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Gordon

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  1. That's a novel (if expensive) approach Christine. I've seen the sticker below on some MHs, and a similar one with 60mph for both dual carriageways and motorways those towing caravans.
  2. Welcome to Motorhome Talk. I'm sorry that I cannot answer your question myself but have you asked Elddis (Explorer group, now owned by Hymer) or the Elddis owners' club?
  3. Our MH has a raised floor both under the cab area and in the rear bedroom. The one at the front is a pain, as the cab seats are set several inches higher than the main floor, leaving feet dangling in fresh air when the seats are rotated to face the rear. The rear raised floor does carry services below but as there is plenty of headroom in the centre section of the MH, it would not need an Einstein to raise that section to match the two ends of the vehicle. I suppose that at least if I trip over the bedroom step I can only fall onto a bed! The thought however of tripping at the front and c
  4. I agree David. The two things that initially drew me to them was the fact that they were on a Ford base and had auto transmission, and while I wasn't so keen on the price I would have considered them except for the number of trip hazards on the floor and the payload restriction. Why is it, I wonder, that MH designers cannot 'design in' a level floor for the length of many motorhomes? Gordon.
  5. For those interested here's a 40 minute video introduction to the new Bailey Adamo range of motorhomes.
  6. Just responding to your, "hello" . . . It's good to have you onboard Motorhome Talk. I hope you'll find it as useful as many find Caravan Talk to be. Gordon.
  7. We have a small mains inverter but even with the full 15A available from the 12V cigarette lighter according to the specification it only outputs 0.63A max (150W) at mains voltage. Suffice to say I cannot recall the last time it was used as we never wild camp and always opt for EHU when on site. Whilst driving we can run the onboard generator to power up the mains sockets if needed. Sorry not to be of more help.
  8. Sorry Paul, unfortunately I don't have a link now but try Googling something like, "12V sbc led lamps" or look on eBay. That is the style I used but I don't know if they would be compatible with the fittings that Bailey put in their Autograph 79-4. Gordon.
  9. Just keeping our heads down at the moment and not travelling at all if possible. I filled the Volvo up yesterday in the rain - last time it needed fuel was in February ! We have friends in Yorkshire that we had planned to meet this summer with the MH but alas, circumstances prevented that (and many other planned trips away) this year. Once a degree of normality returns, you never know, we may be allowed to make safe use of our investments again . . . ATB, Gordon.
  10. I've not replaced the complete fittings but I have used replacement LEDs in our outfit. I made the mistake of initially buying the cheapest and they did not last, however we have a set of daylight LEDs currently over the kitchen area in our MH that have been there for a number of years and are still going strong. We chose to revert to filament lamps for the lounge area and just accept the extra load on the battery. Hope that helps, Gordon.
  11. Are you able to fit warm-white LEDs in place of what is there? Don't go too dim though or the "tripple trip" floor steps may become an issue
  12. Sadly I have a rather lower opinion of the DVLA and I am still waiting for a decision on a problem they caused back in February. Covid or no Covid, it is simply common courtesy to respond, if only by telephone or email, yet despite several tracked letters, emails and phone calls to them, I am still waiting! Grrr!
  13. Thanks very much for letting us know of your safe return Rob. That is good to read. Gordon.
  14. I wish you a safe journey then Rob All the best, Gordon
  15. This is proof if ever it were needed, that the designers have not fully thought it through - or dare I say - used their own products? Many caravanners and motorhomers find this kind of niggle and when pointed out to the dealers, it may be acted upon for future designs, unfortunately from experience, once one problem is resolved then the designers inevitably introduce another problem for the following year.
  16. If you only want to stop briefly there are a number of pull ins along the D940 between Calais and Boulogne. For example "Pointe aux Oies at Wimereux" that's used as a car park during the daytime, but often MHs stop overnight - but there are no facilities and you have to be wary of the low stone walls. It used also to be possible to stay at the end of "Rue de la Mer" at Escalles" but I have a vague recollection that stopping overnight is no longer permitted. Just north of Sangatte there is a small pull in by the road to Sangatte beach that's safe now that the asylum seekers camp has closed - th
  17. Hi, I cannot recommend a stopover near Lens but we have stayed a number of times at Camping La Bien-Assise at Guînes (just south of the tunnel) both as a stopover when en route to / from further afield, and also to stay for longer. I hope that helps. Gordon
  18. We have had small waste bins attached to the access door of a number of caravans however we found this not to be the most convenient location, particularly on warm days, when the door is held open. As a consequence on our MH we now use a free standing waste bin as there is a convenient location near to the kitchen area. On my in law's camper a waste bin was kept between the two seats of the cab area. Gordon.
  19. Welcome to Motorhome Talk Ella. I've already completed your survey via our sister site Caravan Talk so I shouldn't do it again. Gordon
  20. Hi, welcome to MT forum. A number of members do have / have had Autographs so while I cannot help myself specifically with your model MH, hopefully one of the owners may have some ideas for you. Gordon.
  21. To be honest David, staying on a site is probably no worse than sitting in the rear garden at home but just staying on a campsite IMO does not constitute a true holiday, as like you, we like to get out and visit any local attractions, and unfortunately that at the moment remains something of an unknown quantity.
  22. That sounds like a worrying situation Steve. One or two members here have Autographs, so hopefully they'll be able to cast some light on your problem regarding the door window. In the meantime, I welcome you to "Motorhome Talk" and hope you soon get a more helpful response than I'm able to offer. Gordon.
  23. Need to get both MH and toad serviced before venturing forth - phone calls planned for tomorrow to address that - then we'll have to see how things are in areas we'd like to visit!
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