Sunday, 28 November 2010

-15 centigrade overnight

A propane gas grill in the snow in Iceland.Image via WikipediaI have been to a local caravan club site to remove a damaged motormover. The wardens were busy trying to get water flowing in frozen taps. The temperature was down to -15 overnight and a lot of visitors were having water problems. Its worth draining down overnight, bring in your pump and leave the heating running.

Another customer asked me if I had a propane regulator as he was trying to use butane. Butane is no use in cold weather at all, it stops vapourising and just will not work when you get down to frosty conditions. Do yourself a favour and move over to propane

Yesterday was very frightening, even with a 4x4 I was sliding backwards on a slight incline. I had to head for the curb to stop sliding in to parked cars.
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Saturday, 27 November 2010

-3

Well its -3 here in sunny Derbyshire. Two jobs done today, the first was a revisit to sort out a combi boiler in a motorhome and the second to remove a broken boiler drain plug. This morning went well but this afternoon the roads have become like a skating rink. It was very dangerous on the road and I was glad to get home.
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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

MCEA Quality Standard Audit.

Well I have just got home after my MCEA Quality Standard Audit. Its been a very tiring day but enjoyable. Its good to meet up with colleagues and learn from each other. A good day.
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Friday, 19 November 2010

AlKo

I have just come back from a course at AlKo's UK base near Coventry, It was a really good course run by people that understand what engineers want and need. Great day thank you AlKo.

I was also nice to catch up with other MCEA engineers that I have been on courses with before. Its not very often that we get together so it was nice to catch up.
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Sunday, 14 November 2010

Damp van

Remembrance Sunday - crosses in church yardImage via Wikipedia
I went out this morning to check a caravan for some friends. The van was very tidy, great spec but a bit green - it needed a good wash. My first check in all of these cases is a damp check and low and behold it was damp, 60 to 80% in places and 30% in others. What looked like a good buy would have been a money pit so my friends had a narrow escape.


I was close to a large market town and it's Remembrance Sunday in the UK. It was good to see so many people taking part in acts of remembrance and to see a formation of aircraft overfly at 11 o'clock. It makes you think and be grateful to those that have died serving their country.
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Sunday, 7 November 2010

People

ApfelkuchenImage via WikipediaI have decided the reason that I enjoy this job so much is the people that I meet. Yesterday I went out to service a caravan on a customers driveway and met a really lovely couple who fed me tea every hour and even offered me a bacon sandwich. They were interesting to talk to and took an interest in what I was doing without getting under my feet. From there I went to see a customer who I have done a few bits and pieces for over the last year. I was there to winterise their caravan and show them what to do for next year. I got there to be offered apple cake and tea - its a hard life! Then off to a local camp site to collect a charger that I had leant to a customer, had a nice chat to the guy in reception, collected my charger and off home for a hot shower.. oh and did I say the sun shone all day long and its November. What a nice day.
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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Travel around Derbyshire

Unofficial flag of Derbyshire. Image created b...I regularly get calls from people and they are very surprised that I travel out to my customers. If your in the Peak District, Chesterfield, Alfreton, Derby, Matlock, Ripley, Ambergate or Ashbourne then yes I come to you. Take a look at my web site and you will see a map of my coverage area.
Not only do I come out to service your caravan or motorhome but I will come out to you on site if something stops working or breaks. So if your holidaying in Derbyshire and something goes wrong then please ring me.
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