Time to say hello!!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by CandC, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. CandC

    CandC Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2014
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    331
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Hi everyone! I've been lurking for a while now, soaking up information from this and other forums and saving up my pennies for my first camper van.

    Well, tonight, I got it!! I am now the proud owner of a "classic" camper: a c reg renault trafic autosleeper RCX with only 60,000 miles on the clock. For an almost 30 year old van it is in amazing condition and very clean inside. On the to do list so far is a little work on the leisure battery charging system and getting lap belts fitted to the rear seats. I still need to sort insurance and get it taxed, but it went through the mot with just 4 minor bits of welding and one bulb required so we should be off and out very soon!

    So yeah, I've got myself a camper and now I've got myself a subscription to the forum I've spent most time on, motorhome fun!

    Pictures to come soon :thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 8
  2. simbadog

    simbadog Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,277
    Likes Received:
    2,180
    Location:
    Wengen
    Sounds good :thumb: Welcome from Sunny Devon :welcomefunster: :Smile:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    10,347
    Likes Received:
    14,771
    Location:
    North Wales.
    Hi welcome:flyingwelcome: sounds as if you will have a great time in your van, keep the posts coming. :Smile:
     
  4. Clive

    Clive Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    697
    Likes Received:
    1,083
    Location:
    Canvey Island
    we look forward to seeing you soon :thumb:
     
  5. lorger

    lorger Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Messages:
    6,186
    Likes Received:
    7,551
    Location:
    Dumfries
    Welcome and enjoy your new toy
     
  6. UK Pete

    UK Pete Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2014
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    334
    Location:
    kent
    Hi CandC, welcome
    pete
     
  7. scousebird

    scousebird Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Messages:
    13,564
    Likes Received:
    20,518
    Location:
    South East Kent
    Hello :thumb:
     
  8. scammellmanswife

    scammellmanswife Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2012
    Messages:
    635
    Likes Received:
    590
    Location:
    leicester
    :welcomefunster: Hi I have a 1987 VW T25 I insure mine with Performance Direct seemed reasonable at the time, :Smile: but lots of classic specialists about. Have FUN :thumb:
     
  9. simply

    simply Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2014
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    193
    Location:
    Devon
    Welcome

    Greetings from not so sunny Devon :RollEyes:

    Sounds like an amazing van :driving2: I look forward to seeing it
     
  10. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    16,420
    Likes Received:
    34,430
    Location:
    kent
    Hi and welcome:thumb:

    It is customary to drape a naked blonde ( or brunette) in the first pics of the van

    but few of us insist:Wink::BigGrin:
     
  11. Coolbeanz

    Coolbeanz Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2013
    Messages:
    1,369
    Likes Received:
    1,927
    Location:
    Capel St Mary
    :welcome:
     
  12. f6c

    f6c Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,873
    Likes Received:
    731
    Location:
    gloucestershire
    Welcome

    Welcome aboard:Wink::Wink:
     
  13. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Messages:
    7,652
    Likes Received:
    4,284
    Location:
    East London
    Hi and congratulations on your purchase

    WHATEVER YOU DO

    HAVE FUN :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  14. Taran_Las

    Taran_Las Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Messages:
    6,476
    Likes Received:
    5,519
    Location:
    Near Mold North Wales
    :party2::welcome::party2:
     
  15. Momo

    Momo Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    Messages:
    2,458
    Likes Received:
    2,981
    Location:
    Valencia City, Spain
    Hi C&C and welcome to the Fun! :welcomefunster:
     
  16. daisy mae

    daisy mae Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Messages:
    676
    Likes Received:
    596
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Hello and welcome from Leicestershire, adventures start now.:thumb:

    Just to say, check on having rear lap belts fitted, not a good idea, as there can be more damage to rear seat passengers than without any, there are lots of information about rear seats and belts on this site.

    I have two rear settees and am insured for six including driver, wouldn`t carry more than two though, no seat belts, not for children obviously, different laws for them, as it is pre 2007 it isn`t against the law as no belts were ever fitted.

    Margaret
     
  17. alfandM

    alfandM Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,009
    Likes Received:
    990
    Location:
    sweden
    welcome and enjoy your travels
     
  18. Dawn B

    Dawn B Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2013
    Messages:
    5,142
    Likes Received:
    14,543
    Location:
    South Norfolk
    Hi & :welcome:
     
  19. CandC

    CandC Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2014
    Messages:
    196
    Likes Received:
    331
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Wow, thank you all for such a warm welcome! No time for pictures yet... This evening was spent looking at the to do list which has grown, but nothing too major!

    Thank you for the cautionary advice Margaret. The two settees along the side can be reconfigured in just a couple of minutes to make forward facing travel seats and that's what the lap belts would be fitted for (as long as my garage can find or make suitable mounting points).

    Because it needed a little welding for the mot, I've decided to get it cleaned, rustproofed and under sealed down below too.

    Oh and as of this morning, my daughter has informed me that we are now the proud owners of Charlotte the Camper.

    Thanks again for the warm welcome,
    Colin.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. cruiser

    cruiser Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2012
    Messages:
    2,929
    Likes Received:
    2,816
    Location:
    northampton
    welcome to the good life.i have a 1990 elddis 400.mine is still going strong.i hope you have as much fun with yours as we do with ours.i hope to see you at one of the meets.:thumb::thumb:
     
Loading...

Share This Page