The new MH has arrived

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  1. Anthony496

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    After waiting what seems like an eternity (we had to save hard) the new MH has arrived.

    Yesterday morning started off with an early morning train ride into new street station Bham, a quick breakfast and a coffee to go and I was on my way to Nottingham on a quiet train.

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    Arrived at Nottingham and quick 9 min journey out to the dealer.

    Was a lovely misty morning, very excited as I walked into the dealer and saw the New van with my registration plate on. Hand over was great but I was rushing the guy on as I just wanted to get out in it!

    Programmed the nav and I was out of there, really impressed with the Ducato touch screen navigation with Lane assist, it also has speed cameras pre programmed.

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    On Friday I called through to Kingsbury CCC. And got a hard standing pitch with elec hook up. In my haste I forgot to get a gas bottle for the van but given that we were going for a quick one nighter I though running on all elec will be fine.

    Reversed up the drive and threw so stuff into the van (just randomly ran around the house) told the wife to get the kids in were having a night away. My wife being ever the planner said she would meet us there she would pop to asda on the way and get some consumables (beer and food)

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    Arrived at Kingsbury filled the fresh water tank on the way in with new new fold flat hose a MHF member told me to get and set up on the pitch, wound the awning out let the kids run loose and sat down with a beer

    From hand over to sitting down with a beer in my hand, 4 hours.

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    Wife arrived 30 mins later with more supplies. What a great little night out! Kids had the best sat night out for ages and we retired to the van with the heating on all elec holding beautifully at 21c.

    There is one massive downside ... Having to come home as the kids have school and I have work tomorrow, but the thought of knowing we can now nip off for quick weekenders anytime we want will keep me going till next time :)

    Roll on the winter breaks !
     
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  2. John Laidler

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    Well good luck with it and have some great trips.

    Try to stand upright when taking photographs is the only advice I can offer! :):)
     
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  3. Anthony496

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    Lol Appoliges the pics are sideways ! Can't edit them now either :)
     
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  4. Popeye

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    4 Hours, that's impressive by any-ones standards, well done.

    Mind you, retiring and going off when the kids are at school, well that's even more impressive.....:wink:

    ps I've hurt my neck looking at your photo's.
     
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  5. Anthony496

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    Ahh don't !!!!
     
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    Anthony496,

    Damn it I hate you man, great post, have lots of fun in the new van it looks great. Not to sure about the 'quick one nighter' with the kids around though :whistle:
    Take care,

    Norman.
     
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  7. Ja63

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    Van looks fab (what is it??)

    We are 8 weeks in with 6 weekends away so far and loving it

    Hope you have loads of fun!
     
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  8. Anthony496

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    Thanks guys ! Ja - I have seen your posts and your new black edition .. V nice !

    Norman - I'm loling at that now reading it back ! It does sound wrong doesnt it. I should get a bumper sticker "do not disturb having a one nighter" ;)
     
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  9. Anthony496

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    Van is a bessacarr 496
     
  10. Kool Kroozer

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    Hope you have many many happy years camping in the van - which by the way is a very extremely good looking thing i must say :cool:
     
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    Great looking motorhome! (y) Hope you enjoy lots of trips away! Can we see inside too please? :laughing:
     
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    Enjoyed your post, lovely MH and it just fits snugly on your drive! Very impressed with people who can 'just take off' - 4 hours!! takes me ages to get ready.

    Looks like you're all going to have a lot of fun. :)
     
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  13. DuxDeluxe

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    Very nice indeed - enjoy your time with it and the family (y)
     
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    Enjoy your new toy :clap:
     
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    What an excellent post. Sums up everything that motor homing is about.
    Hope you have plenty of of other outings as spontaneous to entertain us all.
    Enjoy
     
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  16. Robert Clark

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    Our last van was a Bessacar 496 - loads of room
    Enjoy your new home from home !
     
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  17. milliethehymer

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    Great write up, many happy campings(y)(y)
     
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  18. Popeye

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    Here ya go

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  19. Anthony496

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    Thank you Popeye! And thanks for the lovely comments everyone

    I'll upload a few of the inside today for you today momo
     
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  20. Popeye

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    If you want to get the other persons attention Anthony you only have to put the @ sign in front of their "Handle" like this @Momo or @Anthony496 and before you have finished typing you will be 'automatically' offered a list of members you wish to include.

    Try it, you'll like it I'm sure. I think it's called tagging, in the alert menu you get a message saying you have been tagged in a certain thread.... Griff
     
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