On a trip to the Lake District a couple of weeks ago we suffered a mishap; on a typical Lake District road (two lanes but just, bends every couple of yards, busy, overgrown etc.) we got too close to the nearside and unfortunately there was something solid in there - a wall, a post, I know not what - resulting in damage to the wing mirror, side guttering, roll out awning, habitation door hinges, both near side habitation windows, and the gas water heater cowl. Basically everything protruding got clouted - we were very lucky no damage was done to the 'van bodywork itself, another inch or two would have been disastrous. As it is, the quote we've received for repairs from Cleveland Motorhomes is over £3000.00, so bang goes the no-claims. My principal reason for posting (apart from sharing my sorrows) is that I hope this my act as a cautionary tale for other relative newcomers to motorhoming; I was getting quite blase about driving the 'van, had stopped thinking about the extra width as I believed I'd got used to it, and basically just got overconfident - I wasn't driving too quickly but I certainly wasn't taking the care I should have been. Pride does indeed go before a fall!