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Post by circa75 on Tue May 17, 2016 5:59 am

Hello from Merseyside,

I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to motorhome ownership, though the interest/desire for something to hit the open roads with has often been lurking in the background. Probably something German based, too.

On my recent search for something suitable I was advised by various people – both dealers and enthusiasts alike – that Auto-Sleepers with their monocoque bodies and craftsmanship could be the best way to go. And that the build quality throughout the 90s is somewhat unmatched in this class. Further research and viewings later, I can only agree. (Edit: but admittedly I know very little!)

My one issue with the AS vehicles of that era: what were the fabric designers thinking with some of those patterns?!?

Anyway, for me specifically: I've recently paid a deposit on a 1998 VW LT35 AS Medallion... more of which I will no doubt post shortly.

Along my various searching and searching again, this forum continually popped up with various bits and pieces of great insider information from experienced owners. So it would be rude not to join, considering I might just have caught the AS bug.

Bye for now.
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Post by daisy mae on Tue May 17, 2016 6:10 am

Hello J and asof_welcome2 from Leicestershire, good choice of van, I looked for one of those, not many about, I love the VW bases and not many models on them unfortunately.Let us  know how you find it?, any help you may want,  there is always someone on this forum who with know, and only too willing to help and advice. good luck and safe and happy  camper

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I agree about the upholstery patterns perhaps they were the fashion at the time ,can always put a throw over most of them.

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Post by Paulmold on Tue May 17, 2016 6:32 am

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Post by roli on Tue May 17, 2016 7:07 am

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Post by Mayfield on Tue May 17, 2016 8:02 am

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Post by Bobskate on Tue May 17, 2016 4:49 pm

Welcome from a sunny  Selsdon. Once you have got the van and decided you can't stand the covering pop up again. There are a number of companies who specialise is re upholstering. There is lots of advice available.
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Tue May 17, 2016 7:04 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum from sunny Bridlington 
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Post by modelman on Fri May 20, 2016 6:49 pm

Hello & welcome from S/Yorks. Ello Ello 3854503862

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Post by circa75 on Sun May 22, 2016 3:15 am

Thanks for the welcome all, looking forward to picking the vehicle up and getting started with a first trip.
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Post by Ramblers on Sun May 22, 2016 3:50 am

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