It's now time for a change

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  1. Sundowners

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    Hi
    As many of you know, we have run a fantastic beast of a truck for a few years:),---- well due to Pamala's poor mobility we have made the drastic decision to change our camping wheels, a few weeks ago we bought a Neismann+Bischoff Flair------the 5.9 Cummins diesel engine has been replaced by a lawnmower engine (2.8 Iveco) but the fuel consumption will be about the same, and the 6 speed hi/low range manual gearbox is now 'just' a standard 6 speed 'box-----the incredible traction of the 4x4 is now just simple RWD---I don't think we even have limited slip diff of the Dodge.------We were so unsure of life without our so faithful truck we couldn't even try to sell it----------BUT now we think that life, for us, will be able to continue without the Dodge/camper and it's incredible power. :(:(:cry::cry::cry::cry:
    If you are interested in looking at what we are going to live without look at this
    ebay 321582113909
    Nigel & Pamala
     
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    Thanks-----We are still not 100% sure we can see it go--------we haven't done much this year
     
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    Good luck in your new beginnings and well done for being able to make a decision which must have been difficult.
     
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    Well at least you have bought something decent to replace it with.

    Martin
     
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    good luck with your new chapter Nigel and Pamela.enjo(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)
    best wishes Brian and Jo
     
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    All the best with your new Motor, and the sale of the old-un..

    I`m sure you have done right... (y)

    Watch this, Nigel = Payment is to be by cash only...

    Lot of forged money floating about out there.. :(
     
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    Just think of all the money you'll save on fuel though. More money to spend on more trips. Enjoy your new van.
     
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    I LOVE it ----that's what it feels like after the Cummins;)
     
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    Sorry to disappoint you--us--- but we will only get about the same MPG----I don't know why everyone thinks that a big diesel running so easy will use so much fuel-----but on the other hand a small under-powered engine working hard all the time is going to use a lot. The Dodge is the same running weight as the Iveco.
     
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    Enjoy your new toy :) Good luck with the sale too ! I am sure it will sell easily .
     
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    Hope you enjoy your new camper, as long as it is easier for Pam to use, see you both out there somewhere soon x
     
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    Good luck Nigel and Pamala , happy travels in your new mhome

    Larry and Win
     
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    Really , Well I'd never have known that , your right. I stand corrected.;)
    A 5.9 and a 2.8 diesel using the same amount of fuel ?

    I know our new 2015 pvc is only a 2.3 but it's got the same brake horse power as our present 2006 2.8jtd.
    All down to new engine efficiency the dealer said.
    But I just expect to get in and drive it.
    Ralph's the one who bothers about things like that.
     
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    Happy travels Nigel and Pamala
     
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    Enjoy the new van guys :) looking forward to the guided tour (y)
     
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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4X4-Dodge...00-Dually-Pickup-Megacab-6-Seat-/321582113909

    Hi you two, we know its hard for you, but you have many happy memories of the trips you did, like most things in life, they change for a reason.................. ;) Ours did and we ended up with another frontwheel drive. :ROFLMAO:
    Good luck with the sale, and if you manage to get away this winter you know where we are, if not see you in the summer.(y)
    Bob and Janie.
     
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    Good luck with your new van, it was a brilliant beast you had, a few months ago now since we met you at Totana, sure lots of more adventures in your new van.
     
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    Good luck with your new van and hope to meet you again in the future.

    Kath and Howie
     
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