Back in a Camper after 40 Years!

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  1. OddSocks

    OddSocks Read Only Funster

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    Hello everyone,

    My wife and I just bought our first ever camper van. We are so happy with it. As the title suggests, I went camping with my family when I was just a child - mum and dad had a camper and took the family all over France and Spain back in the 70's.

    So any way, thought I would join up here and make some friends and perhaps even learn some hints and tips from those of you who actually know what you are doing! We are basically complete beginners. In fact, we purchased the camper today!!! That is how wet behind the ears we are! lol

    We have an old Mercedes 208 Autotrail Apache from 1990. It has a turbo intercooler added aftermarket, and all the mod cons we need. It is actually in spectacular condition inside and out, it has been very well looked after, and has only done 74,000 miles. It has solar panels on the roof, a role out awning, periscope style TV areal, 3 way fridge..... Even a reversing camera! We are so excited about being mobile, and can't wait for our first great adventure!

    Looking forward to chatting to you all! :)
     
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  2. Momo

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    Hi Oddsocks and welcome to the Fun! :welcomefunster:

    Enjoy your MoHo and don't forget to post how your first outing goes! :thumb:
     
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    Brilliant ..... Enjoy yourselves that's what its all about.:BigGrin:
     
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    Sounds good, enjoy:thumb:

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    Hi oddsocks, welcome to MotorhomeFun.:thumb:
    Exciting times ahead for you both.:Cool:
    Enjoy.:BigGrin:
     
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    :party2::welcome::party2:
     
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    Enjoy!! :flyingwelcome:
     
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    and another welcome from me.
    might meet up somewhere in cornwall.
    unfortunately its raining here on the north coast of spain . bit like cornwall i expect. ha ha .
    have lots of fun and ask away . its a good lot on here . always different ideas and you can take away several ideas . see what works for you .


    hello momo . missed you this year . hope you had a good xmas in france . catch you another year . hopefully later this one .
     
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    He's got a funster number, doesn't that mean he has joined?
     
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    Hi and welcome to the fun, any questions just ask away, you have a great van I just know you will enjoy it. If you want a short try out trip why not nip up to North Devon and join the other funster arriving on the 16th can be a mini meet. Failing that look out for the Ilfracombe Summer meet in august, lots of experienced funsters coming then.
     
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    Welcome,I hope you enjoy the experience just rember 1st thing to pack is your sence of humor:BigGrin:
     
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    A Warm Welcome , enjoy your travels ,old Mercedes a great choice, :thumb:
     
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    Hi Oddsocks & welcome. It will prove to be the best tenner you have spent. We are about to go on our very first outing in our new Moho to the Chester meet. Look for all the other meets on the site. Enjoy :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hi,welcome and ENJOY :thumb:
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    welcome to the madhouse.dont worry about making mistakes.you will learn more from them.but don't be afraid to ask questions.there is allways some one to help.and there is some real experts on this site.not me through.i am still learning.after 40 years of motorhoming.good luck.hope to meet sometime.:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hello, enjoy your new toy :thumb:
     
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    Wow! Thank you everyone for the very warm welcome! I am overwhelmed! :BigGrin:

    Funny - we were talking about taking a shake out the wrinkles ride up to North Devon in a week or two! How funny! We were thinking about Lynton. Where are other planning to go? Would be quite cool to meet some members! :Smile:

    In the mean time we are stocking the van, we need everything! lol From plates and sleeping bags to loo liquid lol Going to a big market and car boot which has a special camping section on Sunday, should get most of what we need there.

    How exciting! :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Sending you a wave from up here in Scotland!
     
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    Great shape the Cab, almost classic, glad you are aboard, not many sane ones here, but hey:thumb: Who cares! we live in gods little acre:thumb:

    Welcome anyway, might catch up some time Dreakly:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:?
    There's a few of us here in Cornwall
     
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