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Is your signature the reason for the high turnover?

Or are you a dealer?
We have carried out some work on a couple of vans to get them working for us (uprating for payload/air suspension/replace fridge etc).
If I were a dealer I would be out of business with the amount I have lost on them so far.

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I have always been lucky in my life , I never question it (superstition ), I always,always land on my feet ,and come up smelling of Daffodils ,

So with that in mind I was thinking of buying a cover for the van for next year, when luck struck again, a friend of mine has just bought a larger motor home to the one he had ,so he gave me free of charge his old 7.5m cover, used ,but in great nick ,whilst he was here, he kindly looked over the Daffodil for me, which as I have previously stated is perfect for me , he gave her a clean bill of health and said I had a good un there, apparently, I have a fiat chassis rust free and the bottom floor of my conversion is galvanised steel he was well impressed with my Trav L Cool system ,also my heating system that heats or cools the dinette area by way of trunking from the cab as a back up to the ordinary blown air

So through blind ignorance and good luck I have found my one and only van

She is 2001 and has just turned 70,000 klms so we are set to be togeather for the life of my vanning days, BLISS ,BLISS,Bliss

Ps just to prove my luck

I had lost my wallet not much in cash wise but I had to get a French license which at my age is a good thing ref medicals etc but I was limited to 3500kgs which I hadent realised when I bought the van and that is were my luck comes in she is rated to 3500 max the only thing I really need is an english language manual for the conversion part anybody?? Challenger 191

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You must be getting my share Daff.
Can I have some back please?

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We are on our second motorhome.The first one was a Mobilvetta Driver 52, which was a cheap one to see if motorhoming was for us.We sold that after a year and got our current motorhome the CI Cipro 55g.The main reason for the change was the need for a fixed bed over a large garage.And this met those needs.
But we are always looking for number three.
Are we alone in never being completely satisfied?
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You must be getting my share Daff.
Can I have some back please?

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Sending some up via LA POSTE,

I have a feeling you will be getting some good news this next week ,

I have scried my balls

and the news is good so good luck is on its way
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Sending some up via LA POSTE,

I have a feeling you will be getting some good news this next week ,

I have scried my balls

and the news is good so good luck is on its way
Just send me the next lotto numbers Daffs, and I'll sort the rest myself, 5 and the bonus ball will be fine I'm not greedy
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We are on our second motorhome.The first one was a Mobilvetta Driver 52, which was a cheap one to see if motorhoming was for us.We sold that after a year and got our current motorhome the CI Cipro 55g.The main reason for the change was the need for a fixed bed over a large garage.And this met those needs.
But we are always looking for number three.
Are we alone in never being completely satisfied?

For us, it's always a compromise and the way a person uses a van can change over the years and alter the lay out requirement.
For instance, a van for sitting on a campsite, may not be the van for wilding.
Toilet, shower, storage and electric/gas requirements.
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For us, it's always a compromise and the way a person uses a van can change over the years and alter the lay out requirement.
For instance, a van for sitting on a campsite, may not be the van for wilding.
Toilet, shower, storage and electric/gas requirements.
I think that is a very good starting point from which to construct a specification of one's requirements. I would just add that deciding in what temperatures one wants to use the MH also defines requirements for insulation/double floor etc.Need for garage and towing capacity are two others.

I found that having a written specification had an effect with dealers; firstly, they took one as a serious buyer - not somebody bored on a Sun p.m.; secondly, they did not waste their and my time trying to show me models that were obviously not of interest.

I believe if more buyers did this it might improve the quality of information that salesmen equipped themselves with, and could cut down the numbers of salesmen, thus reducing dealers overheads and mark-ups. It could also encourage Main Dealers to demand better technical specifications from manufacturers. Or am I dreaming?

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We are on our first one


I rented in NZ, France and the USA over the years and my late father started with his first one c.1980 (a Ford Transit based one from memory) and had several after. I never stayed with him in any of them at all...I didn't like his wife!


It wont be our last though as we have the idea to get an RV when I retire and spend 4-5 months in the sun in the UK winter


Not that you should wish your life away but I think 2 years more should do it...


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