hellloooooo from a motorhome virgin

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  1. janeerica

    janeerica Read Only Funster

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    never camped - never caravanned - and at approaching 70 and before the dementia sets in we've bought a second hand Rapido 7068F and plan on a geratric gap year!

    All your threads on here have been soooo useful in helping to choose what we wanted, so very many thanks

    We collected it a week ago - day 1 husband reversed into brick wall and broke rear light, day 2 I went round a corner and got the side caught up on the fascia/guttering of a stable (happily no dent, the marks polished out) day 3 I scratched the back of the wingmirror on a narrow road avoiding an oncoming tractor!! It can only get better!

    Mostly we don't know how any of it works yet, so lots for the technical deprtment (Brian my husband) to learn ! I like to think I'm in charge of the when and where and he's in charge of the how!

    Somewhere I saw an interactive map that some kind soul had made of pubs that welcome motorhomes for overnight stays which sounds a good plan at this time of year. Would someone be kind enough to point me in the right direction.

    see y'all at a meet sometime and i shall continue to enjoy all the info on here

    Regards Jane
     

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  2. scousebird

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    Hello Jane & Brian. Can't help with the pub map but I'm sure someone will come on and help. Hope you enjoy your gap year, and many more! (Please don't hurt the MH anymore :roflmto::roflmto:)
     
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  3. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Hi jane, welcome to the forum.
    We just phone up a pub, in a likely village. (After checking out google maps for the car parking.)
    Then we ask them if we can park our campervan ( cos it sounds smaller) in the carpark overnight, if we book a meal for that evening.
    We don't take the Micky by staying there all day night and day. Just arrive late afternoon and move on mid morning.
     
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  5. Shazrick

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    Hello:welc:
     
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  6. Peter & Elaine

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    Welcome to fun
    Same as Bev said
    Find a pub you fancy ring and ask If you can park for night if we eat and drink

    Done it a few weekends this year about 50% said yes
    If you don't ask you don't get
     
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    Hi and welcome.
    From your OP, you're both as mad as Norwich!
    You'll fit in well here.(y)
     
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    Is this a good idea seeing as you keep crashing into things?:D Welcome to the forum, enjoy your travels.
     
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    Hi :welc:
     
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  11. iceni

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    I would suggest joining one of the national caravan or camping clubs. I prefer "the caravan club" these have a load of nice sites that you can visit over winter and have electricity. If you do get stuck with knowing what to do or how something works you can usually ask the warden and they will come and help you as most of them are quite pleasant fellows. It costs around £50 to join and then the sites are quite cheap and have excellent facilities showers toilets service ponts for filling up. There are lots near towns so you can leave the van and walk into town or the pub.

    Your chioce of van is excellent.
    Have happy times both
    Phill
     
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    Welcome. You are obviously people of good taste, both in your choice of van and forum.(y)
     
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  13. Carol

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    Hello welcome to fun, there is someone on here who does a driving tutorial for helping people to drive there motorhome and had some good reviews , the Pub site guide is under Kieths signature I will pull it up just click on to it. Keep the questions coming and enjoy, try to get to a couple of Fun Rallies lots of info and help to be gleaned on those. :welc:
     
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    This is Keith's forum Avaitor Click Keith into the search click on to his link lots of good info don't know how tp put a link so that's as good as I can do sorry.

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    :hi: Another welcome from the Isle of Wight. Britstops is another way of finding pubs and other places to overnight. We think it is good value for money. We have certainly find it useful and if like us you like to mooch about on your travels following your nose or the weather/scenery without having to book a site, then you might find it useful too. Happy Motorhoming!!!!
     
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    Welcome to Fun

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    Mel & Lieve
     
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    Hi Jane & Brian and welcome to the Fun! (y):welc:
     
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    :)Hi, and welcome from sunny Wales:whistle:
    Gr8t choice of Forum(y)
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    Welcome,
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    hello and welcome to the house of fun. you really should fit in with us. you are as mad as the rest of us.
     
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