What have I done......??

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  1. Gingaboots

    Gingaboots Read Only Funster

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    Afternoon all,

    Well I have just purchased a motorhome of sorts......it is a 1987 Fiat Hymer 544 (non turbo) that has been parked under a hedge since it's last MOT ran out in 2009! Have replaced tyres, done water pump & cambelt, got it running etc and it only failed the MOT on lights (headlights plus various markers/indicators etc) so I hope to have it road legal by the end of the month.

    The interior has had a "renovation" started but really does need some work. I am based in East Kent and would really like to find someone local who has a similar van so that I can work out where everything should go and how it all works!

    Any advice, pointers, things to watch and general words of wisdom welcome!!

    Many thanks
     
  2. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Hi welcome to Fun, you have a nice base vehicle there, when you have finished it should be a good van for you. :welcomefunster:
     
  3. golly

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    Our second motorhome was a Hymer (Merc based). They are well built and reliable.

    HAVE FUN!
     
  5. Andy

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    Hi Gingaboots, welcome to the forum, good luck with the Hymer, at the mo I'm also looking to move to that make...........and have also asked similar question in other area here.

    Enjoy.
    Andy
     
  6. Pamelaaar

    Pamelaaar Funster Life Member

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    Hello, welcome to the forum. Good luck with the Hymer. I'm sure there are plenty of people on here who will be able to offer you advice.
     
  7. Shazrick

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    (y) Hello welcome
     
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    1. Hi Welcome to Fun.
    2. You're brave, what a project.
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    3. You'll have a great motorhome when it's finished, as others have said they're strong, reliable.

    Enjoy the Fun.
     
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    Hi both & welcome. As proud Hymer owners. We Wish you every success in your venture. (y) (y) (y)
     
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    Hi Gingaboots and welcome to the Fun! (y)
     
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    Welcome we are also from Kent (y)
     
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    welcome to the fun (aeroplane towing banner welcome funster):rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
    this is a gate forum just been up dated so I am having a bit of fun with the boss
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  13. Gingaboots

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    Thanks all....now MOT'd and rent paid - just got to get the cushions covered, curtains made, pumps working, internal electrics, skylights fixed, oil leak stopped.....and few other jobs! Might be busy for a few weekends :)
     
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    Welcome. Look forward to seeing the final photos... :)
     
  15. Andy

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    Sounds good, Gingaboots, which motor and running gear does yours have ?

    My F reg 664 is C25 citroen based
     
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    It is Fiat Ducato - non turbo :)
     
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    hi and welcome to the fun enjoy the restoring.
     
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