I kid you not!

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  1. muddywellies

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    It's my first year of motorhoming and so far this year I have done over 40,000kms. My vehicle is 6m for maneuverability and easy parking. I have done tours of Skye and upto Norkapp in Norway among others. Having solar panels I haven't come close to using even 70% of my battery capacity so I wild camp mostly. Especially with up to 150litres of water on board and traveling alone. On the odd occasions I go to camp sites I am just staggered by the sheer variety and amount that many campers insist they need to take with them to be "comfortable". But I reckon I saw it all when a caravan arrived beside me and they brought out the GARDEN GNOMES and placed 6 under the main front window. It gives new meaning to superfluous in my book. But, each to his own. Together we make this wonder-filled world.
     
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    Thank god we're all different eh!
    Once saw a caravanner spend all Friday afternoon setting up complete with a plastic picket fence. Took the poor bugger hours with his missus constantly bending his ear.
    Sunday morning heard a racket about 7.30am there he is taking it all back down they only stayed a weekend.
    Doh
     
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    LOL ... if you think that's extreme ... one place I camp up in Glastonbury the regulars bring out about twenty garden gnomes, a birdbath, birdhouse and numerous toy squirrels and hedgehogs!!!!!!!!!!!

    When I first started motorhoming I was laughed at ...by someone who shall not be named @Onemanandhisdog because I always carried a hanging bird feeder and seeds to hand on the trees near me so that I could watch the birds... You wouldn't do that would you ....:)
     
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    I think your profile needs some updating @muddywellies ! - says you're a MH virgin - think you've got over that now ;)
    What MH have you got? - we're looking to downsize to 6m so any info and experience wold be welcome (y)
     
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    Respect ! We bought a 4 year old MH with 4000 miles on the clock, takes all sorts.

    Now where can I buy some lightweight garden gnomes ?
     
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    God that brings back memories. Many, many years ago we along with our two young kids were camping in Normandy.
    Mid-afternoon in drove a convoy of three Brit cars with caravans. They parked up together and once unhitched all three drove to the utilities area and proceeded to wash and leather their cars.
    Once back with their caravans they erected awnings etc., and one couple hung flower baskets on the awning complete with plastic geraniums. They then planted a plastic sign by the opening flap which announced something like: "George and Mavis from Enfield".
    I nearly wet myself every time I looked towards that sign.:)
     
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    Oy you leave me and Mave alone !...................................................:LOL:
     
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    If I bought gnomes, first of all they would fall on my head every time SWMBO opened a top locker (just like all her "junk" does now)

    Then I would run over the buggers whenever I left my pitch

    Suppose ramps disguised as gnomes could work though (I'm ringing dragons den tomorrow, watch this space)
     
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    I am really regretting doing that search on ebay now, I keep getting emails informing of similarly inappropriate gnomes that are for sale! :blusher:
     
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    LOL - that's nothing.

    When our club has gone camping in the past, we have gnomes, flamingos and various garden ornaments outside. In the gazebos we have full on sofas, grandfather clock, carpets, paintings hanging up, electric 'fake' fireplace. It's been brilliant and a great laugh, just can be a pain to lug around in a VW camper.
     
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    I have seen that fireplace.
     
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    Not just fireplace, flying ducks on wall, coffee table and lava lamp
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Ey lad.....more out then in:)

    That is some mileage! I remember when you bought the van...is it working out OK?
     
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    Don't get me started on damn wind chimes...
     
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