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Message posted by _tich_ on 31/10/2013 at 12:24am
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Ah I see you've sold the camper Lobey, It's been a while since I've been on here so I'm guessing it's old news now.

I have thought about getting a Confort as I go everywhere solo these days but I'd miss the space of the Export & so far I've managed to get help unfolding it.

Ok I guess I'll post some negatives about them, they can suffer with condensation especially overnight but a quick airing soon sorts that out, you need relatively level ground to unfold these but it's not impossible to unfold them on uneven ground when you've had practise, also unfolding in windy conditions care needs to be taken, lastly there's not much storage space once folded but you can store stuff under the tarp on top so not the end of the world.

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Message posted by LobeyDosser on 31/10/2013 at 12:41am
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Yes Tich, we had to sell it as it was getting too much for us to handle.
One heart attack and two replacement knees and putting it up and dismantling it was becoming a 4 hour job. Okay when you are arriving on a site, but an absolute sod when you were leaving to then do a 5 hour drive to a new site to start erecting it again.
So we have returned to caravans again.

I have the facility to store a caravan under cover, so it is no big deal for me to work on an old one over the winter to get it tickity boo for next summer.



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Message posted by lidds0 on 06/11/2013 at 9:43am
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I've just noticed there's one for sale in the classifieds, on here. Might be worth a look, Mucker?

Rapido

(I'm not the seller, by the way!)

Message posted by Mucker1884 on 06/11/2013 at 11:20am
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Thanks for link, Lidds.
It looks mint from the pics, but in all honesty, Muckerette has it in her head that these pop-up roof stylees are "too modern", and her heart was made to flutter by one of the older, completely fold-able ones.... which leads me to....

Great pics, Tich.
Now that is the sort of thing she has her eye on!

If Muckerette hasn't come to her senses by next spring, don't be surprised to see a "FAO TICH" thread appear, because we may well want to intrude upon your personal space, and take a good look! I see you are only an hour or so away!

Cheeky, I know, but shy and retiring is no way forward, in my book! LOL!

Thanks again, all. Keep up the good work!

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2013 = 36 nights
2012 = 23 nights

Message posted by _tich_ on 13/11/2013 at 9:20pm
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You'd be more than welcome to have a look at mine plus as I'd need a hand to unfold it you would see what you would be letting yourself in for lol.

Message posted by terrybiker on 13/11/2013 at 11:05pm
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Rapido "flatpacks" are not heaps. Well mine isn't.
It's "horses for courses",and what suits one,may not suit another.

You are welcome to come and view mine and see it up.

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Message posted by _tich_ on 14/11/2013 at 5:07pm
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I think he was just jesting Terry as muckerette saw an Export in France & was sold on getting one. I've just re-read the thread mucker & I see that you like to cook in the awning not a problem if the kitchen unit comes with the steel legs but they are easy to make if it doesn't. I've been thinking about making some for mine.



& if you went for the smallest model the Confort you are able to do this!!



Now how cool is that!!!

Oh sorry supposed to be posting negatives aint I

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If you lot keep this up, I think at the very least, I'll have no option but to accept the kind offers to come and see them/help set them up, next Spring.
I've just been stupid enough to show that last pic to a certain someone, and her little face lit up like, well, like something that is very bright!

I can't believe my plan to put her off the idea is seemingly going so wrong, and I fear for the future.
Shame on you all!

BOOO!




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2013 = 36 nights
2012 = 23 nights

Message posted by _tich_ on 14/11/2013 at 6:44pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Mucker1884 on 14/11/2013
If you lot keep this up, I think at the very least, I'll have no option but to accept the kind offers to come and see them/help set them up, next Spring.
I've just been stupid enough to show that last pic to a certain someone, and her little face lit up like, well, like something that is very bright!

I can't believe my plan to put her off the idea is seemingly going so wrong, and I fear for the future.
Shame on you all!

BOOO!

I'm really really sorry














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