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Post by Peatlander1 on Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:51 pm

Hello Folks, 
After years of fancying the idea of having a VW camper... We've only recently been in the position to get one!
It's a 1997 VW Clubman GL on a T4 chassis. 
There's a wee snagging list that we're working through, but nothing too drastic, thankfully!
We live in the Northern Highlands, and weather permitting, hope to use our vehicle a couple of days a week during the winter months ahead. Once we're back to our "normal" rainy, wet roads we'll be out much more 😉
We're hoping to get some good advice, do some brain picking, lookout for suitable accessories, ideas, spares, etc. 😁
Kindest regards from (Mr and Mrs) Peatlander blushblush
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Post by Paramedic on Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:01 pm

Hello and welcome to this most friendly and informative forum. Please be assured that there is no such thing as a daft question here.  wave

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Post by daisy mae on Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:13 pm

Hello and asof_welcome2 from Leicestershire.

Clubman good van, it is a motor home by the way, not a camper, campers have a porta potty, not a dedicated wash room.much more luxurious.

Enjoy.
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Post by Peatlander1 on Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:29 pm

Thank you for your lovely welcome messages Paramedic and Margaret (Daisy Mae)
Margaret, thanks for clearing that up for me, I always wondered what the correct term is for our vehicle 😁
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Post by modelman on Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:33 pm

Hello & welcome from S/Yorks. drinksallround

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Post by Peatlander1 on Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:43 pm

Thank you Modelman..  up!


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Post by burlingtonboaby on Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:09 pm

Hi
Welcome to the forum from Bridlington,
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Post by Peatlander1 on Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:02 pm

Hi and thanks for the welcome Burlingtonboaby  wave
Loving your wee border terrier, by the way..  hugegrins


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Post by roli on Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:50 pm

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Post by Peatlander1 on Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:00 pm

Many thanks for your welcome  smile! Roger
I have tried to donate and also purchase a sticker, but it doesn't seem to be working at the moment?! Can you help me with this please? Kindest regards
Carol
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Post by roli on Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:56 am

Sorry, Admin (Ed) is the only one who can help out ref donations etc

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Post by MelB on Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:40 am

Welcome to the forum from S.Yorkshire.
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Post by Peatlander1 on Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:55 am

Roger, thank you for pointing me in the right direction  allthumbz
Melb, many thanks for your kind welcome..
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Post by Slaphead on Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:23 am

Welcome from the lowlands.

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Post by Peatlander1 on Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:46 am

Thanks Dave, really looking forward to chatting with folks here!
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Post by Peatlander 2 on Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:14 pm

And here's the other half of the team.. Mr Peatlander.  Call me Sandy if you like. 

Only right we have an account each, nothing worse than 2 people using the same login details... Its always nice to know who you're 'talking' to.

Anyhoo,  looking forward to reading through the forum, and "meeting" y'all.

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Post by Peatlander1 on Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:26 pm

Sandy.. Always good to have you by my side..  allthumbz gimmefive
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Post by Peatlander 2 on Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:36 pm

Well, hello! Fancy seeing you here  boo

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:29 am

Peatlander1 wrote:Hi and thanks for the welcome Burlingtonboaby  wave
Loving your wee border terrier, by the way..  hugegrins
Male Border, nearly 3, answers to Tag ,     shrugg    By previous owner. A few other Border owners on the forum.
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Post by Peatlander1 on Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:14 am

Aww, cool name! Is he a rescue dog then? Both our spaniels are rescue dogs from the sspca, the eldest one will be eight this Dec, adopted her at six months old, and our youngest eighteen months old we adopted in June this year.
I have always liked Border terriers, great nature.. Cheeky and cute!! When I was eighteen, I was given the task of delivering a young Border from Cheshire up to Inchnadamph, quite a journey for us both, but what a sweet companion he made! Kinda missed him on the way back. We moved up to the Highlands Twenty years ago, it was always an ambition to live in the Highlands after taking that wee terrier to his new home.. 😉
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Post by BobK on Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:31 am

Welcome to you both from and ex Mid Argyll enthusiast, now in Stirling.     Nice to have members from "up there" instead of the hand wringing moans of so many, about these damn motorhomers   hugegrins
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Post by Peatlander1 on Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:09 am

Thanks for the welcome Bobk, we're really looking forward to a good old blether with folks on here..
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:26 am

Peatlander1 wrote:Aww, cool name! Is he a rescue dog then? Both our spaniels are rescue dogs from the sspca, the eldest one will be eight this Dec, adopted her at six months old, and our youngest eighteen months old we adopted in June this year.
I have always liked Border terriers, great nature.. Cheeky and cute!! When I was eighteen, I was given the task of delivering a young Border from Cheshire up to Inchnadamph, quite a journey for us both, but what a sweet companion he made! Kinda missed him on the way back. We moved up to the Highlands Twenty years ago, it was always an ambition to live in the Highlands after taking that wee terrier to his new home.. 😉
Not a reasue Peat, we did look at the Border terrier reasue society and draw a blank, however the breeder of our first wee Bitch Maisie pointed us to a friend of theirs who had a 16 month male BT .
He's a great character,completely different to Maisie .
Are you on the east or west side of the highlands. ? 
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Post by Peatlander 2 on Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:45 am

"Are you on the east or west side of the highlands."

Technically, neither! Those out west, KLB etc, say we're east, Wick and Thurso say we're out west...

We're pretty much in the middle, a 20 mile trip north and we'd fall in the pentland firth.

(Sandy... Peatlander1's other half!)

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Post by Steve & Claire on Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:55 pm

Hi and welcome, we were newbies this year and have really found the site to be a goldmine of information!
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