It's home!!

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  1. Weinsbergaman

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    Hi All,

    Well after an epic, windy, rainy journey starting in Denmark on Monday afternoon we finally arrived home with our new Weinsberg Motorhome safe & sound early yesterday evening :D.
    Our journey home started around 4.00pm Denmark time after inspecting the motorhome and having a quick tour. From there we drove to Calais via, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium & France. We were going to take a ferry from Holland but they were all evening sailings.
    On the way home we had a couple of short breaks for refreshments and a quick nap. On one of these breaks on a motorway service station in Holland in the dead of night we heard a couple of noises from the outside. My wife being the lighter sleeper got up and to her horror :eek: there was a man in a hoodie trying to open the passenger door. She screamed and I got up and ran down the van to the window where I "politely" :mad: told him to go away. This he did but with his boot open so we couldn't get his number plate. That woke me up so we started on our journey home again. We arrived at Calais around 8.00am on Tuesday morning. All the ferries were delayed due to the weather so we got on the first available at 10.30am French time.
    The motorhome drove like a dream, even with the battering winds from side to side or head-on. (Never had a tailwind :().

    Now to start the process of registering her with the DVLA. Should be fun :confused:.

    Didn't take many photo's as we were just concentrating on getting her home.

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    I'll post some photo's of the inside later as the ambient lighting is something else and something we weren't expecting. On the whole we are delighted, there a couple of little niggles but I'll sort them.

    Thanks Antony
     
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  2. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Nice looking van..... I love tag`s.. :inlove:

    Enjoy.. (y)
     
  3. New Dawn

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    Really nice looker. We to love tags !!!! Enjoy your future trips. (y)(y)(y)(y)(y)
     
  4. scotjimland

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    Fantastic.. that's a 'big one' .. ;)

    looking forward to interior pictures..

    good luck with the MOT and VOSA
     
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  5. Mikey RV

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    Nice I love tags also. (y)
     
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  6. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    The attempted thief situation must have been scary. Thats when my dog comes on handy.

    Your MH looks nice and big. Wishing you happy motorhoming for many years to come.
     
  7. kaasbroodje

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    It is a good looking van, looks engineered (y)
     
  8. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Did you buy it by the yard ?

    Big arse, take care.
     
  9. sallylillian

    sallylillian Funster Life Member

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    I will be interested in your VCA and DVLA experiences and time frame to registration.
     
  10. Taran_Las

    Taran_Las Funster

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    A very nice van. I'm sure you'll have loads of fun in it.(y)
     
  11. calion

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    Its nearly as big as a bungalow! Very nice, wishing you happy travels!
     
  12. Weinsbergaman

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    Started work on the conversion to UK spec.

    First was the speedo:

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    Swopped the reverse light & fog lights over & they both work :D

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    Next will be the front headlights. I haven't quite decided whether to buy new RHD spec ones and fit them or just add the beam benders. Any advice would be welcomed but bear in mind I have to obtain a IVA 1 C certicfication once it's MOT'd.

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    Thanks Antony
     
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  13. Trikeman

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    Wow, nice van - is that a roller shutter behind the drivers cab?(y)
    Regards,

    Trikeman. ;)
     
  14. Weinsbergaman

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    Sort of. It seems to made of paper, it's a bit in the way too, may have to come off for the summer and then back on for the winter trips.

    Thanks Antony
     
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    Nice van Antony good luck with her and enjoy(y)
     
  16. Mr B

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    Don't forget the VCA :mad::mad::mad:

    Looks mint by the way(y)
     
  17. Minxy Girl

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    Bit small ain't it! ;):LOL:
     
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    Fabulous van Antony! Actually more of a "Palace" than a "van"! Love it!:h:
     
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    That'll do you for a while, nice one........(y)
     
  20. Weinsbergaman

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    Thanks very much for all your kind comments :). I'll keep you posted as to the progress in getting her registered.

    Antony
     
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