     
  13. 6pm Cowboy

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    Willies, Virgins, Sex aids, Sounds like you are like me, practicing to be a dirty old man. ( I have dirty middle aged man down pat )
     
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    My bathroom in the Frankia as the door folds out into a full width en suite.

    Maddie
     
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    You'd better get it right or the tea won't be up to much.
     
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    Each to their own as they say, we love our garage and high bed over and it has two steps up to the bed, how much easier can that get, we also have a drop down bed in the cab area and that requires a short ladder to climb up to it or you can climb in off the settee, again easy.:thumb::thumb:
     
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    I would love to see pictures of that :Smile:
     
  18. Kon tiki

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    I like the garage with the bed over the top, quite a few vans have a bed over the garage which can be lowered. One example is the Chausson, don't see these as being practical as you obivously have to clear out anything high in the garage to lower the bed. Also in my case I would get fumes off my motorcycle as any sort of moving bed would have to have clearance around the edge. My garage seems to keep any fumes from leaking into the van.
    You could try looking on the FRANKIA WEB SITE to see the internal layouts. Would like another Frankia but they don't come cheap.:cry::cry:
     
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    You use the word "seems", would a small PC fan sucking air out not be good insurance ?

    There are nasty fumes from petrol, carcinogenic.
     
  20. 6pm Cowboy

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    Yes you are right but I wasn't thinking in terms of raising or lowering it all the time, more just that you could choose how you wanted it ( ie large garage high bed or low garage low bed ) rather than having the choice forced on you.
     
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