New to this motor homing lark

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Dereks, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Dereks

    Dereks Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    Hi everyone
    We are the proud owners of a 1983 Nissan Cabstar with a Glendale Body.We have started cleaning the old girl, we would love to hear from anyone who has one of these models. Haven't been able to find any listed at all are we the only people on the planet with one.
    We would appreciate any advise and help with getting spares and tips on repairs etc.
    Hoping to hear from fellow minded motorhomers.
    We have been tenters then progressed to a trailer tent which we still have and love to use and now trying the motor homing malarky. :BigGrin:
    Look forward to hearing back.
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,814
    Likes Received:
    76,081
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    Hi Dereks, Sounds great, how about uploading some pictures:thumb:
     
  3. Taran_Las

    Taran_Las Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Messages:
    6,476
    Likes Received:
    5,517
    Location:
    Near Mold North Wales
    :welcome:
     
  4. Dereks

    Dereks Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    a picture

    hope this picture doesn't make your eyes bleed with jealousy.
    She's a great old girl just needs a bit of tlc
    IMG-20120707-00062.jpg
     
  5. rainbow chasers

    rainbow chasers Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    3,747
    Likes Received:
    1,720
    Location:
    Mid Cornwall
    Had a cabstar pick up once - absolutely amazing tool. Won't blow the skin off a rice pudding, but is an indestructible work horse! A real mule.

    You won't have any problems with that!
     
  6. Loujess

    Loujess Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    3,261
    Likes Received:
    3,168
    Location:
    Leeds UK
    How lovely. We were in one like this at Arque(?) near St Omer one night and what a lovely couple they were. The van was ancient on the outside but just so cosy on the inside and we all got drunk, apart from Sandy. A great memory of people we will never see again. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
  7. Dereks

    Dereks Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    Nissan Cabstar

    The old girl managed to creep up to 60mph on the motorway on the way back from buying it.
     
  8. Gooney

    Gooney Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2010
    Messages:
    4,758
    Likes Received:
    7,771
    Location:
    Flintshire
    55 is quite adequate and far more economical!!
     
  9. Dereks

    Dereks Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    It cruised at 50 wanted to see how it handled at F1 speed.:Smile:
     
  10. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,159
    Likes Received:
    1,970
    Location:
    Kent, garden of England
    Our very first motor home was a Merc / Glendale

    Our very first motor home was a mercedes with a Glendale body.

    Glendale went out of business a few times and moved from the North to just outside Portsmouth... They had a small site and we purchased our first motor home from them. The factory they had could just about accommodate a build of one vehicle... all wood with plastic type covering.

    The Merc diesel did top speed 50 mpg up or down hill.. took it all the way to Spain up through Andorra which was one struggle..

    We sold it and purchased the first of the 9 RV's we have owned over the past 26 years odd.

    For a european it had a fair bit of room.. kids in the cab over and we had the rear dinner that dropped to a double bed.. plus we also had a drop table.. 6 berth.. very basic cooking and fridge and tiny toilet.. crazy Zig unit on the electrics.. but we cut our teeth in to motor homing on it.

    Have fun with it.. and welcome to the MHF forum


    Bob, Sue and Ezzie the St Bernard.:Wink:
     
  11. Dereks

    Dereks Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    Thanks for for your reply
    We are enjoying it at moment cleaning and doing some repairs. Did you ever do any repairs on your Glendale body ?
    i think i need to replace a few bits of timber on the roof had a quick peek and it seems pretty basic framework . Gonna wait a while before i start that though want to get away for a weekend to try the old girl out.
     
  12. f6c

    f6c Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,861
    Likes Received:
    729
    Location:
    gloucestershire
    Welcome

    Welcome aboard:Wink:
     
  13. lorger

    lorger Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Messages:
    6,184
    Likes Received:
    7,545
    Location:
    Dumfries
    Hi and welcome dont know anything about your mh but looks not bad for its age
     
  14. Popeye

    Popeye Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2011
    Messages:
    7,700
    Likes Received:
    16,851
    Location:
    New Forest
    :welcome: Dereks and remember

    Motor-Home Travel, on Tarmac or Gravel

    A Week or Two in the Sun

    If you have any trouble or Technical Muddle

    Find the answer in Motor-Home Fun

    Welcome to the bestest Motor Home forum on the interwebbythingy :thumb:

    You can have just as much fun in yours as anyone else, looks great, good luck....Griff
     
Loading...

Share This Page