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  1. Jim&jo

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    hi all,

    Just thought I would drop by and say hi

    I have always loved the idea of having a camper but having moved around a fair bit and living in cities it just never happened.
    I am now in my early thirties and myself and my partner decided that it was time. We bought 'Derek' our 1985 Renault Trafic T1000 10 days ago and we love him.
    He has only had 4 owners and is in wonderful condition. Good Service history and flew through the mot 2 weeks ago. He's diesel and has done 88000.
    Have spend the last few days getting used to what everything does and giving the interior a new lease of life (my partner freaks out a little at the thought of other people's dead skin haha) so a whole new set of upholstery and curtains are currently being made and should be ready to collect in a few days time. Just finshed sanding and painting all the units and just have to put the new vinyl on the tops and I'm done.

    First overnighter this weekend and quite happy the weather looks bad so we get to cuddle up in our new van


    look forward to chatting

    James
     
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  2. funflair

    funflair Funster Life Member

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    Hi James, Jo and Derek

    Sound like an adventure, welcome to the Fun.

    Enjoy
     
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  3. Bluestar

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    Hello to you and "Derek" :)
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN, now the adventure begins. (y)
     
  5. trekkin

    trekkin Read Only Funster

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    Hi

    Welcome to the forum from the Midlands

    You make " now in my early thirties and decided it was time" sound like your are nearing the end of your life, when in fact you have most of your life ahead of you.

    Enjoy your new hobby, pastime and way of life,

    Welcome again from someone who was in his early thirties many years ago.
     
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  7. Jim&jo

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    Thank you guys and gals :)





    Haha trekkin - I think that came out wrong. I have wanted one for years but never been in the right place/job/location etc but now I have a nice driveway, Central to eveywhere and the money to afford to look after a van and go away regularly. The early 30's comment was more of a 'I've wanted one since my teens and I've waited long enough' haha
     
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    Hi jim&jo and welcome to the Fun!:welc::party:
     
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  9. Jonkil

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    Welcome,
    Exciting travels ahead.
    The older diesel traffics are a fantastic van, saw them with over 250k and going strong...... great choice.
    Have fun.
     
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  10. Jim&jo

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    Thank you Jonkil

    We had been looking on lots of forums and websites at the what we could get that was not too big, a nice vintage feel about it and something reliable. As you say I have seen them advertised with pushing 200k and with it being diesel we should be good with this one as it has been really cared for.
    Excited is an understatement.....I am like a kid at Christmas, earlier I just went out and sat in it with a bottle of cider to see what it will feel like on Saturday hahaha, is that mad?
     
  11. trekkin

    trekkin Read Only Funster

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    No that's perfectly normal, as is sleeping in your new to you motorhome on the drive, spending every spare moment just sitting in it. All just perfectly normal

    And the best bit, you never loose that initial excitement, every outing (Or staying on the drive) is a new adventure

    Enjoy your new toy...

    And remember you do not need to travel far to enjoy Motorhoming just down the road is sometimes far enough
     
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  12. Brian and Jo

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    hi there and welcome to MHF(y)
    Brian & Jo
     
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    Don't get too cuddly you may end up needing a bigger van:wink:
     
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    Hi and welcome from South Glos. :smiley:
     
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    Welcome from another Renault Trafic autosleeper owner. I hope you have lots of fun in Derek!
     
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    Hello Jim & Jo :hi:
     
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    Hi folks and Dereck happy days ahead welcome from Devon

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    Hello, welcome and well done you. Also wanted a van for a long time, from seeing my first dormobile, finally got my first when in my late thirties. Have had them on and off since. Just changed to a garage model to carry the bike.
     
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