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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 15-10-2016, 12:23 Thread Starter
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Day seven. Last day.
Home territory. I can't say what the MPG is for this motorhome, but it is impressive. We are used to
driving an old ,heavy Saab automatic that drinks fuel. This vehicle is heavy and automatic but sips
diesel.
The weather did not improve. We arrived home early enough to get the necessary paperwork to the gestor ( a kind of "sort the paperwork out and tax expert" essential in Spain ) and unloaded.
Euphoria set in for about 36 hours, then we were told that more official papers were needed from Germany and this is still being solved.
This motorhome has just over 40,000 kilometres on the clock over 13 years. Needless to say, some TLC will be required, but inside rather than outside.
But if anything of interest turns up, it will be on another thread. Nuff said !
We noticed that two days after we arrived home almost the whole area we travelled had the most horrendous storms with lots of flooding.
Someone up there was looking after us.
Forgot to add that our younger daughter and grand daughter are trying to decide what to
call this motorhome.
Now if you've been paying attention you might recall we had to buy a VERY IMPORTANT red cap to cover the German gas bottle. We think it will make an excellent nose on the front of the vehicle.
If we ever manage to upload a picture, you'll see what we mean.

Many thanks for your kind advice and comments. I hope you haven't been too bored, you've probably heard it all before........

Cheers

Bill and Dorli at home in Spain, marathon ended; insurance expired.Waiting for the paperwork to be
sorted out. It's all DIY for the next few weeks.
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post #32 of 34 (permalink) Old 15-10-2016, 15:44
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Great story Bill!

Good to see someone just going for it and getting on with it. I think you will have an interesting and exciting motorhoming future ahead of you. Bodging stuff as GB says is the way to go. You can fix a blown up hot water tank with biros you know! Oh yes. I am the resident expert on that by the way.

Self amalgamating rubber tape is another bodge tool you will find invaluable as is an internet connection so when it all goes wrong someone on here will tell you how to fix it although by the sound of it I think you will do ok.

I was a bit horrified to see you starting off using sites. get used to www.campingcar-infos.com download all the POI for aires and Stellplatz etc

Anyway good look with the van and we look forward to the next instalment.
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post #33 of 34 (permalink) Old 15-10-2016, 17:22 Thread Starter
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Thanks, Barryd
Next instalment will be on the Hymer forum on the lines of " What's the best way of doing ..........
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Great trip bc109

We have just done nearly 3 thousand miles in 6 weeks

But loved Croatia

Forgot the winter setting in the Austrian Alps , well it had been so warm the aircon was needed more than winter settings ,and dropped all our water in the middle of the night, thought it was heavy rain!! But the pump just kept running and eventually groggy eyed we twigged

You will never get it completely right no one ever does

But you will survive

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