Took the plunge!

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  1. lawlorka

    lawlorka Read Only Funster

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    Well I did it! Bought my first motorhome over the weekend. Its a Compass Avantgarde 100 (2002 model). 4 berth with 4 seats. Its in really good nick by the looks of it and it survived the drive home and to the storage place with no problems!

    Have booked a couple of nights away next weekend close to home just to do a test run and work out how everything runs and then it will be put to regular use from End of Feb onwards.

    Nervous as I've never owned one before, and second hand is always a bit nerve wracking, but hoping it all goes smoothly.

    If anyone has any experience in this model or anything similar, any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated :)
     
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    Hello and welcome to fun

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    Welcome to Fun.

    Just remember, no matter what. There's no such thing as a daft question.

    Other than of course, "Why didn't I ask this question before"!!!
     
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    Welcome from a dry cold Yorkshire :welc:
    Living in London I assume that you are aware of the LEZ regulations. :Eeek:
     
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    Our first van was a 2004 Autoquest 100. Basically the same as you have so feel free to ask anything.

    Also remember, we were all beginners once so there is no such thing as a daft question :D
     
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    Welcome to the world of adventure that is motor homing
    You will find this site invaluable and well informed on all matters to do with M/H
    Enjoy your first trip the fun starts here :clap2::clap2:
    Gary and Janet
     
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    Hello and welcome! Enjoy your trips in your van!:hiya2:
     
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    Hope you enjoy it, most people never look back after their first van. However most people then decide the layout they now want having used a van if a different one to the one they have.
     
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    Hi a big welcome and enjoy your new to you van,all the help you need is here!
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN, good luck on your shakedown cruise. (y)
     
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    Welcome and enjoy :)
     
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    We had a compass avantgard 56 plate for 2 years, only thing wrong was the water pump broke down after 3 weeks, no problem after that, fresh water tank in the wardrobe so didn't have problem with freezing up.
    Had to call breakdown once as we used the engine battery overnight and couldn't start it, pressed the wrong button on the control unit, a lesson learned, never did it again.
    Great little van fitted, into a car space at the supermarket and beach car parks, took it out a lot more to park at beach cat parks than we do now with our bigger/longer one.
     
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    Welcome, we are into our second year motorhoming, and never looked back. Spent 62 nights away in 2015, far more than we ever did tugging, and much further afield as well! Enjoy!
     
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    welcome to fun, and as everyone says, ask all the questions you want, there her to help you , some may take the mick,
     
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    HI welcome to fun
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