Shakedown Trip

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  1. Langtoftlad

    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

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    Finally, FINALLY, FINALLY!
    ...I am now officially a motorhomer :D.

    Have driven here:
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    just 30 mins from home for a "shakedown" trip. See how long my battery & gas last, 2nts, 3 or 4, maybe more.

    The view;
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    The proof that I have achieved MHstasis;
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    It feels good... Well, the first hour has gone ok :LOL:.
     
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  2. Nirvanauk

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    Good on you,now you deserve a cold beer out of the fridge!
     
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    Congratulations
     
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    Great feeling innit?
    Congratulations. Enjoy your new toy.
    :beerchug::party2::beerchug:
     
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    That's almost our second home. Love it there.
     
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    Grab yourself a cold one and chill with a big grin on your face. Enjoy
     
  7. Shrimp64

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    Did you see that sunset? This place is fab i can see your van, Langtoftlad, and one other-facing the way we are!
    Call in for a coffee in morning if you fancy! Sleep tight in your 'new' van.
     
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    :clap::clap:
     
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    You look well chuffed! Enjoy
     
  10. Figaro

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    Is that a site your on or wilding on your first outing ?
     
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    He is on Lyndon Top campsite, it's a huge area with views over Rutland Water, water taps and chemical toilet dumps, £7 per night:)
     
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    Well done mate. I did a first there too a couple of years ago towing my trike. Was my first ride around the middle field. Lovely site and views. Didn't see any ospreys though ,was sad about that
     
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    Congratulations Jon, (y)

    I hope you'll have many pleasent times away in your new aquisition.

    Cheers for now,

    Jock. :) (Mkt D)
     
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    happy new van
     
  15. Figaro

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    That looks like a great site. One for the list !
    Good luck with new van.
    Chris
     
  16. Langtoftlad

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    Still here, still got battery, still got gas :D

    Went for a little drive - to Lyddington Bedehouse and then onto Kirby Hall...

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    IMHO, Bedehouse not worth the bother but the village of Lyddington is pretty.
    The ruins of Kirby Hall are interesting, demonstration of the work English Heritage do.

    Back on site - my original spot is now marked off for a rally. No bother, located 100ft to left.
    Due to too much sun yesterday, I experimented briefly with putting out the awning but the breeze was worrying so I gave up on that :).
    Good job cos it blew a bit of a hooley for a couple of hours. Now got an issue with my flyscreen on my big heiki :(.

    Love the icecream van that patrols the site around 5.30!

    Learning a lot, having fun.
    All good (y)
     
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    Wind died down - new arrivals exhibiting herding instinct :cool:... I guess its a bit of "where shall we park?" - "look at them over there, must be a good spot" ;).
    I'm watching TV (trying to load battery is my excuse), nearby tenters are playing Boules :).

    Another fine Lyndon Top sunset (y)

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    Are you still there? Is everything behaving as you hoped?
     
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