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  1. BriantheSnail

    BriantheSnail Read Only Funster

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    Hi, all of you! Just introducing me and Other Half, seriously Newbie motorhomers - we collected our first MH yesterday afternoon, so couldn't really be newer! Haven't taken it out yet, apart from the long slog home, and are still finding out where everything is, and how things work. After 2 hours of hunting we finally found the cold water tank :Doh: ! Can anyone tell me, btw, if it's possible to get hold of touch-up stuff for the uretheny/foamy/plascticy covering on the MH body? This one (aka Brian the Snail) has the odd little dink and hole in his shell, and it would seem like a smart idea to patch it up.

    Any tips, hints, good ideas, bad ideas, warnings, encouragements would be warmly welcomed!! Nice to be part of a really friendly group xx :Smile:
     
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  3. Brian and Jo

    Brian and Jo Funster Life Member

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    hi

    hi there and a warm welcome to MHF and all it has to offer,enjoy your time here.:welcome: regards brian jo & josh:thumb:
     
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    1948 Read Only Funster

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    wellcome to the club
    , upload pictures certain that someone will come along to give advice and material to use
     
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    DESCO Read Only Funster

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    Welcome BriantheSnail to MH Fun

    Glad to welcome another Funster

    As said give us a picture and someone will know the answer, there are years of knowledge on this forum make good use of it, advice freely given, sometimes tongue in cheek but still given.

    Good luck on your first trip, let us know how it goes.


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Brisey Funster Life Member

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    Hi BriantheSnail and :welcome:to MotorhomrFun.:thumb:

    flyingwelcome
     
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    Would be interesting to see photos... What part of the country are you from?
     
  8. BriantheSnail

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    Thank you all so much! Wow! Will take photos of the blobs/scratches as soon as it's daylight again. None of the 'blemishes' are serious, but you know what it's like when you've got a new toy to play with, and want it to look immaculate!

    Movan, we're in the North West as well! Saddleworth, to be precise. Whereabouts are you?
     
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    Hi and welcome to fun - there will soon be enough of us in the north west to go head to head with the north east coast gang :Rofl1:
     
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    Hi BriantheSnail and welcome to Fun. :BigGrin:

    flyingwelcome
     
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    HI and wellcome:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hi and Welcome to the Fun. Hope its not too blustery up there on Saddleworth Moor ( ex Huddersfield )!!


    In your profile you say you have an Auto Roller, is that a Roller Team, if so give me the details of it as I am taking ours in for service and hab check tomorrow to a Roller Team Dealers and they maybe able to help.

    Dale
     
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    Hi Brian, your first motorhome, there's plenty to learn, but you've done good so far by finding the fun. Welcome:thumb:
     
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    brian

    Welcome to a Wonderful World!:welcomefunster:
     
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    You're all lovely; thank you so much for the warm welcome - I'm fillin' up!:smalllove:
    Funny you should mention Saddleworth Moor, Dalek; that was the way we had to come back! On the Holmfirth side it was lovely; sunny, warm, gorgeous. As soon as we climbed out onto the moor it was gross; rain, mist, full headlights.

    I'm now going to attempt to post a photo of the 'bullet holes' (please God they're not!) on the nearside of Brian the Snail ... way hey! I think it's worked! I know they're not HUGE holes, but my worry is that a) they'll get bigger and b) water will seep down underneath the plastic coating (what is it?) and just make it all worse. What I'd love to do is bung the holes up, but don't want to use anything inappropriate or silly. Like chewing gum! Would a quick squirt of silicon do it?

    It's now Brian's 3rd day with us, and we've spent the entire day cleaning him. The inside was just unreal; it took me 3 hours to clean the fridge out. We've also found out that the shower pan's been emptying (probably for years) into the space under the bathroom, the tank sensors don't work (!) and the previous owners have been obsessed with stickers - everywhere! Thank God for Sticky Stuff Remover xxxxxx Having said all that, Brian is now definitely part of the family, so this weekend we're taking him out for the day - Goodness knows where, but probably not too far, just in case! Our own fault; having never bought a Brian before we assumed (fatal!) that the seller would tell us if something was wrong, broken or missing. We'll know next time! Having said that, we reckon we got Brian for a good price, and by the time he's been reupholstered and cleaned (!) I don't think we'll lose.

    Dalek, you asked if it was a Roller Team. Now ... it's a 1997, and has 'AutoRoller 2' on it's back end, right at the top. 1950 engine ... can't think of any other identifiers, because the handbook's no longer with it. Suspect it's not a Roller Team, somehow ... What we're desperate for is a replacement for the tank sensors; they're shorting out, and Him Indoors can't work out why because he can't get behind the panel to examine them (he's an electronics engineer, so don't panic!)

    It's really strange, the knowledge that we can just go away for a day, or two, or three, on a whim. Bit like having a holiday home, but not knowing where it is! We run our own company with a 24/7 service response, so can never plan anything ahead. For the first time in 25-odd years we can now disappear, and not worry about hideous hotel bills if we have to rush back at a moment's notice. It's actually quite difficult to get into the mind-set of being able to run away without leaving 'tracks' all over the place. Like it!:Smile:

    Thank you all, again ... wave, please, when you're passing!
     

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    Hi BriantheSnail and :welcome:to MotorhomrFun.:thumb:

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    Mmm, interesting they look as if something was screwed into the panel. Well if you bought it in Holmfirth it was probarbly used as a ram raiding vehicle - only joking.

    Dale
     
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    That sounds great. Can I join ? Where is it ? Is it free ?
     
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    You know, I've really taken to you guys. Now keep this quiet, I don't want this to hit the headlines until all the deals are done but I've discovered a rich gold seam on Ilkley Moor. The surveyor says there's tonnes of the stuff. Now here's the hard part, I need a few more thousands to complete the purchase of the moor and seeing as you are such nice people I'd like to offer you a chance of a lifetime and offer you 50% of the shares in the Ilkley Moor Gold Mine Corporation for just £25,000. It's got to be cash, the guy I'm buying it off does not want to pay capital gains task, know what I mean. So what do you think ?





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    >> We've also found out that the shower pan's been emptying (probably for years) into the space under the bathroom,

    Now this is *serious*. Try and get under and look for rot before it's too late.
     
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