Ditching the 'Newbie' L plates

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  1. Sunrise Explorer

    Sunrise Explorer Funster

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    After a one year apprenticeship I feel i've earned the right to get rid of my 'Newbie' status . I no longer drive over my chocks when levelling up, always remember to disconnect the EHU before departing. Occasionally I still get the contents of my fridge joining me in the driving seat on sudden braking or tight cornering. All the rattles en route have been identified and remedied. The toilet cassette and I have come to an understanding. No longer do I get into a panic when the GPS takes me down the ever width-decreasing country lane, my three point turns are now a work of art - livestock in the adjacent fields look on in admiration, pieces of 5 barred gates adorn my front and rear. However the best bit of the apprenticeship were lessons and tips learned from meeting up with Funsters on the rallies i've attended. Jesse and I have loved them all ( she's the Staffie, not the wife). Now with all this experience i've gained I realise that this van is not for us, it's size is wasted on just us two so it's up for sale in the 'Classified' ads. We now know exactly, exactly ( I lie) what our next van is going to be and are spending many happy hours looking for it. See you at our next rally.:Smile:
     
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  2. Brisey

    Brisey Funster Life Member

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    Good luck with your search Eddie, look forward to seeing you with your new van.

    Brisey
     
  3. Carol

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    Good Luck with your search for the new van, does sound as it you are getting the hang of it. :Smile:
     
  4. Viennese

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    Well done Eddie - and love to Jesse!

    Catherine
     
  5. Wildman

    Wildman Read Only Funster

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    Getting there all bar the levelling, an experienced motorhomer picks a level spot in the first place. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    I'm down in your neck of the woods next week for a few days.
     
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  6. FIDGET

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    Hi from just across the solent, I've been doing it (m/hing that is) a lot longer than you, 30 odd years or so, and like a doctor I'm still practicing ( hope I get it right one day). Hope you find the motorhome thats right for you .
    :rain: Terry:rain:
     
  7. Wildbill

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    good luck
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  8. TheBig1

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    from experience, the day after you reckon you now know it all is the day something new and unexpected bites you on the bum:Rofl1:

    We've been motorhoming and caravanning for donkeys years but still learning as we go along. if life was all mapped out in a book and we were all perfect, then what would be the fun in that? :Rofl1:

    some of the best lessons I've ever learnt were from things I thought I already knew about. like nobody seems to tell you about leaving the toilet shutter just a tiny bit open when driving up into the mountains till its too late:Blush:
     
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