The new RMB.

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  1. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

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    I have finally got round to taking some photos of the RMB 760. Am more than pleased with it at the moment, although time will tell when DVLA get there finger out and send me some registration papers. I had a couple of new steer tyres fitted yesterday which I almost had to take a mortgage out for by the time they were fitted balanced and tracked. Other than that all seems well apart from fitting some extra 12 volt sockets and a double mains socket in the garage. The garage on the 670 was big enough, but this garage is huge compared, strangely it is now full :Doh:. The Heki roof light in the lounge does make it seem much lighter than the 670 and of course with 170 BHP on tap it pulls well. Fuel consumption is much the same when it was brought back from Germany, but it was comparatively empty compared to our travelling weight. The only complaint I have is that its manual whereas I would have preferred an automatic. For a big bus, it stops well as its on full air, and the Telmar 4 stage retarder should help with brake pads when descending mountains with the trailer in tow. First outing will be the Southport meet, followed by Haganaps bring and buy then home for the Liverpool giants, after that, who knows where, but I would like to be able to put another new set of tyres on next year :Wink:.
     

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    She looks beautiful :thumb:
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    It looks very clean and shiny. :Smile: GT registration - Gothenburg?
     
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    Nice van Dave:thumb:
     
  5. Snowbird

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    Gutersloh :thumb:
     
  6. Snowbird

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    I was hoping it would be a he Terry, as most of the she`s I have known over the years turned out to be high maintenance :RollEyes:.
     
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    I should have known that. Flown from the airport a few times in BAOR days.
     
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    Fantastic looking van mate. :thumb:

    Bar version my favourite layout we have it in ours really suits us. :thumb:
     
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    We got on so well with the bar version in the 670 that it was a priority when were looking for another van. The only fault we had with the 670 was that it only had a short couch. This has the full couch, so that was a bonus. The extra metre in length gives us a bigger wardrobe on one side and the full couch on the other. The garage is also slightly wider.
     
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    Really nice!

    But then you'd expect me to say that as I'm clearly very biased.:BigGrin:

    Very 'typical' RMB look to the inside. Loads of beautiful solid wood.

    I imagine no creaks, rattles or groans anywhere either.

    So, have you bought the matching trailer?
     
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    HE looks beautiful :BigGrin::Wink:know where your coming from :Wink:
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    Have not bought the trailer as yet. I have still got the monkey wrench on him, but am having difficulty tightening him down any more without stripping the threads :BigGrin:.
     
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    Nice looking example Dave,Enjoy your travels in it,Alf
     
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    Verrrrrrry nice ! U going to bring it thro the tunnel to show it me ? We're only a few mins off the m53 :thumb:
     
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    Very nice:thumb:
     
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    I got round to fitting the extra Hella sockets today for the beer fridge and macerator. The fridge was pulling 5.5 amps, so I thought I would start the engine and see how the habitation alternator performed. As the chassis is 24 volt, the builder fitted 2 alternators, one 24 volt for the dirty bits and one 12 volt for the clean bits. Very similar setup to a B2B charger. Wow does that baby charge, straight up to 25 amps +. Have heard several selfbuilds have 2 alternators but never realised just how good they were. Am now thinking thats why there are 2 battery mains chargers fitted.
     
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    love the decals and looking forward to have a nose around when we next see you.

    Glad you are pleased with it.
     
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    It looks like you got the van of your dreams Dave:thumb:
     
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    YOU JAMMY GIT! :Eek!:

    That's a [STRIKE]wee[/STRIKE] big smasher you've got there. :thumb: You've done well Dave....................again, hence the "jammy git" remark. :Wink:

    Can I book 2 x tickets for the Grand Tour at Southport please? :Laughing: I'll bring the beer. :thumb:

    Here's another vote for the "bar lounge" layout, with the full length settee. :thumb: Yae canny can't beat it. :BigGrin:

    Cheers for now,

    Jock.
     
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    Looks all right I spose...:Wink::BigGrin:




    :thumb:Nice one Dave...

    Just trying to figure out where "OUR" Kipper goes... :thumb:
     
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