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  1. odchamp

    odchamp Read Only Funster

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    Hi Im new to the forum, and have done most of my motorhomong in the uk and northern france.
    We always go on a 2 week summer holiday in the summer as well as motorhoming, but we are getting a bit fed up with flying now with all the agro that brings, so i am thinking of driving down to spain next year.
    However although my motorhome is exellent condition and very low milage, it is a 1994 petrol 2.0 litre autoquest 400 gt non powersteering.
    we normally sit around 60mph and in england no problem but do you think i should think about changing my van if i intend to do the long trips down to spain?
    Any advise or wisdom would be very welcome.
     
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    chatter Read Only Funster

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    Hi and welcome to Fun

    if you are happy with your van, its reliable and well maintained why go to the expense of changing it unless you really want to, there are still plenty of 80s/90s vans touring europe.A newer vehicle stands as much chance as an older vehicle of going wrong infact newer ones have more things that can go wrong especially in the mechanics of the thing
     
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    movan Funster Life Member

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    :thumb: Welcome!
     
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    Welcome

    I agree with chatter why change if it ain’t broke and your happy with it.

    Paul & Lynne
     
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    Hi odchamp :welcomefunster:

    Must agree if it ain't broke don't fix it.

    You know your van, and there is probably more you can fix yourself, why change, if you find it OK.

    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hi and welcome,
    I'm not mechanically minded , at all.
    But I'd say if your MH is regularly serviced , and everything is OK , why change it ?
    We never go over 60 in ours , unless we dont realize. :Blush:
    Whats the point in speeding around .
    Get there safely let the speed freaks use more petrol , risk more accidents and get points on their license:thumb:
    As long as petrol is easily available where ever your going , I'd say go for it. No doubt your muscles will have already been built up nice and strong , over the years , to cope with not having power steering on the journey anyway.
    Go for it.
    Bev
     
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    Welcome to the fun - and as for needing to change? same as they said...
     
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    Janine Funster Life Member

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    Hello and welcome to Fun :welcomefunster:

    I drive an 'oldie' and I think that other road users are more forgiving if I'm going slowly :Laughing:
     
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    Many thanks for your help.
    I guess it was the thought of hour after hour of children saying are we there yet.:Angry:
    But i could break the journey up more and take a few days to get down there, rather than one mad rush.

    cheers

    odchamp
     

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