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PostSubject: Hi From Central Dorset   Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:33 pm

Hi Folks
Richard and Elspeth (and the brats x 3) here from near to Dorchester in Dorset.
Kids are getting older and time to get out in the world and have some fun!
We are folk musicians and therefore get around loads of festivals and gigs - and so are looking for a Braz Bay to complete the family. We have a Beetle Convertible otherwise known as Primrose - and we are looking to give her a big brother.
I've been reading through a load of posts and it is amazing how many similarities there are with all of us - we were one of the first Bongo owners in the Uk, then developed onto an Elgrande (Elgar) - which is 10 times more economical - but we are now hankering after a van that we really love - rather than just 4 wheels and an engine - which the imports have always been.
I test drove a van at Danbury about a year ago and they aren't the easiest drives are they (!) but it is like any drug eh! - we can't get it out our system and fate will work its ways - and we are bound to end up with a water cooled braz bay.
So - finally joined as it is inevitable that we will be t2 owners before the year is out - Elgar wil do for the time being but keeping our eyes peeled for our future T2.
What's the best get-together near us for VW van owners where Braz Bay owners will be around??

Cheers - looking forward to meeting you guys in the future
Rich + Els
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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Central Dorset   Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:47 pm

Hi n welcome Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Central Dorset   Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:15 pm

Hi & Welcome to the Forum
Look in the Meet Up section for future events
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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Central Dorset   Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:27 pm

Welcome to the club Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Central Dorset   Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:45 pm

Hello and welcome, have fun on your journey to getting a van, you'll certainly have fun journeys once you have him/her

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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Central Dorset   Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:17 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Central Dorset   Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:30 pm

Hi and welcome Richard / Elspeth....Have you tried the new direct drive steering or power steering options yet? Makes it easier to drive and park etc Very Happy Also a great show / event to go to is the Volksworld show in March....
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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Central Dorset   Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:12 pm

Yes as Jason suggests, if you don't mind spending a couple of hours in the car, the Volksworld Show would be ideal for you to come along to. That'll be the first get together of members from here, on our stand in the club area. You'll be able to ask any of us loads of questions and have a good look around some 'active' BraziBays, rather than showroom fresh ones. You should of course look at those too!

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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Central Dorset   Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:30 pm

Hi from Aldershot,

We bought Eva from SnailTrail - was intending to hire a van from them before deciding to buy but when Eva was wheeled out of the barn with a 'for sale' tag, we capitulated there and then and gave up our hard earned cash.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Central Dorset   Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:49 pm

@stoneyuk wrote:
Hi from Aldershot,

We bought Eva from SnailTrail - was intending to hire a van from them before deciding to buy but when Eva was wheeled out of the barn with a 'for sale' tag, we capitulated there and then and gave up our hard earned cash.

.... and you're lives have never been the same since. sunny

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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Central Dorset   Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:21 pm

Ho ho, how right you are!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Central Dorset   Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:47 pm

Hi Guys
Thanks for the welcomes - what a friendly bunch you all are!
Stoney - we used to live in Aldershot - had a little 2up2down in Elms Road in the middle of town - loved it. Elspeth grew up in Heath End and I'm originally from Pyrford!
Small world!
Anyway - I showed the boss (Elspeth) loads of vans (the Orange and Blue ones that are possibly for sale) - I think she seemed okay with both - but I could tell that she was holding back - her ideal would be a diamond in red or green - but as I'm not prepared to buy one direct from Danbury - then beggars can't be choosers! LOL
I just want to get our T2 sorted ready for the new Festival season!

Thanks again for your kind welcomes and I think Volkswold sounds like a bloomin' good idea.
Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Central Dorset   Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:54 pm

I don't know what your budget exactly is, but you'd be far better buying a used Kombi that is in decent condition and the spec you need kit-wise. Then if the paintjob doesn't suit - just spend a grand and get the lower half repainted.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Central Dorset   Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:23 pm


Hi Welcome Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Central Dorset   Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:10 pm

Hi from Bessy Blue.... flower
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PostSubject: Re: Hi From Central Dorset   Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:21 pm

Ahoy there me harties, and welcome to the good ship Brazibay Very Happy I'm based up near Glastonbury and the first show i know of this year is at Sandown park The Volksworld show. April brings VW action south west in Truro(13-15) and Dubs in the New forest(27-29). May has VanWest at Brean nr Burnham (11-13) Thats for starters, June and July Plymfest, RTS, bristol volksfest. if you need any more local(ish) events let me know. happy van hunting regards Gary and Jane pirat
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