My 60 year old mother has just gone full time

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  1. markymark

    markymark Read Only Funster

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    Afternoon evryone.:thumb:

    My mother has bought a Pug Auto Sleeper to live in and is renting her house out in Stockton On Tees.
    She has never been in a motorhome before in her life and has jumped in at the deep end and booked the Tees barrage site in Stockton for a few weeks.
    She has arrived at the site today and is trying to figure out how things work:Sad:(i live in Southampton)

    Is there anyone in the area or close by who could reccomend any sites around stockton which would take her for a long stay and would prove cheaper than the Barrage?

    I am happy for her but feel annoyed as she knows nothing about the van and how things work and i am stuck down here unable to help her.
    Since getting the van a couple problems have developed, nothing serious but seems shoddy it should happen at all if it has just passed a hab service and MOT.

    Battery terminals conections loose and hanging free on the lesiure battery

    Engine cut out whilst driving apprently due to a loose sensor.(Crankshaft + Starter motor fault displayed when checked)

    The dealer has fixed each problem on both occasion hopefully that will be the last
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    I am sure once on site any problems will be sorted out by other campers :thumb:

    Good luck to your mum,, deserves a pat on the back. :thumb:

    Better than sitting at home. :Smile:
     
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    Hi Mark, fair play to your mum.:thumb: Shame you weren't a bit closer, but she sounds like she will easily cope and I'm sure someone will be along soon with some site recommendations. :Smile: Mums are always surprising us aren't they? My mum at 70 odd, came home from holiday with a tattoo on her leg:Eeek::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    Life begins at 60 ! Good old mum nothing boring for her :thumb:
     
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    Don't you think she's a bit young to be starting off out on her own?:Wink:

    If she's got the bottle to do what she's doing she'll be able to cope admirably. Don't let her see you worrying about her or she'll start worrying about you.
     
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    Brilliant!! :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Best of luck to your Mum. Doesn't sound like she'll have too much trouble getting into the 'van' thing. Pass on my congrats and good wishes.

    Derek.
     
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    Hi.

    Well done to your mum. It is a lot better than sitting in a house all day on her own, and not seeing anyone. Load's of people on a site to chat too. In the 3 years we have been fulltiming we have met loads of single people in the UK and Europe fulltiming , and have been doing so for years. The eldest we have met was a man of 84 and towing a car behind his M/H.

    Best of luck to your mum.

    steve & ann. ---------teensvan.
     
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    She said she has been talking to people on the site but there's not many motorhomers there but likes her neighbours.(talks to anyone) HA
    I agree with you all about having the bottle to do it its great. I am sure she will find her feet soon and i am a bit envious:Rofl1:

    Thankyou all for the replys:thumb:
     
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    Yee haa excellent, wish I could have done it:Rofl1:
     
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    Hi Mark-We have stayed at the White Water Site many times as we live only 30mins away.Your Mother is probably better off there as a newbie the wardens are very helpfull as are all the other campers that she will meet and the shops are only a 5min walk for her and it is on a bus route into Stockton if she needs it.The only other sites we use in the area are cls and she may find these lonely with only 5 vans and most of them are away from public transport. I think your mother has made a very wise choice and hope she is enjoying herself-Sue and Steve
     
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    Cheers Sue & Steve.

    yes she would need to be close to a transport link if not she would have to go in van, think she is getting a drive away awning but thankyou for your reply
     
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