Funsters - What’s in a name?

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  1. Jim

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    I don’t know who coined the name first. I think we might have been ‘Funners’ for a few weeks and somehow this turned into 'Funsters' and stuck. I’m so happy it did. It’s now become a sort of rallying call for fun loving motorhomers Europe-wide. Now it seems anyone spotted having fun anywhere near a motorhome someone passing will be heard to say 'They must be Funsters' :)

    One thing I see on other forums or hear at our Fun stand at shows are people who say “There’s no way I’d want to be called a Funster.” This makes me smile. The good thing is, and I don't want to appear to be mean, but this is always said by such miserable looking people that I’m happy that the name deters them ;)

    So the term somehow defines us and does it's bit to keep the miserable away. Its a win-win for the Funsters and long may it remain. Sure, we get the odd miserable bugger through the door, but, on the whole, what a fantastic happy lot Funsters are. Thank you, one and all.
     
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  2. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    When I rang up to book Newark yesterday and said we wanted to be in the Fun area the guy I spoke to used the term Funster several times - always positively. They like The Funsters there (y)
     
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  3. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    I agree. I've always considered myself positive and fun loving but it did take an illness to kick me into being even more so. Taking more holidays than ever, and not always in the van, and generally being grateful for the freedom and time to enjoy it. Whilst the Fun forum has it's darker moments at times I think that fun spirit continues to show after many years of maybe same old, same old threads. Long may it and us continue and to the miserable ones I say what my old boss told me many years ago "Gather ye rosebuds etc." He died six months later.
     
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  4. Dawn B

    Dawn B Funster

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    You're welcome :)
     
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    cliffandger Funster Life Member

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    I agree Jim - and I suggest the laminated name badges should add Eric and Sue's (Gloworm's) Warning - Miserable Motorhomers Not Welcome!!!
     
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  6. cliffandger

    cliffandger Funster Life Member

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    With a picture of a Uke thrown in for good measure!;) :rofl:
     
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    Chris Funster Life Member

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    If I am talking to my wife about someone, my 10 year old daughter will often pipe up with "Is he a Funster Dad ?":D
     
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    Wildbill Funster

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    I have suffered very bad with depression yes a man admitting it I have to come to terms with it diagnosed as clinically depressed was involved in a very serious industrial accident many years ago and just keep it bottled up till I cracked.
    in September fun has been a life line to me it gives me a escape from my it un locks me many of my friends have walked away.
    it's not there fault they don't understand but with out this forum I don't know where I would be now
    all I can say is thank you Jim and the many real friends and virtual friends and enemies
    thank you all
    bill
     
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  9. vin0114

    vin0114 Funster

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    Best thing that ever happened to us becoming Funsters:) having joined other clubs in the past that had totally armour coated 'clicks' and in one particular case their total disregard for new members. Joining this club had been a breath of fresh air and long may it continue.
     
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  10. beacons

    beacons Funster

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    Yes if feeling a little down or alone
    log on to fun you always feel part of it also always proud to say we're funsters when out and ahout in mh and even when we're not .
     
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    Just for you Bill :lips::lips:
     
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    It's great to be part of such a friendly bunch of people sharing our life experiences & not just in the virtual world on here but meeting & making real life friends too (y) We are happy & proud to be Funsters :)
     
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    I knew I'd get a mention, eventually;)
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    I was just thinking the same(about me though!!):)
     
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    Not a Funster anymore cos Jim still hasnt sent my stickers for my new windscreen.:crying::crying::crying:

    Miserable bugger :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Proud to be a member.....and looking forward to getting a MH and joining you properly not just virtually!
     
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    alfandM Funster

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    Likewise Jim(y)Thanking you,may the forum keep shining .AlfandM
     
  18. GJH

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    Every club needs its exception to the rule :LOL:
    Not an excess though so please sort it out between yourselves chaps :LOL:
     
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    ABZSteve Funster

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    Is HappyBrewer AKA BillTheDrill?
     
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    jollyrodger Funster Life Member

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    Happy to be a "Funster" have met some good some not so good travelers / vacationers over the years and has been an education for the kids growing up .by far this is the best club we have ever joined.
    Like others somtimes up at silly o'clock and read the forum mail have a giggle or post something stupid and life is good again .long may it reign ;)
     
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