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  1. Mercy

    Mercy Read Only Funster

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    Hey folks,
    am newish to this, actually living in my motorhome following disastrous housing/relationship situation. It's a bit of an elderly lady, 1987, and we're at present parked on some quite high ground in Devon being hit by 60mph gusts of wind. It's been so full on since I've been here (a month now) that I'm less scared each time, but could still do with some reassurance! I've managed to back the van so I'm not being hit so hard, the chemical waste block is breaking the impact, but i can't move it to face the winds.
    Hoping to meet some folk on here, who may be in similar situation, maybe not weather wise, but in terms of the van being their main home. It's a bit odd chatting to people who just think you're having a great time on a touring holiday!
     
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  2. sdc77

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    Hey welcome. There's a large group of single ladies and men on here not to mention a few full timers like you. I'm sure you'll find plenty to chat about.
    It's worth considering joining the forum because you only get a limited amount of posts otherwise. As you can probably see there's a huge amount of knowledge on here on a multitude of subjects in addition to motorhoming.
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    Hi from a very blowy Poole.
     
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    welcome!:)
     
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    Hello and welcome from West Midlands.



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    Check out Motorhome365, it's a sister site to this one aimed at full timers.

    Welcome to Fun.
     
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    Hello and welcome to a very wet West Yorkshire

    Liz
     
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    Hi Julia, and a warm welcome to cheer you up a bit! Don't you worry about "people thinking you're having a great time holidaying". There are many more people you'd think , who are in a difficult /depressing/ challenging situation!!

    Some men , and some women too!
    Let us help you in all the possible ways, just ask away, but first of all, as you've been told in a previous post, if you want to be able to post and ask questions, you've got to be a member by paying a subscription!

    Once you'll feel confident, and if you want to cross the waters and go down south, you can come down to my place for a free stopover.

    Hope the winds will stop!

    Amicalement

    Frankie:):)
     
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    From blowy Cornwall
     
  12. John Laidler

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    Welcome from another bit of Devon! I suggest, if you are really rocking either turn the vehicle to face the wind or face away from it. The main thing is not to have the 'fridge vents facing the gale if possible especially if you don't have blanking plates.

    Bit blowy here too but not as wet as expected!
     
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    Hello and welcome:hiya2: Lots of help and fun on here when you need it .
     
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    Hi from the Devon /Somerset borders - I am not surprised you are being blown about at the moment the whole of the West Country is under Amber alert for rain and yellow alert for wind - certainly we are being buffeted about - invest in the Subscriber status and you will find there is a west country group as well
     
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    Hi Julia and welcome to the Fun. Myself and partner David live in our motorhome, from choice rather than from necessity, but there are more people than you'd think out there who live in their vans. Many will not advertise the fact, preferring to keep under the radar, but once you get chatting to people you'll usually pick up on a few clues. :)

    We're currently being buffeted by the wind at Alderstead Heath in Surrey .........
     
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    Hi from a windy Wells. Nice to be at home when the weather is like this but needing to get out in the van again. :welcome4:
     
  19. Mercy

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    thank you everyone, and I've also logged onto the 365, so thanks for that too.
    Thankfully the fridge vents are the other side, and it's not easy for me to face the winds. Very sodden ground either side of the gravel pitch and matey who owns the site would not appreciate my tyres. There is no-where else to put it...I feel relatively safe as I've been up here through several gales and but it's quite full on at times, especially now gusts of 60...I won't blow over will I?!!
     
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    Hi there and welcome to MHF(y)
    Brian & Jo
     

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