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Post by jeffo on Sat May 23, 2015 10:04 pm

Hi Folks

I spent many years wanting but not being able to afford a Bedford CF coachbuilt autosleeper. Roughly 4 years ago I found one too cheap to ignore and snapped it up (with money earmarked for something else). It was totally unmolested and showing just 49,000 miles. I drove it around for a year and loved it so much. It is petrol engined, diesel is for commercials not for cruising! (I already had a diesel CF. horribly slow and deafeningly noisey, tougher than any other 3.5ton on the road and twice the fun) 
It was my baby change, café, minibus, transit beater and house on wheels- until I had a break in. They smashed the windscreen, drivers door glass and rear door glass. They really messed up the inside and then set off the powder filled fire extinguisher which is like taking a sack of flour and completely coating everything. I was, without exaggeration somewhat heart broken. After 3 years of lying around (both of us!) I am finally able to slowly address the mess.
I cant wait to get in it again!!!
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Post by chrisvesey on Sat May 23, 2015 10:15 pm

Hi,
Welcome from burton upon trent, I had a 2.3 petrol as a service van, what a beast,
Cambelt went once without any valve damage and gearchange failed once but for sheer power it was unbeatable,
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Post by daisy mae on Sat May 23, 2015 10:25 pm

Hello and asof_welcome2 from Leicestershire, must have been devastating for you, now you can face it and hopefully you will be on the road soon. Keep at it.
Kind regards,
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Post by Tom63 on Sat May 23, 2015 10:29 pm

Hi Jeffo, and a warm welcome from the lovely Lincolnshire wolds.

Quite an interesting intro, hope you get things sorted without too much trouble.

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Post by roli on Sat May 23, 2015 10:41 pm

asof_welcome2
From Warrington

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Post by m8form8 on Sun May 24, 2015 7:11 am

Hello from Brighton, sorry to hear about the break in and vandalism. Hope you can keep going until its back to scratch, must be disheartening.
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Sun May 24, 2015 7:53 am

Hi Jeffo
Welcome to the forum from a dreich morning in Bridlington, hope you manage to get your van back on the road, good luck.
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Post by Paulmold on Sun May 24, 2015 9:11 am

Welcome from N.E Wales    handshake

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Post by Jaytee on Sun May 24, 2015 9:15 am

Hi Jeffo and a big welcome to the forum from a wet Rutland camp site (just started pouring down).
As others have said; an interesting intro and good luck with the cleanup, it will be great when done allthumbz

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Post by modelman on Sun May 24, 2015 3:35 pm

Hello & welcome from S/Yorks. drinksallround

Hope you get your van sorted soon.

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Post by Ramblers on Mon May 25, 2015 9:28 am

Hi Jeffo and a big welcome to the forum from Leicestershire wave

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Post by Daffodil66 on Mon May 25, 2015 6:53 pm

Welcome.
Just do it, you won't regret getting back on the road.
Good luck.
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Post by Nain on Mon May 25, 2015 9:17 pm

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