New van and.....

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Wellllllllllllll..
    We have just had confirmation the new ( to us ! ) mh will be ready for collection from Baldwins' in Halifax on Friday morning.

    In preperation, I have been a bit busy :Wink:

    New solar panel ( ditched the 80w one we have had on all the vans and replaced it with a matching 100w jobby as per tother one )

    New cables for the solar panels

    New cables ( low loss, double shielded coaxial cable that is about the same size as tv coax ! ) for the cameras

    New cable input glands for the sat system and of course the cameras

    New base plate for the sat system ( actually a big bit of ally plate That I will be cutting and drilling to suit )

    Tow bar ( they are fitting that for me )

    New crockery ( that posh stuff mentioned elsewhere ) Only bought 2 plates and two bowls.. £30 for gawd sake ! )

    New stereo with all the required bells and whistles I wanted

    New dash cam ( might be followed by a 2nd one facing back in to the hab area )

    New SOG unit ( thank you again Terry :thumb: )

    Plus lots of other bits and bobs :BigGrin:

    Collect it Friday, straight to the BMF at Peterborough for the weekend

    Then the lunacy will start.. I have about 6 working days to build every thing in to the new one in preparation for the Detling show !!!!!


    Plus lots of of other odds and sods :Wink:

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  2. Road Runner

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    Very posh:Wink:
     
  3. ROB1CHELSEA1

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    Very nice van John can't wait to see it:thumb:


    Rob&jane
     
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    Nice one, John... cant beat a tag for stability and extra carrying capacity.. :thumb:
     
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  5. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Us ? Posh !!! Don't let Woman hear you say that :Rofl1:

    And neither can we !! :Wink:

    I have wanted a tag for a long time Mo.. The only real downsides are:

    Gonna have to find a new MOT place
    Ferries are more
    Getting on our pitch at Zahora is gonna be REAL fun and games ( Will have to back on for starters as the door is on tother side.. AND even with the Miller there was not that much room to get on with the wall opposite and the tree to on the far side.
    With the over hang I am gonna have to be bloody careful how I go !!!
     
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  6. SC 05 OUT

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    very nice, cheiftian,low rear bed, my kind of van

    whats in the front two settes or a corner unit with seat belts
     
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    Very nice John, looks like Mo knows how to sweet talk you. :Laughing:

    They better get some hard core in at Zahora and make a bigger hard standing for you. :thumb: Bob.
     
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    Ooh John, you ain't arf got a biggun.......
     
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  9. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    It is the twin settees ype.. Which is what attracted us to it.
    The Miller originally had the double dinette but I changed that to a single with a 3 seat settee on the other side.. That allowed us more of a social area.. But with my lot it really was still not right.. Great for Mo and I of course but it never really allowed us to get together as a family when we go out together.


    Yesssss.... Oddly enough I was thinking about that just today !
    Providing next door is in their usual position I THINK I might be able to go past the pitch and back in to it.. Gonna take a bit of shuffling ( which may well involve the odd sinking feeling in the sand :Wink: ) but hopefully we will be able to get on

    The big bonus for Mo is that she will be able to open her blinds and have a wonderful view of the horses or at least the field, and the sun will be streaming through the window too..
    I on the other hand will have a good view of the toilet block !!! :Rofl1:
     
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    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    Not as big as some.. and not as small as others :Wink:
    Sort of a Goldilocks size then !
     
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    Carol Funster Life Member

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    That really does look smart, bet you can't wait to get your hands on it.
     
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    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    I was pretty laid back about it until about Sunday... As the collection time gets closer I must admit I am getting more than a tad excited !
     
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    Very nice indeed :thumb: Glad you got the SOG :thumb: I was beginning to wonder if the PO had lost it :Wink::BigGrin:
    terry
     
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    That's a smart van:thumb:
     
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    I particularly like it because the cab is the same colour as the rest of the van.

    We opted for that when we bought ours.

    The other option was to have the dark grey cab and I just think that doesn't look right at all.
     
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    wow you flash git :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb: nice one :thumb::thumb:

    I hope you have taken it for a test drive to make sure it wont ground out on the ferries.

    Brilliant looking forward to having a gander at Delting
     
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    John, that is a seriously nice bit of kit:thumb: know what you mean about being excited...............
     
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  18. Jaws

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    Not so much as started it yet Gail !

    I Asked for new tyres to go on the front ( down to wear bars ) and the cam belt to be changed.
    Was told today they have fitted a new clutch in it too.. About right.. 40k miles is about the best I reckon that can be expected out of a clutch on most bigger MH's.

    Before we went to Spain this year I had new belt, exhaust and clutch fitted to the Miller ( all seems a bit of a waste now LOL !!!... but at least the new owner will be set up not to have to spend any money on her for a long time :thumb:
     
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    Bill said, fit a fog horn so that the tuggers will hear you when they are rolling back as you enter the show John. wouldnt want a dent in it would ya :Wink::Wink:

    Seriously, lovely van enjoy xxx
     
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    Wow! That's a big un! :Eeek: looks lovely.

    By the way the box of Custard Creams arrived safely! :Rofl1: thanks
     
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