Category Archives: Motorhome

Review of our AutoTrail 969G motorhome and associated motorhome equipment and modifications that we have made. This category includes topics on build quality, performance, and any issues encountered.

Sorting the ‘van’s heating probes

Back on 29 December I posted a blog about an issue we’d encountered with the ‘van’s heating probes in the fresh and grey-water tanks. These probes are designed to help prevent the water tanks from freezing during very cold weather. … Continue reading

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We’ve used our new Michelin snow-chains at last!

This morning we aimed to leave the Glenmore campsite quite early. The first time that we’ve moved the ‘van since our Cairngorm trip a few days ago. However, over the last few days the weather has been bitterly cold: -8°C … Continue reading

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DIY insulation for water jerry-can

Given the issues with our under-slung water tanks I’ve decided that we can’t afford to let our 25 litre jerry-can of fresh water freeze. So, I bought an insulated camping mat and I’ve cut this up to form an insulating … Continue reading

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Problem with heating probes: the cause of the freezing tanks?

Now, if you’ve been following some of my previous posts you’ll know that we’ve been having some real problems with our fresh water tank and grey water tank (and associated pipe-work) freezing in these sub-zero temperatures.

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Our new snow chains have arrived

The snow chains for our ‘van came the other day. I haven’t had a chance to try them out yet as the ‘van has been “laid-up” at my parents whilst we’ve been staying with them over Christmas. Ironically, in the … Continue reading

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Heading to Fort William for Christmas

The journey from Edinburgh to Fort William today was very beautiful due to both the frosty weather and the spectacular scenery. Here are a few of the photographs taken when we stopped at the top of the Blackmount near Rannoch … Continue reading

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Sanctuary at Ardgartan

This freezing weather is playing havoc with our ‘vans plumbing. During the last three days the overnight and daytime temperatures have stayed well below zero and the frost has now (eventually) made its way into our fresh water supply (tanks … Continue reading

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Finally, snow chains are on their way

Today I have finally got round to ordering some snow chains (online). After much deliberating I’ve decided upon the Michelin Easy Grip Composite Snow Chain, which I’ve purchased from Towequipe.

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Challenges of cold weather “camping”

Last night as we were preparing our climbing gear for another day on the hills and finally getting ready for bed the wind really picked up (gale force). Luckily, I had the sense to put down the ‘van’s steadies earlier … Continue reading

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Heading back to the Highlands

Today was all about preparing to hit the road again and pick up the wild camping trail. The duties before leaving the Edinburgh Caravan Site were to empty the ‘van waste tanks and to replenish our fresh water supply.

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