Finally did it

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  1. DBSilverfox

    DBSilverfox Read Only Funster

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    Hi all,

    after several years of not deciding, we finally took the plunge and will collect our first motorhome on the 20th of this month. so experience = zero. Finding some great information on this site, and looking forward to learning about this new lifestyle.

    At the moment is a confusion of knobs, switches, batteries, water, toilets, and gas, but I am sure it will all come together before it all falls apart :Smile:

    David (and Julie)
     
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    Welcome to the forum David & Julie :BigGrin:flyingwelcome

    You are sure to enjoy the Motorhome experience, but like most new owners you will have a load of questions from the 20th onwards - don't be shy, just ask away :BigGrin:
     
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    HI and welcome:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    thanks for the welcome both - can't wait to get started
     
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    Hi and welcome to Fun.
    :thumb: It will all quickly become clear once your new toy has arrived
     
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    Hi and welcome, you will find lots of willing new friends here.

    One thing we would suggest is you get the salesman, or whoever from were you are buying it from to go over all the systems with you before driving it away.
    You won`t remember everything they say but at least you will know that everything works.
    Get them to walk around the outside of the motorhome with you also, to show you were things like the spare wheel are, wheel brace, jack etc.

    Most of all have fun and enjoy your new motorhome. :thumb:
     
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    Welcome David & Julie. What they all said :BigGrin:

    You don't mention what age your Autoquest 100 is but we've had a 2004 model for almost four years now so if yours is of similar age (give or take a couple of years) we should be able to answer any questions you have.

    Graham
     
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    Welcome :Smile:

    Phil
     
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    Hi and welcome,have you planned your first trip yet, BAZ. :thumb:
     
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    How david and julie :welcome:

    regards
    bald eagle:thumb:
     
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    Welcome

    HI AND WELCOME TO THE FUN :Smile:
     
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    Wow, i cannot believe all the responses - looks like a really friendly group. We are getting the van from David Fuller in notts, and they have promised to give a complete overview and show everything working, taking as long as we want. It is a 2005 model, which seemed to be a good for the breakdown cover at least. julie is already in love with it, and is busy thinking of names (heaven help us all..).

    first trip is hopefully going to be a day out next weekend to try out and then hopefully get away for the bank holiday weekend.

    so my first question... for the bank holiday weekend I am assuming I will need to book in advance on a site to make sure I get somewhere? i am still a little unsure about the practicality of wild camping (i have been reading the threads :) )

    Thanks again for the welcome

    David
     
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    Welcome and congratulations on your new motorhome.

    Why not have a look at some of the rallies and meets coming up.

    Come join in the fun. The Stratford upon Avon one is over half term
     
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    Might try the meets, good idea - thanks :)

    Ralph, looked at the photography as well, nice images. You are from Billingham - my son-in-law is from Billingham, small world.
     
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    Hi and welcome.

    :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    I hope I welcomed you first time round, but if I did, let me say you're now doubly welcome...

    I am deeply concerned, and shall probably lose some sleep tonight, about the confusion you're having over your knobs, water, gas and toilets. I am the very last person to venture into indelicate areas, but you really must get a grip...
     
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    Welcome to the fun from Holland. I will take delivery of my van on the 22nd of this month :thumb: Happy travels and enjoy! Hans.
     
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    you are right of course. I think it is the excitement coupled with a poor diet, but I do appreciate the concern :Laughing:
     
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    One point for the handover is to make sure you receive the extra cushions and board needed to make up the double bed from the dinette seats. See This Recent thread.

    Graham
     
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