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  1. smiff

    smiff Read Only Funster

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    Hi all,

    Finally took the plunge last weekend and picked up my first ever motorhome. Looking forward to taking it away this weekend if we can ever find a park that has any spaces left. Tried all the ones in the Dorset area but had no joy so far.

    As for the van, well it's very old but in excellent condition for it's age. Some electrical work needs doing, and the water boiler is broken due to the previous owner leaving water in the pipes last winter which froze and split them. Some rust needs patching too, but for a 20 year old van it's not bad. As it's the first foray into motorhome ownership we didn't want to go crazy and spend a fortune.

    Anyway, enough about the van, I'll probably pop up in different bits of the forum asking for advice, this is meant to be a "hello", so Hello all :Smile:

    Smiff (or Paul, if you prefer)

    PS - Based in the Reading, Berks area
     
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    'ello :thumb:
     
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    welcome Paul
    make sure you winterise then when all these fair weather campers have gone home you can have the sites all to yourself come November.....
     
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    Hi Smiff, welcome to the Fun:thumb:
     
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    Hi Smiff and a big welcome to you.your van may be 20 years old,like my RV is,but you will have some fun and good time with it.not only that it is nice to see some of the old motorhome at show and on the road.so good on you have fun with it hope to see you at a show some time. Pete & Shirl (Arizona Chief) :thumb:
     
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    Thanks all,

    Definitely will be out and about in the winter months, don't worry, I'm no fair-weather camper :BigGrin: I'm trying to work out what the various buttons do at the moment, it didn't really come with instructions, just an A4 sheet of do's and do not's. I've got it hooked up to the mains at home now, and pondering trying to work out how the electrics work before getting our local auto-sparkies to fix all the things that don't work (I'm sure it's a fuse, but there's no fuse box so it's hard to find all the various in line fuses to test them all).

    Cheers
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    :welcome: Smiff to MH Fun.

    Good to see an older van finding a new lease of life.

    Hope you can solve the problems.


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    I Paul welcome to motorhomefun I only live at Calcot what part of Reading do you live? quite a few good motorhome repairers in this area if you need any help contact me Tony
     
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    Hi and welcome Smiff
     
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    Hi Tony, nice to see another local on here :Smile:

    I'm in the Coley area, just outside the town centre. My wife used to manage a fleet of vans for her employer and she's got some contacts who we're going to try for the first round of electrical fixes, but I'd be very interested to hear your recommendations (she rates Maybank, who are based in Craddock Road, Reading). I know there's a MH place on the A4 near Aldermaston who I've seen people recommend on other forums during my initial investigative work into buying a MH, so might pop up there one day to take a look.

    Cheers
    Smiff
     
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    Welcome to MHF Smiff:Smile:
     
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    Hi paul and :welcome:

    regards
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    Hi and welcome to FUN from another Berkshire, I live in Funchampstead.

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    hi and welcome:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    hi smiff, Newbie here to!! just bought mh 17 yrs old great nick though. have tried to get in to sites in dorset all day no room at the inn though.
    Oh welcome by the way. not far from you in farnborough.:Smile:
     
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    Hi Paul and:welcome:tofun
     
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    Hi Smiff and welcome from us too :Laughing:
     
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    I paul thanks for your reply i have a copy of three mmm,s base vehicle servicing it covers all over the country there are eight garages in Reading who do all servicing work the dealer on the a4 is webbs motorhomes was collins webbs is a family run company if you need anymore info please pm me good luck with your new motorhome Tony
     
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    hi paul i love the old vans i had an old dormobile ex variety bus,wife hated it and made me buy me buy a more modern one,although i love the comfort of the pilote we now own i still think think theres something special about the oldies. You and your wife enjoy before the call of "id really like a nice comfy fixed bed" kicks in:thumb:
     
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    Hi, welcome! People on this site are lovely and very helpful so ask away!!!
     
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