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Subject Topic: We Have A Campervan!!!
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Message posted by MrsGal on 23/5/2014 at 9:13pm
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Hi All

after owning a caravan for a few years and not having any outfit for the past 3 years we are now back in the game with our just purchased Bedford CF280 Campervan. We pick it up from Essex in 2 weeks time. Its the same age as me (34) but it was bang on our budget, looks very tidy and my hubby is going to be in his element doing jobs on it ready for a weekend to France in July. We are very excited!!!


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Message posted by Colin21 on 23/5/2014 at 9:40pm
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I will look out for you if you pass this way, as I live on the Herts/Essex border. I couldn't miss a Bedford CF. A coach company I drove for years ago had a CF minibus on its fleet, and I drove it occasionally.

Enjoy your "new" campervan!

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Message posted by MrsGal on 23/5/2014 at 9:42pm
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Thank-You Colin!

Message posted by pamanddoug on 23/5/2014 at 10:16pm
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enjoy your campervan I have recently changed from a twin axle caravan to a fiat tribute campervan due to health problems I was not able to set the caravan up without many stops for breath so now Ive changed its a case of on site connect electric and kettle on

simples as they say

doug

Message posted by iggycamper on 23/5/2014 at 10:24pm
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Enjoy!

P.s. Tell hubby whatever age of van boys toys rule OK!


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Message posted by Wendyhouse on 24/5/2014 at 7:55am
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Have a great time!
France and campers - made for each other.
Hang the expense - get 'all the Aires' book and holiday for free

Message posted by MrsGal on 24/5/2014 at 9:23am
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I am so excited, already planning next years adventures! as well this July we are also going back to France this August for the bank holiday weekend. We had booked a Eurocamp site in a mobile home but now we have Valarie (that's what we have named her) we can cancel the mobile home!
Thanks all

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Message posted by aitch69 on 24/5/2014 at 12:04pm
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How lovely to hear someone really enthused with the prospect of new adventures. We too are getting ready for a trip in June with our newly acquired motorhome after many years of caravanning in France. Good luck and enjoy Valerie.

Message posted by MrsGal on 24/5/2014 at 12:11pm
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Thank you aitch69! I absolutely adore France so can now get to see more of it! Have a great trip in June!

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Message posted by dinkum on 24/5/2014 at 2:01pm
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MrsGal,
      our whole family had great fun using my late parents' Beford CF pop top camper van. I hope that you have memorable and great times with yours.
   It was a 2.3 litre automatic. Resprayed in white over orange like a classic VW. Lovely to drive and use as a camper!

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Message posted by MrsGal on 24/5/2014 at 2:24pm
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Sounds fantastic dinkum! I'm not sure how to put a pic on or I would!


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Message posted by LobeyDosser on 24/5/2014 at 5:06pm
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We had a Bedford Advantura Campervan. It was a 7 berth job and was luxury on wheels.
The cooling system was rigged to run through a worm in the hot water tank so that even on the road, you had loads of hot water for washing.

On the downside, the Bedford engine was a bitch to work on as it is on a slope and the tappets are a PITA to set.

Also be careful if you have to replace the cylinder head gasket as the same "looking" engines have different heads and getting the right gasket can be a pain.

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Message posted by MrsGal on 24/5/2014 at 7:56pm
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I have showed Mr G your reply and he has read with interest thank you LobeyDosser

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Message posted by MrsGal on 09/6/2014 at 6:22pm
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Went yesterday to Essex to collect her and she is now sat on our drive...we absolutely love her! Despite her age she is ready to go although we are going to put our touch on it and bring a few things up to date...first trip in just over 4 weeks time to Northern France :)

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Message posted by gazmister123 on 10/6/2014 at 8:59pm
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Yay, glad you have collected her and are pleased, good to hear of some other young motorhomers too, (I am 30 )

Have a great time in France, me and the kids are off in July to the alps, via Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland , cannot wait

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Message posted by MrsGal on 10/6/2014 at 9:09pm
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Sounds like a fantastic trip Gazmister23! Hope you all have fun!

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