Join Date: Jul 2007
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Newbie with Elddis Autoquest
We live in the West Midlands and after what seemed years of waiting and looking we got an Autoquest 140 a couple of months back.Had a couple of weekends away and have just come back from 10 days in the Orkneys and Highlands. Its everything we hoped it would be!
We are now getting into the routine of switching things on and off,putting aerials up and down,filling up water,emptying waste water,beds out and back,table in and out, hook up leads on and off,I even get a strange sense of satisfaction and renewal walking across a site with an emptied toilet cassette!
Of course its the freedom to go as you please that appeals,and being self employed means not having to have any forward planning.We did join the caravan club,but our bank holiday weekend and just turning up in Scotland,they were always full!No worries,we have found other great sites and had 2/3 wild camping nights too.Is the caravan club perhaps more suited for the caravan fraternity who perhaps book well ahead leaving their van on site at one base,as opposed to us more nomadic types who wants to move along staying as short or as long as the mood takes?
Im glad to have my suspicions confirmed that motorhomers wave at each other as they pass,in fact some fellow vanners seem to do this with a great flourish and enthusiasm.Indeed,do I need to learn some rules of etiquette?Perhaps a more pronounced wave to similar style motorhomes?What about big Winnebago types,would I be getting above my station waving?Perhaps I could get a big retractable hand fitted with sensors somehow linked into the GPS system which can do the whole job for me!
Seriously though,Im glad to have found this site and hope to pick up useful info and pass on our own thoughts and tips as and when.
Roger and Yvette.