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  1. Vagabond

    Vagabond

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    Greetings
    I’m John and I’ve been motorhoming and campervanning for more than 40 years.

    I’ve had shiny new coachbuilts and rusty old self-build vans.

    I’ve just collected my ninth (and absolutely my last) van – a 2003 Toyota Hi Ace Devon Sunrise – in fact a later version of my first, 1985 Sunrise.

    Although married, most of my campervanning trips are now solo, invariably in France and at the end of each I meet up with my wife and we then spend some weeks together in a gite somewhere.

    I use mostly aires with the occasional Municipal to replenish battery and laundry.

    I use a combination of paper map planning, my trusty Garmin 1490 and my tried and tested spreadsheet of co-ordinates.

    I don’t do rallies but like to chat to fellow vagabonds when parked up on aires.

    Although I have little to contribute in the way of technical advice, I hope to be able to offer some words of experience to those venturing across the Channel for the first time.
     
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    jollyrodger Funster Life Member

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    Hi and welcome to the fun :welc: and have a great christmas :xgrin:
     
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    DuxDeluxe Funster Life Member

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    Welcome on board :welc:
     
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    johnp10 Funster

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    Hi and welcome.
     
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    Puddleduck Funster Life Member

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    :welc:

    Our first van was a self built Hi-Ace conversion based on the mini-bus configuration of the Hi-Ace.
     
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    Ambilkate Funster Life Member

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    Hi Welcome to fun :)
     
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    Hello John,
    Welcome to the forum. We've yet to go to France . We plan on going when we don't have work in the way and more than just a two week break. Gone upwards to the outer Hebrides and Aviemore , and as far as the Isle of White though.
    Don't rule out the funster rallies. We don't do shows , but Go on funster rallies, great fun.
     
  8. Brian and Jo

    Brian and Jo Funster Life Member

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    Hi there and welcome to MHF:xThumb:
    Brian & Jo
     
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    Janine Funster Life Member

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    Hello and welcome to the Fun! :)
     
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    Hello :xThumb:
     
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    Ash Trader - Service & Repairs Life Member

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    Welcome to the fun
     
  12. Wildman

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    Hi and welcome to the fun. There are lots who don't do rallies you are not alone thought you should try at least one to see what you may be missing.
     
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    gus-lopez Funster

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    Hi & welcome.
     
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    Baldeagle7470 Funster

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    Hi and a big welcome from a Brit abroad :france:Enjoy your time here.
     
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    Jim Ringleader

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    Hi John, welcome to the Fun (y)
     
  17. davidbaldam

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    Hi and welcome to FUN, it would seem that you would have lot to offer in the way of advise on Aires etc, as said above try a local rally to see if you like it. :xThumb:
     
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    bobandjanie Funster Life Member

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    Hi John welcome to fun, I know a lot of people say they don't do rallies, but it's worth doing one with fun :xwink: because you might find you like it, and have been missing out for years. :xrofl:
    :xThumb: Bob and Janie .:welc:
     
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    Welcome, and if you want an avatar feel free to use this one!

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    Hi John and welcome to the Fun!:xThumb::welc:
     
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