Well I've finally gone and done it...

Discussion in 'The Beginner' started by Motoberg, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Motoberg

    Motoberg Read Only Funster

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    picked up the M/H yesterday, Frankia i700 A 4 berth :Smile:
    Now I just need to figure out how everything works ! previous owner gave me a great handover but that was 24 hours ago... :BigGrin:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Well done.

    The serious thing to learn now is Width and Overhang.

    You are going to scrape wing mirrors, you are going to get hedges scratching your windows, it's better than hitting an oncoming. Be prepared to haul in your mirrors in places like the Lake District.

    Most MHs have a big arse, as you turn, the back end swings out and it's *so* easy to side swipe a petrol pump or car in a car park.

    Apart from it's steady FUN.
     
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  3. Larrynwin

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    Congratulations, exciting times with new toy :thumb::thumb:
     
  4. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

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    Hi Motoberg , That initial handover is soon forgotten. The best thing to do is to live in for a day or two. On your drive is best. Use it for everything, washing, cooking, sleeping, etc. Issues will arise, and you will have forgotten how things work. No problem, just get on the internet, head here and ask away. Funsters are a friendly knowledgeable bunch and you will get the answers you need.

    Meanwhile, welcome to the Fun :thumb:
     
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  5. gowboy

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    nearly in the same boat

    howdy
    did the same last week, and after a quite stressful 48hrs at the hands of an incompetent dealer (grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr) we finally got away in our new home (to be permanent in 3 weeks' time) to test it all out - York and Snainton still intact, great 6 days had, everything checked and confidence boosted!!! Will be off permanently in 3 weeks!
    Basically the people on here helped me loads in advance with queries technical and otherwise (got another question for them today) - ASK the stoopid questions, it'll help you before you have time to stumble about! I was that prepped on waste, hoses, hook-up etc that after a week I feel like a seasoned pro now! (just wait till the wheels start wobbling....). Also there's a blog (don't do them as a rule but...) by Ryan n Mel on here that have fab tips on some of these basics - "Do Your Dream" I think it's called - have fun anyway, i've got a different vehicle but would be happy to swap newbie tales with you!
     
  6. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    :welcomefunster:Hello and welcome to Motorhome Fun
     
  7. Brian and Jo

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    welcome

    congrats on your purchase,exciting times ahead:thumb:and welcome to MHF:welcome: regards brian jo and josh:thumb:
     
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    great fun learning took my over a year to learn everything about it (mind i am still learning now) have fun !!
     
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    Hi and welcome to the fun, use it and get used to it, as you get a problem ask away, someone will have the answer. do Check out the chatroom
     
  10. Motoberg

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    ....and here is the cheeky little chappie
    Just spent a pleasant long weekend away in Alford :Smile:
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