My first Step

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  1. Popeye

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    Hi everyone, my name is Paul and my wife is Jackie. I’m called Griff (to my face) by everyone who knows me. I’ve recently returned to Motor Homin’ as the last 20 years have been spent as a sea gypsy. You can see from my Avatar that my existing form of transport uses very little diesel but has no wheels anyway. I’ve been a member of ‘MHF’ for a couple of weeks and have viewed so many photographs and blogs that I am convinced that you are in the main a bunch of nutters.

    Bikers, self builds, RV jockeys, technophiles, fishermen, golfers, hikers, drunkards, photographers, Jokers, wind-up merchants, ex tuggers, full-timers all with the same passion for getting away from it all in your motor-Home. I think I might fit right in.

    I’ve loads of questions concerning Gas, Muggings, Toads, Garmin vs TomTom, Generators, Solar Panels, reaching 70 and needing a new licence etc. but I don’t have the balls to ask you lot because of the ensuing P*ss taking………..

    Hope to see you all at a meet, though according to the map most of you live North of the Watford Gap, there’s only ‘Fidget and me in the central South and he lives in the tax haven of the Isle of Wight.

    All the breast…….Griff..........:Wink:
     
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  2. Gran & Rog

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    Hi Griff, welcome to Fun:thumb:
     
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  3. Drew

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    Hi Griff

    Correct on all Counts

    Welcome to the fun:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Welcome Griff,

    Have Fun.....Enjoy......:thumb:
     
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  5. Jim

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    Hi Griff and Jackie, welcome to motorhomes and welcome to the fun:thumb:
     
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  6. EthnGeoff

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    Welcome to dry land Griff & Jackie, you seem to have a pretty good understanding of what goes on here.:welcome:
    Geoff.
     
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    Hi griff welcome to fun
     
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  8. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Cheeky git you forgot the motor home dealer (only one on here!)

    Welcome to Fun, your a nutter anyway.

    Peter
     
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  9. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

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    Hi Griff welcome to Fun
    im the serious one here and hope to tackle your questions one by one if I may
    Dont be scared we dont bite


    I’ve loads of questions concerning Gas, Muggings, Toads, Garmin vs TomTom, Generators, Solar Panels, reaching 70 and needing a new licence etc. but I don’t have the balls to ask you lot because of the ensuing P*ss taking………..


    1. gas you will need some:thumb:
    2.Muggings, if your short of funds needs must, dont get caught:Wink:
    3.Toads are ok but we have a little Frog on here, Frankie, she is our savior on everything French
    4 Should be a good game.TomTom every time plenty of free downloads and poi on here
    5.Generaters silent ones only, resident expert Chris Green
    6.Solar panels Too Noisey at night see resident generator expert
    7.It will happen, although 69 is my favorite
    8 Licence will not improve speed or MPG dont bother:thumb:
    Did I say Welcome to Fun
    Geo
     
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  10. Popeye

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    Cheeky git you forgot the motor home dealer (only one on here!)
    Yes but I bet you fall into one of the other categories anyway, wind-up merchant probably.
    ........Griff...........:Wink:
     
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    See what I mean, wind-up merchants and p*ss takers. Looking forward to meeting you

    Griff.......:Wink:
     
  12. Geo

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    There it's done initiation over:thumb:
    Ask away and you will be rewarded
    Regards
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  13. Touchwood

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    Griff,

    Just a few helpful notes for your transition from sail boats to motorhomes: -

    When "mooring" for the night, you do NOT need to put out an anchor.
    When travelling to windward, DO NOT tack from one side of the road to the other.
    In high winds, broaching is unlikely. A capsize is, however, still possible.
    You may dispense with your seasickness remedies, unless your suspension is suspect.
    You will not need to worry about destroying the natural habitat of sea horses.
    You DO NOT have right of way when on starboard tack. This is particularly important when approaching roundabouts.
    A satnav and/or cruise control do not function in the same way as an autohelm. DO NOT go into the "cabin" to make a pot of tea and expect to remain on course.

    And, finally, you will notice some round black things on your motorhome. These are called "wheels". They are NOT fenders. DO NOT attempt to remove them once you are on your way.

    Welcome and good luck! :BigGrin:
     
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  14. DESCO

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    Welcome to MH Fun Griff.

    Like your sense of humour you will fit in a treat

    Welcome aboard.
     
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    Well this site isnt called Fun for nothing. Welcome im sure you will fit in nicely. We also have a games room and chat rooms and a quiz is held in the quiz room every thursday at 8pm.
     
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    A big welcome from us down south
     
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    Hi and welcome to the fun, as a pomponian noe living in Devon I guess I am local to you, well when I visit the island anyway. Del novawight lives in hayling and other members do live in Portsmouth so you are not as islolated as you may think. I once had a chandlery shop at Eastney, now prefering a more leisurely lifestyle in Devon. Hope to meet up some time.
     
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    Hi & welcome
     
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