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Post by Stronga on Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:20 pm

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Just a quick message to say 'hi'; back in November my wife and bought our first camper, a 1999 Symphony on a Peugeot Boxer 2.0 petrol chassis. I've spent a few evenings and weekends changing the front crossmember, clutch cable etc. and we're almost ready for the season! Our first big trip will be in June when we plan to head round the top of Scotland; we lived in Aberdeen for a couple of years and we were brought up on the West Coast of Scotland and are looking forward to exploring some bits we've not seen before!

Now I've sorted out all the niggles I'm liking the Boxer chassis - very simple and the petrol version seems to be much more refined than the diesels we drove. I seem to be getting around the 30 mpg mark too which is fine.

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Post by boxerman on Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:58 pm

Hi Andy, welcome to the forum wave
Wish I could get 30 mpg out of mine, best I get is around 25, and that's on a run.
By changing the front cross member, do you mean the one under the radiator or the one supporting the front suspension?
Love the Highlands, where were you brought up?

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Post by Ramblers on Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:14 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum from Leicestershire.

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Post by Stronga on Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:16 pm

Hi Frank

Thanks for your reply; yes, it was the crossmember under the radiator that I changed. Very easy; only six bolts and it took less than an evening. I gave it two coats of Hammerite before fitting it too. The old one probably wasn't an MOT failure - yet - but I do like to have my cars in good shape so the old crossmember had to go! 

Although born in the Midlands (!) I spent most of my schoolyears in Helensburgh, approx 25 miles north of Glasgow and on the edge of the Highlands. It's good to go back but not in winter or indeed when the midges are out!

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Post by boxerman on Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:47 pm

Stronga wrote:
Although born in the Midlands (!) I spent most of my schoolyears in Helensburgh, approx 25 miles north of Glasgow and on the edge of the Highlands. It's good to go back but not in winter or indeed when the midges are out!

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One daughter's best mate lives in Helensburgh and my other daughter lives in Aberdeen.
Helensburgh on the edge of the Highlands? give over, your not in the Highlands until Rannoch Moor biggrin we were having a discussion about midges on another thread.

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Post by Paulmold on Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:02 am

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Post by daisy mae on Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:17 pm

Hello Andy asof_welcome2 from Leicestershire
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