Bit the bullet!

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  1. muddywellies

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    Nerve-racking! But I've done it now! I put my money down on a small, perfectly-formed individual A-class from Hymer, at a whisker under 6m it is their baby. Now it will be mine too. I know I'm talking about a machine! But I'm sure everyone here has been where I am now. So you also know I'm not my self right now!!!

    Yes, despite everything I kept to my insistence of keeping under 6m for manouvreability, exploring and parking in strange places at dusk. The wallet also helped to keep my baby under 6m! Fixed berth over rear garage with 148hp at the front and it's LHD too.

    I've requested an upgrade on the maximum weight, I understand it's a paperwork exercise but it gives about 2-300kgs extra to play with. I've asked for an extra battery and a couple of solar panels to improve my wild-camping capability. Oh, and a rear camera duo and refillable bottles.

    But I was shocked to see the standard "solution" kit in the event of a "standard" puncture. But what happens when the tyre wall gets ripped out from under you? That's when you need a spare. So I got a spare wheel too.

    No microwave, no grill, no oven - but I haven't used these this century yet... So, I won't start missing them now. I eat 'alfresco' 99% of the time so it'll be a well-used BBQ in the garage for me. Anybody know of a good barbie 'stuff sack'?

    And the sink? Cutlery is about all its good for! So it will be paper plates for me and another 'stuff sack'. I will keep my double-skin steel mug which I've had since I was 18!! But I've invested in a second for the girl friend... And 2 more for the odd occasion when friends arrive!

    I'm delighted with my machine and it suits my lifestyle - and that's the name of the game, right?
     
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  2. Hollyberry

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    Hi and congratulations on your purchase.
     
  3. movan

    movan Funster Life Member

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    I hardly use my cooker either .... you have a kettle of some kind? Don't worry there is always someone ready with a cuppa for you. Welcome.

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    LOL LOL LOL Oooops Sorry, only noticed the God bit AFTER I had posted :doh::doh::doh: Never mind, our member, @Wyaye wires , says he is God and I am sure he will welcome you when he spots you too.... :) :)
     
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  4. Baycott

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    That's great news @muddywellies (y)
    How long have you got to wait for your baby??? It's gonna seem like aaages :(
     
  5. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Good luck with that :) I'm looking at lightweight A class as well. but will go for the 620m or 640m length as garage to narrow in that 414 model. Are you sure you need to upgrade chassis as these have a 500 kg payload. over 3500 just means restrictions and higher toll charges in Europe. where did you buy it from in the end..Im guessing you bought the edgehill one, hope you did not pay too much, as you can buy new in Europe for well under £50K with current exchange rate
     
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  6. Carol

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    Hi @muddywellies sounds as if you have it sorted, as you say it is so exciting heck we still get excited and we have had our last van for 10 years. Have an amazing time enjoying your new van :)
     
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    Well done, sounds like a perfect purchase, hope you enjoy !
     
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    Enjoy the fun mate, Hymer 584 owner here.
     
  9. muddywellies

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    Thank you everyone, I hope to be on the road by the end of the month. I shall go for a run up to Scotland along the east coast, just to familiarise myself
     
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