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Vagophile

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You are right, its getting to the point where I feel its absolutely pointless responding to anyones post for fear of upsetting a snowflake.

Nearly everyone in the club is, or has been employed doing something or other in their lives. Many are involved in employment where high levels of skill and knowledge are required. In some cases the safety of others relies on their knowledge. Often it is second nature to comment on something relevant to the experience of the poster, e.g. the suitability of a jack, or as in this case, the quality of an electrical installation.
While I have been a member, I have benefitted from the experience of others on topics ranging from taxation to choice of diesel. Long may it continue
If I saw a ladder being used improperly whilst I was passing, I would comment, even at the risk of taking abuse, because I know what can happen. I think I would be irresponsible not to.
I appreciate that points could perhaps be made less forcibly, but, let's face it, we're all consenting adults if we actively contribute.

Admin - could you please delete my account, the snowflakes have won
Don't take umbrage, your contributions are usually sensible and well balanced.

Admin - could you please delete my account, the snowflakes have won
In the real world, we all face situations where the utmost tact and diplomacy is required to achieve a resolution, in other cases, firing a few FFFs gets the result. I'm not taking sides, but....
 
Calimili

Calimili

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Lake Starnberg / Frankfurt
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T6 Ocean 150 4Motion
I appreciate that points could perhaps be made less forcibly, but, let's face it, we're all consenting adults if we actively contribute.
I have to agree. I think the installation of the socket-cable as room for improvement. I am no electrician myself. The benefit here, somebody is pointing out , why that could be a hazard. This should be a benefit to kurienp. I.e. advice: upgrade the cable, otherwise excellent idea.
It would be wrong, in my opinion, to say "Job well done", even though we know there is a potential flow..
 
66tim99

66tim99

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Any "Brexit" problems, e.g. VAT charges, courier charges?
No problems, delivered in 6 days ... but €22 shipping was a bit steep. I wonder if ‘via vast tarief’ includes a (vast!) tax/tariff...
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subthree

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England
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T6.1 Ocean 150
i wired up my whole garage myself. 2 way lighting. armoured cable. 5 double sockets. camping plug for charging the van. anyone want to see some pics ? andyinluton ? i can take it
Show and tell! We need pictures!
 
Dodge1311

Dodge1311

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Morpeth, Northumberland
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T6.1 Ocean 204
Show and tell! We need pictures!
What's the benefit of actually having a campaign socket to plug into at home? I have a charging cable with a domestic plug on, that's plugs into a socket in the garage, i have always used for charging the caravan up. Is their a specific need to switch to a permanent camping socket type in my garage or is it only for outside use?
 
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kurienp

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Newbury, Berkshire, UK
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T6 Ocean 204 4Motion
I use one of these in my garage then my 15m hook up cable. I also have European 2pin to CEE socket connection.

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@Vagophile , I have one of those too and that is how I used to do it, but access to the internal socket was challenging to say the least as the socket is in the shed and each time I had to do a yoga pose to get to the cable and then pull it and plug it into the socket. (and now you know I am not a big fan of Yoga) :upsidedown :D;)

What's the benefit of actually having a campaign socket to plug into at home? I have a charging cable with a domestic plug on, that's plugs into a socket in the garage, i have always used for charging the caravan up. Is their a specific need to switch to a permanent camping socket type in my garage or is it only for outside use?

@Dodge1311 , my first thought was to just use a standard waterproof socket, but based on how I store things in the van, it was much easier for me to grab the standard cable, and so this made things easier.

Another secret reason - thankfully my wife is not on this forum - :D;) - if it was a standard waterproof socket, she would use that for Christmas lights all over the outside wall. This way I can tell her that her Christmas lights are not compatible :D:bananadance2and that this is a camping socket :D
 
flying banana

flying banana

T6 Ocean 204ps manual
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doncaster
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Here you go sub three. And dodge, theres no benefit really over the 3 pin converter. I had it laying around spare so fitted it whilst wiring up the garage. Keeps the other sockets free for my beer fridge a d Hoover.

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Perfectos

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Is that summer air stored on the Robinson juice bottle ? Not a wise thing to do with the correct apparatus to ensure it isn’t mistaken for winter air :Iamsorry
 
flying banana

flying banana

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And that SWA clipping looks like the Big Dipper at Blackpool :talktothehand:D
Wise man always allows plenty of extra cable free for future problems or additions. Hence the big dipper.
 

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