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  1. Technophobe

    Technophobe Read Only Funster

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    Thought I would just introduce myself. Was a tugger for years when the kids were younger, but always fancied a motorhome. Took the plunge about 5 years ago with a coachbuilt but, as seems often to be the case, when we used it a few times, we realised the layout didn't suit, so on to next van - another coachbuilt that had a lot of problems - put up with it for a year and traded for a van conversion, which was great to drive but terribly cramped - so much so that "the boss" started hankering after a caravan again:Sad:.
    We've been looking for over a year for the perfect van and finally found it a few weeks ago :thumb: - a Hymer A-class with great living, cooking and bathroom arrangement. Priorities were that the van didn't have a fixed rear bed taking up all the room, had occasional sleeping for a third person, belts to accommodate at least 3 and preferably 4 people and the all-important A-class arrangement where the bed, when in use, doesn't prevent use of all the other facilities.
    Will probably have some issues - inevitable with a 7 year old vehicle, but we think we have found "the one".
    So, new van, new forum, but definitely not a newbie to the motorhoming game. Look forward to learning from others here, and perhaps offering some advice I have picked up over the years. Don't be shy, keep in touch.
     
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    HI and welcome:thumb::thumb:
     
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    :welcome:

    and congrats on choosing a Hymer! 7 years old, issues? It's nearly new!!:Smile:
    We bought ours (Dethleffs, same as Hymer) at 21 years old and would be most annoyed if we'd had issues!!



    :france:Peter & Caroline
     
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    Hello and wecome :welcomefunster:
     
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    And welcome from us too :welcome:
     
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    Hi and Big WELCOME from down south (I.o.W.) we had Pilote A class 6 mtr best m/h weve ever had, similar layout to hymer . Terry:thumb:
     
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    Hello, welcome to FUN
     
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    Hi and :welcomefunster:
     
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    Hi and a big :welcome:
     
  10. Technophobe

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    Well, what a friendly bunch. Thanks so much for your welcome!

    Really liking the van so far, although torrential rain and other demands have prevented me from doing much with it yet. Hope to begin kitting it out at the weekend in anticipation of a couple of short "pre-summer" test trips.

    Jon
     
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    Hello from us fellow West Yorkshire'rs too. :BigGrin:
     
  12. Technophobe

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    And not too far from us either Ralph & Bev. We are in Pontefract!
     
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    Welcome :BigGrin:

    :BigGrin:Hi and welcome to Funsters,always something to read on here and lots of advice if you need it.Happy Touring ..:thumb:
     
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    If the van fits make dont matter

    :thumb:Hi and welcome i know you'll enjoy your van i'm on my second hymer first was a 544 with pullman dinette now i have a 524 with transverse bunks my good lady's prefference and mine! so she tells me:Rofl1:happy journeys
     
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