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  1. arebee

    arebee Read Only Funster

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    Hello All,
    After being a M/H user for about 20 years and avoiding any major mishaps we have been off the road for almost ten months. The reason being that we discovered the hard way that when travelling you must never become complacent and think it will never happen to you because it did, in no uncertain terms. Whilst driving in North Wales and looking forward to a visit to the Centre for Alternative Technology and almost within site of the entrance a motorcyclist tried to take the bend to fast, lost control, hit the brakes causing the bike to buck the rider into the air and crash into our windscreen which surprisingly apart from having a large impression of his helmet plus major cracking and splintering stayed in one piece. This all happened in a split second and all I heard was "Oh my God" from my wife who if the w/screen had not remained intact would surely have been seriously injured as the impact was directly in front of her. This happened at 3.15pm and the Police finally left me after all the form filling etc at 7pm. The road was closed for three hours and a helicopter used to take the rider to Hospital. We all thought he was badly injured however he was discharged the following afternoon having suffered severe lacerations to his neck caused by the w/screen wiper arm snapping off and a damaged shoulder. We have just had our camper returned from the repair shop after having most of the frontal area being replaced. Thank goodness for Insurance as it must have been a hefty bill !! Needless to say we will be taking it very steadily on our first trip away !!
    RB
     
  2. chrisboyo

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    Welcome to the funsters
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    Happy Daze ahead
    Chrisboyo
     
  3. Timetraveller

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    Welcome to the fun RB:thumb:
     
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  5. dylan

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    :welcome: from me too :thumb:
     
  6. Carol

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    Welcome to Motorhome Fun and may your future travels be safe.
     
  7. arebee

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    Thanks

    To all that welcomed me may I say a hearty THANK YOU and hopefully this year will see a few more miles on the speedo after last years "lay-off":Smile:
     
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    hi an welcome to the fun. wow your wife had a lucky escape, still it mus now give you a lot of confidence in the integrity of the van and your personal safety. It is bound to be worrying for you both the first trip so make it soon and get it out of the way. don't forget we have a chatroom. I am there just about every night so do drop by for a natter. Whilst I am a Portsmouth lad I live in Devon and do travel back and forth a bit so maybe our pathes will cross. There are a few other members in your area. I am long overdue for a visit to the motor museum, not been there since the 1970's.
     
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    Welcome to MotorhomeFun :BigGrin:
    Glad everyone came out of it relatively unscathed :thumb:
     
  10. arebee

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    Hi Roger,
    Thanks for the message, hopefully we will be under way soon and maybe our paths will cross as I am often at Sammy Millers for a nosh !!
    Regards,
    Roger
     
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    welcome aboard:Wink:
     
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    Hello and welcome to the fun.:welcomefunster:
     
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    Hi :welcome: to Motorhomefun from me & the other half ( Ash ) :BigGrin:
     
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    Hi and :flyingwelcome:

    All the best Rick
     
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