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Post by head_shot on Tue May 05, 2015 4:53 pm

We've been thinking about a motorhome for years and decided to hire one for a week to see if it really was for us. It didn't start out too well! I dropped a bike on my head when trying to get it on to the roof of the car before we left home resulting in cuts and bruises and rib splitting laughter from Joan, my wife. After arrival at the site at Altnaharra I had several unpleasant experiences with the chemical toilet, the details of which I won't bore you with and to cap it all I reversed the van into a grass banking the next morning, barely touching it, but enough to damage just about every piece of offside plastic trim. We persevered however, and by the end of the week realised we loved the freedom and sense of adventure to such an extent that we bought a Warwick XL on the way home. The van we hired was a Roller Team which seemed flimsy in comparison to AS coach builts but we wanted something a bit more wieldy for the single track Highland roads we'll be traversing, hence the van conversion. So, we pick it up on June the 1st and can't wait to hit the road. Hopefully with less initial drama than our first time.
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Post by Ramblers on Tue May 05, 2015 5:05 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum from a very windy Leicestershire wave

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Post by roli on Tue May 05, 2015 5:37 pm

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Post by m8form8 on Tue May 05, 2015 5:40 pm

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Post by modelman on Tue May 05, 2015 7:03 pm

Hello & welcome from S/Yorks. drinksallround


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Post by burlingtonboaby on Tue May 05, 2015 7:09 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum from sunny breezy evening in Bridlington .
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Post by Paulmold on Tue May 05, 2015 7:19 pm

Welcome from a wet &windy N.E Wales    handshake

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Post by jollywalker on Tue May 05, 2015 9:08 pm

Welcome to the forum from the Cotswolds
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Post by daisy mae on Tue May 05, 2015 9:18 pm

Hello and asof_welcome2 from a very wet and windy Leicestershire. up! Better luck next time.

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Post by Nain on Tue May 05, 2015 9:20 pm

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Post by head_shot on Wed May 06, 2015 10:27 am

Thanks for all the kind greetings. I neglected to mention that we live in (very occasionally) sunny South Lanarkshire and we expect most of our van time to be spent as a base camp for our hill walking adventures in the Highlands and Lake District.
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