Our European Tour

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  1. CazPaul

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    We are Caroline & Paul and we're new to Motorhome Fun. We've had our Hymer since 2007 and we finished work in April this year to embark on our European Tour which we had dreamed of for quite a while and we still have to pinch ourselves to believe that we are finally doing it! We set out on 9 May this year, starting from Durham having stopovers on the way down to Dover. We've so far been to Belgium and Holland and are now in Germany.

    We had the IP Copter Satellite Internet system fitted before we left and it's great to be able to keep in touch with home - and do things like this without leaving the 'van! Today we are in Hornburg, but tomorrow we are moving to Braunschweig before heading for Berlin and then on to Poland.

    Paul is a member with Motorhome Facts and so I thought I'd get us looking on here. We'd like to meet up with others over time.

    Aah, this is the life! :active: [I don't sit at the PC all day, honest!] Caroline
     
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    Hi Caroline, I'm sure you'll enjoy yourselves here. :BigGrin: Welcome to the fun:thumb:
     
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    Hi & welcome to MotorhomeFun :BigGrin:
     
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    Hi Caroline & Paul, welcome to MotorhomeFun. :thumb:
     
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    HI Caroline

    I would like to say welcome too, sounds like a great trip you are on. How have you been finding the IP Copter Satellite Internet system, you sound impressed with it

    stew
     
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    Thanks!

    Thanks very much everyone.
    We are finding the IP Copter system great, although we have to make sure we are clear of the trees/buildings in order to get a signal. I am working from it too which was also a deciding factor in buying it ['cos it did turn out to be quite expensive!]. The only real problem we have is that we both always want to be on it! :Sad:
     
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    Hello and wellcome to Motorhome Fun, it great when you make a dream come true enjoy .......:welcomefunster:
     
  9. CazPaul

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    I take it I said a dirty word!
    Caroline
    :getmecoat:
     
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    And your point is?????????? :Angry:

    Hi Caroline & Paul. Glad to see you both on Fun, and glad it's not "Itintintin." it doesn't roll off the tongue very easily. :Wink:

    Rita and I hope to see you both when you get back to Blighty.

    Cheers for now,

    Jock & Rita.
     
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    I'm interested in this system. Could you place the internet feed into a router that more than one can share?
     
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    Hi there Jock & Rita!

    I take it you've finished reading the newsletter then at last! I think some people are still trawling through it.

    Returning to Blighty seems an age away right now, but there's loads to look forward to and we'll look forward to meeting up with you again later in the year.

    Take care
    Caroline & Paul
    :Smile:
     
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    I'm pretty sure that is grounds for divorce.

    Failing that get him under the human rights act.

    Or for pure pleasure, do a Bobbit.
     
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    Oh, yes I forgot ... Itintintin just wasn't working was it! I realised that was more Paul than me LOL
     
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    I'm all for the pleasure bit ... don't put ideas in my head! :Laughing:
     
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    :flyingwelcome:
     
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    Oh yes Caroline, all done and replied to, at 10.59 :Wink:

    A really enjoyable read. Thanks.

    TTFN,

    Jock & Rita.
     
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    Hi Jim
    Yes you can but I believe it reduces the signal. Sometimes the system can be a bit slow in some places; with the system we have, using a split router might be slower still. However you can buy different packages and the professional one will give you a much faster speed but it will be more expensive. As it was, our annual package cost over €600, and you can buy a monthly package, but the professional package would be considerably more.
    Caroline :Smile:
     
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    What sort of work do you do Caroline and do you keep a blog?
     
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    Sorry for just getting back ... had to sort the subs out!

    I'm a medical secretary and since leaving my job in April I now do online medical transcription which kind of keeps my hand in a bit.

    I would love to do a blog for our travels but my recent attempt didn't get me very far! However since setting off on 9 May we have been doing a monthly newsletter as friends and family wanted to keep track of what we are up to and see the places we visit. So far I've done 3 of them.

    Caroline
     
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