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Post by Emmastace Fri Dec 23, 2022 9:38 pm

Hi everyone. I live in the South West on the edge of Exmoor and have just bought my first Autosleeper Nuevo EK (2003). Is there anything I need to make sure I check/do before I head off on my first adventure. It will just be me and the dogs so I don't want to run into trouble that can be avoided. I am very excited. hugegrins
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Post by Paulmold Fri Dec 23, 2022 9:48 pm

Have night or two on your drive   then you'll discover  what you'll need and what you've forgotten.  Welcome      handshake

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Post by rogerblack Fri Dec 23, 2022 9:51 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Ask away if there is anything specific you're unsure of.

As a piece of general advice, before setting off for some distant campsite, I always recommend new owners like yourself spend a day & night or two living and sleeping in the van on your own drive if you can, including preparing meals etc. i.e. the full experience.  

That way you can familiarise yourselves with all the appliances, systems, controls etc. as well as checking if you have everything you might need on board - if not it isn't far to go to get anything critical you may have forgotten. And worst case scenario your own bed is nearby!

PS Paul beat me to it in a more concise fashion whilst I was typing my rather more verbose response - 
confirms it is good advice though.   allthumbz

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Post by IanH Fri Dec 23, 2022 10:03 pm

And, whilst on your drive, don't cheat by nipping into the house!! You're simulating being in a field in the middle of France!!
But do write down what you had but didn't use, so it can be removed and also what you REALLY needed but didn't have

Minimalism and simplicity is all!! hugegrins
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Post by Tinwheeler Fri Dec 23, 2022 10:22 pm

And don’t worry about what the neighbours think hugegrins
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Post by Emmastace Fri Dec 23, 2022 10:39 pm

Thank you everyone. Good advice. I should have said that I have had a different van for a couple of years but it is a monster of a conversion and I still don't know how to connect the gas or turn the knob on the wall thingy that makes the lights come on depending on whether you are hooked up or not. I am pretty good at being equipped (clean smalls and a toothbrush for me, absolutely everything for any eventuality and a spare kitchen sink for the dogs). Getting used to the equipment and controls and seeing how I get on with that without the aid of manuals is a VERY good point. I am excited that I now have a civilized van with running water and all mod cons.
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Post by burlingtonboaby Sat Dec 24, 2022 5:52 am

Hi Emma
Welcome to the forum from Bridington.
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Post by FreelanderUK Sat Dec 24, 2022 6:30 am

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