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Post by captain beaky on Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:32 pm

Hi folks. I' m convinced I need the motorhome lifestyle after years of boating and previously caravaning. I am actively looking for a AS Symbol. Saw a lovely example today but then discovered the front arches rusted through. Is that an expensive fix? I suspect it is. I am more used to series land rovers with galvanised chassis! Such a shame as the interior was immaculate and a full service history.
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Post by Paulmold on Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:42 pm

Visible rot on a Symbol or any Boxer for that matter is very rare, underneath yes there are a few places to check but not come across rotten wheel arches. Keep looking, a good one is out there. Welcome from N.E Wales   handshake

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Post by captain beaky on Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:55 pm

Thanks for your reply. The rest of the underside was good. Sill seam could do with a paint as well.
Just spent two weeks near llangollen up from the quiet Pontfadog village. What a lovely area you live in!
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Post by Paulmold on Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:11 pm

Lived in Chirk some 30 years ago (before the bypass took the traffic away), Pontfadog was a regular place for a meal, was it the Swan? Yes that area is gorgeous.

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Post by captain beaky on Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:22 pm

Yes indeed the Swan. Couple of pints there and very friendly folk they were !
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Post by daisy mae on Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:55 am

Hello and asof_welcome2 from a hot and sunny  Leicestershire
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Post by roli on Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:44 pm

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Post by modelman on Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:49 pm

Hello & welcome from S/Yorks. drinksallround

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:14 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum from the Argyle coast.
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Post by captain beaky on Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:57 pm

Thanks everyone that's quite a welcome! I think I'm going to like it here.
If anyone would like to off load their Symbol 2002-2004 let me know.
An ES version could be handy and a bike rack and awning. I'll post up on the wanted section.....oh and no rust
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Post by groundhog on Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:34 pm

A bit late but welcome from across the Tamar! allthumbz

Hope you find the van you are looking for!
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Post by Jaytee on Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:49 pm

Hi there and a big welcome to the forum allthumbz

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Post by Shuggiegreen on Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:16 am

Welcome from Bonnie Scotland.
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Post by captain beaky on Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:20 pm

Thanks again for the messages everyone. Cheers !
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Post by m8form8 on Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:34 pm

Hello another sailor here, we have taken to our Auto sleeper well although we bought it to go to our boat in Greece. Hope you find a suitable model for you..
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Post by captain beaky on Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:04 pm

Ah, nice m8form8.  We do still have a 12 ft dinghy to sail. I could never take it away when we used to caravan. Would be impossible to reverse !  When I capsize I'm known as Bob.
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Post by m8form8 on Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:24 pm

Hello again, i have a 12 footer id like to tow with our van. I just need to save loads of pennys for a tow bar though as did not realize how pricey one was for our Autosleeper.. One day perhaps! Have fun and don't bob too much!  wave
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