First shake down, tick.

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  1. carhil

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    Took the 180 for a zip up to the lakes and then down to the Pennines for its first outing last week. Had a lovely time and the van performed as advertised :)

    I was pleasantly surprised at the pace of the van considering its size as it quite happily got up to, and and sat at 80 no worries on the motorway. Some of the B roads in the Pennines were fun !

    We had internet issues at both sites but it was just great to be 'off the grid' for a week and get away from lifes usual noise.
    For anyone considering a MoHo for the first time, do it ! its bloody brilliant. I didnt want to come home :)

    Some pics for you :)
     

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    80 in your motorhome!

    You must have been in a hurry to get there...

    Each to his own of course, but that's not the motor homing I enjoy.

    I do 80 in mine sometimes... 80 kph.

    JJ :cool:
     
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  3. carhil

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    Not a lot to see on the M1 :D
     
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  5. carhil

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    Eh ?
     
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    Please forgive me Mr Carhil...

    I have only just noticed you are a young nipper... no wonder you are still into brumm brumming... :rofl:

    JJ :cool:
     
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  7. carhil

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    Haha, I haven't been called a young nipper for a long time. I like you:D

    To make it clear. I dont do the whole journey at 80 ! just when the M-way is quiet with not much about.
     
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    and I would like to make it clear that I don't do 80 kph (50 mph) unless there is a strong tail wind AND a downward slope...

    JJ :cool:
     
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    I would like to tell you a story about a Tortoise and a Hare
    Nah!! nobody would believe it
    Exactly!!
     
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    Nice piccies. :)
     
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    Love the photos. Hope this is the first of many happy journeys.
     
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    Sorry but to openly say on line you are quite happy to brake the LAW
    and do more than the national speed limit, is in my opinion just silly.
    The wrong people might just be reading these post's.
    And before anyone has a go at my spelling I can not spell and at almost 70 will not start now.
     
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    Indicated 80 is probably a lot less than that, and many cars do more than that anyway on a routine basis without any issues. It is a free country - I've driven our van at high speeds before but mostly stick to 60mph. Nothing wrong with it, in my view. Why pick up on it and criticise someone's driving speed? It is the driver's choice and driver's own assessment of the risk
     
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    Lovely photos ... the Lake District ones gave me lovely memories. Hope you continue to make many more happy trips and post lovely photos. Oh to be your age again ... enjoy life and the wonderful places your mh can take you to. :)
     
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    Thank you Movan. It is a stunning part of England thats for sure. Something a lot forget when they go on foreign hols ( not just in MoHos) is that there are some beautiful countries to visit in Europe, but GB certainly has some lovely treasures to discover.
     
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    And you don't half get a load of grief from your horse.
     
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    Horse !!! JJ's got a horse ?

    I though he towed it around behind that lawnmower.
     
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    where you made aware that the speed limit for motorhomes is different to cars in the uk? based on the unladen weight
     
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    At 80mph that's irrelevant. ;)
     
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    true, but it's way above the legal limit and likely to spoil a holiday/trip away with a fine. The spec cameras on the motorway gantries deal with that
     
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