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leisure battery

I park my van up all winter. is it OK to let the leisure battery loose its charge down to zero? I turn over the engine and engine battery regularly...
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My Selfbuild from 1978

Found some old photos of my 1st Camper. It started life as an Advanced Linen delivery van. It was a Commer walk through with a coach-built mahogany frame. I cut off the rear doors and rebuilt it with...
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Taking the motorhome skiing

Hi. We are taking our motorhome Elddis Encore to the Alps in France skiing, staying on a campsite for 6 nights. We’ve not done this before and although we stayed off grid for 10 nights in the summer ...
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Trying it for size

So we tried it out for size for the first time. In part that is! We travelled all the way to the lake one whole kilometer away. Got a pizza from the local bar! Slept in the bunks Used th...
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RV advice

Hi, We are in the process of buying a rv ,so a large vehicle and would appreciate any advice of anyone who has one to hear of their experiences. We would like to travel in Europe but starting off in ...
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Subscription Vouchers

With Christmas just around the corner I thought I'd just highlight our Subscription Vouchers - Ta-daah! They are now available with discounts for 2 and 3 year versions, so even better value i...
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old style driving licences

old style driving licences, I am sure I read some where that in spain that the old style driving licence (purely paper no plastic part) were not acceptable, does anyone know where I can find this in w...
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Sardinia October / November so far ....

We have been on Sardinia over 7 weeks now, so I thought I would share some thoughts and feelings, pros and cons ...... Pros ... Incredible beaches, colour and clarity of sea, still warm enough to sw...
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It's been a funny old year...

Motorhoming that is! January 1st - Storm Carmen blew her 100mph gales via the campsite we were on in France and ripped a Heki rooflight off. We temporarily strapped it in place to keep the...
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Free meal for two and a free breakfast the next day

The Tan Hill Inn has offered the above to the first member to gather 4 vehicles at the pub - great reason for a mini-meet Does anyone fancy arranging such a meetup? The offer is because of my ...
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Absent New Guy

Hello Everyone, Thank you for sending a reminder that I'm a member of the Club. I purchased a 1990 Eriba 580 on Peugeot Talbot Express couple of months ago and have been so caught up in i...
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Trip to Greece

Hi CM friends.We are going to Greece next year for a special family birthday gathering . I would love some tips and advice from members as we have not been further than France yet in our motorhome. ...
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FRANCE PASSION SCHEME

We are thinking of doing a trip around part of France next year and thought about using France Passion sites. Has anyone got an old copy of the book they no longer need that we could have a browse thr...
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On the road again

We kicked off this winter’s tour with G&T’s on deck on the ferry from Newcastle to Amsterdam.......
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Sardiniaaaaah ......

Anyone here? Anyone been? Any tips? So far so good, weather hit and miss but we expected that, first 2 stops free parking, no problem. I think we will like it here ...
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Portugal, anyone?

Has anyone visited the Porto/Douro River area of Portugal? If so, any thoughts or recommendations would be gratefully received. We are thinking of that area next spring for our 50th wedding anninvers...
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Earned no claims years

so I needed to re insure my old skoda Octavia that's been kicking around the family since 2004 all the while making every one insure it on there own policy, as my son wanted to use it for more than tw...
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Side marker lights

Some of the side marker lights on our motorhome are not working and are somewhat ageing. i'm wondering if they need to be working for the MOT? Do I need to et them fixed before the MOT comes due?...
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Belgium and Netherlands advice

Hi all. Are the Aires in Belgium and Holland like French ones? We are considering going towards the end of this month just for a quick week away, but we have never been to either country before....
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Mull and Arran

We are now a few weeks in to our trip around the West Coast of Scotland including Mull and Arran, We have been trying out a new blog platform if anyone is interested in how we are getting on. tripli...
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Good things, little packages?

So..........we are motorhomeless and trying to decide on our travelling future. We have given serious consideration to a PVC Possl, Globecar etc, so much so we are now preparing to go and look at s...
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Getting the hang of it

Canal Side Camping

Hello, I’m a newbie motorhome owner seeking advice and information. My wife and I would like to explore Cheshire during July through to September preferably staying at campsites or pub stopovers...
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Getting the hang of it

Fiat Ducato engine problems, Water ingress Engine bay!

Recently, I have had all sorts of problems with my Autotrail Cheyenne 2008 (58) on a Fiat Ducato Chassis, so I thought as these vehicles and chassis are used by various manufacturers I should post th...
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Roof vent blinds stiff to slide

Hi Just wondered if anyone has found the best way to improve the sliding the roof vent blinds. We have now a new motorhome & the 40 mm sq blind above the bed is quite stiff either closing the bli...
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E bikes....a little advice needed

We are thinking about getting electric bikes…how does one charge them when camping off grid for a length of time ( we recently did18 nights off grid) and how long does the charge last. Can anybody re...
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campervan road side assistance/insurance

hello, We have our first new campervan ( auto trail tribute 680) and need to look at insurance from October. Can anyone advise on insurance with good road side assistance/recovery....
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New TV and Satellite Receiver - Opinions Needed

Hi All. I ned to replace my ageing TV in the motorhome as it no longer plays DVDs and running a laptop to watch DVDs on is not really a viable option due to charging issues. I have noticed the AVTE...
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Essential Spares

Hello and greetings from Sitges That spare thermocouple for our fridge that we have been carrying around in the cupboard for the last, how many years, has just come in handy. Woke up this morning ...
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Money money money

What's the best way to take spending money for an extended stay in Europe these days? Chip n pin, contactless are very popular here in the UK but how do you avoid sterling transaction fees on your ow...
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UK Motorists Ignorant of French Driving Laws

This was emailed to me by a PR company and I thought it made some interesting reading.... - Just 26% say hi-viz jackets required - Only 1 in 7 know about headlamp deflectors - 76% don’t ...
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