Bloody glad to be back ....

mistericeman

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Blimey folks ....long time no see etc etc

Don't know what went on AND frankly i'm just glad its behind us and things are back up working again ...(And that I havent been deleted ...)

As most folks know I tend to flit between forums and think theres a place for a broad spread of stuff ...I still spend a fair amount of time over on Wilder sorts of sites
BUT I've always liked the amount of knowledge contained here ...

Personally things have changed a tad for us as although we still have the transit Jumbo (Still not completely finished) it's rather gone on the back burner due to a very kind relative giving up motorhoming in her Swift 590RS and passing it on to us ...



Work is now underway "improving" it to enable us to spend extended time off grid in the way we love most ....More batteries/solar/B2B/eberspacher/compressor fridge etc etc ....(Already swapped the gas bottles for 2 x 6kg Gaslowes )

It's been an eye opener frankly just how poorly set up bought motorhomes are power wise ....however a few weekends away so far including 2 weeks down in Pembrokeshire over Xmas/New year mean we have enjoyed the extra space so far .

Hopefully I'll still be allowed in even IF its not a complete self build ;-)
 
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Liberty hall

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Riceman?
Bloody glad to be back!!! Does that mean your gladder to be back than Pudsey who is just back? Either way glad to see you back
 

mistericeman

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Certainly very glad to see things back..... And glad to have a knowledgeable gang back again....
Got plenty of stuff I need to be altering on the Swift to make it at least as self sufficient power wise as the Transit is.....
Then sadly advertise the transit to move on to pastures new.
 

Roadrunner

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Certainly very glad to see things back..... And glad to have a knowledgeable gang back again....
Got plenty of stuff I need to be altering on the Swift to make it at least as self sufficient power wise as the Transit is.....
Then sadly advertise the transit to move on to pastures new.
Most of use are back but also using moterhome builder as well as this fantastic site,i do think there is room for both and hope both do well,i was on here from earlyish days and missed it very bad,now happy once again,dont kill us jim again please.
 

Wanderer

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Most of use are back but also using moterhome builder as well as this fantastic site,i do think there is room for both and hope both do well,i was on here from earlyish days and missed it very bad,now happy once again,dont kill us jim again please.
I also think there is room for both sites. I had a look at the other one and it seemed quite busy with numerous postings compared to this one but it seems to be just idle chit chat and not a lot of substance relating to motorhome conversions. I guess this is due to it being a quite time of the year regarding conversion work and both sites will pick up when the weather gets better. I think Jim will be happy to leave this forum running, if it is used, as the reason for closing it last time no longer exists.
 

BigStevie

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Yay! my favourite forum back up and running. Thanks Jim, very very much appreciated.

Stevie
 

Spooky_b329

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Errrr... What's going on and how long has this place been back?! I just got a topic reply notification and that's the first I knew the site was back! Perhaps a bulk PM to all members is needed :)
 

david.c.hall

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Well, that was a welcome email that led me back to this great site.
So pleased it is up and running again with most ( though not all fortunately) of the old names back.
David
 
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just threw in a few piccy's, fitted swing out table leg. Now the missus is sewing all the upholstery for the sofa & bed.
 
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VanNV

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I am also very glad to see this forum back online (and also only knew because of a thread-notification email); it is such a great resource for self-builders

It would be interesting to hear what the plans are for the site; I don't suppose good folk will want to commit too much if it is simply going to vanish again

I haven't finished my trusty old NV400 in the down-time, but it is now registered as a Motorhome with DVLA, and I am about to start a horse-trailer conversion - this one into a mobile wine bar :cool:
 

Wanderer

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If the site is used, 'and not abused', then I think owner will be keen to keep it going as he has already put some time and expense into setting it up as it is now.
 
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Woo Hoo! Thanks for the email. It might be a timely encounter as I'm now on to van number 4 (Not including my bus). We bought a Sprinter as a stop gap last year and T'other 'alf likes is so it looks like it's staying (for a little while ;) ) We've got 8 weeks before the hols so I'm now trying to decide whether to go all out and build the units as we want them or make do with the 'kitchen unit' and extend the bed that I built for himself whilst he's working away from home. The problem I have is that the old tools are jumping out of their drawers out of boredom and the garden is now screaming too. OOOoh! Decisions, decisions! :)
 

Groyne

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My daughter, who hated my first van (but ended up loving it and the holidays we had in it) finishes Uni soon and has expressed a desire to own her own van. So van number 3 could be a summer project this year.:)
 
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Van number 4, you must be keen, some of us are still struggling with van number 1. :)
Haha! Yeah, Wanderer, I often wonder about my sensibility. I said that this one was going to be all the hubby's doing but somehow I just can't help myself. It's addictive. Each time you finish and you think "Mmmmmm, maybe I could do it this way next time". Also, now my skills with the router have improved no end I can't help trying to do that little bit more. I still leave the electrickery to Himself though. :)
 
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My daughter, who hated my first van (but ended up loving it and the holidays we had in it) finishes Uni soon and has expressed a desire to own her own van. So van number 3 could be a summer project this year.:)
My daughter is 22 and is also looking at having her own van now but after the quote from Flux's for £10k on an LDV there might be a change of plan. :closedeyesmile:
 

Groyne

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My daughter is 22 and is also looking at having her own van now but after the quote from Flux's for £10k on an LDV there might be a change of plan. :closedeyesmile:

:eek::eek::eek:

My daughter will be 22 next month (she's just finishing her Masters) she can ring round for quotes.
 
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