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Old 11-24-2011, 11:54 AM   #1
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Just joined in on the club, Ive been r ving for 5 years now in the Uk France & Spain, I live in the uk so well used to dealing with narrow roads and big vehicles, in Fact living in the far south west of England doesnt get any tighter.
Looking forward to reading some of the comments and offering any assistance i can this side of the pond.

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Old 11-24-2011, 12:05 PM   #2
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Welcome and cheers. I'm sure others would like to hear about rv'ing over there. I know I would. So if you are so inclined, start a thread and post away.


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Old 11-24-2011, 12:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome. Ive got to get my head around how this works.
Ive a Four Winds Windsport 35 with a V 10 and Gas conversion, over here thats a good thing. I'll start a thread and join the fun
Chrissy, Mart and a westie called Wallace and a scottie aptly named Scott both 14
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Old 11-24-2011, 12:26 PM   #5
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Thanks for the welcome ! my ventures into the states have been Florida and Boston, unfortunately no where else, Have a good friend thats just moved over to akansas to live, sends photos back frequently.
Its easier for us to get into Europe from Here, you dont get too many big RV's in France.
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Hi Martyn, and welcome to IRV2! We're glad you joined us! Have fun & God bless on this Thanksgiving Day!
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Old 11-24-2011, 03:06 PM   #7
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HI Both
Gosh i forgot it was thanksgiving Day, i hope its been a good day for you both. Having an American RV and Mother ! its nice to make contact with folks that know how to get the best from them.
Our next big event is obviously Christmas and its getting closer by the day.
This year is our first christmas as Granparents so its even more special
Chrissy & Martyn Sanders
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Welcome Martyn & Chrissy,

We're ex-pat Brits living in Washington State, originally from Lansashire (Leyland). My brother lives in Plymouth, used to work for Westward TV, currently has a pub in the Barbican.

We're down for the winter now, though our climate here isn't too bad. You soon realise why Washington is the "Evergreen State" - its because the moss never dies off!

I'm not sure I'd want to run a 35-footer over there, particularly driving on the sidewalk side.

Hope to hear more stries of your travels.
Frank Damp -Anacortes, WA,(DW- Eileen)
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:53 AM   #9
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HI Both
Thanks for the response,sounds like your weather is just like the Cornish weather, warm & Damp, its been good of late, 16 Deg on the 25th November cant be bad for dear old England.
We're not far from your brothers place, i know the Barbican well used to work just around the corner.
My Mother is an American born & Bred in Detroit, came to UK in the Mining years with her parents, hence moving to Cornwall and the Tin Mines. Probably accounts for my love of the RV, we dont make anything thats as comfortable.
Driving here and Europe is not difficult and in fact in Cornwall there was a dealership Called "Itchy Feet" that supplied our last two vehicles,
Our Daughter produced our first grandson in July so we spent two months living in Bournemouth in the RV, great apartment, and im sure we will be repeating the journey many more times in the future.
Were planning our September trip on the Continent which weve done before, Taking in France and Spain, Possibly some of Portugal, Friends have just bought a 39' County Coach so its likely to be a convoy down to the Mediterrean.
US RV's are not a common sight in France and i dont believe there are any registered there so were a bit unusual, but attracts very positive comments.
Hope you guys had a great thanksgiving yesterday.
Keep well
Chrissy & Martyn.

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