First M/H

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  1. Zepp

    Zepp Funster

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    Hi All
    I’m hoping to pick my first motorhome up on Weds and I am calling in at the Pickering Show on my way back north to get a few things fitted so if you see someone in a L/H silver tag axle dethleffs esprit looking very lost that will be me lol.

    Any advice will be welcome if you spot me.

    Regards Paul
     
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    Hi Paul, Nice rig, you should have said if you see someone in a L/H silver tag axle dethleffs esprit with a great big smile, that will be me:BigGrin::Rofl1:
     
  3. Zepp

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    Hi Jim
    Yes I will have a big smile on my face but Ive also never drove anything this big before and I will be doing the trip solo however Im sure it will be ok lol .

    I can't wait to pick it up .....but I will be very nervous driving it for the first time

    But where better to go than a motorshow on your first trip Im sure I will get some great tips from everyone lol.


    Paul
     
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    Mysterious voice comes out of a cloud....."BEWARE THE OVERHANG".

    It's so easy to sideswipe something with the rear end by turning too sharply too close.

    And another voice says "WATCH THE TREES".

    Look out for your new found height on trees, signs, fuel stations, car parks and things.

    Apart from that, no problems. Though if you invent a new one do tell us :)
     
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    Hi Zep.

    I think that we are all nervous first time out in any new van if we are honest:Eek!:
    I don't think size matters (so they say):Blush:

    Don't worry just enjoy it, I am sure you will manage:thumb::thumb:

    Best of luck Enjoy


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  6. Zepp

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    Thanx for the tips Brian so many things to watch out for :Laughing :BigGrin:



    Paul
     
  7. Zepp

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    Cheers Dave

    I will just take my time till I get used to it

    Paul
     
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    Good luck with the new bus.. after a few hours driving you'll wonder why you were worried.. :Smile:

    to add to Brian's list

    With a left hooker, the blind spot under the passenger side window .. a particular problem when driving solo .. be especially vigilant overtaking or changing lanes .. you might be surprised what can hide down there ..

    When approaching junctions and turning left, stay as straight as possible to the main road .. also applies at roundabouts..
    'Command' the junction, don't be pushed into a position that leaves you blind to the right ..
    As already advised, when filling up, watch the tail swing when pulling away from the fuel pumps.. has caught a few out . :Eek!:

    Jim
     
  9. Zepp

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    Hi Jim

    Thanx for some great tips I am getting afew cameras fitted so I hope that helps with the blind spots


    Paul
     
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    good luck and enjoy your M.H.
     
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    congrats

    as a fairly new onwer myself the only advice I can give is take time to get the seat correct. It was my 3rd or fourth trip before I found a really good setup, it makes all the differance.


    good luck
     
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    Thanx sebthegecko & duetto owner


    Im moving out of the house today so I maybe off line for a few days thx to everyone for the advice / tips very kind of you all.

    Paul
     
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