Bought my M.H today, 1989 Autosleeper Talisman GL

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  1. Monty

    Monty Read Only Funster

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    Well I know I said I was only going to spend £3500, but you know how it is, oh look what more I could have for 4K, oh look what more I could for 4 1/2K. Yes, in the end I spent £4500, I think I did well though, it was advertised for 5k, which I thought was cheap, its in good condition, everything works and it came with a motorbike carrier (on ebay in the next few days), 2 bikes, a sat nav, tool kit etc etc. It belonged to a retired Aussie couple that are flying home next week. They did 10 countries in 2 summers.
    Had a bit of a scare on the way home, Chelmsford to Newquay, when I stopped at the service station to see oil pouring from the underneath! I think it's the sump plugs not tightened (I hope), as he'd just given it an oil change and done up the square hole in the plug with a screwdriver. Obviously I didnt have anything to fit it with me, so had to stop every 75 miles to fill up with oil!
    It was dark when I got home so I stuck a bucket under it until tomorrow. Enjoyed the drive though, you actually have to drive it using old fashioned driving skill instead of just floating along computer aided. It's got character is probably the most polite way to describe it. Let the fun begin !:BigGrin:
     
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    enjoy your new motorhome,and i hope all is well with the oil loss?:thumb:


    chris
     
  3. SC 05 OUT

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    at least you know the engines had a good flush out:Smile:


    no enjoy
     
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    Hi Monty, I hope everything works out OK. Enjoy your new motorhome and welcome to the fun:thumb:
     
  5. Bailey58

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    Welcome and enjoy :welcome:

    We all spend more than we plan, hope the leak's not a problem. :helptitanic:
     
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    HI and well come have fun with your new toy:BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    Have fun and enjoy your new toy
     
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    Congratulations - as you say "Let the fun begin":Smile:

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    congratulations on your purchase, may you gain many fabulous motorhoming memories xxxxx
     
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    I wonder how many motorcyclists you killed ?
     
  11. Jaygee32

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    Hope you have lots of happy times in your Motorhome. Who knows maybe one day Oil be seeing you!
     
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    Bought my MH Today

    Many congrats on your new purchase - and welcome to the House of Fun:BigGrin:

    S
     
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    Yep, that's why they call the middle of the carriageway the sump track - avoid it like the plague.

    Hope the oil leak is fixed ok now.

    David
     
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