First night in new van

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  1. laird of Dunstan

    laird of Dunstan Funster Life Member

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    i left Lincolnshire yesterday and drove down to Taunton and Eddie Van Bitz to have the growler system fitted, after the long motorway drive i arrived at his campsite ,the site has a warden and the guy showed me to my pitch.The site is well presented ,the toilet blocks are well kept and it has a relaxed atmosphere about the place ,the pitches are hard standing and level.
    So it was my oportunity to start playing with my new toy ,i manoevered onto my pitch and began rummaging around for my power cable which i then used to hook up to the electrical point ,once that was done,i got out the remote and pressed the button for the auto levelling system ,this worked a treat,i followed up with filling the tanks, and this lead on to tackling the control panel and the Alde heating system after fishing out the kettle and the panic at not being able to track down the box of Yorkshire tea bags ,subsided upon their being discovered at the bottom of a box,however we forgot to pack a spoon,screwdrivers have their uses in moments like that.
    Its all been one big exciting learning curve ,the list of things that are required grows by the minute,guess the traders at the Peterborough show will be seeing me.
    Ill be off to eddies workshop shortly,oh yes the awning with the 220v motor is a good idea,the thing worked at treat(y)

    campingateddies.jpg eddies sheep.jpg

    I thought id add a photo of @eddievanbitz Hareem, guess theres a bit of a welsh man in there somewhere:)
     
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  2. DanielFord

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    Have fun, oh and remember to close your hab door before winding in the awning! :D
     
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  3. eddievanbitz

    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

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    We'll supply some plastic spoons shortly lol

    Misty this morning isn't it?

    No more sheep pictures please @ShiftZZ and @Chris start pm'ing me for "special poses"
     
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  4. eddievanbitz

    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

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    Oh and don't forget your Funsters code(y)

    I saw you on the road last night trying to work out if my back gate was the first entrance over the bridge or the second lol
     
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  5. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Some thing you want to tell us about eddievanbitz?
     
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  6. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    I think you should change the name from vanbitz to "Jones the van " bud
     
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  7. laird of Dunstan

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    Eddie has been good to his word and handed me a supply of plastic spoons:)
     
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    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

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    Lucky you didn't forget 100 year old Malt
     
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    Looks magnificent on the site ! A lovely van!lol all that money and none left for spoons!! Or are you saving for the gold ones!!:LOL:
     
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    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    You've not had the bill yet...
     
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    @eddievanbitz will have it ready for you on Sunday :D
     
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    Looks a great MH!
     
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    She's a Cracker, mine is a year old now and on our first trip out we didn't have a cork screw, now for a funster THAT is one of the Deadly Sins.

    Have Fun, hope you have some ear plugs when he demonstrates the Growler. (y)
     
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    What model is your rapido?
     
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    I see the levellers lift the van right off the ground.! I'll need another step up to the van, You better make sure @eddievanbitz hasn't scrimped on good foundations....

    Ohh and it would be hilarious to watch you trying to drive off with them down.....:ROFLMAO::LOL:
     
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    I noticed that. I never realised they lifted the van so high before. You'd have to be on solid ground or they'd stick in the ground wouldn't they ?
    Enjoy your first break in your lovely new van.
     
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    Enjoy your lovely new Van,only difference between yours and mine is,yours is CLEAN and 8 years YOUNGER.:LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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    :eek:
     
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    :eek: Don't let @Jim see this, you'll get banned! :D
     
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    Lovely van thanks for photo, we're down there in a few weeks. If Eddie reading this, how clean do you need van as we're travelling for the week down.:D
     
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