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Post by bnelson on Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:08 pm

The day has finally arrived - we bought our Nuevo back in November and it has sat on the drive ever since, apart from the odd run out. So tonight, when hubby gets home from work, we are heading 20 miles to North Yorkshire to stay in the grounds of a remote pub near the Ribblehead Viaduct (think Jericho).   We will have elecric hook up but nothing else. We need to practice before we head over to France in a months time.  Its snowing, raining and windy !!  wish us luck!

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Post by Paul 300358 on Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:19 pm

It sounds idea, if all else fails or you have forgotten something you can always nip home!  I hope that you have a brilliant weekend.
It may be a tad nippy to do the three peaks though.

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Post by Gromit on Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:36 pm

Who needs luck when you have a Nuevo!! up!

Have fun in the snow.

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P.S. If you do OK in Britain you will find France a doddle. It's so much more motorhome friendly.

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:09 pm

Hope you have a nice weekend and don't get snowed in, if you do, have a nice weekend in the pub. My kind of weekend.
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Post by bnelson on Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:22 pm

We had a great first trip, and experienced all the elements with a little snow this morning. Had a couple of hiccups! I turned the valve for the water heater slightly lower than horizontal and then realised we were draining all the water when we put the pump on.  We havn't quite got the heating right for overnight (-3 degrees outside), we were either blowing out cold air or too warm.  The site was at the Old Hill Inn, Ingleton - The scenery was beautiful and we had a super meal also.
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Post by Paulmold on Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:00 pm

Glad your first trip went reasonably well. For overnight we do not have the heater fan on, just rely on the heater alone, even drop it down to just the 1000w output.. If you haven't got hook up then don't use the fan anyway as it runs off the habitation battery and will soon deaden it.

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Post by bnelson on Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:22 pm

Thanks Paul - one other thing - how do you know when your waste water tank is full.  We realised something wasnt right when water wouldnt go down the sink.  Is that your only guide?    Also when checking how much water you have on the dial - the pointer shoots across then slowly falls back.  It dosnt stay put as your pressing, is that right?
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Post by Paulmold on Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:46 pm

Our fresh water guage is rather hit and miss, when full it never shows more than 3/4 full but stays steady. As the level drops it goes to 3/4 and then drops after a few seconds to 1/2  and then to 1/4 .When down to 1/4 I refill, not worth the aggro from the boss if the water runs out in the middle of a shower or hair wash. As you've found out there is no guage on the waste tank. We always use a wheeled waste tank under the drain tap and that is easy to see when it needs emptying otherwise you will have to judge when tank needs emptying, remembering your fresh tank holds 13 gallon but your waste tank only 9 gallons.

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Post by bnelson on Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:10 pm

Thanks again - dont think we will get another chance to practice before we head for France 4th April - unless we camp on the drive!
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