MH finally arrived, now what??

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  1. jackierals

    jackierals Read Only Funster

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    Ok so we're parked on the drive and now what? :Eeek: Do we play around for a couple of weeks and load with lots of useless goodies or do we take the essentials and just get on the road?

    Jackie :Smile::Smile:
     
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    Hit the road Jack.......
     
  3. JohnM

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    Load up and get away for a few days get used to the van and sort out any problems.:Smile:

    Good luck and enjoy :thumb:
     
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    Spend a nights or two on your drive, cooking, eating sleeping. Relaxing watching TV etc. Its amazing how many little trips you'll make into the house getting your inventory right, then get outa there:thumb:
     
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    Try as many things on the MH out as you can while parked on drive. Make sure water heater, fridge, freezer, TV all work. Wind out your awning and wind it in again (I drove 20kms home with the winding handle bungeed to the side of the vehicle as I couldn't get it out of the winding hole!!) Check that the water fill and empty and toilet cassette all work OK then off you go.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Load beer :thumb:
     
  7. Phill D

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    get away for a few days and "always" have a note pad and pen in the dashboard... then as you miss things or want an item note it down. when u get home review your notes. i use it if i see a new toy or someone with a great idea i want to follow up..:Wink:
     
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    Couple of nights at home as suggested, then come up and join us at Shrewsbury for the weekend



    Peter
     
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    Had my new van in January.. week later was on route to Spain..
    Get out there and use it... Anywhere near Shrewsbury ??? come to the rally..
     
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    Get some Fray Bentos Pies onboard... then you can always eat... :Rofl1:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Have been messing around on the drive & am actually catching people stopping & watching us! We'd love to come to Shrewsbury but are waiting to see if OH needs to work Fri night, oh and I dont like Fray Bentos pies, but will load up with the beer. Good idea about checking toilet & shower etc, that can be tonights entertainment.

    Thanks Guys,
    Hope to see you all soon,

    Jackie
     
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    Don't like FB pies. :Eek!: Off to the naughty corner for you. :Rofl1:
     
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    Checklist

    Download the checklists on here it's a good pointer to what you need.:BigGrin:

    We did that and on our first trip out still found loads of things we need,
    only way is get out there and then find out what you dont have.:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    FB pies come in many different varieties, there are also kate and sidney puddings, yummy. The beauty of them is they are in a tin, don't need to be kept in a fridge or a freezer, and instant meal for anytime you get stuck away unexpectedly or break down in the middle of a desert, whatever. Everlasting food in a can, you can't go wrong. Welcome to the site by the way.
     
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  15. Terry

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    First night or two on the drive then off and ENJOY:thumb:
    terry
     
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    The beauty of them is they are in a tin, and instant meal for anytime you get stuck away Everlasting food in a can, you can't go wrong.

    You can go wrong if you don't have an oven like us Roger!!:cry:
     
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    Then it is truly everlasting !!
     
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    You BOIL S&K puddings, surely everybody knows that!

    They ought to do canned Spotted Dick too. Which you'd obviously have with a tin of custard .... :Rofl1:

    I'm slightly more refined actually. We always have 1 tin of Stewed Steak, I of spuds and 1 of carrots (I mean we usually have more than 1 tin of carrots but the point being....) you can undo the cans, drain the veg, lob the contents in one pan, heat it and you always have an instant meal. Which you eat out of a bowl with a spoon. You can even dip bread in it if you have any.

    It may not be Gordon Blue, but it's hot food in a hurry. LOL

    We've done that many a time arriving late somewhere when we've gone after work on a Friday or something and it's gone dark by the time we've pitched the tent or whatever.
     
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    Hi Jenny us too:thumb: but we also have onions,glug of red wine and ready made pastry,but also have a oven :BigGrin: It has got to the point where I now hardly ever buy a pie meal in the pub because very few are as good as the home made (tinned :BigGrin:)ones :thumb:
    Until we got a van we would never have dreamed of using tinned steak :Eek!: now we even open the odd tin at home :thumb:
    terry
     
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    MH food on the go

    And here was me thinking it was gonna be lavish barbecues & fancy local fare every night, the fairytale slips away with every thread I read......
     
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