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Post by breakaleg Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:22 am

Some of you will know that I picked my new van up on the 21st may and had a few questions before I collected it.

One was regarding registration and whoever answered was correct, it took exactly five weeks before the the van appeared on the gov data base and the v5 was delivered the following week.

I used the van for about five days before coming home and with only one problem (so far) one of the locks on the underside wet locker refused to budge but was easily fixed with some lubricant.

As for driving the van, brilliant can be used to sum it up, that long drag out of Bristol on the M5 used to mean stopping in the crawler lane in the old van (115BHP) not anymore. the rev counter used to sit at around 2200 rpm at 70 mph on the old van but now it sits at 1500 rpm at 70 mph on the new van the drive is much more relaxed.

After getting home on the Saturday I felt unwell and phoned my gp on the following Monday only to be taken in to the QEH Birmingham where I stayed for another three weeks following a quadruple heart bypass operation from which I am recuperating from home now, I can see the van outside my window and hope to get away around September / October time.

However in this time I had left the EC700 switched on and have at least been able to monitor the batteries (that was another question)with an early morning reading of around 12.6 v rising to 13.6 v all seems to be well, I can not see the rear of the van through the reversing camera and Auto Sleeper are going to have ago at adjusting the camera when I an classed as fit to drive.

Enjoy your summer.
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Post by Gromit Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:16 am

If it helps Pete, my brother had an almost identical experience to you, except that his was a triple bypass (also in the QEH).

After a few weeks to recover, he has changed from an idle, bad tempered git to an active and lively bloke again. He says he didn't realise how listless and enervated he felt all the time, until now that his heart is working properly again.

Getting passed fit to drive again may be the problem, but you will know when to ask your GP for the pink chit.

Good luck.  up!
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Post by breakaleg Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:39 am

Thanks Gromit, I quite like being a Idle bad tempered git. lol
I have a clinic at six weeks and they said that I may be able to drive after that (depending on recovery) the way I feel now though I would take some convincing lol
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Post by burlingtonboaby Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:41 pm

Pleased to see your back on your feet again Pete and enjoying your new van.
Happy holidays
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Post by Tinwheeler Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:57 pm

All the best. Hope you're back on the road before too long.
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Post by bikeralw Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:05 pm

Glad you're on the mend Pete. I hope you're more successful at getting back to driving than a good friend of ours who drives an Autotrail. His licence was revoked at the start of his heart treatment, and although he was passed as fit by his GP within 3 months, the amount of tests etc required by DVLA meant he's only just got his licence back last month, 14 months on.
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Post by breakaleg Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:42 pm

Thank you everyone.
The cardiologist just said that I would not be able to drive for at least six weeks depending on how my chest bone healed, they didn't say that the dvla had to be informed.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:53 pm

breakaleg wrote:Thank you everyone.
The cardiologist just said that I would not be able to drive for at least six weeks depending on how my chest bone healed, they didn't say that the dvla had to be informed.
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Car licence, DVLA notification is not required for Bypass surgery, just follow Dr advice.

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Post by Cymro Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:22 pm

I'm a bit late to this thread, but please accept my best wishes for a full and swift recovery, Pete.

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Post by mikethebike Thu Jul 08, 2021 6:01 pm

Cymro wrote:I'm a bit late to this thread, but please accept my best wishes for a full and swift recovery, Pete.

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From me as well.
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Post by breakaleg Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:51 am

Thank you everyone.
Still feel like I have been hit by a bus at the moment 🙂

As the van is under 3500 isn't it classed as a car?

Hope so, so that I can drive after being given the all clear.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:33 pm

Yes, your fine to drive when Dr gives all clear. good luck with swift recovery.

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Post by johndean Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:57 pm

Hi 
I had a x 4 heart bypass about 8 years ago reported it to all insurance companies and DVLA but strange none of them were that interested also when I changed insurance I have always told them but not interested,
But my Diebetic condition seems much different my license was changed to a 3 year medical license renewed each 3 years after filling out the forms,
I am not complaining just strange that the heart bypass isn’t ever considered necessary too report,
I was only off driving for 6 weeks and no problems since, hope you are the same
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Post by mikethebike Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:19 pm

John.vehicle insurance maybe ok. What about health cover for overseas ?

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Post by johndean Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:23 pm

We use saga which is yearly and we pay around £250 which is a little high but that’s for 2 both with blood pressure although I haven’t got high blood pressure but I take a tablet they charge more just because you take a tablet, my wife takes a tablet also for high blood pressure.
The heart bypass was only took notice of for first few months, they don’t note now. My wife says why should they you got new pipes and some people who don’t know they have blockage get it cheaper
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Post by mikethebike Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:53 pm

Sounds good John.
Sorry off topic.
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Post by breakaleg Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:49 am

Thanks everyone for your input, gives me a bit of confidence for the future.
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Post by bikeralw Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:32 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:
breakaleg wrote:Thank you everyone.
The cardiologist just said that I would not be able to drive for at least six weeks depending on how my chest bone healed, they didn't say that the dvla had to be informed.
Pete

Car licence, DVLA notification is not required for Bypass surgery, just follow Dr advice.

C1/D1 licence, DVLA notification required and follow DR advice.

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Hope your recovery is swift and you soon get to enjoy your van soon. allthumbz
Having read the replies on this I phoned my Autotrail driving friend for clarification.
He told me his condition had caused him to black out, only once and briefly. But his doctor told him DVLA would be informed and his licence revoked. A condition of getting it back would be no more blackouts for six months. During this time Covid hit, DVLA more or less closed down, resulting in his 14 month wait to get back driving.
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Post by rgermain Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:39 pm

johndean wrote:We use saga which is yearly and we pay around £250 which is a little high but that’s for 2 both with blood pressure although I haven’t got high blood pressure but I take a tablet they charge more just because you take a tablet, my wife takes a tablet also for high blood pressure.
The heart bypass was only took notice of for first few months, they don’t note now. My wife says why should they you got new pipes and some people who don’t know they have blockage get it cheaper
Thats cheap in my book, Saga charge me £335, max ncd, no convictions etc, spouse on the policy. 2016 van?  £250 excess, no medical, must be where we live. Me 74, wife 71.
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Post by mikethebike Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:45 pm

rgermain wrote:
johndean wrote:We use saga which is yearly and we pay around £250 which is a little high but that’s for 2 both with blood pressure although I haven’t got high blood pressure but I take a tablet they charge more just because you take a tablet, my wife takes a tablet also for high blood pressure.
The heart bypass was only took notice of for first few months, they don’t note now. My wife says why should they you got new pipes and some people who don’t know they have blockage get it cheaper
Thats cheap in my book, Saga charge me £335, max ncd, no convictions etc, spouse on the policy. 2016 van?  £250 excess, no medical, must be where we live. Me 74, wife 71.
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It was health cover.

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Post by rgermain Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:00 pm

mikethebike wrote:
rgermain wrote:
johndean wrote:We use saga which is yearly and we pay around £250 which is a little high but that’s for 2 both with blood pressure although I haven’t got high blood pressure but I take a tablet they charge more just because you take a tablet, my wife takes a tablet also for high blood pressure.
The heart bypass was only took notice of for first few months, they don’t note now. My wife says why should they you got new pipes and some people who don’t know they have blockage get it cheaper
Thats cheap in my book, Saga charge me £335, max ncd, no convictions etc, spouse on the policy. 2016 van?  £250 excess, no medical, must be where we live. Me 74, wife 71.
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It was health cover.

Micky
Silly old me, I miss read it, made me worried when I saw how much they paid, now I know.

Thank  you Micky, I can sleep well tonight now smile!
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Post by Actionmike Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:21 am

Hope you have a speedy recovery.
We have the 3 Ltr 160 HP motor, I think its great! we have two very steep/long hills near us, the van goes up them as if the're not there! Still returns 28 mpg on average
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Post by breakaleg Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:29 am

Thanks ActionMike,
I have another three weeks to wait for my Cardiac assessment but thinks seem to be improving all the time.
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