Iris and me.

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  1. Morrigan

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    Hiya everyone, Iris is my new toy, an Iveco Irisbus 16 seater which I bought to take me and my family (two dogs 4 birds) away on holiday.
    So far all I have done is to take 3 double seats out of the back of the bus. They are selling on fleabay as I write.
    I have put up curtains, nets and proper ones; put in a blow up bed (not mattress) and my camping stove.
    I need to take the rest of the seats out bar one double passenger seat. I may keep a spare double seat for the unlikely event I travel with more than one human companion (my partner). I have to change the geabox oil as it's nearly impossible to get 3rd and 5th gear. This is common enough on Ivecos, you have to use their own gearbox oil, that should be sorted in a week or so. Gonna also change the power steering fluid and filter, remove the restrictor - she used to be a local authority vehicle - and then we're good to go.
    Having had only one owner from new, a city council; she has been well maintained being serviced twice a year, she also has a remarkably low mileage to my mind for a fifteen year old bus. Just 100,000 km.
    I have wanted one of these for years, I used to have an ambulance conversion many years back, a lwb transit, which I loved dearly but a former partner trashed it from spite.
    Iris however, is all mine and I am so looking forward to going away.
    Happy days.::bigsmile:
     
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    Hi Morrigan and welcome to the Fun site! :welcomefunster:
    How about some pics?
     
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    Hello and welcome from Leicestershire, happy travelling.:thumb:
     
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    hi and welcome to the madhouse.we see you are getting ready for the fun.hope to see you at a meet.:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Welcome.
    Interested in the blow-up bed, not mattress. I imagine something like a four-poster based on ribs like a blow up tent ::bigsmile:
     
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    Hi and welcome to the site
     
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  14. Morrigan

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    Thank you all for being so welcoming. Unfortunately my phone is rubbish and does not let me upload photos, and at present it is the only internet access I have.
    Today I had friends over for a picnic in the bus.
    I set up a table in the cleared back of the bus and by the time they turned up, the table was bedecked with linen and covered with bone china, crystal glassware and the results of this afternoon's baking session. It was fantastic fun and we didn't even leave the driveway. ::bigsmile:
    I have an excellent photo which the rotten phone refuses to share, of a rufty tufty biker with a tiny china cup, little finger sticking out sipping his Darjeeling ::bigsmile:.
     
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    well done son you will fit in well with the funsters.hope to meet you at a meet,:thumb::thumb::Cool:
     
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