She`s off the starting blocks...

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  1. Jeannette van den Oever

    Jeannette van den Oever Read Only Funster

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    Our `Debt`leffs has begun life on the production line. Woohoo!
    I`m sure there are a few funsters on here who can almost smell their new van?
     
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    Well we can certainly smell the old one...
     
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    Fantastic do they give you updates on the progress.
     
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  4. Jeannette van den Oever

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    Not directly. Husband bends the dealer's ear every so often about the delivery date. I mean, the sun's shining, and we've got campsites to book! ;)
    Amazed it only takes around a week to produce. Takes me longer to weed the garden. :LOL:
     
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    Our new Hymer has been gathering dust at the dealers for the past 10 days awaiting DVLA's authority for my cherished plate to be displayed on the vehicle. That authority was granted today.
    So next week we take the train to Sussex for a hand-over on Wednesday.
    It's been a long wait. We ordered last July, to guarantee us a build slot (anticipating a deluge of orders at the NEC show) and gave the dealer our old motorhome in September to secure us a very good trade-in allowance.
    So we are finally down to 8 more sleeps.
    Stef.
     
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    Got our new chausson in october. Been in the algarve three months now so the shine is rubbing off slightly, thank goodness. New 'cleaness' is hard to maintain!!!!
     
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    Enjoy the novelty and then I ask "Is the first dent the deepest"? Two weeks in and it was out with the gaffer tape when a low earth bank ducked under the mirrors and rear view camera and hit the back plastic light carrier (you cannot call it a "bumper"). Gaffer tape still doing a good job four years on - and my pocket not relieved of an extortionate £1000 for a piece of injection moulded plastic and my insurance premium not loaded for mega years to come for an errant Suffolk earth bank!
     
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    remember to video the handover and explanations of how everything works or you will forget in 10 mins.
     
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    Doesn't say a lot for build quality though.

    Laughing smiley.....phone won't do smileys
     
  10. Madwife

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    Oooiiiii, what smell! The MH is clean and fresh.

    Good luck with your new MH Jeanette
    Good luck with you new MH. We are down to 13 big sleeps!

    Kath
     
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    45 sleeps left for us.:D Good luck with yours everybody(y)
     
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    I don't know how many till mine arrives:cry:
     
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  13. Jeannette van den Oever

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    Will let you know re build quality. (y) I'm sure the kids will enjoy 'testing' it!
    Never mind Popeye -the silver lining is it gives you longer to save your pennies for lovely MH stuff. :)
     
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    Everything I seem to want costs thousands not pennies, self leveling hydraulics is the one thing it doesn't come with; no change from £5000 for that. Then Eddie van Bitz is going to help relieve me of some of my hard earned by fitting his Growler and a Tracker, where does it all end......:cry:
     
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    Me neither Popeye. Only been told early June :( so don't know how many sleeps.
     
  16. Jeannette van den Oever

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    I know - if my husband keeps at it, N&B will have to forfeit their 'Luxury van of 2015' award. :D
     
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    I love reading posts about the impending arrival of people's new vans.

    I can almost feel the excitement and it reminds me of how I felt when waiting to collect mine.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    I always repair in place if I can otherwise, remove, & reinforce rear with fibre glass.Skim of filler, sand down, paint . Jobs a
    good un. (y)
    20 x stronger with Fibreglass.
     
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