I'm new and looking for help, to get the best out and give to this group/forum etc

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  1. Peter murry

    Peter murry Funster

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    I'm 72 and just lost my wife of 47 years, with her health problem (auto immune and asthma since 2000) and we were advised to leave the UK as her asthma was VERY bad there.
    Stayed in France/Italy for hols.etc but not good there either.

    Visited Crete, Greece in 2003 (as Ruth's niece was having a Villa built there) and her asthma was much better; so from 2003-2006 she visited here several times and different seasons and she was still much better on Crete !!!!
    So sold our home in Bournemouth and moved to Crete and purchased 5000 sq. mts. land with the dream of building a home.

    Thank goodness we didn't as Greeks VERY corrupt and nothing LEGAL etc.
    So rented and moved 6 times in 10 years. and now overlook Souda Bay and only 450e a month (so VERY hard to decide my future??)
     
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    Peter Sorry to hear of your loss and glad that you are looking to the future . Lots of single people on here who seem to have a wonderful time in a MH and travel widely.
    Good luck and welcome:pink:
     
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    Welcome aboard Peter
    Sorry to hear of your loss.
    Crete is a lovely island and I don't envy your decision. I guess it depends on the friends/family you have there compared to the UK.
    You don't mention a motorhome in your intro? Have you got one or intend on getting one?
    :welcome4:
     
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  4. Peter murry

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    Thanks and how is the best way to learn how to use this group etc. please.
    We used to own a "Autosleeper SV100" Ice-cream van, as I used to call it. And my idea is to sell our land here on Crete and purchase a motorhome ? or are they motorcaravans?
    But not sure if to base here on Crete as I have room here to park it, but then the cost of getting off an Island (like the UK) or moving to Europe mainland (Slovenia sounds nice)

    How can I invite members etc. to come and visit me here on Crete ?
     
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    You just did!!!
    Welcome Pete, join in and have a chat, a laugh, and pick up a few tips.
    Not a bad bunch, mostly !!!! ( except me!)
    You'll never be lonely with this forum.
     
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    Dave's motorhome goes on water!!!:LOL:
     
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    When I reply, am I replying to the thread or to the individual person ? And does the group have meets so I can ask lots of ?'s please ?
     
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    To the thread. There are plenty of meets, mostly uk but also abroad, many planned, many not!
    But you need a motorhome, unless you arrange a rally on your land - now there's a thought !!!
     
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    The reply is on open forum unless you PM that person. We have rally meets which are great for Funsters to meet .
    Ask away if you need help and star a new thread if it's something specific or join in the banter when you like.
     
  10. Peter murry

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    One thing I need to do is research which M/c or M/h type/config etc. and running costs and L/h or R/hand ? bearing in mind I would like to stay on mainland Europe.
    And is L/h better value etc. ?
     
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    Anyway Pete, you're not 'new' , you're 72, that's classd as 'vintage' or 'pre-loved' :D
     
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    :welcome4: Peter
    Sorry for your loss, some on here have gone through the same experience and have found that a motorhome is a great way of travelling.

    The search facility is very good and I think there is a section in 'resources' that explains how to get the best out of the forum. There's always someone around.

    And ask away.......you'll get lots of replies/opinions/help and some banter &'the odd sensible answer too:)
     
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    Sorry for your loss Pete. Welcome to Fun. There are many meets and rallies of all different kinds but a warm welcome waiting at each one. downloadfile-2.gif
     
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    Welcome to Fun Pete and sorry to hear about your loss but it's good to hear you so positive and looking to the future. To get the best from Fun and post more than your 5 freebies you may like to pay the fees and join which will open up a wealth of advice, info and not a little banter. Wish you the best for the future.
     
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    Welcome
    You started off great by creating your own thread in the "Introduce yourself" forum.
    There are other forums for each type of discussion, e.g. Motorhome chat, Tech Mech, etc etc.
    So when you want to talk or ask about something just decide which forum is most appropriate and start a new topic.
    Best wishes

    For many questions the "search" function is the best way to find other threads related to the question you might have in mind.
     
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    Hello and welcome from West Midlands.



    Wyn
     
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    Hi Pete and welcome.

    You can private message people by clicki g on INBOX top right of page

    Or you can Quote someone before writing your answer specifically to them by clicking QUOTE bottom right of box .. we will ALL see your reply and benefit from it

    Or you can put @ before their name in your reply. This draws attention to them that you have made a comment, which we will all see but which you think will interest them especially .. I will show you now...

    ...... @Peter murry

     
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    Hi and Welcome......(y)
     
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    :welcome4:
     
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    Hi @Peter murry and welcome to the forum. Sincere condolences on the loss of Ruth. Join in there is always someone about to chat
     
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