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Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by LesleyW on Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:37 pm

Hiya - Hope this is the right place to come for lots of info and help - I've just put down a deposit on a 2008 VW AS Topaz, 2.5 Tdi, and my knees are still knocking! 

This will be my first venture into solo campervanning (lost my OH a few months ago and decided i needed to get back on the road asap).

Having been part of a 2-person team before, now I'll have to learn how to do all the 'blue' jobs - wish I'd taken more notice in the past ;) 

I pick my new beast on the 21st September, cant wait now, despite the nerves!

Any other solo ladies on here? Any tips, advice or recommendations for sites would be welcome :)
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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by Paulmold on Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:47 pm

Welcome from N.E Wales.    handshake

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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by dbroada on Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:06 pm

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A welcome wave from Kenley.

You have certainly come to the right place. I am neither solo nor a lady but there are a few on here and I am sure you will get a welcome from at least one of them.

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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by roli on Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:44 pm

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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by roobeeroo on Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:32 pm

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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by Sue68 on Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:22 pm

Welcome. Not single but hubby disabled so I might as well be.

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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by Gromit on Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:42 pm

It's all down to necessity Lesley.

Mrs Gromit is bloody hopeless with anything technical. There are usually only two positions on a switch, but she still manages to choose the wrong one - every time, simply because she knows I'm there to sort it out for her.

If I wasn't there, like when she's working in her studio, she copes with technical stuff that I would find very challenging - because she wants to!!
I wouldn't worry at all if I were you. I've no doubt you will cope admirably, just as Mrs G would if the crafty mare had to!!  broomstick (Some women campaign for equality. In this household that would be a backward step for the Memsahib. Whistle1 )

I know my place!!  lol4

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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by daisy mae on Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:20 pm

Hello and asof_welcome2 from Leicestershire, I am usually a solo traveller , I do all the blue jobs as you call them, no problem, didn`t when caravanning, soon learnt when solo travelling. husband not into MH, he`s a tugger, lots of info and friendly help on here, quite a few lady solo travellers about, I had a Topaz to start with ,now have a Clubman, I love it, wish I had one decades ago, best thing I have bought, have van will travel, enjoy happy camper Best regards, Margaret
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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by Betty's Mum on Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:01 pm

Hi Lesley, welcome to the forum. I am also a solo lady traveller and have had my van for four years - and older version of the van you are getting. I find mine such a pleasure to drive (and far more economical) that I ditched my car and haven't looked back. I hope you have many happy adventures when you get yours.
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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by Paramedic on Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:38 am

Hello and welcome to this most friendly and informative forum.  asof_welcome2

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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by Askit on Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:55 am

Welcome to the forum from a dull bit of Scotland. Not at all unusual to see solo MHers (of both genders) on sites so good luck with your new venture   allthumbz

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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by Libraryman2 on Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:57 am

Hi and welcome to a great forum, you won't be solo on here.

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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by burlingtonboaby on Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:39 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum from breezy Sango sands
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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by chrisk on Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:36 pm

Hi from a cloudy Kent
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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by groundhog on Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:50 pm

Hi Lesley

Sorry for your loss and well done for getting out there again! Have met lots of solo travellers on our journeys, male and female, you will soon be making the most of your new van and tackling the tasks along with the best of them.

Welcome from sunny (for once!) Cornwall. allthumbz
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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by ymfb1 on Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:24 pm

Welcome from South Wiltshire.

Sorry to hear of your loss, but pleased that you are doing something positive.  If I can do the "blue" jobs I'm sure you will have no problems.

I bought of Amazon a Haynes manual on motorcaravaning and it answers some of the questions you might have but not wish to ask.  I didn't bother with the latest edition as the stuff I wanted to know about hasn't changed for years.

The other thing is, we all started somewhere with a MoHo so the chances are we had to ask the same questions that you have so don't be afraid to ask.
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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by LesleyW on Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:18 pm

Thanks you all - im really looking forward to getting on the road! :) 

Bettys Mum, interested to hear you have sacked the car in favour of the MH, i am thinking of doing that later as well......

YMFB1, i see you are in Salisbury also! ;)
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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by ymfb1 on Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:03 pm

@LesleyW we are at Barford st Martin, you ?
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Re: Hi all, Nervous Newbie here!

Post by LesleyW on Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:55 am

Allington, on the Tidworth Rd, north of Salisbury! :)
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