Not meant to go?

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  1. Kevingrc

    Kevingrc Funster

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    Hi folks, after having tonight's ferry to Bilbao cancelled and changing our plans and booking a site and tunnel crossing for tomorrow am we loaded up and got in the van but I turned the key and it wouldn't start, sat here waiting for RAC, do you think we weren't meant to Go?
     
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  2. Forestboy

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    No its just all part n parcel of independent travel and makes for a good story later.
    Smile and Enjoy (y)
     
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    Oh blimey, what a pain! I really hope that the RAC can get you on the road in time, or get a good replacement travel date.....
    Of course you're meant to go (just maybe not on that crossing...) AND you're meant to have a great time
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  4. DavidG58

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    Its these events that make the better days even better :)

    I am the master of flat batteries, had to be jump started 3 times in 3 years

    Is it just a flat battery? Hopefully the RAC can tell and maybe even offer you a new battery, it made a big difference to me, I always thought it wasn't my fault (y)

    Once you get going you will remember why you do it
     
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  5. Judge Mental

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    you will be fine..the ferry a silly idea anyway:)
     
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    Hope you get sorted soon.

    Have a great trip.
     
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    It must be very frustrating for you, but I'm sure you'll soon be on your way. Have a great holiday.
     
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    This time next week you'll be well into your jollies, its just a little hiccup in the scheme of things, go enjoy(y)
     
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    Only +ve thinking allowed. Have a great time when you eventually get going(y)
     
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    Enjoy when you get new battery, keep smiling. nade and steve. (y)
     
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    :D The times I've heard similar stories , you will be fine go and enjoy yourselves.
     
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    Of course you are meant to go, these are but tiny little hic ups on the road to the sunshine. It will be worth it.
     
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    hopefully the delayed reply means you are fixed and departed

    let this be the start of your holiday tales, keep us updated on progress, we are all with you in spirit :)
     
  14. Jandek

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    We know the feeling! Got the overnight ferry on Tues 29th. should have been to Roscoff but diverted to St Malo due to bad weather. No problem...actually makes it a shorter road journey for us.
    Making good headway south on the motorway near Bordeaux and engine dies. Very scarey in middle lane!
    Recovered from motorway by Rac. Engine restarts. Cannot spend night at garage so carefully drive round corner to commercial centre car park to spend night.
    Next day Rac locate Fiat garage (Autototrail Apache on fiat Ducato)
    Told to drive there for assessment. Break down 2 miles down road. Recovered again and taken to garage (2pm New Year's Eve)
    Verdict is she needs a new injection pump . Part not available till at least Wed 6th.
    Race provide hire car but we pay our own accommodation.
    Spent few nights in hotels an have now got apartment in Bordeaux till Thurs. Hope she is all better and road worthy by then!
    Expensive job and rather stressful as you can imagine!
    Currently hoofing it down with rain and feeling bit deflated .
    Hoping for sunny days ahead
    The joys of motor homing ( had this van 4 years without a problem)
     
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    Optimistic lot aren't we :LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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    Happened to us years ago , got delayed by 48 hrs but still went and had time of our lives , enjoy !
     
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    Staying optimistic! Still going .. Just going to be about a week late.
     
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    And are you still on speaking terms with each other?
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    We are a united front to get through this. Faced worse things over the past 40 years together!
     
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    Hope all goes well soon and you can resume your travels , at least the cakes and wine are a good pick me up!!
     
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