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Hi John and Barbara,
So sorry we will not see you in Car Colston.
Love and best wishes to you both and hoping Barbara has a speedy recovery.
Christine and Dave
Hi Peter and Jacqueline,
Consider it done.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Hello again Gail and David,
On a previous Hobby our dog decided to chase something (rabbit or squirrel) external to the motorhome, ignoring the fact that the fixed fly screen was closed. It did repair but never looked right, hence the current voile.
Hello Gail and David,
Welcome to the forum.
By hab door blind, I am assuming that you mean a fly screen.
I have seen numerous ‘barrel shaped’ Hobbys which have either been factory or retro fitted with a sliding fly screen. One member who I contact regularly, retro fitted his own fly screen, Fiamma as I recall, but he does admit that it was a very fiddly job.
On both of our previous ‘barrel shaped’ Hobbys my own solution was to purchase a suitable length of black voile, hung from an extending spring loaded net rod and weighted down at the bottom with a charity shop pearl type necklace, sewn into a hem.
Hi Brian and Denise,
Many thanks for your positive response. It is really appreciated and encouraging.
It is support like yours that keeps us keen to have as many events as possible, and yes, those who have not been yet don’t know what they are missing.
Looking forward to seeing you again at Aberystwyth.
Welcome to the forum.
We have experienced this once before which was cured by opening the drain tap and holding a garden hose over the outlet, forcing fresh water in which cleared the blockage. We think it was simply an accumulation of potato scrapings and crud which had blocked the small diameter outlet. Be ready with a bucket or something similar to catch what will be foul smelling liquid and lumpy stuff.May 7, 2018 at 7:55 pm in reply to: 2018 – Summer Rally – Malvern Show – 16th to 20th August #4812
Just booked via the Out & About Live website for the full duration.
Has anyone any suggestions where we could move onto on the Monday (other than work) as it would be ideal to make at least a fortnight of it, starting with Aberystwyth.
Dave (signed in as Christine)April 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm in reply to: 2018 – Christmas Rally – Rowsley – 5th to 12th December #4783
Our pre-Christmas Meet will for this the second time, take place at the Grouse and Claret Hotel and Caravan Park, Rowsley, Derbyshire.
Those of you who attended in December 2016 will remember we had a great time and that the hotel was an ideal place to gather for a natter in the evenings.
The management are very happy to see us again and have stated that the Christmas Fayre meal will be a similar menu and price to 2016, the finer detail of which will be decided by the brewery Marstons, late July.
Provisional booking of 20 or their total 21 pitches has been confirmed. The camping fee this year will be:
£120.00 per pitch for 7 nights
£110.00 ” ” ” 6 nights
£100.00 ” ” ” 5 nights
Short stays of less than 4 nights will be the normal price of £22.00 Sunday to Thursday and £25.00 Friday and Saturday. This does include electric hookup.
As it will be very near to Christmas, the proximity to Matlock, Buxton and Bakewell provides plenty of retail therapy to all you frantic Christmas shoppers, but of course the Peak Village retail outlet is only a short stroll across the hotel car park. How convenient is that ???
A public walkway nearby provides a lovely route into Matlock be it on foot or bike, about 6 miles, but the bus route goes straight past the hotel, so don’t worry about the return journey. There are regular bus services to many other destinations.
Although we are still in the early stages of 2018 it will be so helpful to have some indication of your interest in the festive fun this December.
It is not necessary to contact the venue, simply post here on the forum within this topic so that I can keep abreast of numbers.
Hi Jean and Mike,
There is no rush to specify the dates that you intend to be on site, simply come and go as you please, although an indication as soon as possible from all those proposing to attend would be helpful in prearranging the catering for the post AGM buffet.
News to follow shortly about a fabulous venue for al follow-on meet, moving directly on from Carsington Water on the morning of Wednesday 11th July.
Hi Brian and Denise
If the fridge is OK on both gas and 12 volts (whilst travelling) and only trips the electrics, either the circuit breaker or RCD, when switched to mains 230 volts, then it can only be one thing that is causing the problem.
There are two heating elements inserted within the heating coil at different places that come into play when not on gas. A 12 volt heating element which is powered only when the engine is running and a 230 volt heating element that is powered when plugged into the mains. I suspect that the 230 volt heating element is at fault. If it trips a single miniature circuit breaker (MCB) then it has a short circuit and is causing an overload. If it trips the main RCD, thereby switching off all 230 volt power, then it has developed a fault where there is a leakage to earth. This leakage to earth needs only to be minute to cause this particular fault. It is similar to a human being in contact with a live part and the path to earth being through the body. In this instance the RCD is performing as designed, to preserve life by limiting the current to a maximum of 30 milliamps for a prescribed period of time (max 30 milliseconds) and switching off the incoming power.
Either of the above scenarios would mean that the 230 volt heating element requires replacement. It is not a difficult job to replace either element but does mean complete removal of the fridge / freezer which also entails disconnecting the gas supply to the fridge / freezer.
Obviously, any work on gas should be entrusted to qualified person.
Dave (signed in as Christine)
For the benefit of Michael and Linda, plus anyone else proposing to join us at Carsington Water, the site is called Uppertown Farm DE6 1NR which is located to the left of the arrowhead signed B5035 on the attached map. We will be on pitches belonging to Uppertown Farm exclusive to our club during the stay, which is on the opposite side of the road to the farm, so to the right of the arrowhead, directly above and overlooking Carsington Water.
Ordered one tin to which postage was added.
On enquiring with courier, apparently it disappeared into thin air.February 25, 2018 at 6:04 pm in reply to: 2018 – Summer Rally – Malvern Show – 16th to 20th August #4714
Hello Nick and Ruth,
In answer to your question and for the benefit of other members, yes you do have to book as an individual on the Out & About Live website.
For Malvern only, select Club Camping and in the drop down list we are listed as Hobby OC.
As Maureen has stated earlier, when asked for club membership number, simply entering 0 (zero) or indeed N/A will suffice.
For all other Warners shows throughout 2018 where we are not currently planned to make an appearance as a club, it would be necessary to book into another camping area such as General Camping.
Dave (signed in as Christine)
Brilliant job well done.
Something there for everyone.
I will update the meets section, an area that is also to visible to visitors (potential new members), in the next few days.
Dave (signed in as Christine)
Many thanks to Peter and Christine for arranging what proved to be a brilliant pre Christmas meet. The site was perfect, the facilities were impeccable and the meal was excellent. As usual, this meet did have a nod towards good fun, a tipple or two and even a surprise quiz. I have to agree with Jim below that the best team won namely OCWAR (Of course we are right).
Despite the concerns of friends to the north of us in County Durham who suspected we would need digging out, we saw no more than 1mm of snow on one morning and no snow at all, from leaving the site to arriving back home in North Yorkshire on Wednesday.
Thanks for that Jim.
Yes we would like to attend for as many days as possible during 9th to 17th August work permitting.
Still unsure about going on to Malvern but am aware of the cut-off date to book. On our part it is that Warners thing, more to follow.
Many thanks for your very informative post.
The venue sounds great and we know from past visits to the area that there is plenty to do and see. The black pudding from a butchers in Matlock is especially nice. Dave thinking of food again !
Almost anytime suits us.
Once again, many thanks.
Fun for all at our June meet in Ambleside.
Thank s to all who made our June meet a very successful one. We were blessed with some really lovely weather – most of the time.
The Friday night supper, games and quiz was again such a laugh, this is a sure way for new members to feel part of the gang and some of us were still socialising until 2 in the morning!!! Well it is a while since we had a meet.
Our A.G.M. on Saturday proved to be “interesting” so too did the visit by John Hindle from Hobby U.K. Some new ideas and plans were hatched on how to promote our club. It goes without saying that the buffet after the A.G.M. was as scrumptious as ever and again saw us fed into Sunday as well.
During our stay in Ambleside the walkers walked, the cruisers cruised, the shoppers shopped. Dave and I went all the way to Ulverston to buy their local Flookburgh new potatoes, which beat all others for flavour in our opinion.
John, Kenn and Keith entertained us with their music, they get better every year. ”Britain’s got Talent” is missing out.
The week passed so quickly that the Plonker of the week Award failed to be awarded to anyone, but a few candidates surely could have been, including me for a start, I dropped the hot oven shelf onto a new fitted carpet in the van.
John A searched his van high and low for his phone, when he rang it from Barbara’s phone he found it in the bathroom – (under the soap perhaps)
Ed specially bought a Cumbrian flag for the occasion, but mysteriously it turned upside down overnight and it actually rained until he turned it back correctly then the sun came out.
However I think the “Plonker of the week Award could still be earned by Kenn and Sue who set off home on Tuesday without paying their camping fees. When Jean rang Sue en route to tell them of their faux pas we heard from the driver’s seat a dismayed Kenn exclaiming “Oh s* * t”
Not to worry, we know where you live!!!
We hope to see you and more new faces next June 2017, same venue, for more fun filled Hobbying.
Next stop, The Uke Fest at Warwick Racecourse, BE THERE!
Come on you lot. YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU.
Surely we can generate more enthusiasm for these two national shows ?
As Maureen quite correctly states at the head of this topic, the closing date to secure our own dedicated Hobby camping area for Malvern Show is Wednesday 27th July.
What has not been stated is that we need at least 5 vans to be booked prior to that date to secure our own dedicated Hobby camping area.
As of today there are only 3 names on here.
It is possible that some members have already booked direct with Warners without expressing an interest on here. Maureen may know the answer to that but we have just received our tickets for Malvern Show in the post this morning and disappointingly, they would suggest that presently, we are booked to camp in the general camping area.
I believe the image of our club that we were able to portray in our dedicated Hobby area last year at both these shows was of great benefit to our club.
There were other Hobby owners at both shows who joined, if not there and then, certainly very shortly afterwards.
For your information, in another post on here, Tony and JC have provisionally arranged for us to have a meet at a nearby campsite (less than one mile from the showground) both pre and post the show. We shall definitely be going there as for us it makes the journey to Malvern much more worthwhile. We would hope to stay in the area as long as possible.
Maureen, is it possible to also specify within this topic, the closing date for Lincoln show that would guarantee, numbers allowing, our own dedicated Hobby camping area at that show ?
We (Dave and I) may be able to arrange a pre and / or post meet for Lincoln Show if there is enough interest.
Further to our telephone conversation, we can confirm that we would like to join you there, both pre and post Malvern Show.
We have been to this site before with the club and really enjoyed it. As you, JC and many others will remember, it was here that Skip found his water wings, to his surprise I should add.
Please reserve us a slot.
Update on the last paragraph in my post above.
It has just been reported tonight on the North East news that there will be a grand reopening ceremony, tomorrow Wednesday 11th May of the newly repaired A591, the route from Ambleside to Keswick and the West.
Here is some useful information to those of you who don’t know the area yet. Transport at this venue is not necessary, it is a short walk into the town centre and a bus service is available adjacent to the venue. It is only a short stroll to board the steamer for a trip on Lake Windermere. http://www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk/cruises-fares
For general info from Lake District National Park http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk
Sunday 19th June – Chantry Classis Vehicles Show, Grassmere sports field 10.30 am to 4.40 pm.
Monday 20th June – Lacemaking demo Fairfield Mill, Sedburgh LA10 5LW 10.30 am to 5.00 pm.
Tuesday 21st to 25th June – Half a sixpence musical, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal LA9 4HE 7.00 pm.
Tackle Scafell or Helvellyn, or take a Wainwrights’ Walk, but you may need to take his 7 volumes of “A pictorial guide to the Lakeland Fells” with you. If you’d rather have a guided walk then there are many to be found on the web.
Grasmere Gingerbread – A local delicacy may tickle your tastebuds, and then why not visit the nearby garden centre for a coffee?
Another Lakeland sweet treat is at Cartmel, the home of the deliciously famous Sticky Toffee Pudding. http://www.cartmelvillageshop.co.uk Take some home for friends and family. Combine your trip to Cartmel with a visit to Holker Hall. http://www.holker.co.uk/
Other grand houses include Brockhole House with its Tree Top Trek, between Ambleside and Bowness also Hutton in the Forest. http://www.hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk
Take a picnic to Winlatter Forest and Visitor Centre, Keswick.
If you need to wet your whistle in Keswick, try a brewery tour. Keswick breweries will be glad to show you around http://www.keswickbrewery.co.uk or over in Cockermouth, Jennings Brewery http://www.jenningsbrewery.co.uk/tours
Important: Navigating to either Keswick or Cockermouth may be subject to a diversion due to ongoing road repairs. Check with Ed or Vera regarding current situation or check online.
Hi Ian and Shellie,
For your benefit and the benefit of other members, there is no restriction on arrival and departure times.
If travelling from Prestatyn, leave the main road and enter the drive, signposted Four Winds Campsite and Abandoned Animal Association, straight up the drive past the animal sanctuary, next right through the open gate into the field.
There will be Orange Hobby signs at the entrance to and further along the drive.
We are in the second field, straight ahead after entering the gate.
So as to avoid confusion, the change of venue mentioned above only refers to our Saturday get-together meal.
There is no change to the site venue.
Here is a link to the chosen pub’s lunchtime menu.
Hopefully there is something on here to suit all tastes, but more importantly (Dave), working men’s portions.
I will print enough menus and bring them with me to circulate on site.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
If it is a rocker switch with centre off at rest which I am nearly sure it is there will be power on the centre contact(s) (spade connectors)
If it has 3 connections then the centre contact will be +ve
If it has 6 connections then the centre pair of contacts will be +ve and -ve.
Negative -ve is normally identified on a European vehicle by a white cable. The positive could be any colour, even black, which can be confusing.
I am confused how you can identify power on the upper switches but not this one. It is either there or not. Was it the number of cables that put you off ? Be assured, the incoming power would be on the centre contact(s) of such a switch.
The power to the switch is permanent and is from the habitation battery, regardless of whether the control panel is on or off.
Yes there is a relay which is inside the bottom fridge vent, the power to that relay is applied to both the relay and the fridge when the engine starts, which has the effect of retracting the step automatically and also powers the fridge for 12 volt operation if and when required.
If you can identify positive +ve at the centre of the switch, it would be OK to apply a temporary +ve to check the operation of the step. If that works, you have lost the positive feed, either by fuse or loose / broken connection.
I very much doubt if handbrake adjustment could interfere with the wiring as it will almost definitely be between the two floors, although the output from the rocker switch to the step does go through the lower floor but nowhere near the handbrake adjustment.
I may be able to dig out the wiring diagram which shows the cable colours and where the +ve feed comes from if necessary.
If all else fails, use an upturned milk crate till you get to Prestatyn.