Hi All !! another new one here :0)

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  1. DunHoming

    DunHoming Deleted User

    Hi,

    Im Paul a 51 year old ex mechanic married for 30 yrs to Denise. 3 sons blah,blah :BigGrin:

    4 years or so back got ourselves a great old Merc powered Autotrail Apache, one of the green and white coachbuilt ones.

    Just attracted me by its purposeful classic camper looks.. and to be honest for an old van it was and is very well fitted out. Im not an expert on campers but I think in 1991 it must have been one of the better MH's out there. And I shall miss it a lot in all honesty.

    anyways, the old girl.. Wilma the Merc that is not the wife !! has done stirling service and taken us all over Europe and the Brit Isles. We put 28000 very happy miles on the old bus. and she never ever failed us. just regular servicing etc and replacement of any bits as and when needed. ( this is similar to wifey !!)

    but as with most things it came to pass that we wanted better and newer.. lets hope this pans out to be true, and have bought a new to us 2004 Bessacar E760 lo-line

    So now its time to upgrade "Betty" the bessacarr to my hearts content and once again has some great holidays and weekends away in it.

    Although the biggest mod I did to the old MH was a TB turbo-intercooler upgrade the new machine being a Ducato 2.8TDI is a revelation, cant wait till I ask the age old question of whether chipping or remapping is the way to go !!!!

    that kind of talk was way over the head of me and my old trusty Merc 208D :Smile:

    Cheers all, Paul V.

    p.s. anyone think I perhaps may have more than a passing remblance to Fred Flintstone ? I have just realised my wife named MH no1 "Wilma" and no2 "Betty"

    lets hope its not because she looks like Barney Rubble :Doh:
     
  2. kickstart

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    Hi Paul,let me be the first to say wecome to the fun, I hope you have as much with your new rig as you did with the last,hope you can make it to some of the meet's this year:Smile:
     
  3. DunHoming

    DunHoming Deleted User

    Hi Kickstart.

    many thanks for the welcome. 2009 will be the year we do go to our first club meets and some rallies.

    We have yet to go to any real motorhome shows too.

    I have found that the general holidays and touring breaks we have had were fantastic, but to be able to get to know some like minded folk and have a decent weekend away sounds like the next step for us.

    Paul.
     
  4. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    hi paul and denise and welcome from me too,

    have a look in the calender and see if any meets/rallies grab you. the show meets are very popular.

    the only thing thats arranged is the location and date.....you do as you like.

    most folks meet up at night for a beer and a natter in Jims (admin/ringleader) "canvas clubhouse" which doubles as a bring your own 'cafe' during the day:thumb:
     
  5. pappajohn

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    looks like we have gremlins in the works again.....:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    or you've been very busy posting....:Doh: four and a quarter BILLION posts.:)

    DunHoming
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  6. Manouche

    Manouche Read Only Funster

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    Hi from us too,.... an ex-mechanic eh !
    I would have kept that under my hat, you could find yourself very poular at the meets.
    A very warm welcome.:thumb:
     
  7. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi Dun,

    Welcome to Fun, enjoy:thumb:

    Peter
     
  8. davejen

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    Hi, Dun a warm welcome from up north!
    Dave:thumb:
     
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    Hi dunhoming and :welcome:

    regards
    bald eagle
     
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    Hi Paul and Denice.
    Welcome to the FUN. You have the same background as i [but dont tell anyone]. It helps to keep the cost of running a MH down. The meets are great. Hope to meet you at one sometime
    Pudseykeith & Rosalie. :thumb:
     
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    I think he may be sorted by now- posted in 2009!
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    Welcome,
    Alan + Diane,
     
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    Hi and a warm welcome to the Funtastic world of madness :)
     
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    This post is from 2009, not sure the original OP will see this. :Smile:
     
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