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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Mad_Sunday, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. Mad_Sunday

    Mad_Sunday

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    Hi, I've just joined and hope to be a regular on the forum. We have an "ongoing" Vauxhall Movano self build, which is our second camper conversion. We like to wild camp and have been as far north as the Isle of Sky, South into Cornwall, East in Norfolk and West to Shropshire over the last 4 years. The main reason we started campervaning (is that even a word?) was to reduce the cost of our annual trip to the Isle of Man, for the TT races every June.

    Pete, oh and Cathy ;-)
     
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  2. Brian and Jo

    Brian and Jo Funster Life Member

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    hi there and welcome to MHF(y)
    Brian & Jo
     
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  3. davidbaldam

    davidbaldam Funster

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    Hi and welcome to FUN. (y)
     
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  4. Baycott

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    Hi and welcome from East Sussex :welc:
    There are a few self builders on here. Ralph-n-Bev are building one now if you want to do a search. Ralph is making a great job (y)(y)
     
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  5. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Hello from us two too. Welcome to the forum.
    We are converting a peugeot Boxer .
    I say we, I mean Ralph.:laughing:
    He's a builder by trade , and has never done anything like this before. But he's loving doing it all. He's also very glad the kitchen maker , he'd pencilled in to do the job, gave backword.

    Ours won't be properly finished till the back end of May , all being well. That's when the upholstery is being done. The only thing he isn't doing !
    We shall be taking Pug out for the first time to Whitby Goth weekend , with the funsters.
    Here's a link to the build, if you've done a self build , you may be interested.
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/rb-panel-van-conversion-begins.100614/
     
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  6. Hollyberry

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    Hello and :welc:

    I have a 'not self build' conversion. A Funster converted it for me and it's perfect for me and the 2 dogs.
     
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  7. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Should have bought a boat, only way I can see that involves TT from here with the words "reduce cost".
     
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  8. Janine

    Janine Funster Life Member

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    Hello and welcome to the Fun! :)
     
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  9. Momo

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    Hi Pete & Cathy and welcome to the Fun!:welc::party:
     
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  10. colinw

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    Hello & welcome (y)
     
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  11. Mad_Sunday

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    Well I did the maths in 2010... Bike (Hayabusa) and 2 passengers ferry cost, £250, Home stay B&B £25 pppn for 10 nights = £500. Then add food and drink, probably another £500 minimum, Dog in kennels another £100
    Total using the bike, £1350 minimum.

    Taking the van with 2 passengers £500, less the cost of the dog in kennels = £400, Full load of food and beer £100 (from cheaper supermarket in UK), A few nights in the pub, and a few meals £250ish. Total using van (wild camping or staying at Sulby Glen campsite, which is FREE!) £750

    No contest :) and no, we don't miss the bike while over there.

    Pete & Cathy
     
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  12. Puddleduck

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    hello and welcome.jpg

    I rather dispute that Isle of Skye is north though..... :)
     
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  13. hilldweller

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    Go on, admit it, course you do, a bit. Grand bike, aggressive, violent, evil and that's just looking at it. How you keep your licence is a mystery to me, it's hard enough on my pathetic 60 bhp of Strom which has exceeded all expectations.

    If you look in Groups you'll find a bike racing group, destined to have many more posts after this mega weekend.
     
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  14. Mad_Sunday

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    It's in the garage, BUT, I've done a deal for the old girl and "downsized" to an Aprilia Shiver (750cc 95hp V twin and naked/little screen) which I should have had today (the shop is still awaiting service parts), because you're right, I don't know how I've kept my license ;-) and at 60 it's "probably" too much bike? I'll give the bike racing group a look too :)
    Oh, and we "might" be able to get the 'prilia in the van!
     
  15. pops

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    Hi and welcome from South Glos. :smiley:
     
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  16. scousebird

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    Hello :hi: Alan & I met at the TTs in 1985, we looked into going with the kids for our 10th anniversary but couldn't believe the cost so we didn't bother.
     
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  17. f6c

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    Welcome aboard;)
     
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  18. parknride

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    Hello & welcome :welc:
    Pat & Les
     
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  19. Mad_Sunday

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    Wow, that's a coincidence, Cathy and I met at the TT in 2001 (no racing that year due to foot and mouth) we've been every year since :) This will be our 15th.
     
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  20. jollyrodger

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    Hi from Devon

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