The Auto-Sleeper Motorhome Owners Forum (ASOF)
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Hello...It’s great to be here!

+3
burlingtonboaby
Paramedic
Dave&Jen
7 posters

Go down

Hello...It’s great to be here! Empty Hello...It’s great to be here!

Post by Dave&Jen Sat 19 Sep 2020 - 18:30

Hi everyone,

I’m Dave and my wife is Jen (we’ll both be posting on here using the same username).

We’re both in our mid-late 40’s (no kids). I’m a full time, self employed drummer & drum teacher and Jen works at martial arts & boxing fitness gym.

Previously the majority of our holidays have been foreign holidays (land based) as well as cruises (we’ve been on several and I even proposed to Jen whilst on our first cruise in Norway). Having said that, we also own a tent and have been on a few long weekend camping trips too.

Last year we decided that we wanted to explore a lot more of the UK and initially we were looking at caravans. However, given that we wouldn’t be able to store it at home, our only option would’ve been to keep it in storage - which would be costly and not enable us to be spontaneous with it. As such, our attention started drifting towards campervans. We were thinking about a VW pop top van (a T5/T6 transporter conversion) and even went as far as booking one to hire to try out in April. This obviously didn’t happen as the whole world went into lockdown at this point....

The YoubeTube channel ‘Jits Into The Sunset’ had a big part to play in us considering an Autosleeper. The more we thought about it, the more we liked the idea of being able to stand up in the van at all times, the modular approach to the living/bedroom area, the kitchen area, having hot & cold water and having a toilet/shower - all in a compact vehicle that could easily fit on our drive!!

We finally managed to find one in our price range at a great dealer near Western-Super-Mare.....We viewed it this week and it’s in great condition and we fell in love with it. The dealership are giving it a fresh MOT (if any advisories they will fix), a new cam belt, full inhabitaion check (fixing/sorting anything they find needs doing), deep clean/valet and providing a 6 month warranty. We are well chuffed!! We will be picking it up in 2 weeks after they have got everything done for a proper handover - we can’t wait!!

I’m sure we will be on here a lot over the next few weeks/months with lots of questions (so we hope you guys have got lots of patience...lol)

Great to be here smile!

Dave (and Jen)
Dave&Jen
Dave&Jen
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 5
Joined : 2020-09-18
Location : Poole
Auto-Sleeper : Symbol
Vehicle Year : 2000

Back to top Go down

Hello...It’s great to be here! Empty Re: Hello...It’s great to be here!

Post by Paramedic Sat 19 Sep 2020 - 21:17

Hello and welcome to this most friendly and informative forum. Please remember there is no such thing as a daft question here. Exciting times ahead, enjoy your van.  wave

_________________
In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is king
Paramedic
Paramedic
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 2408
Joined : 2016-01-27
Member Age : 74
Location : Chichester West Sussex
Auto-Sleeper : Broadway FB
Vehicle Year : 2013

Back to top Go down

Hello...It’s great to be here! Empty Re: Hello...It’s great to be here!

Post by burlingtonboaby Sun 20 Sep 2020 - 6:03

Hi Jen& Dave
Welcome to the forum from Bridington,hope ou have lots of happy times in your van.
Boaby
burlingtonboaby
burlingtonboaby
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 11675
Joined : 2011-11-15
Member Age : 72
Location : Bridlington
Auto-Sleeper : Warwick duo
Vehicle Year : 2016

Back to top Go down

Hello...It’s great to be here! Empty Re: Hello...It’s great to be here!

Post by FreelanderUK Sun 20 Sep 2020 - 7:26

asof_welcome2

_________________
Chris
FreelanderUK
FreelanderUK
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 1247
Joined : 2020-07-18
Location : Lincolnshire
Auto-Sleeper : Warwick XL
Vehicle Year : 2016

Back to top Go down

Hello...It’s great to be here! Empty Re: Hello...It’s great to be here!

Post by modelman Sun 20 Sep 2020 - 7:50

Hello & welcome from S/Yorks. drinksallround

_________________
I DO have to grow old, I DO NOT have to grow up!
modelman
modelman
Donator
Donator

Male

Posts : 5312
Joined : 2011-09-16
Member Age : 75
Location : Barnsley,S/Yorks
Auto-Sleeper : Amethyst
Vehicle Year : 2003

http://www.modelslipway.com

Back to top Go down

Hello...It’s great to be here! Empty Re: Hello...It’s great to be here!

Post by roli Sun 20 Sep 2020 - 8:04

Welcome to the forum and good introduction from Dingwall
roli
roli
Moderator
Moderator

Male

Posts : 9483
Joined : 2011-03-04
Location : N.West
Auto-Sleeper : Warwick Duo
Vehicle Year : 2016

Back to top Go down

Hello...It’s great to be here! Empty Re: Hello...It’s great to be here!

Post by Dave&Jen Sun 20 Sep 2020 - 18:22

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone smile!
Dave&Jen
Dave&Jen
Member
Member

Male

Posts : 5
Joined : 2020-09-18
Location : Poole
Auto-Sleeper : Symbol
Vehicle Year : 2000

Back to top Go down

Hello...It’s great to be here! Empty Re: Hello...It’s great to be here!

Post by aqv1957 Fri 9 Oct 2020 - 12:08

Brilliant! Welcome to the fun! We're Trooper owners but thinking about upping to a Symbol or similar in the next few months.
aqv1957
aqv1957
Donator
Donator

Female

Posts : 84
Joined : 2013-09-22
Member Age : 64
Location : Bishop's Stortford, Herts
Auto-Sleeper : Symbol
Vehicle Year : 2003

Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum