Travels with Tushka

Discussion in 'The Beginner' started by canorman, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. canorman

    canorman Read Only Funster

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    Well off to have my potential first motorhome checked out today before I part with the £18,500.00. So by the end of the day I may be the owner of 2002 Autosleeper Lancashire. Supposed to have less than 17000 on the clock and it does look legitimate to me. Seems pretty well equipped - but I guess I'll be trawling through the site to find out about 12v/240v microwaves (Wavebox?), Solar panels, lightweight mopeds, Gas bottles on the continent. I've sold up and move out of my home of the last 18 years on 4th November -- pretty much got rid of everything -- local charity shop has looked like my house for the last couple of months! Small rented storage for the few "can't part with" things - generally quite liberating. Planning to try trips around UK through to Christmas to get used to things before trying a run down through France/Spain/Portugal in the new year.

    Of course, the vehicle examination may find it is the welded remains of three different motorhomes and I'll be back to square one.
     
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    Good Luck :thumb:

    Ken & Lynda
     
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    Hope it all goes well for you. :thumb:

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    Hi canorman, have a great trip, all the very best of luck

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    A brave move selling up - Good luck with your new life style.:thumb:
     
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    Bought it!

    OK, so now I'm a genuine newbie motorhomer. All checked out ok except for slight noise from one wheel bearing.
     
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    Check for recall on gearbox drain on that age - there should be a modification whereby the drain is extended and routed behind the gearbox.

    If not modified, the gearbox will fill with water, resulting in difficulty engaging 1st/2nd (stiff or clunky) and a slight flickering on the speedo.
     
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    Welcome aboard in every sense, sounds as if you are ready for the adventure of a life time, we have quite a few timers on here and even a sister site for full timing, enjoy your new lifestyle.:welcomefunster:
     
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