New Bailey 745 is finally here

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  1. Pollyandarthur

    Pollyandarthur Funster

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    With much excitement we picked up our new Bailey Autograph Approach 745 on Saturday, it's our first MH so a new driving experience for hubby. We picked it up from Darlington about 60 miles away so we took the car, hubby drove the MH I drove the car. He enjoyed the drive from Darlington to Durham even with the road works on the A1 and the band in the back, (we forgot to remove the oven shelves and the grill pan and they rattled all the way). Our first newbie mistake!
    We stayed Saturday night at a CC site in Durham to try things out, we are really pleased with it, no problems so far except we had the heating on too high and almost cooked. Looking forward to the coming weekend when we will be away again.
     
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  2. Mel

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    Congratulations.
    Enjoy,

    Mel & Lieve
     
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    :clap::clap:
     
  4. Wildge

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    :clap2: Congratulations and enjoy your new and very expensive toy. You will love the learning curve just sit back and enjoy.................... keep saying yes dear to DH and pour another :wine:
    Jude
     
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  5. pops

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    Enjoy your new motorhome. The oven shelves should have anti rattle clips
     
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  6. deanroofing

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    Best of luck, get a lot for the money and the layout is brill, that's why we bought one.
     
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  7. Barbara Hughes

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    Great news I think that is the model we're going to have too it seems to have everything we need the layout ,belted seats etc,we are newbies to motorhoming as well our biggest problem is where we're going to keep it as our drive may be slightly on the short side lol ...but still going to have one I will find somewhere for it
     
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  8. John Laidler

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    I remember our first trip, very memorable. If I could make a suggestion buy a book and keep a journal of your travels, although it can be done online. For example this was my second solo bike trip, which I wrote up in a sort of blog : http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Brittany2012

    But I am kicking myself for not doing the same for my first trip. I have photos from that trip and memories but they are not the same as thoughts written down soon after each day. My first motorhoming blog can be found if you click my B...
     
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  9. Pollyandarthur

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    Thank you for the posts everyone, we still feel like a couple of kids at Christmas. I like the suggestion about an online diary, I have a 'Destinations' book I got from here to record the sites but as you say online you could add photos and thoughts.
     
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    Congratulations on getting your new MH, bet you are well excited.
     
  11. Baycott

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    Enjoy your new MoHo and as others have said, record every day. You soon forget the excitement and funny blunders so worth jotting down. My wife Jan keeps a daily log in rough and writes it out when we get home and often says "oh yea, I'd forgotten that"
    And that's only after a few weeks :rofl:
     
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    :clap: :clap: Enjoy your new Motorhome. We had ours about a year now:h: love it :clap: :clap:
     
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    Thinking the same you do get a lot for the money although a lot of money so are the used MHs looking at the 740 seems to tick all the boxes happy to see others liking the Bailey
     
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    Lots of tea towels packed around things will go a long way to stop rattles.
    Happy travels.
     
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    Congratulations on your new edition and use her as much as possible -
    roll on retirement I bet you will be thinking.
     
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    Congratulations on the new addition. We have had our MoHo for 9 months now and really excited to be getting near to using her again.
     
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    Congrats on new van! Getting ours ready for first jaunt of the year.
     
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    Nice choice, now start enjoying it winter and summer, try rallying you meet some lovely folk and get to visit some great out of the way places. Are you members of any clubs?
     
  19. Pollyandarthur

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    We are members of the CC and have used the CL's a lot when we had the caravan. We have booked onto the Hartlepool rally and are really looking forward to it.
    Only 2 years, 8 months, 2 weeks to retirement, looking forward to extended time away.
     
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    We have the 740SE approach, and love it. Have a great time in your new van

    Lesley and Dave
     
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