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Post by robg on Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:38 am

Hi all,

My wife and I just purchased our first camper van, a 1989 Autosleeper Flair (based on the Ford Transit). We'd been toying with the idea on and off for a while, then saw someone advertise this vehicle locally and decided to take the plunge. It needs a bit of TLC on the inside (in terms of decor/finishings) but seems mechanically solid and pretty decent body-wise.

Adventures await!

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Post by Paramedic on Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:23 am

Hello and welcome to this most friendly and informative forum. Advice will come your way soon.
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:43 am

Hi
Welcome to the forum.
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Post by robg on Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:48 am

burlingtonboaby wrote:Hi
Welcome to the forum.
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Thanks! :)
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Post by Jannette R on Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:59 am

Hellooo wave We have a Ford Frisky same model only ours as the poptop instead of the hi roof  smile!
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Post by robg on Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:36 am

Jannette R wrote:Hellooo wave We have a Ford Frisky same model only ours as the poptop instead of the hi roof  smile!

Wonderful! How long have you had it? Travelled far? Any major problems?
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Post by Jannette R on Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:32 am

Just got back from a 280 mile trip Coped with traffic jams and the hilly Yorkshire Dales with no problems at all Keeps up with modern traffic 
We got him in Dec 1 owner 34,000 miles from new never been welded he had always been garaged the elderly owner had gone into an home And he hadnt been used for a long time We have fully serviced him had the carbs set up and a new radiator and been perfect since looking forward to many more trips blush
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Post by robg on Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:14 am

Jannette R wrote:Just got back from a 280 mile trip Coped with traffic jams and the hilly Yorkshire Dales with no problems at all Keeps up with modern traffic 
We got him in Dec 1 owner 34,000 miles from new never been welded he had always been garaged the elderly owner had gone into an home And he hadnt been used for a long time We have fully serviced him had the carbs set up and a new radiator and been perfect since looking forward to many more trips blush
Sounds fantastic. Ours seems mechanically very solid but has clearly had bits of welding over the years, which I guess is the norm for this type of vehicle. Hoping it’ll serve us well and allow us to spend a bit more time out in nature when we have a free weekend and the weather’s half-decent.
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Post by nuevoboy on Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:12 pm

Congrats and welcome.
A friend of mine bought a Flair last year and has been doing some mechanical repairs to it.
I did post on here at the time asking if anyone had an old handbook and a lady did reply saying she had one, but she was living in South America at the time and would try and remember to contact me when she returned.
Not heard anything since, but would be interested, as you probably would be too, to get your hands on a copy (unless you've got one already?).
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Post by robg on Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:19 pm

nuevoboy wrote:Congrats and welcome.
A friend of mine bought a Flair last year and has been doing some mechanical repairs to it.
I did post on here at the time asking if anyone had an old handbook and a lady did reply saying she had one, but she was living in South America at the time and would try and remember to contact me when she returned.
Not heard anything since, but would be interested, as you probably would be too, to get your hands on a copy (unless you've got one already?).
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Hi there,

I'd like to get my hands on a copy, but having spent some time poking around the interwebs over the past week or two, I've more or less given up.
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Post by nuevoboy on Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:03 pm

Well, let's hope that the lady I referred to sees this posting and it sparks her memory into helping us out.
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Post by Jannette R on Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:50 pm

By handbook do you mean brochure i will have a look what came with mine I haven't got a scanner though i could only take pictures with my phone We gave had quite a few mk3 Transit vans in the past as daily users and the 2.0 pinto engine as always been reliable its normally the rust thst let's them down first blush
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