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  1. Gordven

    Coming Home

    We have been in Europe for 9 months now and are making our way back to the U.K. We are at Le Pin Parasol on the Vendee which is a fabulous site for €18 a night with ACSI and plenty of big pitches. We have the ferry booked Cherbourg to Poole at the end of the month and then straight round to see...
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    Broken down in France!

    Thor Windsport 2007. We were cruising along the motorway heading up to Limoges when we lost all engine power. Power steering and brakes went and the transmission brake light was on. Managed to pull over and get the red triangle out and was eventually towed off and after numerous phone calls to...
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    And we’re off - Update 3

    Well we’ve finally landed on the CCC rally at La Manga in Spain. Since setting off on 16th September and landing at Santander we’ve covered just over 2000 miles and learnt a lot! For instance Spain has great roads that are mainly empty with some fantastic places to visit - Burgos cathedral...
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    And we’re off! Update 2

    Just over 4 weeks since we left UK and we experienced our first rain yesterday. We’ve also learnt a few things too! Portugal has been great, came in from Salamanca in Spain to Guarda then onto Ferradourro on the coast which was a free stop just by a lovely beach. Then up to Porto for a few days...
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    And we’re off!

    It’s been a long time coming but we’re on our way! First stop Plymouth.
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    MOT Recommended

    Just had the RV MOT’d at Samson’s Garage in Avonmouth. I can really recommend them as they use a bit of common sense when it comes to things like the parking brake and they give a feeling of being trustworthy. :
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    MOT Recommended

    Just had the RV MOT’d at Samson’s Garage in Avonmouth. I can really recommend them as they use a bit of common sense when it comes to things like the parking brake and they give a feeling of being trustworthy. :
  8. Gordven

    Furnace on a timer

    Hi everybody, I thought that maybe some of you might be interested in a modification that I have made to the furnace thermostat. As we are living in the RV full time and still working it was a bit uncomfortable getting up at 5:45am with no heating on so I bought a 12volt digital timer from eBay...
  9. Gordven

    Loose windscreen

    Does anybody have any experience dealing with the likes of Autoglass, National Windscreens etc? We have a Thor A Class and the top near side corner of the windscreen has popped out of the rubber seal so phoned our local Autoglass who said they would send someone to look at it BUT they couldn’t...
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    Furnace not working properly

    Hi All, I have a 2007 Thor with an Atwood furnace model number 8535. To get the furnace to work I have to go outside and take off the access panel then turn the reset switch off and back on again and it goes through it’s warm up cycle and then it fires up. When it reaches the temperature set on...
  11. Gordven

    Habitation air-con

    Hi we have a 2007 Thor Windsport and the roof air-con is not very cold so can it be re-gassed like the cab air-con at the local garage or does it need a domestic air-con engineer?
  12. Gordven

    We're jumping in!

    So we sold our Trek within the first week of advertising it to the first person to see it - I consider that to be fortunate! Now we have bought our future home, a Thor Fourwinds A Class, and we have started the task of downsizing. This is starting to get tough now that we have got rid of the...
  13. Gordven

    RV in France

    Well we took the plunge and crossed the water into France. Took the ferry from Dover to Calais at a cost of £170 return. Just a note - you can't sleep on the docks any more and wild camping around Dover is limited. Stopped the first night on an aire at Le Touquet for 15 euros which was 10...
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    Virginal weekend!

    Well we travel to Harlech tomorrow (Friday) to take ownership of our first RV which is a Safari Trek. We have booked into a site and will spend the weekend getting to know our new - to us - baby and then on Sunday I will attempt to drive it home down through Wales to North Somerset. This is...
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