Chausson Motorhomes on forecourt

18 November 2021

How to watch TV in a Motorhome


Motorhome shown is the Chausson 660 Exclusive Line.

The Creature Comforts of Home, In A Motorhome

When the weather turns nasty, your sat in your motorhome And wanting to watch TV.

It is possible to set up a TV system, which will work in your motorhome using a 12-x volt power supply from the motorhome leisure battery.

With a TV aerial fitted to the roof of the motorhome, (Status and Maxview are two of the most popular brands) and a 12-x volt signal booster between the aerial and a Motorhome 12 x volt TV, it is possible that that a good selection of the Freeview channels will be available to you.

Most modern 12 x volt TV`s, (Vision Plus and Avtex are two of the most popular brands) will have a DVD drive fitted, and so if the tv signal is too weak you can always watch a favourite DVD.

12 x volt Satellite Dishes are an alternative to the 12-x volt tv aerial, but are comparatively expensive to buy and have fitted, and need a 12-x volt signal de-coder, (often de-coders are now built-in to a modern 12 x volt tv`s).

Roof mounted satellite dishes also need `line-of-sight` and so are not dependable if your Motorhoming among the trees, or with other obstacles in the way.

A more recent and increasingly popular method of watching tv, is streaming, … Motorhome Wi-Fi if you will!

With a Wi-Fi Hub fitted into the motorhome, both 4G and 5G systems are now available, you can stream your favourite programs.

Using a roof mounted aerial, and a sim card system, it is possible to stream TV, much like you do from home, with a top-up data system, akin to a mobile phone contract.

For more information on Motorhome Wi-Fi contact T C Motorhomes on 01227 289111.



09 November 2021

Motorhome Trips in the Autumn

Marshmallows being roasted on a fire
Photo by Leon Contreras

Motorhome holidays are not just for the summer months. There are some fantastic locations around the UK that stay open all year, and some are even open at Christmas for those of you who just like to get away from all the fuss and have your own little adventure.

Chausson Motorhomes are designed for all types of weather and have IRP Technology built in. IRP technology designed with major innovation for improved insulation which gives your motorhome a better protection against the elements. New Chausson Motorhomes also come with a seven-year warranty for water tightness (conditional to a yearly inspection by a certified network member).

Camping and Caravan Club

The Camping and Caravan Club is an online community that covers the whole of the UK and offers its members discounts on stays in any of its Campsites. There is a small fee to join but the savings when booking places to go with your motorhome through their website pay for the initial signup fee.

If you are interested in having an Autumn Road trip in your motorhome you will find information on places to stay and opening times with booking information their website.

Visit Camping and Caravan Club website.

PitchUp

The Pitchup website is another favourite amongst our customers, like the Camping and Caravan club they have a search facility to find the perfect location to visit. There’s lots of information on the easy-to-use website.

Visit PitchUp website.

TripAdvisor

The TripAdvisor website had put together a list of the top 10 trending staycation spots in the UK right now. They have listed each destination along with information on local attractions that you may want to visit if you fancy exploring the area.

Visit 10 Trending Autumn Staycations.


01 November 2021

Elddis Majestic Handover

Ali & Liz are pictured taking delivery of their Elddis Majestic 115 Motorhome from Shane Catterick at T C Motorhomes, and after a detailed `hand-over` of the vehicle by David at TC`s, they were in the motorhome and away for a very first outing, which will include a trip to Battle and to see some live music whilst there.

Shane, David and all the team at T C Motorhomes thank Ali & Liz for their valued business, and congratulate them on joining the Motorhoming fraternity.

Click the link to view the latest Used Motorhomes in stock here at TC Motorhomes ,in Herne Bay.


14 October 2021

Motorhome frost damage prevention

Important - please note! frost damage prevention

To protect your internal water system from frost damage, it`s a good idea to drain down your motorhomes water system when not in use.

  1. Open all drain taps
  2. Open water heater / combi boiler safety drain valve
  3. Open water tank drain valve
  4. Open all water taps, and run the water pump for a short time,
  5. Leave the tap heads open, so that moisture can escape.

Allowing water in the internal water system to freeze, can and usually does cause damage to the components which inevitably will not be covered under your warranty.

Therefore, if there is any danger or threat of frost when the motorhome is not in use, (even for a short period) the water system must be drained.

In addition to draining all water out of your motorhome, here are some additional guidance notes:

  • Lower any drop-down beds if you have them, this will enable improved ventilation around the mattresses
  • Move seat cushions away from the walls
  • If possible, leave some `low-level` background heat in the motorhome, an oil-filled radiator is a popular choice

Should you require any specific advice or guidance, please contact our after-sales department on 01227 289111.



13 October 2021

Virtual Postcard!

Hi Shane, hope you and the team there are well. Was good to see your posting on Instagram with the guys from Chausson visiting. 
 
Anyways, thought id send you a virtual postcard, albeit somewhat belated… certainly making the most of the 640 and been away in it a lot.

Exterior view Chausson 640 Motorhome


Gorgeous weather from Norfolk, albeit a few weeks ago. Alice and Dad mini road trip.  Saturday and Sunday nights we stayed at Incleboro Fields CAMC site near Sheringham in Norfolk. Motorhome quick setup with teamwork, 20 mins from arriving, chairs are out and Alice sorted cupboards in a few minutes. Loving the 640, its so easy compared to towing our previous caravan which we did love, but just moved on and want to travel more. Weather in Norfolk was gorgeous.

Funny on the drive up to Norfolk, Alice really got into the swing of being expert waver at motorhomes coming in the other direction. I was informed i wave too late.. must be an age thing or maybe because i was intently concentrating on driving. I'll take the latter. Sheringham and Holt visits.... Steam train to holt, market on. First class carriage to ourselves. Note to myself, "Wild Norfolk" a very tasty pint - try and find locally.

Monday morning we pushed off from Incleboro and headed to White House Beach CAMC site at Kessingland, just south of Lowestoft for one night only. Couple of miles on route as we stopped at Cromer for a few hours. Parked the motorhome in the large carpark on top of the cliff just outside Cromer, another Chausson next to us and headed along the path with Flora toward the town. 

We saw the goats grazing on the cliff side, along the promenade, weird for sure, some kind of  goat that can also climb trees apparently.  Grabbed pot of cockles as made our way through town to the pier. One of the few piers that allows dogs.  After our couple of hours in Cromer, we hit the road and headed south east toward Lowestoft, our journey interrupted twice by stops at two Aldi stores in our search of Bao buns, those elusive but soft and tasty steamed buns that go so well with pulled pork. Slightly apprehensive about finding parking at Aldi it turned out pretty easy,  i just sat in the motorhome whilst junior went hunting for the bao buns. The search failed... we moved on, although shopping was not in vain as Alice returned with a small table for her flat. Not sure that was on the list, the danger of the magic aisle.


One night spent at White House Beach CAMC site at Kessingland which is right next to the beach. One side of the site is literally at beach edge. When we checked in we hoped to get onto that side but was not to be, "full up" the guy said. Some hours later we walked over there, an empty pitch.. but hey ho. The site is kind of in the middle of nowhere, a pub and a restaurant. The pub certainly didn't take Alices fancy and the restaurant, which looked ok and has very good reviews was shut. No matter to us as we had a motorhome full of food. 

After quickly setting up, which took no time at all as we travelled with pretty much everything in the cupboards we set about going for a walk along the beach. Beach is stony and broad, with a few scatterings of old fishing machinery from past times.  Shortly before midnight i had the idea to go to the beach side and see the ships out at sea lit up. Alice took a bit of convincing but graciously agreed and came with me. Something about looking out to sea at night with lights glinting in the distance. The sky unfortunately was overcast so no stars to see. Fifteen minutes later we were again back warm and cosy in the motorhome.

Leaving site the following day, we detoured via Southwold and parked up about two minutes walk from the pier, wouldn’t dreamed of parking up with our previous caravan. Ten motorhome bays. Southwold also allows dogs on the pier. Spent couple of hours or so in the town, including supporting a local fish and chip shop. Had to be done, but only a single portion of chips! 


Fantastic few days, in a fantastic motorhome with fantastic daughter. Motorhome makes it so easy to get away spontaneously.

Cheers

Peter


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