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Hello Just found your site and tho...
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Hello

Just found your site and thought that owners of older Motorhomes with no
shower might like to know that the company I work for produces a portable
shower. Basically its a pump up garden sprayer bottle with a shower rose
head attached. You can put warm water in it but not hot. Ideal for washing
off muddy dogs too. The Model Number is 4140 and it currently
retails at about £35  You can order over the phone by ringing 0844
292002

Phil Cotterill

Product Quality Engineer

Hozelock Limited

Midpoint Park

Sutton Coldfield

West Midlands

B76 1AB

Tel (+44) 0121 313 4242 ext 303 Fax (+44) 0121 313 4243

e-mail
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Good Luck
 
Hi I've often considered buying an American RV b...
Hi

I've often considered buying an American RV but I've always been put off
by the difficulties of storing them. There's no way I could keep it at
or even near my house. So what do others do? Or does anyone know of a
secure storage facility within easy travelling distance of Basingstoke?

Regards

Doug

Hi Doug

Thanks for your e-mail. UK Storage facilities for motorhomes exist in
all sorts of guises. Open fields, walled and locked areas (some with
security guards, and secure indoor storage (usually expensive). Prices
can vary from 50p to several pounds a day. The major clubs such as the
Caravan Club and the Camping and Caravanning Club (details of these
clubs and lots of others, are listed on my site) offer storage on some
of their sites, but usually only for members. This is the good bit
though: There is an Association of storage facility owners called 'The
Caravan Storage Site Owners Association (CASSOA). Their address is:
Second Floor, Minerva House, Spaniel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6EP Phone No.
0115 941 1022. They also have a website at www.cassoa.co.uk
. I don't personally know of any sites near you in Basingstoke but if
there are any I am sure they will know them. So no excuses now, not to
buy that RV and sample freedom, particularly from all those roundabouts.
I hope this information is of some help to you.
 
Hi Ken, Please have a look to my Safariways Camp...
Hi Ken,

Please have a look to my Safariways Camperways Meeting Point http://members.fortunecity.de/safariways,
sorry so far in German only. It contains a Galerie of Safariways and
Camperways motorhomes. I have created these pages to communicate
with other owners of Safariways or Camperways motorhomes. Safariways is
a Italian manufacturer which got bankrupt in 1992, the follow-up company
Camperways got bankrupt in 1995 or so. A German Importer took about 120
motorhomes from the 1992 bankrupt to Germany. As far as I know he
founded Camperways but was not successful. Therefore it is quite
difficult to get spare parts. I collected all Information and created
the Treffpunkt (=Meeting Point). Its a dream of mine to include Italian
pages since there are much more Motorhomes of those manufacturer. Please
feel free to include information / links to your pages where
appropriate. regards

Dietrich Dettmer
 
Hi, Can anybody advise what the correct tyre pre...
Hi,

Can anybody advise what the correct tyre pressures are for an
Autosleeper Ford Pollensa, 1999, running on Michelin 225 70 R15. Dealers
say refer to the Ford handbook, but that does not specify a
motorcaravan.

Cheers.

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Hi Ken: What a wonderful site and avenue ...
Hi
Ken:

What a wonderful site and avenue for receiving information!
Thanks. My boyfriend and I plan to tour Europe in a motorhome for 
6 months to 1 yr. Are we better off by purchasing a model such as
Hymer then resell or shipping one from USA? I understand there are
size restrictions in areas and gasoline is more costly than diesel.
I welcome any and all advice. Do American motorhomes sell well in
Europe? Whatever we do, the motorhome will be our sole source of
transportation in addition to being our living quarters. I'm so
excited and want to make good decisions. Look forwarding to hearing
comments and recommendations. My e-mail address is: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text31904 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //-->\n This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it If
there is any of our readers who would be able to advise Sandy I am sure
she would be glad to hear from you either direct to her e-mail address
or via our site
 
Hi, Finally, found your site and found many of t...
Hi,

Finally, found your site and found many of the answers several hours of
previous surfing had not! Brilliant all round site for the
beginner, tis me. Anyway, liked the sound of the VW Camper Centre
(history, location, prices, warranty etc) on your 'Dealers' Page and we
will be visiting soon with hope to find a 'novice level' first VW van.
It needs to be used as only vehicle (aside my bike) for local travel, aside
camping/travelling. We like the look of the type 2 (I think is the
right name?) and the elevating roofs, to wedge some kids etc. Being
over 6 foot I guess that is an essential requirement, but we don't
personally like the look of the fixed high roofs. So, and to the
main point of this letter, does Ken and any other experienced VW owners
wish to share the benefit of their wisdom/mistakes with us? Any
suggestions greatly received.

Finally, god bless the internet! Thanks, happy
travelling, I hope to also be waving soon!

Take care.

Jason Williams 
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Hi Ken What a great site! I want to sell ...
Hi Ken

What a great site!

I want to sell up, buy a motor home and travel Europe in 2 years (when
the teens are both at uni). My enthusiasm has been quashed some what
though as I have read several horror stories, especially about the
robberies in southern Europe! As a woman travelling alone do people
think it's safe? Are there women out there who have travelled
Europe alone and could give me some advice? I don't want my big
adventure to come to nothing!

Best wishes,

Susan

PS I will be travelling Britain first to get some experience.

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O.K.
There must be plenty of you experienced motorhomers and RVers out there
with advice for Susan.
 
Hi, Our dream has been to take early retirement,...
Hi,

Our dream has been to take early retirement, sell up and buy a motorhome
and tour round the world. We are planning this for Jan 2007.
We are gathering any information that we can to help us on our way.
Although we have not owned a motorhome and have no experience, Steve, my
husband has been in the army for 24years and has had to fend on
next to nothing and was out in the gulf during the war. We
are looking to buy the Benimar Europe 6 berth motorhome for the big
adventure but would like some advise as to what second hand motorhome to
buy for the next four years to get plenty of experience in before we
take off, and any other help ands advice would be much appreciated from
experienced RV users.

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O.K.
There must be plenty of you experienced motorhomers and RVers out there
with advice for Steve and Sue. Let's hear from you.
 
Hi, I'm thinking of buying a Vixen RV Built by B...
Hi,

I'm thinking of buying a Vixen RV Built by BMW in 1986. It has
full MOT, bodywork good, air suspension all works fine. Five new
Tyres. Could you give me a rough price guide as I cannot find
anymore for sale in the UK

Many Thanks

Andy Towell

Hi
Andy

Thanks
for your e-mail. The Vixen you mention is a 1986 which is the
first year they were built so it is an early one. They are however
very uncommon in the UK. According to the Vixen club , they only know of
two in UK (One of which is featured on my Photo Gallery page under A
Class). That's not to say that there aren't any more. Only
about 500 were built, so obviously they are not all accounted for.
They appear to be extremely desirable, the
one I saw at the Stratford show was surrounded by admirers. What
that means is that the one you want to buy is worth what you are
prepared to pay for it, one, because of it's desirability, and two
because there is very little to compare it with. I am sorry I
can't be of any more help, but you could try the Vixen Owners Club at 
www.agencyrv.com/vixen.htm and
speak to a guy called Bill Weir, who may be able to give you more
information. Certainly
their website is worth a visit if you are seriously considering buying
one. I would be interested to know how you get on, so keep in
touch.

Ken
 
Dear Sir I'm sure I read not too long ago about ...
Dear Sir

I'm sure I read not too long ago about some
Bazillion/Mexican VW's being newly converted to the old  'Devon' style,
any help please....

P.L.Galloway

Darlington.

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Hi
Mr/Mrs Galloway

Thanks
for your e-mail, sorry it has taken so long to reply, but I now have the
information you requested. The old 1970's style VW is indeed now
being made in Brazil and is called the Carat. The Carat is built in
the Sao Paulo factory, and has rationalised the 'loaf' front and 'split'
rear end that has been produced there for some years. The engine
selected is the 1600 multi-point fuel injected catalytic air-cooled
motor as fitted to the Beetle, to satisfy the emission requirements for
some years ahead. The Bus will have classic performance to go with its
classic lines! Being made for South America, they are
left-hand drive, with the sliding door on the right. It is likely to be
converted to right-hand drive for the UK market at extra cost, but not
the sliding door side (a pity they aren't making a double sliding door
model). I believe that Beetles UK do a good job of the Mexican RHD conversion. They
are being imported into the UK in relatively small numbers. The
basic van costs around ten thousand pounds, although they can be
bought converted to a campervan for around eighteen thousand pounds.
The conversion is done in this country by 'Devon Conversions' in Co.
Durham after being imported by 'Beetles UK'. The telephone number
of 'Beetles UK', should you require more information, is 08701
202356.
I hope this information is what you want.

Ken
 
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