Hellooo from a newbie...

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  1. midgemagnet

    midgemagnet Read Only Funster

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    Hi I'm Mike and wife is Jacky - and I have owned a motorhome for a month !

    After getting to know it a little for a couple of weeks we have had a couple of day trips out to get used to it.....and then drove 550 miles in it each way) from the far north of Scotland to the South of England then back 4 days later....won't be doing that again in a day.:Rofl1: On the way down we slept at the services on the M5 for the princely sum of £10 and on the way up we slept at layby 81 on the A9 - drumochter summit - and a proper campsite inbetween.

    Family wedding in the South...was amused by my brother in law looking straight at the van and asking where were we staying...

    All good, had a lot of fun, wife happy, eldest son (20) was happy, youngest son (7) was very happy and daughter (17)was disgusted with us for buying it :Cool: as she didn't have her own bedroom and bathroom......

    That trip under our belt we have a couple of weekends away planned, mebbe Aviemore or out on the west coast (fishing!). Good forum and looking to ask lots of newbie questions in the future - so be gentle!

    Mike
     
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    chatter Read Only Funster

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    Hi and welcome to Fun

    ask away there will be plenty of answers to your questions no doubt
     
  3. toledo

    toledo Funster Life Member

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    hi

    :thumb: hi and walcome to the fun :thumb:
     
  4. Gran & Rog

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    welcome to Motorhome Fun
     
  5. Ralph-n-Bev

    Ralph-n-Bev Funster

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    Hi there,
    love the name , I was one too till i started taking complex multi B vitamins , now they leave me alone :Smile::thumb:
    We were at Aviemore for 10 days over New Year , it was great. We will be going again thats for sure. Enjoy your travels and welcome to the forum.
     
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    dellwood33 Read Only Funster

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    Hi there Mike and Jacky :Smile: Welcome to MotorhomeFun :thumb:
     
  7. lorger

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    Hi and welcome to fun nice to see another scot join us

    I know what you mean about your daughter we have a 14 year old but she is used to it now after 4 years.
     
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    Hello and welcome :Smile:
     
  9. DESCO

    DESCO Read Only Funster

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    Hi

    Welcome to MH Fun.

    Re daughter problem, Tow a caravan for her to live in.:Rofl1::Rofl1: Answer to first question, problem solved.
     
  10. Wildman

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    hi and welcome to the fun, at 17 your daughter can buy her own motorhome and have her own bedroom and bathroom. though I doubt she will want to travel with you much longer so she is out of the equation.Just enjoy your wonderful motorhome.
     
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    hi and welcome from Swansea

    :flyingwelcome:

    Rob
     
  12. browne4573

    browne4573 Read Only Funster

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    I'm a newbie too, and not far from you (I think). I bought mine a couple of weeks ago and have spent many a happy hour cursing under my breath at what previous owners considered acceptable!

    So far I have rewired a lot of the electrics, first the whole split charge bit after standing scratching my head and trying to work out which of the predominently red wires were live and which were neutral.

    Did up the nut on my carver 2 water heater to stop a tiny leak (and broke the tie rod bar predicatably).

    Bought a foam mattress and carved it up to make new cushions for the seats and now just trying to find someone local who can sew to make seat covers.

    And this evening tackled the 240v electrics, now whilst I am sure that it was easier to just cut off the bit that a previous owner didn't think they needed, poking the bare wires into a hole in the body probably wasn't a good idea. So much rewiring later and it is all working.

    So now I just have to fit my new heater when it arrives, get the seats covered, probably change the shower curtain slightly work out how to clean the overcab mattress effectively, and most importantly figure out what kind of in vehicle entertainment I want. There is no cab stereo and nothing in the back so I ideally want something which will do the job from one location rather than two different systems.

    It's all good fun though and I am looking forward to getting away at least once this year. (oh and I would like to fix the oven too, not lighting at all, now I am guessing that it can only be the valve or the thermocouple but it would normally light if the thermocouple was faulty, then go out when the knob is released, hmmm probably the valve.)

    Keep having fun.
     
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