Hello from the New Forest

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  1. Gary217

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    Hello from a couple of new joiners, Gary and Sue (oops, plus Lola the lab!). We've had a VW T5 camper for five years and have travelled across lots of Europe spending a few weeks at a time on the road which we absolutely love.
    We loved our VW especially due to it's car-size footprint for parking and exploring off the beaten track but have decided we wanted a slightly bigger van that is self-contained for wild camping, using French Aires and beach camping, plus a little bit more comfort for the evenings. So, we have just bought a Ford Transit based van conversion by La Strada called a Pronto (German converter using Italian words...?) which we pick up in a week and a half after it has been prepared by the seller and a Fiamma wind-out awning is fitted. Hopefully the extra metre or so length will not prove too much of a problem for parking and it does seem to be comfy and well kitted compared to our much loved van - but emotions are up and down as we have had so much fun in the VW we do not want to say goodbye to it, but equally we are excited about the new van.
    Anyway, that's probably a way too long introduction and I'm in danger of wittering on, looking forward to getting involved on here and although we've done a lot campervaning we have a few questions related to our new van which I will post soon.
     
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    Hello Gary Sue & Lola

    Welcome to Fun

    Mel & Lieve
    ps whither away we all do
     
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    Hi Gary & Sue (& Lola!) and welcome to the Fun!:welc::party:
     
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    Hi Gary & Sue,
    Big Welcome from across the Solent stream on the Isle of Wight
    beware of offers from @Popeye -Griff he'll be offering you sweeties next !!!!(only joking)
     
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    Hi to you all we had a bongo camper for a few years, then changed to a Transit based PVC Autosleeper. It's longer but we have never found it a problem, we don't take another vehicle with us now so use the Transit for transport localy, never had too much trouble finding parking. The height is the only concern. you will love it!
     
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