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#1 2020-02-08 23:11:03

OAT
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From: Borders/Dales
Registered: 2017-01-03
Posts: 450

Anyone out in the weather?

You can never tell with these alerts and warnings just how bad it might be.  Last time I dismissed one I was snowed in.

Nowt drastic here in N Yorks yet though.

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#2 2020-02-09 01:10:25

vaz2121
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From: SW. Scotland
Registered: 2015-08-31
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Re: Anyone out in the weather?

OAT wrote:

You can never tell with these alerts and warnings just how bad it might be.  Last time I dismissed one I was snowed in.

Nowt drastic here in N Yorks yet though.

With the amount of yellow weather warnings I've received I should be up to my butt in snow or busy building an Ark as we're meant to be flooded out also...........

I was thinking if it keeps this up I might just chance it and go out in van some where but I've got hospital appointments this week......

So won't be far if it happens ..................

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#3 2020-02-09 01:58:08

OAT
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From: Borders/Dales
Registered: 2017-01-03
Posts: 450

Re: Anyone out in the weather?

Getting up a bit.  Not a storm chaser or anything but I do enjoy them. 

I hear that after the weekend rain and wind there will be MEGA THUNDER SNOW!!!  (not my caps).  I will head uphill and snuggle in.  smile

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#4 2020-02-09 08:01:34

kenbw2
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From: Bradford/Preston/Anywhere
Registered: 2017-11-26
Posts: 505

Re: Anyone out in the weather?

I'm always out in it, I know I'm gonna have to pick sheltered spots for the next few days.

I'm working in the van during the week so I'll be on campsites as I need electric hookup. Probably gonna be around West Lancs


2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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#5 2020-02-09 10:40:46

vaz2121
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From: SW. Scotland
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Posts: 793

Re: Anyone out in the weather?

I'm not one of those storm chasers either in fact I used to get uptight depending on what work we were doing if weather got rough.... Curtain siders can be a big kite,.... Box vans nexton list, fridge trailers were best of that bunch then as we only ever used a fridge with max 4.0 M running height + weight has a lot to do with it also but all become empty at some point........ when I was on bulk tankers mainly Dairy Products weather was never really an issue other than keeping dry obviously when working outside.... I hated the Safety harnesses ... was forevevr getting in my way and tangleing up in them.............
I Digress this reminds me of a lot of sailings over the years (infact they'll probably not venture out in this)............
But right now I'm thinking 2013 Sept Sailing was 3Hrs late .....Lots of (another story) and took about 3 hrs or more before we landed in Calais.............
And on route to Spain in the 306 I refused somewhere in France to pitch the tent (Khyam Biker) and found that we were able to fit/sleep in back of 306 (With rear seats down in fetal position) in what turned out to be an Epic stormy down pour and a big reason (along with current ailments) why we started hunting out a Van .... As we've got now............. The 306 did another two trips to Spain before the following Sept in 2014 and the van arriving

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#6 2020-02-09 14:17:29

Tiree
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From: Galloway
Registered: 2013-09-20
Posts: 294

Re: Anyone out in the weather?

I was half planning to going for a wander out somewhere nearby last night but did my back in yesterday morning .. so probably not going anywhere anytime soon   neutral


2006 Citroen Dispatch 2.0HDi bought in July 2013 - Partial camper conversion ........

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#7 2020-02-09 14:51:49

OAT
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From: Borders/Dales
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Posts: 450

Re: Anyone out in the weather?

Suffering a frozen shoulder myself Tiree.  Strange thing is I can make myself more comfy in the van than at home.  Mind you...the opiates help.  wink  (Legal and not of course while driving)

Moved from my spot by the River Aire as the water started to surround me.  Quite a few waterlogged cars abandoned on the flooded road out but the van never hesitated.

Can't see you getting much done outside next week Ken.

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#8 2020-02-17 01:49:34

Casper
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From: East Lothian
Registered: 2015-12-20
Posts: 1,486

Re: Anyone out in the weather?

Monday when the last storm hit here i had to go to Lancaster. Today Denis is belting and had to go out again for 120 mile round trip. The dispatch did me proud. OK down to 60 mph max in the head wind but flew home (Y)

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#9 2020-02-17 16:43:46

Tiree
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Re: Anyone out in the weather?

OAT wrote:

Strange thing is I can make myself more comfy in the van than at home.  Mind you...the opiates help.  wink  (Legal and not of course while driving)

Still riding out this back injury - had a night in the van on Friday there and was definitely more comfortable than my bed in the house. Time for a new bed I think!


2006 Citroen Dispatch 2.0HDi bought in July 2013 - Partial camper conversion ........

DSC_0360-1.jpg

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#10 2020-02-17 17:45:29

OAT
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Re: Anyone out in the weather?

Tiree wrote:

Time for a new bed I think!

My current bed is proper hospital standard, orthopaedic, etc.  It's the pillow support of my neck and head that I can't get right and set's the pain off. 

My van bed is to all intents and purposes, awful.  Being made up from front and rear seats it is quite a pronounced "S" curve.  But sleeping sideways on this seems to support everywhere I need it.

Either that or I have spent so much time in it that I have modified my spine to suit.

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#11 2020-02-18 02:02:04

kenbw2
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Re: Anyone out in the weather?

OAT wrote:

Either that or I have spent so much time in it that I have modified my spine to suit.

When I came back from Aus, having spent three months in actual beds, I found my van bed super uncomfortable. I had aches in my shoulders and my back for days. But a couple of weeks of sleeping in it later it's actually comfy again.

I think you might be right, we morph to the beds!


2000 Citroen Dispatch 1.9TD XUD9 Camper Conversion + full time home
1999 Citroen Dispatch 1.9D DW8 Disassembled Camper Conversion
1996 Peugeot 806 1.9TD XUD9 Spare vehicle
1998 Citroen Synergie 1.9TD XUD9 Snapped timing belt

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