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By keef & annie, Mar 17 2012 12:51PM

Makes it so much easier to wind and unwind those often heavy electric cables and you can set it up so that the motorhome / van / rv end is ready to attach when you arrive reminding you that it is a good idea to attach the van end first.


Plus it means you don't have all that cable hanging around your van that fellow travellers can trip over.


What do you think? Have your say, share your experiences.


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Nov2020

Added a rather worrying image, see the 2nd image, this is what can happen, please be careful and remember to uncoil the whole cable from the cable tidy every time, thanks #justsayin'


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Nov 2020 : Here is what can happen, PLEASE BE CAREFUL!
Nov 2020 : Here is what can happen, PLEASE BE CAREFUL!
cable tidy from eBay
cable tidy from eBay

By keef & annie, Mar 15 2012 12:00PM

Just joined the newly launched website. @ the Caravan Club, how about you?


You may wish to do the same. Some great write-ups recommending good sites in the UK and helpful tips and advice on travelling in europe.


Please coment to join in the discussion on our blog site and share with other motorhome-travels folk on FB social nedia, thanks


Now we have been using it for quite a while to pre book sites we are very pleased, its so easy to use


Just one word of warning if you do book in advance be sure to give them ample warning if you have to cancel as they will still charge, on fair really so they can relet the site to others if need be!


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By keef & annie, Mar 13 2012 09:49AM

Friends of my cousin in the US have been travelling for over 3 years now


There are some great pictures and stories to follow or give you ideas


Why not take a look at RamonaCreel.com you won't be disappointed


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RV Blogs we like No 1
RV Blogs we like No 1

By keef & annie, Mar 13 2012 09:02AM

Came across this by Lonely Planet , Melbourne. See what may be the Top 10 (by 2020 this had vanished BUT there is a new 2021 destinations, maybe try that for ideas?)


Some lovely trips for your RV / Motorhome. We have done some of them already but would love to do them all


What do you think?


Why not share your favourite "route" with us all here, just list it in the comments. In 3 months time I will chose the Top 3 routes as listed by motorhome-travels blog readers.


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Tongarira National Park, North Island, NZ
Tongarira National Park, North Island, NZ

By keef & annie, Mar 12 2012 07:45PM

Just tried this out and was panicky that it may not come off again after fitting. Luckily it did so thought I’d share my experiences, sorry if its already blindingly obvious to many of you but whilst we are ‘experts’ in hiring vans this is the 1st we have ever owned so its precious to us.


Slide the Milenco front cover with top strap over the wheel in a horizontal position, avoiding the wheel arch of the vehicle.


1.Rotate so that the top strap is over the centre of the wheel.

2.Insert the right leg through the right side of the front cover, ensuring the rear leg goes behind the tyre.

3.Insert the key and release the lock by rotating the key 90 degrees clockwise.

4.Insert left leg through the left side of the front cover. (Note: Lower edge of left hand locking plate must insert over right hand locking plate.)

5.Lock wheelclamp by rotating the key 90 degrees anti-clockwise, and then remove your key.


To remove your Milenco wheelclamp insert key and turn 90 degrees clockwise, pull out left leg. Turn key 90 degrees anti-clockwise, remove key, pull out right leg.


IMPORTANT: (From inner label) To remove your milenco wheelclamp rotate key then push legs together

to release locking pins.


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UPDATE: 2020 experience has told ne it is worth oiling the wind coil about once a year, just to keep it from rusting up and locking, I would hate anyone to have to angle grind the lock off, that would be such hard work


Instructions from inside left leg
Instructions from inside left leg

By keef & annie, Mar 11 2012 01:39PM

Are you planning on taking your motorhome to Ireland?


We came across this wonderful site which should help you.


Total Camping Ireland lists information on every Campsite,Campervan,Tent,Caravan Park,Touring Park in Ireland for your Holiday.


So like us go and have a look. We cannot wait to return to the lovely Emerald Isles.


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By keef & annie, Mar 9 2012 03:51PM

A motorhome is a type of self-propelled recreational vehicle or RV which offers living accommodation combined with a vehicle engine. The term motorhome is most commonly used in the UK, United States, Canada,Australia & NZ. They are used for motorhome-travels.


Features


A motorhome comprises sleeping accommodation for between 2 and 8 people. Each sleeping place is called a berth. Each berth is either fixed or converts from another part of the motorhome's interior. A kitchenette area will contain cooking equipment. The type of equipment included differs depending on the motorhome make and model, but generally a kitchenette has an oven, grill, hob and sink. More luxury models may also provide a microwave. A separate washroom will be housed in the motorhome. Each washroom will have a flushing cassette toilet, shower and basin. The cassette toilet sometimes swivels to provide extra room and can be accessed from outside the motorhome for easy emptying. More recent motorhomes will have a separate shower cubicle.


A motorhome will also have a cab area with a driver and passenger seat. These seats often swivel to become part of the living space. A dinette area provides a table and seating space typically used for eating meals. A lounge may also be included, consisting of either a u-shaped sofa located in the rear of the motorhome or a side lounge.


Ambiguity with RV and campervan


Motorhomes can be easily confused with American RVs and campervans. Their term Recreational Vehicle also refers to trailers and other types of leisure vehicle which can be towed or driven.


Campervans are typically smaller than motorhomes and are constructed differently. Whilst campervans are focussed with mobility and low cost, motorhomes have more emphasis on comfort. For example, campervans generally lack built-in toilets and showers, or a divide between the living compartment and the cab. Volkswagen Westfalia Campers are typical campervans.


Source. Description above mostly from the Wikipedia article Motorhome but with some additions by motorhome-travels blog.


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Saw quite a few like this in Australia & New Zealand
Saw quite a few like this in Australia & New Zealand

By keef & annie, Mar 8 2012 09:07AM

Here in the UK we did an enormous amount of research whilst trying to select the right insurance for our Motorhome.


There are lots of factors to consider. price, cover, breakdown assistance, excess, value for money etc etc


We found that many of the normal car insurance companies just don't do cover for motorhomes and you may well have difficulty getting your no claims discount statement from your car insurance company, even though they don't offer the service, as they try to protect what they term 'their business' . You will probably need it as on the basis of your car no claims you are generally given a discretionary 4 or 5 years no claims for Motorhomes.


Anyhow after some extensive research and asking friends & family we would recommend SAFEGUARD


Comparible on price , if not a little cheaper, but the unlimited mileage (many charge by the miles you do in the year and frankly we don't know the answer to that question yet) and AA Eauropean breakdown cover made it right for us.


What do you think or recommend. Have your say in the comments box below.


Lets get a discussion gpoing for the good of all us motorhomers / rv-ers


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By keef & annie, Mar 1 2012 09:32AM

The Snakeliner Presidents Suite could well be that.


It has 969 sq ft (90m²) of living space, plus "The President-Suite", which we’re assuming should be the Presidential Suite but is a victim of poor translation, it is german, measures 18m (59 ft) long and 2.5m (8.2 ft) wide - not including the driver’s cabin. But if that wasn’t big enough, both sides can be extended outward a further 1.125m (3.7ft) to make it 5m (16.4 ft) wide when fully set up.


Enormous but could you drive it? even with your long distance lorry drivers license our guess is maybe!


If you want to see it in more detail read the full article, it was on display at the Dusseldorf show recently.


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Snakeliner President Suite
Snakeliner President Suite

By keef & annie, Feb 28 2012 01:14PM

motorhome-travels now has a community page on Facebook so you can join us there as well and share any of your thoughts to the 300+million people , some of whom other than just us, we would hope are rv/ motorhome enthusiasts, lol!


we will attempt to hook up with all that is best and most useful to motorhome / rv travellers there as well


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