End Of An Era

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  1. Wildman

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    We have just got back after a 2400 mile round trip in Europe. After 5 years we have decided it is time to change vans, bad legs and back make a fixed bed and probably a garage for mobility scooter a must in the near future. So our Current wild camping dream machine will have to go, I am gutted. I wish I could keep it just as a static for day use but not on the cards.
     
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    Change as good as a rest.....looks like a new and different adventure will be starting, at least you will be able to carry on touring....:clap:
     
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  3. Cat53

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    You know you will love your next one just as much! As long as there are knobs to twiddle and buttons to push you will be happy!
     
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  4. Mikey RV

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    Good luck with what ever you do Roger. (y)
     
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  5. jollyrodger

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    Static holiday rental Roger ;)
     
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    Do as we did............caravan !
     
  7. Pilote87

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    How can you consider getting rid of your "one off", Roger? Perhaps you have your eye on another distinctive vehicle. Good luck in your search.

    Hope you enjoyed your holiday.

    J
     
  8. Madwife

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    Hope you enjoyed your holidays.

    5 years! - It seems like only yesterday that you exchanged the beast for your current MH. We wish you good luck in your search for its replacement.

    Kath
     
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    Wow. That was one long trip. :clap2: You are my hero. I find 200 miles a big deal.
     
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    2400 miles in 5 years.. we're you pushing??
     
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    shame .. you do love that van..

    a fixed bed would be a relatively easy conversion.. not so easy a garage..
     
  12. Wildman

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    3 week trip 2400 miles, hee hee
     
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    Well done for your travels good luck for your future adventures.:notworthy2:
     
  14. Wildman

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    We don't do sites Steve so caravans no good to us for touring.

    Cheers John and thanks for your help.
     
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  15. Wildman

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    Static, how can you do a 2400 mile trip in a static???????? Seldom stay anywhere for more than 24hrs.
     
  16. jollyrodger

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    [QUOTE="Wildman,I wish I could keep it just as a static for day use but not on the cards.[/QUOTE

    As in keep it NOW as a static rental at LB Ilfracombe :whistle:
     
  17. Robert Clark

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    It must be a big decision to give up the van you have put so much of yourself in to, however changing to a more suitable model will help you to continue enjoying your adventures for many years to come
    Best of luck in your search for your new home from home
     
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    Well as 1 door shuts another 1 opens well thats what my dad use to say and he was mostly right good luck
     
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