Time to say hello!!

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  1. CandC

    CandC Funster Life Member

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    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:
     
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  2. simbadog

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    Sounds good :thumb: Welcome from Sunny Devon :welcomefunster: :Smile:
     
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    Hi welcome:flyingwelcome: sounds as if you will have a great time in your van, keep the posts coming. :Smile:
     
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    we look forward to seeing you soon :thumb:
     
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    Welcome and enjoy your new toy
     
  6. UK Pete

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    Hi CandC, welcome
    pete
     
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    Hello :thumb:
     
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    :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:
     
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    Greetings from not so sunny Devon :RollEyes:

    Sounds like an amazing van ::bigsmile:riving2: I look forward to seeing it
     
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    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:
     
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    Welcome

    Welcome aboard:Wink::Wink:
     
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    Hi and congratulations on your purchase

    WHATEVER YOU DO

    HAVE FUN :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hi C&C and welcome to the Fun! :welcomefunster:
     
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    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
     
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    welcome and enjoy your travels
     
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  19. CandC

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    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.
     
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    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:
     
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