Hello - from another newbie

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by jetree, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. jetree

    jetree Read Only Funster

    Sep 8, 2012
    South West
    Hi - just to introduce myself and ask a couple of questions, please. As complete 'newbies', we plunged in and bought our Autosleepers Topaz in April. We have done trips locally but not slept in the van yet as we feel it might be a bit challenging now that we have experienced how tight a squeeze it is. It has been a boon to my husband as it has meant we could get out of the house knowing there is a toilet readily available (and a handy cuppa!) My husband is unable to walk far (30 yds, slowly), so we also have a small wheelchair packed into the van. We long to experience some winter sun but don't know where to start. Ideally, it would involve driving the van over to France/Spain then at 'the destination' being able to have somewhere bigger to sleep, as we feel the Topaz would be too restricted for sleeping in for several days. With hindsight, we should have gone for a slightly larger van but, being newbies, didn't feel confident about driving a larger vehicle, and didn't realise the restriction until actually using the van.
    Has anyone overcome such problems and found an easy way of doing all this, please? Can anyone recommend a site with extra facilities? We would be grateful for any help as it would mean so much to get away somewhere safe, comfortable, and warm this winter! (whatever happened to the summer in this country?)
    Thank you
    Janet & Tony
  2. dylan

    dylan Read Only Funster

    Aug 31, 2007
    sw wales
    Someone will help answer questions shortly I'm sure but in the meanwhile :welcome: :Smile: :thumb:
  3. Barclaybasher

    Barclaybasher Funster

    Apr 13, 2012

    Welcome !

    Probably not what you want to hear but is there any chance that you might PX your Topaz for a more suitable van now that you are used to driving something bigger?

    You will be surprised how quickly you get used to driving something bigger still.

    Topaz's are very popular and should sell quickly if that's another option.:RollEyes:

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