Lin and Wendy go for another trip around Spain
Alex Good was forced to self-isolate in late March and spent 23 days in his Morello. Rather than succumbing to boredom he spent some of the time reading the Morello manual and the manuals of other fitted equipment and then combined them into one comprehensive manual. This is of course…
3.0 litre HDi diesel automatic and has covered 65000 miles.
for sale a 4 year old M type six speed Brompton Black Six Gears M type Handlebars
A novel method for carrying a modern white water kayak.
jjacobs2005 We are only a couple of weeks away from our first trip in our Morello for this season. In the magazines from caravan club and camping and caravan club they say you should flush the water system on motorhomes using proprietary products or bicarbonate of soda. In our previous…
Wanted Murvi Piccolo in excellent condition with FSH and low mileage . I live in south of England so it would be convenient if also located in this region, but prepared to travel for right vehicle. Hope you can help please email in. First instance with details and photos. Many…
Halfords have fuses that glow red when they have blown
Follow Lin Powell and Wendy Palmer (with Lola and Gracie) on their trip through Spain in winter 2018-19.
A collection of posts related to water
Spectrum handheld rechargeable fan. By John Lewis
Summary of Discussions at the Question & Answer sessions held at the Spring meets
Murvi Club members might find our observations and comments -in general about the Ford Transit version and then specifically about the extra high roof – of some help
Brian Marshall sent in this tip: There was a post a while ago on a stainless steel fixed cup holder. I wondered how a removable one might work. Mine fits snugly between the backrest board and window and can be used anywhere along the window space. Ideal for tea in…
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In January 2014 we had abandoned our Morello at the Fiat garage in Malaga, where she had refused to start! Thursday 6th March 2014 Well here we are off to Spain again on an unscheduled trip to check Murvi has been fully repaired. 4 am start to catch 7am flight…
Comfort Motorhome Insurance send this information to one of our members: Over the past 2 months we have seen an increase in thefts of Fiat Motorhomes due to technology available to purchase online, which overrides the manufacturer standard security. Areas specifically targeted are along the A127 within the postal codes of:…
Our events page states: We suggest that members place details of next of kin behind the drivers sun visor where they can be located in the event of illness during a rally Keith Ross has sent a template that he uses as an example:
Christine Flitney writes: I went on a creative writing course and we had to do a children’s story : this was the result. Blue Goes Camping
….when I primed the flush on my Thetford C200 toilet, brown gelatinous debris was pumped out of the water outlet
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My dometic cassette toilet has given recurrent problems with leaking. It can be dismantled and silicon grease applied to the seals which improves matters for a time.
This is a very subjective list that we put together for a friend who was venturing to Spain in his caravan for the first time
how often should the electrolyte be checked in wet leisure batteries?
I was dismayed to find that the screw hole was totally blocked
The Greenwoods have written a handbook explaining how everthing works in the Morello
Webasto videos on how best to use the system and advice on descaling
I am often asked how I get my sea kayak on the roof of my van. Here is a video I’ve made on how it is done.
Muji produce a range of interlocking polypropylene drawers that fit well in the wardrobe of a Morello
Some of you may have seen the letter in the April 2017 MMM magazine about paintwork problems with a couple of Fiat Ducato based campers. The campers in the article were a 2004 and a 2005 Sea Sloop. The photos and the descriptions of the problem rang a very loud…
Never again … will we need to rescue the toilet roll!
Pete Riley’s problem, and how he solved it. The initial post on the chat group: We have a 16 year old Morello. A fine specimen that we love dearly. However we have never had any success getting the heater to work properly. It gives a pathetic output. Yesterday I removed…
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We have space on our drive for a Murvilover to stop the night – and we have 16A hookup and tap adjacent but no Elsan
When the tap is too far away for a hose, have you struggled to pour water into the tank? Here’s the answer!
Does your Dometic three way fridge run well on electric hook-up and on 12v but hardly cools on gas? This is a problem I suffered last year. The problem turned out to be a partial blockage of the tiny nozzle in the gas jet. I watched the Dometic engineer repair…
This is a beautiful beach in Portugal, just across the bay from Vila Nova de Milfontes (go south over the bridge and take the first exit). Many motorhomes wild camp here.
We all know the primary use of the toilet cassette, but I saw someone had found a new use, which I now copy.
Club Members are welcome to drop in, between auctions (most Tuesdays, some other days), and stay overnight at the Hawes Auction Market. Telephone to check on 01969 667207 – ask for Linda and mention the Murvi Meet, September 2015. Then just drop John a fiver when he calls in the…
A Technical Workshop was held on 20 March 2016; 36 Members attended
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Jacquier Fournier has set off with her dog, bike and Murvi
John and Ruth Morgan’s trip to Norway
The following members have offered a place on their property where another member can park their Murvi for a night; please note that no services are available unless specified otherwise. Advance booking essential.
We are Locks Heath which is only 20 mins from the Portsmouth cross channel ferry ports. Our drive is flat and there is an outside plug for hook-up. Carolyn and Howard Mowbray firstname.lastname@example.org
We would be happy to have any members on our drive. We are within 4 miles of Plymouth Roskoff / Santander Ferry port. Geoff – Barbara Clemens G_b_clemens@yahoo.co.uk
We would also be happy to have members stay on our drive. We live in a lovely market town called Garstang which is half way between Preston and Lancaster. Brian & Sheila Cady email@example.com
We live near the Welsh border and the Black Mountains and would be happy to offer our drive, as long as you have ramps! Jenny & David Bond firstname.lastname@example.org
Veronica Fitzsimmons <email@example.com>: We are happy to accommodate a Murvi or two on our driveway. We are based in Peterborough
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We are happy to offer our drive for overnight stops in Watford. We’re just off the M25, 2 hours from Dover / Folkstone, and trains into London Euston take 20 mins if you fancy a city break. Penny McCallig and Andrew Shewan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert & Christine Flitney write: We have plenty of parking space – maybe even a grass pitch if it is dry. Water + toilet emptying (green chemicals only). Electric hookup available for a donation to Lupus UK We would be pleased to see any members sampling this delightful area. We are…
south of Oxford Murvilovers en route for the Portsmouth ferries are welcome to overnight for free in our side-drive, which is 3 miles from the A34, one and a half hours from Portsmouth. We can offer hook-up and level hard-standing, with room to reverse in easily or turn round carefully, and there’s a pub-restaurant…
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Ian Castle writes: Joy and I have made four extended visits to Sweden, Norway, Finland plus Denmark and have clocked up a total of 26 weeks there. We love the wild places and the sparse spectacular scenery which is especially good in April, May and early June, the roads are…
This is a magical place to stay
Grantley Court Camp Site just outside Llandrinio in Powys is first class. It is hidden away behind a house. This is their web site: http://www.grantleycourt.co.uk It is a large, level well presented site in a 2 acre field. It only takes 5 vans so not cramped. Immaculate bathroom and 2nd toilet.…
A list of places members recommend for camping; for logged in members only
In October 2014, nine vans camped on the car park of The Griffin pub in Heaton-Mersey while we enjoyed three days fascinating insights into the industrial heritage on Manchester with Steve Little as our expert guide.
To get going in the morning, a cuppa is essential, but the Morello lacks a suitable place to rest the cup. This stainless steel marine cup holder looks good and is solidly made. When closed it fits behind the sliding seat.
We appreciate that everyone has got their own ideas of what accessories are necessary, but it would be helpful to us to know what members think has been the most worthwhile one they have, and equally which one has been the most underused.
What a shock to the system, having left home on a cold, wet and windy day we arrived at our daughter’s to find temperatures of 30+ degrees, it took us over a week to adjust.
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We camped the night by the river in this lovely town in Northern Germany
The following adaptation may be of interest to anyone in need of a bit more worktop space in the Piccolo
This is a convenient break just off the M1 near Woburn
I have found these long thin plastic boxes are great for holding books/maps. Easy access between the front seats but can still get through to the back. The black stripe is a piece of Velcro (the hook part) which runs inside the box then out through two holes to stick…
To aid closing I have recently fitted two internal handles to the sliding door of my Murvi Morello which I am sure will adapt to other van conversions and thought others may be interested:
I thought that our experience when we arrived home from the AGM may be useful ‘On arrival home from the AGM we found 6-8inches of snow had fallen over the weekend. The snow plough had also made a passing place in the lane at the entrance to our drive. Having…
John and Ruth Morgan posted the following on the chat group:
We appreciate that everyone has got their own ideas of what accessories are necessary, but it would be helpful to us to know what members think has been the most worthwhile one they have, and equally which one has been the most underused
We have tried several incarnations for a waste bin on the Morello, this is the latest, and it would seem to be made for this position on the end of the kitchen units. From IKEA @£7.99, RATIONELL compost bin-link,www.ikea.com/gb/catalog/products/30154802
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Bob Eley has has his tyres inflated with nitrogen “I think the enclosed leaflet says the lot about using nitrogen in the tyres, – and the spare tyre of the Murvi in particular since it is such a pig to get at, just to check the pressure. It’s a comfort…
Tea Towel Holder
From a range by Zack in stainless steel with a bit of design to it. Self adhesive, available from Amazon –
Our heating tends to be too noisy for my liking at night and also blows on dogs, one large one who sleeps next to/under bed.. If we are on a hook up we have a little cold watch greenhouse heater which fits nicely where i see others put their waste…
John Meadows gives advice on laying up for winter
Favourite camp sites Bob and Janet’s Favourite Sites Here is a list of some of the sites we have found and liked. We like quiet places! These sites are Camping and Caravan Club (C&CC) Certificated Sites (CS) or Caravan Club (CC) Certified Locations (CL) – the C&CC numbers and CC…
Since we bought our double skillet we have hardly used our oven (except for storing the skillet!) Described as a mini oven, the Double Skillet is in fact much more. The two non-stick pans combined with a heat resistant glass lid will cook almost anything from a simple breakfast to…
The fly screen I use is “string door curtain” available at Wilkinsons £10 each Two curtains will cover the door of a Murvi slotted on to a tensioned curtain pole; which fits in the door recess. Betty Tomlinson