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Old 08-12-2010, 01:10 PM   #1
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Hi to everyone,

We are due to collect our Georgetown SE 340TS, 2007 model, in about 4 weeks from now and I know this will be the longest 4 weeks of our lives.
At present we own a European motorhome, Hymer B classic, it measures 18 feet long (short) and some of you would probably use it as a toad . We have a very steep learning curve heading our way compouned by the fact that you drive on the wrong side of the road over there plus you are spoilt by 30 or 50 amp hook-ups, in the UK max 16 amp sometimes as low as 6 or 10 amp.
A great site and glad we found it.

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Old 08-12-2010, 01:20 PM   #2
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It is not often we get members from on the other side of the pond. Congratulations on the new to you Georgetown. I am sure you will enjoy it. Please keep us informed of your camping experiences on your side of the world. I think we will all be interested.

Don't hesitate to ask anything you need to. I'm sure there will be a few differences between your current rig and the Georgetown.
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:23 PM   #3
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Hello, John & Karen. Welcome to FRF, from across the pond.

Congrats on your New-2-U Georgetown. Post pics when it arrives and be careful.

Enjoy the forums.





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Old 08-12-2010, 04:52 PM   #4
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Welcome. There are lots of knowledgeable Georgetown owners on here (I am not one of them) and they always seem very helpful. I imagine they will even have some ideas on how to power a Georgetown with a 10-amp hookup. As Kim suggested, please do keep us informed on your adventures with the new unit. I think we'd all be interested in learning more about the differences involved in camping in the UK.
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Old 08-14-2010, 03:00 PM   #5
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Thanks for the welcome, I will certainly post some pictures and also keep you posted with our experiences.

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Welcome John and Karen,

Just a quick question. What is your normal voltage over there?
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I checked WikiAnswers & their voltage is 230 AC, 50 hz, +10% -6%.
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I wonder which side will have the steeriing wheel?
Right of left?

Congrats on your new RV. You have so much to travel and see in Europe.
Do you have many campgrounds around Europe?

Inquiring minds would like to know.
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I checked WikiAnswers & their voltage is 230 AC, 50 hz, +10% -6%.
That is what I thought. I am sure John already knows but it bears a warning that a US produced RV is wired for 120volts so an adaptor of some sort would be necessary. I wonder of there is somone that makes rectifiers or something that would convert the 230, 50hz to 120vac, 60hz at say 20amps or something? If we can convert 120vac to 12vdc and invert 12vdc to 120vac then I am sure it is possible.

And for Iggy I believe the rig is a 2007 model being imported from the US so the wheel should be on the left, unless I have the story wrong.
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Hiya,

When RV's are imported into the UK they are American spec but most dealers convert the electrics to 240 volt those that are not converted will use a 110 volt transformer to power the coach, ours is converted to 240. With regard to the steering wheel it remains on the left it just has an English nut behind it . When driving in the UK the front passenger seat is known as the Suicide seat which the Boss occupies and leads to some open mouth periods of silence which is a bit disconcerting as I think I have been struck down with instant deafness .

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