DIY motorhome

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Richard and Ann
Jan 19, 2014
2,757
6,496
Derbyshire
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29,757
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Elddis Accordo 105
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since 2014
@Jim

I took you up on your kind & generous offer for the trial subscription, and have just noticed that you have activated my account, for which I thank you kindly.

I would like to express my sadness at the death of the DIY-Motorhome Forum and my regret that some apparently egotistical and/or selfish members there have caused you to close it for reasons which I fully understand.
I had no idea all that unnecessary krap was going on in the background, and in your place, I would almost certainly have done the same or similar.
..... However, please note that your generous efforts for DIY-Motorhome WERE very much appreciated by many users, myself included.

Also, I was very sorry to read about your kids, and I offer my sincere wishes for their speedy recovery ... Family is more important than anything else in life !!

Many Thanks and Best Regards
Bob (aka Bobbejaan)
hellowelcome
 
Jan 29, 2018
7
6
Basildon Essex
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52,176
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DIY Ex Police Spinter
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Ex Tent Camper new to motor homes
thanks to Jim for a easy going site that was taken over by lots of big headed opinions I am very sorry to see it gone
Patrick
 
Aug 18, 2014
11,846
25,780
Spain
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32,898
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Granduca 49
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just restarted after 30 year break
@Jim

I took you up on your kind & generous offer for the trial subscription, and have just noticed that you have activated my account, for which I thank you kindly.

I would like to express my sadness at the death of the DIY-Motorhome Forum and my regret that some apparently egotistical and/or selfish members there have caused you to close it for reasons which I fully understand.
I had no idea all that unnecessary krap was going on in the background, and in your place, I would almost certainly have done the same or similar.
..... However, please note that your generous efforts for DIY-Motorhome WERE very much appreciated by many users, myself included.

Also, I was very sorry to read about your kids, and I offer my sincere wishes for their speedy recovery ... Family is more important than anything else in life !!

Many Thanks and Best Regards
Bob (aka Bobbejaan)
thanks to Jim for a easy going site that was taken over by lots of big headed opinions I am very sorry to see it gone
Patrick
:welco:
 

Passenger 7

Free Member
Oct 28, 2018
2
1
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56,960
MH
Self Build
Exp
since 1998
Another ex SBMCC member here, I joined DIY forum and was sad to see it close but wanted to thank Jim for his time and effort. I have also spent weeks trying to join a new forum called Motorhome Builder but it appears to not want any new members. Tried joining up two or three time and never get the confirmation E mail to any of my E mail addys. Tried the MHB CONTACT message thing for a few weeks but still no reply, so I guess either they dont want me or dont want anyone new, i can dig that :). So I'll try this venue it seems friendly enough :)
P7
 
OP
Richard and Ann
Jan 19, 2014
2,757
6,496
Derbyshire
Funster No
29,757
MH
Elddis Accordo 105
Exp
since 2014
Another ex SBMCC member here, I joined DIY forum and was sad to see it close but wanted to thank Jim for his time and effort. I have also spent weeks trying to join a new forum called Motorhome Builder but it appears to not want any new members. Tried joining up two or three time and never get the confirmation E mail to any of my E mail addys. Tried the MHB CONTACT message thing for a few weeks but still no reply, so I guess either they dont want me or dont want anyone new, i can dig that :). So I'll try this venue it seems friendly enough :)
P7
I think that one was set up by the wild camping forum owner when they were moaning on there about the closure of DIY. I tried to register too, months ago, never heard anything back. Probably because I don't pay subs to the WC forum. Stopped going on there now, they don't reply if you're not in the clique, even though I helped some of them. (n)
 

Gromett

Funster
Feb 27, 2011
9,641
22,752
UK
Funster No
15,452
MH
Self Build
Exp
Since 2005
Another ex SBMCC member here, I joined DIY forum and was sad to see it close but wanted to thank Jim for his time and effort. I have also spent weeks trying to join a new forum called Motorhome Builder but it appears to not want any new members. Tried joining up two or three time and never get the confirmation E mail to any of my E mail addys. Tried the MHB CONTACT message thing for a few weeks but still no reply, so I guess either they dont want me or dont want anyone new, i can dig that :). So I'll try this venue it seems friendly enough :)
P7
Welcome to fun. There are a lot of self builder on here.. (me included)..
 
Nov 5, 2014
795
3,450
Borders
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34,127
MH
Van Conversion
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newbie
Another ex SBMCC member here, I joined DIY forum and was sad to see it close but wanted to thank Jim for his time and effort. I have also spent weeks trying to join a new forum called Motorhome Builder but it appears to not want any new members. Tried joining up two or three time and never get the confirmation E mail to any of my E mail addys. Tried the MHB CONTACT message thing for a few weeks but still no reply, so I guess either they dont want me or dont want anyone new, i can dig that :). So I'll try this venue it seems friendly enough :)
P7
I has the same problem. The owner of the forum is obviously not putting any effort into it. I only wanted to join out of interest but there are so many knowledgeable self builders on this forum so don't really need to join another one.
 
Aug 18, 2014
11,846
25,780
Spain
Funster No
32,898
MH
Granduca 49
Exp
just restarted after 30 year break
Another ex SBMCC member here, I joined DIY forum and was sad to see it close but wanted to thank Jim for his time and effort. I have also spent weeks trying to join a new forum called Motorhome Builder but it appears to not want any new members. Tried joining up two or three time and never get the confirmation E mail to any of my E mail addys. Tried the MHB CONTACT message thing for a few weeks but still no reply, so I guess either they dont want me or dont want anyone new, i can dig that :). So I'll try this venue it seems friendly enough :)
P7
:welco:
 

Jim

Ringleader
Jul 19, 2007
29,146
84,908
Sutton on Sea
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1
MH
C Class Diesel RV
Exp
Since 1990
I had an email from someone asking if I could recover it as they had some build information and photos they wanted to recover. I did that with the intention of deleting it once done. But life got in the way and I forgot to do it. Meanwhile I discovered a few people had found it open and started posting again and i didn't have the heart to disappoint them again so left it. I've since had a look around and found that those who had taken issue with me were now warmly ensconced elsewhere so I've decided to leave it open. It will stay open as long as people visit. (y)
 
Feb 6, 2019
52
141
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58,388
MH
panel van
Exp
Since I was a lad
A big thanks to Jim for the diymotorhome forum, it was great fun and certainly worked as intended. It was sad to see it go, but fully understand Jim's situation. So, thanks again Jim, and now as the ice cap is once retreating north again I've got myself back in to motorhome mode and joined here!

Stevie
 
Sep 16, 2013
1,110
1,201
North Wales
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28,132
MH
Van Conversion
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Since 2006
A big thanks to Jim for the diymotorhome forum, it was great fun and certainly worked as intended. It was sad to see it go, but fully understand Jim's situation. So, thanks again Jim, and now as the ice cap is once retreating north again I've got myself back in to motorhome mode and joined here!

Stevie
It's back Stevie :)
 
Feb 10, 2013
436
302
plymouth
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24,636
MH
Swift bolero
Exp
off and on 30 years
I'm just going for one window, i'm keeping the holes in the side to a minimum so I can adjust the layout if required as I'm sure i won't get it right first time.
Did you go for an offset swivel on the passenger side?
I'm pretty sure i'm going for the sports craft with swivel on passenger side.
just got to decide if i need the lowered seat base or not, I'm 6 foot and it may be a bit too much.
Hi , if you put 1 window in for the time being would fitting one after the insulation has been installed be very difficult?
 
Feb 6, 2019
52
141
Funster No
58,388
MH
panel van
Exp
Since I was a lad
So, now as a paid up member on here, does that mean I have a dark side as I also indulge with the bad boys on diymotorhome? Like having a fag behind the bike sheds at school....
 

Floydster

LIFE MEMBER
Jul 21, 2013
801
1,500
East Sussex
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2013
Hi , if you put 1 window in for the time being would fitting one after the insulation has been installed be very difficult?
would be possible to do, if a little fiddly though.
Just make sure to keep any wires out of an area where a window may go in the future.
 
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