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Post by Jansellsbond on Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:35 pm

Mrs. Jansellsbond and I  have just returned to the U.K. from our 1001 nights of fulltiming in Europe in our  much loved 2013 Broadway F.B.  395 sleeping sites  in 25 countries, 35,000 miles, 10,000 loo flushes, 6,000 meals, 20,000 cups of coffee/tea/wine/beer, 2,000 showers, 7,000 pounds worth of diesel, 5 passed MOTs, zero failures, 3 leisure batteries, 2 tyres, 5 trips back to the UK to visit family  dentists and doctors,   zero breakdowns, zero prangs, zero break-ins, zero gassings and zero fearful nights.   We have travelled as far west as Sagres in Portugal. As far east as the Danube delta in Romania.  As far north as the Lofoten Islands in Norway. As far south as Tarifa in spain.  The van still looks nearly as good as new inside and out with just a few niggly bits on the woodwork and the 142,000 dead flies on the radiator.  No major repairs have been necessary,  just a replaced water pump and fridge element ( both DIY). The hab door stay dropped off but a rubber ball on a bit of string and an elastic has been keeping it going for two years or so.  All in all a pat on the back for Autosleepers.
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Post by Paulmold on Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:46 pm

After months of negative comments on build quality, which seem to have dominated the forum,  it's great to hear such a positive report.

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Post by Dbvwt on Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:52 pm

Paulmold wrote:After months of negative comments on build quality, which seem to have dominated the forum,  it's great to hear such a positive report.

Totally agree Paul, it makes a lovely change to read a positive post for a change regarding reliability.

2013 van may be a clue......
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Post by Kemerton-bath on Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:32 pm

Wow, impressive.  Would be interesting to see the results of an equivalent usage in 3 years time, using a 2019 model.

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Post by fenderbender on Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:46 pm

Not bad, you will soon get the hang of motorhoming. LOL.
That is very impressive.

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Post by bikeralw on Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:04 pm

Brilliant. Makes our 6 month continuous stint touring in a van seem small fry..
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:58 am

Nice to see you enjoyed yourselfs on your very impressive tour and returned safely.great to read your Puggie lasted the course.
It only goes to prove these vehicles were built to be used and not sit around for long periods ( like mine I'm afraid)
Would be great to see some photos of your tour
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Post by roli on Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:51 am

That is certainly some trip

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Post by repoort on Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:30 pm

Takes my breath away just to think of all the planning involved. Amazing.

Your post - exactly as it is, short and straight to the point, should be used by AS for publicity purposes in all the magazines !

Some greens would object to all the dead flies, though.... smile!
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Post by pjonesf1 on Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:52 pm

Congratulations. Before we did it I was worried out 31 nights in a small box without anywhere to escape to for a bit of quality time.  up!
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Post by Jansellsbond on Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:01 pm

[quote="burlingtonboaby"
Would be great to see some photos of your tour
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Check out [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] for photographs.
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:50 pm

Thanks so much, working my way through the first batch, some really good photos, you have a good eye.
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Post by BagginsandtheBear on Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:26 pm

Jansellsbond wrote:Mrs. Jansellsbond and I  have just returned to the U.K. from our 1001 nights of fulltiming in Europe in our  much loved 2013 Broadway F.B.  395 sleeping sites  in 25 countries, 35,000 miles, 10,000 loo flushes, 6,000 meals, 20,000 cups of coffee/tea/wine/beer, 2,000 showers, 7,000 pounds worth of diesel, 5 passed MOTs, zero failures, 3 leisure batteries, 2 tyres, 5 trips back to the UK to visit family  dentists and doctors,   zero breakdowns, zero prangs, zero break-ins, zero gassings and zero fearful nights.   We have travelled as far west as Sagres in Portugal. As far east as the Danube delta in Romania.  As far north as the Lofoten Islands in Norway. As far south as Tarifa in spain.  The van still looks nearly as good as new inside and out with just a few niggly bits on the woodwork and the 142,000 dead flies on the radiator.  No major repairs have been necessary,  just a replaced water pump and fridge element ( both DIY). The hab door stay dropped off but a rubber ball on a bit of string and an elastic has been keeping it going for two years or so.  All in all a pat on the back for Autosleepers.
With regret I reach the end of your blog. What a joy to see such brilliant photography and great commentary. I linked to the blog by way of Autosleeper Forum piece this morning and can say you have lightened a very dull day here in Torbay. May thanks
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Post by NCB on Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:45 am

Can you share the link to the blog please? I would like to see the photos too.
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Post by BagginsandtheBear on Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:34 pm

NCB wrote:Can you share the link to the blog please? I would like to see the photos too.
Hi
They have blog Jansellsbond.com. Great pics
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Post by groundhog on Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:16 pm

Some stunning photos there, congratulations!
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Post by NCB on Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:25 pm

Great pics what a trip! Thanks for sharing
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Post by Tinwheeler on Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:31 pm

Fabulous!

Thanks, Jansellsbond.
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Post by Biged on Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:28 pm

You really counted 10000 loo flushes up!
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