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    Romahome R25

    Bought our very first motor home (Romahome R25 2011) last week and having problems finding a drive-away awning that is compatible with our model. Anyone out there who can help? We live in the Greater Manchester area and if anyone could suggest a dealer that would be a real bonus. THANKYOU ROMAHOMERS!!
    Last edited by nabbsway; 04-06-2012, 12:48. Reason: Not sure whether I did it right or not!

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    hi

    hi welcome to the site u find some one come along sone but most are away this week end hope u like it get out and a bout a lot tom denise north yorks

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      #3
      Hi, we have an R25, and are in Greater Manchester too (Pennines side), we'll look out for you

      Re awnings, many folk on here use the Movelight square and I'm sure will be along soon to help you. We have an Easy Camp tent annexe which is quick to put up, and we can place where it's most convenient. We had a driveway awning for our previous R20, but it made the length of the unit very long, and this would be even more so with the R25, making it a very tight fit on a standard pitch, which seem to be designed for caravans with an awning on the side.

      We also have a Fiamma wind out awning fitted on one side of the R25, and find it a very useful addition.

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        #4
        Welcome, I hope you are having fun in your new R25. We have an excellent dealer here in the South West, Ant of Avon motorhomes. Many people find him so good they combine a service with a holiday here in the South West. But is Richard Baldwin anywhere near you? he is a dealer in the North although he maybe situated on the East coast not sure.

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          #5
          Welcome Nabbsway, another R25 owner here. Had ours for 2 years but never bothered with an awning, too much hassle erecting and dismantling especially in the lousy weather we have been having. Any questions fire away, there are a few of us on this site.

          Tony Anchorman

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            #6
            Hello and welcome Nabbsway

            Happy travelling
            Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see :)

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              #7
              HI Nabbsway and welcome.
              derek b and Babs

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                #8
                Hello and welcome from me too! Ask all the questions you like,Someone will have the answers!
                Young men sow wild oats.Old men grow sage.

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                  #9
                  Awning or not?

                  Originally posted by anchorman View Post
                  Welcome Nabbsway, another R25 owner here. Had ours for 2 years but never bothered with an awning, too much hassle erecting and dismantling especially in the lousy weather we have been having. Any questions fire away, there are a few of us on this site.

                  Tony Anchorman
                  Many thanks for info. As complete novices (!!) if we do not have a drive away awning how can we be sure that our plot will still be ours when we return from a day out?! Is it necessary to leave a free standing tent on the pitch? We intend travelling around France later on this year so would appreciate any further suggestions for our first trip. Thank you

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by nabbsway View Post
                    Many thanks for info. As complete novices (!!) if we do not have a drive away awning how can we be sure that our plot will still be ours when we return from a day out?! Is it necessary to leave a free standing tent on the pitch? We intend travelling around France later on this year so would appreciate any further suggestions for our first trip. Thank you
                    My aunt and uncle, when they were motorhoming, carried a small wooden sign to hammer in when they left their pitch, to show it was occupied and they were coming back. I can't remember what it said, but probably 'occupied' and your vehicle reg number would do the trick.

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                      #11
                      Hi Nabbsway and welcome,
                      Three things you need to keep yourselves electrically safe in France are: a plug for the 13amp socket which shows if you are connected to a site with reverse polarity; a reverse polarity short connection that will fit to your electric cable; a short lead that has a French two pin plug on one end and fits on your existing electrical cable at the other end. Reverse polarity is very common in France and all the above should be available at a good camping and caravan shop or on the internet. And I would hate to be without a satnav as French roads can have up to three different numbers for the same stretch, and road signs do not generally have the number on anyway.
                      For a good roundup of the whole subject have a look at the Small Motorhome website , click at top of page. We are off again next week, love it.
                      Colin

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                        #12
                        Hello Nabbsway

                        Welcome to the forum.

                        As Colin says we have a couple of pages on the website for first time campers in France plus lots of other information. Have a look here http://smallmotorhome.co.uk/campingi...rivinginfrance

                        You can get pitch reserved signs like these http://www.savaspace.co.uk/pitch-reserved-signs.htm

                        Or you could make your own, some people just leave their step or chairs out to mark their pitch but best to only do that if you are confident that they won't get stolen.
                        Graham
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by nabbsway View Post
                          Many thanks for info. As complete novices (!!) if we do not have a drive away awning how can we be sure that our plot will still be ours when we return from a day out?! Is it necessary to leave a free standing tent on the pitch? We intend travelling around France later on this year so would appreciate any further suggestions for our first trip. Thank you
                          We have a spare number plate for the van, which we tie to the pitch number post. If you are a member of the caravan club you can buy a pitch reserve sign at many of their sites.

                          Another suggestion is a small Quechua pop up tent, which takes about 2 seconds to put up and not much more to put away, weighs very little and doesn't take up much space in the van when in its bag. We use one of these when we don't want to take the utility tent. It reserves the pitch, and is useful for storing chairs etc if we don't want to take them in the van when we go off site.

                          RE France - Sat nav is really, really useful. I love driving in France, it is such a pleasure after the crowded roads and motorways in the uk. This love does not extend to Paris I hasten to add!!

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                            #14
                            We have a bright orange builders bucket with the registration number written in permanent marker, when we go out for the day we upend it with a stone on top in the middle of the pitch.
                            derek b and Babs

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                              #15
                              I made a poster with a blown up clip art image of an ugly monster. The sign said, 'BACK SOON'

                              Laminated it and stuck it over to a metal coat hanger that just stuck in the ground.

                              Here is a suitable one:



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