Newbie From France

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Tasng4, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. Tasng4

    Tasng4

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    Bonjour a tous!
    Me and t'missus live in the Auverne Rhone-Alpes region of France in the departement Drome (26), we've had our MH since April but not had the opportunity to go anywhere yet. The MH is a 1984 Ford Transit MK2 4 berth, quite old but I like old cars so why not an old MH. It has only done 111k kms.

    Not sure what else to say except that my forum pseudonym is my old logon id from work......well I bet no one else used this combination of letters.

    I joined to ask one specific question but I look forward to a long and happy relationship with everyone here.
     

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  2. WynandJean

    WynandJean Funster

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    Hello and welcome from West Midlands.



    Wyn
     
  3. chaser

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    Looks good, what's the question
     
  4. MH 55 FUN

    MH 55 FUN Funster

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    :hiya2: & :welcome3::):)
     
  5. Anthea M

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    Hello and welcome ,love your Old Lady she looks amazing!:WelcomeFlag::france:
     
  6. Pilote87

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    Bonjour de la Haute Vienne

    :france::france::france::france:

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  7. Tasng4

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    Well that didn't take long. I've just been posting my question in Motorhome chat forum, I hope this is the best place but a precis is below:
    I want to fit a roof box, there is a ladder at the back so I can get to the roof. Once up there it's obvious where one can walk about as the roof is thicker, as if a piece of 15mm plywood has been cut & made to fit around the roof vents etc. I assume this was at manufacture. I also have a roof box which I'd like to fit up there but I'm unsure of the best/safest way to fit it to the roof or even if this is a good idea to do it ones self.

    My thoughts would be to use quite a lot of screws and Tiger seal to screw/glue it to the roof. The MH does have a chrome rail around the perimiter of the roof but I assume this isn't designed to have long roof bars fitted to it.
     

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    We used to live in Meersbrook before we moved here in 2007.
     
  9. Tasng4

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    Bonjour, on a juste fait un recherche sur Google parceque on ne connais pas Haute Vienne.
     
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  10. davidbaldam

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    Hi and welcome to FUN, I would have a go at fitting it to the roof bars before using screws. :)
     
  11. scousebird

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    :hiya2:
     
  12. f6c

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    Welcome aboard;)
     
  13. yodeli

    yodeli Funster Life Member

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    Salut de la Haute-Garonne!
    Google n est pas ton ami pour traduire en français!! Mais tu peux faire UNE ( féminin) recherche pour trouver la Hte Garonne!
    Oh and welcome by the way...

    Amicalement

    Frankie:):)
     
  14. buttons

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    Hi and Welcome......(y)
     
  15. Hymie

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    Hi TAS, we have a top box fitted on our 91 Hymer, 500 litre one I believe, there are 4 large plastic bolts that go through the roof into captive nut/washer type fittings on the ceiling, and there are 2 safety stamps either side, no glue involved.

    It's been there for 25 years so I hope the bolts don't give out as the straps are probably more knackered than me. :rofl::rofl:

    Great looking van, I do love a bit of retro.
    Hymie.
     
  16. Baldeagle7470

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    Hi and a big :welcome3:from another part-time French resident.
    Your van looks very well cared for by previous owners.
    I am sure you know that under 3 mts puts you at classe2 should you use the autoroute,can't tell your height but top box may put you over,just a point.Enjoy your van and the forum.
     
  17. busby

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    Welcome,,,what a lovely van,,,,BUSBY,,,:):):)
     
  18. Mickrik

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    Hi There and....................:welcome4:

    Love the condition of your MH Old Lady, she's a beauty.
     
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