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Post by Silver Lady on Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:26 pm

Hi everyone.

First time for posting on the forum, in fact on any forum.

My husband and I are in our late sixties living in East Yorkshire. We have just purchased our first motorhome, a 2014 Warwick Duo.  After reading the supplied manuals we both looked at one another and thought what have we done.  We even began to wonder whether we live on the same planet or speak the same language as the writer of these manuals.  For instance our alarm/immobiliser has 30 pages on how to operate the alarm.  We only want to be able to turn it on or off.  As yet we have not tried it as we might not be able to turn it off lol.  After a few sleepless nights we have decided we have got all winter for our motorhome and ourselves to get to know each other.  Well that's the plan.  So hopefully by the time the warmer weather arrives we shall be able to enjoy days away in our second home. 

So heres to Happy Camping and making new friends.

Best wishes
Silver Lady.


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Post by Bobskate on Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:37 pm

Welcome to the forum from a sunny Selsdon and from another Warwick Duo owner. Don't worry about the manuals too much. They can be complicated and often irrelevant and surprisingly  don't always relate to your van. You will soon get the hang of things and you will find lots of helpful advice here. Motorhoming is a great way to have  enjoyable holidays and weekends! And you'll meet a lot of friendly motorhomers.
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Post by Paulmold on Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:46 pm

Welcome from N.E Wales. handshake and from another Warwick Duo owner, albeit a dealer special edition (Sussex Duo).

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Post by Silver Lady on Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:00 pm

Thank you Bobskate and Paulmold, it is lovely to receive your welcome messages.

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Post by Milvus on Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:07 pm

Welcome aboard. As mentioned, manuals can be very confusing and not answer your issue in any way. Just take your time, and enjoy the voyage of discovery. The forum is very friendly, and you’ll find a lot of help here.

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Post by Tinwheeler on Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:35 pm

And welcome from another Warwick Duo owner.

You'll soon get the hang of it. I find the trick with manuals is to remember where the important sections are, or flag them with post-its, and forget about it until you actually need to do something. Most importantly, make sure you take the manual with you when you go away!
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Post by Paramedic on Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:19 pm

Hello and welcome to this most friendly and informative forum. Hopefully amongst all the instructions etc you have the A/S Owner's Manual dedicated to your Warwick Duo. This will refer to all that's relevant for you to understand in a single A5 size booklet so most easy and convenient.
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Post by roli on Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:45 pm

asof_welcome2  from Warrington

I can understand you feeling lost looking at the manual.   Its not too bad really once you have sorted out what works electric wise.     Did you not get a hand over from your supplying dealer ?
Anyway plenty of Warwick and similar vans on here to help you out, just enjoy the van


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Post by Silver Lady on Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:03 pm

Hi again

Thanks to everyone who has welcomed us and given us their support, it is much appreciated.

Roger you asked if we received a hand over from the supplying dealer.  Unfortunately there wasn't much of a handover. But not to worry, we shall work it out, especially when we have  members on the forum willing to give advice.

Best wishes to you all.
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Post by Gromit on Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:19 pm

Hi and welcome.

When we were new to motorhoming, our (excellent) dealer said, "There's nothing at all difficult to learn - there's just a lot of it!"

He was right. Tackle it one thing at a time, and the best way is to live in the van on the front drive for a night or two, assuming that's where you keep it.

Then you will have had to go through all the procedures needed to go on holiday, and will quickly get the hang of everything . . . and it's not far to slink back into the house if there's something you have yet to fathom!

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Post by rogerblack on Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:51 pm

Welcome to the forum and to motorhoming, Silver Lady.
Gromit beat me to it with exactly the advice I was gonna give you  allthumbz

( I worry that Dave and I think so much alike so often!)   gimmefive

If it's anything like ours, I bet your washing machine came with a largish detailed complicated instruction booklet. Like ours, I bet it gets only ever gets used on no more than 2-3 regular settings.  

You'll probably make a few daft mistakes to start with and will look back and laugh at them later.  lol4

Ask away on here if there's anything you're at all unsure of and you'll probably get several suggestions, not all necessarily identical.  You'll find in no time at all, you'll have got the hang of it and will then be helping other newbies who have come along in the meantime.
The main thing is relax, have fun and enjoy your motorhome.  up!

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:17 am

Hi Silver lady
Welcome to the forum from Bridlington , might see you on the coast sometime.
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Post by Silver Lady on Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:51 am

Hi,

Once again thank you all for giving us such reassurance and being so friendly, its greatly appreciated. 

My husband agrees with your advice about trying it out on the drive, maybe even sleeping in the van, at least I can easily nip out leaving my husband to it if I get cold. hugegrins I'm afraid I'm only a summer camper!!!!! 

As you say I'm sure we shall make lots of mistakes before we have finished, but its all a learning curve.

(I'm enjoying posting my messages I've even used a smiley)

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Post by Gromit on Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:27 pm

Silver Lady wrote:My husband agrees with your advice about trying it out on the drive, maybe even sleeping in the van, at least I can easily nip out leaving my husband to it if I get cold. hugegrins I'm afraid I'm only a summer camper!!!!! 
Lesson No. 1

No reason to get cold, you can run the heating on low all night in perfect safety. We always do, then if I wake up early enough I turn it up a bit so it's nice and cosy to get up.  smile!

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