Hi from Bristol!!

acecard

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Just wanted to say hi!

The wife and I (and our two kids I guess!) currently own an Elddis motorhome that we love using but to be honest, it was always our dream to build/convert our own. Now we've upped the ante! Not only we going to be self-building our own, but we are going to be doing it on a 24ft 7.5t truck, renting out our house, moving into the truck, and going nomadic for an undefined amount of time (UK and Europe wide)! Will need to pass our Class 2 license first though!!

Really excited!

Cheers
AC
 

BigStevie

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Good on you! Brave step, but you only get the one life to do it, best of luck, look forward to see what you build.

Stevie
 

acecard

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Sep 8, 2019
If you passed your driving test before 1997 you can drive up to 7.5 ton on the c1 grade.
Sadly I missed the boat by 5 years! Was going to go for the full Class 2 seeing as I will need to do an extra license for the 7.5t class, but seeing the price, I think I will simply stick with the C1! Gotta pay for both me AND the wife to do it, so looking at about £1200 as it stands, and that's assuming we both pass first time!!!
 

tacr2man

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Dec 13, 2017
well you wont be short on Sq feet :) the only thing you will nee d to watch is weight , first is weigh the empty vehicle to give you a start point . The stuff can add up surprisingly quickly :)
 

acecard

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Sep 8, 2019
well you wont be short on Sq feet :) the only thing you will nee d to watch is weight , first is weigh the empty vehicle to give you a start point . The stuff can add up surprisingly quickly :)
Yeah, definitely thinking about weight a lot. I think there is a weigh bridge near me so will take it in there! I have got a layout that I have pretty much finalised now (has taken me ages but I really wanted to make use of every bit of space possible!
 

acecard

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Price of tests has gone up since I did my class2 in 1971 then lol
Yup!!! Looking at about 1300 quid for class 2!! C1 by comparison is about 600 quid, so less than half! Still annoying though as any one 5 years and older essentially got C1 for free!! So my mother-in-law can drive it and I wouldn't trust her with a remote control version, and I, who has lots of experience driving large vans (current motorhome included) have to spend money for another test. Grrrr!
 
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