Quick Introduction - Andy Beaumont

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  1. beaumonta

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    Hello All,

    Just arrived and I thought that I would introduce myself and also my motorhome. My name is Andy Beaumont and I live in Port Erin on the Isle of Man. I am only a recent member of the motorhome community having bought a 2nd hand 1999 Motorhome Executive in beautiful condition last year, which is my pride and joy. It is based upon the Peugeot Boxer 320 and is a fully professional conversion (not to knock the Self Build Motorhome owners who are a group I have always admired).

    I am currently in the process of getting the motorhome modified to include a towbar for a small trailer or boat attached (with rear overhead shelf for bicycle or small moped) and also external roof mounted solar panels for recharging the leisure batteries while parked up.

    I'll also be upgrading both the interior locks and adding a substantial exterior alarm or klaxon connected to a panic button on the interior of the motorhome just in case I have any problems during the night whilst wild camping.

    Although I have undertaken trials in my motorhome in the UK and Scotland (got up as far as the Shetland Islands), I am primarily looking to use the motorhome across western and southern europe. My friend and next door neighbour Dennis and his wife have been roaming across europe for the last few years and has given me a good feel for the ground rules of wild camping as well as the dos-and-donts of travelling across Europe securely.

    2011 is for preparation really as it will still be some time before I have everything that I need and the motorhome is kitted out to my satisfaction. I had a few problems on the trial run (lost the entire 12volt system and ran over the 240volt cable shorting the entire small campsite we were on), but apart from that it was both successful and enjoyable.

    My aim is to get all the work done on the van so that I can use it in earnest from 2012. There is no way I am spending the summer anywhere near the UK when the olympics is underway.
     

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  2. Jim

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    Hi Andy, welcome to the Fun, we have a few Funsters from the Isle of man:thumb:
     
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    Hi and welcome to the fun, do check out the chatroom and rallies section and we will meet up someplace.
     
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    HI and :welcome::welcome:
     
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    Hello Good evening and Welcome.......

    May all your travelling be trouble free and a delight
     
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    And a warm welcome from me too :Smile:
     
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    hello, welcome you will find lots of friendly people here:thumb:
     
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    :party2::welcomefunster::party2::flyingwelcome:
     
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    Hi from fellow Autosleeper owners:welcomefunster:
     
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    Hi Andy and welcome :flyingwelcome:
     
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    Hi Andy and a big welcome to "Fun":thumb:
    Hope you have loads of good travels in your Van,from a fellow Isle Of Man "funster" living in Peel.:flyingwelcome:
    Steve,Jinxia and Yingying.
     
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