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Post by Juliejuel on Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:32 pm

Hi I am about to purchase my very first MH which is a Neuvo ek I've never used  a my before so could do with some advice please. 
Can I use a normal domestic type TV or should I buy a special type? 
What about other household appliances? 
I'd appreciate any advice 
Thanks 
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Post by Paulmold on Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:46 pm

As long as you are on electric hook-up you can use a domestic TV. If you want to survive on battery power you will need a TV that runs on 12v. When on hook-up you can use any domestic appliance as long as the total amperage does not exceed the rating of the hook-up. Most (certainly not all) hook-ups in the UK are 16amp which means 16 x 220v = 3520 watts.  That is the maximum. If the hook-up is only rated at 10amp you can only use a maximum of 2200 watts. Your fridge and water heater which are probably on all the time (they will cut out when temperature is reached but don't take that into account) will eat into that allowance. A domestic kettle will use between 2000 and 3000 watt so buy a low-wattage kettle. There are lots of things to take into account so look at what you think you might need, add up the wattages to see if you can use them.

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Post by jimthefish on Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:59 pm

Hi Juels, had a Nuevo for 10 years and never had a problem with the electric supply. We take all our household appliances including a 19" TV out of the bedroom). We purchased a small kettle (3 cups) and use that the large kettles take ages to boil.
 The single electric hob ring on the Nuevo is useful and use it all the time to save gas, we have only used 3 bottles of gas in 10 years of holidays.
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Post by Juliejuel on Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:09 pm

Thank you for that advice I didn't realise it was so complicated I'm glad I asked  
I think I have a lot to learn about motorhoming. But I'm excited about picking mine up on 6th December from the person selling it.  
I'll get a suitable kettle but will try my 19inch TV before buying a " special" one. 
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Post by mikethebike on Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:00 pm

Hi .The complications come when you try to pick up a signal.

Do not buy another TV yet. Its not as easy as it is at home with a roof aerial to pick up a signal.
The power supply is OK ,You just do not try to have all on at the same time. You may only find you have 2 plugs anyway.
If you occidentally overload, the supply will trip out.
Happy Camping.

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Post by Pete Taylor on Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:29 pm

Many sites have a TV aerial socket on the post where you connect the electric hook-up. You can get a 25mtr aerial extension cable from e-bay for about £6, or a bit dearer from camping shops. We just poke ours in through a window, you might find that your van has an external aerial socket though.
Expect to have to re-tune the TV every time you change location (so it's best to find out how to do this before you leave home!).

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Post by Juliejuel on Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:11 pm

Thank you I appreciate all the advice. 
Apart from TV I have a lot to learn about motorhoming
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Post by inspiredron on Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:01 am

Don't forget to take the remote control. Often you cannot retune without it!

You may find that different European countries use different frequency bands/groupings. Our Avtex caravan TV demands to know what country we are in before it will even think about retuning and I think  recall seeing VHF bands used in France as well as UHF.

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Post by mikethebike on Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:24 am

Hi Ron, I have dumped TV in the van. I take DVD's. What is worth watching in Spain?
I prefer cards to TV. hugegrins

Its personal of course .

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Post by Juliejuel on Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:39 am

Sounds like DVDs are the best idea. Or of course a good way of relaxing is just to sit and chat ......or maybe I could learn to play cards too
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Post by inspiredron on Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:31 am

mikethebike wrote:Hi Ron, I have dumped TV in the van. I take DVD's. What is worth watching in Spain?
I prefer cards to TV. hugegrins

Its personal of course .

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We carry it for weather forecast when we don't have wifi. In September we forgot R/C - left in kitchen at home - hence my post!

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Post by Claytaa on Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:44 pm

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Post by mikethebike on Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:45 pm

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