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Discussion in 'MOTORHOME CHAT' started by ourcampersbeentrashed, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

    Apr 19, 2008
    East London
    Am suffering from severe withdrawal symptoms at the moment

    Cant do with out a motorhome for such a long period of time.

    Aint joking

    Missed 2 meets already and was so looking forward to the newark show but theres no chance of our motorhome being repaired in time.#

    We havent even had the samples for the replacement bathroom yet

    and they cant get a new back for it

    so gutted

    I feel like a caged animal like a prisoner who hasnt been convicted its a real weird feeling

    If we dont get to peterborough am gonna go insane!!!! and thats over a month away

    cant believe how lost we have felt without a mh

    its quite addictive

    do I need to declare my addiction am I going insane?????

    Wow theres nothing like freedom but gooodnessssss freedom curtailment is a bitter blow

    so what we gonna do when we are too old to drive
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  2. chesterfield hooligan

    chesterfield hooligan

    May 12, 2009
    :Rofl1: why not :Rofl1:

    :Rofl1: ask the insurance co :Rofl1:

    :Rofl1: for a rental :Rofl1:
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  3. Jim

    Jim Ringleader Staff Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    I hope your camping again soon Gail. We know how you feel. We went without a van for a year. We were in a bit of a mess and had to sell our beloved Autotrail Pullman so we could pay wages to our employees. That was a horrible 12 months. Totally skint with no van to escape in= no fun at all. Hopefully though, you'll be back on the road in no time:thumb:
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  4. Andrew G M

    Andrew G M

    Jun 15, 2012
    Thought this post was something to do with Catholicism !!:Laughing:
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  5. wizzer59

    wizzer59 Funster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Englishman in Mid Wales
    I have a tent you can borrow:BigGrin:
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  6. 1_man_and_his_dob(lo)

    1_man_and_his_dob(lo) Funster

    Feb 4, 2010
    Mid. Glamorgan, S. Wales
    Long-term members of this forum are already registered, so no need.

    Somebody needs to organise a motorhome show in Essex early in the year...

    ...or Jim needs to create the MHFun equivalent of a pop-up shop - dial an emergency number and the pop-up Funster meet gets delivered to your door. Not quite the same as getting away in the van, but you might not care:party2:

    (Hope it all gets sorted out as quickly as possible)
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  7. meanders

    meanders Funster - Life Member

    Jun 28, 2008
    Ipswich, Suffolk
    Our commiserations Gail. :cry:

    We were getting withdrawal symptoms having not been able to get away since New Year so took the old gal out to the seaside for the day last Sunday.

    Parked right by the beach at the Fluyders end at Felixstowe. The sea was dead flat. We respectively hobbled and walked along to the prom returning for a brew up.

    Actually ... we took two old Gal's. Bessie and Robin's Mum! :Rofl1:

    I think the suggestion of asking for a loan van has to be worth a follow-up with the insurance company. It's not your fault they can't get the parts.

    We'll raise one for you at Newark. :beer:
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  8. DuxDeluxe

    DuxDeluxe Funster

    Jul 10, 2008
    Here, there & everywhere
    Hi Gail, hope they manage to get things fixed sooner rather than later and hope they do a good job - that's a nice van. Where is it being fixed?
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  9. Pat4Neil

    Pat4Neil Funster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Gail sorry to hear about your addiction, no seriously though hope it gets sorted in time for you to get out and about soon
    regards Pat and Neil
  10. Jaws

    Jaws Funster

    Sep 26, 2008
    I am surprised at you ! I would have thought you of all people would have been all over the bloody insurance people telling them you need a vehicle to use..

    Claim that Tony suffers a mental health problem ( :Rofl1::Rofl1: ) and MUST get out and about due to severe depression or something !!! :thumb:
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  11. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

    Jan 5, 2008
    East Sussex 01-580-881288
    As I remember the accident was caused by someone backing into your van and as such they are totally liable for your loss and you are denied the use of the vehicle.

    In which case you should be entitled to hire a replacement at their cost until such time as yours is returned to you

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  12. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

    Apr 19, 2008
    East London
    Thanks for all your kind words and support xxxxxxxxxxxx

    Much as a rental would be great we havent been able to get one for the times we needed it. London is not the best place to find a motorhome to rent. Those we could find were so many miles away and had such high delivery and return charges that we felt we were taking advantage.
    Brilliant Andrew thanks for making me laugh xxxx

    Thanks for your kind offer Wizzer we have tents but unfortunately with my disabilities once I am on the floor it takes 4 to help me up hehehehe

    Thanks Peter and thanks to your staff for trying to help us out with a hire mh.

    We are currently waiting on further news from the repairers but it doesnt look like we will have it back before easter. Apparently the matching interior is also no longer available and we are waiting on samples so we can choose an alternative.

    And there we were thinking buying a newish vehicle was safe for parts etc.

    If there had been a decent hotel taking dogs near Newark we would have still attended but not found one.

    Will be asking the 3rd party insurers to pay for a replacement holiday at a dog friendly hotel or in a static for the easter holidays as if we dont get something booked next week there wont be anything left.

    The worst is just not meeting up with funsters xxxxxx we do miss you all hope you all had a great mothering sunday xxxx

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