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  1. Sandhurstjon

    Sandhurstjon Funster

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    Afternoon all. Probably like many of you, I joined the forum a few years ago and read until my eyes hurt! So after doing my research, off I went and bought a VW Transporter as I was only 38 so it was much “cooler” than a MH. Then I spent a year turning it into our perfect camper van. But, 3 years later after a very wet Bank Holiday weekend in Northumberland, reality hit me…. it just didn’t cut the mustard. No loo / shower facilities, too small for us and the dog had taken over the use of the bed!

    So whilst on holiday in a cottage (as the VW was too small), we “accidentally” called into a MH dealer and saw an old 1999 Hymer hiding in the corner behind all the new glossy vans. We took a look around and fell in love all over again. Six months went by whilst we figured out how we could stretch the budget from selling the VW and yesterday we finally collected our dream Hymer B584 from Bundesvan. She is a beauty, 2007, in silver with a huge comfy sofa, desk so I can work whilst away (very important for a few more years), room for the dog, a shower, more storage than our house and I can stand up in her too!

    I’m writing this whilst lounging, sorry, working at Vanbitz as they are fitting an Oyster satellite internet setup so I can work whilst travelling and a rather loud alarm system.

    I love reading about your travels, questions and technical tips and hope we have many happy years travelling.
     
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  2. WynandJean

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    Hello and welcome from West Midlands.



    Wyn
     
  3. Mousy

    Mousy Funster Life Member

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    Congratulations and welcome from another Bundesavan Hymer owner. If you enjoy yours half as much as we do, you will be fine.
     
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    :HelloThere:
     
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    :HelloThere: & :pink: :):)
     
  7. davidbaldam

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    Hi and welcome to FUN. (y)
     
  8. Hyacinth 1

    Hyacinth 1 Funster Life Member

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    Hello and welcome

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  9. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Does anyone actually read on here ?

    He's been on here since 2012, longer than many saying "Welcome" and his first line is "Afternoon all. Probably like many of you, I joined the forum a few years ago".

    One word..............

    SPECSAVERS.
     
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  10. Old Soldier

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    Does it matter?!!
    He's not used the site for years so at least say hello and welcome back!!
    Were you a real Rupert in your younger days or did you just live at Sandhurst?

    :HelloThere: and welcome back Jon.!
     
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  11. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    It's an insult to him really. Commenting on his message without reading it properly.
     
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  12. Armytwowheels

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    Hello and a delayed welcome. Sounds like you landed a cracking van after trying it out with the matchbox on wheels. Well done for surviving that part of your life, now the fun (in comfort) can begin.
     
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  13. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    But this is his first post for goodness sake, what's the matter with you Brian? Go and get a nice glass of wine and calm down. :wink:
     
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  14. mickyc

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    Welcome (typed in a non insulting manner)

    Enjoy your new baby. (y)
     
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    Oops a tad narky !! Brian

    :wb:Sandhurstjon and a lovely van!
     
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    Well done for coughing up Jon (y)
    Nice intro :cool:
     
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    Oops. Anyone know the address of SPECSAVERS ?
     
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    Hi :wb: You've got a van with a great lay out there we have had our 584 for 11 years now and still enjoy it as much as when we first had it. :)
     
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    :welcomesign:from another Happy Hymer Homer
     
  20. Armytwowheels

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    Whaaaat? Now what's wrong?
     
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