What does everyone get up to when van is in hibernation?

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  1. JimboT

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    Van is all parked up cleaned ready for 2014!
    Should I have x-mas dinner in the Van this year?
    Going to be hard to wait till March 2014!
    Jim
     
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  2. ourcampersbeentrashed

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    I wonder how many people dont use their motorhomes for months at a time.

    We use ours nearly all the year, the only time it isnt in regular use is January to mid february.
     
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  3. Armytwowheels

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    Yes drive it somewhere else and have Christmas dinner away! Don't put the poor thing in hibernation, they don't like it you know. Poor van:Sad:
     
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    We were in a France in ours last week and we are going out in it for Christmas Day dinner. A TV free zone too! Hope we survive.........
    Allan
     
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    MCC Yorkshire Group New Year, we will have 60 vans at the Rugby Club
    Norton & Malton, Great six nights, loads to eat loads to drink
    ( bring your own) and long walks during the day.
    Great company and great entertainment. Happy Hogmany
    Best Regards Mac
     
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    Have a great time, wish I was coming.:Sad:
     
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    i would like to tell u but after i would have to kill ya sorry :Smile:
     
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    We use our van as much as we can all year round. The only things that stop us in the colder months are other commitments.
     
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    Our van is the 'guest room on the driveway' for Colin's son on 22nd & 23rd Dec, then it becomes the 'guest room on the driveway' at my mothers for the Boxing Day family get together, then we go to Cannock Chase for a couple of nights, then off to the Haggers do in Uttoxeter.

    A lovely van like yours deserves to be in use all the time. Give in to temptation, you know you want to! :BigGrin:
     
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    In use all year round.

    We use the big commercial sites as they are cheap now and have some entertainment on with indoor swimming and bars.
     
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    Looks like we are the same as most others on this thread !!


    When the van is in hibernation we go out in the van :Rofl1: :thumb:

    It does not get used in December as woman likes to 'do things Christmas' and it takes a full month to get everything ready ( BIG family ! ).
    During December I get a chance to catch up on some the jobs I wanted to do on the an..
    Apart from that it is used all year
     
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    van not used as much Nov - Feb but is used as often as we can but not a great deal of sites open in the North of Scotland within easy reach for a weekend at this time of year. If not away it will be given a run as often as possible and as jaws says a chance to catch up on the little jobs that need doing. Away for New Year 30th - 2nd and then who knows depending on the weather.
    Starting to think about where we can go in 2014 !!!!
     
  13. magicsurfbus

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    We'd probably use it more if it was parked on the drive at home with the EHU attached but that's not possible so it lives on a storage site. The problem I find with contemplating the odd winter weekend flit is that it would take ages to de-winterise the stored van then re-winterise it after we've finished with it. We're not yet in a position to stop earning for long enough to take it on an extended trip over winter.
     
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    away almost every weekend wild camping shooting fishing or just chilling
     
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    We are using our van over the Christmas period, we are off to Doubletrees on Friday for a week, we will be on our own on Christmas day, but the rest of the time will be spent visiting family in Cornwall. Then we are off to Uttoxeter for New Year.:Smile::Smile:
     
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    Udo's in his heated undercover storage area until February.

    I would dearly love to use him over Christmas but we need to spend time on a few large house projects first.

    I miss him terribly, though! Poor chap sitting there. I hope he's learning English whilst he rests and I hope he's getting on with the other vehicles he shares hangar space with.

    But we're planning plenty of trips for 2014 with him, so I hope there's loads to look forward to.
     
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    We are here in Portugal for Christmas and the new year, having met 4 new friends and are having a traditional 3 course Christmas lunch in a Portuguese restaurant with free drinks all night and a new years eve party with free drinks, present from Santa, Christmas crackers and all the trimmings all for 32 euro total for the 2 nights.:BigGrin:
    Makes a change from Christmas in the van and a new years eve watching the new year in on the TV.:Sad:
     
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    vehicles do not take to hibernation kindly they tend to suffer from binding brakes, stuck clutch, mice and various other problems. regular use is best to keep everything in good working order.
     
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    We will be taking ours to Liverpool for the holiday to use at the in-laws. I can escape into it when I've had enough socialising! :BigGrin:
     
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    Ours will be back on the drive on Boxing Day in preparation for a New Year tour (still not finalised!).

    If said drive was level it'd be an extra bedroom for sure....mine!
     
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