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Forum: Motorhome Insurance   27-07-2010, 20:51
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By ImaHeadaU
Try Down Under Insurance....

Try Down Under Insurance. (http://www.duinsure.com/sites/duinsure.nsf/homepages/homepage)

That's what I have had to do. I'm Canadian with a UK registered motorhome.

However, I believe that if...
Forum: Motorhome ChitChat   23-06-2010, 01:10
Replies: 35
Views: 18,646
Posted By ImaHeadaU
Sitting here in Canada, I happened to go to...

Sitting here in Canada, I happened to go to Cranham's web site and saw mention of the fire there. I then checked news reports and now I've seen Ian's post here.

My van is stored at Cranham and...
Forum: Newcomers   20-05-2010, 17:13
Replies: 49
Views: 35,003
Posted By ImaHeadaU
Previously, my wife and I had used a Volkswagen...

Previously, my wife and I had used a Volkswagen Wesfalia van in which we had to move all our luggage and stowed articles up to the top bed before making the lower bed. The upper bed wasn't long...
Forum: Motorhome Insurance   22-11-2009, 19:14
Replies: 2
Views: 3,329
Posted By ImaHeadaU
Thanks sideways. No, we don't have any...

Thanks sideways.

No, we don't have any relatives in the UK who step in. The friends whose address we used to register our motorhome are not close friends. We feel we've already asked a lot of...
Forum: Motorhome Insurance   21-11-2009, 22:09
Replies: 2
Views: 3,329
Posted By ImaHeadaU
Motorhome Insurance for Non-UK Resident in the UK

As many of you probably know the EU laws and Insurance company practices make it difficult for non-UK residents to get insurance for a motorhome purchased and registered in the UK by anyone who...
Forum: Introductions   18-11-2009, 21:36
Replies: 11
Views: 3,107
Posted By ImaHeadaU
Re: Welcome

Thanks Iain.

I'm guessing that your Aunt and Uncle are on Vancouver Island. There are a few other islands in the neighbourhood. Vancouver is on the mainland not the island, just to make things...
Forum: Introductions   18-11-2009, 07:44
Replies: 11
Views: 3,107
Posted By ImaHeadaU
Re. the van purchase. At first we wanted to...

Re. the van purchase.

At first we wanted to buy a caravan and tow vehicle since we use a travel trailer towed with a pickup at home. However, it's so difficult for non-UK residents to register...
Forum: Introductions   17-11-2009, 22:51
Replies: 7
Views: 1,571
Posted By ImaHeadaU
Welcome dawnwynne, From a fellow Canuck...

Welcome dawnwynne,

From a fellow Canuck newbie.

I'm sure you'll find this place to be a friendly, source of good fun and good information.

Keep your hatchet sharpened but I suspect that...
Forum: Introductions   17-11-2009, 22:23
Replies: 11
Views: 3,107
Posted By ImaHeadaU
Hi dawnwynne, What's your neck of the woods?...

Hi dawnwynne,

What's your neck of the woods?

Cheese Whiz? Will airport security allow it on board? :)

Actually we brought a French friend some aged English Cheddar when we visited him. I...
Forum: Introductions   11-11-2009, 00:09
Replies: 19
Views: 5,112
Posted By ImaHeadaU
I'm 6'5" and my Swift Sundance lounge bed is 6'7"...

I'm 6'5" and my Swift Sundance lounge bed is 6'7" long. Yet I've have to place a large flattened cardboard box at the foot of the bed to avoid my kicking open the blinds and the insect screen.

I...
Forum: Introductions   10-11-2009, 19:53
Replies: 19
Views: 5,112
Posted By ImaHeadaU
The original poster said a 6ft 2" bed was...

The original poster said a 6ft 2" bed was acceptable and quoted the bed length on the Devon Aztec. That is why I mentioned the Autocruise Rhythm and Swift Mondial RL. The layouts of these 2 Swift...
Forum: Introductions   10-11-2009, 17:38
Replies: 19
Views: 5,112
Posted By ImaHeadaU
I haven't checked the Autocruise but according to...

I haven't checked the Autocruise but according to the Swift web site the Swift Mondial RL bed is only 6' 2'' and only the full size bed layout allows room for your feet to hang over the end and...
Forum: Introductions   10-11-2009, 00:34
Replies: 19
Views: 5,112
Posted By ImaHeadaU
My wife and I used to carry a chemical toilet in...

My wife and I used to carry a chemical toilet in our VW Westfalia and it was fine then but we're over sixty now and feel that we need a bit more space. It's also nice to have a proper toilet and a...
Forum: Introductions   07-11-2009, 18:42
Replies: 19
Views: 5,112
Posted By ImaHeadaU
If you consider a C class model, Swift produces...

If you consider a C class model, Swift produces units that have the headroom you require and their RL models will provide two beds that are long enough for you.
Forum: Introductions   03-11-2009, 21:21
Replies: 19
Views: 5,112
Posted By ImaHeadaU
Hi and welcome from a fellow Newbie in this...

Hi and welcome from a fellow Newbie in this forum.

You might consider a The Volkswagen Westfalia California.

I used to own VW Westfalia pop tops camper vans and I'm 6"5". The beds were...
Forum: Introductions   03-11-2009, 14:30
Replies: 11
Views: 3,107
Posted By ImaHeadaU
Thanks for the welcome. I've already found...

Thanks for the welcome.

I've already found this forum to be a valuable resource and expect it to continue to be so.
Forum: Introductions   02-11-2009, 17:45
Replies: 11
Views: 3,107
Posted By ImaHeadaU
Greetings from a Motorhome Newbie

My wife and I are Canadian and live in Vancouver, B.C..

This past August we purchased a 2001 Swift Sundance 590RL in Essex and toured the UK, Ireland and Northern France with it for a couple of...
Forum: Swift Motorhomes   02-11-2009, 17:14
Replies: 6
Views: 2,378
Posted By ImaHeadaU
A bucket won't work for me. The tank is too low....

A bucket won't work for me. The tank is too low.

Perhaps the 2001 Sundance has a particularly low tank? I'd hate to buy a 23L Fiamma grey water tank or a Wastemaster and find that the water...
Forum: Swift Motorhomes   01-11-2009, 19:46
Replies: 6
Views: 2,378
Posted By ImaHeadaU
2001Swift Sundance 590RL - Portable Gray Water Tank?

Hi,

Do any of you use a portable grey water tank when you are situated on a pitch for a few days or more. Sometimes it's a bit of a nuisance to have to re-level the van just to dump grey and...
Forum: Swift Motorhomes   01-11-2009, 19:07
Replies: 9
Views: 2,636
Posted By ImaHeadaU
Thanks for the welcome. I did use this and...

Thanks for the welcome.

I did use this and other forums earlier this year while attempting to shop for a motorhome on the web. I had thought I'd found a Frankia that would do but after having a...
Forum: Swift Motorhomes   01-11-2009, 18:47
Replies: 9
Views: 2,636
Posted By ImaHeadaU
Thanks All. Yes, I'm familiar with the...

Thanks All.

Yes, I'm familiar with the physics of the bow wave etc.. However, here in North America we use a variety of mechanisms to lessen the effect on travel trailers/caravans to great...
Forum: Swift Motorhomes   01-11-2009, 16:11
Replies: 9
Views: 2,636
Posted By ImaHeadaU
Swift 590RL 2001 - Blown Around by Passing Vehicles

Hi,

I bought this 2001 Swift 590RL in August this year and toured in and around the UK quite a bit from that date until recent days.

I'm a bit concerned with how much the van seems to be...
Forum: Frankia Motorhomes   26-05-2009, 23:26
Replies: 1
Views: 3,331
Posted By ImaHeadaU
Considering a 1995 Frankia I620

Hi,

I'm Canadian and planning a tour of the UK and Europe. I intend to buy a motorhome, tour for a few months, store it and repeat the whole exercise every year for a few years.

I do most of...
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