"Thank you all for the sympathetic messages. Pleased to report - problem solved. Returned to Oaktree Motorhomes this afternoon and they sorted the issue in about 2 minutes. As well as the 50A fuse on the leisure battery supply there is an anciliary one next to it - 2A - it had blown. View of the technician - a 2A fuse is somewhat small and he replaced it with a 3A - even that seems a low ampage to me - but I am not an electrician. Anyway, van fully functional and we are heading off tomorrow for two nights to get our heads around all the new systems. I have to say - hats off to everyone at Oaktree Motorhomes - they have been a pleasure to deal with from start to finish."
|A sunny day at last - a week ago we were snowed-in for two days|
Winter has returned with 4° overcast mornings and intermittent drizzle. The good news is - we worked out how to control the dual fuel heating system; it is better than the basic gas boiler on the previous van and will keep us snug and warm when travelling in southern Europe during the winter months. We have tested everything else and it all works fine.
|Then back to wintry grey|
|The first of many 'new van hero shots'|
|We like Bertie - lower profile - more aero-dynamic, improved fuel efficiency.|
|Leather upholstery - posh!|
|Very British - arcane club rules to keep order and maintain social niceties - designed specifically to flummox foreigners.|
|One nice thing - it's week one of the Easter hols - lots of excited kids scooting about on bikes - great to see.|
|Trees leafless, paths - s a quagmire.|
|Another strange site sight - scarecrows nailed to trees - are we unbelievers going to be sacrificed tonight in some esoteric club members ritual?|
|England outside, Italy on the table....|