Hi All - I'm new here.

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  1. Trikeman

    Trikeman Read Only Funster

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    Hi All,
    a very much newby here. This is our first venture into the, hopefully, exciting world of motorhoming. We recently purchased a Swift Kon-tiki 640/6 2.5 turbo diesel.
    Being an engineer by trade, after initial inspection and purchase I dived into the mechanicals. It only has 56000 miles and all the old MOT's to prove this. Her name is now Connie and I have changed all the belts including a modification to remove the idler gear on the power steering system - a big source of noise and breakdowns. Checked out all mechs and took for a new MOT and all fine. Changed all the filters, oils etc. Have checked them but the week after next I will be changing the cam, pump belts and tensioners as a precaution.
    Carried out a full check of all electricals, gas etc - all's well there now. we fitted a TV and freeview system that works great. Put a new CD/radio and music throughout. My Wife carried out some great work on the interior and removed a 'horrible' carpet in the cab area leaving loads of glue trails - so hoping to get some new carpet at Shepton this coming weekend.
    The decals are a bit faded so we are on a mission to get these changed - we hope to do these ourselves too.
    We are really looking forward to getting involved with this forum/club as we enjoy the fun life now the kids have grown up - truly a MAMIL (middle aged male in lycra) as I will be taking the bike everywhere with us.:Laughing:

    Looks a great site and hope we will fit in 'somewhere'. We have put a photo of Connie on here, but not too sure if we have done this right...:Blush:

    Regards

    Trikeman (Kev and Mair).:thumb:
     

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    Welcome to the world of motorhoming and wacky Funsters.
    Congratulations on your purchase, nice van. I'm sure you will blend in to this site as
    most are a friendly crowd. One thing for certain is that if you have a question
    someone will have an answer, very helpful members. I have posted many varied
    questions and ALWAYS received a response.
    I hope you enjoy your chosen retirement package, motorhoming.
     
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    Hi & Welcome to the site (from the isle of wight) pop in to the fun tent while you are at shepton mallet Jim & Sian(the stewards ) will be no doubt pleased to see you , we are going too this is our first time with fun so we also will be pleased to see you and all the other funsters who are attending. Terry:Cool:
     
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    :welcomefunster: and enjoy
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    Hello and welcome, you sound as if you will fit in really well here :welcomefunster:
     
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    welcome

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