Newbies with a van and a plan...

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  1. zen navigator

    zen navigator Read Only Funster

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    Hello everyone,

    Have made my way up the 'camping tree' and reached the Motorhome branch. On that climb\journey, we done tents, caravan, statics and not in that order. But we have reached what we hope to be the most enjoyable period of our camping escapades

    Kids have grown up, and only one left at home(i am working on her) So drop everything and drive off into the sunset...well thats the idea.

    So with that idea, I took the plunge, and bought a Motorhome. Didn't necessarily do massive amount of research, but didnt want to splash too much cash, incase the novelty wore off too quickly. Found a tidy looking van in the area - Fiat Ducato Autoquest 400. 46k on the clock, 1990 2 litre petrol model. Only 2 prev. owners and was well looked after.

    Was worried about the mpg. But the diesels of that period didnt seem to offer a great improvement in mpg. Now I have the van, I am pleasantly surprised at the fuel economy. With a bit of care, I get 20 - 25 mpg.

    So there I it is, looking forward to some fine weather and lots of driving into the sunset...with a pub at the end, of course

    Dave and Sylvia
     
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  2. paulus the woodgnome

    paulus the woodgnome Read Only Funster

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    welcome to the fun and if you are looking for somewhere to go then why not come along to one of our rallies
     
  3. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    hi dave and sylvia and welcome to the fun.

    hope you can get to one or two of our meets and rallies.....you wont regret it.
    nothings organized except the venue and dates...do as you please....no silly games/lectures/outings.
    chill in your van, meet for a coffee or a beer....your choice.
    check out the calender. HERE

    john.

     
  4. Jim

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    Hi Dave and Sylvia,

    Looks like you have some exciting times ahead. You will find that the learning curve from caravans to motorhomes is not too steep at all so you will quickly adapt.

    Any questions just shout, there are a knowledgeable and friendly bunch of enthusiasts here. Meanwhile, welcome to the fun:thumb:
     
  5. DESCO

    DESCO Read Only Funster

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    Hi Dave & Sylvia Welcome :thumb::thumb:

    Hope you enjoy your new lifestyle. It's not a lot different to caravanning so you should soon get the hang of it,as Jim say's. You have the right idea looking for the pub at sundown.


    Dave:beerchug:
     
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  6. haganap

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    Welcome


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    tintinold Read Only Funster

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    Welcome

    Welcome to the fun,
    just started myself, in much the same way. :thumb: :thumb:
     
  8. bald eagle

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    Hi dave and sylvia :welcome:

    regards
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  9. SMITHY

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    Hi Dave & syliva

    Hope you have lots of great fun with your new MH. I am a newbie MH

    Welcome.....:Smile::Smile:


    Tony......:Smile:
     
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