New Member....Any Top tips

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  1. wazplover

    wazplover Read Only Funster

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    Hey Folks,

    My wife and I (And our 13 year old Son) are new to the motorhome World. We have just bought a swift Sundace with the plan being to spend many weekends away, irrespective of the weather. Does anyone have any top tips or things they wish they had, or done when they were first starting out.....Thanks
     
  2. dealgan

    dealgan Read Only Funster

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    Welcome, and congrats on your new purchase.. Many happy miles & nights away :)

    Cant think of anything we especially forgot, apart from a corkscrew/bottle opener :Blush:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    hi and welcome.

    my advise is, at first only take what you actually will need...not the stuff you think you need.

    you soon realise you really needed a ???? and will take one next time.

    and you're never far from a shop, so no probs getting that 'must have' item.

    once you put something in the motorhome it never seems to leave and just sits in a drawer for ever.

    one item you do need is a bottle opener/corkscrew. :Laughing:

     
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    How wazplover and :welcome:

    regards
    bald eagle:thumb:
     
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    hi and welcome,

    Two things I would suggest you take;
    one notebook and pen, to jot down things you need to add, ideas on how to 'adjust' the van to make yourselves more comfortable and anything you may notice that others are doing that will make your time away easier.

    Diary. Wish from day one that I had started keeping a diary /journal of trips. Along the lines of site details, was site good / bad, sloping pitch etc for next time you use them. Also places you visit. Any places you would like to visit should you return. etc

    Most important and took me some time to get use to this. Take your time, spend time relaxing on site, take time with the places you visit. After all now you have the van you can always go back and visit the places you missed first (or even second time ) round.

    enjoy
    Colin
     
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    dellwood33 Read Only Funster

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    Hi and welcome to the Fun Site :BigGrin: :welcomefunster:flyingwelcome
     
  7. movan

    movan Funster Life Member

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    Hello and welcome to the site. The best way to get ideas is to come along to one of the meets (don't know what area you are from).... you will get lots of ideas from other funsters on the site.

    Agree though, that pencil and paper to jot down what you find you need as you go along, is a must... :Smile:
     
  8. wazplover

    wazplover Read Only Funster

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    Guys,

    Thank you very much for all the tips and advice.

    WAZPLOVER is a make up of the letters that appear on our motorhome's number plate.:BigGrin:
     
  9. Taran_Las

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    To cover the above aspect you need Destinations. A well designed travel log, the purchase of which contributes to the running of this brilliant website. (See http://www.motorhome-books.com/)
    Phil
     
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    hi and welcome:BigGrin:
     
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    Hi to you all, welcome to the forum, enjoy your new m/h, Tony
     
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