Friday, 26 February 2010

NEC Show Birmingham

I'm back from a full day on the MCEA stand at the NEC. What a great show, it was so busy and there has been huge interest in the MCEA and our services. We have been showing our new range of motormovers from Royal (a Unipart brand) and the response has been very good.

There was a lot of interest in servicing and our new breakdown service Club MCEA.

A great show and I look forward to seeing you at the October show.
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Monday, 15 February 2010

Another busy weekend

Its been a busy weekend with both planned work and call outs. I guess that spring is here and everyone is unpacking their caravans and motorhomes and getting ready for summer. Certainly the sites I visited were busy if a little muddy in places. It always seems to be something different but I'm getting my share of water pump problems this year - I don't know why, could it be the very cold winter that's caused it?

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Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Phone Calls

Several mobile phonesImage via Wikipedia
I arrived home quite late last night as I had a call out just as I was finishing for the day. When I got home I had five missed calls from different people. It was interesting that they didn't then ring my mobile phone or leave a message. I wonder why this is, surely if your calling a mobile engineer then there is a good chance that they will be out and a call to their mobile is likely to get a response....
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Sunday, 7 February 2010


Image via Wikipedia
Caravan, Netherlands 2005Its starting to feel like spring is in the air once more. Winter has been difficult for servicing motorhomes and caravans but things are picking up again. If you want your vehicle servicing this spring then you need to be calling your engineer to book a space as the diary really starts to fill up now. People are starting to get their vans out of storage and thinking about their first trip away. Do yourself a favour and fill up with water, plug in and check that everything works, please don't leave it until the day before you go away.

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Monday, 1 February 2010

Cold weather and gas

I have written about gas use in this cold weather before and I think that its worth going over again.

Butane burns hotter than propane but at these very cold temperatures it starts to go waxy and it can't vapourise. That means that your gas pressure falls and your appliances start to fail.

If your going out in your caravan or motorhome in the winter then you need to swap your cylinders to propane (calor red).
A Class A motorhome with slide-out extended floorsImage via Wikipedia

Its a simple job for an engineer to come out and make the conversion. The hose is cheap and you can swap your butane cylinders for propane at your gas dealers.

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