Very New to Motorhome Ownership!!

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  1. Sunnydays

    Sunnydays Read Only Funster

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    Hi everyone, I am the proud owner of a new (to me) very old Motorhome!!:BigGrin: Wanted one for years, and now have a 1980 Mercedes. Went out at the weekned, sharp learning curve, the children got very wet pushing her up the Devon hills.......bless:cry:, but we all got home in the end! It's going to be fun, if the weather ever breaks that is, and we can work out how everything works! :Doh:Can't wait to stay out for the first night, next weekend hopefully. Is it really, really sad to give your motorhome a name.......? I'm not owning up if it is!
     
  2. Brisey

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    Hi Sunnydays and :welcome:to MHFun.:thumb:
    Come on let us know the name of your motorhome.:Wink:
    flyingwelcome
     
  3. SteveandSue

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    Motorhome Names

    Hi and Welcome To FUN :thumb:

    We named our Motorhome VERA wanted a traditional name and tried out many amongst our friends and that was the one that stuck. I think most people refer to their van by a name so you should be pround that She/He has a place in your home.
    We try to use our van every weekend as well, in the winter we use Caravan Club sites as find them better value when you are pumping out the electric but in the summer we use the CL or CS sites that only take 5 vans.Our favorite last year was only £3 per night -great value or what?
    Hope you have lots of fun times on your travels - Sue
     
  4. derekfaeberwick

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    Welcome to The Fun, we are due some Sunnydays.

    There was a thread on vav's having names not so long ago, so let's hear it.:Wink:
     
  5. Taran_Las

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    Welcome :Smile:
     
  6. Terry

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    Hi and WELCOME :thumb: lots of people name there vans :thumb:we even name the sat-nav :Rofl1: either Connie or Scary Mary depending on who she shouts at :Rofl1: and the route she sends us on :Rofl1:It makes no odds on how old or new the van is - The most important thing is Enjoy
    terry
     
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    Welcome to the forum, hope you have many happy travels in your new toy.
     
  8. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Hi Sunnydays and :welcome:to MHFun.:thumb:

    The sun shines in here!

    Peter
     
  9. hilldweller

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    Only if you call it

    Uberdemhillsundaveyvegomitdeskindspushing.

    We called ours Harvey - you can't worse than that.
     
  10. PenelopePitstop

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    Welcome Sunnydays!

    Ours is called Denise ( as in Denise Van Outen [outing!!]):Smile:
    Our sat nav is Basil ( we've got John Cleese on it!):Smile:

    OK so we're stupid - don't care!!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  11. hilldweller

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    No you're not.....

    Oh wait a minute, women are always right.....

    That's what folk say "Pitstop - oh her, careless and stupid that one".
     
  12. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    Welcome to motorhome fun.

    You and the children will have a great time no matter what the weather.

    Look out for the motorhome meets

    The one at Stratford upon Avon is during the school holidays this year and well worth attending
     
  13. Sunnydays

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    The van name is....

    Well, my daughter decided that she was similar to a tortoise (not because she is a sedate old lady but because she has a home on her back) (groan). However, try as we might, we couldn't think of a name for that rhymed with tortoise. I suggested turtleish names, and we came up with.... Myrtle the Turtle'. Then it got really silly ---- "shall we all go for a hurtle in Myrtle". Not much hurtling though, more of a sedate plod - should have stuck with tortoise!!

    And, I hadn't even considered a name for the sat-nav - that'll be tonight's sleepless night. Hours of harmless fun!

    Thank for all your replies, Claire
    :Rofl1:
     
  14. DESCO

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    Hi Sunnydays!:BigGrin::BigGrin:

    WELCOME to MH Fun.

    Why not give your motorhome a name, Ours is known as the pram and follows in a line of prams. The reason is lost in the past.

    Don't worry at age just enjoy.


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hi and welcome to the fun, from another Devon funster with a Merc. (see my avatar) 1981 508D Newlander. I am in Ilfracombe, do let me know if you need any help.
    Also for my sins I am Marshal for two local shows/rallies
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/rallies-meets/15357-carmarthen-motorhome-show-2010-a.html
    Carmarthen is the first, click on above link. Ian April followed by Shepton Mallet in September. Do come along and meet at lot of the Southern contingent and some from overseas.
    We also have a chatroom here, I tend to live there in the evenings just drop in for a chat anytime
    My van by the way is the Beast.
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  16. Stephen & Jeannie

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    How sad is this Hilldweller ????

    Even my tiny Honda Genny has a name !!!!...:Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:
     
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    Hi welcome to m/h fun,
    enjoy your new toy and have fun. Tony
     
  18. GregM

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    Welcome to the Fun. If your kids enjoy it half as much as ours do then you all will have so much fun:)
     
  19. john-A

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    Welcome from another new member:thumb:
    Well you are not as new has us we have not got one yet, :cry:but it will not stop us enjoying what others get up to in theirs and reading about it on here and until we get ours we will just have to enjoy it second hand.
     
  20. Toffs-G

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    Welcome to the fun:thumb:

    Ours is Voortrekker 1 and the sat nav is.....Mavis:Doh:

    We are out in ours as often as possible only had it since September off to Spain on the 19th for 2 weeks - you will have a ball:BigGrin:
     
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