Just bought our first RV - so excited!

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  1. Freebirds

    Freebirds Read Only Funster

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    Hi to everyone on this great site,

    We have just bought our first motorhome and we can't wait to get it sometime this next week hopefully. Hired one once to go to Glastonbury - loved it and now we have our very own. Its an older lady - 1994 RV Allegro Bay but seems in great shape so its just fine for us to start with as we have 2 teenagers and 2 large dogs!

    Looking forward to learning the ropes and having some great times.

    Freebirds - Jayne and Mike :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    Hi and welcome.

    nice to see another American RV owner on fun.

    ask away with any questions and you will get answered very quickly, any RV specific questions on your Allegro and it may also be worth looking at the forums sister site RVOC American RV enthusiasts forum.

     
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    chatter Read Only Funster

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    Hi and welcome to Fun,
    Im sure you are going to have many happy travels
     
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    Welcome from another RV owner

    Welcome to MHF... Nice to see another RV join our strong group of motor home owners.. We have a fair number of RV's on the forum. Need questions answered? This is the place to find out... Well worth the £10 subs we pay after the free period ... Save that over and over in club discounts or information.

    Look forward to reading your post.

    Bob, Sue and Ezzie the St Bernard:thumb:
     
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    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Welcome to Motorhome Fun, love the forum name you have chosen goes well with your motorhome.:welcomefunster:

     
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    Hello & welcome :thumb:
     
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    Welcome. We are newbies but haven't got our own motorhome yet but it is in the plans!!! Let us know how things go:BigGrin:
     
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    Welcome to Fun - does not matter what age the motorhome is - its the people in it that matters!!!!
     
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    :welcomefunster: and good luck with your purchase.

    Unlike Carol, I don't like your forum name...........I only clicked on it coz I thought it was an advert.......:Rofl1:

    Motor-Home Travel, on Tarmac or Gravel

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    If you have any trouble or Technical Muddle

    Find the answer in Motor-Home Fun

    Welcome to the bestest Motor Home forum on the interwebbythingy
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    Welcome to Fun.

    Your van is only a youngster! Ours is 10 years older than yours:BigGrin:
     
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    Hi :welcome: to Fun. :thumb:
     
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    welcome to Fun, hope you enjoy your new wheels which are new to you and thats all that matters.

    Its the people in these different types of vehicle that matters and not the age etc :thumb:
     
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    ALL those parts you will want

    Give me a p.m. (private message if you want) I can let you have the details of the various American parts suppliers in the UK that most of us use.

    You can normally get most items off the shelf in the UK these days, if not them come in fairly past.. a good book is the RV accessories book, best part of 1,000 pages of goodies.. can be obtain from some of the yank parts people.

    Two to start with:

    Duncan... www.startspangeledspanner.co.uk he is based in Lincolnshire .. is a member of MHF and has a workshop and is often at shows with his mobile parts shop.. good reliable dealer, very knowledgeable and helpful on most subject RV... good mail order.

    Otherwise there is Darren and Martin they run RVSPARES .. hunt them down on Ebay .. American RV Motorhome and a lot of the parts for sale are from them.. you can deal direct with them, and they have a massive stock.. based at the Cheltenham Bus Park in Cheltenham, they send most things overnight.. I have accounts with carriers and cannot get items from the USA to me as cheap.. good for the silly parts as well as the bigger items.

    There are other that are just as good but to many to list here.

    Bob
     
  15. Freebirds

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    What a great welcome

    :thumb::Smile::thumb: Thanks to you all. Been to pay deposit on our RV today - it needs a little TLC in places inside but other than that its marvellous. It is arriving on Friday and I can't wait to get busy giving it a makeover!

    Our daughter (Lynyrd Skynyrd fan) will be very impressed that it states on the outside that it comes from Alabama!

    Thank you for all the tips - I'm sure that we will make use of them all.

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Well I'm already in love with your daughter...........:thumb:
     
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    Hiya Jayne and Mike, welcome to Fun and RVs , a great way to spend your time :Smile:
     
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    had our rv for 2 years now and have amazing times you wont regret it, ENJOY!
     
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    Hiya Jayne and Mike. Welcome. I'm new here too - just picked up my first motorhome at the weekend. So exciting.

    Wait til you actually have it :BigGrin: I had a brilliant journey down from Nottingham to Basingstoke having picked mine up - so much fun!

    everyone here seems lovely and full of helpful advice!
     
  20. Brian and Jo

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    Welcome

    hi there mike and jayne and a warm welcome to MHF and to RV,s.we also have a Tiffin and as you said made in Alabhama.enjoy your RV,ing.
    rest regards brian jo and josh:thumb:
     
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