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Post by 3gocamping on Tue May 14, 2019 8:13 am

Just bought 1996 Ford Transit Auto Sleeper. Looking for any help/advice, as new to the motor home experience.
Would love to make Chatsworth as our first meet. But ideally someone local who would be willing to meet up for a chat we would really appreciate the help. We live in Newport, South Wales.
Thanks.


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Post by Dave 418 on Tue May 14, 2019 10:10 am

Until you can arrange a meet with a fellow owner there will always be an answer to most of your questions.
There are quite a few Ford based owners on the forum. I was surprised how many Ford owners there are when we started motorhome travels.
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Post by S10 on Wed May 22, 2019 2:11 pm

We've got a Ravenna on a Transit and live in Sheffield. If you meet somebody and chat for a while there will be a lot of information to take in, so I suggest you work you way through things slowly.

-When were you hoping to get to Chatsworth?
-What model have you got and did you buy it privately or from a dealer?
-Does it come with the manuals for the heating / fridge / water heaters etc?
-What are you major concerns to start with?
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Post by 3gocamping on Wed May 22, 2019 6:52 pm

Hi, unfortunately we can’t make Chatsworth.
We bought it privately, it’s a ford transit amethyst model. 
It has all the manuals.
It wasn’t really major concerns as such. We’ve got our first trip this weekend where we are really looking forward to knowing how everything operates. We are open to suggestions of hints/tips etc for setting up on the campsite. I think I have seen checklists that might be handy online.

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Post by stoneb on Wed May 22, 2019 8:35 pm

Hello there, and welcome, 3gocamping.

I suggest you consider joining a club such as the Motor Caravanners Club and meet people with similar interests to you? You will be surprised at how club members are willing to help with relevant information and practical advice. The learning curve will be steep! 

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Post by daisy mae on Thu May 23, 2019 12:32 am

I have a Ford Transit Amethyst, 

Drive onto pitch, switch off,handbrake on,  attach Electric hook cable if using, always plug in van first, then to post, undo in reverse order. then not handling a live cable. 

Turn on gas at bottle and in the wardrobe, the top tap is the cooker, turn on, when lighting gas on the hob turn the knob while holding in the igniter button,after  letting  go of the button I hold the gas tap in for about five  seconds, less once gas has got through, may not light immediately, should do after the first time on site of lighting it.easier to light cooker first than the fridge, in my experience.

I do not use ramps, so do not have any. 

Anything you want to know just ask and I will help.Its all a learning curve which in a few weeks you will be old hands at.
Just get out and  enjoy, it is a lovely van.Simple to use as no fancy gizmos, which I like about it.
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Post by Lorfal on Thu May 23, 2019 7:06 am

Hello! I can honestly say, there is no question I haven’t found the answer to from the peeps here. It’s a brilliant forum. Ask anything, no matter how trivial......there’s an answer.

Enjoy your van and have many happy travels
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Post by 3gocamping on Thu May 23, 2019 10:26 am

Many thanks for all your help & advice. 
Looking forward to trying it all out.
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu May 23, 2019 10:58 am

Hi
Welcome to the forum .
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